Moderators: peeker643, swerb, Spin
by British_Pharaoh » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:40 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:47 pm
by Cease » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:52 am
by pup » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:01 am
by Cease » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:23 pm
Pup wrote:Try this one:
by British_Pharaoh » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:07 pm
Cease wrote:June 11 is creeping like a nun. June 12 US v. ENG match-up I'm actually pumped for already. Watched a You-tube thread of Clint Dempsey highlights and I've got high hopes for him this time around.If anyone knows of a bar that is advertising "Showing all WC games," or "Watch the US team play here," or I'd even settle for a "We like soccer," please post to this site.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:57 am
by Cease » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:14 am
by peeker643 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:25 am
by Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:14 pm
by Cease » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:58 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:We're gonna get beat by England.
by swerb » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:01 am
by Cease » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:06 am
by ASPDawgpound12 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:00 am
by bookelly » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:22 pm
by Ziner » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:31 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:09 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:23 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:This what drives me nuts with soccer, freaking ties. The point of playing a game is to have a winner.And for the love of the holy gods, stop with those fucking horns. My living room sounds like it has a swarm of bees in it.
by Ziner » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:26 pm
by Cease » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:13 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:02 pm
by Ziner » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:27 pm
by Ziner » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:32 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:34 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:44 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:14 pm
by Bill the Butcher » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:36 pm
4thQtrGlory wrote:If we got all that, i would hang a browns flag from my boner for 2 weeks straight...
by swerb » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:33 pm
by motherscratcher » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:37 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Ok these fucking horns have to go. This is worse than the cowbells at old school Clippers games.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:40 pm
Motherscratcher wrote:Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Ok these fucking horns have to go. This is worse than the cowbells at old school Clippers games.No shit. What the hell is all that about anyway?
by skatingtripods » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:47 pm
by Bill the Butcher » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:03 pm
by skatingtripods » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:31 pm
Bill the Butcher wrote:It's a pretty comparable sport to hockey, sooooooooo...
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:36 pm
skatingtripods wrote:Bill the Butcher wrote:It's a pretty comparable sport to hockey, sooooooooo...Not in the slightest.
by Spin » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:24 pm
by waborat » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:45 pm
Spin wrote:I'll take a tie ... Very nice start.
by motherscratcher » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:49 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:skatingtripods wrote:Bill the Butcher wrote:It's a pretty comparable sport to hockey, sooooooooo...Not in the slightest.Not true, they both have goals with nets.....Hockey is played by men.Soccer is played by metrosexual divas who fkae getting hurt more than Lebron.
by British_Pharaoh » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:22 am
by British_Pharaoh » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:26 am
by swerb » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:09 am
by motherscratcher » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:32 am
British_Pharaoh wrote:Good newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 737455.stm
"We did say that if any land on the pitch in anger we will take action."
by British_Pharaoh » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:39 am
swerb wrote:Slovenia breaks through late here with a goal to go up 1-0 on Algeria. Looking like 3 points. Can't see either of these teams beating us or England though.
by Spin » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:09 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:38 pm
British_Pharaoh wrote:CDTplease go some place and die quietly
Motherscratcher wrote:Hey CDT, how about a quick trip to SA with one of those horns? How good is your arm?
