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Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by Annotated » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:24 pm

You know, like the ones we get around the Super Bowl where people complain about it and brag about how they aren't going to watch it?

Is it because the Super Bowl is much bigger than the World Cup?

I know all you fuckers aren't watching it.
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Post by VinnyD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:29 pm

Flora,had one about how she was bored with it, during the group round.

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Post by DCComic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:31 pm

I'm watching the football for the first time in more than 10 years.
Is the Super Bowl a tournament? What countries enter?
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by strife » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:33 pm

This is an anti-World Cup thread.
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Post by Annotated » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:33 pm

DCComic wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Is the Super Bowl a tournament?
It's a game.
What countries enter?
Only the best ones.
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by DCComic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:35 pm

Annotated wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Only the best ones.
OK.
Allowing your bias one'll be the USA.
Who else?
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by Annotated » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:36 pm

strife wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:33 pm
This is an anti-World Cup thread.
No, it's not.

It's a question thread.

Another question: How often do you find that "Fargo smart" doesn't equal actual smart in the real world? It must be at least several times a day, am I right?
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by Annotated » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:37 pm

DCComic wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Annotated wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Only the best ones.
OK.
Allowing your bias one'll be the USA.
Who else?
That's all.

I mean ... who else could there be?
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Post by DCComic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:39 pm

So you're comparing a domestic match with an international tournament?
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by strife » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:40 pm

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Post by ManchVegas » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:43 pm

I actually watched it while I was having a pedicure! Lol. I know that sounds lame but I can't trim my own toe nails in my current condition. They were nasty and getting to be daggers. The family that owns "Pretty Nails" must be from another country because all TV screens had it on. They were cheering and high fiving. I explained that as Americans we don't really watch this but didn't miind if they kept it on.

BTW, Guys. Get a fucking pedicure. I had no idea how pleasurable the experience is. They really clean your feet. I was surprised how much nasty dead skin etc. they removed. I was ambivilent spending 20 bucks on something like that, given my current financial condition but it was money well spent. I have foot model feet now. I would post a pic if I knew how.
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by muthafunky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm

I like to watch the 2 minute highlights of the interesting plays.

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Post by DCComic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:20 pm

muthafunky wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm
I like to watch the 2 minute highlights of the interesting plays.
Do you like Reader's Digest condensed books too?
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Post by muthafunky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:25 pm

I might if they were about soccer

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Post by DCComic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:28 pm

I don't think you'd enjoy cricket.
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Post by harry_flashman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:32 pm

Is there a reason why Americans like boring sports. The superbowl is truly awful.
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by VinceFoster » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:40 pm

Because Meryl Streep would never say “soccer isn’t art” to raise the morale of her buddies at the academy awards.

I would just leave this sort of stuff to the Meryl Streeps and Korgys of the world. I think its pretty important to them.
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Post by ManchVegas » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:52 pm

At then end of the day you could dismiss all sport.

Nascar: Your'e just paying good money to watch cars drive around in circles.

Golf: Who wants to watch people putt balls into a plastic cup?

Etc.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:54 pm

Ryder Cup!

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Post by eric84 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:54 pm

muthafunky wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm
I like to watch the 2 minute highlights of the interesting plays.
But 3 hours of the Seattle Seahawks? Yikes.
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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 pm

Fluffermunky wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm
I like to watch the 2 minute highlights of the interesting plays.
What do they show during the other 1:30?
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by eric84 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 pm

Moethebartender wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 pm
Fluffermunky wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm
I like to watch the 2 minute highlights of the interesting plays.
What do they show during the other 1:30?
Detroit Lion highlights for the last 50 years?
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:04 pm

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Post by muthafunky » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 am

Moethebartender wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 pm
Fluffermunky wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm
I like to watch the 2 minute highlights of the interesting plays.
What do they show during the other 1:30?


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Post by Moethebartender » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:00 am

Heh, I love that clip.
Korky wrote:i remember being on Samothraki island is 2003 and apologizing for being an American under Bush II.
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Post by korgy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:22 am

VinceFoster wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:40 pm
I would just leave this sort of stuff to the Meryl Streeps and Korgys of the world. I think its pretty important to them.
have no idea what this means, but i rather like soccer. was on a team when i was a kid, long before it was a "thing" in the US. because i lived near a military base, some of my friends had lived in Germany and some had lived in England. we called ourselves the "Adidas" -- pronounced "AH-di-DAS", like the Germans -- right when Adidas were being introduced to the US in the 1970s. in order to be on the team, you had to wear a pair of Adidas.

so you dont know what you're talking about, as is often the case.
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Post by Moethebartender » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:28 am

Heh. Priceless.
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Post by VinceFoster » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:29 am

Korgy liked soccer before it was cool.
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Post by muthafunky » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:57 am

I was the first white man to shit on a soccer pitch

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Post by Flobster! » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:06 am

"An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes, but if you tally up the time when the ball is actually in play, the action amounts to a mere 11 minutes."

