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Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 03:05 PM
and i do mean the football you actually play with your feet

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rest in shit tackleball, i'm so over you

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 03:06 PM
armyball

whistleball

stoptheplayball

moronball

cavemanball

flagball

ruleball

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 03:07 PM
you know why soccer has those ads on the jerseys?

it's a trade off for not having to watch commercials while the game is on

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 03:08 PM
tvadvertismentbreakball

yo soy el mejor
07-08-2013, 03:09 PM
soccer is #1

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 03:15 PM
Basketball is the One True God as far as I'm concerned

scottytheoneand
07-08-2013, 03:45 PM
no

scottytheoneand
07-08-2013, 03:45 PM
hockey is #1 the rest is fail

http://dalje.com/slike/slike_3/r1/g2010/m12/ox281254319057969644.jpg

killtrocity
07-08-2013, 03:59 PM
No ads is pretty awesome. Buncha commies

Bread Regal
07-08-2013, 04:03 PM
So what's going on with bale?

Bread Regal
07-08-2013, 04:06 PM
A cursory google search says he's looking for anther place to go probably cause he's tired of being the only striker on the spurs.

Kahlo
07-08-2013, 04:15 PM
RUGBY IS #1

American Football isn't even a fucking sport. It's sponsorship with running attached. Sometimes.

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 04:22 PM
A cursory google search says he's looking for anther place to go probably cause he's tired of being the only striker on the spurs.

not a striker, he's a wing. but he is their best goal scorer. dafoe is okay and adebayor is inconsistent and clint dempsey well he's like a star reserve and Captain America.

it's actually because as one of the best players in the world SPURS could probably sell him for 30-50 million but the chairman said "nah, it would be nice if we could contend for the league title and we can't do it without bale"

something about R. Madrid wanting to pay 100 mil euros for that guy but that's probably #batcountry

i just hope they don't do it, guy's awesome

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 04:26 PM
American Football isn't even a fucking sport. It's sponsorship with running attached. Sometimes.

OH BUT BRO WE DON'T HAVE ADZ ON OWR JERSEYS LOL ERUOFAG SOCAR IS BOERING I LIEK BASBALL

i know right the play stops every 20 seconds for a huddle/advertising break it's horrendous there was a study that showed that the average NFL game, if you take everything out between the whistle and the snap, is about 15 minutes. OVER THREE HOURS. it's just fuckin ridiculous. And it only <i>pretends</I> to be as tactically rich as real football. It's such a dumb asshole sport it really is i'm so tired of it

Bread Regal
07-08-2013, 04:30 PM
I mean with baseball, if you consolidated all the time that the ball is alive , you'd probably get comparable numbers, but at least there isn't some manufactured sense of excitement to make up for it.

Kahlo
07-08-2013, 04:31 PM
I can't watch it. It's slower than cricket, which is the #2 most boring sport.

I don't understand why people don't rise up and destroy their TVs. Advertising makes everything unwatchable in the US. I remember an episode of the Simpsons which went on for like an HOUR due to the fucking adds. Or at least it felt that way.

Bread Regal
07-08-2013, 04:34 PM
11:4 is the standard ratio of programming to commercials.

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 04:43 PM
I mean with baseball, if you consolidated all the time that the ball is alive , you'd probably get comparable numbers, but at least there isn't some manufactured sense of excitement to make up for it.

i'd say it's less since if we're just going to tabulate when a ball leaves the player's hand and when it finds the mitt

i mean advanced stats have now made it so you don't even <i>have to watch baseball at all</I> to assemble a roster. eventually it's just going to be simulated by computers

besides it seems like the only people who like it are stuck up assholes that are nostalgic for a past that never existed

outlaw baseball

also i've found the vast, vast majority of people who hate soccer because it's "boring" often say "yes, I like baseball why do you ask?"

because you're a jackass that's why

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 04:46 PM
case in point this fucking jackoff:

<img src="http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/JimRome0419911__120111080534.jpg">

Will moan for 10 minutes about how soccer is boring and then without even having any sense of self-awareness follow it up with a blow-by-blow account of the "thrilling" Dodgers game.

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 04:47 PM
<i>FUCK I HATE BASEBALL SO MUCH</i>

Starla
07-08-2013, 05:25 PM
I only love baseball. I like to watch basketball if I'm at the game, not on tv.

Starla
07-08-2013, 05:27 PM
I can't watch it. It's slower than cricket, which is the #2 most boring sport.

I don't understand why people don't rise up and destroy their TVs. Advertising makes everything unwatchable in the US. I remember an episode of the Simpsons which went on for like an HOUR due to the fucking adds. Or at least it felt that way.

This is why DVR's are important. I had one for years until I switched to roku.

yo soy el mejor
07-08-2013, 05:33 PM
I only love baseball. I like to watch basketball if I'm at the game, not on tv.
veird. i only like to watch baseball if i'm at the game.

i don't care for watching any sports, but i always enjoy watching them with a crowd (family or an enthusiastic establishment (not the same as loud, drunk and obnoxious).

Trotskilicious
07-08-2013, 05:45 PM
I only love baseball. .

starla you just broke my heart into pieces

Sonic Johnny
07-08-2013, 06:19 PM
Fuckers don't even know about the AFL

Bread Regal
07-08-2013, 06:39 PM
Can this be the official association football thread?

cocksure
07-08-2013, 07:02 PM
anyone fancy a game of chess?

sppunk
07-08-2013, 07:06 PM
Problem with soccer is America's top athletes don't play, so the home talent is thin. Games are boring because the skill level is inferior of the other major sports.

It will always have that stigma here until athletes shun basketball, football,baseball and hockey for soccer.

Baseball is king. Nothing on earth better than sitting at a game with a beer, not talking to a. Soul, and enjoying the gorgeous day.

I'm Hardcore
07-08-2013, 07:09 PM
So what's going on with bale?

nothing. at least, not until next season.

toase
07-08-2013, 07:17 PM
http://sauceandthecityy.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/italteam3.jpg
Football

Your turn hockey...

yo soy el mejor
07-08-2013, 07:37 PM
anyone fancy a game of chess?
wish i had seen this earlier.

RenewRevive
07-08-2013, 09:33 PM
not a striker, he's a wing. but he is their best goal scorer. dafoe is okay and adebayor is inconsistent and clint dempsey well he's like a star reserve and Captain America.

it's actually because as one of the best players in the world SPURS could probably sell him for 30-50 million but the chairman said "nah, it would be nice if we could contend for the league title and we can't do it without bale"

something about R. Madrid wanting to pay 100 mil euros for that guy but that's probably #batcountry

i just hope they don't do it, guy's awesome

Madrid won't buy him unless Cristiano Ronaldo leaves, although Zidane is pushing hard for the deal. Tottenham chairman is a tough negotiator and almost always gets a real good price for his players. If Bale balks at staying and hands in a transfer request odds are he will go, if not then likely he stays. If Spurs are serious at pushing hard for top 4 they can't keep selling their best players, like what happened with Modric last season.

Problem with soccer is America's top athletes don't play, so the home talent is thin. Games are boring because the skill level is inferior of the other major sports.

