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Monday, June 12, 2006 6:54 AM

GIXXER


http://football.guardian.co.uk/worldcup2006

The "minute by minute" reports are nothing short of works of art.

And it's Football, not "Saccer".

USA v Czech Republic playing right now.

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“The US commentator just informed us "The field is 5 feet above ground level " reports Michale Broe. “This is such an unfair advantage to the Czechs who are known to be better in the air.”

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Monday, June 12, 2006 7:25 AM

DAVESHAYNE


It's pronounced sahcer not saccer and the sport will never make inroads into the US market untill you silly othercountrians start calling it by it's rightfull name. Also see what you can do about changing the FIFA anthem. SynthEuroDisco is so not gonna fly stateside.

David

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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:06 AM

SIMONWHO


As the world's most popular sport, we can live without the US market. In fact, most of us are quite glad you can't contaminate the game (that is, your marketing guys)!


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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:13 AM

CHOO1701


Quote:

Originally posted by daveshayne:
It's pronounced sahcer not saccer and the sport will never make inroads into the US market untill you silly othercountrians start calling it by it's rightfull name. Also see what you can do about changing the FIFA anthem. SynthEuroDisco is so not gonna fly stateside.

David

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Actually its called "Football" for a reason i've never quote understood

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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:17 AM

TAYEATRA


Quote:

Originally posted by daveshayne:
It's pronounced sahcer not saccer and the sport will never make inroads into the US market untill you silly othercountrians start calling it by it's rightfull name. Also see what you can do about changing the FIFA anthem. SynthEuroDisco is so not gonna fly stateside.

David

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...So...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you haven't seen the final score for USA match. Nice try guys but lets face it... you're just not good at football (soccer if you insist!)

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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:18 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:
As the world's most popular sport, we can live without the US market.



You say that but you know you don't really mean it. You can't wait to get ahold of our filthy spectating lucre. Don't try to deny it.



David

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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:18 AM

TAYEATRA


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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:25 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by Tayeatra:
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you haven't seen the final score for USA match. Nice try guys but lets face it... you're just not good at football (soccer if you insist!)



No I saw the score. About what one would expect from a country that pays it's benchwarmers in other sports better than it's star soccer players.

David

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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:41 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


Quote:

Choo 1701 wrote:

Actually its called "Football" for a reason i've never quote understood.




The U.S call football 'soccer', because it's a shortened version of the term 'Association football.' (Football was managed/organised differently in the U.S or something.)

I saw it on a documentary a long time ago.

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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:58 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by CosmicFugitive:
Quote:

Choo 1701 wrote:

Actually its called "Football" for a reason i've never quote understood.




The U.S call football 'soccer', because it's a shortened version of the term 'Association football.'



That plus many of us Americans are rather fond of this other sport that we call football and it would confuse sportscasters to no end to have two rather different sports with the same name.

David

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Monday, June 12, 2006 9:12 AM

ZISKER


Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:
As the world's most popular sport, we can live without the US market. In fact, most of us are quite glad you can't contaminate the game (that is, your marketing guys)!




Actually, I think you've hit the nail on the head right there. The 'real' reason that "soccer" isn't popular in the US is because it doesn't lend itself to the kind of heavy ad-spot volume that "football", baseball, basketball or hockey do. I love "soccer" because it's a fast-paced game even if it isn't "high scoring" and I've never bought that it's "too boring" for American audiences. I think it's the Networks and Advertisers that continue to ignore it because they don't stand to make as much cash.

I also think part of the problem lies with the fact that Americans hate the idea of not having a winning team. We don't like being second-rate at anything and our men's team, while getting stronger, isn't shooting to the top. (Our women's team, on the other hand . . .but let's face it, in our sexist society that doesn't matter)

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Monday, June 12, 2006 9:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:
As the world's most popular sport, we can live without the US market. In fact, most of us are quite glad you can't contaminate the game (that is, your marketing guys)!




You can say that again i think 100% of the world plays football even though it might not be their first national sport.

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Monday, June 12, 2006 11:53 AM

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Monday, June 12, 2006 12:20 PM

SIMONWHO


Do you give it a stupid new haircut every three months? Does it have a brown/orange partner? Have you had any long term problems with its metatarsals?

Every few years the American proposals for football surface their heads: "Bigger goals! Divide the match into quarters! No goalkeepers!" and they are politely debated and discussed and then the Americans are thanked for their time and leave the boardroom, which mysteriously bursts into laughter on their departure.

