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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:50 am

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Not at all. I go to at least one Shorebirds and one Keys game a year. They are easy to get to, cheap as hell, and usually have fireworks at the end. They're much better than MLS. :thumb:

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 89Hen » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:04 pm

I know England was only doing what all WC teams do with the lead, but it was so satisfying seeing Colombia tie it up with the stupid stall tactics of England.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:19 pm

And those Silly English Kniggets beat the Colombian Coffee Grinders in a PK shootout, breaking their PK jinx. 8-)
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Skjellyfetti » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:04 pm

Harry Kane with more knockout WC goals than Ronaldo and Messi combined.

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:17 pm

Colombian goalie on execution watch.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:25 pm

93henfan wrote:Colombian goalie on execution watch.


The PKs he let in were all on his lower right (lower left as you look at it). Good scouting report! :thumb:
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:32 pm

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93henfan wrote:Colombian goalie on execution watch.


The PKs he let in were all on his lower right (lower left as you look at it). Good scouting report! :thumb:


That's my standard running joke every time Colombia has been eliminated since Escobar was executed after the own-goal in the loss to the USA in '94.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:43 am

BDKJMU wrote:World Cup ratings down 42%..
https://in.news.yahoo.com/us-world-cup- ... 24342.html



No surprise. As soon as the US was eliminated last year by Trinidad and Fucking Tobago, a ratings disaster in the US for Fox was ensured.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:58 am

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BDKJMU wrote:World Cup ratings down 42%..h
https://in.news.yahoo.com/us-world-cup- ... 24342.html



No surprise. As soon as the US was eliminated last year by Trinidad and **** Tobago, a ratings disaster in the US for Fox was ensured.


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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby GannonFan » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:54 am

93henfan wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:
The PKs he let in were all on his lower right (lower left as you look at it). Good scouting report! :thumb:


That's my standard running joke every time Colombia has been eliminated since Escobar was executed after the own-goal in the loss to the USA in '94.


I was telling my wife about that while we were watching the England/Colombia PK's - it almost made you want to root for the Colombians because you knew the keeper and any of them who missed a PK could be in danger going back home. We always talk about bad things that fanbases do in the US, but we're softies compared to the rest of the world when it comes to fan violence.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:26 am

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93henfan wrote:
That's my standard running joke every time Colombia has been eliminated since Escobar was executed after the own-goal in the loss to the USA in '94.


I was telling my wife about that while we were watching the England/Colombia PK's - it almost made you want to root for the Colombians because you knew the keeper and any of them who missed a PK could be in danger going back home. We always talk about bad things that fanbases do in the US, but we're softies compared to the rest of the world when it comes to fan violence.

Team Juan Valdez ( egged on by a now-plump Maradona) thinks they were robbed by the US referee. Oh, well, Colombia was never on my bucket list anyway.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby GannonFan » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:21 am

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I was telling my wife about that while we were watching the England/Colombia PK's - it almost made you want to root for the Colombians because you knew the keeper and any of them who missed a PK could be in danger going back home. We always talk about bad things that fanbases do in the US, but we're softies compared to the rest of the world when it comes to fan violence.

Team Juan Valdez ( egged on by a now-plump Maradona) thinks they were robbed by the US referee. Oh, well, Colombia was never on my bucket list anyway.


The irony of Maradona complaining about cheating and breaking the rules is not lost on anyone. Well, I guess he doesn't get it, so he's one. :rofl:
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby tribe_pride » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:41 pm

Ivytalk wrote:
93henfan wrote:

No surprise. As soon as the US was eliminated last year by Trinidad and **** Tobago, a ratings disaster in the US for Fox was ensured.


Even Telemundo is way down. Its audience is all trying to get into the US.


The quote below from BDK's article explains a lot. If you take out US games from 2010 and 2014, viewership is close when you account for time zone change. This year is in Russia which is the furthest off time zone in the past 3 World Cups. The 2022 Cup in Qatar will be similar taking out US games.

