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1812014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:25 pm

Ev


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NEELY wrote:
wprager wrote:
NEELY wrote:Only North Americans can find a reason to rip the most popular sport on the planet because of their issues with it, lol.  99% of the people on this planet believe the sport is fine the way it is and those same 99% could really care less about North American's opinions on it.

I felt the same way when I was living in Moscow.  I played soccer (mostly goalie, since I couldn't run for an hour) but hockey was and still is more fun to watch.

I also lived in Italy for a year and a half, and didn't see *any* hockey.  And it was *still* better.

I'm not as North American as you think.

I was talking more about the talk shows that say "yah if we cared or the game was better we would be the best" mostly US, some Canada.  The complaints in this thread are very similar in terms of the North American views on the game.

well the US isn't wrong when they say that. If soccer was the #1 sport, they'd be up there. Not the best, but they'd be up there.

THere's so many sports in the US and basketball/football/baseball is KING

1822014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:56 pm

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Ev wrote:it's popular because it's cheap and easy to play. Kind of like basketball in the ghettos.

also, not a lot of rules, not very confusing.

My kid took a refereeing course last summer. I'm not sure I agree with you, there.

1832014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:00 pm

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Ev wrote:
NEELY wrote:
wprager wrote:
NEELY wrote:Only North Americans can find a reason to rip the most popular sport on the planet because of their issues with it, lol.  99% of the people on this planet believe the sport is fine the way it is and those same 99% could really care less about North American's opinions on it.

I felt the same way when I was living in Moscow.  I played soccer (mostly goalie, since I couldn't run for an hour) but hockey was and still is more fun to watch.

I also lived in Italy for a year and a half, and didn't see *any* hockey.  And it was *still* better.

I'm not as North American as you think.

I was talking more about the talk shows that say "yah if we cared or the game was better we would be the best" mostly US, some Canada.  The complaints in this thread are very similar in terms of the North American views on the game.

well the US isn't wrong when they say that. If soccer was the #1 sport, they'd be up there. Not the best, but they'd be up there.

THere's so many sports in the US and basketball/football/baseball is KING

Maybe, maybe not. I question the reasoning "we aren't the best because we don't care but if we did we would be".

1842014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:01 pm

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wprager wrote:
Ev wrote:it's popular because it's cheap and easy to play. Kind of like basketball in the ghettos.

also, not a lot of rules, not very confusing.

My kid took a refereeing course last summer.  I'm not sure I agree with you, there.

Such as what?

The rules are fairly simple. Only confusing thing at first is offsides.

1852014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:13 pm

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Intentional vs accidental biting...

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1862014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:05 pm

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Last two games...

Third place game: NED vs BRA on Saturday - 4:00pm ET

For all the marbles: ARG vs GER on Sunday - 3:00pm ET

1872014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:53 pm

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Go Orange crush!!!


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1882014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:10 pm

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tim1_2 wrote:Penalty kicks are so Cussing stupid. I love the idea of soccer, but with all the ridiculous diving and absurd penalty kicks to decide games, it's really Cussing stupid. No idea how people put up with this.

Here's the thing with soccer though... if you don't have those penalty kicks the game may never end.

Just make it continuous sudden-death OT with more substitutions allowed.  Nobody complains about NHL playoff games that go into triple-OT.  With soccer, guys would get exhausted and a defensive breakdown would lead to a goal sooner rather than later.  

It's a little different, if teams get tired they will fall back, not attack.  Soccer is about the only game that hasn't changed in the last 100 years, won't start now.

Did players fake injuries every time another player came near them 100 years ago?

1892014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:02 am

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Flippy flop flop....

1902014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:30 pm

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2-0 Netherlands. Brazil's woes continue. May be they should just bite someone.


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1912014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:17 pm

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3-0 Orange crush for third place!!!


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1922014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:43 pm

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#BrazilFail

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1932014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:48 am

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GER vs ARG @ 3:00pm ET today.

GO GERMANY GO!!!

1942014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:15 pm

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Kramer got his bell rung.


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1952014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:26 pm

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Romero channeling his inner Lehner.


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1962014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:28 pm

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wprager wrote:Kramer got his bell rung.
Flying knee kick to the chin. Heh heh.

1972014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:33 pm

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Off the bench to score in extra time... crazy... 1-0 Germany 1 minute remaining in added time....

1982014 FIFA World Cup - Page 13 Empty Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:59 pm

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Favourites win. Bookies happy. Football darling gets MVP. What a joke.

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