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Old 06-11-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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Brazil's ready!

@ESPNFC This is the Manaus pitch that will host the England-Italy World Cup match in 3 days (via Getty).




 
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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yeah this world cup is going to be about as shitty as sochi i think

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:07 PM   #4
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I hope the heat/humidity doesn't severely impact performance. And maybe the massive transit strikes won't happen.

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:15 PM   #5
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I was invited to Sao Paulo later this month for a trade show. I considered going just to catch a match or two. But then I worried it would be a travel clusterfuck because they have the world cup underway and tens of thousands of people flying in for a convention.

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:32 PM   #6
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Brazil's ready!

@ESPNFC This is the Manaus pitch that will host the England-Italy World Cup match in 3 days (via Getty).





Nothing some good grass paint can't handle. Looks worse than most high school fields though.

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:35 PM   #7
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If the US can get over on Ghana, they just might be able to eek out two draws from there with a puncher's chance of a win against Portugal. Stranger things have happened. Germany may not need a win by the 3rd game.

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:52 PM   #8
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Germany's in rough shape. Not feeling too hopeless about this one. Still no fucking chance though.

Why oh why must my favorite teams be the US and England?

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:54 PM   #9
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If Ronaldo is a wheel down somewhat, that might be enough. Outside of him the teams are level.

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:36 PM   #10
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england sucks and only jerks like them

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:39 PM   #11
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England is to international football as the Maple Leafs are to the National Hockey League.

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:40 PM   #12
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Well said, I usually compare them to Notre Dame in american college football, or really at this point the Dallas Buttfucking Cowboys

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:48 PM   #13
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IM A COWBOYS FAN AWWW YEAHHH

 
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:52 PM   #14
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England is to international football as the Maple Leafs are to the National Hockey League.
I'm so stealing this.

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:27 AM   #15
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england sucks and only jerks like them
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I'm so stealing this.
someone explain this to me

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:32 AM   #16
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ultimately they are a very pedestrian team that's got a huge fan base and hyped beyond all evidence to the contrary

and they haven't accomplished anything in a LONG time so it's just this bewildering fan based media catering perpetual hype machine

i hope in 15 years i can say that about the lakers, it would make me ready to die

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:49 AM   #17
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figured as much given their last world cup championship was 1966.

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:56 AM   #18
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also they have probably the best league in the world but it's because of guys not from england

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:20 AM   #19
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figured as much given their last world cup championship was 1966.
The leafs haven't won a cup since 1968 which is why i thought of the comparison at first and then the rest just fit.

 
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also they have probably the best league in the world but it's because of guys not from england
that too

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:44 AM   #21
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are the England team really that hyped though? most Englishmen i know give them no chance...

 
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stateside they are

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:52 AM   #23
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GO AUSSIE nah just kidding we fucking suck at soccer idgaf

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:26 AM   #24
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ultimately they are a very pedestrian team that's got a huge fan base and hyped beyond all evidence to the contrary

and they haven't accomplished anything in a LONG time so it's just this bewildering fan based media catering perpetual hype machine

i hope in 15 years i can say that about the lakers, it would make me ready to die
Honestly I didn't think that ANYBODY believes they've got a good team or a snowball's chance.

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:53 AM   #25
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i think you're right. i believe even in england the football supporters have come to their senses. (it took a couple of huge disappointments, but they're finally there.)

in belgium, people are getting all hype-y now. this is the kind of news we normally get from the netherlands, so this is quite strange. i don't think it's as mental as the orange craze of the dutch, but still. if belgium does quite well, we might still reach that state.

i think there's still a big chance belgium won't get very far. so that might end in a big disappointment for the enthusiastic belgian fans. oh well. that'll teach 'em.

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:40 AM   #26
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What are the chances of the US getting out of their group? 10%?

 
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I'd say that's fair, and England certainly has a good team but not in the top tier like Mayfuck, Luke, and sleeper.

 
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my money is on Snacktown.

 
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:27 AM   #30
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i think there's still a big chance belgium won't get very far. so that might end in a big disappointment for the enthusiastic belgian fans. oh well. that'll teach 'em.
Don't know, remember Ireland or Switzerland fans when their teams were out?

and please don't NukeCroatia today, I'm totally rooting for them (I'm in for misery, I know)

 
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