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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2010, 11:11:21 pm »
I can\'t stand the Germans. Just pray they don\'t take an early lead in knockout rounds, you\'ll be in for one boring fucking football session. I also hate the Italians, regardless of my lineage, for similar reasons.

I\'m cheering for Spain first, Mexico second, Portugal third and the US fourth. Spain has a handful of my absolute favorite players (Xavi, Iniesta, Villa, Fabregas, and of course El nino). Their midfield is easily the most creative and they have by far the most attractive overall style of play imo. They have also never won the Cup. That being said, fuck the Swiss! I showed up an hour early to work just so I wouldn\'t miss any of the game and the it kind of fucked with my day. They should\'ve won, had way more opportunities but just couldn\'t connect. They\'ll move on though, I\'m still confident.

I cheer for Mexico before the states because I\'d rather see my Mexican cohorts go ape shit for every goal than my Americanos flip to baseball games after golf clap celebrations. I also don\'t really care for any US players.

And as far as Portugal goes, I would love to see Ronaldo produce a highlight reel for the ages deep into the tourney. Fuck all the haters, he\'s a footballing genius. There really isn\'t a weak characteristic to his game. So strong in the air, a free kick wizard, passes that would confuse Steve Nash, and just a general killer instinct to score. Unfortunately, Igzy, the Portu squad isn\'t as good as he needs or deserves to win it all. Of course they could go on a run, but I just don\'t think they have the depth to match a lot of teams late.

I\'d also like to see Argentina make some noise, and Chile looked fucking great today. Much quicker and smoother than I expected.

Go Spain!

I also think the ball IS making a big difference. FIFA was hoping for more goals with a "faster" ball, instead they get a "lighter" ball that\'s much more difficult to control.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 11:11:21 pm by Gordo »
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2010, 01:09:41 am »
luckily, i don\'t have any mexican cohorts

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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2010, 01:56:33 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/v/dgj1l9vUyhU&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1">http://www.youtube.com/v/dgj1l9vUyhU&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="385">

What I don\'t like about the world cup

This got the guy a red card!  Bunch of fucking floppers
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2010, 02:00:57 pm »
yeah, it is unfortunate, but really, he should\'ve known better than to throw a kick at the opposing player, even if it didn\'t actually land.  now his team had to finish that game a man short and he\'s banned for the next game which will most likely knock Nigeria out of the tournament.  you gotta think about those things before you let emotions take over.

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2010, 04:52:42 pm »
bullshit in a way for sure, but its a zero tolerance sport when it comes to fights and cheap shots. thats a guaranteed red card every time, and you can see in his demeanor walking off the field that he knew he fucked up.

Go Mexico!

yyeeaahhh boooy.. Chichinito and Blanco, a boy heading to my beloved United and an oldie who has represented Chi-town Fire put France away. Viva Mexico pinche putitos!
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 04:52:42 pm by Gordo »
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2010, 08:51:49 am »
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bullshit in a way for sure, but its a zero tolerance sport when it comes to fights and cheap shots. thats a guaranteed red card every time, and you can see in his demeanor walking off the field that he knew he fucked up.

Go Mexico!

yyeeaahhh boooy.. Chichinito and Blanco, a boy heading to my beloved United and an oldie who has represented Chi-town Fire put France away. Viva Mexico pinche putitos!


your cohorts must have been going apeshit after their win yesterday. and over france too. fuckin a.

serbia is beating germany 1-0 at the half btw. i predict germany wins 2-1

« Last Edit: June 18, 2010, 08:51:49 am by zuke583 »
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2010, 01:50:43 pm »
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2010, 01:56:39 pm »
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http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk/thebreakfast.info/

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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2010, 05:47:04 am »
haaa yes vuvuzela..

zuke, both kitchens in both bars where i work are alive with hope. so much fun.

and the US has a big game ahead. the whole group is do or die which makes everything so entertaining. i loosely supported England going in because im so familiar with all of their players, but now want to see them get bounced. not sure why, but im over it.

and spain, ohh sweet spain, please show up and do what youre capable of. if they somehow finish 2nd theyll have to face brazil (if brazil finishes 1st) in the first knockout round. id like to prolong that match up until the final 4, but first they have to win to even move on. its a strange feeling caring so much about a team\'s success that i really dont have any personal connection to other than loving their players and style.

brazil vs. ivory coast should be entertaining tomorrow. more goals please.
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« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2010, 03:20:22 pm »
heres a cool video showing how they make the official ball. didnt realize how much human hands were involved.

http://gizmodo.com/5564430/how-they-make-the-controversial-world-cup-match-ball
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2010, 03:31:43 pm »
gotta hope brazil can score some more in this half.  i solid win over IC is good for portugal.  fuck spain, they\'re screwed.

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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2010, 08:03:53 pm »
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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.


Well, I take offence at #2!! Please leave us alone to cheer on whoever plays against England ourselves, at least until bloody Capello decides he actually is a decent coach and starts playing Crouch and Cole in the starting line-up.

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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2010, 09:52:58 pm »
Yeah it\'s just sport but anyone not a National of another country, living in this country and taking advantage of all it has to offer can shut the fuck up if not rooting for the U.S first and foremost.
Lineage my ass, once the U.S. is out if that happens then go ahead and root for the godforsaken country you claim so much loyalty for but don\'t bother to move the fuck back there.

The U.S. Team deserves the support of a united Nation like every other country but it has fucks that would rather root for countries they most likely never even visited then the Red White and Blue of the Country that they ARE MAKING HOME!
USA! USA! USA!

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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2010, 10:41:24 pm »
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Lineage my ass, once the U.S. is out if that happens then go ahead and root for the godforsaken country you claim so much loyalty for but don\'t bother to move the fuck back there.



:applause: and on a much larger scale than soccer. It\'s ok (and right) to point out and try to fix the flaws of our country.  But nationalism for another country is like a married man having a picture of his ex-girlfriend on the nightstand.
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« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2010, 10:51:48 pm »
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Yeah it\'s just sport but anyone not a National of another country, living in this country and taking advantage of all it has to offer can shut the fuck up if not rooting for the U.S first and foremost.
Lineage my ass, once the U.S. is out if that happens then go ahead and root for the godforsaken country you claim so much loyalty for but don\'t bother to move the fuck back there.

The U.S. Team deserves the support of a united Nation like every other country but it has fucks that would rather root for countries they most likely never even visited then the Red White and Blue of the Country that they ARE MAKING HOME!
USA! USA! USA!

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If this was the World Baseball Classic or Olympic Basketball or any other international competition, I would cheer USA first and foremost.  But my mother is from Portugal, my uncles(one of whom was an all american soccer player at Keene before finishing college and going to play in Portugal), who taught me everything I know about soccer are from Portugal and anyone who\'s ever coached me or I\'ve watched soccer with as a youth were all born in Portugal(Go Benfica!), so excuse me for not being Patriotic in one international competition.  I bleed red and green.