Why I don't watch American football.
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Post by Moethebartender » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:11 am

Flabster wrote:Why I don't watch American football.
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Post by muthafunky » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:29 am

So easy to provoke the Euros and their subjects

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Post by Godjira » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:36 am

Soccer and hockey- too little scoring

Basketball- too much scoring!

(American) football and baseball- just right!
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Post by ManchVegas » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:38 am

Muthafunky, who is your avatar? I know I'm showing my age by not knowing but truth be told he's really hot and I've been using him as wank bank material.
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The Kurgan from Highlander. A movie from the 80s so an old fart like you should know him.

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Scrubb is in love with him.

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Post by ManchVegas » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:24 am

He's so fucking hot. Reminds of a straight guy I sucked off behind a dumpster in an alley in downtown Manchester NH years ago. He was so fucking straight and
nasty. He was like "Thanks faggot and happy 4th of July." as he spat on me.

That's always puzzled me. Straight guys that seek out gay sex and then treat you like shit. We just had the most personal of human interactions and that's how you thank me?
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You should have kicked his ass.
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Post by harry_flashman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:53 am

Nobody watches American football outside of America because it’s shit. fat men in tights having lots of meetings. And what with all that gay padding? Too soft to play a real mans game.
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Post by VinceFoster » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:14 am

harry_flashman wrote:
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Nobody watches American football outside of America because it’s shit. fat men in tights having lots of meetings. And what with all that gay padding? Too soft to play a real mans game.
So you hate yourself for staring at their asses.

You're not alone. A lot if banjo playing murkan rednecks have the same problem.

Its why they prefer NASCAR. You can't even see the driver's asses, so impure thoughts are more easily kept at bay.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:21 am

muthafunky wrote:
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I was the first white man to shit on a soccer pitch
Challenged!

Date and time?

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Post by Flobster! » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:22 am

I don't get why Americans aren't into watching rugby. Similar game but no padding and it doesn't keep stopping for extended breaks.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:25 am

Because they couldn't cope with a country with 4 million people being world champions.

Oh wait...

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Post by EMG » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:28 am

Soccer wasn't a thing in the US in the 70's? Weird because my dad played pro soccer in Miami in the 70's.

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Post by harry_flashman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:31 am

No I hate it because its shit and the rest of the world agrees. To an outsider it is boring. Who wants to watch endless tedious meetings discussing the same old repetitious plays. Real football is a great game occasionally ruined by professional cheats. American football is a snooze fest made even more boring by the extreme commercialisation that characterises all aspects of American life. If I showed a picture of the most famous American footballers to any child in SE Asia they wouldn’t know who it was. Americans don’t like the World Cup because the entire world is enjoying a huge party but their involvement is completely peripheral.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:31 am

Pele played in America in the 70s

Everyone did

George Best. ..

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:36 am

To say no one watches American Football outside of America is bullshit too.

The times aren't great and no one wants to watch recorded games.

Highlights are just touchdowns.

You want to see the play in real time.

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Post by VinceFoster » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:41 am

Korgy is probably referring to the huge grass roots recreational soccer movement that occurred later. It went from fringe to YUGE.

I'm sure that many of the parents who decided that soccer would be their child's first sport were Meryl Streep/Korgy types that wanted their kids to be "more international" and to keep them segregated from the artless brutes playing football.

Others were probably thinking "let him run his ass off now, it'll pay off when he goes on to play QB or short-stop".
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Post by harry_flashman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:47 am

American football is a niche market. Any popularity is down to American global reach but nothing can disguise the face that it’s a snooze fest. I remember when the yanks tipped up in Iraq try to peddle baseball. How did that work out? WWE is probably the prominent American ‘sport’ in this part of the world which tells you all you need to know.
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Re: Why are there No Anti World Cup Threads?

Post by EMG » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:52 am

Japan and Korea took to baseball pretty well. Basketball is #1 in the Philippines, which is funny given the average height here.

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