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Monday, June 12, 2006 2:13 PM

SAVEWASH

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Quote:

Originally posted by Zisker:

Actually, I think you've hit the nail on the head right there. The 'real' reason that "soccer" isn't popular in the US is because it doesn't lend itself to the kind of heavy ad-spot volume that "football", baseball, basketball or hockey do. I love "soccer" because it's a fast-paced game even if it isn't "high scoring" and I've never bought that it's "too boring" for American audiences. I think it's the Networks and Advertisers that continue to ignore it because they don't stand to make as much cash.



Oh, I don't know. I just heard one of my co-workers today wonder out loud how I could stand to watch a game that's "two hours that ends in a scoreless tie." Some Americans are still unenlightened and DO think it's "too boring." I wish they'd give it a real chance. I had trouble enjoying it until I learned more about what I'm watching, and now I can appreciate the fantastic moves made by the players, even if they don't always result in a goal. Of course, I'm also a baseball fan and a lot of Americans think that's boring, too.

I guess it's their loss. I'll be watching, though!


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Monday, June 12, 2006 2:20 PM

REDLAVA


I find it somewhat boring was well, about the only time I watch it is during the World Cup, or the few times the MLS is on the Ocho on those slow sports days. I need a reaso to watch and the World Cup is more than enough reason, even if we do suck.

And if I am not mistaken, many of our players play for European teams. So we can't be that bad.

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Monday, June 12, 2006 2:22 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:
Every few years the American proposals for football surface their heads: "Bigger goals! Divide the match into quarters! No goalkeepers!" and they are politely debated and discussed and then the Americans are thanked for their time and leave the boardroom, which mysteriously bursts into laughter on their departure.



If this is the same board that thought penalty kick tie breakers was a good idea they got no cause to be acting superior.

David

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Monday, June 12, 2006 2:48 PM

MPHILLIPS


Quote:

Originally posted by Tayeatra:
Quote:

Originally posted by daveshayne:
It's pronounced sahcer not saccer and the sport will never make inroads into the US market untill you silly othercountrians start calling it by it's rightfull name. Also see what you can do about changing the FIFA anthem. SynthEuroDisco is so not gonna fly stateside.

David

"Not completely as well as the series of Firefly..." - From a review of Serenity at amazon.de



...So...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you haven't seen the final score for USA match. Nice try guys but lets face it... you're just not good at football (soccer if you insist!)

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yeah but we got girls who take their tops off when they score :)

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Monday, June 12, 2006 8:09 PM

CHOO1701


Quote:

Originally posted by daveshayne:
Quote:

Originally posted by CosmicFugitive:
Quote:

Choo 1701 wrote:

Actually its called "Football" for a reason i've never quote understood.




The U.S call football 'soccer', because it's a shortened version of the term 'Association football.'



That plus many of us Americans are rather fond of this other sport that we call football and it would confuse sportscasters to no end to have two rather different sports with the same name.

David

"Not completely as well as the series of Firefly..." - From a review of Serenity at amazon.de



Ah yes, Rugby, but with armour

And of course Australian Rules Football, now THATS very intersting, and unique



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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:51 AM

FROMTHEDARK


I apologise to footy fans (Aussies and others (AFL)) but i really hate the game, the season drives me nuts, im not much of and american football fan either, runnin up a field to put a ball on the ground never appealed to me and im aware im treading dangerous waters here (sorry), but soccer/football i dont really mind, prefer to play than watch but i gotta say Australia's win over Japan was awesome!



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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2:27 AM

JOHNBOY


Quote:

Originally posted by FromtheDark:
I apologise to footy fans (Aussies and others (AFL)) but i really hate the game, the season drives me nuts, im not much of and american football fan either, runnin up a field to put a ball on the ground never appealed to me and im aware im treading dangerous waters here (sorry), but soccer/football i dont really mind, prefer to play than watch but i gotta say Australia's win over Japan was awesome!





Whoah! Reading that I can only assume that you *were* sitting up until 1am in the morning to see the Aussies rub Japan's nose in it! Coz, really, that paragraph made no sense at all.

Holding the laptop upside down...tipping it on it's side....nope - still doesn't make any sense.

Still...go you good thing! Whoo-hoo!! 3-1!!

Back to earth again in 3 day's time but, still, 3-1..Whoo-hoo!!

Cheers,
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:33 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by Choo1701:
Ah yes, Rugby, but with armour



You know we wear the armor because back when we played rugby without it people kept dieing right?



David

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 10:26 AM

CHOO1701


Quote:

Originally posted by daveshayne:
Quote:

Originally posted by Choo1701:
Ah yes, Rugby, but with armour



You know we wear the armor because back when we played rugby without it people kept dieing right?



David

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You know we get on perfectly fine without the armour. (No dieing or anything, and there's such thing as a "Gum Sheild")

Strangely Rugby players ad Fans arn't the sort to go around picking fights with over clubs/countrys/fans....

and: oooo....Brazil are winning

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:55 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by Choo1701:
You know we get on perfectly fine without the armour.



well of course you do. You don't play as hard as we do.