It will always have that stigma here until athletes shun basketball, football,baseball and hockey for soccer.

Major problem is US employing a salary cap, which makes it impossible to attract quality players and also to build a squad with any depth or comprehensive strength. The US are playing to their own rules (like with NFL, NBA etc) but soccer is a global sport, so they have an in-built disadvantage. Plus like you say top athletes are naturally drawn to the domestically bigger, more rewarding sports.

I'm Hardcore
07-09-2013, 12:35 AM
i don't give a fuck that Modric left. in fact, watching him do FUCK ALL for Madrid bought more than a few smiles to my face

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 01:16 AM
the reason the us soccer league doesn't do it is because they're trying to give opprotunities to american players not just be a host for international all-star teams

RenewRevive
07-09-2013, 08:03 AM
i don't give a fuck that Modric left. in fact, watching him do FUCK ALL for Madrid bought more than a few smiles to my face

well, better players than Modric have failed at the carnival that is Madrid. no guarantee that Bale would have the impact that is forecast. Modric was probably Tottenham's most influential player and very sought after. his loss tipped Spurs into what most observers would consider a "one-man team".

the reason the us soccer league doesn't do it is because they're trying to give opprotunities to american players not just be a host for international all-star teams

i agree with the desire of fans to see a team comprised mainly of natives (lol), but this could be managed with some variant of the "home-grown" rules that apply to most European leagues. that's if MLS are concerned with the quality disparity that exists. if they aren't and they are bringing in the fans and TV audience then fine.

duovamp
07-09-2013, 08:43 AM
The only sports are bull fighting, mountain climbing, and auto racing. Everything else is a "game."

duovamp
07-09-2013, 08:43 AM
Although I have to rank stop-start padded rugby above footie and hockey.

I'm Hardcore
07-09-2013, 08:49 AM
well, better players than Modric have failed at the carnival that is Madrid. no guarantee that Bale would have the impact that is forecast. Modric was probably Tottenham's most influential player and very sought after. his loss tipped Spurs into what most observers would consider a "one-man team".


we're doing fine without Modric. i was sad to see him go, but such is the world of professional football.

the whole "one man team" thing was definitely exacerbated by the fact that we really had no strikers last season. it frustrated the fuck out of me, seeing how well Adebayor played at Chelsea, yet seeing him play some average football most of the time!

Eulogy
07-09-2013, 09:02 AM
In order of watchability:

1. nhl / college football
2. nfl / nascar (yeah yeah i know whatever shut up)
3. soccer (although it's hard for me when i don't have a rooting interest) / college basketball (although it can be painful at times)
4. tennis (grand slams)
5. golf (majors)

i might be overstating my dislike for nba and mlb by putting tennis and golf ahead of them but eh

RenewRevive
07-09-2013, 09:10 AM
we're doing fine without Modric. i was sad to see him go, but such is the world of professional football.

the whole "one man team" thing was definitely exacerbated by the fact that we really had no strikers last season. it frustrated the fuck out of me, seeing how well Adebayor played at Chelsea, yet seeing him play some average football most of the time!

indeed. losing Modric and Van der Vaart at the same time, plus Bale's steady improvement created this. Adebayor is like the definition of inconsistency. you just can't rely on the guy. Defoe is a fine finisher but is streaky and adds little other than his goal threat. every Spurs manager seems to drop him. whether Bale stays or goes you need a reliable centre-forward. if Spurs keep Bale and strengthen this could be an interesting season, with the regime changes at 3 of the "big four".

at least you can dream. no idea what my team (Everton) will be like this year.

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 09:10 AM
i agree with the desire of fans to see a team comprised mainly of natives (lol),

Not necessarily for the fan's sake, it's for the sake of our national soccer program.

but this could be managed with some variant of the "home-grown" rules that apply to most European leagues. that's if MLS are concerned with the quality disparity that exists. if they aren't and they are bringing in the fans and TV audience then fine.

It works out the same, I think. I mean you are right. Even England has those rules. Pretty sure MLS does in addition to a salary cap structure. I don't think MLS needs to worry about "parity" as much as the popular sports do.

I would like to see the league be free of the other traditional organization methods of american sports, the confrence and playoff system needs to go and promotion/relegation would be nice to see.

RenewRevive
07-09-2013, 09:11 AM
ah, a list!

1. Football (soccer)
2. NFL
3. Boxing (though with rapidly diminishing interest)

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 09:12 AM
1. Basketball
2. Basketball
3. Basketball
4. Basketball
5. Basketball

RenewRevive
07-09-2013, 09:22 AM
Not necessarily for the fan's sake, it's for the sake of our national soccer program.

It works out the same, I think. I mean you are right. Even England has those rules. Pretty sure MLS does in addition to a salary cap structure. I don't think MLS needs to worry about "parity" as much as the popular sports do.

I would like to see the league be free of the other traditional organization methods of american sports, the confrence and playoff system needs to go and promotion/relegation would be nice to see.

yeah, that too. this is the real reason for the "home-grown" restrictions, to benefit the national team, which is a cause of major concern in England. it is worth noting that the system is (already) rife with abuse though as non-English players just have to be registered with an EPL club for a certain period (5 years?) to classify as home-grown, so you have the situation where EPL clubs target foreign youngsters, register them then loan them back. 5 (?) years pass and hey presto! the guy counts as home-grown.

that's right. US sports are very self-contained, focused on the domestic market. so long as the fans are happy with not having the best league then that's fine. MLS is still in it's infancy by comparison to Europe / S. America anyway. i don't know what depth soccer has in the US so can't comment on promotion/relegation practicality. if the owners run MLS like they do with the NFL then i don't see this happening tbh. certain team owners in England would love to do away with relegation, which would of course be a disaster for "lesser" clubs, but as long as the "big" clubs concentrate more cash for themselves, it's all good! European soccer = capitalism to the max.

duovamp
07-09-2013, 09:34 AM
1. Basketball
2. Basketball
3. Basketball
4. Basketball
5. Basketball

Suuuuper gross.

duovamp
07-09-2013, 09:36 AM
Least watcheable games:

1. Golf
2. NBA
3. MLB
4. Fishing


Most watcheable games/sports:

1. NFL
2. NHL
3. F1
4. Eating contests

duovamp
07-09-2013, 09:39 AM
Tennis, actual wrestling, fighting, boxing, poker, and all that other crap is mid tier. Like... I'd watch it over staring at a brick wall. But I'd rather stare at a brick wall than be subjected to golf. At least the wall would be slightly more interesting and allow me more peaceful thought.

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 10:03 AM
too many blacks in the nba, gotta get your honkey -- i mean hockey -- on

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 10:06 AM
i don't know what depth soccer has in the US

not much

and there's probably never going to be relegation or promotion, american sports are run like a cabal (pedo lizardpeople catholic church obama secret conspiracy)

vixnix
07-09-2013, 10:13 AM
Tennis, rugby, cricket areall good to watch. Golf is ok. Motorsports omg. Hideous. I'd ratter be asleep.

duovamp
07-09-2013, 10:27 AM
too many blacks in the nba, gotta get your honkey -- i mean hockey -- on

Bunch of white guys hitting the nearest black thing with sticks? Sign me up.

