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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 02:02 PM Reply

At 6/5/10 01:54 PM, RubberTrucky wrote: Also

soccer according to USA.

Strangely enough, I believe that scene was based on a writer's/producer's experience of watching the first game of the '94 World Cup. I'm not going to bother looking it up, but supposedly he watched for about twenty minutes and just turned the TV off.

To be fair, I treat cricket on similar terms. Unless the commentary is amusing, like when they're talking about Dumb and Dumber for some stupid reason.

That reason being NOTHING'S HAPPENING.

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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 02:15 PM Reply

I think the USA could make a good host, but I'm not sure about their enthusiasm for football. If hardly anyone in that country cares, then I think it might be better to do it in a country that does. Empty stadiums are no fun.

Of course I would prefer Belgium/Holland myself, because I live there so I could visit some matches if I wanted to.

If it's not gonna be Holland/Belgium I would prefer England or Portugal/Spain due to the time zones. Any of the other nations are either 10~12 hours ahead of us or 10~12 hours behind us, meaning that all matches are gonna be played around midnight in Europe, which sucks.


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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 02:20 PM Reply

At 6/5/10 02:02 PM, Scarab wrote:
That reason being NOTHING'S HAPPENING.

Hmm, I find that soccer can be as interesting as other ballgames like basket ball. I won't deny that soccer games can be dull, but it is often fast paced with a lot of steals, nice passes and ever so often brilliant shots for the goal that take the best out of the keeper.

There are sports that are duller, like Golf, poker, billiards , cycling, races in general,...

Especially during a WC tournament some teams really bring out the best and show rather fancy actions.


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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 02:23 PM Reply

At 6/5/10 02:20 PM, RubberTrucky wrote: There are sports that are duller, like Golf, poker, billiards , cycling, races in general,...

Especially during a WC tournament some teams really bring out the best and show rather fancy actions.

I agree, friendly matches can become really boring sometimes if both countries clearly do not really care. But in a WC countries really try to show the best of themselves, so matches are usually quite interesting.

It also differs with style of play though. Countries that play defensively usually produce less interesting matches than countries that play very offensively.


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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 02:26 PM Reply

At 6/5/10 02:20 PM, RubberTrucky wrote:
At 6/5/10 02:02 PM, Scarab wrote:
That reason being NOTHING'S HAPPENING.
Hmm, I find that soccer can be as interesting as other ballgames like basket ball.

He was talking about cricket

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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 02:28 PM Reply

On a side note, I'm not really a football lover myself. But my dad used to go to his room install a small TV screen and get there with a tub of honey pops (lol, pops) to watch the game. I went in to ask stuff sometimes and when I caught a glimpse of the action, it could tie me to the screen for a while.

It gets fun when you take sides and you can get really worked up over it. Even better is going to the pub where they show these games and cheer with the other people over there. It can be a great atmosphere and be a superb night out. Especially as the chosen team wins and there is a celebration with free beer.


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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 02:59 PM Reply

The 1994 World Cup played out in many cities actually, not limited to the Silverdome in Michigan, Soldier Field in Chicago, The Rose Bowl in Pasedena, and even old Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 03:00 PM Reply

I wouldn't mind it being in the U.S.A. That way I could actually go see a few matches.


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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 03:04 PM Reply

It would be HI-LARIOUS if it was being hosted in Canada.

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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 03:04 PM Reply

Who cares who fucking hosts it?


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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 03:25 PM Reply

I luvs me sum football...

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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 03:45 PM Reply

Uh, the U.S. has hosted the World Cup already, and we did a pretty good job of it, too. Hosting it again would be awesome. And besides, it may be happening very slowly, but I do get the sense that the U.S. is starting to get more into soccer. And we're certainly paying a lot of attention to the World Cup. Not as much as other countries, but still.

...We're never going to stop calling it soccer, though.


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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 04:50 PM Reply

I don't know if it's that big of a deal that a lot of Americans aren't interested in the World Cup. There's still a very large number of people in the US that would love to have the World Cup here and would go to every game they possibly could. Also, there would be hundreds of thousands of people flying in from different countries to come fill up the stands, so I don't think attendance is much of a problem. Hell, I'd fly to South Africa if it didn't cost me a fortune.

So really I think there are plenty of Americans and dedicated foreign supporters out there to make a World Cup here successful. Plus America's automatic entry into the cup could give another team from this area a chance to shine.

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Response to Usa? Hosting The Fifa Wc? Jun. 5th, 2010 @ 06:48 PM Reply

At 6/5/10 12:45 PM, Ejit wrote:
At 6/5/10 12:43 PM, Ship wrote: Sadly, I don't think Qatar would have too much of a chance considering they are such a small market country and may not even be able to support hosting the WC.
Qatar is, I believe, the richest country in the world by GDP and PPP per capita.

As for Russia, the WC isn't about playing in extremes, it's not crazy golf :P

I believe the most wealthy country in the world is actually Macaco.
You HAVE to have atleast a net value of 50,000,000 to be granted permission to enter the land.

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