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Title: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 23, 2014, 10:36:15 AM
Rosters are out and teams are in camp.  Games will be here before you know it!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 28, 2014, 04:35:41 AM
First of three "warmup" games for the US is done.  It was nice to see a win but I have serious questions about our back line.  A higher caliber team would have eaten them alive last night.  Also, it was weird seeing a number 10 running around out there and it not be Donovan. 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 30, 2014, 09:49:59 AM
worth watching again

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 30, 2014, 02:32:00 PM
That video still gives me chills and gets me pumped for soccer!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 02, 2014, 04:49:13 PM
Just to wet the appetite a bit

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 03, 2014, 07:49:35 AM
 http://www.mlssoccer.com/sideline/news/article/2014/05/22/seattle-sounders-brad-evans-cut-usmnt-wins-night-twitter-sideline
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 06, 2014, 04:54:04 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10375144_318033211685127_7029977854886286879_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 06, 2014, 06:42:34 PM
Ha!



On a side note are there really no other soccer fans on GrogHeads that are as excited about the World Cup as Brant and I are??
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 06, 2014, 07:19:53 PM
well all the Brits around here *would* be if the English has a chance in hell of moving past the quarterfinals :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 07, 2014, 08:22:19 AM
GREEEEEEEECE!   :D

(http://cosmosphilly.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/mitroglou-rio1384896442.jpg)

Ok my fun moment is over.

I'm eagerly awaiting some big match ups like Germany vs Portugal & Spain vs Nederlands.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 07, 2014, 08:24:51 AM
here's the image you were trying to post :)

(http://cosmosphilly.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/mitroglou-rio1384896442.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 07, 2014, 05:59:56 PM
Great second goal by Altidore tonight he needed that before heading to the WC.


Also, I think I might be convinced to start buying what ever Bradley is selling after his performance tonight.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 11, 2014, 01:54:09 PM
I can't wait for the WC to start tomorrow!


While we wait here is a cool article with pictures about the evolution of the World Cup soccer ball.

http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/evolution-of-the-world-cup-match-ball-1401488128-slideshow/
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 11, 2014, 02:16:32 PM
Is it really starting tomorrow?

I'd heard the city is a mess thanks to a transit worker's strike. My company is doing all the power and temp control for the events, so hopefully it starts up without much of a hitch.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 11, 2014, 08:47:05 PM
Is it really starting tomorrow?


Yes it is.  Brazil and Croatia open it up at 3:30 EST
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 11, 2014, 08:52:09 PM
meh
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 11, 2014, 11:03:33 PM
Bring on athletes dropping as though riddled with bullets at the slightest touch from a rival's jersey!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 12, 2014, 06:40:39 AM
Bring on athletes dropping as though riddled with bullets at the slightest touch from a rival's jersey!

I am really hoping they crack down on that this year.  I'll see y'all in a month when this is over.



For all you soccer haters out there you might enjoy this.

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 12, 2014, 07:22:56 AM
I love Key and Peele, but that's not up to their usual hilarious standards...unless I'm missing something.

The 0-0 at 90 minutes IS funny, because it's true!  :D
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 12, 2014, 09:53:51 AM
I hope Germany can go the distance.  I heard there were some injuries, but they have a very good team.

I'm leaning to Brazil as they have home advantage.

Here's my pool predictions (attached)

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 12, 2014, 04:11:57 PM
Wow, Brazil looked terrible in their first game despite the outcome. 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 13, 2014, 07:31:13 AM
(https://scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10446700_715468618519981_2626343770393511759_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 13, 2014, 08:38:48 AM
It's only begun :)

Japanese ref confuses Croat players who claim his English wasn't good.  Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!



Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 13, 2014, 03:58:23 PM
Spain self destructed in the second half that was sad to watch but the Dutch look like they could go all the way.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 14, 2014, 01:22:36 AM
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 14, 2014, 05:06:34 AM
The Dutch do this all the time - they win some game huge early in the tournament, and everyone assumes they're going to win the tournament with a goal difference of 234958723 - 4, and then they lose in the quarterfinals to someone who remembers to play defense like it actually matters. (See also: Euro 2008, WC 2006)  The run to the 2010 final was just as much an aberration as their flameout in Euro 2012 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MetalDog on June 14, 2014, 06:37:52 AM



If that's what soccer looked like every game, I would watch.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 14, 2014, 04:50:47 PM
agree with you brant.  but i think the dutch have some better defense this year.

the linesmen were blind in the col-greece match, offsides and handballs.  Colombia was.hot though.

watching italy vs england now. its a good game!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 14, 2014, 05:53:43 PM
big surprise with costa rica beating uruguay 3-1
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 14, 2014, 07:06:47 PM
big surprise with costa rica beating uruguay 3-1

That was a surprise but in an odd way I m happy for Costa Rica.