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 10:33 AM
cracka ass cracka i'll kill ya cracka kids too

Tchocky
07-09-2013, 12:17 PM
1. Hockey
2. American Football
3. Basketball

Tchocky
07-09-2013, 12:19 PM
I follow basketball because IMHO it's the most interesting sport to read about. If that sounds lame, I don't really care.

sppunk
07-09-2013, 12:20 PM
I disagree all US sports are focused solely on the domestic market. MLB is doing everything it can to expand the game (it's working) and the NFL spends crazy dollars to advertise in Europe.

sppunk
07-09-2013, 12:23 PM
Oh we are doing lists now.

1) Baseball
2) College football
3) Hockey
4) Non-US soccer
5) Basketball (I love the game to pieces but can't watch routinely the NBA-bred style of play).

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 12:47 PM
why

what is your problem with NBA basketball

college basketball is horrible

sppunk
07-09-2013, 01:37 PM
I can't watch it much either. I much prefer finesse basketball, man-to-man guarding, etc. You don't get that anymore, for many reasons.

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 02:04 PM
lol what

duovamp
07-09-2013, 02:59 PM
Pittsburgh's going to the Super Bowl. If they don't finish the regular season better than 13-3 or better than the Giants you have my permission to ban Banana again.

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 03:17 PM
np

lol giants

Trotskilicious
07-09-2013, 04:14 PM
hey guys who are more into soccer, have there been any prominent footballers involved in murder investigations or better yet charged with murder because seems like it happens way too much with american football players (but the NBA has all the "thugs")

duovamp
07-09-2013, 05:47 PM
I feel like that's a racist question somehow.

I Ate My Hamster
07-09-2013, 08:26 PM
We need more opinions. Arguments as well.

scottytheoneand
08-03-2013, 08:37 AM
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Ol' Couch Ass
08-03-2013, 01:23 PM
http://sauceandthecityy.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/italteam3.jpg
Football

Your turn hockey...

http://gossiboocrew.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/2605064082564mark-messier-gary-coleman.jpg

Radiofred
08-03-2013, 06:55 PM
1. Basketball
2. Football (But I like Celtic Football Club more than Basketball and Football put together)

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Trotskilicious
08-03-2013, 07:08 PM
i think it's about time that they added celtic and rangers to championship, the scottish league is on the level of the welsh one without the old line, and swansea and cardiff are currently EPL sides...i mean i don't get it.

i know about rangers being bumped all the way down to division 3 or whatever, and it's gonna take them a few years to get back into the first tier but damn man, SPL just does not have it

Radiofred
08-03-2013, 08:35 PM
You said it, Trots. Scottish football is a joke. We just can't compete with the money of the EPL. (That sky Television pumps into that league) England are too scared to let Celtic in at the moment, Or even Rangers for that matter. Within a couple of years , Celtic would be right up there at the top pushing for Trophy's which means an English team would slip down the pecking order. I think it'll happen though at some point as money talks and it would make the English Premiership more exciting. Celtic are one of the biggest teams in the UK. First British team to win the European cup. Only last year we beat Barcelona in the Champions league with a squad that cost less than 7 million while Barcelona's was 160 million. Madness.

Kahlo
08-04-2013, 05:11 AM
We? Fuck, I didn't know you played for Celtic Fred.

Starla
08-04-2013, 07:01 AM
starla you just broke my heart into pieces

I went to a raiders game this one time, I don't know, it just didn't do it for me. Baseball is a sexy sport.

RenewRevive
08-05-2013, 01:11 AM
You said it, Trots. Scottish football is a joke. We just can't compete with the money of the EPL. (That sky Television pumps into that league) England are too scared to let Celtic in at the moment, Or even Rangers for that matter. Within a couple of years , Celtic would be right up there at the top pushing for Trophy's which means an English team would slip down the pecking order. I think it'll happen though at some point as money talks and it would make the English Premiership more exciting. Celtic are one of the biggest teams in the UK. First British team to win the European cup. Only last year we beat Barcelona in the Champions league with a squad that cost less than 7 million while Barcelona's was 160 million. Madness.

They'd both lose the money that automatic CL qualification brings and of course there's no guarantee either would jump into the EPL immediately (see Leeds for example). Celtic would have a very good Championship team however. Just because they both have huge support dies not mean they will actually challenge for EPL title, or even qualify for CL. Look at Newcastle or even Liverpool (who are bigger than Celtic or Rangers), even Villa and Spurs. Liverpool and Tottenham have vastly superior teams and struggle hugely to qualify for CL. There best chance would be that their status attracts a seriously rich owner, but even that route is fraught with pitfalls. Their fans would have to get used to not being the big fish in little pond too, a major culture shock. Plus, the Scottish league would lose status and such a move would set a dangerous precedent for other leagues (see: Holland).

Sonic Johnny
08-05-2013, 01:27 AM
1. Australian Rules (faster than rugby, more strategical and physical than soccer, more athletic than gridiron)
2. NBA
3. Test Cricket (none of this pansy limited overs or twenty twenty shit)
4. NHL
5. Every other sport in no order because I don't care.

I'm Hardcore
08-05-2013, 01:31 AM
australian rules is the most neanderthal of all athletic pursuits. one day in the outback some dude had a lobotomy and started fooling with the pig skin

Sonic Johnny
08-05-2013, 02:25 AM
I'm willing to be that's an informed opinion and everything.

I'm Hardcore
08-05-2013, 06:15 AM
lol okay

I'm Hardcore
08-05-2013, 06:17 AM
1. Australian Rules (more athletic than gridiron)


what's gridiron?

Sonic Johnny
08-05-2013, 06:20 AM
American Football

Bread Regal
08-05-2013, 08:32 AM
Dempsey to the Sounders.

Trotskilicious
08-05-2013, 09:24 AM
ilu captain america

Trotskilicious
08-05-2013, 09:26 AM
:( I liked having him on SPURS

Trotskilicious
08-05-2013, 09:27 AM
(GO SPURS)

I'm Hardcore
08-06-2013, 03:17 AM
GO SPURS

Dempsey ain't no big loss though

Trotskilicious
08-06-2013, 08:36 PM
fal QUE?

Radiofred
08-07-2013, 02:34 AM
They'd both lose the money that automatic CL qualification brings and of course there's no guarantee either would jump into the EPL immediately (see Leeds for example). Celtic would have a very good Championship team however. Just because they both have huge support dies not mean they will actually challenge for EPL title, or even qualify for CL. Look at Newcastle or even Liverpool (who are bigger than Celtic or Rangers), even Villa and Spurs. Liverpool and Tottenham have vastly superior teams and struggle hugely to qualify for CL. There best chance would be that their status attracts a seriously rich owner, but even that route is fraught with pitfalls. Their fans would have to get used to not being the big fish in little pond too, a major culture shock. Plus, the Scottish league would lose status and such a move would set a dangerous precedent for other leagues (see: Holland).

