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    You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    So who do you guys like to win if anyone on micechat even will attempt to watch soccer
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    I will attempt to watch at least portions of the games that are shown on ESPN...especially if the USA is involved.

    If I contribute to this thread, I promise to keep it positive. Having said that, let me offer these thoughts once, and I promise only once.

    The game is not my cup of tea...as a matter of fact it bores me. (I can hear people now...you love baseball, and you think soccer's boring)?

    I guess it's what you are brought up with. Sometimes it's the arrogance of soccer fans that gets me. "You Americans just don't get it, it's the game the rest of the world plays"...that kind of thing. It's kind of like the metric system...we don't get that, either (in general) and that's okay with me.

    And I guess the isolated incidents I read about involving soccer "houligans", killing each other over the result of a game, don't help either.

    And for forty years, I've been hearing about the kids playing soccer (that's wonderful, IMHO)...and that soccer will be the next big-time sport here. Well, I know we had packed houses for the World Cup here, and I well remember Mia and Brandi and that magical day at the women in 1999 at the Rose Bowl. Do I not recall that they played soccer here during the 1984 Olympics, and packed the Rose Bowl here too?

    But pro soccer here still hasn't caught on big time, and I don't think it ever will.

    Having said all that...I will say it no more, and please, painted, know that I hope this thread gets a lot of interest.

    Since Disney networks are comitted to it, I hope the games get decent ratings.

    On topic:

    I've yet to do any real reading on it, but I understand the U.S. team is rated fifth in the world, but the experts I've heard (like an ESPN soccer guy they had on Pardon The Interruption) say that the Americans will have a tough go in their first round pool.

    The games begin today, Friday, on ESPN or ESPN 2 at about 8:00am Pacific...Good luck to all...GO USA!

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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    haha I watched that PTI to. I to am not really a big fan of watching it allthough I will attempt to watch some games. I mean I played soccer for about 12 years but im not a big fan of watching it and I dont know why
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    Ole Ole Ole Oleeeeeee

    We will be watching World Cup games here

    Hope the USA team does well
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    The only reason I am watching it is to see the fights in the stands.

    Oh and the things that these countries will allow and find socially acceptable.

    Such as: Throwing Bananas and making monkey noises every time a team from an African country is playing.


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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    Just finished watching the opening ceremonies, alas, had to do it in Korean, since the Americans didn't broadcast it, and the Korean's did it commercial free, unlike the Mexicans (Univision) which only showed selected highlights and lots of commercials.

    Already made my reservations to watch the first USA game at the ESPNZone Monday Morning.

    This year's World Cup has a lot of great match ups... looking forward to a great month of soccer
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    It's all about the Dutch teams! They always make it too the finals.
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    Does that make it a "Dutch treat"???

    Or is the rest of the world..."in Dutch"?

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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    Germany won there match against Costa Rica. Iy was a pretty good game the final score was 4-2. Ecuador is beating Poland by 1 in the 1st half but I don't think their lead will hold.
    I really cant wait till Monday I hope U.S.A does good so I can actually root for someone
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    EN-GER-LAND, EN-GER-LAND, EN-GER-LAND!
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    Italy all the way!!!!!!
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

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    Italy all the way!!!!!!
    My loyalties lie with Italy if/after England comes out of the competition.
    I have strong ties to Italia.
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    Being half Sicilian myself, my loyalties during the World Cup will lie with Italia first. I don't think they'll win (the teams that i support in any sport always get close but never take the trophy). They have a decent team, but by what i hear if any Euro team has a chance i hear its Germany. More than likely it will be some South American Team.
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    France is going to Play tommorrow .

    Sad i can't be in germany right now . Go go Zidane go
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    Re: You knew it was comming... The Official World Cup Thread!!!!

    I really enjoyed the Sweden-Trinidad game. That was very exciting!
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