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« on: June 16, 2010, 09:42:02 am »
Surprised this hasn\'t been started yet.

Black Sheep of the tourney (based off first games):
facistic People\'s Rebuplic of Korea - Did anyone else watch how they held the explosive brazlian team in check for 60 minutes?

Otherwise, I am cheering for Germany...though I wouldn\'t be surprised if Argentina won.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 10:18:15 am »
I\'ve been following it pretty closely with some friends from work.  Were actually gonna do brackets once they get down to the elimination rounds.  I would also agree the that the Korean(North I think) did a great job of limiting the Brazilians... how about the Ivory Coast/Portugal game? That was another good one.  The announcers made a comment to the fact of "Ronaldo would fall with a puff of wind to his back."  They\'re such actors!... and by the way go Germany!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 10:41:36 am »
i guess i\'m the only one rooting for america? you communists can go back to germany!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 10:44:09 am »
north korea, albeit played well against brazil ain\'t making it out of the first round with the group they pulled.  surprisingly, i thought south korea is a huge underdog to make it far at the moment.  i hope portugal can beat north korea and at least tie brazil so they can make it to the round of 16.  and yes, i don\'t cheer for usa.  portugal gets my loyalty.

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 10:49:35 am »
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i guess i\'m the only one rooting for america? you communists can go back to germany!


I am cheering for America... but Germany is my lineage. I\'ll cheer for both of them unless they have to play each other.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 10:59:29 am »
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i guess i\'m the only one rooting for america? you communists can go back to germany!


I am cheering for America... but Germany is my lineage. I\'ll cheer for both of them unless they have to play each other.


this is a very real possibility in the first playoff round.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 11:11:26 am »
Spain just went down 0-1 to Switzerland, which is huge for the rest of group H and whoever comes in 2nd in group G(be it Ivory Coast, Portugal, or North Korea).

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 11:17:12 am »
I actually watch more if they banned those fucking horns that sound like a swarm of bees...  Most of the time, I get to listen on the radio and that\'s really annoying... I know it\'s their tradition, but it\'s really annoying...
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 11:33:44 am »
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I actually watch more if they banned those fucking horns that sound like a swarm of bees...  Most of the time, I get to listen on the radio and that\'s really annoying... I know it\'s their tradition, but it\'s really annoying...


agreed... I heard that ESPN radio was going to try and filter them? Guess it didn\'t happen yet.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010, 11:44:26 am »
i find it relaxing.  and it definitely doesn\'t take away from my enjoyment of the matches.  its one continuous hum, after a while, you barely notice it.

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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2010, 11:56:50 am »
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i guess i\'m the only one rooting for america? you communists can go back to germany!


I am cheering for America... but Germany is my lineage. I\'ll cheer for both of them unless they have to play each other.


this is a very real possibility in the first playoff round.


Yes, I cheer for and watch the american matches, I just don\'t think they will go far.

I am cheering for the DPRK (north korea) because no one else is, and I didn\'t expect them to be any good.

After (if) American falls, I will cheer for Germany...so here are my cheering rankings:

1) USA
2.) Germany
3.) South Aferica
4.) Argentina
5.) Brazil
6.) France
7.) England
8.) Spain

NOTE: I know shit about international football, so I cannot predict who will win.
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2010, 02:25:21 pm »
My allegiance is to Portugal first and foremost.  If I had to pick a second team to cheer for, I\'d go with Ghana.  The teams I despise:

1. Brazil
2. England
3. Germany
4. Italy
5. Spain
6. Greece
7. France

so pretty much any team who plays any of them I\'ll cheer for 3rd.

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2010, 03:51:13 pm »
How do soccer fans tolerate all the ties?
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2010, 04:11:48 pm »
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How do soccer fans tolerate all the ties?


it is the sport of "participation" so a winner isn\'t really the point :)
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2010, 04:34:34 pm »
its just the way it goes in the round robin part.  it goes into a 30 minute overtime followed by penalty kicks in the elimination rounds, so it gets better.