If Celtic were in the EPL this season and say they finished last and got relegated to the Championship. They'd still pocket around 60 million. That's 4 times more than what they'd get for being in the champions league. You win the league in Scotland and you're lucky to make 2 million. With that type of income and with playing in the EPL, Plus Celtic's history and world renowned fans. They would attract great players and compete for titles though I'd be happy for Celtic to start in the lower leagues and work our way up. It's only fair. The Scottish league would prosper without Celtic as it would give the other teams a crack at winning the league and playing in Europe/Champions league. What team do you support?

Radiofred
08-07-2013, 02:35 AM
We? Fuck, I didn't know you played for Celtic Fred.

I'm always on the bench.

I'm Hardcore
08-07-2013, 03:33 PM
fal QUE?

Sol DA DO?

RenewRevive
08-08-2013, 05:38 AM
If Celtic were in the EPL this season and say they finished last and got relegated to the Championship. They'd still pocket around 60 million. That's 4 times more than what they'd get for being in the champions league. You win the league in Scotland and you're lucky to make 2 million. With that type of income and with playing in the EPL, Plus Celtic's history and world renowned fans. They would attract great players and compete for titles though I'd be happy for Celtic to start in the lower leagues and work our way up. It's only fair. The Scottish league would prosper without Celtic as it would give the other teams a crack at winning the league and playing in Europe/Champions league. What team do you support?

oh yeah i'm aware that they don't make a bean for winning the scottish league, it's almost just a way of gaining entry to the CL. if they do gain entry to play in england then it's almost a given that it will be in the Championship; the existing EPL clubs would never agree to 5 teams being relegated to make room for Celtic/Rangers, or for only 1 Championship team being promoted that year being acceptable to those clubs. don't get me wrong they would potentially have enormous potential, but the trick is converting that into finishing top 4 regularly. i don't know enough about the scottish league to have an opinion on what would happen to it when it loses it's 2 biggest teams. certainly it's EUFA ranking would plummet and it's winner would only gain entry to CL qualifying rounds. it's an unfortunate situation for all concerned really and a real solution would be some sort of workable financial fair play regulation. otherwise, big teams jumping from "small" leagues into big, more lucrative leagues is just a variation of the oft-mooted european super-league concept.

Everton :)

Radiofred
08-08-2013, 06:01 AM
oh yeah i'm aware that they don't make a bean for winning the scottish league, it's almost just a way of gaining entry to the CL. if they do gain entry to play in england then it's almost a given that it will be in the Championship; the existing EPL clubs would never agree to 5 teams being relegated to make room for Celtic/Rangers, or for only 1 Championship team being promoted that year being acceptable to those clubs. don't get me wrong they would potentially have enormous potential, but the trick is converting that into finishing top 4 regularly. i don't know enough about the scottish league to have an opinion on what would happen to it when it loses it's 2 biggest teams. certainly it's EUFA ranking would plummet and it's winner would only gain entry to CL qualifying rounds. it's an unfortunate situation for all concerned really and a real solution would be some sort of workable financial fair play regulation. otherwise, big teams jumping from "small" leagues into big, more lucrative leagues is just a variation of the oft-mooted european super-league concept.

Everton :)

Yeah definitely , I think even Championship teams would have a problem with Celtic/The Football Team Formerly Known As Rangers entering their league too with losing places etc.It's a tough one. I say since there is Welsh teams in, Why not Scottish. Who knows what will happen.if Scotland become Independent (Prolly even less chance of joining English league) A euro league is a possibility. Anyway gonna listen to The Farm's All Together Now! ;-) COYB

Trotskilicious
10-09-2013, 01:48 PM
xabi alonso likes Swans

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and dinosaur jr also

Trotskilicious
10-09-2013, 01:49 PM
also i tried like hell to get Christian Erickson to tottenham on footy manager, which is funny

i didn't sell Gar-baby for 100 billion megaeuros though

Bread Regal
10-09-2013, 07:59 PM
that 0-3 loss to west ham this weekend was a little hard to bear, but there's a long season in front of us.

Trotskilicious
10-09-2013, 09:16 PM
it wasn't the fa cup or anything, i forgot what it is the BRANDED ITEM Cup I think.

Trotskilicious
10-09-2013, 09:16 PM
oh shows how much i know west ham was promoted

TuralyonW3
10-09-2013, 10:30 PM
I entered this EPL season deciding to half-heartedly root for Liverpool, and god dam if they're not kicking ass

Bread Regal
11-24-2013, 11:27 AM
spurs lost 6 fucking nill to man city today. i knew they'd lose but that's kind of pathetic.

hnibos
11-28-2013, 09:15 AM
Discount Cigarettes (http://plaz.kiev.ua/#aw6z)

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/10/05/article-2445444-1885966000000578-21_634x668.jpg

Bread Regal
12-15-2013, 06:11 PM
tottenham 0 - 5 liverpool

#sackAVB

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 01:43 AM
they are supposed to have a very good back line and keeper

Bread Regal
12-16-2013, 10:11 AM
No match for Suarez, though. Tactics were awful to begin with. Why would you start the match benching Lamela, Defoe, Sigurdson and Eriksen? AVB got sacked this morning though. So that's a good thing.

Bread Regal
12-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Loris was workin his ass off yesterday though.

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 10:23 AM
vertonghen and kaboul are hurt, that explains a lot

tottenham's ambition is shown with how often they play michael dawson like they are trying to be a mid-table club

i still think maybe lloris isn't as good as the buffon/cech heir that some think he is; at least i thought he was a top flight all star superstar european keeper

still, bottom table clubs don't let teams womp on them this hard and totty has let 11 past against two top table teams...pretty inexcusable i mean this is soccer

Bread Regal
12-16-2013, 10:54 AM
I'm not exactly an expert soccer tactician, so it's often hard for me to discern whether what is happening on the field is because of management or the players.

It seems to me that if you're going against a club like liverpool, you don't want to try things out with the B team. The players I've mentioned have proven themselves to actually put the ball in the fucking goal earlier in the season. I don't know why they weren't on the field yesterday.

Our strikers are middling at best. Put the best guys on the front line, and fortify your defense. We'd probabily still have lost, but not by 5 fuckin points. AVB might have kept his job a little longer.

killtrocity
12-16-2013, 01:59 PM
I mean with baseball, if you consolidated all the time that the ball is alive , you'd probably get comparable numbers, but at least there isn't some manufactured sense of excitement to make up for it.

yeah that's what I'm sayin' man

yo soy el mejor
12-16-2013, 02:03 PM
baseball is boring on television, but i'd choose going to see a baseball game over a football game any day.

i like watching football on television because i can see the action and the barbarism gets me excited. the advertisements and big egos can all go to hell, though.

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 02:05 PM
did you know this is about soccer

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 02:05 PM
"barbarism" does not apply to the most beautiful game

yo soy el mejor
12-16-2013, 02:06 PM
ah, futbol. i see.

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 02:14 PM
I'm not exactly an expert soccer tactician, so it's often hard for me to discern whether what is happening on the field is because of management or the players.

