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  1. Woody

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    My daughter knows even less about soccer than I do. When you can't even swim, don't get in the pool.

    Although the people in this pool don't come close to resembling sharks. Minnows ? Carp ? Catfish?
     
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    Here is what I know... It's just like hockey, but with nba type flopping, no icing, a bigger rink with slower ice, nfl like out of bounds, and a penalty system where they are awarded uno cards.
     
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    Is it typical to have a team play once every 12 days in the tournament like the USA is?

    Why do I seem to have 20 channels blocked off in my cable guide for the WC that I've never seen one second of soccer being played on?

    Is it just me or might it make some sense to, I don't know, maybe show a replay of some of the games that are played during the day here in the US for the oddballs who work during the day?

    Maybe they could even try something crazy like choosing the best game of the day or the teams with players people have actually heard of/tradition to replay?
     
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    Look how long we had football (USA style) before the NFL Network was created.
    The powers that be...simply feel that replays of soccer would not draw big numbers for their advertisers.
    Luckily, I teach for a living...so I'm home watching most of these games.
     
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    USA serious about beating Portugal...

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    sums it up for me too!



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    Only Walter going with USA...Many people picking against the home team.
     
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    They always have both games in a group play the final group matches at the same time so no teams have an advantage of knowing what they need to do in order to advance. For us, it comes down to Thursday at 9am:

    USA vs. Germany (winner advances, loser needs help)
    Ghana vs. Portugal (winner has a chance)
     
  9. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    Would it be in poor taste to refer to this upcoming USA v Germany match as WW3?
     
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    If I were Coach Kingman I'd be showing the guys a steady dose of Victory in the lead up to the Germany game.

    I might even have a bunk bed brought in the locker room so I could break my arm in front of the team.
     
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    I'm worried that all the German guys on the US team might lie down against the motherland.

    South America has always been welcoming to wayward Germans.
     
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    Are you allowed to play more than one goalie at a time? I think you should be able to take a positional player out to play 2 goalies if you choose.
     
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    Germany (Deutschland) is always referred to as the Fatherland.
     
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    yes...
     
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    Deutschland ueber alles.
     
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    Then somebody would shoot the ball between them, and they would both watch it sail in.
     
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    Not to be confused with the Detroit Lions secondary...
     
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    This is the FIRST time I've watched more than ONE game during a World Cup.
    I'm really a novice at this stuff. I've enjoyed watching. Makes me wonder about a few things.

    1. Just letting the clock run, and then adding minutes at the end is a good idea.
    2. I'm amazed at how many kicks miss high, many just by a foot or less.
    3. 2 sideline judges and 2 field judges. Do they catch all the penalties?
    4. I guess flopping is an art appreciated worldwide.
    5. Renaldo seems to be admired worldwide. The player I'm watching doesn't play defense. He also can't shoot well...
    6. I really do like the idea of no overtime.
    7. I really thought we played MUCH better against Portugal...yet we only tied.
     
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    I like those big gloves the goalies wear. It makes them look like Mickey Mouse.
     
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    I caught a glimpse of the US practice today on Sports Center and Coach Klingman appeared to be using 2 goalies at the same time.

    We'll have to wait and see if he can make the same adjustment in the game.

    Hopefully this isn't a ploy to throw the game.
     

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