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The A2K World Cup 2010 Striker Fantasy Game

 
 
fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 09:35 am
Good going. 12 contestants so far.

News from the Chilean squad. They say it's possible that Suazo may play against Honduras (but more probably, the second game, against Switzerland).
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 11:40 am
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

Hahah Imur.
I wonder if they show the games live in the United States and where? C-Span?
Boy,am I glad to be going to Europe next week, so I can see them there everywhere, next to fellow fanatics Very Happy


If only we had some sort of national sports channel in America. I know we Americans are backwards when it comes to soccer (yeah, that's right, soccer!) but I have never lacked in watching the games I want to watch.

http://www.epltalk.com/espn-announces-plans-for-world-cup-2010-tv-coverage/8905
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 01:05 pm
Excellent! 12 players. I did send out a few emails Sunday or Monday. But they were to people whose names showed up in threads about soccer/football at some point in the past. I didn't expect there to be a high success rate.
I am done trolling or, in the case of ehbeth, whacking.
It looks like the live ESPN coverage of matches are at 7 am, 9:30 am and 2 pm ET.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 03:23 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

Hahah Imur.
I wonder if they show the games live in the United States and where? C-Span?
Boy,am I glad to be going to Europe next week, so I can see them there everywhere, next to fellow fanatics Very Happy


As far as I've read, ABC will show some FOOTBALL matches on weekends (plus the semifinals and finals). Other matches will be aired on ESPN and ESPN2 (ABC paid about 100 million $$ for the rights)
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 03:53 pm
I am sure that Fbaezer will be gearing up the scoring once play begins. Here, though, is some mindless stuff from me.
The 12 of us here have collectively chosen 23 different strikers for our teams. 11 of us have Villa (Spain). Only George left him off his roster. Fabriano (Brazil) and Rooney (Eng) appear on 6 of our lists while Torres (Spain) and Ronaldo (Port) show up on 4.
I gave each striker 5 points for each player who has him as #1, 4 points for being #2, etc. I added those points up and divided by the number of rosters on which the player appears.
Fabriano (Brazil) is included on fewer rosters but is ranked highly by those who have chosen him. He comes in a a ranking of 3.8 followed by Rooney (Eng) at 3.7. Ronaldo (Port): 3.3; Torres (Spain): 3.0 and Villa (Spain): 2.8.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 04:58 pm
Look at this site - everything you need to know Very Happy

http://www.marca.com/deporte/futbol/mundial/sudafrica-2010/calendario-english.html
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 05:10 pm
The bars in Toronto have special dispensation to open at 10 a.m. during the World Cup.

There will be tiny sets of bleachers arranged in some of the underground here - with big screen t.v's to watch all of the games.

With our crazy crazy multicultural community, Toronto is World Cup mad!
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 05:16 pm
@CalamityJane,
Very pretty, CJ. I have no idea what it means, though.
So the games begin tomorrow, I guess. Good luck to everyone.
I lived in South Africa for a couple of years during the time that apartheid was in its death throes.
I am holding my breath hoping that they can successfully pull this massive event off.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 05:30 pm
@realjohnboy,
johnboy, you just click on any date or any country and you'll get all the info
you need.
I have friends (South Africans) who will leave on Monday to go to S.A. for
the games. THey're so excited and I am certain that South Africa will present
itself as a gracious host and visitors will feel secure.
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Don Camilo
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 06:02 pm
Here's my list:

1. Messi (ARG)
2. Van Persie (NED)
3. Rooney (ENG)
4. Luis Fabiano (BRA)
5. Villa (ESP)

Cheers!
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 06:04 pm
Don Camilo is lucky participant number 13.
Should I add that he is my son?
fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:35 pm
Just a few hours left.

We have 4 contestants from the USA, 3 from Mexico, 2 from Germany and one each from Canada, Ireland and France, plus sjaradona from the UN (so far).
There's still a small time window to register.

Let's all have a good time in the WC, and in this game.
May the best predictor win!!
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:39 pm
1. Villa (SPA)
2. Luis Fabiano (BRA)
3. Rooney (ENG)
4, Klose (GER)
5. MESSI (ARG) (wish more than prediction)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:52 pm
I'll add a buon viaggio to CJ.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:55 pm
@realjohnboy,
Me too.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:58 pm
@realjohnboy,
I want to hear more on that, y'know.

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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 09:19 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer, do you have a "Pepone" son too? Don Camilo and Pepone was my
favorite TV show...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 10:46 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:

Should I add that he is my son?


Yes. Please do so. Very Happy
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 10:48 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:
Don Camilo and Pepone was my
favorite TV show...


One of the few shows, my parents didn't object that I viewed them. And I even could go to see those films, officially Very Happy
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 05:58 am
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

fbaezer, do you have a "Pepone" son too? Don Camilo and Pepone was my
favorite TV show...


The "Peppone" son won The A2K World Cup 2006 Fantasy Game.
They are both very knowledgeable about football.
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