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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #80 on: June 25, 2009, 03:24:16 pm »

I want the original pic back!

I agree!!!  I love me some Gina goodness!

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #81 on: June 25, 2009, 03:24:48 pm »

Do they hand out medals for 14th place now? I didn't know that was the new standard for not sucking. Yes, we beat the #1 current team...hooray for us. But in historical context, the US is not an elite program. And as long as our best athletes make millions of $$ and hot American girls are throwing the beaver at them, I can't see them switching to soccer.

You're right, only the top 3 get medals so everyone from 4 to 202 sucks....

yeah, it's sports...not school class ranking.
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #82 on: June 25, 2009, 03:43:10 pm »
Meh.

Meh-ing that gets you called teh ghey.  teh vrey vrey ghey.

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #83 on: June 25, 2009, 04:07:01 pm »
Gotta go with Chad on that.

Lordee, that's hot  :applaud:

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #84 on: June 25, 2009, 04:08:29 pm »
holyshit!! So hot she's got me speaking jibberish.

Pole vaulting...now that's a sport.
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #85 on: June 25, 2009, 04:17:42 pm »
Meh?  TURN IN YOUR MAN CARD!
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2009, 04:51:31 pm »
You do know that the US men's team just beat Spain, right?  Spain was #1 in the world and had won 35 in a row.  And do you know that the US men's team is currently ranked 14th in the world, out of 202?  I wouldn't call that sucking...

There are a couple of Americans highly ranked in the Special Olympics too.

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2009, 05:01:16 pm »
You do know that the US men's team just beat Spain, right?  Spain was #1 in the world and had won 35 in a row.  And do you know that the US men's team is currently ranked 14th in the world, out of 202?  I wouldn't call that sucking...

There are a couple of Americans highly ranked in the Special Olympics too.


wow, I don't even know how to respond to that..   :dizzy:



Anyway, who gives a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- what sports everyone likes...

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #88 on: June 25, 2009, 05:26:41 pm »
Meh?  TURN IN YOUR MAN CARD!

'Meh' in reference to the original athlete in comparison to this one.

The pole vaulter (Allison Stokke) sadly was caught at the right angle in the right lighting in that photo, but she is still a cute girl.



So this is her not looking good? Cripes man...say what you will about PBJ, but he did bring this chick to my attention.

This is her without makeup and in poor lighting.
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2009, 05:45:50 pm »
I just gotta add . . .  as a former soccer-hating American (the soccer-hating part, not the American part), and as is true about us yanks a lot of times about a lot of things . . .  it's amazing how much your perception of a subject will change when you confront your own ignorance about it and actually learn something.

Additionally, having played basketball, baseball, hockey, and most recently in my life -- after learning to love it -- soccer, I find soccer to easily be the most physically demanding of the four.

ETA: And Hope Solo is hot but don't forget Heather Mitts!  She's pretty much a ten.
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #90 on: June 25, 2009, 05:57:21 pm »

ETA: And Hope Solo is hot but don't forget Heather Mitts!  She's pretty much a ten.

You can't throw that out there and not post a picture!!

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2009, 06:03:00 pm »
Amy Taylor beats all the other soccer players.


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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #92 on: June 26, 2009, 05:53:23 pm »
Most sports are lame to watch. (Now billiards, that's a different story.) But many sports are fun to play, depending on who's playing and the logistics of things.
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #93 on: July 13, 2009, 11:36:23 am »
On a sidebar to the original subject, being the Star Wars dork that I am, if my last name were Solo and I had a little girl, it would be hard to resist naming her Hanna.
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #94 on: July 15, 2009, 03:31:21 pm »
Sports are lame to watch?

It's a slow burn. You need to get interested at a young age to enjoy them, otherwise you can never understand the fixation.

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2009, 02:42:20 am »
Wow, you guys are all talking about random sports but completely miss the best sport ever invented! Competitive tag-team sexual intercourse! (Or am I the only one to dig that? If that is the case, guess I will have to tag out; who's next in the "ring"?)
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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2009, 06:20:19 am »
I never watch soccer, but I've watched a few games at the actual stadium and had a ball.  I think it's a great sport.  Tennis is my favorite to watch, though, both in person and on TV.

Yeah, best tennis match i ever watched was on the telly in our new house. Wimbledon final, Goran Ivanisevic vs Patrick Rafter. Couldn't really root for one over the other. Both likable guys. Brilliant game  :)


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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2009, 06:23:37 am »
American football is popular in the US because it's a great sport to put a ---Cleveland steamer----load of commercials on TV during a game, mainly because the play is dead after every couple of seconds. Talks about BORING !


American Football is the best TV sport period.  It doesn't matter if you like it or not, no other sport has the same pacing and violence to make it appeal to the greatest number of people like football.

Rugby, if you want pacing and violence. Or boxing i suppose...


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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2009, 06:35:48 am »
 Give half the world a rooting interest in the NFL, and it would blow away soccer's viewership.



Stoppage in play may not be your thing, but for TV its perfect.  It gives ample time to the lowest common denominator to digest what they saw, see it again from other angles, and have commentary on it.  And the violence in football cannot be matched by any other sport.  Those two together make it the perfect TV sport.

Watching live?  Id say Soccer is better, due to your reasons.

I don't think you realise that many people around the world have charitably made an attempt to watch gridiron. But the constant stopping and starting every few seconds is a real hurdle. This has happened with cricket too. Many people around the world have made a charitable attempt at watching it, but the constant boredom is a real hurdle  ;D

What a stupid thread. Nearly every sport could be accused of the same thing some of you morons are calling on soccer.
 When you see a player almost backflip, manage to kick the ball in the process AND direct the ball where he intended all in one acrobatic move, you realize there's more skill than just kicking a ball around.


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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #99 on: July 21, 2009, 01:52:01 pm »
I bought FIFA 09 for the PS3 this weekend.

Even pretend soccer sux.

I didn't post this on Monday because I figured I'd do some Bing searching to see if we were playing it right.  We were.

I had soccer for my PS1 in college and we created full teams and there was one button to slide tackle/pass, another button to shoot and you would use a combination of buttons to perform bicycle kicks.

This PS3 version is like playing Mortal Kombat.  You have to memorize a combination of buttons just to make the ball go towards the net.

If I wanted a game to be overly complicated for no other reason than to make it overly complicated, I'd play real soccer.

It doesn't let you create new teams, but it had the county in Ireland my mom was from, although it would have been fun to create my dad's county.

Also I couldn't figure out how to create a league that consisted of teams from different leagues.


I paid 50 bucks for this game so I'll play it a few more times.  I'll post a retraction if by some chance after I get the hang of it, it stops suking.

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Re: Soccer sucks, but....
« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2009, 10:28:49 pm »
I got FIFA '09 for the Wii and thought it sucked also so I don't think it's just you.  You are right, needlessly complex.  There's a game in MAME called Hat Trick Hero that I think is hilariously fun.  Not only do you get to punch and karate kick your opponents and not get called for fouls if the referee isn't nearby, you can pass, head, bicycle kick and shoot the ball all with the same button.

Arcade simplicity at its finest = fan-frickin'-tastic.