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« Reply #6210 on: July 13, 2014, 05:42:26 PM »

Avert your eyes if you don't like news...









Germany 1-Argentina 0
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« Reply #6211 on: July 13, 2014, 06:22:53 PM »

Because of possible rain in 5 hours,  I have to watch the WC with 20% of my screen full of crawl about the rain and a Tri-State map plastered on the screen. I was just ranting about this nonsense at work this week. Ridiculous.

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« Reply #6212 on: July 13, 2014, 06:34:57 PM »

I don't know anything about sports but a European team won. Yay!
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« Reply #6213 on: July 13, 2014, 07:07:00 PM »

Thank God that's over with!!!
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« Reply #6214 on: July 13, 2014, 08:18:40 PM »

I was just listening to the commentators...that Europe is still in the lead with the most world cups won.  It's Europe 11 and South America 9.  Everyone else, nil.
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« Reply #6215 on: July 14, 2014, 01:19:47 AM »

Congrats to Germany! My favorite European team! Wonderful finish to a hard fought match on both sides. As much as I dislike Argentina, I do respect Messi and my heart really goes out to him. This loss was not his fault. He simply didn't have the help he needed. The two best teams were in the final, and the best team won. And thank goodness this wasn't decided by stupid penalty kicks!

Tremendous German side. And congrats to Miroslave Klose! What a brilliant scorer and a first class act.

Germany is my favorite European team; England is my second favorite European team (as far as the traditional European soccer powers go.) I've always admired the style and class with which Germany plays. Very disciplined, methodical, team oriented. And now they've added the offensive assertiveness to give them the perfect combination and style of play.

Germany is now tied with Italy for the second most World Cups (4), one behind Brazil (5).





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« Reply #6216 on: July 14, 2014, 06:21:24 AM »

Watched the match in downtown Berlin, and there was so much joy!  Its good to see Germans being proud of their country.  For those who don't know, Germans are undeservedly self-deprecating and national sporting events are the only socially acceptable occasions for them to display patriotism.
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« Reply #6217 on: July 14, 2014, 06:46:28 AM »

Watched the match in downtown Berlin, and there was so much joy!  Its good to see Germans being proud of their country.  For those who don't know, Germans are undeservedly self-deprecating and national sporting events are the only socially acceptable occasions for them to display patriotism.


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I do like their style.



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« Reply #6218 on: July 14, 2014, 07:25:19 AM »

Can someone please give me an overview with the Lebron saga?  I only know that it was a huge deal four years ago which team he will go with.  I haven't followed NBA in like 7 years.
Four years ago, LeBron left the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that drafted him and the team that represents his homeland of northern Ohio--LeBron grew up and played his high school ball in nearby Akron. He left to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to give the Heat their version of the Big 3. Now it appears that LeBron has returned to Cleveland for what he cites are reasons bigger than basketball. If one is to take him at his word, he returned to Cleveland to be closer to his roots and to bring an NBA title to Cleveland, a city that hasn't won a championship in any professional sport in close to 60 years.

Thanks for the over-view.  Sounds like he's got a lot riding on his move back.
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« Reply #6219 on: July 14, 2014, 09:46:07 AM »

Watched the match in downtown Berlin, and there was so much joy!  Its good to see Germans being proud of their country.  For those who don't know, Germans are undeservedly self-deprecating and national sporting events are the only socially acceptable occasions for them to display patriotism.
undeservedly?  I don't know about that.  Any time they display patriotism, countries get invaded.  laugh
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« Reply #6220 on: July 14, 2014, 09:48:29 AM »

Watched the match in downtown Berlin, and there was so much joy!  Its good to see Germans being proud of their country.  For those who don't know, Germans are undeservedly self-deprecating and national sporting events are the only socially acceptable occasions for them to display patriotism.
undeservedly?  I don't know about that.  Any time they display patriotism, countries get invaded.  laugh

I agree, and that's the whole point.  They did just blitzkrieg Brazil after all.
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« Reply #6221 on: July 19, 2014, 10:45:10 AM »

Coach Nick Saban on BAMA's "failure"

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« Reply #6222 on: July 21, 2014, 01:12:06 AM »

File this under "you play to win the game"...

Also--that might be the most lopsided poll result I've seen on the site.
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« Reply #6223 on: July 21, 2014, 01:32:04 AM »

From the ridiculous bet of the day department.

In 2004, when Rory McIlroy has 15, his father placed a bet that his son would win the British Open before turning 26.  The betting place accepted the 400 pounds (about $700) bet and gave him 500:1 odds.

On Sunday, Rory McIlroy wins the British Open for his 3rd major title (only the Masters is missing from a career grand slam).  The betting place is out 200,000 pounds (about $350,000).

If anybody cares about celebrity golf, former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien ran away from the field to win the 25th American Century Tournament.  Rypien won the inaugural event in 1990.  LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstram placed 3rd.  Actor and 1980's musician Jack Wagner placed 4th - Wagner is the only non-athlete to win this tournament, twice in '06 and '11.  NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley scored -98 and finished in last place.
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« Reply #6224 on: July 21, 2014, 03:01:05 AM »

File this under "you play to win the game"...
Down in the 5th inning by a margin small enough to be overcome by a 2-run homer, and Lewis is bellyaching about how Rasmus bunted to beat the Rangers' defensive shift. Roll Eyes Manager Washington needs to pull Lewis aside and tell him to quit wasting so much of his time and energy whining about what the other team does. Such an attitude adjustment might help Lewis actually improve his 6.54 ERA.
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« Reply #6225 on: July 22, 2014, 07:37:32 PM »



I'm not sure they understand how this baseball thing works...
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« Reply #6226 on: July 22, 2014, 08:11:45 PM »



I'm not sure they understand how this baseball thing works...
I did watch replay close to 30 years ago of a guy legging out an inside-the-park grand slam because of a collision like that.
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