The England v. Italy game was very fun to watch, if you aren't a fan of either team. :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 14, 2014, 07:09:33 PM
at some point I won't be running the Central Command at Origins and I can sit still and watch some games  :-\
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 14, 2014, 07:13:55 PM
something I saw on Facebook today from a British friend


5PA1N
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Keunert on June 15, 2014, 01:01:30 PM
2:1, Switzerland won!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 15, 2014, 08:59:51 PM
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 16, 2014, 05:40:53 AM
^ This!  6pm today and I cannot wait!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 16, 2014, 06:05:29 AM
great article here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/american-outlaws--from-the-beginning-to-brazil-024330870-soccer.html
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 16, 2014, 05:27:34 PM
John Brooks is completely useless. We should have brought Maurice Edu instead, since he can actually play multiple positions and knows how to defend
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 16, 2014, 05:33:44 PM
that right there is your quality difference.
our subs are John Brooks and aron Johansson

theirs are Kevin Prince Boateng and Michael Essien

advantage, Ghana

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MetalDog on June 16, 2014, 05:47:48 PM
What was that about John Brooks?  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 16, 2014, 05:58:14 PM
the irony of brooks getting the header for the winner is that for 40 minutes he was defending like a marshmallow
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 16, 2014, 05:59:31 PM
Brooks was responsible for Ghana's goal also

he's the guy that didn't close down the runner coming through the box
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MetalDog on June 16, 2014, 06:00:49 PM
I don't know sh*t about soccer.  I just thought it was ironic that you were railing against Brooks and he came through with the goal and a great stop shortly after.  I'm sure you're right about what ever it is you said.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: steve58 on June 16, 2014, 06:03:41 PM
USA beats Ghana 2-1!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 16, 2014, 06:08:21 PM
"I believe that we will win!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



Brant is completely right and I hope they don't let Brooks start against Portugal.

More importantly the US staff needs to figure out what is going on with the player's fitness, they knew what the weather would be like so this is unacceptable.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 16, 2014, 06:11:40 PM
Also we need to figure out how to possess the ball for longer periods or we aren't going to stand a chance.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 16, 2014, 06:33:54 PM
at this point, two draws will get us out of the group
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 16, 2014, 06:36:46 PM
at this point, two draws will get us out of the group

I think we have a shot at drawing with Portugal but if Germany plays the way they did today and we play the way we did today then there is no way we have a chance against them.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 16, 2014, 08:59:48 PM
Germany may be resting half of their team to save them for the knockout round by then
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 17, 2014, 12:53:18 AM
more boring then cricket.  (http://www.jeremyclarkson.co.uk/uploads/JC-1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 04:49:40 AM
so I'm chuckling about a few things related to the game this morning

...  Mike & Mike playing all the USA-themed songs they can find.  Amusingly, of course, "Born in the USA" - never mind the political sentiment - when a handful of the team were in fact born in Germany.   They followed that with "Living in America" when, again, Brooks, Johnson, Green, Chandler, and Jones all grew up in Germany and Johansson grew up in Iceland.

...  The über-love for John Brooks for the header, as noted above.

...  people bloviating about Landon being the guy that would've replaced Altidore when Jozy went down.  Uh, no.  Not all forwards are equal, and they play very different ways.  Donovan would've been plugged in in place of Bedoya, which is where Zusi went in.  We really don't have a one-for-one Altidore replacement in the player pool.  We used to have a McBride - Ching duo that could be reasonably swapped for each other, but there isn't a good exchange for the Altidore, unless you count Terrance Boyd.

...  Paging Michael Bradley!  Paging Michael Bradley!  Anyone seen Michael Bradley?
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 17, 2014, 05:27:39 AM
so I'm chuckling about a few things related to the game this morning

...  Mike & Mike playing all the USA-themed songs they can find.  Amusingly, of course, "Born in the USA" - never mind the political sentiment - when a handful of the team were in fact born in Germany.   They followed that with "Living in America" when, again, Brooks, Johnson, Green, Chandler, and Jones all grew up in Germany and Johansson grew up in Iceland.

...  The über-love for John Brooks for the header, as noted above.

...  people bloviating about Landon being the guy that would've replaced Altidore when Jozy went down.  Uh, no.  Not all forwards are equal, and they play very different ways.  Donovan would've been plugged in in place of Bedoya, which is where Zusi went in.  We really don't have a one-for-one Altidore replacement in the player pool.  We used to have a McBride - Ching duo that could be reasonably swapped for each other, but there isn't a good exchange for the Altidore, unless you count Terrance Boyd.

...  Paging Michael Bradley!  Paging Michael Bradley!  Anyone seen Michael Bradley?

What you have there are bunch of bandwagon fans who actually don't know soccer.  Good for them for supporting it but stop talking about it like you understand the game.

If Altidore is going to be out the whole tactical style the US plays is going to have to change up front and I am at a total loss for how that will look.  Not to mention the fact they have been training with target forward and it will take alot to switch that mentality.  This is going to be interesting to watch and hopefully not to painful.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 05:56:46 AM
it was fun sitting in VA and (a) having the whole place cheer when Brooks scored, and (b) listening to the 22-yo dude next to me trying to impress his date with his (barely accurate) soccer knowledge.


in other notes - this is a good read

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/postcard-from-rio--american-couple-steals-show-with-peculiar-usa-gear-010302252-soccer.html
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 11:27:43 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10492493_728483543881307_8975881195602239320_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 11:27:54 AM
(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/1395170_781069131922542_835770991_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2014, 11:29:15 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10492493_728483543881307_8975881195602239320_n.jpg)

you know me, bob and MD could beat Ghana?
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 11:35:31 AM
you know me, bob and MD could beat Ghana?

C'mon - you're a limey (so you should know better) and you're going to give me that line?!

Did you see who Ghana was bringing off the bench?  Boateng and Essien would be starting for about 60% of the other teams at the World Cup right now.

