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After all of the hullabaloo, who here still thinks soccer/futbol is an absolute bore?

 
 
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 10:42 am
@joefromchicago,
Rugby is evidently so boring that Joe feels the urge to try get this thread back on topic.



(Psst ... does anyone know what is a ruck or a rolling maul?)
glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 11:14 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Roger?! How else do you expect to get such really really high scoring games as 1 - 1 and 1 - o?! Rolling Eyes


I guess you should check out professional hockey.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 11:23 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

tsarstepan wrote:

Roger?! How else do you expect to get such really really high scoring games as 1 - 1 and 1 - o?! Rolling Eyes


I guess you should check out professional hockey.

Not going to earn you a debate point as I'm not much of a hockey fan either.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 11:26 am
@joefromchicago,
joefromchicago wrote:

Soccer is apparently so boring that those contributing to a thread about soccer find that they can only talk about rugby.

If I could give you 5 red ribbons for this post alone then I'd most definitely do so.

Oh heck. You can have these...
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 11:37 am
@Ticomaya,
Yes.
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 01:14 pm
No skill in rugby?

Tell that to the All Blacks - and then run...............
lmur
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 01:21 pm
@margo,
And it's terrible news for New Zealanders - Rugby Doesn't Matter. (Hugh Dennis).
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 03:25 pm
@Ragman,
When I worked at the AIS someone was experimenting with glasses on goalies that blanked microseconds before a penalty was taken. Something about checking their intuition based on the kickers body language/approach. I'm guessing the results weren't fruitful.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 03:28 pm
@lmur,
S'funny, but the rugby union World Cup is the second biggest single sport world championship after soccer. So by definition established here it must also be the second most boring sport Wink
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 03:30 pm
Pssssst.....boring Germany are currently leading boring Brazil 6 - 0 in the semi final.

Bor-ing.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 03:32 pm
@Lordyaswas,
That is kind of boring.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 03:33 pm
@margo,
margo wrote:
No skill in rugby?

Tell that to the All Blacks - and then run...............

I'm sure the All Blacks feel they are very skillful players.

But it would be hard to argue that it takes more skill to play rugby than soccer.
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 03:49 pm
Somebody wanted more scoring.
How 'bout 7-0 Germany drubbing Brazil?
Is that enough scoring? Shocked
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 04:45 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10480137_918671544816982_5564391102748090060_n.jpg
glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 04:56 pm
@hingehead,
Oh my God, Germany opened a six-pack of whup-ass on Brazil, and won 7-1!!!! Wow
roger
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 05:45 pm
@hingehead,
Maybe it was something about simply wearing any kind of glasses. I don't know, but it sounds like a serious hazard.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 06:02 pm
@roger,
They were special plastic goggles with LCDs in them that were triggered wirelessly by the approach of the kicker to the ball they were experimenting with blanking at different approach distances to a penalty kick. It was kind of cool to watch.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 06:05 pm
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

Oh my God, Germany opened a six-pack of whup-ass on Brazil, and won 7-1!!!! Wow

Brazilian soccer fans detonate a 10 kiloton bomb in Rio de Janeiro in the subsequent riot because of their country's loss.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 06:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Are you trying to be funny? That city and the rest of the country is quite convulsed already re the building of the game stadiums and infrastructure in the face of massive poverty.

Winning was large in more than a usual way. Hello?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2014 07:09 pm
@ossobuco,
Was I being facetious? Of course I was. My post was intentionally absurdist and hyperbolic. Do I expect violent riots after the host country's loss? I think it would be particularly naive to rule them out.

I would have figured that it was obvious that I'm not a fan of FIFA, the World Cup, and the allegedly magical game of fuuuuuutbol.

I can imagine after the World Cup is over, Brazil and the host city will be debt up to their ears (hundreds of millions of dollars if not billions lost because of the World Cup was hosted there). So... yes. I am aware of the political strife and economic hard times that country is/has been going through.
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