by Ziner » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:42 pm
So this World Cup thing started on Friday, and I'm supposed to be excited about it.I know this because ESPN has been telling me for months that I'm supposed to be excited about it. So, if I'm not, there must be something wrong with me. (Or, as the case may be, there's something else wrong with me.)On Friday, the front page of ESPN.com asked us all, "Do you have goosebumps?"Unless the range of emotions that induce horripilation (yes, Tiki taught me that one) now includes boredom, the answer to the question is hell and no.A friend of mine once decided that he would begin to slather mustard on all of his sandwiches despite his aversion to its taste because, as he explained it, the millions of people who like mustard can't be wrong. And after gagging through two bites of a hamburger, he decided that, indeed, they were all wrong.With this force-feeding of futbol by the Worldwide Leader in Hype, we're all supposed to conclude that the rest of the world can't be wrong, and that we should embrace a game that, through the first few days, has featured scintillating outcomes like 1-1, 0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 1-0, and 1-0.While some may claim that we tolerate hockey games that end with similar 1-0, 0-0, and 1-1 outcomes, the two sports have one dramatic difference. In hockey, the puck routinely finds itself in position to enter the goal; play-by-play man extraordinaire Mike Emrick manages to make his audience keenly aware of every such instance. In soccer, it's a lot of open-field running and kicking and running and kicking that rarely results in anything worth actually witnessing.Said one NFL source regarding the World Cup, "I hope DeMaurice Smith isn't watching it. He might ask for 70 percent if this is our competition. It's like watching Ultimate Frisbee played with feet."Maybe that's why they blow those damn horns for every moment of every game. It gives the fans something to do while waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for something to actually happen on the field of play.So now we even better understand the NFL's desire to export true football to other countries. Once they realize that we've whipped together a condiment that tastes a hell of a lot better than mustard, our football -- American football -- will rule the world.Our message then, to those of you who are falling victim to ESPN's effort to link watching the World Cup to fundamental notions of apple pie and Chevrolet, the true patriot would rebel against the breathless Bristol narratives invoking a 60-year-old U.S.-England match of which only a small handful of us had ever even heard and somehow tying it all back to the American Revolution.Right now, we need to do two things to our mother country, neither of which entails beating the Brits at the sport they inexplicably love. First, we need to compel one of their biggest corporations to PLUG UP THAT DAMN HOLE. That one bears repeating. PLUG UP THAT DAMN HOLE.Second, we need to continue to show them how a real sport is played.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:59 pm
has featured scintillating outcomes like 1-1, 0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 1-0, and 1-0.
by leadpipe » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:35 pm
Spin wrote:I agree, the horns have to go. What's the point in those anyway? I guess the rioters had to do something when they weren't allowed to trample and murder opposing fans anymore...You play to win or lose, at least that's what recent American beliefs are. But you play by the rules given, and to tie against a team you're overmatched against is a victory. I think that was their strategy, Swerb, late in the game. We were overmatched but tied, went to a defensive strategy, and came away with as many points as they did. Now if we score more goals than England does against Slovenia and Algeria, we win Group C.
by indiansfan21 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:08 pm
by indiansfan21 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:20 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:has featured scintillating outcomes like 1-1, 0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 1-0, and 1-0.Those scores look like Binary code.Hockey has hits, soccer not so much. They have guys that get hit and they go down like LeBron.I like the World Cup, it's something different every 4 years, but soccer just ain't my thing for more than that one month every 4 years. Apparently we have a good and very popular MLS team right here in CLB....
by Ziner » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:58 pm
indiansfan21 wrote:I have seen some stupid remarks made about soccer in my 20+ years of being a fan ( along with being a fan of football, baseball, hockey, and many other sports), but that Florio article along with some of the responses I have seen about the sport here and on Florio's site are being beyond rediculous.I get it if you don't want to like soccer. I mean I don't get the "it's a third world sport that everyone can enjoy because it costs nothing" argument as much as I don't get the "you don't understand it...it's a beautiful game" argument from the other side.It just seems like a lot of comments by American's, me being one as well, come across as we didn't make it, we have our own sports, so we need to ridicule soccer and those who do actually like the sport , especially during the worlds biggest stages for the sport. It's like people are being threatened by its existence. How about this, if you don't like the sport, or know nothing about it ignore it the best you can, don't watch the games, and enjoy what you do like to watch. Don't go making ignorant comments to those of us who do. I know its a message board, but I sure as hell though this page was for soccer. Just don't come in here then. There is no need to comment.
Return to The Back Of The Net
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest