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(UEFA)   Bayern Munich thumps Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate to move to the Champions League final. Spain hasn't been destroyed this badly by Germans since Guernica   (uefa.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-02 11:14:00 AM  
Subby is Dennis Miller?
 
2013-05-02 11:30:59 AM  
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Dude with the broken sword is clearly flopping.
 
2013-05-02 11:40:32 AM  

ManateeGag: Subby is Dennis Miller?


Dennis Miller is a moderator? Because seriously who greenlit that?
 
2013-05-02 11:57:10 AM  
It's wonderful to watch the Barca bandwagon fans flee like rats from a sinking ship.
 
2013-05-02 11:58:24 AM  
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Take THAT, Guernica!
 
2013-05-02 12:02:03 PM  

grinding_journalist: [i830.photobucket.com image 488x347]

Take THAT, Guernica!


I think I see Guernica reversed more often than any other famous work of art. Why is that?
 
2013-05-02 12:09:54 PM  

czetie: I think I see Guernica reversed more often than any other famous work of art. Why is that?


No idea. I only just noticed the reversal now because the real one was posted upthread. Maybe Guernica is easier to get away with flipping, as opposed to the Mona Lisa or Birth of Man?

i830.photobucket.com

Take THAT, Birth of Man!
 
2013-05-02 12:19:49 PM  
European humor. Ha ha, good one.
 
2013-05-02 12:31:48 PM  
Applause.gif
 
2013-05-02 12:31:54 PM  

czetie: grinding_journalist: [i830.photobucket.com image 488x347]

Take THAT, Guernica!

I think I see Guernica reversed more often than any other famous work of art. Why is that?


Is there some sort of copyright issue?  Can that even happen with art?
 
2013-05-02 12:46:40 PM  
When referring to the team in English, why do they only translate half of the team name?    It should either be Bayern Muenchen or Bavaria Munich...
 
2013-05-02 12:54:38 PM  

lilplatinum: When referring to the team in English, why do they only translate half of the team name?    It should either be Bayern Muenchen or Bavaria Munich...


I've never seen it that way. I always see it as Bayern Munich.
 
2013-05-02 01:05:40 PM  
I'm a Barca fan. I will still be a Barca fan. I don't know or care how many Barca fans were just bandwagoning, but I'm not one of them.

What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?
 
2013-05-02 01:08:37 PM  

FireZs: What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?


Way to Godwin a perfectly good footie thread, dude.
 
2013-05-02 01:14:50 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: lilplatinum: When referring to the team in English, why do they only translate half of the team name?    It should either be Bayern Muenchen or Bavaria Munich...

I've never seen it that way. I always see it as Bayern Munich.


Yes, I am aware of how they doing - I was just curious as to why it is only half translated when people say the English version of it.
 
2013-05-02 01:28:37 PM  
Never mess with Baron Munchausen

www.alicia-logic.com
 
2013-05-02 01:53:56 PM  

bdub77: ManateeGag: Subby is Dennis Miller?

Dennis Miller is a moderator? Because seriously who greenlit that?


Fark'em subby, I liked it. Then again, I like soocer (yes, me 'murican) and the aforementioned Mr. Miller.
 
2013-05-02 01:57:43 PM  
...thought it was Spain who did it to themselves. Looked it up, subby be right.

+1
 
2013-05-02 01:59:41 PM  

rjakobi: It's wonderful to watch the Barca bandwagon fans flee like rats from a sinking ship.


I don't get it, how come Messi didn't score 8 goals?

Sports hipsters who couldn't point out Barcelona on a map but do the whole "let me tell you about this awesome team YOUVE probably never heard of" like they were some indie band drive me nuts
 
2013-05-02 02:19:08 PM  

ElwoodCuse: rjakobi: It's wonderful to watch the Barca bandwagon fans flee like rats from a sinking ship.

I don't get it, how come Messi didn't score 8 goals?

Sports hipsters who couldn't point out Barcelona on a map but do the whole "let me tell you about this awesome team YOUVE probably never heard of" like they were some indie band drive me nuts


Barca is the Radiohead of soccer.
 
2013-05-02 02:33:09 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Sports hipsters who couldn't point out Barcelona on a map but do the whole "let me tell you about this awesome team YOUVE probably never heard of" like they were some indie band drive me nuts


You're thinking of bandwagon Dortmund fans.
 
2013-05-02 02:34:03 PM  

FireZs: I'm a Barca fan. I will still be a Barca fan. I don't know or care how many Barca fans were just bandwagoning, but I'm not one of them.

What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?


