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Another Reason not to like Soccer

Discussion in 'Colosseum' started by dmc, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Actually, depending on your view this may be a reason to like it. Where else do you get a coach claiming his team lost because it was STRUCK BY LIGHTNING?

    I mean, c'mon, I'm a jock so I've heard a ton of excuses (and used several) in my life for why people lose -- but I have never, ever, heard anyone break out the struck by lightning excuse. Gotta hand it to the N. Koreans, as there's no way to verify it given their secrecy.

    However, let's throw them a bone and assume it's true. Wouldn't you yank your team off the field after the first one was hit by lightning? Even if we go Caddyshack here and figure -- oh, the heavy stuff isn't coming down for a while and, after all, that girl was only so-so anyway, it would seem to me the second or third strike would make you call it a day.

    Just sayin'.
    :lol:
     
  2. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    [​IMG] The article implied it was one strike that injured multiple people, which is possible but unlikely.

    Then again seeing how many times my mother has been hit by lightning :shake:
     
  3. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    :lol: Well, maybe he was saying that one lightning strike got all five of them. (I don't know - maybe they were all touching the goal or something...)

    EDIT: Ninja-ed by 8!
     
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    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    That'll teach them to be running around a field, instead of in the kitchen making me a sandwich!
     
  5. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Don't confuse my Caddyshack take off with facts please. :p
     
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    I clicked on the link as saw the pictures right away. Heck, it looks more like a picture of girls in white uniform celebrating while a bunch of guys in red looking disgusted. And then it dawned to me it's Women's World Cup. :p
     
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    The stupiest excuse that I have ever heard, comes from a basketball coach. He claimed that his team was defeated because the ball in this game was Molten and not Spalding :lol:.
     
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    Or perhaps God is a fan of the USWNT. :D
     
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