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Neymar thread
« on: August 21, 2016, 12:05:56 AM »
Today Brazil had her sweet revenge against Sauerkraut so I'm making a thread in praise of Neymar.





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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 12:24:49 AM »
The Olympics is no World Cup.
1x1 and a victory in penalties is no 7x1.

Neymar is a multimillionaire who's got better bussiness to deal with than to worry about a cleansed honour (something that has not happened). He's cheered by small timers who'll never earn half of what he's got in their entire lifetime.
Winning or losing, he's making his fortune. And I doubt he cares about us.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 12:52:08 AM »
The Olympics is no World Cup.
1x1 and a victory in penalties is no 7x1.


Agreed. Besides, Germany had a goal that should have counted.  Brazil's keeper clearly retreated into the goal with the ball going over the line.  The refs called twice as many fouls on Germany asthey did on Brazil and Brazil's players all deserve nods for best actor in a sporting event.  Brazil may be good at soccer but hardly anything else.

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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 09:51:27 AM »
The Olympics is no World Cup.
1x1 and a victory in penalties is no 7x1.

Neymar is a multimillionaire who's got better bussiness to deal with than to worry about a cleansed honour (something that has not happened). He's cheered by small timers who'll never earn half of what he's got in their entire lifetime.
Winning or losing, he's making his fortune. And I doubt he cares about us.
Yeah, but it was a nice game much beyond what anyone would expect two weeks ago, why not enjoy it? Personally, I expected either a very tight 2 x 1 for Germany or a victory for either side on penalties (penalties = lottery).


Also, I'll never understand why most of us who aren't fanatics pick so much on football players, while the same doesn't apply for, say, actors or artists. They're obviously not heroes, but they're entertainers doing their job well and if you like their soccer it's logical to like them, just like actors or artists.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 10:16:00 AM »
Also, I'll never understand why most of us who aren't fanatics pick so much on football players, while the same doesn't apply for, say, actors or artists. They're obviously not heroes, but they're entertainers doing their job well and if you like their soccer it's logical to like them, just like actors or artists.

Probably because most of us have a hard time taking grown men kicking balls around seriously, let alone justifying making stupid money out of that.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 10:50:13 AM »
Following this lead, we might as well have a hard time with grown men getting stupid money for pretending to be others on the TV, or for smearing paint on canvas.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 11:31:00 AM »
Following this lead, we might as well have a hard time with grown men getting stupid money for pretending to be others on the TV, or for smearing paint on canvas.


Did you have to issue an invite for those threads to start? ;)

Either way I am happy that Brasil won (because yes, that's who I cheer for in general)

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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2016, 12:19:18 PM »
Following this lead, we might as well have a hard time with grown men getting stupid money for pretending to be others on the TV, or for smearing paint on canvas.

Many of us do. Shocking, I know.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2016, 01:20:27 PM »
I'm with Arachne on this one. I don't think the role of an actor or artist justifies the amount of money they get paid.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2016, 01:47:30 PM »
Mind you, I don't at all believe that all entertainers, of any kind, should be the jobbing kind. I'm fine with them getting more money the more successful their works are. Selling 20 million records should definitely get you a lot richer than being in the local choir. But I don't agree with paying millions upon millions for a 'big name' without any guarantee of delivering the goods. We've all seen celebrities failing spectacularly, after all.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2016, 01:53:50 PM »
I understand your point, and if you do read soccer money like art or acting money you're being coherent, I mentioned actors and artists because most people don't seem to mind these two categories while minding sportists. I don't think the amount of money soccer players get is proportional to their work, but this does not bother me, since it is clean money, and trust me, I have strict standards on what clean money is.

Following this lead, we might as well have a hard time with grown men getting stupid money for pretending to be others on the TV, or for smearing paint on canvas.

Did you have to issue an invite for those threads to start? ;)

Either way I am happy that Brasil won (because yes, that's who I cheer for in general)

Negative Nivaldo's can just go be grouchy in their own houses.
"Negative Nivaldo" is a new one for me. XD
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2016, 03:08:11 PM »
The Olympics is no World Cup.
1x1 and a victory in penalties is no 7x1.

Neymar is a multimillionaire who's got better bussiness to deal with than to worry about a cleansed honour (something that has not happened). He's cheered by small timers who'll never earn half of what he's got in their entire lifetime.
Winning or losing, he's making his fortune. And I doubt he cares about us.

What a strange obsession with income.
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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2016, 05:08:00 PM »
The Olympics is no World Cup.
1x1 and a victory in penalties is no 7x1.



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Re: Neymar thread
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2016, 01:12:14 AM »

First hand says how many World Cups we won, second hand says how many World Wars they lost.
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