It seems to me that if you're going against a club like liverpool, you don't want to try things out with the B team. The players I've mentioned have proven themselves to actually put the ball in the fucking goal earlier in the season. I don't know why they weren't on the field yesterday.

Our strikers are middling at best. Put the best guys on the front line, and fortify your defense. We'd probabily still have lost, but not by 5 fuckin points. AVB might have kept his job a little longer.

they didn't really play the b team from what i see, i mean this is their hurt list:

Dembele, Eriksen, Kaboul, Vertonghen...probably more

those guys are all dope as hell, far as i know. i love dembele, especially

there's a few problems here, one is that tottenham doesn't seem interested in actually paying the cost to be the boss so they do something like sell gar-baby and then pretend like they're supposed to challenge for a champions league spot without spending that 100+ million gar-baby money on a striker. yeah they got Ericksen who is straight out dope as fuck but you know you're right, the strikers are boo-boo...but you don't need a top flight striker to score goals, provided you have adept mid fielders

all in all i can forgive one embarassing loss to a top table side but two in the past month is pretty much "okay it's obvious that you're forcing a system instead of using what you've got."

and also, unless it's because of injuries you should never ever never play your B team for Premier League matches, that's what the capital one cup and europa games against Anji are for.

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 02:16 PM
also for soccer tactics: www.zonalmarking.net

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 02:16 PM
a high line against luis suarez with two of your best defenders out is suicidally stupid

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 02:17 PM
i don't even know who the fuck capoue is.

and that brings up another thing, why sell Caulker and buy Capoue. What the fuck is the difference, really.

Trotskilicious
12-16-2013, 02:20 PM
michael dawson is someone that plays for a mid table EPL club at best. he's that dinosaur of an english centre back, slow and tough. Unfortunately if you want to beat Man City or even Liverpool that is not good enough by half.

i mean one of the first things i did on footy manager with totty was i sold mike dawson and made kaboul my captain

then i bought medhi benatia

i really don't have much problem with centre defense

MusicMan4
12-17-2013, 11:30 AM
You, my friend, ROCK!

thanks, bud

Trotskilicious
12-17-2013, 01:53 PM
i gotta be honest this sport is hard as fuck to keep up with i just found out ozil is on mighty arse now

some of these totty players i don't even

it's really hard to keep up with this shit! there's so many teams and leagues and it's not on national television here (much)

Bread Regal
12-17-2013, 03:29 PM
this is the first year that i've known about rojadirecta so i've been able to keep up with with every spurs epl fixture matchup. but champions league, europa league, FA cup, not to mention just italian, spanish, scottish leagues. i realy have so much time, man.

Trotskilicious
12-17-2013, 04:28 PM
hm i didn't know about that place

seriously zonal marking = genius. the 10 tactical changes in the 2000s and the 20 sides of the 2000s are excellent introductory articles that get into the depth of soccer tactics

Trotskilicious
12-17-2013, 05:31 PM
how are the feeds on that site though, i watched a streaming spurs game and it was like everyone was a lizardperson

Trotskilicious
12-17-2013, 05:52 PM
james harden didn't have a face and i started ranting about lizard people conspiracies it was a great ol time

Bread Regal
12-22-2013, 10:13 AM
check out this crazy good assist by negredo. kicking it with the outside of his left foot.

http://i.imgur.com/5X9gN4m.gif

Bread Regal
12-22-2013, 10:24 AM
also for soccer tactics: www.zonalmarking.net
this is great by the way. thanks.

Trotskilicious
12-22-2013, 02:16 PM
check out this crazy good assist by negredo. kicking it with the outside of his left foot.

http://i.imgur.com/5X9gN4m.gif

this is the kind of remarkable thing you don't see in other sports

the only sport with this kind of long range passing is am. football but you don't see quarterbacks hooking their passes to go around defenders...

Trotskilicious
12-22-2013, 02:17 PM
if only that defender was a step faster the whole thing would have been ruined

Bread Regal
12-31-2013, 07:39 AM
Can we also discuss the weirdness of bookies advertising extensively throughout the football league?

That's weird right?

Trotskilicious
12-31-2013, 10:04 AM
yeah it's really weird

Trotskilicious
12-31-2013, 10:05 AM
maybe everyone's gambling and none of these games are real contests

I'm Hardcore
01-01-2014, 04:49 AM
that pass is just mind blowing. i assure you, very difficult also.

Bread Regal
01-01-2014, 06:36 AM
our beloved lilywhites go up against United today. Hoping we win by at least two points so we can finally have a non-negative goal difference. Rooney's back in today after an injury so I'm not considering it very likely.

I'm Hardcore
01-01-2014, 03:36 PM
almost got our wish!

i love how everyone keeps talking about how shit we are, yet we're only 2 points behind Liverpool who are supposedly in THE BEST FORM EVER

Bread Regal
01-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Slim margins at the top.

Spurs are doing a couple stateside friendlies, one of which is against the Sounders FC in Seattle. Might have to travel cross country for that.

Trotskilicious
01-01-2014, 04:01 PM
AMERICAN SOCCER IS CRAP

Bread Regal
02-08-2014, 07:36 PM
pretty satisfying hearing of arsenal's epic loss. and they weren't even a man down like tottenham was last week.

Trotskilicious
02-08-2014, 07:39 PM
it's amazing that totty is still 6th with a -1 goal differential

mxzombie
02-09-2014, 06:54 AM
AMERICAN SOCCER IS CRAP

MLS is not the top of the heap, but it's gaining strength and at least I have a local team to support. When MLS gains more respect I'm gonna tell you i liked it before it was cool

Bread Regal
02-09-2014, 10:28 AM
I will definitely be following a lot more MLS come next season and Orlando is playing in it. Our colors really suck though. Red and purple. I don't want to wear that shit in public.

United 0-1 Fulham right now. Would be fantastic to watch Fulham win today.

Bread Regal
02-09-2014, 10:36 AM
http://i.imgur.com/4PlZ6yO.gif

Bread Regal
02-09-2014, 11:37 AM
So close.

mxzombie
02-09-2014, 12:33 PM
i'm hoping david beckham comes up with something gaudy for the team he's founding in miami.

Bread Regal
02-09-2014, 12:55 PM
sky blue and hot pink sequin jerseys

Trotskilicious
02-09-2014, 03:55 PM
i need a team in san antonio or austin to care about mls, i hate dallas & houston so goddamn much

Trotskilicious
02-09-2014, 03:56 PM
spurs in fif. F I F

mxzombie
02-09-2014, 04:04 PM
i need a team in san antonio or austin to care about mls, i hate dallas & houston so goddamn much

san antonio scorpions are apparently candidates for an mls franchise. the league commissioner has been pushing expansion and plans to bring in 2 or 3 more teams i think. nycfc, orlando city sc and beckham's miami team are already coming in 2015 and 2017.

killtrocity
02-09-2014, 04:19 PM
hey guys who are more into soccer, have there been any prominent footballers involved in murder investigations or better yet charged with murder because seems like it happens way too much with american football players (but the NBA has all the "thugs")

The tattoos are far more visible in the NBA, so they get the thug rep (because tattoos = thug lyfe, having glasses makes you smart, etc.)

