Soccer, sports and politics (R)

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  1. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Conversely, if they make a big deal and then lose their bowl game, we can all laugh at them.
     
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  2. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
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  3. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, I see the celebration police are on the beat again. Good to know.
     
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  4. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    I hear Luton Town is lovely this time o' year
     
  5. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ask Liverpool.

    If you're supposed to only stoically respond to a last second winner in a match in which you were behind for a bit, what's the point. Sports are supposed to be fun.
     
  6. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    This is one of the pundit discourses where either you lack passion or get too emotional. Depending on scoreboard.
     
  7. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

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

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And then Arteta gets a joke of a yellow for leaving his technical area or something. Watch the video, he doesn't move more than 10 feet or so before he stops----on a ground where the technical area is like 10' by 2'.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  9. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    How far out of his technical area should he be allowed to go? :unsure:
     
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  10. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's my point. The video doesn't show that he did leave it.
     
  11. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Aaah....he was carded for excessive celebration! Having had that experience with one of my teams...I know the feeling. :)
     
  12. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I don't know who troll football is, but he's either a gloryhunting City, Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester Unuted fan, or an Arsenal fan stole his girl.
     
  13. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    And this is why there is no more conferences. It's a power 2 and some people they allow to sit at the table.
     
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  14. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    No they really are people that troll everybody. Mainly EPL teams.
     
  15. PJ234

    PJ234 Member

    DC united
    United States
    Oct 17, 2021
    Anyone watch the youtuber Lee Gunner?
     
  16. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    US Basketball insisted that one college player be on the team, and he was the best college player at the time.
     
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  17. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    There are conferences still. And it's really a Power 1, plus the L1G and the Little 12.

    Northwestern won the Big Ten a few years back. Contrast that with Vanderbilt winning the SEC.
     
  18. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Would you rather they have that weasel Isiah on the team. :eek:
     
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  19. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Did that hurt you to write that?
    Also I didn't know he was from Weston New York up until about 10 years ago.
     
  20. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beating Dook at the Final Four exorcised a Hell of a lot of demons for me.
     
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  21. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    The ESPN 30 4 30 was informative. I just assumed he was some Duke LAX type. He is actually from a workibg class home.
     
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  22. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Yeah it was watching that when I found out he was from WNY. He went to the richest private school in the area, but only cause his dad was the janitor, which I didn't know.
     
  23. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Uh...Maintenance Specialist if you please! :(
     
  24. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    "What did Bookman do on Good Times?" (RIP Norman Lear). Go to 2:20 mark for the answer.

     
  25. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It doesn't work for the Central Floridas of the world. It might generate some legs with FSU, probably will. Thing here is, they're probably gonna lose their next game to the same team that would have beaten them if that team had won the SEC and stayed at #1. If they beat Georgia, they beat a team playing for nothing but the logo.

    There is something they can do. The ACC is a Power 5 conference, but it's top tier in basketball and the private school sports only, kind of like an East Coast version of the Pac-12. They probably win titles in shit like dressage, fencing and badminton. It's a two-horse conference in football (FSU and Clemson), and this season one of those horses never got out of the barn.

    What individual players can do going forward is make sure they aren't playing in a basketball conference. They ran up against Texas and against the Southeastern Conmference. It was mathematically inevitable that one of these days, there'd be a logjam of undefeated teams and an SEC champ that isn't. Sucks they got caught in the eye of the storm.

    Read the first two pages of this thread from 2009 covering the bowl games.

    2009-10 BC$ Bowls: No Country for Mid-Majors [R] | BigSoccer Forum

    You're seeing my 2009 take, six seasons after #1 in both polls USC was snubbed by the B(C)S in favor of Oklahoma, who lost their conference title game against Kansas State. It's exactly what I wrote in the paragraph above. I've seen it too many times to be pissed off about it any more. It's the reality of college football these days. I have a suspicion that Bama is going to win this tournament and then the people who didn't want them there will REALLY be upset.

    Truth, this happened in part because when Auburn was snubbed by the 2004 B(C)S committee in favor of Oklahoma, the SEC made the kind of stink about it that no other conference had the gall (or the talent/history) to do. Two seasons later, their representatives went on a run that hasn't yet shown signs of abating, and there is no chance of an SEC champion being left out of a playoff- because it really does mean more here.
     
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