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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #700: July 12, 2010, 02:51:56 PM »
I'd love to see a big college amercan football team like Florida adopt vuvuzelas. Beats the heck out of the FSU tomahawk chop.

Maybe the spectators will have them at the British Open

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #701: July 12, 2010, 04:06:49 PM »
I'm waiting for the remake of Yellow Submarine when they use vuvuzelas in the intro to "all you need is love."

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« Reply #702: July 12, 2010, 04:11:01 PM »
I'm waiting for the remake of Yellow Submarine when they use vuvuzelas in the intro to "all you need is love."

Maybe Adam Dunn could learn how to play the vuvuzela and he and Ryan Zimmerman could form a band. Did Chopin write any duets for the vuvuzela and didgeridoo?

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #703: July 12, 2010, 05:28:04 PM »
No, just bagpipes and hurdy gurdy

Maybe Adam Dunn could learn how to play the vuvuzela and he and Ryan Zimmerman could form a band. Did Chopin write any duets for the vuvuzela and didgeridoo?

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #704: July 12, 2010, 05:37:05 PM »
a 1-0 double overtime tends to have that effect. It was every stereotype, flopping, no scoring, announcers talking about beauty

One of the Netherlands players was being criticized for not taking a dive when presented a prime opportunity.  His ill-fated decision to attempt to maneuver for a shot despite physical play was apparently poor strategy.   :?

Dude could never play for Duke.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #705: July 12, 2010, 05:40:08 PM »
He would have gotten the call if it were the NBA.  Then the other player would have shouted at the ref.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #706: July 12, 2010, 05:43:04 PM »
I think the booby prize 3rd place game has been better than the final in every WC since probably 1982. 

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #707: July 12, 2010, 05:43:40 PM »
One of the Netherlands players was being criticized for not taking a dive when presented a prime opportunity.  His ill-fated decision to attempt to maneuver for a shot despite physical play was apparently poor strategy.   :?


Yeah I respect the fact that he tried to go for the goal instead of flopping.


Dude could never play for Duke.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #708: July 12, 2010, 08:05:42 PM »
One of the Netherlands players was being criticized for not taking a dive when presented a prime opportunity.  His ill-fated decision to attempt to maneuver for a shot despite physical play was apparently poor strategy.   :?

Dude could never play for Duke.

its amazing how well these guys can maintain balance when a breakaway is at stake. another guy between him and the goal and he goes down.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #709: July 12, 2010, 08:06:32 PM »
I think the booby prize 3rd place game has been better than the final in every WC since probably 1982. 

not as much at stake so the guys probably just play

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #710: July 12, 2010, 08:10:00 PM »
So can you watch soccer online anywhere?

atdhe.net some of the links need you to install a player, but there are a lot that dont.  they have all sorts of sports

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #711: July 13, 2010, 11:46:08 AM »
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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #712: July 13, 2010, 03:49:24 PM »
Ali - JMW4th was thinking about brining his kid.  Is the Screaming Eagles area a bit rowdy for a young'n?

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #713: July 13, 2010, 03:54:26 PM »
Ali - JMW4th was thinking about brining his kid.  Is the Screaming Eagles area a bit rowdy for a young'n?

There are plenty of kids there, but most of them are either too young to understand the profanity, or singing along already. A little further back in the 'Aerie' might be better because you will still get the excitement, or on the 'quiet side' might be better. However the Aerie is offering $15 tickets for Thursday's match, so that's a nice touch. It goes to charity, too. The SE section bounces some, but nobody gets hit by beer there or pushed around.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #714: July 13, 2010, 09:48:40 PM »
Ali - JMW4th was thinking about brining his kid.  Is the Screaming Eagles area a bit rowdy for a young'n?

you can sit anywhere once you get in

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #715: July 14, 2010, 08:40:13 AM »
Ali - JMW4th was thinking about brining his kid. 
To be clear, I do not think JMW4th will be soaking his kid in salt water.  Enjoy the game.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #716: July 14, 2010, 08:45:43 AM »
To be clear, I do not think JMW4th will be soaking his kid in salt water.  Enjoy the game.

He could own a goat.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #717: July 14, 2010, 02:32:17 PM »
"brining the goat"...is that like spanking the monkey?

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #718: July 19, 2010, 06:41:10 PM »
watching the DC United vs Seattle Sounders match on ESPN3.

i wonder how many live MLS games are shown on ESPN3.

also, any chance of making a "US Soccer" thread?  for MLS, National team and US-focused Soccer stuff?

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #719: July 19, 2010, 06:45:22 PM »
Only MLS games broadcast on ESPN/ESPN2 on ESPN3.  None of the DK/FSC games get there.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #720: July 19, 2010, 06:57:28 PM »
this Najar guy is pretty good. he's from overseas?

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #721: July 19, 2010, 07:05:58 PM »
Nope.  Came through DCs youth program just like Bill Hamid.  Born in Honduras but played at Edison in Alexandria.

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #722: July 19, 2010, 09:06:44 PM »
the need a couple more najars. i figure he'll stay at least one more year here, hopefully two, before moving on to better things. 

the news i saw today was beckham is recruiting ronaldinho to come to LA. interesting. 4 years ago, beckham, ronaldinho, and henry might have been the biggest names in the game and they could be in MLS

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #723: July 19, 2010, 09:08:44 PM »
For all the bad international scouting DCU does they're okay on drafting and have developed both Hamid and Najar in house through their youth program. 

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Re: World Cup/Soccer Thread (2009/2010)
« Reply #724: July 19, 2010, 09:35:39 PM »
Nope.  Came through DCs youth program just like Bill Hamid.  Born in Honduras but played at Edison in Alexandria.

Edison has moved to Alexandria?