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(ABC News)   1.5 billion expected to watch World Cup final   ( divider line
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2002-06-29 03:11:50 PM  
Correction: 1,500,000,001. I didn't raise my hand cause I thought I was doing something else. I am going to watch it now.
2002-06-29 05:28:05 PM  
thats 1,499,999,999 less than the amount that will watch me pee
2002-06-29 05:28:39 PM  
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2002-06-29 05:29:18 PM  
Yeah- I've always known Chinese people loved soccer
2002-06-29 05:30:03 PM  
the other 4.5 just dont give a shiat.
2002-06-29 05:32:29 PM  
Next best thing to be boshed by Brazil is seeing Brazil bosh the Boche. C'mon you Southern American geezahs!
2002-06-29 05:34:02 PM  

As an American, I refuse to root for Germany after they beat us by sheer luck.
2002-06-29 05:34:12 PM  
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Dozens of seals expected to watch, as well.
2002-06-29 05:34:53 PM  
Damn, I don't own a TV! I feel so left out.
2002-06-29 05:38:52 PM  
There are 1.5 Billion TV sets outside the US?
2002-06-29 05:40:36 PM  
Sleeping doesn't count as "watching"
2002-06-29 05:43:15 PM  
Man alive, how much are ads and such gonna go for in this thing?
2002-06-29 05:43:46 PM  
an estimated 1.4 billion will change channels after 5 minutes, realising that is isn't porn and there is no korean soccer chick.
2002-06-29 05:44:03 PM  
I'll be watching in a local pub that's going to be packed to the gills with other soccer fanatics. I can't wait! I hope Germany isn't rewarded for their defensive tactics. Go Brazil!
2002-06-29 05:45:37 PM  
And think how any more would watch if soccer didn't suck.
2002-06-29 05:48:51 PM  
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Halfback passes to center, back to wing, back to center, center holds it! Holds it! Holds it!
2002-06-29 05:50:04 PM  
You wouldn't think seals would be able to play soccer, what with the flippers and all. So it is my clinical analysis that there probably will not be that many seals tuning in to the game.
2002-06-29 05:51:16 PM  
"the other 4.5 just dont give a shiat."

Correction. Other 4.5 don't own a TV :) :) :)
2002-06-29 05:51:56 PM  
Some day people will wake up and realize that SOCCER AND BASEBALL ARE THE TWO MOST BORING SPORTS EVER INVENTED. This realization shall coincide with my coronation as King of the Earth. Stay tuned for the exact date.....
2002-06-29 05:54:23 PM  
"Some day people will wake up and realize that SOCCER AND BASEBALL ARE THE TWO MOST BORING SPORTS EVER INVENTED. This realization shall coincide with my coronation as King of the Earth. Stay tuned for the exact date....."

Hey PAL! It's not SOCCER it's FOOTBALL alright??? You know, the sport where you actually use the foot??
2002-06-29 05:56:49 PM  
Don't the british call it soccer. They did invent it didn't they?
2002-06-29 05:57:09 PM  
I seem to recall that the final play of the Super Bowl 5 months ago was a field goal....but if they don't use their foot in American football, how did it get through the uprights? Hmmm Azz you got some splaining to do.
2002-06-29 05:57:59 PM  

1. The next person to reference that stupid Simpsons episode gets my foot in their ass.
2. The next person to troll a soccer thread gets multiple foots in ass. Let the people who enjoy soccer enjoy it, and we'll leave you alone.
2002-06-29 05:59:30 PM  
Yeah in Am. Football, they use the foot like 1% of the time. Maybe even less. So there
2002-06-29 05:59:57 PM  
Oh'll leave us alone? This incessant "in your face" soccer promotion crap is old. Reminds me of jesus freaks shoving religion down my throat.
2002-06-29 06:01:33 PM  
I'm just trying to make a point here. I'm done :)
2002-06-29 06:01:35 PM  
You don't insult soccer, we won't insult your sports. By the way, I'm a huge baseball and basketball fan.

You don't have to hate other sports to enjoy soccer.

2002-06-29 06:02:27 PM  
Hoosier no, the british call it football, and it was invented and named football long before your so called football.
2002-06-29 06:02:38 PM  
1.5 billion? wow....thats more than who watch me play with myself on my waikiki lanai !
2002-06-29 06:03:58 PM  
EQAddict -- "stupid Simpsons episode" is an oxymoron.

