World Cup 2022 Thread

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew' started by Kyle Crew, Nov 21, 2022.

  1. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    There is no exclusivity. Formula 1 is straight Sky, and ESPN shows it.
     
  2. ihateyousomuch

    Sunderland
    United States
    Oct 22, 2021
    What's funny is when I hear local broadcasts of Crew games on ESPN Plus over half the commentators have obvious British accents. It's not hard Fox there are lots of Brits who know what they are talking about hire them.
     
  3. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    There are 10 times as many who are absolutely full of shit.

    Being beguiled by an accent is such an American college girl thing
     
  4. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Hard-hitting, English-accented stereoty...err...analysis just now:

    "Big Western team is all about the individual. <insert random quote from one player to support the conclusion already drawn>"

    "Plucky Zen Buddhist Eastern team is the exact opposite! They are all about the collective, don't you know! <insert quote from coach to support the conculsion already drawn>"
     
  5. Crew96Fan

    Crew96Fan Member+

    Jul 27, 2013
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, Brazil is CRUISING.
     
  6. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ESPiN does some stuff for F1--or did. My cousin's son in law worked for them on F1 coverage.
     
  7. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    It's been since they won the contract back from NBC, because it's 100% Sky from FP1 on Friday through the race on Sunday.

    Except for Nicole Briscoe introducing the coverage on behalf of Mother's Polish.
     
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  8. Crewster

    Crewster Member+

    Jan 28, 2005
    Worthington
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why is Infantino always sitting by himself at games? Does the man have no friends?
     
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  9. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    Evil
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brazil's third goal was just sick.
     
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  10. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. djtrinidad

    djtrinidad Member

    May 30, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
  12. TKyle

    TKyle Moderator
    Staff Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    Buckeye Nation
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spain is the new England.
     
  13. CBusAlex

    CBusAlex Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They made fun of his red hair, so he's not talking to them anymore.
     
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  14. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Considering Morocco just knocked out Spain, I'd say we're definitely in the "anything can happen" phase of the tournament.

    Netherlands-Argentina winner vs
    Croatia-Brazil winner

    England-France winner vs
    Morocco-Portugual/Switzerland winner


    I have no idea who I'd pick.
     
  15. Sagz

    Sagz Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Cbus
    The safe pick is Brazil vs France. Is it the pick I made in the brackets? NOPE
     
  16. west ham sandwich

    Feb 26, 2007
    C-bus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, most kids still play for fun, at least at the youngest ages. Girls, for the most part, want to play with their friends. Parents, coaches, clubs, all seem to talk about college though. Many coaches and clubs will give good lip service to player development, but don't really make it a priority (but many do make it the priority as well).
    I am losing a girl on my team because she's worried about making her HS team next year and thinks a different team will give her a better chance. Now she's not even thinking scholarship. I don't think most players are either. But you're local ECNL club will certainly point out the percentage of D1 scholar athletes that come from ECNL clubs when recruiting elementary and middle school kids.
    What i've found is this is true across the board. Almost all sports have become year round club commitments. And if you're going to a school that's competitive in a particular sport, then, yes, you probably need to play club for a number of years before you get there. I think soccer is probably the only one where club trumps middle school so far (i.e. I think if you play club baseball or club basketball, you still play for your middle school team - you don't play middle school soccer, and increasingly the best are playing club over HS anymore too, depending one what area you are in).

    I think it's a number of factors, some of it is parents pushing their kids to be the best and play for the best teams. One of my daughters teammates didn't go to a club because they didn't want to allow her to play another sport (and that was for the B team). In my case, my daughter refuses to try other sports. I got her to try lacrosse one year. She liked it for about half a season, then decided she was done with it. She refuses to try pretty much everything else. I've had to force her to go to a couple rec type camps to introduce to other sports, but she just doesn't want to. Now, a lot of the girls I coach at younger ages do also play basketball, at varying levels, some play competitive some play rec.
     
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  17. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Zone 14
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Goncalo Ramos of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
     
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  18. TKyle

    TKyle Moderator
    Staff Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    Buckeye Nation
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Switzerland’s defense was like….





    Wait for it….





    Wait for it….





    SWISS CHEESE!!

    Ok, I’ll see myself out….
     
  19. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All I ask is that you give the original source--might get some new members that way. :)
     
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  20. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was the only real surprise of the round, though.

    But we are to the "anyone can win" stage.
     
  21. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    or "as solid as fondue"....
     
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  22. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Have a Malort. You certainly earned it.
     
  23. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    I have zero idea who wins this competition !

    Any out of the last 8 other than Croatia I’d say … Holland and Morocco are real dark horses as well .

    The other five all have an equal chance .. guess it’s gonna come down to a bit of luck judging by Spain hitting the post with the last kick of extra time ..

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  25. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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