To say I'm ticked about happened in that Soccer/Football game is an understatement. I can just imagine what my BiL was thinking, he's Italian born and has taught me all I know about the sport. I'm tempted to give him a call for his reaction, but I can pretty much guess it.
Turns out he had a point.
Of course not.
I'm going to say something that will not go over well and I expect to get many neg rep points slung my way, but here goes....
I don't get why the US fans are celebrating in here. Our Canadian girls weren't the only ones who lost here, the US girls did too. Who wants to say they got into The Gold Medal match at the Olympic Games this way!?! This wasn't a win, but yet another black eye on a Sport that already has a horrid reputation when it comes to the Officials and calls.
No one won here and Soccer lost yet again.
However, if you all want to jump up and down in joy over the way the match was handed to your team by an Official, okay then. All I know is I would not be happy over this if the cleats were on the other foot.
Which I also know some in here won't believe, but that's okay. I've already had one of my posts in another thread in this portion of the site called BS and won't be surprised by the reaction this gets.
It doesn't negate the fact what happened was a disservice to the Sport *and* the talented players playing it yet again and on one of it's biggest stages to boot.
Last edited by AragornElessar; 08-07-2012 at 02:56 AM.
WE HAVE ANOTHER GOLD
Hooray for Tom Slingsby!
Dad had hijacked the TV again (a;klejhbn;anta;o %&@$%&@$& Planet of the $^#$^! Apes!). So he turned over when it was supposed to be about time for the race to end - and the first thing we saw was Tom in the water and the boat capsized! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
...a few moments later he turned around with this huge grin and his arms in the air and it was like... "Ohhhh. YAY!"
LOL!!! Been there and done that too. Only w/us it was Chandra Crawford's Gold Medal winning race in Torino and it was Mother Nature unleashing the worst storm of that Winter. The wind drove so much snow into the dish, it went out just after it started and then it changed direction and swept it out in time for us to find out she'd won.
Congrats on your latest Gold!!
I'd like to congrats Team BG on how amazingly well they have done thus far. You can tell they have the home team advantage aka having had time to train at the various venues. Well done, Brits. Hoping you continue to have a great Olympics. Being Canadian, I'm cheering for Team BG when there aren't any Canadians competing. Thanks for some really great moments thus far and looking forward to more!
Oh yeah, I'm really enjoying the times we get see some of the British Royals! With that in mind, I wonder if the current Queen and her consort attended any of the games during the last time they were held in England? Just curious as it seems "our" generation are in attendance at a number of events. Harry endeared himself even further into the hearts of Canadians, I think, when he visited the Canadian House. Well done, chap! ;-)
Crazy about sports!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...c85_story.htmlMcLeod said she did not receive the usual warning from the referee about holding the ball too long, although she said the linesman had told her at the start of the second half not to slow down play.
Eh, all sports have refs that suck. Teams just have to rise above it. Anyway, yay USA.
Having reviewed the game now, the free kick call seems too picky. Of course, I wasn't on the field, so I can't know exactly how the officials were communicating with the goalie.
The hand ball call that followed was the correct call.
I was such a fan of the idea of the 1999 World Cup event and our team much more for feminist reasons than the game itself. The only problem was and is that I cannot stay awake when I try to watch soccer. If there were bad calls the body that appoints the refs will have to sort it out although previous posts suggest that these problems are not new. Thanks for posting the Post article. Wambaugh had a thoughtful quote. Anyway go USA! I won't be watching.