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Thread: Why the U.S. is not enamored of the World Cup

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    j2k4's Avatar en(un)lightened
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    The World Cup is the metric system in short pants.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I don't think shorts would make a good measurement system.
    It's hot in Topeka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DorisInsinuate
    I don't think shorts would make a good measurement system.
    Yes, well, there is that.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I thought they used imperial measurements in soccer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese
    I thought they used imperial measurements in soccer.
    I thought the same, but then just figured I must have missed j2's point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    The World Cup is the metric system in short pants.
    After seeing the officiating in the WC, I am SingTFU about the officiating in the NFL and NBA.

    I saw how Wayne Rooney got bumped out of game because of Ronaldo's clearly fake whining. (hats off to England for no doiving and whining)

    I saw how France beat Portugal as a result of a call which resulted in a penalty kick which was the only fucking score in the game. The one score, not the call, is why we aren't enamored.

    As I said before, the highlights for a soccer game are summed up in short time by the menial scores and numerous penalties. Sports like basketball and football usually have to have a person weeding out certain highlights to fit time constraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman™
    Sports like basketball and football usually have to have a person weeding out certain highlights to fit time constraints.
    Yeah, it'd be same if they did highlights of soccer games in the local park.

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    From Reuters
    On the pitch, there were too few goals, too few great matches, too few great players, too few upsets and too little goalmouth action.

    There were too many fouls and too much blatant cheating by players -- in particular diving and feigning injury to earn unfair free kicks and penalties, all unchecked and sometimes even encouraged by coaches.

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    There was actually a fair number of goals scored and some fairly good matches. Holland and Portugal were the main divers and fakers most of the rest had their occasional Prima Donna moments but nothing serious. The Italy US game was largely down to a bad ref.

    On the whole it was an enjoyable footie fest.

    I think though that there has been far more coverage of the event in the US this time - must be all those Mexicans
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    The World Cup is the metric system in short pants.
    Ok i will try to explain this very simply.

    Machismo comes from within, that is why Italy won.

    It's not about ego.

    Get it?

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