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How Excited About the Upcoming World Cup?

Discussion in 'Colosseum' started by Aldeth the Foppish Idiot, May 28, 2010.

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Level of Interest on a scale of 1 to 5

  1. 1

    33.3%
  2. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3

    23.3%
  4. 4

    23.3%
  5. 5

    10.0%
  6. 10,000,000

    10.0%
  1. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

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

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    I was not aware of that.
     
  2. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    You learn something new every day.
     
  3. Caradhras

    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    I can't tell you how pissed I am at Thierry Henry for being so dishonest. It is a bloody shame...
     
  4. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Go the All Whites!
     
  5. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    Today's the big day! World Cup nerves well and truly set in. Just finished my night shift, I'm gonna grab a few hours shut eye, then ON IT!
     
  6. Harbourboy

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    It'll all be on. Until England go out on penalties (you know it will happen).
     
  7. nior Gems: 24/31
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    Pele, Beckham, Maradona, Ronaldo, football, soccer and goalie. I just know who and what they look like. Throw in the Bicycle Kick and that's basically everything I know about the sport. Well, looks like my rate is 1.
     
  8. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    In all likelihood. You have to keep the faith though.

    What about this US World Cup reporting fail?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 8people

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    [​IMG] Dear gods tell me that is photoshopped...
     
  10. Barmy Army

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    Probably not.
     
  11. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

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

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    No wonder why we stink at soccer - our team cannot even be counted on to show up on the correct continent.

    Possibly photoshopped.

    More like an intern pulled the wrong stock photo.

    Of course, more than one person had to see that graphic before it was aired, and so multiple people missed it.
     
  12. Harbourboy

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    Hmm, 2 draws. Now I remember what the World Cup is actually like. England definitely going out on penalties.
     
  13. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Mildly excited, our new coach seems to be a competent one. He's very down-to-earth, I like that :) IIRC this will be the Dutch first tournament without van der Sar and I'm wondering if the new goalies can fill his shoes.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for North Korea btw, go commies! :D
     
  14. dmc

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    At lunch, one of the TV's was playing Uruguay v. France. I tried to watch but found that I couldn't focus on it with all of the people dropping to the ground crying about their boo-boo's and the fact that it was at 82 miunutes and counting when I left with a 0-0 score.

    Re-confirms my "1" status on this poll.
     
  15. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    You watched the wrong one, SA vs. Mexico was much better.
     
  16. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    To be fair to the Americans, some of the games in the tournament will be pretty dull, like the Uruguay - France game turned out to be. You're probably better off tuning in to the USA games - at least you'll be cheering for one of the teams.
     
  17. Splunge

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    To quote a great line I read in our local paper today:

    Soccer is a lot like going to a cheesy disco. You sweat a lot and no one ever scores.

    :p
     
  18. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    It seems we need some clarification...

    Football = AWESOME!

    Rugby = almost as awesome, waaaay more violent

    Soccer = Futball = no hands, no tackling, no scores over 10, and drunken riots fueled by all the boredom in-between goals in which the fans get totally wasted (because, let's face it, there's not much else to do :p )


    Now, with the fine details between those sports finally put to rest, here's my take on the USA vs England game tomorrow.

    The Americans will enter the field as the underdog. England will take an early lead, crushing the American's hopes for a time. But after the 1st half, the Americans will rally together, and fight their way back to a tied game. Both teams will remain locked in a vicious tie for most of the 2nd half. Finally, within the last 5 minutes or so, the English players will spot the French team in the stands...sitting only a few rows back from the field. They're not doing anything...just sitting and watching the game. It is at this point that the US team will score several goals within the last few remaining minutes of the game...sending the English packing.


    Hmmm...now that I think of it, I think I may have heard a story vaguely similar awhile back. Bah, no matter... :p :evil: :p
     
  19. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    You're right, Kitrax. Rugby Union and Rugby League are awesome. And any predictions of tied scorelines are a pretty good bet as well.

    Go the All Whites!
     
  20. Barmy Army

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    Ignorance seems to be catching. If you don't like football, feel free to piss off out of the thread whenever you like boys.

    South Africa vs Mexico was a cracker. That goal from Tshabalala will be a contender for goal of the tournament, absolute belter!
     
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