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View Poll Results: Who will win it all?
United States 14 20.00%
Argentina 5 7.14%
Brazil 10 14.29%
Cameroon 0 0%
Chile 1 1.43%
England 3 4.29%
France 0 0%
Germany 7 10.00%
Italy 2 2.86%
Ivory Coast 0 0%
Mexico 1 1.43%
Netherlands 10 14.29%
Portugal 2 2.86%
Spain 15 21.43%
Uruguay 0 0%
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06-14-2010, 04:23 PM
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banggggggggggggggg!
Another tie. This World Cup sucks.

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DGB does it again.

http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2010/06...orld-cup.html\

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The World Cup: Watching a game can be almost unbearable thanks to the "vuvuzela", a South African noisemaking horn that produces a horribly annoying noise that drones on nonstop for the entire game, leaving you fighting the urge to hurl the remote through your TV screen.
The NHL: Pierre McGuire.

The World Cup: A player will occasionally be granted a "penalty kick", presenting him with so much open net to shoot at that he's virtually guaranteed to score as long as he doesn't miss the net or hit the post.
The NHL: This is known as "shooting against Vesa Toskala".

The World Cup: Riot police must often use tear gas, armoured vehicles and water cannons to subdue reckless perpetrators of violence known as "hooligans".
The NHL: Riot police must often use tear gas, armoured vehicles and water cannons to subdue reckless perpetrators of violence known as "Chris Pronger".

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Now way, this is clearly the best.

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The World Cup: If you see a guy wearing flamboyant clothing who is struggling to communicate with you in English, he is likely a diehard fan who was travelled from an exotic foreign land to attend the game.
The NHL: If you see a guy wearing flamboyant clothing who is struggling to communicate with you in English, he is likely Don Cherry.

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Soccer is gay. You heard it here first.

http://www.theonion.com/video/soccer...-is-gay,17603/

Hilarious. The Onion rocks.


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This one made me laugh.

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The World Cup: "Injury time" refers to the additional playing time added to the end of each half at the discretion of the referee.
The NHL: "Injury time" refers to whenever Rick DiPietro steps on the ice.

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Didn't take long for Christiano Ronaldo to flop helplessly to the turf. What a jackass.

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Didn't take long for every soccer player to flop helplessly to the turf. What a jackass.
Fixed.

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Another draw...

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Another draw...
The opening matches are always apprehensive.

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Two draws today. Soccer is such a boring sport. I would rather watch baseball or golf. Even baseball is slower paced and still there is more runs scored.

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The opening matches are always apprehensive.
Then whats the point? Draws are boring.

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Two draws today. Soccer is such a boring sport. I would rather watch baseball or golf. Even baseball is slower paced and still there is more runs scored.
Baseball and golf are SO MUCH FUN to play.

But, like basketball, I cant stand watching it. It sucks. I can get off the couch and do it myself.

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Then whats the point? Draws are boring.



Baseball and golf are SO MUCH FUN to play.

But, like basketball, I cant stand watching it. It sucks. I can get off the couch and do it myself.
So, So true.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour is really fun too.

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Then whats the point? Draws are boring.
To get through to the next round.

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some teams cant afford to play for any more draws going forward tho.
See England and the US.
If both teams get behind in their next game they could be in some trouble IMO because teams will be able to sit back and play for the tie.
US better not fall behind Slovenia.

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I wonder why I found the Euro 2008 so enjoyable.......

Oh yea, because it had scoring, and teams actually WON games.

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The ties are very bad for the sport IMO. It is so anti-climatic.

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The ties are very bad for the sport IMO. It is so anti-climatic.
It's definitely not endearing it to the casual fans,

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It's definitely not endearing it to the casual fans,
I'm starting to get to casual fan status, but the draws at the World Cup are making it hard to enjoy it.

It would be like tie games in the NHL Playoffs.

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The ties are very bad for the sport IMO. It is so anti-climatic.
They do stink but the shootout is also not exactly endearing except when the Azzurri win a World Cup doing so...or the Flyers make it into the playoffs and all the way to the Finals only for Leighton to lose the Cup in OT because there are no shootouts!

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****** the casual fans, there are more than enough who appreciate the sport to keep it going.

This has been a turgid start though, it's not the results that are boring, more the lack of goals and general entertainment. There's a very strong train of thought that the ball is to blame and i think there's some weight behind it too. It's too light, very few grooves (for purchase on boots and gloves) and is causing mistake after mistake. Few of them are entertaining ones too....

Oh well, bring on the second games. Less nerves there.

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****** the casual fans, there are more than enough who appreciate the sport to keep it going.

This has been a turgid start though, it's not the results that are boring, more the lack of goals and general entertainment. There's a very strong train of thought that the ball is to blame and i think there's some weight behind it too. It's too light, very few grooves (for purchase on boots and gloves) and is causing mistake after mistake. Few of them are entertaining ones too....

Oh well, bring on the second games. Less nerves there.
I wasn't buying into the ball being the issue, but I'm starting to think there's something to it.

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Even as a soccer fan, this has been a disappointing start.

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I wasn't buying into the ball being the issue, but I'm starting to think there's something to it.
Same here, seems like every major international competition soccer has, they decide to debut some new ball to make extra money off sales and you hear nothing but complaints from the players using it, which ends up effecting the quality of the main product we're stuck watching.

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The regular old pentagonal-paneled ball worked for me when I was a kid.

I mean how many different ways can you make a ball?

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