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Re: Futbol

Unread post by O Really » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:50 pm

Just can't get any traction on this thread, can you m'friend?
You know it's low interest when even Homo doesn't show up to abuse you over watching guys with tight asses in short pants run around sweaty. :lol:

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Unread post by JTA » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:26 pm

I never was a big sports fan, but watching the world cup is pretty cool.

Those guys take a beating man. Every 10 minutes there's two dudes lying on the ground in agonizing pain like someone just kicked them in the balls and chopped off a finger. Then five minutes later they're up running at full blast again like nothing happened. They must have balls of steel.

It's like watching Nascar only for the wrecks.
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Re: Futbol

Unread post by O Really » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:26 pm

Vrede wrote:The dives do suck but at least it's 90 minutes of actual play over 2 hours rather than American football's 16 minutes of actual play over 3-4 hours.
http://blueridgedebate.com/viewtopic.ph ... ay+#p34011
It's a shame that football and "futbol" (and its variations) have similar names. The games are nothing similar. Reminds me of George Carlin's comparison of football and baseball.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhN1ExFCXNA

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Unread post by JTA » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:39 pm

Vrede wrote:The dives do suck but at least it's 90 minutes of actual play over 2 hours rather than American football's 16 minutes of actual play over 3-4 hours.
http://blueridgedebate.com/viewtopic.ph ... ay+#p34011
Yeah I totally agree. I can't watch American football. It's fun to play, but boring as hell to watch. I'd rather watch soccer, hockey, or nascar any day.

The thing about these world cup games that I especially like are the fake injuries. Gives you something to laugh at in addition to the action.
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Unread post by O Really » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:13 pm

JTA wrote:
Yeah I totally agree. I can't watch American football. It's fun to play, but boring as hell to watch. I'd rather watch soccer, hockey, or nascar any day.
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Yeah, watching NFL or college football on live TV is boring. I usually set TiVo for when the game begins, then start running it about an hour later. Skip through the boring spots and most ads. It's more of a participatory process than just sitting there through re-play after re-play and endless yakking, but a lot more enjoyable experience.

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Unread post by O Really » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:23 pm

Speaking of games that aren't futbol, and are more interesting, did you guys know there's a major league lacrosse (MLL) team in Charlotte (the Hounds). They're playing the New York Lizards tonight. The Hounds are in 5th place (out of 8), but the season is young.

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Unread post by Mr.B » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:28 pm

The Darker side of The World Cup in Brazil

36 Images that show what else is going on behind the scenes in Brazil.

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Unread post by rstrong » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:44 pm

I don't follow sports, so I don't pretend to understand football.

But why is one of the players from Uruguay wearing a dog cone?

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Unread post by rstrong » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:18 pm

Vrede wrote:France > Germany 1-0
On that one I'm just waiting to see if France lasts 90 minutes to beat their WWII record.

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Unread post by rstrong » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:28 pm

Vrede wrote:As Det.Thorn says, Canadians are French, too.
Yup. Our hatemonger-in-residence just made a similar claim over in the Hobby Lobby thread. Just to put that into context:

France bankrolled the American revolution, arming the colonists and providing entire French armies plus ships to assist, plus the leadership of General Lafayette, General de Rochambeau, Admiral de Grasse, and Admiral de Latouche Tréville. A few years later the War of 1812 was a side show for the Napoleonic wars, with the US backing France, the French side ultimately defeated. France played a major role in the creation of the country.

But in Canada, the French (government, troops) were defeated and expelled.

Then there's the Louisiana Purchase - pretty much the entire mid-west from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, formerly French territory. If having former French territory in Canada makes us French, then the same goes for the US. The same could be said with regarding Spain.

The US has a bigger claim to being French than we do.

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Unread post by rstrong » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:49 pm

Brazil right now:
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Unread post by O Really » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:46 pm

Yeah, that's cool. I saw Arsenal play Man U in England a few years ago. No real interest in the game, but I wanted the experience of Premier League. It was worth it. Unlike some other things I've done just to have the experience... ice fishing comes to mind. Hauling ass on an ATV across the desert in Baha, one the other hand - waaaay better than Arsenal.

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Unread post by O Really » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:25 pm

Vrede wrote:. . . except for the Baja desert flora and fauna.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:32 pm

rstrong, congrats on beating China in this Women's World Cup being played in Canada! This site gives Canada the 4th best odds of winning it all, US is #2.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Unread post by rstrong » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:27 pm

Vrede too wrote:rstrong, congrats on beating China in this Women's World Cup being played in Canada! This site gives Canada the 4th best odds of winning it all, US is #2.
Thanks!

Apparently a bunch of the games will be held here in Winnipeg.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:42 pm

Gonna check any out?
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Unread post by rstrong » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:25 pm

Vrede too wrote:Gonna check any out?
Nope. I've never been a sports fan.

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Re: Futbol

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:11 pm

The spectacle can be worth it, even if one's not that into the sport. Maybe a Latin American or southern European game.
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Re: Futbol

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:28 pm

Vrede too wrote:... This site gives Canada the 4th best odds of winning it all, US is #2.
Germany #1, Japan #3 (?!), France tied for #4.

O Canada, go Canada!
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