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Soccer (er, football)

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:06 am

I'm as excited about watching soccer as, say, watching paint dry. But, in loyalty to our forum members whose nations are in the World Cup, please support:

France (Alexis) - into the final 16
Spain (Booklady) - into the final 16
Portugal (Sertorio) - into the final 16
Australia (neverfail) - still have a chance
Nigeria (Uche Africanus) - still have a chance

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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by neverfail » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:06 am
I'm as excited about watching soccer as, say, watching paint dry. But, in loyalty to our forum members whose nations are in the World Cup, please support:

France (Alexis) - into the final 16
Spain (Booklady) - into the final 16
Portugal (Sertorio) - into the final 16
Australia (neverfail) - still have a chance
Nigeria (Uche Africanus) - still have a chance
:lol: Thanks Jim (even if written tongue-in-cheek). :)

:? UMM Jim, does the United States have a team in this competition? The name never seems to come up.

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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:53 pm

neverfail wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:06 am
I'm as excited about watching soccer as, say, watching paint dry. But, in loyalty to our forum members whose nations are in the World Cup, please support:

France (Alexis) - into the final 16
Spain (Booklady) - into the final 16
Portugal (Sertorio) - into the final 16
Australia (neverfail) - still have a chance
Nigeria (Uche Africanus) - still have a chance
:lol: Thanks Jim (even if written tongue-in-cheek). :)

:? UMM Jim, does the United States have a team in this competition? The name never seems to come up.
The U.S? Well, I certainly hope not. Folks there have more interesting things to do than to run around playing kick-ball.

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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by neverfail » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:30 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:53 pm
neverfail wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:06 am
I'm as excited about watching soccer as, say, watching paint dry. But, in loyalty to our forum members whose nations are in the World Cup, please support:

France (Alexis) - into the final 16
Spain (Booklady) - into the final 16
Portugal (Sertorio) - into the final 16
Australia (neverfail) - still have a chance
Nigeria (Uche Africanus) - still have a chance
:lol: Thanks Jim (even if written tongue-in-cheek). :)

:? UMM Jim, does the United States have a team in this competition? The name never seems to come up.
The U.S? Well, I certainly hope not. Folks there have more interesting things to do than to run around playing kick-ball.
Such as what? belting around a ball with a wooden club? :lol:

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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by SteveFoerster » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:35 pm

neverfail wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:06 am
I'm as excited about watching soccer as, say, watching paint dry. But, in loyalty to our forum members whose nations are in the World Cup, please support:

France (Alexis) - into the final 16
Spain (Booklady) - into the final 16
Portugal (Sertorio) - into the final 16
Australia (neverfail) - still have a chance
Nigeria (Uche Africanus) - still have a chance
:lol: Thanks Jim (even if written tongue-in-cheek). :)

:? UMM Jim, does the United States have a team in this competition? The name never seems to come up.
Nope. The U.S. men's team did respectably last time around, but this time they were eliminated by Trinidad and Tobago in the qualifying stages.

The U.S. women are defending World Cup champions, though, so there's that.
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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by neverfail » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:16 am

Well, we are out of the comp.

The Australian Socceroos team would struggle to make it into then quarter finals because this football code stands third in popularity behind two other football codes - Aussie Rules (HQ Melbourne) and Rugby League (HQ Sydney).

Considering the lack of popular support at home, the Socceroos have done well even to have gone as far as they have.

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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:31 am

neverfail wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:16 am
Well, we are out of the comp.

The Australian Socceroos team would struggle to make it into then quarter finals because this football code stands third in popularity behind two other football codes - Aussie Rules (HQ Melbourne) and Rugby League (HQ Sydney).

Considering the lack of popular support at home, the Socceroos have done well even to have gone as far as they have.
Rugby is a great sport, unfortunately in the US played only as a club sport. The few times I've watched Aussie Rules football on TV - highly entertaining. Wild stuff. Canadian Rules football is also more entertaining than its American counterpart. I follow it because there always seem to be a player or two from my undergrad university playing there.

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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:57 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:31 am
neverfail wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:16 am
Well, we are out of the comp.

The Australian Socceroos team would struggle to make it into then quarter finals because this football code stands third in popularity behind two other football codes - Aussie Rules (HQ Melbourne) and Rugby League (HQ Sydney).

Considering the lack of popular support at home, the Socceroos have done well even to have gone as far as they have.
Rugby is a great sport, unfortunately in the US played only as a club sport. The few times I've watched Aussie Rules football on TV - highly entertaining. Wild stuff. Canadian Rules football is also more entertaining than its American counterpart. I follow it because there always seem to be a player or two from my undergrad university playing there.
Given the ethical morass that is the NFL (the only league of American football that matters) these days, it's a shame that the Canadian Football League didn't continue their experiment with expansion teams in U.S. cities. That ended when Baltimore won the Grey Cup (the CFL championship), which I suppose was a little too much for Canadian pride to bear.

But if they were still around these parts, I'd much rather watch them, and I may anyway if Atlantic Canada ever finally gets a team. (My grandmother grew up in Nova Scotia.)
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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:42 am

And then there were two . . .

Loyalty demands that we support Alexis' side (don't suppose we have a member from Croatia).

Elsewhere, it was Mu Pah (Wild Boars) 13, cave one.

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Re: Soccer (er, football)

Post by SteveFoerster » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:42 am
And then there were two . . .

Loyalty demands that we support Alexis' side (don't suppose we have a member from Croatia).
Normally I cheer for the underdog, but I think my Serbian friends would disown me if I didn't cheer Les Bleus. :lol:
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:42 am
Elsewhere, it was Mu Pah (Wild Boars) 13, cave one.
RIP, Saman Kunan, a real hero. I hope they name schools after him, it would be a fitting tribute.

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