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(Some Guy)   USA qualifies for 4th straight World Cup!!   ( divider line
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2001-10-08 12:05:35 AM  
*crickets chirp*
2001-10-08 12:06:28 AM  
Yeay....Oh's soccer.....nevermind.
2001-10-08 12:13:31 AM  
Yup, the morons who don't understand soccer are already coming out of the woodwork.
2001-10-08 12:13:58 AM  
USA qualifies for 4th straight World Cup!! Nobody gives a damn!! It's soccer!! It's boring!! It sucks!!
2001-10-08 12:20:00 AM  
o my god! we.. we o my god! i cant belie.. o yea, i forgot.. I DONT GIVE A GODDAMN FARK!!! thank you, thank you.
2001-10-08 12:22:59 AM  
I'm just pretty ambivalent to sports in general...
2001-10-08 12:34:38 AM  
In the words of Joe Rogan "Pick it up, use your farking hands".
2001-10-08 01:11:56 AM  
Yes!!! I love fifa. Now if only we could win one...
(go USA!)
2001-10-08 01:31:51 AM  
2001-10-08 01:48:43 AM  
/rant begins
people love to bash soccer cuz they're
a) too dumb to understand it
b) too lazy to try and play it
c) got beat by their redneck football (american) loving dad for tryin to play it
d) think that it's boring(see a-sometimes)
e) think it's full of Hooligans and idiots
/rant ends

GO USA!!! We need to beat some ass in Japan in 2002.
2001-10-08 01:49:53 AM  
We suck at soccer anyway.
2001-10-08 02:03:35 AM  
We won because of our new chant for the game right?
2001-10-08 02:23:45 AM  
Oh I understand it and have played it. Now, I'll give you that playing can be fun, but watching it sucks. Kinda like watching baseball sucks sometimes. Alcohol makes for a better viewing experience. hhhmmm hadn't thought of this before, but maybe soccer has a "hooligan" problem because the only way many people can enjoy watching the sport is while intoxicated.
2001-10-08 02:38:57 AM  
many hooligans dont even watch the game...they use it as a reason to fight. They make up a very small minority that many people think is the majority.
2001-10-08 03:24:30 AM  
Soccer. The beautiful game. Oh so simple but oh so great.
2001-10-08 03:57:34 AM  
The US should be banned from the World Cup till they learn to call it by its proper name - like 6 billion other people do - football!
2001-10-08 04:12:57 AM  
hmm jamesey i dont fit into either of those categories. perhaps you missed "f) dont give a fark about stupid sports, would rather play illegal games from morpheus"

ps worship the morph. i hope the riaa loses, morpheus is awesome, gta2 is kewl ass a muggaflugga
2001-10-08 04:56:16 AM  
Soocer/football's great. England qualified in dramatic fashion as well, you should have seen the reaction when Beckham's goal went in...
2001-10-08 05:43:18 AM  
Well done USA: can't have been as embarrassing as England's qualification!
2001-10-08 05:56:25 AM  
Soccer = (World Football)

I hope USA do well because maybe then they will discover why this beautiful game is the most popular sport in the world.

There cant be many team sports that USA plays against the rest of the world - (World series!!!! what the f**k, where are the other teams?).

Good luck
2001-10-08 06:02:19 AM  
Boring? Can't be any more boring than baseball...... (btw, I'm a fan of both) Soccer/football is a great sport. Americans should be proud of what the team accomplished. Qualifying for a berth in the holiest of holies in the Worlds Most Popular Sport is mo mean feat.
2001-10-08 06:02:26 AM  
Soccer: not in my country.

Dumb, dumb game.
2001-10-08 06:07:13 AM  
I prefer to watch Nude All-Girl Mud Wrestling, personally.
2001-10-08 06:19:28 AM  
Soccer would be better if it were more like Hockey.

By the way CAPS 6 Devils 1.

It's gonna be a great season.
2001-10-08 07:15:24 AM  
Football is played with your *feet*

American 'football' is played by people carrying the damned thing, whilst wearing armour, just in case they get hurt. Bless 'em.

It's all crap tho, most team sports are.
2001-10-08 07:24:00 AM  
What are you freaks talking about? Footbal(or for the yanks "Soccer")with Cricket, are the two greatest sports on Earth. MUUUCH MUUUUCH better than the excuse for sports American "Football" and "Baseball". These two are are pure poop, the rest of the world has the sense not to play them.

HAHA, the "world" series. No one outside America plays in it.
2001-10-08 07:52:57 AM  
I'm glad America have qualified, hopefully your viewer audiences will go up; you'll all soon realise why its the greatest game - much better than that 'american football', anyhow.
2001-10-08 07:54:20 AM  
Err, CCG, actually, cricket's crap. Sorry.

Just my personal opinion though. Especially when compared to sports like football. Or even rugby. Or even basketball. Or even bass fishing.

2001-10-08 08:00:35 AM  
Especially in comparison with Nude All-Girl Mud Wrestling.

Cricket is one of the most boring sports ever, and I used to be a rising star of it.

However, of a summer's afternoon, it is nice to be in front of with a couple of mates and a spliff.
2001-10-08 08:04:51 AM  
Soccer --
Playing: One of the best
Spectating: One of the worst.