The US played (ironically) old-school Bob Bradley-style, defend-and-counter b/c they had no one to hold up the ball at the other end after Jozy went down.  For all the grief he gets, he's an excellent relief valve for the defense to push him the ball and pull the back line up while he holds up play for the offense to take shape around him.  Johansson just can't do that - he's not big enough.  Jozy is built like a linebacker, Johansson looks like a tennis player.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2014, 11:43:20 AM
you know me, bob and MD could beat Ghana?

C'mon - you're a limey (so you should know better) and you're going to give me that line?!

Did you see who Ghana was bringing off the bench?  Boateng and Essien would be starting for about 60% of the other teams at the World Cup right now.

Ill grant you they WERE good, but theyve both been dropped from the Premiership (English top division, and forgive me i dont mean to patronise if you knew) arguably still the best league in the world, then Spain, then Germany/Italy which is where they now reside

I did like how you played - unbelievable pace in some players
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 12:10:52 PM
the Premiership (English top division, and forgive me i dont mean to patronise if you knew)

I've been known to yell corrections at the telecasts of EPL games here in the states, even with English commentators on the show ;)

When you're talking EPL, you're speaking my language, and one of these days I'm going to get around to paying Bob a visit and go see St James Park for myself
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2014, 12:24:45 PM
its damn near compulsory to go without a shirt on - brace yourself!!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 02:22:22 PM
http://mashable.com/2014/06/16/van-persie-header-goal-meme/
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Atilla60 on June 17, 2014, 03:25:19 PM
http://mashable.com/2014/06/16/van-persie-header-goal-meme/
It's impossible  :)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqFW-W6IgAA_tOJ.jpg:large)

The best goal by far at this point. IMHO   
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 17, 2014, 04:15:42 PM
Very entertaining game between Brazil and Mexico today, even if it did end in a draw.   However much it pains me to say it, I agree with the one commentator they need to build a statue of the Mexican keeper in Mexico City after that performance.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 04:17:48 PM
they still need to build one for Graham Zusi
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 17, 2014, 05:43:42 PM
they still need to build one for Graham Zusi

QFT
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 17, 2014, 10:59:37 PM
(https://scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10414535_941115322599636_1792289264359923103_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 18, 2014, 05:33:48 AM
ah go back to that there baseball thread :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 18, 2014, 02:17:30 PM
GOLAZO

(https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/857344737.gif)

up close
(http://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/tim-cahill-goal-against-netherlands-b.gif?w=1000)

Some days, the other dude just eats your lunch.  It's a shame they lost that game; that was an awesome goal
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 18, 2014, 02:24:11 PM
spain getting battered again

its a little bit sad watching them come apart
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 18, 2014, 03:01:05 PM
spain getting battered again

its a little bit sad watching them come apart

Well Spain is done and Chile looked really good.  It felt like Spain had no backup plan when they were pressured like that.  You have to give credit to Chile because they really never let up on the pressure.  Spain failed at one of the most basic tasks of soccer, adapting during the run of play.  They just didn't adapt, they just kept trying to do the same thing over and over again even when it was obvious it wasn't going to work.  The Chile v. Netherlands game looks like it could be very entertaining.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 18, 2014, 03:05:23 PM
end of an era, i think netherlands shook their confidence and they couldnt string a pass together today - tippy tappy football is over
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 19, 2014, 01:29:33 PM
spain getting battered again

its a little bit sad watching them come apart

Not when you work with an obnoxious Spain fan. Then it's hilarious.  ;D
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 20, 2014, 02:29:23 AM
I haven't seen that many English flags in Cornwall UK since I've been working here.   :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2014, 04:59:46 AM
(http://cdn.themetapicture.com/pic/images/2014/06/19/funny-England-team-Brazil-orphanage.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: W8taminute on June 20, 2014, 05:12:58 AM
I'm bummed that England didn't win yesterday.  They had quite a few opportunities to get some goals in the second half.  Uruguay missed some good good shots as well. 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2014, 08:08:46 AM
neat chart here

http://soccer.si.com/soccer/planet-futbol/2014/06/12/world-cup-odds-brazil-2014
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Keunert on June 20, 2014, 02:36:37 PM
ach du scheisse
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2014, 02:44:50 PM
yeah - bad day for the Swiss
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 20, 2014, 06:15:20 PM
after a disappointing showing (burnout) in South Africa 2010, France appears to be coming back. Vive les bleus! 
Germany vs Ghana should be entertaining today.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 21, 2014, 02:22:30 PM
2 - 1 Ghana takes lead against  Germany, wow  ???
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 21, 2014, 02:30:21 PM
and a comeback goal from Germany, its KLOSE!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 21, 2014, 03:03:51 PM
That was an entertaining game, well at least the 2nd half was.  Here is hoping the US can get the win tomorrow and lock up a spot in the round of 16.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 22, 2014, 05:59:10 PM
20 seconds, all we had to do was defend for 20 more seconds and we would have advanced .......  I'm sick to my stomach right now........
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 22, 2014, 06:13:18 PM
20 seconds, all we had to do was defend for 20 more seconds and we would have advanced .......  I'm sick to my stomach right now........

