Will you be watching the World Series of Soccer?

Yes!   8 votes - 57 %
No!   6 votes - 42 %
Other - Right On!   0 votes - 0 %
 
14 Total Votes
I had thought about watching these soccer games by georgeha (4.00 / 3) #1 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 08:35:37 AM EST
in a spirit of International brotherhood. I reckon I could have bought some Ruddles to watch Engerland, some Kolsch to watch Germany, maybe some remaindered Beajolais Noveua to watch France, but since I've given up the sauce, I just can't see the point.

I'll probably just download the highlights clips, given typical scores of 0-1, 2-1, 1-1, that should be about one minute per game.


Good idea by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 2) #3 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 08:43:06 AM EST
Really the highlights should be enough to fake your way through some intelligent comments.

"Did you see that goal by Pele! Woo, he really faked that middle linebacker out of his boots!" Stuff like that.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Just like basketball, where every game should be by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:26:50 AM EST
two minutes long. Think about it: The whole NCAA tounament could occur over one weekend! With lots of time to party!

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I think it's the "England (10th)ers" by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 4) #2 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 08:37:35 AM EST


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That's quite the koan, by blixco (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 08:54:47 AM EST
since as we all know, he who smelt it shall forever be he who dealt it.

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Cheat sheet by ad hoc (4.00 / 4) #5 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:06:21 AM EST
That is totally sweeet! by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:13:54 AM EST
I'm still laughing -- No, wait. I'm done.

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You must have missed this one line by lm (4.00 / 1) #12 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:53:01 AM EST
``If everyone stays fit the Yanks could go deeper than expected''

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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No, I saw that. It was a groaner for me. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 10:01:56 AM EST


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Dammit! by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:39:04 AM EST
The bit on England is painfully accurate.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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Geeze bob, by sasquatchan (4.00 / 2) #6 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:12:26 AM EST
it's the UK knickerboxers. Thought everyone knew that ?

Going anywhere fun, say, beachy, over your vacation ?

And those stinkin' VC took your watch ? You didn't entrust it to Captain Koons to give to your kid as his birthright in case you didn't come back ?

Well by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:40:03 AM EST
Actually I never wore my own watch when going out on patrol. We had a stash of stolen VC watches we would put on so if we got killed they would simply be stealing their own watch back. Pretty sharp thinking, eh?

re: No, I'm not going anywhere this time.

Warmest regards,
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The England 1966'ers by thenick (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:37:37 AM EST
Hey, the World Cup is doing better in this country than Stanley Cup. If not for Sportscenter, I wouldn't have known that's still going on. Nor would the rest of the United States, where the first game of the series drew a whopping 600k viewers on OLN.

 
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I am special by cam (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:54:58 AM EST
I am one of 600K. The US will probably kick major European and Latin American butt in the World Cup. For a country that gets berated for being ostentatious, especially its sports stars, the US Soccer team have been quiet achievers.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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I heard a spot on the radio this morning by lm (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 09:57:22 AM EST
Vegas has taken about 30M in wagers on the World Cup. That's more than NHL, but far less than MLB, NFL or NBA.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Nothing spells ratings by riceowlguy (4.00 / 2) #16 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 10:05:27 AM EST
quite like Edmonton vs. Carolina.

If the Rangers ever get good again, look out.


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alternatively by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 10:21:58 AM EST
the red wings could make it past the first round.

or the idiot NHL could get themselves on a real network, that like, people get.

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I get OLN by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Jun 09, 2006 at 01:51:21 PM EST
and all I have is basic cable.

Being on a network is overrated.  Anybody poor enough to not have cable isn't worth advertising to.

Okay, seriously, yeah, it's hard to find, but I don't think that's the main reason nobody's watching hockey.  I think it's because hockey on TV is boring.


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Soccer by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #19 Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 04:45:36 AM EST
You also forgot to point out that US Soccer players have mental difficulties.  Not as many as US Rugby players, but a lot.




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