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(@scrybe)
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We'll just politely turn our heads when the tears start flowing... from the English fans that is! USA, USA! :P

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Now, how anyone can call a game, where you hold the ball in your hands, "foot" ball, I really don't know.

A mystery indeed! Remember its 'American Football' to be precise.

I always thought the precise term was "Pansy Ball". Y'know, on account of all the padding and helmets that rugby players don't bother to wear.

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(@scrybe)
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Now, how anyone can call a game, where you hold the ball in your hands, "foot" ball, I really don't know.
And why is that other variety often called "soccer?" They won't let you sock it.

I have no idea. In countries where football is played to a professional standard, the game is called football. Or fusbol.

(this thread is 95% in jest. except for the obvious matter of England being a way better team, of course)

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Steven Gerrard.

You mean SAINT Stevie G of LIVERPOOL?

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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You see, I don't really care and that is probably the problem. I'm watching baseball as I type this. Football is the most popular sport in the world and I realize that. It just isn't here.

As far as "Pansy Ball" or american football goes, they use those helmets and pads as weapons to break each others ribs and rupture one anothers spleens. The game would probably be safer without them. Baseball is far more dangerous though. There have been fatalities even on the high school level locally here.

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Steven Gerrard.

You mean SAINT Stevie G of LIVERPOOL?

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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And Captain of England. Indeed, I do.

And he didn't even need a cheerleading display post-goal as motivation.

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Funny thing is, I actually enjoy both Baseball and Basketball immensely. And Ice Hockey. American Run-with-the-ball is too slow and boring for me. But so is rugby.

On the other hand, I've seen some Americans ruin a very fine English Football Club through their ineptitude so, when it comes to matches there, I'm hoping the English massacre America.*

*But that the US then go on to finish second in the group before being knocked out in the next round.

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But that the US then go on to finish second in the group before being knocked out in the next round.
Agree with the first part - but why get knocked out in the next round? The USA would play either Germany (most probably) or Australia - USA v Aus would be a good game, pretty evenly matched IMO....but could you imagine the impact it'd make if the USA beat Germany.....in a penalty shoot-out?

:D :D :D

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I want Germany to do well (but not too well) for two reasons - Bastian Schweinsteiger (fierce player) and this => http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2010/teams/germany/7823376/Germany-v-Australia-Mesut-Ozil-at-head-of-the-vanguard-for-new-generation.html

Some things are more important than football rivalries. I wish they could win the cup *though I doubt they've the experience or solidity yet).

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Perhaps Mr. Green could benefit from a bit of football where you actually use your hands.


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Perhaps Mr. Green could benefit from a bit of football where you actually use your hands.

I thought the same thing myself, Nick. Perhaps you could tutor him - I've heard you're very enthusiastic about ball games involving hand co-ordination.

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Funny thing is, I actually enjoy both Baseball and Basketball immensely. And Ice Hockey. American Run-with-the-ball is too slow and boring for me. But so is rugby.

On the other hand, I've seen some Americans ruin a very fine English Football Club through their ineptitude so, when it comes to matches there, I'm hoping the English massacre America.*

*But that the US then go on to finish second in the group before being knocked out in the next round.

now that is bald-face wimpage -- you're just afraid you'll be denied US entry this summer.

-=tension & release=-


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(@scrybe)
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Funny thing is, I actually enjoy both Baseball and Basketball immensely. And Ice Hockey. American Run-with-the-ball is too slow and boring for me. But so is rugby.

On the other hand, I've seen some Americans ruin a very fine English Football Club through their ineptitude so, when it comes to matches there, I'm hoping the English massacre America.*

*But that the US then go on to finish second in the group before being knocked out in the next round.

now that is bald-face wimpage -- you're just afraid you'll be denied US entry this summer.

Really? They tried to deny me entry last time and it clearly didn't work very well. You're just afraid I'll stage a second leg of the England-USA game and I'll win it 10-0. Not bragging like, just saying. 8)

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We'll just politely turn our heads when the tears start flowing... from the English fans that is! USA, USA! :P

Steven Gerrard.

Need a hankie, Dan?

I almost did Scrybe! 4 minutes in & down by 1! Hey, at least we came back & got the tie. :D

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So, no tears anywhere, let's move on....

:D :D :D

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