Yeah, so disappointing....they started the game like crap and ended the game like crap...that first goal they gave up was insane, that defender didn't seem to put much effort into clearing the darn ball....
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 22, 2014, 06:23:03 PM
Gonzalez left a guy running in behind him while ball-watching across the field...  stop me if you've heard that one before.  :buck2:
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 22, 2014, 09:09:00 PM
Gonzalez left a guy running in behind him while ball-watching across the field...  stop me if you've heard that one before.  :buck2:

True, but if Bradley hadn't turned the ball over near midfield so easily and just cleared it to the corner flag we wouldn't be having this conversation.  >:(


Also this game further confirmed my dislike of Ronaldo, for all of his skill he is a lazy soccer play who doesn't play as part of the team.  Even him having the assist on the equalizing goal he looked all upset that it wasn't him scoring the goal....  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 23, 2014, 03:39:39 AM
There's always a comparison over here between messi and ronaldo and the saying always goes that messi plays for barcelona and ronaldo plays for ronaldo
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: OJsDad on June 23, 2014, 07:52:47 AM
The Cigarette Smoking Man will never allow the US to get past the first round of the World Cup.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 23, 2014, 09:10:34 PM
oh......  is this still happening?
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MetalDog on June 23, 2014, 09:57:48 PM
Overheard on the radio today, 'I am so glad that we are almost at the knockout round.  It means we are that much closer to the start of college football.'
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary?
Post by: endfire79 on June 24, 2014, 03:04:48 AM
That's a shame, I think the US is doing for the spot they are in.  It's the World Cup, Canada hasn't been there since 1986, if we were there I'd be ecstatic!

I heard players in general aren't big fans of having a World Cup in Qatar in the summer.  It will be crazy hot (unless its indoors I guess).  They might consider the US as a future option.  Sweet!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 24, 2014, 04:55:23 AM
In 2010, when it looked like some stuff in South Africa wasn't going to be ready, FIFA called the USSF about possibly stepping in.  The head of the USSF made a comment to FIFA that was essentially "Sure, just make sure you give us a few weeks notice"

I have a European friend who thought that was kind of arrogant, but then we got to talking about sports venues in the US, and I pointed out that you could eliminate (1) every pro football stadium, and (2) the top 20 college football stadiums by seating capacity, and still play the entire World Cup in college stadiums that all seat at least 60,000 people in town that are used to major sporting events (i.e., college football)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary?
Post by: MetalDog on June 24, 2014, 05:12:07 AM
That's a shame, I think the US is doing for the spot they are in.  It's the World Cup, Canada hasn't been there since 1986, if we were there I'd be ecstatic!

I heard players in general aren't big fans of having a World Cup in Qatar in the summer.  It will be crazy hot (unless its indoors I guess).  They might consider the US as a future option.  Sweet!

The quote I wrote is more a product of where I live.  College football is the only game in town.  I will say that the sports radio talking heads, including the local guy, have all jumped on the band wagon for the soccer and the World Cup.  During the 2010 World Cup, a lot of the games were on radio.  I found myself lingering in the truck, waiting to see what happened.  Now, in 2014, I have actually tuned in on tv to watch parts or all of matches.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 24, 2014, 05:43:28 AM
Now, in 2014, I have actually tuned in on tv to watch parts or all of matches.

By 2022, we'll have you actually planning trips to the games!  :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 24, 2014, 07:23:14 AM
In 2010, when it looked like some stuff in South Africa wasn't going to be ready, FIFA called the USSF about possibly stepping in.  The head of the USSF made a comment to FIFA that was essentially "Sure, just make sure you give us a few weeks notice"

I have a European friend who thought that was kind of arrogant, but then we got to talking about sports venues in the US, and I pointed out that you could eliminate (1) every pro football stadium, and (2) the top 20 college football stadiums by seating capacity, and still play the entire World Cup in college stadiums that all seat at least 60,000 people in town that are used to major sporting events (i.e., college football)

a few weeks ago with the whole qatar scandal it was mentioned that the US or Australia will be the support nations if Qatar is stripped
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 24, 2014, 11:51:35 AM
Only in soccer can a man build a reputation for biting opponents and not have his teeth splattered all over the grass by someone. What in the actual f*ck.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Tinkershuffle on June 24, 2014, 12:40:08 PM
That was ridiculous compared to Marchisio's red card. I really hope Suarez gets the penalty he deserves and misses at least the next match if not the whole tournament.

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on June 24, 2014, 01:54:52 PM
i think he'll be sent home - thats 3 times now
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Con on June 24, 2014, 03:15:45 PM
Rugby players get it worse than a little biting.....thats just the foreplay if you were up against John Hopoate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hopoate

Quote
During a 2001 clash with the Cowboys, Hopoate, in an attempt to unsettle several of his opponents, inserted his finger in three players' anuses, the first occurring during the seventh minute of play. At the conclusion of the match the matter was immediately referred to the rugby league judiciary where a case was put forward from both sides on 28 March.

Hopoate claimed in front of the panel of judges that he was simply attempting to give all three players "a wedgie" with his fingers, denying he had done anything wrong and that he was "a great believer in what happens on the field should stay there".[5]

The three victims in the case, Cowboys players Glenn Morrison, Peter Jones and Paul Bowman all disagreed with the reasoning put forward by Hopoate and his team. Jones stated, "It wasn't a wedgie. That's when your pants are pulled up your arse. I think I know the difference between a wedgie and someone sticking their finger up my bum", while Bowman stated that he was "disgusted" and "couldn't believe it."[6]

Hopoate subsequently was charged with unlawful sexual connection in relation to the incident.