Bread Regal
02-09-2014, 04:31 PM
spurs in fif. F I F
They should create a franchise thereand called them san antonio hotspur.

Trotskilicious
02-09-2014, 06:30 PM
san antonio scorpions are apparently candidates for an mls franchise. the league commissioner has been pushing expansion and plans to bring in 2 or 3 more teams i think. nycfc, orlando city sc and beckham's miami team are already coming in 2015 and 2017.

it makes good sense, SA would like a sport to do in the summer i think but it does get so hot it's like the end of the world

san antonio hotspur GO SPURS

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 03:58 PM
guys i know i only post spurs stuff in this thread but look at this shit

http://giant.gfycat.com/KindlyLawfulBrahmancow.gif

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 05:13 PM
AVB benches adebayor, spurs cant score. Sherwood plays him oh shocker they can score. The GD went up a bit today 5 over! GO SPURS

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 06:18 PM
i think avb reluctantly played adebayor once while someone was injured. in retrospect, that could be the sole reason for sacking him and it'd be legitimate.

i haven't bee following long, but given the path that sherwood took took to managing the spurs (played with them for four seasons, assistant managed for 5 under harry and AVB, and the job was given to him instead of some outsider), it feels like he's going to become a longtime holder of that position.

i don't understand why promoting from within does happen more often at those levels. for instance, moyes is pushing a tactical agenda onto man u that simply is not working. partially because it's not a style of football that they're used to. it's a testament to how much influence a manager has. you can't just have a good roster. it seems to me that if you put a former united player in that position who is familiar with the culture of the team, who is not an outsider and has the respect of the guys on the pitch, you'd have a lot more success.

i just looked up avb's career information and it looks like he never actually played football professionally. that doesn't surprise me in the least.

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 06:34 PM
though if i were to defend avb's decision to bench andebayor, it's that spurs fans could not stand him, likely due to the fact that he played for arsenal for 4 seasons.

there was also this match which tottenham lost because they played a man down for 71 minutes after a completely unnecessary high tackle by ade henthey were up by 1 goal (the goal he himself put in):

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see 3:40.

But he's more than redeeemed himself in my opinion. I think the fact that he now celebrates goals by saluting towards the supporters section reflect a complete change in attitude. class player, really.

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:10 PM
i think avb reluctantly played adebayor once while someone was injured. in retrospect, that could be the sole reason for sacking him and it'd be legitimate.

well they also played questionable tactics and were giving up goals to people when they have lloris, vertonghen, kaboul, and walker

those guys are fucking dope. verts and kaboul and lloris should see deep world cup runs. england is like notre dame they are not half as good as they think they are.

i haven't bee following long, but given the path that sherwood took took to managing the spurs (played with them for four seasons, assistant managed for 5 under harry and AVB, and the job was given to him instead of some outsider), it feels like he's going to become a longtime holder of that position.

it's funny on the game he was always my reserves manager so it was surprising

i don't understand why promoting from within does happen more often at those levels.

lots of successful guys aren't. sir alex wasn't, mourinho, there's a lot of guys in english soccer who like to manage a bottom half or championship side and get them in and then walk away...i think that's success of a sort.

king pep not only worked in the barca system he refined it, and the national team for a rather intomidable stretch these last 10 years. so, like pete carroll winning a super bowl when once college coaches were untouchable by the pro game, i think we'll see a lot more system guys

for instance, moyes is pushing a tactical agenda onto man u that simply is not working.

particluarily annoying because from what i understand sir alex's talent was to be able to realize the best tactics for the squad he had against the competition he's got

partially because it's not a style of football that they're used to. it's a testament to how much influence a manager has. you can't just have a good roster. it seems to me that if you put a former united player in that position who is familiar with the culture of the team, who is not an outsider and has the respect of the guys on the pitch, you'd have a lot more success.

and perhaps that's the direction to go but it seems man u is committed to it because it's hard to judge after a few decades under one guy and i'm all for it, frees up a champs league spot for spurs

i just looked up avb's career information and it looks like he never actually played football professionally. that doesn't surprise me in the least.

that 10/11 porto team was incredibly good though

looking through the roster he had a considerable amount of talent. hulk was smashing puny goalkeepers, he had moutinho in center field, falcao for fucks sake, guarin, varela, and helton in the back.

i would also like to point out: Villas-Boas left the club with the highest percentage of league wins of any manager in the club's Premier League era.

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:11 PM
by the way king pep is currently humiliating the bundesliga and is probably the odds on favorite to win the champs league

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:29 PM
oh christ they ahve to play mighty arse first that should be some kind of world champion final

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:31 PM
But he's more than redeeemed himself in my opinion. I think the fact that he now celebrates goals by saluting towards the supporters section reflect a complete change in attitude. class player, really.

probably just an unfairly maligned black man, you know take your pick of nba players, it's not that different in england. i mean at least we don't throw bananas at people.

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 08:36 PM
well that too. remember spurs fans have co-opted and self applied the word "yiddo". shit's kind of embarrassingy.

that high tackle was ridiculous though.

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:40 PM
it's weird because i like ajax too so the whole yid thing is embarassing

i don't understand why people accept the logic of "well we've done it forever"

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:42 PM
i've been punching myself in the dick for my whole life, once every three hours. now i have a hernia.
well you should stop punching yourself in the dick
well hernia or not, i've always done it this way
i bet liberal fascists are going to try and make you stop punching yourself in the dick
freedom!!!!!

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 08:44 PM
the weird part is they haven't done it forever. my dad lived in north london, spitting distance from white hart lane, and didn't hear about this yiddo thing until a few years ago.

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:55 PM
well that explains why you're into tottenham i think

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 08:56 PM
i just needed a team that was good but wasn't you know international all star collection, and then it finally clicked. i kind of like liverpool and shame of shame i do like wenger's style

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 08:59 PM
actually the sole reason i support them. i fantasize about going back to london with him watching a match at white hart lane. it would be so rad.

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 09:00 PM
i think that's the appeal they have for their supporters who are stateside. they great but it's also interesting to watch them work really really hard for a top 4 spot.

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 09:01 PM
i should really watch some more of the european leagues but EPL is already kind of exhausting to keep up with. there's more to life than football.

like math.

and netphoria.

Bread Regal
02-12-2014, 09:11 PM
at this point i would probably throw down a reasonable amount of cash to watch HD streaming matches.

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 09:25 PM
that would be ideal if i could watch the san antonio spurs in hd on my computer but the nba's infinite wisdom decided i'd need to live in phoenix to do that.