Because the teams tend to be more fan friendly with reasonable ticket prices (Bayern season ticket prices range from $210 to $1100) and the Bundesliga has initiated financial sanity checks for the teams to prevent out of control spending?
 
2013-05-02 02:43:02 PM  

FireZs: I'm a Barca fan. I will still be a Barca fan. I don't know or care how many Barca fans were just bandwagoning, but I'm not one of them.

What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?


For English fans it is the guarantee that they will finally get to see a German side lose at Wembley.
 
2013-05-02 02:44:32 PM  

Pentaxian: Because the teams tend to be more fan friendly with reasonable ticket prices (Bayern season ticket prices range from $210 to $1100) and the Bundesliga has initiated financial sanity checks for the teams to prevent out of control spending?


That's fair. I thought people considered the Germans as lovable underdogs, which is really strange when we're talking about football (among other things).
 
2013-05-02 02:44:35 PM  

ElwoodCuse: rjakobi: It's wonderful to watch the Barca bandwagon fans flee like rats from a sinking ship.

I don't get it, how come Messi didn't score 8 goals?

Sports hipsters who couldn't point out Barcelona on a map but do the whole "let me tell you about this awesome team YOUVE probably never heard of" like they were some indie band drive me nuts


Are you implying Barcelona is a team people throw out as obscure?
 
2013-05-02 02:50:58 PM  

ElwoodCuse: I don't get it, how come Messi didn't score 8 goals?


Because he started on the bench.
 
2013-05-02 03:08:01 PM  

Pentaxian: FireZs: I'm a Barca fan. I will still be a Barca fan. I don't know or care how many Barca fans were just bandwagoning, but I'm not one of them.

What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?

Because the teams tend to be more fan friendly with reasonable ticket prices (Bayern season ticket prices range from $210 to $1100) and the Bundesliga has initiated financial sanity checks for the teams to prevent out of control spending?


Except Bayern is now raiding Dortmund. And Bayern is like ManU, they make a lot of cash, so they're all for Financial Fair Play, which ensures the rich teams stay rich, and the dregs can't hitch up to a sugar daddy and become a rich team in the future (Chelsea). Dortmund's status as a German and European power is going to be short lived. They don't have the resources, and they're not allowed to spend the resources, to weather a few bad years. Hell, look at Arsenal. They literally couldn't lose ten years ago, and now they have no hope of a title for the foreseeable future.
 
2013-05-02 03:19:52 PM  

FireZs: I'm a Barca fan. I will still be a Barca fan. I don't know or care how many Barca fans were just bandwagoning, but I'm not one of them.

What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?


Are you serious? As soon as Spain won in 2008 and Barca and Messi lept on to the scene in 2009 every media outlet and bandwaggoner have been knob gobbling Barca and Spain as much as possible.  When Bayern and Dortmond advanced to the semi-finals all anyone could talk about was an all Spanish final with no mention of German teams.  Germany has a more exciting league, more dynamic, better fan bases, and cheaper tickets.  Your bandwagon Dortmund fan comment is laughable and I seriously hope you weren't serious with your "why is everyone glad my deified team lost?"
 
2013-05-02 03:27:29 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Are you serious? As soon as Spain won in 2008 and Barca and Messi lept on to the scene in 2009 every media outlet and bandwaggoner have been knob gobbling Barca and Spain as much as possible.


Let's see..  in the last 8 years or so Barcelona has won the champions league 3 times and Spain has won the World Cup and 2 Euros.  All the while, Messi has been scoring at a faster pace than anybody in the history of the game.

I wonder why people have been talking about Spanish soccer?!
 
2013-05-02 03:30:09 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Germany has a more exciting league, more dynamic, better fan bases, and cheaper tickets. Your bandwagon Dortmund fan comment is laughable and I seriously hope you weren't serious with your "why is everyone glad my deified team lost?"


I started following the Bundesliga more closely maybe 2-3 years ago honestly due to a mixture of boredom and by sheer accident, and I'm glad I did. Bayern running away with the table this year the way they did is unreal considering how talented the rest of the maybe top half of clubs are.
 
2013-05-02 03:33:04 PM  

MugzyBrown: Stimied in a Rut: Are you serious? As soon as Spain won in 2008 and Barca and Messi lept on to the scene in 2009 every media outlet and bandwaggoner have been knob gobbling Barca and Spain as much as possible.

Let's see..  in the last 8 years or so Barcelona has won the champions league 3 times and Spain has won the World Cup and 2 Euros.  All the while, Messi has been scoring at a faster pace than anybody in the history of the game.

I wonder why people have been talking about Spanish soccer?!


