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MisterE
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MisterE

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

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PostSubject: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 9:08 pm

It's a pretty big deal down here. Even though México isn't a powerhouse, they managed to overcome the formidable squad from Cameroon. They'll need all of their newfound confidence as the face Brazil next week.  Laughing 

Any of the brothers out there following?

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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 11:11 pm

I can't get into it, I think mainly because I wasn't exposed to it when growing up.

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Age : 51
Location : Columbus, OH
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 8:04 am

I try to watch as many games as I can, no matter what countries are playing. I love the World Cup.
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Age : 51
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 8:33 am

Not much of a football fan but I have noted that in the USA the ABC TV networks are really pushing it. I still don't care much and their blatant promotion of it makes me even less interested.

I hope the US team does well but I'd rather see the England squad win (not likely).
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 12:10 pm

No doubt that it's all about the merchandising. FIFA is actually the 20th biggest world economy!  Shocked 

USA vs. Ghana I believe at 5pm Central.

It's hard for me to actually sit down an watch a complete game myself as I rarely have an hour and a half free during the day.

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allyby

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Age : 61
Location : Scotland
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 2:00 pm

With me being a Scotsman and Scotland failed to qualify, I support any team thats playing England! Twisted Evil 
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Age : 42
Location : Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-07-28

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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 17, 2014 12:49 pm

Mozjo33 wrote:
I try to watch as many games as I can, no matter what countries are playing. I love the World Cup.
+1
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptySun Jun 22, 2014 8:04 pm

Heart breaking last second shot by Portugal!!!!


The boy and I have watched every game this week.
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Hermit

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Age : 67
Location : Ascension Parish
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptySun Jun 22, 2014 9:47 pm

I tuned in the other night and happened to be lucky
enough to see the first goal for Honduras in over 30 years.   Laughing 

I watched the US match tonight (all ten hours of it).   Wink 
All that runnin' 'round for a tie.   tongue


I know why they yell GOOOOOOOOOL!!!
It's so ya wake up to watch the replay.  lol! 
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Age : 42
Location : Kentucky
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 10:24 am

I love baseball, but there is nothing more tense, agonizing and exciting than watching the US play every 4 years.
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the rev

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Age : 53
Location : Oak View CA
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 10:28 am

yeah, I am paying attention, especially to the US team. I get excited about our national teams Smile

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Age : 38
Location : Painesville, OH
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 1:21 pm

Late to the thread, but I'm a big soccer fan.  I follow a handful of clubs in European leagues, and absolutely love the World Cup.  I'm pulling for the US, of course, but I've never been able to get into our domestic league (MLS is just tough to watch).  With the US not heavily favored, and the English already out, I think I'll probably end up pulling for the Dutch and Belgians once the US is eliminated.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 5:16 pm

Not much of a soccer fan.

Okay, I realize there's a tremendous amount of athleticism involved and those guys can run for days, but from a casual viewer stand point even baseball is more action-packed than soccer.  Sleep
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MisterE
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Location : Mexico City
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 6:18 pm

México beats Croatia 3-1!  Cool 


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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 7:13 pm

Drums, are you kidding? futball is the most exciting sport there is....
Tremendous strategy, the constant flow, the teams struggling with one another and the solo battles.
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Age : 56
Location : South of heaven
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 10:09 pm

It's kick ball. It's what we played in grade school until we were big enough for tackle football.


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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyMon Jun 23, 2014 11:17 pm

Yeah PB, I am afraid so. I just can't watch it. It's dreadfully drawn out.

Hats off to the athletes that are good enough to play soccer at the World Cup level. I played AYSO for 7 years and it was grueling. I loved it, it was fun, but I can't get excited about watching soccer.

In 1994, I went to Brazil vs. USA at Stanford Stadium. We had a great time and it was really fun. But being there amongst all the mayhem was a must, we're talking 80,000 plus here. I believe there was just one goal scored the entire time. An electric atmosphere for sure but I can't say I would have felt the same about watching the same game on the tele..
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allyby

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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 24, 2014 4:52 am

 
Puff Daddy wrote:
It's kick ball. It's what we played in grade school until we were big enough for tackle football.


 lol!  You call that a hard game with all the fancy padding you wear lol! 

A tough game is Rugby!

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puros_bran
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 24, 2014 6:27 am

Rugby is not a game, Rugby is trial by combat!
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 24, 2014 1:09 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Rugby is not a game, Rugby is trial by combat!

And success is measured by how many teeth you have left in your head! Shocked 

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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 24, 2014 3:08 pm

World Cup anyone? Erotic-actresses-playing-soccer


GOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 24, 2014 4:44 pm

Excellent jerseys..  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 24, 2014 7:02 pm

Hermit wrote:
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!  lol!

I say, ding dong...
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyTue Jun 24, 2014 10:41 pm

The yellow team obviously has a much bigger budget... Twisted Evil 

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PostSubject: Re: World Cup anyone?   World Cup anyone? EmptyWed Jun 25, 2014 9:00 am

I'd be willing to wash their uniforms,,

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