[Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

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The winner of the 2010 World Cup will be:

Poll ended at 11 Jun 2010 14:34

Brazil
1
6%
Germany
2
12%
The Netherlands
2
12%
Spain
1
6%
Argentina
2
12%
France
1
6%
England
3
18%
Italy
1
6%
United States
2
12%
Other
2
12%
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 22 Jun 2010 15:46

Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
dune stroller wrote:
SadisticCynic wrote:Re: the offside rule.

There's a billboard up around my city advertising a drink called WKD. The caption says:

The Offside Rule For Girls: If The Flag Is Up, It's Offside


There should be a new one:
The Offside Rule For Americans: If You Score, It's Offside

'Cause you've not got the attention span to watch that video. :lol:


Stephen Colbert thinks that since we have global sentiment on our side after that bad call, the time is ripe and we should invade the country that referee is from.


Hey, it must have been on the "to invade" list anyways, so why not? :wink:

That was a good episode.


I doubt it, they don't have any oil. :P


Hey, that just pushes them lower on the list! (I don't think there's anything that actually gets you off the list... other than maybe being Panama or something!)
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Hunchback Jack » 22 Jun 2010 17:05

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Hey, that just pushes them lower on the list! (I don't think there's anything that actually gets you off the list... other than maybe being Panama or something!)


"Being Panama" certainly does *not* get you off the list. Or, at least, it didn't in 1989.

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 22 Jun 2010 17:49

Hunchback Jack wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Hey, that just pushes them lower on the list! (I don't think there's anything that actually gets you off the list... other than maybe being Panama or something!)


"Being Panama" certainly does *not* get you off the list. Or, at least, it didn't in 1989.

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Hunchback Jack » 22 Jun 2010 17:57

Ah right. Sorry. I should have known there was no way you wouldn't have known about the Panama Invasion. :)

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Robspierre » 22 Jun 2010 23:47

TheDukester wrote:There's a funny scene in Bend It Like Beckham that y'all might remember: the father moving around salt and pepper shakers to try to explain offsides to the mother, who doesn't follow soccer at all.



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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby SandChigger » 23 Jun 2010 02:07

Huh? Offsides? :?

I thought that was when you wear boxers or go commando and your shy-hoo-lewd gets all crunched up and stunted... :shifty:

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby nampigai » 23 Jun 2010 05:11

dune stroller wrote:Damn. You guys type too fast for me


nampigai wrote:when watching a team like Spain, I'm personally entertained by the brilliance of the spaniards. Look at their passings for crying out loud it's a joy! Only thing missing is Torres getting he's aim back.


Me too, Spain possibly best team in tournament, doesn't mean they'll win though. Hope they make the final. Still think Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Italy strong
contenders (Holland as outside bet). Hope I'm wrong but history's usually right in world cup.


I agree - and I don't think Spain will win it all either, Argentina looks extremely well. As for the Netherlands, I don’t really think they have the defence to go that far. Their offence and midfield are among the best though.
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Sev » 23 Jun 2010 11:23

The two qualifiers from Group C - the USA and England!!! - though the USA left it so, so late to grab their winner - well played to them, thoroughly deserved it, and they actually topped the group in the end.

That leaves England with a potential game against the Germans if they win later tonight - always the Germans at the World Cup!
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Jun 2010 12:26

Hunchback Jack wrote:Ah right. Sorry. I should have known there was no way you wouldn't have known about the Panama Invasion. :)

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I actually don't know even the slightest detail about it, couldn't have told you when it was even (20 years ago or 50), just that Panama is essentially a US state right now.
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Postby merkin muffley » 23 Jun 2010 12:34

Sev wrote:The two qualifiers from Group C - the USA and England!!! - though the USA left it so, so late to grab their winner - well played to them, thoroughly deserved it, and they actually topped the group in the end.


Now that was a great game, with lots of offense.
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby nampigai » 23 Jun 2010 12:46

congrats yanks! what I love about the american team is their will to keep fighting to the last drop - kudos!

a funny thing by the way, you actually had the support of egypt - guess they just hate the algerians ;-)
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Jun 2010 12:55

nampigai wrote:congrats yanks! what I love about the american team is their will to keep fighting to the last drop - kudos!

a funny thing by the way, you actually had the support of egypt - guess they just hate the algerians ;-)


Careful, they schooled me on their internal meaning for this word a while back! :lol: Apparently it only applies to half of em.

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jun 2010 13:13

...and not the better half. :wink:
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Eyes High » 23 Jun 2010 13:16

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
nampigai wrote:congrats yanks! what I love about the american team is their will to keep fighting to the last drop - kudos!

a funny thing by the way, you actually had the support of egypt - guess they just hate the algerians ;-)


Careful, they schooled me on their internal meaning for this word a while back! :lol: Apparently it only applies to half of em.

See SR, I can learn things. :D



Now if we want to get picky....Yanks are one thing and Yankies just refer to the coldblooded blue coats :mrgreen:
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Postby SandRider » 23 Jun 2010 13:36

Freak wrote:I doubt it, they don't have any oil. :P


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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby nampigai » 23 Jun 2010 13:42

Freakzilla wrote:...and not the better half. :wink:


well congrats to the rest of you as well ;-)
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby dune stroller » 23 Jun 2010 13:46

Eyes High wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
nampigai wrote:congrats yanks! what I love about the american team is their will to keep fighting to the last drop - kudos!

a funny thing by the way, you actually had the support of egypt - guess they just hate the algerians ;-)


Careful, they schooled me on their internal meaning for this word a while back! :lol: Apparently it only applies to half of em.

See SR, I can learn things. :D



Now if we want to get picky....Yanks are one thing and Yankies just refer to the coldblooded blue coats :mrgreen:


Ha! This is something I knew, we in UK can be picky about such things.
Thought US victory thoroughly deserved, not surprised at all.
Still not got that offside thing though, don't think Clinton did either. :?

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jun 2010 13:53

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Donovan’s late winner lifted the United States to first place in Group C with five points, topping a World Cup group for the first time since 1930.

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Postby DuneFishUK » 23 Jun 2010 13:54

Sev wrote:The two qualifiers from Group C - the USA and England!!! - though the USA left it so, so late to grab their winner - well played to them, thoroughly deserved it, and they actually topped the group in the end.

That leaves England with a potential game against the Germans if they win later tonight - always the Germans at the World Cup!

Yup - England V. Germany.

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Postby nampigai » 23 Jun 2010 13:58

yea well group D is actually still completely open. I think Serbia and Germany will win tonight though
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby dune stroller » 23 Jun 2010 14:05

nampigai wrote:yea well group D is actually still completely open. I think Serbia and Germany will win tonight though


That's where my money would go.

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Postby TheDukester » 23 Jun 2010 14:11

DuneFishUK wrote:Can I sell out my country for 67 pieces of silver?... yeah, probably. Go you Krauts!

Oh, yeah. I've lived most of my life in the only U.S. state with legal sports wagering, and I learned very, very early**: you can cheer with your heart, but you bet with your head.

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby nampigai » 23 Jun 2010 14:25

dune stroller wrote:
nampigai wrote:yea well group D is actually still completely open. I think Serbia and Germany will win tonight though


That's where my money would go.


germany is under pressure from ghana - Özil missed the change of a life time!
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby dune stroller » 23 Jun 2010 14:56

nampigai wrote:
dune stroller wrote:
nampigai wrote:yea well group D is actually still completely open. I think Serbia and Germany will win tonight though


That's where my money would go.


germany is under pressure from ghana - Özil missed the change of a life time!


That's why I never gamble. :snooty:


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