That is all.
2002-06-29 06:06:45 PM  
1.5 billion people. 25% of humanity. 1 out of every 4 people.
2002-06-29 06:07:12 PM  
Don't get me wrong, I love the Simpsons as much as anyone. However, approximately 1.5 billion people have referenced that one episode in every single soccer thread. It can get old.
2002-06-29 06:07:13 PM  
Come on, you can enjoy football and still love the Simpons reference. The Simpsons parodies everything, and you must admit that it does have a bit of truth to it. I watched the South Korea vs. Turkey game live this morning on a Spanish Channel because the stupid English channels didn't show it until it was taped delayed for 5 hours. You almost never hear Jack Edwards "one of the main Espn World Cup guys" say GooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooal El Koooooooreeeeeeaaaaa.
2002-06-29 06:09:03 PM  
Piper: No one asked you to join the thread. Don't like it? Don't click the link, and certainly don't bother with the thread. Obviously your time is far too important. Can you imagine what people who aren't fans of Wheaton (gasp) or Walken (double gasp) go through? World Cup goes for one month every four years. It's not quite as bad as you make it out to be?

On a side note, I'd like Germany to win it. As an American, it speaks measures that the team who so narrowly squeaked by us is the best in the world. If they look back and say "USA was our toughest competitor," how neat is that?
2002-06-29 06:10:49 PM  
Google search for

"soccer hooligan" 1,130 hits
"football hooligan" 2,080 hits

Looks like football it is.....
2002-06-29 06:14:35 PM  
EQAddict: don't get your panties in a bunch. Soccer is just a game.
2002-06-29 06:16:54 PM  
"06-29-02 05:43:15 PM

How much are ads and such gonna go for in this thing?"

Well, in the UK there won't be any ads throughout the ENTIRE game. Go Team BBC!
2002-06-29 06:17:41 PM  
EQAddict The simpsons episode, what are you gonna do? nothing? yeah- that's what I thought
2002-06-29 06:21:31 PM  
If it is called "football", then what is this american Major League Soccer I sometimes hear about? Must be some kind of joke......

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2002-06-29 06:22:07 PM  
EQaddict Sez:

If you mention the Simpsons one more time, you get this:

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Ooops, I guess that's a Simpsons reference.

Go figure.
2002-06-29 06:22:24 PM  
I agree with EQAddict... There is nothing more irritating than seeing the same quote a million times. You hate football, fine. I hate baseball. I don't go to baseball threads and trash it. Actually I like baseball. It's a good game... "FOR ME TO P00P ON!!!"

How's that for an over-used quote???
2002-06-29 06:23:09 PM  
Some of us poverty-stricken types do not have cable. I enjoy sports in virtually all of its manifestations(mmm, well, maybe not curling...sorry Canadians).

Anyhoo, I would love to watch the finals. No network is carrying it. Alas.
2002-06-29 06:24:16 PM  

Your comment was pretty good...


Sorry, I had to.
2002-06-29 06:26:09 PM  
I'll have to agree with bottlespit. Germany should and will win. There is no question about it. Even though I wanted Senegal to kick ass. As long as Korea lost I'm still happy. Do I have a main subject in this paragraph?
2002-06-29 06:26:12 PM  
I am sure people know this..but the name soccer is derived from the old association of football the took the "soc" part of association....hmmm did I even spell that correctly
2002-06-29 06:27:04 PM  
The pitcher throws it... The catcher catches it and throws it back. The guy with the big dildo taps his shoes and spits. WHAT A GAME FOLKS!!!
2002-06-29 06:29:05 PM  
OK... I just took my meds. I should be OK now.
2002-06-29 06:31:03 PM  
nope Chruchill, its 1.5 Billion again, because i kept telling people i would watch it so they thought i was a really international guy, but in truth im not going to watch it...
2002-06-29 06:31:30 PM  
I'm Canadian and I've got to tell you that we are not responsible for Curling. You can blame the Scottish for that one. Please, no Groundskeeper Willie quotes.
2002-06-29 06:32:43 PM  
I don't mind the Simpsons, or the over use of quotes. How many times have you said "WAZZZZZZZZUP!!!" to someone instead of "hi". How bout' l8ter. Eh? Eh? C'mon, cut me some slack. ............ass wholes
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