Alexi Lalas Wedding Gown Bet

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by goussoccer, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. goussoccer

    goussoccer Member+

    May 23, 2001
    Avon, CT
    Not sure how the rest of you feel, but I feel that Alexi is weaseling out of his bet. He too often makes outlandish statements and isn't held accountable for them. HOWEVER, I like that he is donating to a good cause. So my proposal (and I have already sent a message to Common Goal) is that I will donate to Common Goal IF Alexi wears a wedding gown (and is pictured in it and posted on the net.) Would others support this strategy? If so, I think we need to let Common Goal and Fox Sports know that we think it's a great idea. Even if they want to make it a 'minimum' commitment from donations for the event to happen, I am good with that. How about you?
     
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  2. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    Nah. I’d rather remind him he weaseled out of a bet for the rest of his career in media.
     
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  3. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    NO!!! Lalas was a very much over rated soccer player and he is a horrible commentator and his quality as a human being is even questionable.
    I do NOT want to see him in a wedding gown or in any other state of dress or undress.

    Now a public flogging, that I might enjoy seeing but he would probably enjoy it too much.
     
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  4. blissett

    blissett Member+

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    This is an interesting statement. Of course, Alexi Lalas is a disgrace as a commentator, by, since I am Italian, I remember him playing in Italy, in Padova, in the mid-90s I guess, and, if I am not wrong, he was viewed as a decent-to-good DF. Padova was mostly relegation fodder in Italian league, but I seem to remember they had avoided relegation for one season and Lalas had been said to have had some merit in that achievement.

    Also, I guess he played a pair World Cups as a starting CB for US National Team, didn't he? Was he so bad? And, if yes, how could it be that USMNT hadn't anything better than him?
     
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  5. FanOfFutbol

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    May 4, 2002
    They had a number better but, as seems to be the case they ruined them domestically or never recognized them. My view of Lalas comes from his play with the US National team where he should have mastered the word "¡Olé!" while watching players run past him and, even more so, his stint with the MLS where he played a traffic cone or he laid on the ground while pretending to play defense.
     
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  6. lil_one

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    One world cup really. He played in 1994, but while on the roster, he didn't get on the field in 1998.
     
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  7. jackiesdad

    jackiesdad Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Calm down, Mr. Carlin. He was a good soccer player (not great) and as a commentator, stirring the pot is his "schtick." I kinda like him. Don't forget the guy won the Hermann Trophy as a college senior. I think the OP's idea is a very good one, and could raise money for a good cause.

    Now go yell at some kids to get off your lawn.
     
  8. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
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    What was the bet about?
     
  9. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
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    Mmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee
    Mmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee
    Look at me Look at me Look at me
    Mmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee
    Mmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee
    Look at me Look at me Look at me
     
  10. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    He predicted France would win and that he’d pose in front of the Eiffel Tower in a wedding dress if the USA won.

    But I like jackdoggy’s answer better
     
  11. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    #11 Cliveworshipper, Jul 3, 2019
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    My favorite highlight reel for Lalas was the 1998 Gold cup game where the USA beat Romario and Brasil 1-0.

    Lalas spent the whole game chasing from behind and playing matador defense. He cemented Kasey Keller’s performance as the best ever by a USA keeper.



    “Preki Preki Preki pum pum pum Goooooool”

    it put the US in the final for the first time ever.
     
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  12. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

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    I wondered why he seemed to have a good pronunciation of the Italian player names....
     
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  13. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

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    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
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    World: You are without doubt the worst footballer I've ever heard of.
    Alexi: But you have heard of me.

     
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  14. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Oh, so we're back with movies' references? I've made one in the Germany-Sweden's thread that you probably missed. :coffee:
     
  15. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

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    Can't spot it. What was the movie?
     
  16. blissett

    blissett Member+

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    Pulp Fiction. It was the "Royal with Cheese" conversation brought up by John Travolta and Samuel Jackson.
     
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  17. BlueCrimson

    BlueCrimson Member+

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    He was so confident that France would beat the US that he said he would wear a wedding dress in front of the Eiffel Tower if the US won.
     
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  18. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

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    Nov 22, 2014
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    Well, let's see the footage!
     
  19. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

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    Apr 27, 2013
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    Ah. That one's still on my "gotta watch that movie eventually" list. Anyway thanks for keeping up the movie references on your end.

    Incidentally they never really stopped from me, so looking back you saying that "we're back with movies' references," as if there had been a hiatus, surprises me. There was just a point at which I dialed down the frequency from every single post...

    ...temporarily. ;)
     
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  20. FanOfFutbol

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    May 4, 2002
    Pulp Fiction is one of the most difficult movies to understand and follow there is. It shows that Quentin Tarantino, at his best, could rival Stanley Kubrick in making very violent and distasteful characters and scenes great and very captivating.
     
  21. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
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    The only Tarantino movie I've seen is Inglorious Basterds, which I thought was very well-made and also demonstrative of your comment. I still like Diane Kruger's comments saying she almost lost roles like her one in National Treasure because her German accent was too strong, then ironically nearly lost the Inglorious Basterds role years later because her German accent wasn't strong enough to convince Tarantino she was even German, having been whittled down by compelled Americanization.

    I would apologize for causing this thread to digress, but this unrelated conversation is probably still better than any that could be had about Lalas.
     
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  22. FanOfFutbol

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    May 4, 2002
    If you talk to many directors and film insiders, at least those whose brains still function, Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" is considered a "perfect" movie. In it Kubrick presents a totally horrible and despicable person who gets caught and sent to prison. (The audience cheers) In prison he is brainwashed to prevent the violent behavior but they do not remove the desire just the ability to do the violence and he is released. (The audience cheers) Then it is shown that along with the ability to do violence his music love was also removed and he has become unable to defend himself from people that want revenge and to prey on him.(The audience feels sorry for him) So he is changed back into the horrible person he was at the start. (The audience cheers)

    In that movie Kubrick manipulates the audience masterfully. Which is what film is all about.
     
  23. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

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    Lighthouse Point, FL
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    I'm ashamed to admit that just about all I know about that movie is that one of the characters inspired Heath Ledger's incarnation of the Joker in The Dark Knight.
     
  24. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    It is a movie that I STRONGLY recommend that anyone (Adult with a stable ego) that loves movies watch, once. It is NOT one that most people want to see a second time because of the impact to their psyche the first viewing has. Also generally it is better watched with others.
     
  25. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
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    Define "stable ego".
     

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