Con
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 24, 2014, 04:22:54 PM
Tyson? :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 24, 2014, 09:21:56 PM
In 2010, when it looked like some stuff in South Africa wasn't going to be ready, FIFA called the USSF about possibly stepping in.  The head of the USSF made a comment to FIFA that was essentially "Sure, just make sure you give us a few weeks notice"

I have a European friend who thought that was kind of arrogant, but then we got to talking about sports venues in the US, and I pointed out that you could eliminate (1) every pro football stadium, and (2) the top 20 college football stadiums by seating capacity, and still play the entire World Cup in college stadiums that all seat at least 60,000 people in town that are used to major sporting events (i.e., college football)

I was going to school and bartending when Chicago hosted it in 1994.  I didn't even notice it except for all the ads in cabs.  the Bulls championship wins were noticed!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 24, 2014, 09:24:34 PM
Rugby players get it worse than a little biting.....thats just the foreplay if you were up against John Hopoate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hopoate

Quote
During a 2001 clash with the Cowboys, Hopoate, in an attempt to unsettle several of his opponents, inserted his finger in three players' anuses, the first occurring during the seventh minute of play. At the conclusion of the match the matter was immediately referred to the rugby league judiciary where a case was put forward from both sides on 28 March.

Hopoate claimed in front of the panel of judges that he was simply attempting to give all three players "a wedgie" with his fingers, denying he had done anything wrong and that he was "a great believer in what happens on the field should stay there".[5]

The three victims in the case, Cowboys players Glenn Morrison, Peter Jones and Paul Bowman all disagreed with the reasoning put forward by Hopoate and his team. Jones stated, "It wasn't a wedgie. That's when your pants are pulled up your arse. I think I know the difference between a wedgie and someone sticking their finger up my bum", while Bowman stated that he was "disgusted" and "couldn't believe it."[6]

Hopoate subsequently was charged with unlawful sexual connection in relation to the incident.

Con

we should all chip in a get one of those sports wall sticker poster things of this guy for Azz.  it would show him that we care.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2014, 05:03:36 AM
uh, in '94, the Rockets were in the middle of winning, since Jordan was on 'hiatus' for gambling and the NBA told him to take a year or two off...
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 28, 2014, 06:02:04 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10445136_803571106342709_4489474402385417916_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/10441103_10203998257380740_719400841142812622_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on June 30, 2014, 04:20:18 AM
Tight game last night between Costa Rica & Greece. Kudos for the comeback near the end by the Greeks.  Costa Rica has had an amazing run this World Cup.  I think it might stop against Holland now though  ;

(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-hup-holland.png)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 30, 2014, 04:52:50 AM
I was torn in the Mexico/Holland game.  I hate Mexico, but want the CONCACAF teams to do well.

I wouldn't want to bet against Coast Rica right now.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 01, 2014, 04:16:55 PM
Bloody good game with USA and Belgium tonight.

It ain't finished - got another second half of extra time (15 minutes) - but whatever happens - the USA can hold their head up well high. They've played superb.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Con on July 01, 2014, 04:47:56 PM
sad to see the US go out but it was a great game, thrilling, without any controversies and in the end as much as I hate to say it the better team won.

US can go off feeling like they gave it their all a bit of a better bounce earlier and we would be looking at penalty shoot outs right now.

Tim Howard was goalie of the tournament with his saves today, absolutely spectacular

Con
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 01, 2014, 04:51:06 PM
sad to see the US go out but it was a great game, thrilling, without any controversies and in the end as much as I hate to say it the better team won.


Tim Howard was goalie of the tournament with his saves today, absolutely spectacular

Con

Agreed.  It is a shame to not see them advance but they have a lot to work with going forward and I hope it only gets better from here.  Now the 4 year wait begins again.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 01, 2014, 06:10:58 PM
You know - we said going into the World Cup that getting out of the group was going to be a successful tournament.

You can be disappointed, but let's also be realistic - we beat Ghana, should've beat Portugal, and held off a tournament favorite for most of the game against Germany, and quite frankly, could have beat Belgium.  It would've been nice to hang on for the Portugal win, even tho it might've made no difference at all in the final reckoning (a 1-0 loss to Germany still leaves us in 2d), but overall it's hard to be too disappointed with this year's performance.

And if you don't believe me, go ask an Italian, or a Brit, or better yet, a Swede or a Ukrainian.

Now, go get 'em Costa Rica!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 01, 2014, 11:35:00 PM
You know - we said going into the World Cup that getting out of the group was going to be a successful tournament.

You can be disappointed, but let's also be realistic - we beat Ghana, should've beat Portugal, and held off a tournament favorite for most of the game against Germany, and quite frankly, could have beat Belgium.  It would've been nice to hang on for the Portugal win, even tho it might've made no difference at all in the final reckoning (a 1-0 loss to Germany still leaves us in 2d), but overall it's hard to be too disappointed with this year's performance.

And if you don't believe me, go ask an Italian, or a Brit, or better yet, a Swede or a Ukrainian.

Now, go get 'em Costa Rica!
Not a Brit - an Englishman - ask an Englishman.

