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#856 dimbee

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

Big game today at 2:30

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:25 AM

I'd say SEC football probably historically has an average score of 17-10 (pretty much 2-1). Nobody's asking them to open it up.

You can have 5-4 games all the time. Just have guys stop playing defense. That's what the NBA did (their attendence has gone down, btw).

My advice to everyone is watch a full year or so of soccer before you try to "fix" it.


There's nothing to fix. Well besides the diving.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:26 AM

ive never watched an entire MLS game. I cant get into it either. To me, it seems like watching minor league baseball. I should give it more of a chance i guess.

But im a casual fan. Ill watch some EPL, La Liga, Serie A, but not a ton.

If a World Cup game is on, and im able to Ill watch it. Ive watched a majority of the group stage.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:54 AM

There's nothing to fix. Well besides the diving.


I'd say two possible "fixes" I have are goalline cameras (The NFL needs the same damn thing) and an extra ref.

Post match reviews giving hefty fines for diving would be nice too.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:00 AM

The diving is out of control for some squads and I question the manhood of some of the fools out there writhing in "pain." I'm proud to say our Yank squad does the least amount of diving of any of the teams that I've seen play.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:11 AM

Wow, Korea has no shooters. They get close and kick field goals.

Korea's passing + our shooters would own.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:23 AM

Uruguay is also sitting back in a "bend don't break" giving them plenty of lanes.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:24 AM

And with that comment, Uruguay breaks.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:37 AM

Now that was a great goal.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:38 AM

Suarez. Wow.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:42 AM

love those hard core fans and all those empty seats...yeah, its raining but wtf

Enjoy Africa, you wont see it again

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:46 AM

I'd say two possible "fixes" I have are goalline cameras (The NFL needs the same damn thing) and an extra ref.

Post match reviews giving hefty fines for diving would be nice too.


How about an eye in the sky for offsides? Seems they mess that call up a lot, at least in World Cup.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:51 AM

Though it's heartbreaking, no shame in losing to a strike like that.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:06 AM

How about an eye in the sky for offsides? Seems they mess that call up a lot, at least in World Cup.


In doing something like that, you destroy the flow of the game. That makes it a whole other animal. Soccer is a flow game.

A legit complaint I've heard about football is the constant stop/start/stop/stop/start nature. While great for beer commercials and replays, it results in a sport that last 3-4 hours that has literally only about 11 minutes of actual play.

The funny thing is I have plenty of European friends who think of Football as "boring" due to the overabundance of stoppage and hard to keep up with rules and bylaws. For me, I enjoy both sports, warts and all, for what they are.

Honestly soccer is the better to watch live as you see the incredible flow of players. Football is better for TV due to the compact nature of the action leaving plenty of time for armchair stratergy.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:09 AM

I have to work during the USA/Ghana game. Dammit, I hope we win and nothing miraculous happens. :lol:


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