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deliberate failure legislation, if that's what you by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 07:47:22 AM EST
mean. It seems like it's a winning concept for the minority party but a losing one for the majority.

If you are in the minority, the message is "See how great life would be if we were in charge?" But if you are in the majority, it just shows you can't get stuff done.

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Penalties by coillte (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 08:48:52 AM EST
seem to be the result of some bizarre car crash of shamelessly emasculated soap opera theatrics, aesthetics, fair play, and the outside chance that the refereee may actually be in a position to form a reasonably objective accurate opinion onnprecisely who is screwing over who.

In short(s), its some bizarre and byzantine form of devious lottery, the exact workings of which are not entirely visible to any of the participants as they barbourously seek to screw one another over in the name of sporting supremacy. On such are the essentially unimportant sporting destinies of nations decided.

Arms my only ornament...

Welcome to World Cup by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 11:58:05 AM EST
Nothing makes you part of the club more than "we wuz robbed" feeling...

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ROFLWIFE is 9 months pregnant by joh3n (4.00 / 2) #3 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 10:56:15 AM EST
June cant end fast enough.....

I am a crime against humanity

Dear Gord by duxup (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 11:01:52 AM EST

I wouldn’t know what to hope for.  I’m sure it is uncomfortable, but I hear the end of being 9 months pregnant is not a walk in the park either.

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Footy by riceowlguy (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 12:54:37 PM EST
On soccer officiating: for some reason, soccer purists refuse to add more refs, even though it's clear that when the ball can go sixty yards in a few seconds, there aren't enough eyeballs on the field to make sure somebody will be in position to make critical calls.

On understanding of the sport: ESPN and the other American powers-that-be in sports basically act as though "Americans don't like soccer" is a natural law, like things falling at 9.8 m/s^2.  But they also say the same thing about the popularity of the Red Sox and Yankees, to justify giving those two teams in baseball more coverage than the rest of the league(s) combined.  They don't realize that those two teams are so popular because they are so well covered.  Just like soccer is unpopular because we only see it every four years, don't understand it, and don't know anybody involved.

On scoring: yeah, I have that problem with soccer too (there seems to be almost no difference between a scoring play and the 200 non-scoring plays that preceeded it), but the bigger problem from my perspective is that the constant action does not allow time for analysis and reflection (I also have the same problem with basketball and hockey).  Football and baseball are great because you have action punctuated by periods of inaction which allow you time to talk about what just happened and what might happen next.

Thanks for the Prairie Home Companion tip. by calla (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 08:56:57 PM EST
I've loved that show for many years. I'm glad to see that it's a Altman film. I love his stuff.

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