Scotland gave up on major tournaments years ago for...personal reasons  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 02, 2014, 06:26:52 AM
(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/Brfpmp6IUAASzDP_zpsbde0a15e.jpg)


http://www.cbssports.com/world-cup/eye-on-world-cup/24604042/tim-howard-momentarily-named-secretary-of-defense-on-wikipedia
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 02, 2014, 10:32:59 AM
Finally, a Secretary of Defense with some balls.

Err...ball.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Marty Ward on July 03, 2014, 02:05:44 PM
So is anyone going to watch the WWII rematch or is the soccer fever over?
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 03, 2014, 03:38:59 PM
I'm going to be watching every game I can.   O0

But I'm the soccer nut around here that also DVRs MLS games and can tell you about the CONCACAF teams that never made it out of the home-and-home quals to even get to the group stage that qualifies you for the hexagonal   :idiot2:
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on July 03, 2014, 04:06:31 PM
1982 is the first world cup i remember, in that one the german keeper ran out and destroyed a french player - oxygen needed on pitch, concussion, broken ribs - the ref was that shocked the keeper didnt even get a card and went on to save 2 penalties
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 03, 2014, 11:23:10 PM
I am looking forward to the remaining matches.  There are some many good ones especially if you also consider the countries histories with one another.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 03, 2014, 11:34:45 PM
Holland Germany for the final is my prediction
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 04, 2014, 05:30:30 AM
you could have a final 4 of Germany-Brazil and Holland-Argentina

of course, you could also have Costa Rica sneak in there, too - GO TICOS!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 04, 2014, 05:35:56 AM
this eve  ;D
(http://blog.klabusterbeere.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/GER-FRA.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Staggerwing on July 04, 2014, 06:59:55 AM
^Hey now! First you have to buy us dinner!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 04, 2014, 01:45:13 PM
...i told ya  :)  (well not so beautiful soccer demonstration to watch with a tired looking team in second half, but who cares tomorrow)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Con on July 04, 2014, 02:39:04 PM
Great Matrix Style Gif of Tim Howards Saves

(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/HLeRMXhYbHsyOebhXgYwyw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2014-07-04/29b3cf80-03a3-11e4-82c9-a7e4c3ccce4c_howardsavesBIGFINAL.gif)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 04, 2014, 02:45:55 PM
^^^^^^^^
that's cool :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 04, 2014, 02:46:22 PM
...i told ya  :)  (well not so beautiful soccer demonstration to watch with a tired looking team in second half, but who cares tomorrow)

Bayonet Jr and I have been sporting our Deutschland jerseys today  :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 04, 2014, 03:07:07 PM
...i told ya  :)  (well not so beautiful soccer demonstration to watch with a tired looking team in second half, but who cares tomorrow)

Bayonet Jr and I have been sporting our Deutschland jerseys today  :)

I told my wife the only way France beats Germany is if the US comes in for the last quarter of the game and does it for them ...   ;D
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on July 05, 2014, 01:40:46 PM
Holland all the way!

Painful to watch Neymar go down like that.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Staggerwing on July 05, 2014, 04:48:42 PM
Oranje!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 05, 2014, 04:53:55 PM
Krul was the man today.  I would've liked to see Costa Rica get thru for CONCACAF, as well as rewarding Navas for playing out of his gourd all tournament.  I don't know who's going to make the tournament Best XI, but Navas has got to be in the conversation.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 05, 2014, 05:04:58 PM
Well the quarter final matches all look great on paper I just hope all 4 teams step up and play with the quality that they have.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 06, 2014, 01:24:11 AM
would have liked to see the Ticos win with its trillion of luck after surviving 120 min ... but Lady Luck blinked in the last second  :-[
now its 'Messi' vs 'Robben'   8)

the match against Brazil will be a extra tough one: one there own turf, the crowd in their back,
and they all play for missing Neymar with even more dedication (if that is possible, they are already dedicated like i dunno what adjective to write), and the (side)referee-team will surly not cripple the host chances with 'in doubt case'-decisions... especially those offsides will be tricky. i would not recommend Löw to rely on the offside trap strategy all to much ...well, there is always Neuer! :-)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on July 06, 2014, 03:20:10 AM
Germany vs Brazil, now that will be an interesting match.

Kudos for Les Bleus getting their shit back together again after the 2010 implosion.


Meanwhile on Reddit, http://www.reddit.com/r/photoshopbattles/comments/29wtx4/a_fan/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/photoshopbattles/comments/29wtx4/a_fan/).
MikeGER, nice body paint :)



(http://i.imgur.com/WRejI3v.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 06, 2014, 03:22:59 AM
Soccer viking and techno viking should get together and invade Russia.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 06, 2014, 09:30:58 AM
(http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/237/626/2626237/everyone-watches-the-world-cup-everyone.jpg)
everyone watches the WM 2014 !  O:-)   ;)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 08, 2014, 02:45:33 PM
Holy shit!  mike is going to run out of Flags if he puts one on his car for each goal they score
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 08, 2014, 02:53:07 PM
Bloody hells bells Germany!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: undercovergeek on July 08, 2014, 02:57:14 PM
unbelievable
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 08, 2014, 03:29:35 PM
someone got an Achtung!  Panzer Marche!  speech before the game.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 08, 2014, 04:00:17 PM
here's the most ridiculous thing about that game: 7-1 doesn't fully do justice to Germany's utter domination of that game.  Germany shanked 3-4 they should've had, and Brazil's goal was waaaay late, and was marked by stunning defensive indifference by Ozil and Hoewedes.  The only more indifferent defenders on the pitch were Brazilian.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Con on July 08, 2014, 04:26:40 PM
It was a Goalecaust!

