Soccer, sports and politics (R)

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  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    But can those other 4 teams win on a cold Tuesday night in Luton?
     
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  3. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Women's soccer is going to rake in tons because they're the team most closely associated with women's sports the way gridiron is associated with men's sports. I think bball might stand a chance, but IMO there are too many Amber Reeses and not enough Caitlin Clarks involved... woso is Whiter.
    The SEC doesn't sanction men's soccer anyway.
     
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  4. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
     
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  5. NORML

    NORML Member+

    Aug 9, 2002
    Lake Wobegon, MN
    Club:
    NSC Minnesota Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Womens college basketball is third behind football and men's basketball in NIL earnings, women's soccer isn't even in the top 10

    SI link
     
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  6. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Yeah, the women's NCAA bball tourney continues to gain eyeballs every year. When I see a women's NCAA soccer game on Fox Sports 57, there ain't many ppl in the stands. Women's volleyball even sells out at certain achools.
     
  7. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    So refereeing is not the only $hity thing...

     
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  8. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Rick Scott tackling 'Merica's toughest issues

    The fight over the College Football Playoff selection committee’s decision to snub undefeated Florida State University and pick the University of Alabama is spilling into the Senate, pitting Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) against his Republican colleagues from Alabama.

    Scott, who attended the Florida State Seminoles’ last national championship victory in 2013 when he was governor, is demanding full transparency on the selection committee’s decision to bump Florida State from the national playoffs in favor of Alabama, which lost to Texas earlier in the season.


    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/4348844-college-football-playoffs-senate/amp/
     
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  9. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    In a way that makes sense because KdB is so consistent. Consistency brings player of the year honors.

    To win player of the month you need to be at least a bit inconsistent.
     
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  10. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
  11. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He is not wrong.
     
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  12. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just finished watching Oregon State-Notre Dame in the men’s soccer semifinals, my son is an OSU student so he got me into it.

    And I knew this already, but was reminded just how ********ing stupid college soccer is. Endless subbing, clock counting down, lots of time wasting since there are no stoppages. I feel like auria here, but could they at least try to play the game the way it’s meant to be played? Such a joke.
     
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  13. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    That's not nice. He just needs a better team.
     
  14. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    The account is TROLL football. The whole point is to be ridiculous and inspire outraged takes.
     
  15. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Good tip from someone who knows a lot about ridiculousness...ness and performance outrage! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    They'll probably go away if we all tell them the game doesn't need any more levity...
     
  17. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching the MLS Cup final, and wtf is Twellman on about with something not being a handball if it goes off the player’s chest first? Is there some obscure aspect to that rule I don’t know about? Or is it just Twellman being Twellman?
     
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  18. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The handball rule is becoming more and more obscure. Havertz got a goal disallowed after the ball hit his hand about 3 times. The commentator suggested if his colleague had got the last touch the goal may have stood.
     
  19. NORML

    NORML Member+

    Aug 9, 2002
    Lake Wobegon, MN
    Club:
    NSC Minnesota Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Go Crew!
     
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  20. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Arsenal Nil.
     
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  21. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to the Premier League guidelines that were released ahead of the 2020/21 season, a deflection is only taken into account if it makes a clear difference to the ball striking the player's hand or arm, assuming the arm is extended in an 'unnatural' position. Furthermore, should the ball deflect off a player and then onto their own arm or hand, this should not automatically be given as a penalty.
     
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  22. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah like you said…that’s pretty obscure. Especially with the open-ended language of the “automatically.” That’s about as clear as mud.
     
  23. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’ve barely watched MLS year, this Crew team is really fun to watch as a neutral.
     
  24. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA

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