Gringo's Wall of Shame: Get used to it Gringos VOL. XI

Discussion in 'Mexico National Team' started by sidspaceman, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. DynamoEAR

    DynamoEAR Member+

    May 30, 2011
    HOU/ATL
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. DynamoEAR

    DynamoEAR Member+

    May 30, 2011
    HOU/ATL
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  3. GrandeSoccer

    GrandeSoccer Member+

    Jun 20, 2010
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    :laugh:
     
  4. ninjew

    ninjew Member+

    Oct 14, 2009
    Houston
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Lol playing great and going out in the rd of 16 does nothing for him.... but playing like absolute garbage and showing "grit" is perfectly fine.

    Not sure what that means really. Is grit cuando el otro equipo te trae como calzon de puta?
     
  5. Miguel Myers

    Miguel Myers Member+

    Dec 3, 2011
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
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  6. icybauer

    icybauer Member+

    Aug 8, 2011
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    No mamen.....
     
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  7. aztlanaguila831

    aztlanaguila831 Member+

    Jan 24, 2011
    The Bay, Sinaloa and GTO
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Grit r done, folks.
     
  8. Miguel Myers

    Miguel Myers Member+

    Dec 3, 2011
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  9. Arsenal_NGA

    Arsenal_NGA Member+

    Jan 12, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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  10. Salmos

    Salmos Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Club:
    Pachuca CF
    I read that thread with the "grit" post. Those guys give their fans on this board a bad name. Still overanalyzing friendlies, still talking about a load of rhetorical nonsense (WTF does "having grit" even consist of???)

    I'm inclined to just think that in the transition from being an avid baseball/Am. football/basketball fan to being a football/soccer fan, something goes wrong upstairs. And to think this thread consists of their objective analyses . . . o_O
     
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  11. Skadrist

    Skadrist Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    El Norte
    US fans seem to think that they have a monopoly on "grit" and playing hard.
     
  12. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    Anybody that watches all 5 games Belgium played in the WC they will see that they played the same (and looked as inconsistent) in all games but one. When one of the things isn't like the others, then it probably is that thing.
     
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  13. Miguel Myers

    Miguel Myers Member+

    Dec 3, 2011
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  14. GrandeSoccer

    GrandeSoccer Member+

    Jun 20, 2010
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    aka the US boards

    rotfl
     
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  15. Miguel Myers

    Miguel Myers Member+

    Dec 3, 2011
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
     
  16. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
  17. Dr. Deplorable

    Dr. Deplorable Member+

    Mar 31, 2007
    Kansas
    Physical superiority will only get you so far in soccer though and the US is just short of that. There is a much better chance of success in skilled players rather than athletic ones.. American sports lack that aspect, one doesn't necessarily need to be very skillful to succeed in Baseball, Football, or the variety of sports they dominate in the olympics
     
  18. Sanchito

    Sanchito Member+

    Jul 15, 2005
    an island in my mind
    Yes because the Spanish team of 2010 were such physical specimens. Rolf.
     
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  19. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    I'm not saying it's just because of them being bigger but because of the amount of athletes and the preparation they have. If soccer truly arrives in the US, they have everything to be a contender. Soccer isn't that unique either that only skill (which is even debatable that they can't produce that) is a factor that comes thru. And like I said it's not as if they can't produce what Germany or Netherlands has. I don't think it will mean that Lebron James or Clayton Kershwan specifically would own Messi but neither that none of their elite Athletes could have flourished playing soccer.
     
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  20. DynamoEAR

    DynamoEAR Member+

    May 30, 2011
    HOU/ATL
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. aztlanaguila831

    aztlanaguila831 Member+

    Jan 24, 2011
    The Bay, Sinaloa and GTO
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  22. DaDroopDogg

    DaDroopDogg Member+

    Jun 27, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    By that logic if we these athletes we would've won 10 world cups!:confused:


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  23. El Chanclas

    El Chanclas Member+

    Nov 21, 2008
    The US, because of the over abundance of diversity present, will always have a unique player pool to choose from. I agree with you that soccer is one of those sports where muscle and hustle only carry you so far. I personally think that size and speed are the two most important components in being a successful football or basketball player. Skills in those sports are usually quantified by how they relate to physical attributes. These sports are then over analyzed to death over X 's and O's, when success usually came down to something simple and obvious such as one teams O line was just bigger and faster than the other teams D line. I personally stopped caring about basketball when I realized you had to be a physical freak to even compete. I won't even encourage my kids to play it because time is too precious letting your son want to be like LeBron when his physical attributes will probably give him a better chance of being like Rafa. Football is like wrestling to me: very large men putting their bodies and brains through hell for the entertainment of Americans. Those guys don't even get paid enough for the hell they go through and the money they bring in for the owners. And the USMNT, well, it will always be England Light because Americans generally trust anything said to them with an English accent. Pub rats barely fit to make fish and chips will win the hearts and minds of soccer moms over a Latin coach with professional experience. The hard fouls and occasional set piece goal victories will keep the base happy. And the soccer gems in the ghettos from immigrant families will continue to be ignored for the dreadlocked yuppie kids who parlayed their club soccer experience into a full ride at Western California Poly College of the Intercoastal Palisades in NorthSouthern Bakersfield, and a top 5 pick in the MLS draft. As for Mexico, it has to stick to what it does best and eventually the breakthrough will come. That's what Piojo did right. He put together a Mexican's Mexican team: luchadora con garra (which is our version of grit). People will always hate on Mexicans; it comes with the territory. They will do things like insist they know the meaning of something we are saying in Spanish even though the only Spanish they know they learned from Dora the Explorer, and say it's homophobic or racist. They will call us dirty for doing something they would call gritty or professional, or just business, if they did it. But that's how things are.

    Sorry for the rant. Insomnia is a bitch .
     
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  24. Dr. Deplorable

    Dr. Deplorable Member+

    Mar 31, 2007
    Kansas
    Don't know who you are referring to but JC didn't win because he was necessarily the strongest or fastest... idgaf about the other 2 sports tho
     

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