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2018 World Cup

Postby Gil Dobie » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:09 am

It has begun.

Tough to pick between Germany and Brazil, with Germany the favorite after winning the last Cup. Spain still might surprise after their coaching change. Belgium as the sleeper.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 89Hen » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:49 am

What sport?
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby CAA Flagship » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:57 am

Someone needs to recall the US TV ratings from the last few Cups to see how this one compares. Will be interesting to see the effect with no US team in it.

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:43 am

I just flipped by the game between Morocco and Iran on Fox.

The three letter abbreviation for Morocco in their graphic is MAR.

Where are they getting the A?

These are the things that keep me awake at night. :pissed:
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Gil Dobie » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 am

93henfan wrote:I just flipped by the game between Morocco and Iran on Fox.

The three letter abbreviation for Morocco in their graphic is MAR.

Where are they getting the A?

These are the things that keep me awake at night. :pissed:


Blame Frenchy
“MAR” comes from the French spelling: MAROC.

The old cohort of the Moroccan intelligentsia is still affected by the French culture. That’s why French is widely used in our country.

That’s one of the traces of the French Protectorate.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 am

93henfan wrote:I just flipped by the game between Morocco and Iran on Fox.

The three letter abbreviation for Morocco in their graphic is MAR.

Where are they getting the A?

These are the things that keep me awake at night. :pissed:


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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:03 am

Ivytalk wrote:
93henfan wrote:I just flipped by the game between Morocco and Iran on Fox.

The three letter abbreviation for Morocco in their graphic is MAR.

Where are they getting the A?

These are the things that keep me awake at night. :pissed:


Hard to root for either of these.


Maracca (did I get that right, Gil?) is the easy pick here.

Now if you want the hard one, what if Iran played Saudi Arabia? :lol:
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:08 am

93henfan wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:
Hard to root for either of these.


Maracca (did I get that right, Gil?) is the easy pick here.

Now if you want the hard one, what if Iran played Saudi Arabia? :lol:


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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:50 pm

Oh my. I happened to turn on Fox while looking for the US Open. Portugal's third goal to tie up their game with Spain 3-3 was a thing of beauty. Free kick from Ronaldo that he bent around the wall. He may be an arse, but that was pretty. Hat trick.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby GannonFan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:58 pm

93henfan wrote:Oh my. I happened to turn on Fox while looking for the US Open. Portugal's third goal to tie up their game with Spain 3-3 was a thing of beauty. Free kick from Ronaldo that he bent around the wall. He may be an arse, but that was pretty. Hat trick.


That's been the only game worth watching so far, and certainly a gem at that. Part of the problem of the World Cup, there's a lot of dreg games. Only going to get worse when they move to 48 teams. Good game this weekend, though, as Germany/Mexico is a matchup on Sunday.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Gil Dobie » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:01 am

89Hen wrote:What sport?


A guy on a sports radio station here, didn't know that the USA wasn't in the World Cup this year. I watch golf every weekend, soccer when the World Cup or Olympics come around.
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Postby UNI88 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:38 am

Gil Dobie wrote:
89Hen wrote:What sport?


A guy on a sports radio station here, didn't know that the USA wasn't in the World Cup this year. I watch golf every weekend, soccer when the World Cup or Olympics come around.
Gil, no need to mention golf when 89 asks about sports. ;)

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:37 pm

So Germany loses to the Mexicans, Brazil is tied by the Swiss, and Argentina is tied by Iceland .

I’m all in for Serbia now! :nod:
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Gil Dobie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:58 am

Magnífico Mexico!
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:39 am

Apparently the always well-behaved fans of Mexico have resorted to calling the other team gay slurs. The national federation issued a plea to “STOP SCREAMING FAGGOT”. Mexicans are awesome. Bags of piss. Gay slurs. Who wouldn’t want tens of millions of them in their country illegally?

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Vidav » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:43 pm

93henfan wrote:Apparently the always well-behaved fans of Mexico have resorted to calling the other team gay slurs. The national federation issued a plea to “STOP SCREAMING FAGGOT”. Mexicans are awesome. Bags of piss. Gay slurs. Who wouldn’t want tens of millions of them in their country illegally?



I heard they learned it from Philly fans. :coffee:
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:08 pm

Vidav wrote:I heard they learned it from Philly fans. :coffee:


Did you see any bags of piss being thrown at Michael Irvin when he was nearly paralyzed on the Vet Stadium turf?


I didn't think so.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby SDHornet » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 pm

93henfan wrote:
Vidav wrote:I heard they learned it from Philly fans. :coffee:


Did you see any bags of piss being thrown at Michael Irvin when he was nearly paralyzed on the Vet Stadium turf?


I didn't think so.

Everyone was too busy cheering. :coffee:


Back to the Mexico win, saw a clip where a German paper said Mexico can't get over this wall and showed the German goalie in front of a brickwall in front of a goal. Two things:

1) Germany lost. :lol: :lol: :lol:
2) Kinda ironic considering Germany is being over run by thousands of muslins. :dunce:

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm

SDHornet wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Did you see any bags of piss being thrown at Michael Irvin when he was nearly paralyzed on the Vet Stadium turf?


I didn't think so.

Everyone was too busy cheering. :coffee:


Back to the Mexico win, saw a clip where a German paper said Mexico can't get over this wall and showed the German goalie in front of a brickwall in front of a goal. Two things:

1) Germany lost. :lol: :lol: :lol:
2) Kinda ironic considering Germany is being over run by thousands of muslins. :dunce:


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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby kalm » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:28 am

93henfan wrote:
SDHornet wrote:Everyone was too busy cheering. :coffee:


Back to the Mexico win, saw a clip where a German paper said Mexico can't get over this wall and showed the German goalie in front of a brickwall in front of a goal. Two things:

1) Germany lost. :lol: :lol: :lol:
2) Kinda ironic considering Germany is being over run by thousands of muslins. :dunce:


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Lily Von Schtup made them laugh.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:49 am

kalm wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Germans: Good at engineering; bad with soft skills, particularly humor. Since forever.


Lily Von Schtup made them laugh.


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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:47 am

About ready to watch the Polacks take on the Senagalese.

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby GannonFan » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:49 am

Ivytalk wrote:About ready to watch the Polacks take on the Senagalese.

Retirement rocks!


You're living the dream! :rofl:
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Re: 2018 World Cup

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Re: 2018 World Cup

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You have to hand it to the Croatians, no one will ever copy their look.
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