Order 66
02-12-2014, 09:29 PM
do they even have TVs in texas

Trotskilicious
02-12-2014, 09:30 PM
i don't know, do they have them in the swamptroplis

Trotskilicious
02-13-2014, 10:58 PM
christiano ronaldo gets to be the best player in the world*





































































































*When messi is hurt


also: http://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2013/dec/100-greatest-footballers-2013

Trotskilicious
02-14-2014, 12:55 AM
vertonghen, lloris and paulinho are on the list, dembele slipped down

gar-baby is 7. him and ramsey seem like they could actually get wales into the euros, but probably not the world cup.

brutechinasky
02-16-2014, 08:31 AM
http://31.media.tumblr.com/ebae909cef3afe8d3c1fb5c95db0ca3d/tumblr_n10s52U9uI1qaorn7o1_400.gif

like a boss

Bread Regal
02-16-2014, 10:54 AM
i like how that one defender falls on the ground out of apparent grief.

i can't tell who isplaying in that gif. please elucidate.

Bread Regal
02-16-2014, 10:57 AM
I'm guessing Bayern Munich vSC Freiburg

brutechinasky
02-16-2014, 11:14 AM
it's mario

Trotskilicious
02-16-2014, 12:46 PM
ac milan kind of sucks this year, i can't figure out what's the deal

brutechinasky
02-16-2014, 12:54 PM
milan is plain shit this year
but that goal is amazing

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 05:46 PM
played some pickup soccer today.

it really is the beautiful game.

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 07:15 PM
did you hear about the dnepro match it was hilarious

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:34 PM
no what happened.

i mean aside that we kicked the ass of a team whose home country is in shambles at the moment.

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 07:37 PM
well Dnepro won 1-0 on the first leg at home, then they came to white hart and went up 1-0. Eriksen tied it i think after halftime. Then the striker for Dnepro HEADBUTTED verts and got thrown out. Shortly thereafter Adebayor scored two in quick succession and totty advanced on a 3-2 agg.

john if you have a smart phone i highly recommend fotmob, they have broadcast and text play by play and you can set reminders and such.

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:40 PM
watching the highlights now.

vertonghen is kinda a piece of shit

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:43 PM
im not sure why'd you'd call that a headbutt.

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 07:45 PM
followed along on text so obviously not the best circumstances

verts is a great defender

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:49 PM
i'd agree with that, but the red card could have easily gone the wrong way by the looks of this shit.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1dnjgc_tottenham-hotspur-3-1-dnipro-highlights-27-2-14-watch-online_sport

2:10

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:51 PM
i mean it just looked like his head happened to move into verts while he was being repeatedly shoved by him.

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 07:53 PM
i'm watching now, too. if he didn't headbutt him, he definitely pushed him down after, then tried to fight the team after being thrown out

this isn't american football

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 07:54 PM
i'm telling you eriksen is sick

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 07:55 PM
really is the best imaginable, affordable replacement for bale

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 07:56 PM
also they should bench soldado, it's sad

where's hardcore

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:56 PM
i didn't watch the norwich game either but i know it was pathetic. now is not the time for time to be experimenting with the starting lineup. Soldado has not really been very useful this season and they should just stick with lennon-adebayor-eriksen on the front three. i like the back line well enough too even though dawson is really quite slow for the premier league.

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:56 PM
we totally said all the same things.

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 07:57 PM
yeah it looked like it was gonna turn into an MLB type brawl there

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 08:00 PM
you have to rotate, that's kind of what happens when you play 3 times a week, as the congestion of cup and european torunament ties peters out you should see a very standard lineup containing those three

sandro is a beast, it's good to have him back.

i'm souring on lloris. at the same time spurs should keep him for a while, GKs aren't something you want to swap around. find a major international and stick with him.

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 08:07 PM
they should give the american keeper a chance for europa league because is europa league all that important?

and i agree on the rotation. a schedule like that is exhausting no doubt, but why would you play the worse lineup for the EPL matches? Newcastle are #8 and two wins and a draw from surpassing the spurs and if sherwood doesn't try to go for the top four with the good starters, UEFA might not even be a part of next season.

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 08:10 PM
by the way, i completely fucked up my ankle during play today. turns out standing on the side the side of one's foot is not the best way to support all your weight.

it was like a huge crunch.

Bread Regal
03-01-2014, 08:11 PM
when i see missed tackles where spikes --> ankle, i can't imagine how some of them just walk that shit off.

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 08:14 PM
europa is important in that you don't want to lose to dnepro

also goalies can play every match

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 08:25 PM
to be perfectly honest, tottenham is probably capable of winning europa and winning a European championship even the second tier one is a trophy

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 08:26 PM
well they're capable if juve goes down :#

they even play the final at home hahaha jesus

mxzombie
03-01-2014, 08:29 PM
with no connection to either team there (spurs or dnipro) that was a pretty shameful flop on the floor. looked like another dnipro player might've tapped him lightly in the back of the head, but come on.

i'm all for calls being final and the sort of "win some, lose some" nature of refereeing in soccer, but it's a shame when it ends up like that.

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 08:51 PM
really not what i saw at all, i saw someone get hit in the head and they fell down, are you talking about the hesitation? I think that happens, i think when we watch on super slow mo we don't realize how our reactions are delayed and then we second guess.

guy pushed him on the way down, anyway.

mxzombie
03-01-2014, 09:25 PM
i mean, he leaned his head in, but i wouldn't call it a head butt. i'd even say it was a less aggressive move than getting muscled out of the way like he was.

anyhow he had the opportunity to find an advantage and he got it, so don't hate the player hate the gain

Trotskilicious
03-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Verts was doing the same

mxzombie
03-01-2014, 10:45 PM
I think you misunderstood what i wrote. Who cares anyway

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 01:00 AM
it's entirely possible, apologies

I'm Hardcore
03-02-2014, 02:40 AM
if we can't beat Cardiff tonight, then i guess the season is pretty much over

bignothing
03-02-2014, 03:25 PM
You guys I spend like 98% of my life not caring about football but World Cup comes and I spend the month sobbing over every match. I will refrain from posting here but I apologize in advance if I do.

Bread Regal
03-02-2014, 03:36 PM
that's fine. i barely watched any soccer before this season and i screamed my fuckin head off when donovan put that goal in against algeria in stoppage time.

Bread Regal
03-02-2014, 03:38 PM
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Bread Regal
03-02-2014, 03:47 PM
first time USA left the group stage since 1930. Shit was incredible.

mxzombie
03-02-2014, 04:51 PM
the super bowl can suck it. there is nothing like watching the world cup. i watched all of the last cup in a cafe since i didn't have tv at home. watching with others is highly recommended.

next time i hope panama makes it - it would be their first qualification for the world cup. they came so close this time.

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 04:57 PM
it seems like almost every game of the world cup is as big as the super bowl

and then with the playoffs and the actual world cup final...like you feel like you're watching something you could talk about with people all over the world, no matter who is playing.

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 04:59 PM
DUDES IT'S THIS FUCKING JULY !!!!

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 04:59 PM
You guys I spend like 98% of my life not caring about football but World Cup comes and I spend the month sobbing over every match. I will refrain from posting here but I apologize in advance if I do.

what is your national side

Eulogy
03-02-2014, 05:13 PM
jesus christ the last world cup was four years ago

where does the time go

mxzombie
03-02-2014, 05:22 PM
it's amazing to see the progress the usa has made in terms of involvement and standing internationally. i've been following the mls for the last year and the pace of expansion and growth in popularity seems to be increasing. did anyone else see thierry henry's comments about the quality of play in mls?