David

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:29 PM

SIKKUKUT


Quote:

Originally posted by Choo1701:
You know we get on perfectly fine without the armour. (No dieing or anything, and there's such thing as a "Gum Sheild")



What the heck is a gum shield?

I knew a rugby player here in the States. He and 3 of his buddies would go to basketball games and rearrange small cars in the parking lot.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:52 PM

SIMONWHO


Quote:

Originally posted by daveshayne:
well of course you do. You don't play as hard as we do.





Rugby is a fast intense game with plenty of pounding challenges, slams and kicking. American Football is for girls who need padding for fear of breaking a nail, plenty of rest breaks and entire teams of substitutes so they don't get tired out from all that non-running around.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:38 PM

REDLAVA


Something tells me yopu have never watched an actual American NFL football game. Little loan played even in High School. And I ain't talkin about the Football Europe either. When you have a guy who is 6'7" and weighs 270 pounds coming at you full speed wanting to take your head off by any means necessary, believe me those pads are there for a reason. Players get messed up pretty good even with them on.

I don't want to start up an argument on which athletes are the bigger pussies. But I will say that any retard who trains well enough can run around for two hours with no problem what-so-ever. When you get hit as hard as some of those guys do 40 or 50 times in a game that takes a whole new level of conditioning. If you don't believe me taunt an old bully from highschool so he blindsides you into the ground and see how you feel, then have him do it 30 more times in a 3 hour period. Then come back and post your results, if you are capable.

And oh yeah the only time I see a rugby player playing in the NFL is as a punter.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:59 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:
Rugby is a fast intense game with plenty of pounding challenges, slams and kicking.



I've seen rugby. It's like soccer with groping. And while everybody enjoys a good grope now and then it ain't as brutal as you silly ruggers like to say it is.

David

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2:03 PM

SIMONWHO


The forwards get smashed to the ground or slam into each other for a scrum/ruck 40 odd times in 80 minutes in professional Rugby and yet they still manage somehow. Your average pack player is 220-250 pounds (Lomu is about 275), a bit lighter because they still have to run from one end of the pitch to the other, rather than just five yards to hit the guy in front of them.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2:05 PM

EMMARIGBY


Hmm, you must have watched a kinder gentler game of rugby than I've been dragged along to. In one game there was copious bllod, half a dozen teeth lost and a total of 6 bones broken. Didn't stop anyone finishing though. This one guy broke his collar bone and two ribs and kept on playing for 3/4 of an hour!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2:19 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by EmmaRigby:
Hmm, you must have watched a kinder gentler game of rugby than I've been dragged along to.



No. But a little bit of blood and some cracked ribs doesn't set it ahead of American Footbal in the injury department. The only difference is our players take that damage even with the padding.

David

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 4:48 PM

DC4BS


I seem to recall reading somewhere that there was a problem with US football in that there were MORE injuries because of the padding for a while.

The players felt invincible so they really creamed each other. At least untill the padding got better and the players got smarter. (Darwin in action...)


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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:02 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by dc4bs:
I seem to recall reading somewhere that there was a problem with US football in that there were MORE injuries because of the padding for a while.



The hard shell helmet has been the cause of most of that. Players had taken to grabbing each other by the face mask and yanking or plowing into each other helmet first. Both of those are liable to result in painfull if not fatal injury and they are now against the rules. They both still happen of course but there are now consequences if you're caught.

David

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 8:25 PM

FROMTHEDARK


Maybe i shoulda gotten some sleep first


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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:11 AM

MIGHTYROAR


Quote:

Originally posted by Choo1701:


Actually its called "Football" for a reason i've never quote understood





its called Football because you kick it with your foot instead of carrying it with your hands

lol, only kidding, but i just don't like the term soccer. Damn Konami for coming up with Pro Evolution Soccer on the ps2, so much better than Fifa from EA

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:05 PM

SIMONWHO


Well, my computer teacher at school was paralysed from playing Rugby. Bit more than cracked ribs there.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:34 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:
Well, my computer teacher at school was paralysed from playing Rugby. Bit more than cracked ribs there.



Sadly paralysis is a not unknown occurence in the American game either. Even with the pads people get hurt and on rare occasions even die from injuries received on the gridiron.

David

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:05 PM

SAVEWASH

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Or they decide to go riding on a motorcycle without a helmet. But that's another story...


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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:46 PM

REDLAVA


Quote:

Originally posted by SAVEWASH:
Or they decide to go riding on a motorcycle without a helmet. But that's another story...




Bwhahahahaha!!!

Ben Roethlisburger, he is such a boob.

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