However, sports with high spectating appeal are rare. Do believe American Football ranks pretty high in the category. Sitting "ringside" of hockey or volleyball are right up there was well. Most others aren't played for the viewers. Nature of the sport.
2001-10-08 08:09:29 AM  
Oh yes, we Americans just don't 'understand' soccer. The complexities are sooooo deep. What strategy. What planning.

Give me a break. You can't even do the time clock right!! It counts UP instead of DOWN? What's up with that? Most of the time you don't even know when the match is over.

"So now we are 12 minutes into injury time in this breathtaking nil/nil struggle. Midfielder gets the ball, passes to Hercules and.....IT'S OVER!! IT'S OVER!! They've done it!! Budenschlagen has tied The Mighty Gerwertzeminers of Legoland. Can you believe it??"

Yep. Complex.
2001-10-08 08:14:54 AM  
Would somebody PLEASE think of the children?!
2001-10-08 08:17:02 AM  
Bhamv, if i was close to you i'd give you such a stabbing. Cricket (along with Footbal)is a great sport, no ifs or buts about that.
2001-10-08 08:25:54 AM  
I am still feeling tingly and ecstatic about this. If youdon't like soccer, fine, whatever, go away and shut up. A lot of people in the US are excited about this, and I am one of them.

Maybe if the US could see beyond it;s own borders better, we'd have a greater appreciation of the sport in this country.

Being the best in the nation at a sport : Yawn.
Winning the World Cup and being the best nation in the WORLD at a sport : That's farking awesome.

Naysayers can boo and criticize all they want. next year, I'll be wearingmy Sam's Army shirt and cheering away for the US of A.
2001-10-08 08:26:50 AM  
glad to see some people get their only pleasure in life from making making fun of a game they will not understand or ever be able to play well.

soccer is an excellent sport, even if I never watch it. I don't watch any sports though, I only really like to play them. I will definitely watch some world cup games though.
2001-10-08 08:45:37 AM  
new concept for you Yanks, a WORLD cup with other countries in it, unlike the so called world series !!!!
2001-10-08 08:55:36 AM  
When are you guys in the US going to start up on Cricket then? You think Soccer is boring? You aint seen nothing yet! :)
2001-10-08 09:10:56 AM  
Best seats at a hockey game are not "ringside". The are in the middle section and high enough to see over the glass.

At rinkside, you can't see through the glass to either end ofthe ice. On top of that, you are surrounded by yentas who are feeding their face/ gossiping with the other yentas/ NOT watching their brats/ knitting/ DOING ANYTHING BUT watching the game.
2001-10-08 09:29:42 AM  
Come on, it's not like any of us has the power to change the name of the World Series. Stop blaming us for a few baseball officials' decision in the distant past.

Besides, it sounds cooler than "Super Bowl."
2001-10-08 09:54:23 AM  
I've tried to watch soccer; I really have. And the idea that critics of this game simply dont understand it is arrogance bordering on stupidity. What's to understand? It has to be the simplest of the world's widely-followed sports. Rugby is far more entertaining.
2001-10-08 10:00:41 AM  
Chris77, SHAaAAADAp! Baseball Rules, yer just pissed cuz the UK hasn't hasn't got he minerals to give it a go. USA Soccer has taken some shots in the past and we've come a long way, it's just a matter of time. All we need is a coach who understands global soccer and it's madness.

Although, most ppl don't understand the feeling World Cup brings out in Soccer fans The roar of the crowd, the singing, the patriotism and not forgetting ;) the drinking. I've been to two world cups (no World Series, until the ASTROS TAKE IT BABY!! just hope it's soon) and i'm waiting for another chance to go again... end result, don't knock Baseball it RULES
2001-10-08 10:10:20 AM  
Bah, the only reason to watch soccer is that occasionally a chick takes her top off...

Mens soccer is just a bunch of fairies in tight shorts.
2001-10-08 10:11:43 AM  
HAHA, thats a good one Cronic. First i actually thought you were being serious.
2001-10-08 10:22:43 AM  
USA USA USA. Hooray!
2001-10-08 10:26:54 AM  
Go USA! No, I'm not the biggest soccer fan, but I like the sport, and I'll be rooting for them.

And sorry, but cricket is a good cure for insomnia.
2001-10-08 10:29:20 AM  
"new concept for you Yanks, a WORLD cup with other countries in it, unlike the so called world series !!!!"

You gotta keep in mind that when the World Series was created and named it pretty much did encompass the best teams in the entire world.
2001-10-08 10:35:50 AM  
I got into an argument this weekend about which is older, soccer or hockey. The dude was just damn sure hockey was older. "The Vikings played it with the Scandinavian guys."
I really hate to be called Mr. Know it All just because I knew that soccer was older. Geeesh, some people.
2001-10-08 10:49:09 AM  
"And sorry, but cricket is a good cure for insomnia."

I know, how the hell can a game that lasts more than a day and where 99% of the time is spent standing around be worth watching.

There's bored, there's clinicaly dead and then there's cricket. :)
2001-10-08 11:08:08 AM  
Aw yeah!

Now if only ABC hadn't had their heads jammed completely up their ass, I might have been able to see us win.
2001-10-08 11:18:34 AM  
All of you dissing cricket were probably dropped on your heads as children.
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