People [in Europe] have the view of MLS that it’s an easy league, that you can come here and score goals and it’s going to be easy. I keep on telling them, ‘It’s not that easy.’ You have to perform, you have to show people here that you can play and they’ll give you your respect, but not before that.

mxzombie
03-02-2014, 05:24 PM
jb i hope you'll be out for orlando city next year.

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 05:29 PM
i'm going to follow MLS here soon, i just wish there was a san antonio team i can't root for dallas i guess i'll go with the ironically soviet named houston dynamo

dynamo or dinamo are eastern block teams associated with the state police, Dynamo Moscow being the originator. There's also dinamo zagreb, dinamo bucharest, dynamo kyiv, dynamo dresden, and others.

mxzombie
03-02-2014, 05:32 PM
yeah i just made that connection recently. i'm not much of a houston fan. i think the san antonio scorpions have a decent chance of being promoted to mls in the next couple of years.

i root for dallas even though they used to be chicago fire rivals. ****** is from dallas, but blas perez (panama's national team captain) is also on fc dallas. and we have the same last name so it's doubly good.

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 05:38 PM
i'm always like fuck dallas in all sports. i was just about to root for the texas rangers then they had GW throw out the first pitch of WS game in dallas and i was glad they lost

mxzombie
03-02-2014, 06:10 PM
can't blame you. aside from the aforementioned "connections" i have to dallas and the team, i wouldn't have any reason to pull for them. i just decided to follow mls and was like "hm what teams should i like" and then i did.

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 06:17 PM
maybe i shouldn't limit myself to regionalism, i mean sounders have captain america but that would also be something akin to frontrunning wouldn't it?

portland timbers?

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Bread Regal
03-02-2014, 06:52 PM
the pacific northwest derby is apparently some real shit. had a friend watch the timbers play the sounders while he lived in seattle and he said it was the best sports related experience of his life.

and yeah, i'm totally gonna rep Orlando City once they're in the MLS. They have a pretty devoted following even for an MLS team, and i'll occasionally get to see guys like donavan and dempsey in the flesh. it will be exciting.

mxzombie
03-02-2014, 07:10 PM
yeah the timbers are pretty slick. of the three cascadia teams they're my favorite, and i really don't like the sounders. they seem to have a bit of an inflated ego just cause they regularly draw twice as many fans to every game. they think they're all that b/c they have a downtown stadium and a devoted fanbase.

bignothing
03-02-2014, 11:10 PM
what is your national side

http://i61.tinypic.com/28uit6c.jpg

Trotskilicious
03-02-2014, 11:11 PM
they must win this cup or you all are just going to lose it

bignothing
03-02-2014, 11:18 PM
I'm alright as long as Uruguay, Argentina and Italy don't get it either. I worry a lot more about the political scenario in case Brazil loses though.

Bread Regal
03-02-2014, 11:44 PM
yeah i want to see suarez go down.

Bread Regal
03-02-2014, 11:44 PM
fuckin handballin piece'a shit

Trotskilicious
03-03-2014, 12:26 AM
I worry a lot more about the political scenario in case Brazil loses though.

do elaborate

mxzombie
03-03-2014, 05:58 PM
suarez's handball was a dirty move but i gotta hand it to the guy--he saved his team and sacrificed his involvement in the following game. it was not an honorable move by any stretch but i was pulling for uruguay and was glad to see them advance.

i'll be pissed if mexico makes it past the round of 16.

mxzombie
03-03-2014, 06:06 PM
the new usmnt kit for this year is dapper as hell. all white with grey pinstripes. i'm on my phone so i'm not gonna bother to find and post a picture.

Bread Regal
03-03-2014, 06:23 PM
i love the look of an all white kit.

Eulogy
03-03-2014, 06:48 PM
i don't particularly care for it. and i usually enjoy plain designs.

Trotskilicious
03-03-2014, 06:53 PM
it's dope and they're gonna look all dirty and scrappy like fine american mutts should by the end of it

Eulogy
03-03-2014, 06:55 PM
remember these http://www.sportspickle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/sportspickle.fc4d1e53f3a0e530f83a346ed41b7eae.jpg

oof

Trotskilicious
03-03-2014, 06:56 PM
hardcore probably has one of those

mxzombie
03-03-2014, 07:39 PM
for reference:

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Trotskilicious
03-03-2014, 07:51 PM
if i may say one thing

little bit too much like classic england

and we're MERICA

FUCK ENGLAND

I'm Hardcore
03-03-2014, 09:43 PM
hardcore probably has one of those

it's okay, wouldn't shell out for it though

TuralyonW3
03-05-2014, 11:38 PM
pretty shitty losing 0-2 to Ukraine. not playing in full force but still, fuck

Trotskilicious
03-06-2014, 01:09 AM
it's a friendly and ukraine needs some good news

mxzombie
03-06-2014, 07:09 AM
i watched the second half of the mexico-nigeria friendly last night. nigeria's keeper sure is something.

the "puto" chant that the mexican fans do during goal kicks is pretty vile though. i just can't stand that team or its supporters.

TuralyonW3
03-06-2014, 10:10 PM
you guys watch any Bayern games? that keeper fucking lives up to his hype....just insanely good

TuralyonW3
03-06-2014, 10:11 PM
http://plmemes.com/images/3798eb04-7629-4425-8340-ff062e83d3db.jpg

Trotskilicious
03-06-2014, 11:06 PM
bayern is retarded good, i'm pretty sure they'd just walk away with the world cup

Bread Regal
03-06-2014, 11:12 PM
i watched the second half of the mexico-nigeria friendly last night. nigeria's keeper sure is something.

the "puto" chant that the mexican fans do during goal kicks is pretty vile though. i just can't stand that team or its supporters.
man. i like going to soccer games, i really do. but the "you suck asshole" thing is so goddamn stupid. not as bad as the racial shit you find in spain and other places. but still. what the fuck.

hnibos
03-07-2014, 09:51 AM
Going to USA v Nigeria in Jacksonville in June. Go 'merica!

Trotskilicious
03-07-2014, 09:52 AM
so hnibos what are you doing where you get to do the all star game and shit

hnibos
03-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Company I work for has provided a service for the NBA three years in a row now. That service is providing printers and copiers and servicing them for the week leading up to it. Because there are printers and copiers everywhere, even courtside, I had access everywhere, even courtside. I had no business being there during the game because everything was running smoothly but obviously I took advantage of my credentials and it was pretty dope.

Funny thing is I know so little about those xerox machines but this company loves being understaffed in every single department and someone had to go and I'm one of the darling of the company so they let me go.

hnibos
03-07-2014, 09:56 AM
They're probably not going to do it next year though :(. It's in New York.

Trotskilicious
03-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Funny thing is I know so little about those xerox machines but this company loves being understaffed in every single department

new economic paradigm, man

same here, i work in brand compliance which is 40/hr wk job but i do 96 other things and do CS calls in addition to that

that's one hell of a perk though