Algeria is east of Tunisia. My better half is still bitching about the volcano screwing up our plans to go to the beach in Tunis.
USA USA USANow that was some drama. Those boys need to get after it in the opening period or the stroll through the next round will be short.Football guru aka Futball guru
Who cares? It's soccer.
If Barry doesn't know where Algeria ( 2nd largest country on African Continent) is, how is he going to know where Tunisia is as a point of reference?
You know what I appreciate about soccer/futbol? It's still "pure"--gameplay-wise. It continues to be played the way it has always been played--insisting that TV coverage has to forego commercials throughout both halves. Face it, televised coverage of Football, Basketball, and Baseball has now become painfully obvious about its MAIN reason for existence--to sell commercials to make money. All the timeouts and stoppages of play, pandering to TV, has created a HUGE slowdown in the game flow in those sports--any slower and they'll become--GOLF! Good grief--3 to 4 hours to play a football/basketball/baseball game? As John Stossel, the ABC reporter used to say--"Gimme a break"! This fact alone makes me admire soccer.
What is a soccer, and how do you cook it?
I'm not into soccer, but you gotta be for US no matter what it is!!!! USA, USA, in unison, now....USA!
Baseball would probably still run the same length of time without commercials. The pitchers warm up between innings, and they do that on the mound. So they have to wait til the inning is over. When was the last time you saw a baseball game stopped for a TV time-out?My argument against soccer is, and always will be, that the game is what - 90/120 minutes? damifinoBut the average score is two goals or less for each team. C'mon, you gotta get some offense and scoring! Otherwise, it's just guys kicking the ball back and forth. I would rather play cards with my sister's kids than suffer through thatAlgeria is in the NW part of Africa, kinda south of France. (I'm going on memory here) France is east of the US. The US is where "we" are. Stick that in your GPS and smoke it!Triple Fake Rand McNally
I played "sock-her" once!
12:52...Did your game of "sock-her" end in a draw?
The US was robbed agian of an early goal by a bogus off-sides call. Couple that with around 7 shots on goal missed, that goal at minute 91 was AWESOME!People that hate soccer are also fat, I bet.
If we're going to make comparisons to "American" sports (I won't even touch that comment by 1:23) how about this?When a ref/ump in an American sport calls a foul/penalty, it is incumbent upon him to specify what the foul is and who committed said foul, and whether goals/points/runs are valid and why. Judging from all the complaining the other day, that's not the case with the "non-American" sport.But, what else would you expect from a socialist activity? Okay, maybe I did touch that comment just a bit, maybe even head-butted it. So...yellow card me already
Didn't Mzchief have a one legged son who was blind in one eye win this in the closing seconds once?
To Triple Fake Rand McNallySoccer is 90 minutes long--and they actually PLAY for 90 minutes. I'm a soccer fan, but I concede that the low scoring in soccer is a legitimate reason for those who can't acquire a taste for it.Yes, baseball doesn't stop play for TV like the others--but you're right, it doesn't need to--it has gotten so slow-paced TV has NO problem sticking in all the commercials they want. I grew up watching baseball every chance we could get (in the 50's and 60's), and it was never as slow as it is now.
To anonymous 1:55...WOW! You REALLY are jealous of me. I do not even have to comment on a topic and I am what is first and foremost in your mind. If a random person on the Interweb so completely controls your thoughts that you have to continuously comment about them then it really does suck to be you.Not that it will be a surprise to you but you are WRONG. My son is perfectly healthy and does not play soccer.
What's first and foremost in my mind is Eating Cheeto's and watching Porno but I always have time for you too.
2:21you sort of made my point for me. Soccer is 90 minutes LONG. They play for that amount of time and the scores are still ree-donk-ulously low.Baseball has always been a leisurely game. That's part of the appeal. The reason it's slower now is mostly because there are more pitcher changes, and pitchers work slower nowadays, too. Commercial breaks generally run only a couple of minutes long between innings, I think. Tivo is a wonderful tool that you can wield during almost any game
Mzchief, I bet you've never had sex with Hussein Obomber...Have you?
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