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silverstars
06-19-2010, 06:29 PM
Why the right still considers soccer an un-American activity (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2010/0619/1224272854252.html)



Umm, really? :eek: :eek:

Hah, that's actually the most hilarious quote I've heard in awhile. How the heck did he manage to connect Obama's policies and soccer?

Well I guess that they can go back to that super-speedy and exciting game that is all-American baseball while us left-wingers follow Europe over a cliff to watch a good game of football (the real football, not the kind that Americans play with their, um, hands...).


Well, I consider the source. :rolleyes: My daughter plays soccer here in the "bible belt" (southeastern U.S.). Judging by the number of kids that I see playing, I guess my conservative neighbors have not gotten the memo that soccer is "un-American". :D

I've always wondered why soccer seems to drop off in popularity at a certain age. I'm not in the bible belt, but in the Northeast, basically every single kid I grew up with (including me) has played for the local soccer league at one point or another, and a lot of us stuck with it for many years. They have a bigger program than either the local baseball, basketball, and football leagues, yet, once Americans hit a certain age, they suddenly seem to forget about it.

Loves_Shizuka
06-19-2010, 07:46 PM
GOOOO CamerooOOOn!

alexikeguchi
06-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Denmark/Cameroon quite exciting so far.

Eden
06-19-2010, 08:19 PM
Cameroon vs Denmark first half 1:1, this is the best game so far.
Both teams play as if they are fighting for their lifes. I predict more goals in the second half. :respec:

beepbeep
06-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Denmark/Cameroon quite exciting so far.

Agreed.
Best match so far in this World Cup IMHO.

1x1 at half time. Can't beleive the ball didn't go in the last few plays. Cameroon and Denmark, who'd have thought...

beepbeep
06-19-2010, 08:37 PM
2 minutes in and Cameroon got robbed of a penalty...

Eden
06-19-2010, 09:06 PM
Lots of opportunities, but the game is less organized now. Both teams look tired and exhausted, but they are still fighting:
Denmark wants its third goal, and Cameroon wants to tie the result.

itsartemis
06-19-2010, 09:39 PM
Why the right still considers soccer an un-American activity (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2010/0619/1224272854252.html)

It's right up there with Gaddafi's verbal attack against FIFA a few days ago. Priceless. :lol:

YAY for Denmark. :cheer2: How typical I could not watch the game. Sounds like it was a really entertaining match for once.

alexikeguchi
06-19-2010, 09:41 PM
Lots of opportunities, but the game is less organized now. Both teams look tired and exhausted, but they are still fighting:
Denmark wants its third goal, and Cameroon wants to tie the result.

True, but I prefer this type of game where both teams are pressing and giving it everything rather than a more clinical, tactical style.

Too bad someone had to lose this one.

Eden
06-19-2010, 09:59 PM
True, but I prefer this type of game where both teams are pressing and giving it everything rather than a more clinical, tactical style.

Too bad someone had to lose this one.

Have no argument about that, this game was the best so far only for the above reasons.
Denmark needs to win Japan now in order to be the second qualifier from that group alongside with Holland.
Cameroon, unfortunatelly, will see the rest of the WC on TV.

sweetsparky
06-19-2010, 10:32 PM
This World Cup is really full of shocking moments :eek:, and not precisely just into the pitch

An angry fan entered England team dressing room after the last match, but Beckham managed to make him willingly go away. English Federation has protested to FIFA (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10653192) cause the security break.

Anelka has been expelled from French team (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jun/19/france-worldcup2010) after allegedly curse Domenech during half-time rest of Mexico-France match. But I have read he has denied to have drop any insult and is blaming a "traitor" of going with the dirt to the press

:watch:

:( Cameroon

genegri
06-19-2010, 11:01 PM
I have a stupid question, they say Cameroon is the first team to be eliminated from the next round. Nigeria has the same record as Cameroon. Why isn't Nigeria out as well?

sweetsparky
06-19-2010, 11:25 PM
Because South Korea and Greece have three points. Nigeria next match is against South Korea, if Nigeria wins then will get three points, and if Greece lose his match against Argentina, the three teams will have three points and goal score will be decisive to determine the second qualified from Group B

But in Cameroon group Denmark and Japan (who have now three points) will play against each other, so even if Cameroon could win Holland they would get just three points and never will catch the second place.

Buzz
06-20-2010, 12:29 PM
The French team is in a mess for this world cup at least. But for sure under the right guildance I am sure they will soon enough be a force to be reckoned with.

Paraguay vs Slovakia is about to begin and since I have no personal favourites in this match, so good luck to both. :)

Buzz
06-20-2010, 01:01 PM
Football's World Cup trumps cricket's Asia Cup in India! :D Apparently some fans even forget that the cricket even on. hehehehe

http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/3294/the-indian-dream/2010/06/19/1984172/fanspeak-football-stumps-cricket-out-of-the-television-sets