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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by rooneypoo on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:13 am

    I think hockey fans just have a hard time with soccer. The game moves, comparatively, at a snail's pace, getting from one zone to another looks like a Herculean effort, goals are so rare, and the flopping can be rampant at times.

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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:18 am

    rooneypoo wrote:I think hockey fans just have a hard time with soccer. The game moves, comparatively, at a snail's pace, getting from one zone to another looks like a Herculean effort, goals are so rare, and the flopping can be rampant at times.

    If you have a rooting interest it goes fast. Think of hockey, let's say Ottawa is down by a goal for the whole game the minutes tick away faster and faster due to the urgency to tie it up. A tie game has the same effect if you're anxious for the win. That's how I see it anyway because I find that these matches just fly by.

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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by rooneypoo on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:47 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    rooneypoo wrote:I think hockey fans just have a hard time with soccer. The game moves, comparatively, at a snail's pace, getting from one zone to another looks like a Herculean effort, goals are so rare, and the flopping can be rampant at times.

    If you have a rooting interest it goes fast. Think of hockey, let's say Ottawa is down by a goal for the whole game the minutes tick away faster and faster due to the urgency to tie it up. A tie game has the same effect if you're anxious for the win. That's how I see it anyway because I find that these matches just fly by.

    I should have prefaced that statement with "I think many/some hockey fans..."

    For me, the game moves so incredibly slow on the field. The pace of hockey has created a relish for a game at a very different speed, for me.
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by hemlock on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:01 am

    rooneypoo wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    rooneypoo wrote:I think hockey fans just have a hard time with soccer. The game moves, comparatively, at a snail's pace, getting from one zone to another looks like a Herculean effort, goals are so rare, and the flopping can be rampant at times.

    If you have a rooting interest it goes fast. Think of hockey, let's say Ottawa is down by a goal for the whole game the minutes tick away faster and faster due to the urgency to tie it up. A tie game has the same effect if you're anxious for the win. That's how I see it anyway because I find that these matches just fly by.

    I should have prefaced that statement with "I think many/some hockey fans..."

    For me, the game moves so incredibly slow on the field. The pace of hockey has created a relish for a game at a very different speed, for me.

    It's more tactical though and has a different element that hockey does not: set pieces.
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by Ev on Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:43 pm

    ITALY ARE THROUGH TO THE SEMI-FINALS
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:00 am

    Holy crap! Had to read the alert on my BB twice yesterday... can't believe Italy is through. On penalty kicks no less. Next up for them is Germany. They will have their work cut out for them, that's for sure.

    Unbelievable.
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:03 am

    Portugal vs Spain in the other semi on Wed.

    Italy vs Germany on Thu.

    I can see a Germany vs Spain final... as most were predicting...
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:18 am

    shabbs wrote:Portugal vs Spain in the other semi on Wed.

    Italy vs Germany on Thu.

    I can see a Germany vs Spain final... as most were predicting...

    "Other" semi, my a$$. It's the only semi that matters.

    I predict Portugal v. Other (Insignificant) Team in the Finals.
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:11 am

    Well. Today's the day.
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:18 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:Well. Today's the day.
    Should be a good game. Hopefully. But, this is soccer after all.

    Wink
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:33 am

    shabbs wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:Well. Today's the day.
    Should be a good game. Hopefully. But, this is soccer after all.

    Wink

    This one could be a cracker.
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:36 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:Well. Today's the day.
    Should be a good game. Hopefully. But, this is soccer after all.

    Wink

    This one could be a cracker.
    A nil-nil cracker...
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:02 pm

    Seriously, this thing isn't over yet? It's dragging on longer than the Olympics.
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:05 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:Seriously, this thing isn't over yet? It's dragging on longer than the Olympics.

    You're dragging on longer than the Olympics. Stickman
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:50 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:Seriously, this thing isn't over yet? It's dragging on longer than the Olympics.
    The pretty ladies need time to rest in between games... all that flopping around and dramatics on the grass really take a toll on your ovaries...

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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:33 pm

    Go Spain!
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:38 pm

    0-0 after 90 mins... zzzzzzz
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    Re: UEFA Euro 2012

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:57 pm

    Yeah, you really need to be full on drunk to enjoy this.

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