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 08, 2014, 04:48:18 PM
^^^  love it!  so politically incorrect.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Staggerwing on July 08, 2014, 05:03:44 PM
What next? Hungry sharks falling out of the sky?
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 08, 2014, 05:12:22 PM
Brazil did nazi that coming ....
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 08, 2014, 05:14:48 PM
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131217081420/cardfight/images/8/8a/Triple_facepalm.png)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on July 08, 2014, 05:29:38 PM
... and the game has sunk to a new low!

(http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/poop.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 08, 2014, 05:35:57 PM
Sieg!   (http://colt-turbo.de/images/Smileys/Smileys/deutsch_fahne.gif)

...the only thing raining on my parade is ....that it is actually raining on my parade!  ;)
its cold and raining cats n dogs the whole day and unfortunately it didn't stopped after the match, so no beloved Autokorso for me (you need open convertibles and people hanging out of other cars windos and sitting out of open sunroofs 'n such ... and a large crowd on the sidewalks and crossings too) so i stayed at the EOs place and watch the intervies and stuff   ...also the EO was against shooting the rockets i saved from newyears eve from her balcony into the night sky, a law infraction of course ...we will watch the final at my place and then it will be salvo cakes firework instead of rockets i release downtown ;-)       
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MetalDog on July 08, 2014, 05:41:32 PM
You people are totally missing the point of this drubbing...there are hot Brazilian women who need consoling!!!  Who's going to take one for the team?
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 08, 2014, 06:13:06 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2iu6au9.jpg) ;)
(http://i61.tinypic.com/esp4pk.jpg) :))
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 08, 2014, 06:22:43 PM
TCT, I totally stole that for FB.  I can't wait to see the shitstorm it raises.   :2funny:
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 08, 2014, 08:29:49 PM
Brazil did nazi that coming ....

I nominate this as the best pun of 2014.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 08, 2014, 09:06:43 PM
TCT, I totally stole that for FB.  I can't wait to see the shitstorm it raises.   :2funny:

Brazil did nazi that coming ....

I nominate this as the best pun of 2014.

Full disclosure, I didn't make it up but saw it as a comment on another site and had to steal it because as you pointed out, it is just about perfect. :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 08, 2014, 09:10:56 PM
I don't care where it came from.  it's brilliant!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 09, 2014, 02:17:12 AM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/orqdsl.jpg)
..first we take Manhatten then we take Berlin...  well, Rio next ;)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 09, 2014, 04:33:20 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10488036_777952015590953_2235868650019962861_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Staggerwing on July 09, 2014, 04:46:06 PM
 :(



Maybe next time...
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 09, 2014, 05:26:27 PM
so who won?  I need to pre-plan my snarkyness now.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 09, 2014, 05:29:10 PM
having said that a UK/Argentine match would have been awesome.
a German/Argentine match will get lots of Odessa comments.
and a Netherlands/German match would be gold.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 09, 2014, 05:44:32 PM
the Netherland got just renamed to the Neverlands  ;)
(i would have liked to play against them ...its bigger fun to win) 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Staggerwing on July 09, 2014, 05:55:00 PM
Hrrmpf!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 10, 2014, 12:19:09 AM
Well...given who's left

Kommen auf Deutsch!!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 10, 2014, 12:23:01 AM
well, if Germany loses the team members can always defect.  it's not like it hasn't happened before.  :P
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on July 10, 2014, 06:26:45 AM
I still think the Dutch would have won prior to the shootout.  For that, they ran out of player changes (it would have been great if they could have put the backup goalie like a few days ago).
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 10, 2014, 07:23:41 AM
having said that a UK/Argentine match would have been awesome.

They did that in '86 when the war was still fresh on everyone's mind.  That was the Hand of God game when Maradona cheated his way to a victory.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 10, 2014, 08:57:08 AM
There's so many jokes about Germany killing Brazil that I just can't take an neymar

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsDQ405CUAAuD4U.jpg:large)

(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10491129_544642118974166_3685317711539192904_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 10, 2014, 03:30:49 PM
^ That has to be a straight red for that pun


For those of you soccer haters out there enjoy...

Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 10, 2014, 03:33:51 PM
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/we-lost-by-this-much-brazil-christ-the-redeemer-meme-2.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 13, 2014, 02:20:26 PM
This is an amazingly boring sport to watch.
I think fishing and baseball might be more boring but not by much.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 13, 2014, 02:24:14 PM
You're welcome to think so.  Personally I can't watch golf, tennis, or most motor sports, but I'm finding this game pretty fascinating.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 13, 2014, 02:48:24 PM
I've never really liked football and I don't care for the cheating, diving, total disrespect for the officials, the acting and the surrounding of the officials to swing the vote

I watch International games - but that's it...generally speaking I think it's a sport for grown up kids with attitude who don't like to lose  ;D
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 13, 2014, 03:10:40 PM
At least racing eventually has as effect on your daily life.   8)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 13, 2014, 03:20:04 PM
Bas has been getting the living shit kicked out of him all night.  He's not really the threat you'd think from the level of attention they're giving him.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 13, 2014, 03:22:17 PM
and as soon as I type that, Aguero draws blood on Bas's face
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on July 13, 2014, 03:25:21 PM
Fantastic goal !!!!!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 13, 2014, 03:26:25 PM
#20 is a lttle bitchass punk from what I've seen.



And GOAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 13, 2014, 03:27:58 PM
GOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLL!

Did you just see Neuer's throw in the 115th minute or so?  Dude just chucked that thing half a field
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 13, 2014, 03:34:19 PM
Thats what they get for hiding nazis and trying to steal islands.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Staggerwing on July 13, 2014, 03:57:16 PM
LOL!  ;D

Beer out nose :(
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 13, 2014, 04:10:50 PM
One could say they were Belgranoed.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 13, 2014, 06:44:06 PM
... i am exausted , 120 min nailbitting, wining against the Argentine and partly also the Italian Referee was a bit to much for my nerves ...just back from the Autokorso :smitten:  ...its 2:40am 8) fuck yeah ! 

...and now i can start with the drinking  ;D
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: OJsDad on July 13, 2014, 07:00:41 PM
MikeGer, figured it'd be days before we heard from you.  Congrats on the win. 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 13, 2014, 08:03:42 PM
from Twitter

Quote
SCHADENFREUDE (n) -- What Brazilians feel after watching the Argies lose the World Cup in Rio.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: Con on July 13, 2014, 09:35:13 PM
If only there was a German word that captured the essence of schadenfreude ;)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 14, 2014, 06:15:24 AM
While I wanted to see Messi win his World Cup the better team and probably the most consistently good team of the tournament won in the end.  Also for those who actually understand the game of soccer it was for the most part a fun match to watch and that goal.  :smitten:  I wish I had a first and second touch half that good.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on July 14, 2014, 07:48:40 AM
I like Messi as well, but why did they give him the Golden Ball award??
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 14, 2014, 07:52:10 AM
If you were aware of any commentary before or during the World Cup, it was his all along.

I've given up on honesty in FIFA - it's as corrupt as government.

In fact - I'm slowly but surely giving up on humanity! I always genuinely believed people were generally good - but my world has slowly been getting turned upside down over the years!
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: W8taminute on July 14, 2014, 08:56:37 AM
I'm glad Germany beat Argentina after Argentina embarrassed Holland the other day. 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 16, 2014, 04:42:29 AM
How to tease the hell out of your Argentine friends.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsjmu2QCYAATRe3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 16, 2014, 04:43:30 AM
lol
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 16, 2014, 04:48:36 AM
unstickying
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 16, 2014, 06:38:22 AM
i like that cake  :smitten:

...Thank God the international media didn't discovered this picture from yesterday celebration in Berlin under the Brandenburg Gate yet ...it was 'hidden' in a whole series of pictures in our local newspaper website... ( i saw it when i was searching for a nice special one of celebrating players, that was in the print but not placed online...and thought GDS-Star will like to fool around on fb with it  ;))   

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2zsxr94.jpg) ;)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 16, 2014, 07:27:42 AM
lol - that's an unfortunate pose for a German today!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 16, 2014, 07:48:56 AM
That's just a friendly "hi" as opposed to a friendly "hi-el hitler" I think.  ::)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 16, 2014, 09:38:29 AM
...there is a big back and for swirling shitstorm battle going on in all kind of social media (like twitter #gauchogate ) about the mocking "Gauchodance" ...and of course some Argentinean sport media pulled the Nazi card already  ...biz as usual ;)



...its developing into an international crisis and the Political Correctness crowd here is going apeshit and having a fieldday all at the same time     ::)

(for non soccer enthusiast:  Gauchos  is the nickname of the Argentinean soccer team like Selecau for the Brazilian , and so one... the dance is part of fan-culture mocking each other  since  IIRC  2008 or so )   


 
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 16, 2014, 09:53:12 AM
WTH is the gauchodance?
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: MikeGER on July 16, 2014, 10:04:09 AM
 Judge, it was branded  'gauchodance' by the media. (see the YT vid)
 
it is part of fan clubs mocking each other with songs and choreography after a game 
 to the rhythm of that children-song the loosing team is named first and you crawl around like 'unhappy and beaten' then with the wining team name you 'jump in the air like joy celebrating'

translation " xxx is walking like this , this is they way xxx is walking,  yyy is walking like this , this is the way yyy is walking "

xxx loosing team nick name
yyy winning team nick name     
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 16, 2014, 10:13:57 AM
Yeah - I watched the vid and read the report.

So by the PC mad crowd it's being interpreted as Argentinians being beaten and hunch back but the Germans standing tall and proud? Oh well...suck it up  ;D

Good tournament from your lot.
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: endfire79 on July 16, 2014, 11:01:10 AM
Soccer fans like to get under opposing fans skin, it's part of the game and the culture.  Just let them piss each other off - it works out in the end :)
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 16, 2014, 11:36:59 AM
I am going through World Cup withdrawal right now and the only thing on is the MLS which doesn't even come close.


Has anyone been able to find a compilation video of all the WC 2014 goals scored??
Title: Re: 2014 World Cup Running Commentary
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 16, 2014, 11:38:04 AM
I am going through World Cup withdrawal right now and the only thing on is the MLS which doesn't even come close.

No quite the same level of play, but at least it's evenly-matched teams.  Unless Columbus is playing; they're just canned ass this year.