Excluding games involving the U.S. team in previous World Cups, the average declined 28 percent from the 2014 tournament in Brazil and was up 1 percent from the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

Most group-stage kickoff times this year were morning EDT, starting as early as 6 a.m., and the latest matches began at 2 p.m. Games in 2014 started mostly from noon to 4 p.m. EDT, while in 2010 games there were many matches at 10 a.m. and some as early as 7:30 a.m.

Twenty-six group-stage matches were aired on Fox, up from six on ABC in 2014 and four on ABC in 2010.

Ratings include only television viewers and not those who viewed digital streams.

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 89Hen » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:23 am

tribe_pride wrote:If you take out US games from 2010 and 2014, viewership is close when you account for time zone change.

And if you back out games involving darkie countries and those that didn't speak English and take into account the humid temperatures in the US, ratings were actually up.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby GannonFan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:13 am

tribe_pride wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:
Even Telemundo is way down. Its audience is all trying to get into the US.


The quote below from BDK's article explains a lot. If you take out US games from 2010 and 2014, viewership is close when you account for time zone change. This year is in Russia which is the furthest off time zone in the past 3 World Cups. The 2022 Cup in Qatar will be similar taking out US games.

Excluding games involving the U.S. team in previous World Cups, the average declined 28 percent from the 2014 tournament in Brazil and was up 1 percent from the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

Most group-stage kickoff times this year were morning EDT, starting as early as 6 a.m., and the latest matches began at 2 p.m. Games in 2014 started mostly from noon to 4 p.m. EDT, while in 2010 games there were many matches at 10 a.m. and some as early as 7:30 a.m.

Twenty-six group-stage matches were aired on Fox, up from six on ABC in 2014 and four on ABC in 2010.

Ratings include only television viewers and not those who viewed digital streams.


2022 in Qatar will be interesting. Because FIFA decided (i.e. was bribed mightily) to stage that World Cup in a desert country with no soccer stadiums, they're running that World Cup in the colder months of November and December (they final will be on December 18th of that year). Normally the World Cup runs into relatively no sports interference in the US as baseball is the only sport running at that time and is just in mid-season. Now, the World Cup will be going up against the heart of college football season, the NFL as it moves into the final months of its regular season, not to mention college basketball, NBA basketball, and heck, even that NHL thing that 89 keeps talking about. It will be a shortened schedule for the World Cup (again, due to FIFA picking Qatar), but I don't see it doing well in terms of ratings in the US when it goes up against all of those sports, especially considering they'll still have the factor of a bad time zone difference as well.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:25 am

Depending on who I listened to in the military, on the news, or on the street, I'm not sure which of these three things Qatar rhymes with:

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Re: 2018 World Cup

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93henfan wrote:Depending on who I listened to in the military, on the news, or on the street, I'm not sure which of these three things Qatar rhymes with:

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Re: 2018 World Cup

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dbackjon wrote:
93henfan wrote:Depending on who I listened to in the military, on the news, or on the street, I'm not sure which of these three things Qatar rhymes with:

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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:34 am

SUCK IT BRAZIL!!! :clap:

I realize it's not over.

Btw, soccer is a very boring sport, but this game is the exception. Bad break for Brazil on the first Belgian goal, but the second was a laser by the red-headed honky for Belgium. And the Belgian keeper is doing a heckuuva job. His name must be Brownie.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:55 am

So the Frogs knocked out Uruguay today. If Belgium holds on against Brazil, there will be no Team Brown squads left. :o
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 93henfan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:42 pm

I figured I'd see more Anheuser-Busch InBev signage on the field with their two big countries, Belgium and Brazil, playing.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby 89Hen » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:45 pm

93henfan wrote:Depending on who I listened to in the military, on the news, or on the street, I'm not sure which of these three things Qatar rhymes with:

My brother was in the rear with the gear a couple times there. He always called it "gutter".
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby Ivytalk » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:59 pm

Brazil is out! Neymar will try out for Olympic diving next.
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Re: 2018 World Cup

Postby dbackjon » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:12 pm

Ivytalk wrote:So the Frogs knocked out Uruguay today. If Belgium holds on against Brazil, there will be no Team Brown squads left. :o



Have you been watching the games? Plenty of Brown on France, Belgium, etc.
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