Soccer, Sports and Politics - Part Deux

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  1. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    I've seen it in the summer Olympics. Appreciate the endurance & toughness. But it's a hard watch.
     
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  2. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh it’s boring as shit to watch.

    At my high school during PE we’d get the occasional pool day when it was really hot, and they’d have us play gutterball, which was basically like water polo played across the width of the shallow end of the pool trying to get the ball in the opposing team’s side gutter. But it was more like an excuse to jump on top of people and try to dunk them under the water. I kinda doubt they play that anymore.
     
  3. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Court storming is stoopid. But looks like the Dookie Filipowsi went for a shove then twisted his ankle :eek:

     
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  4. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Was this before, during or after the game? :unsure:
     
  5. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Yes.

    When I came to study to the US I was looking for a spring sport (since soccer was only played in the fall), and I foolishly thought (since I loved swimming) that waterpolo would be fun. What a mistake!

    Since I'd never played before, and I was clueless about the skills needed, I figured the best chance to make the team was as a goalie. I figured wrongly that I had pretty good reflexes and it shouldn't be too hard for me to stop shots from kids who are floating on water. Apparently not too many kids wanted to play goalie so I managed to make the team as the third goalkeeper.

    It was a nightmare. Obviously since the pool only had two goals, I was mostly relegated to the side pool doing boring drills with the other kids who sucked the most. But I quickly realized why nobody wanted to be a goalie. The worst was that I had to swim standing up in place the whole time, using techniques called the flutter kick, the egg-beater kick, which I wasn't good at, since I'd never heard of it before. And contrary to what I thought, the good players really could put power on their shots, and blocking them was painful.

    On top of it the coach was an a-hole. I didn't last long. The only good thing I got out of that coach and that experience was that he introduced me to a very good weight room routine, especially for the legs, and it became very useful to me for soccer, and also for track and field, which is the sport I ended up embracing for the spring after I quit waterpolo.
     
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  6. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    A week before
     
  7. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry,couldn't click the tweet,I was laughing so hard when I saw the score my hands were shaking.
     
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  8. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Not as funny as Virginny scoring 16 pts in the 1st half against UNC :ROFLMAO:
     
  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Save them for big occasions. Maybe this qualifies; Wake has been bad for a while so maybe this is their first win over a top ten team in a while. But seriously, Duke has like 1 Final Four since 2015, they were I think ranked #10 coming into the game. Not really a big win guys, unless your standards are low.
     
  10. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Limit it to beating a #1. Then the #1 team can prepare for it.
     
  11. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
  12. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if he’ll actually collect. That seems very illegal. IANAL.

    Like, the visiting team captain can take all his money and bet on a call of heads and (minus the vig) double his money. But that’s not gambling because gambling is about variables.
     
  13. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
  14. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    1761854054089535834 is not a valid tweet id
     
  15. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Almost as crazy as the CFL

     
  16. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rouge point, right?
     
  17. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    lol it looked like the Duke player initiated the contact.

    But yeah, court storming is dumb. At least this win meant something, but it seems like every other game where the home team wins there's a court invasion.
     
  18. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
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  19. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    IIRC, there were two streakers, so both could claim that they didn't know about the other?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...12/super-bowl-streakers-arrested/72567315007/
     
  20. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Just looking at Wake's conference record (10-6), seems borderline for getting to the Big Dance. But they were 0-3 against the top 25. Not only is that bad in terms of # of wins, but its bad in terms of number of games played v top 25. They probably had no shot if they went 0-and-4 v t25 and 9-7 in the ACC. They may still fail to get in, but this seemed like a must have (or else win the ACC tourney).

    It was a big win <and here comes the big caveat> by regular season college b-ball standards.
     
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  21. Khan

    Khan Member+

    Mar 16, 2000
    On the road
    Wait, so let me get this straight:

    Dook lost.
    Their opponents' fans stormed the court, causing a dookie to get injured.


    Why, exactly should we dislike ANYTHING about that?

    If anything, all good and upstanding Americans should CELEBRATE a dook loss, dook getting beaten on national TV, and a dookie getting injured!


    For my part, as I give zero shits about college sports, seeing some kid who may never make a dollar playing professionally getting injured in a postgame celebration is indeed a good thing.
     
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  22. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
  23. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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  24. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh wow one of my pet peeves. Co-sign

    There should be separate awards for Goal of the Week/Month/Year and Shot of the W/M/Y.
     

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