AFCON 2022

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  1. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Circling back to the AFCON, THE CAF has decided that there's nothing to see here:

    "After examining the protest of Tunisia and all the match officials report, the Organising Committee decided the following: to dismiss the protest lodged by the Tunisian team. To homologate the match result as 1-0 in favour of Mali,”

    Boy now there's a word you don't see every day. Or any day. Homologate?
     
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  2. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    And now a fight at the end of Ghana-Gabon. AFCON is the gift that keeps on giving!
     
  3. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn’t they say the ref had heat stroke?
     
  4. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Didn't hear that, but I've been off and on calls.
     
  5. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, that is the current claim.

    Because there's no medical term for "bribe stroke"
     
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  6. ihateyousomuch

    Sunderland
    United States
    Oct 22, 2021
    How would you like to live somewhere where you had to worry about heat strokes in January?
     
  7. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Living somewhere with warm weather all year? Yes, please. I fvcking hate cold weather lol.
     
  8. TKyle

    TKyle Moderator
    Staff Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    The Nordecke of Nordecke
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is why I love the Crew forums.

    As a guy who likes to learn new things, I can read a thread about a soccer tournament in a corrupt confederation half a world away; make a joke about flat earthers; get a reference for a centuries-old phrase and a link to which allows me to go down a rabbit hole about concepts of infinite regression and recursion; learn about the best way to view said tournament; read about one should bet on the tourney; learn more about an alt-country artist I've heard of but never listened to before, hear a Marley song, and learn about "bribe-strokes" all in one afternoon.

    Never change, people!
     
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  9. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Get fukt!
     
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  10. ihateyousomuch

    Sunderland
    United States
    Oct 22, 2021
    Warm yes please. Hot enough to kill me not thanks.
     
  11. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love winter. It weeds out the weaklings. Then again, I’m a non-stop whiner in hot, humid weather, so there’s that.

    Just wish we really experienced it here. Snow. Real heavy glorious snow, brings me profound joy. When you look outside and are reminded that Mother Nature doesn’t give a shit about you and me. Snow, wind, cold…bring it on, baby.

    But what are we getting tomorrow? Maybe an inch? What a disappointment. Nonetheless, I’ll be outside making four racks of ribs on the smoker and finishing them on the fire pit. Splitting some firewood. Having a few beers. Just chillin. Too bad it’s not going to be 5-10”, though.
     
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  12. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I grew up in Rochester, where two feet of snow didn't even manage to close the schools. I laugh at what people around here call a "winter storm".

    But let me ask: when you smoke meat in colder weather, do you cover the smoker with something like a welders blanket? Or is your smoker like one of those higher end Traegers with built in insulation?

    I've smoked meat for many years but have always shied away from winter smoking because I figured it would be too much of a fight to maintain temp.
     
  13. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm new to my current set-up so I'll tell you next week.

    I'm using a barrel smoker I got last fall, and have only used once:

    https://www.oklahomajoes.com/bronco-drum-smoker

    (I got it considerably cheaper than full retail)

    That one time was a 10+ pork butt that took forever to finish (I learned a few things that I'll do differently next time), but it was New Year's Eve (well, early morning, day, eve, night by the time it was done), in the 50s.

    For the ribs, I don't think temps around freezing will be an issue. This thing weighs 130 lbs, and can normally get 8-10 hours from an initial load of briquets. And it's great at locking in an maintaining a temperature. I'll do these at 225-250, so the coals should easily last long enough for the ribs, even if I have to crack open the air intake/exhaust a bit more to maintain temperature.

    If I do end up, say, trying to do a brisket on a really cold day, I'd probably build a cheap, hinged set of plywood walls that I can easily place around the smoker, with some loose covering/blanket above, just to maintain a cushion of warm air around it. Famous last words, but I'm pretty confident it'll handle tomorrow's temps and a modest cooking time without insulation. Time will tell.
     
  14. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Southern hemisphere?
     
  15. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, Mensah’s not played a minute for Ghana in their two matches (a loss and a tie). I have zero sense of how teams advance from the group stage in this tournament. Ghana plays what appears to be the worst team in their group in their final match. I assume they still might have a shot at advancing if they win, especially if they do so by a few goals?

    It wouldn’t hurt my feelings any if they crash out at the group stage and Mensah’s on a plane back to Columbus (or Ft Lauderdale) the next day.
     
  16. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ghanas game with Gabon ended with a draw and then a fistfight. Ghana was angry because they kicked the ball out for a Gabon injury and then on the restart Gabon kept the ball.

    Ghanas opponent on Tuesday is something called Comoros, a new team from a flyspeck volcanic island in the Indian Ocean someplace. They're happy to be there, but were never likely to beat anyone who didn't start 10 nuns and a goat.

    Gabon is in second place in the group and they're playing Morocco, the 800 pound gorilla of the group.

    So if both games run to form, Gabon lose, Ghana wins and both end with 4 points at which point the winner will probably be decided by a committee of the hopelessly bribed.
     
  17. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Update:

    The smoker had no problem whatsoever holding 225-235 degrees yesterday for six hours (31-35 degree temps outside), though it was starting to slide a bit those last 30 minutes (to 215-220). I could have packed in another couple of handfuls of briquettes, which would have easily bought me another hour or so. The air intake and exhaust were set only slightly more open than when it was in the 50s.

    So, two thumbs up on the smoker’s performance in chilly weather. My technique, on the other hand, could use improvement. The ribs were good, but I don’t think Ray Ray’s has anything to fear quite yet.
     
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  18. ihateyousomuch

    Sunderland
    United States
    Oct 22, 2021
    I am not looking at a map but I think Morocco is north of the equator.
     
  19. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    This is one weird conversation.

    What does Morocco have to do with anything, other than being a participant in the AFCON, which is being hosted in Cameroon (which is also north of the equator, which seems to matter somehow as to whether or not it can be "hot" in January)?
     
  20. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    So you're saying you hate tagine.
     
  21. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    False. I love tagine, especially when lamb is involved.
     
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  22. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #72 Bill Archer, Jan 18, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2022
    Turns out that Janny Sikazwe, the " sunstroke" referee, was suspended by the CAF back in 2018 for taking a bribe to fix a match at the CAF Champions Cup.

    But no reason not to give him more games I guess.

    In other AFCON news, the stadium played the wrong national anthem for Msuritania.

    Three times. On being told that they got it wrong the first time, they played exactly the same song a second time. Then the stadium announcer told the crowd that the team was going to sing it acapella. The players refused, so the stadium played the wrong song a third time after which the players gave up and took the field.

    Meanwhile, in the city of Bua, which is the base for both Mali and Gambia, a day long running gun battle broke out between separatist rebels and government troops, leaving corpses scattered around town.

    CONCACAF is such a dull affair. All they do is pass out paper bags of money.
     
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  23. hardhead

    hardhead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    NEO
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Heading into halftime, Ghana is down 1-0 and playing with 10 men. Gabon up 1-0 against group leaders Morocco.

    That's a disaster halftime scenario for Ghana. (Mensah's on the bench again, unlikely to see play I bet.)
     
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  24. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, at least he's unlikely to get injured over there, then.
     
  25. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    And will be back soon
     

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