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World Cup Thread

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    There's only one place for a vuvuzela!
     

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  2. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    Man I swear an antacid company was behind the script for the US game today.
     
  3. Morg

    Morg The ultra-moderate

  4. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member


    LOL

    This crazy fad better not catch on down here. I hope they're banned. In the Super 14 rugby union final in Pretoria a few weeks ago you couldn't hear the TV commentary for the noise of these damn things. :rant:
     
  5. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    They were not loved at Vuvuzela night for the Marlins game the other night either. The marlins handed out 15,000 of them and the noise caused no end of complaining and possibly caused a mixup in the batting order.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5308205

     
  6. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Yeah but I could not have scripted a better game to get people in to Soccer here. :)
     
  7. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Any vuvuzela blower just needs to bend over far enough for the insertion of either end. :)
     
  8. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    What a match. I was doing a good job of avoiding news sources so that I wouldn't know the outcome and could watch it in total suspense on the DVR, and wouldn't you know, the goddamn AP app on my iPhone blurted out "U.S. advances to second round" when I was in the office yesterday. :tantrum:

    At least I didn't know the details, and it was still pretty suspenseful.
     
  9. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Seen on another site..................
     :rofl:
     
  10. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    hell I watched that game twice. The whole floor here erupted when usa scored.
     
  11. Elspeth

    Elspeth Beware the Fire Dragon

    Yes but could the script have them scoring before stoppage time!! We watched the highlights last night and my still stopped with the misses.

    I really hopes this helps soccer in this country, though we do have a nice start here
     
  12. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

  13. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/06/24/u-s-algeria-espn’s-highest-rated-and-most-watched-soccer-telecast/55291

    Not bad... Not bad at all...

    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/06/23/twitter-crumbles-under-pressure-of-us-world-cup-game/

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2010/06/world_cup_traffic_runs_over_tw.html

    The Fail Whale needs a World Cup makeover for this month. Maybe they should just replace it with a graphic of the word GOAL!!!
     
  14. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    A lot was made about the World Cup being in 3D but since it requires a 3D tv that counts a lot of people out. http://www.fathomevents.com/ is showing the World Cup semi finals, 3rd place game, and final in 3D at select theaters in CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, NJ, TX, WA.

    Must see at least one game.... Oh Els.....
     
  15. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    Some very good matchups in the round of 16:
     

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  16. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    LOL did anyone notice the Vuvuzela button that has been added to some You Tube clips? Click the soccer ball near the volume button: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o3fQvZ-Gpw&feature=related

    (Have to actually go to You Tube...)
     
  17. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    LOL! That's humor for ya. ;)
     
  18. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    Knockout stages have begun. South Korea v Uruguay on now, USA v Ghana later today.
     

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  19. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Congrats to Ghana, definitely deserved win.
     
  20. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    We have ordered our tickets for the World Cup Final. :happy:

    ....

    Ok we are not flying halfway around the world for it but we will be seeing it at a 3D theater. Later that night we will be attending the Seattle Sounders/FC Dallas match which should make for a day of soccer that will be hard to match any time soon.
     

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