Don't be disingenuous, you know what I'm referring to. The over the top deification of Barca especially and I was responding to his question of why people would be happy that Barca aren't in the final.  People like to cheer for the underdog or at least what the media claimed was the underdog even though Bayern and Dortmund were obviously better than Barca and Real respectively.
 
2013-05-02 03:34:40 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Are you serious? As soon as Spain won in 2008 and Barca and Messi lept on to the scene in 2009 every media outlet and bandwaggoner have been knob gobbling Barca and Spain as much as possible. When Bayern and Dortmond advanced to the semi-finals all anyone could talk about was an all Spanish final with no mention of German teams. Germany has a more exciting league, more dynamic, better fan bases, and cheaper tickets. Your bandwagon Dortmund fan comment is laughable and I seriously hope you weren't serious with your "why is everyone glad my deified team lost?"


I never asked for my team to be deified, and of course I understand why people enjoy watching successful teams lose. What I was asking was why the love for German teams in particular, and the cheaper tickets reason given above is perfectly valid.

As for Dortmund, come on, they're totally the ironically self-effacing they're-really-good-you've-probably-never-heard-of-them hipster team. Even the phrase "bandwagon Dortmund fan" is ironic.
 
2013-05-02 04:01:31 PM  

FireZs: Stimied in a Rut: Are you serious? As soon as Spain won in 2008 and Barca and Messi lept on to the scene in 2009 every media outlet and bandwaggoner have been knob gobbling Barca and Spain as much as possible. When Bayern and Dortmond advanced to the semi-finals all anyone could talk about was an all Spanish final with no mention of German teams. Germany has a more exciting league, more dynamic, better fan bases, and cheaper tickets. Your bandwagon Dortmund fan comment is laughable and I seriously hope you weren't serious with your "why is everyone glad my deified team lost?"

I never asked for my team to be deified, and of course I understand why people enjoy watching successful teams lose. What I was asking was why the love for German teams in particular, and the cheaper tickets reason given above is perfectly valid.

As for Dortmund, come on, they're totally the ironically self-effacing they're-really-good-you've-probably-never-heard-of-them hipster team. Even the phrase "bandwagon Dortmund fan" is ironic.


static.guim.co.uk
Why would anyone accuse Dortmund fans of being hipsters???
 
2013-05-02 04:08:44 PM  
Visca Barca!
/we'll rise again
// FWIW Bayern has been playing hellacious ball lately
///not a fairweather Barca fan
 
2013-05-02 04:21:16 PM  

Trocadero: Dortmund's status as a German and European power is going to be short lived.


www.uefa.com
disagree
 
2013-05-02 04:38:48 PM  

Cajnik: Trocadero: Dortmund's status as a German and European power is going to be short lived.

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disagree


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2013-05-02 05:09:06 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: lilplatinum: When referring to the team in English, why do they only translate half of the team name?    It should either be Bayern Muenchen or Bavaria Munich...

I've never seen it that way. I always see it as Bayern Munich.


The team name is Die Bayern. Munich is the locale. I know it's confusing, because most European teams don't use their nickname so readily. Just think of it in US sports terms and you'll be ok.
 
2013-05-02 05:18:06 PM  

Trocadero: Pentaxian: FireZs: I'm a Barca fan. I will still be a Barca fan. I don't know or care how many Barca fans were just bandwagoning, but I'm not one of them.

What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?

Because the teams tend to be more fan friendly with reasonable ticket prices (Bayern season ticket prices range from $210 to $1100) and the Bundesliga has initiated financial sanity checks for the teams to prevent out of control spending?

Except Bayern is now raiding Dortmund. And Bayern is like ManU, they make a lot of cash, so they're all for Financial Fair Play, which ensures the rich teams stay rich, and the dregs can't hitch up to a sugar daddy and become a rich team in the future (Chelsea). Dortmund's status as a German and European power is going to be short lived. They don't have the resources, and they're not allowed to spend the resources, to weather a few bad years. Hell, look at Arsenal. They literally couldn't lose ten years ago, and now they have no hope of a title for the foreseeable future.


Also, all but two of the teams have a 50+1 rule so nobody can be a majority owner. The fans own the rest of the shares and get to participate in decisions. The only teams owned by corporations are Bayer Leverkusen (Bayer) and Wolfsburg (VW).
 
2013-05-02 05:49:23 PM  
My wallet's a lot lighter. :(
 
2013-05-02 06:05:45 PM  

MugzyBrown: Let's see..  in the last 8 years or so Barcelona has won the champions league 3 times and Spain has won the World Cup and 2 Euros.  All the while, Messi has been scoring at a faster pace than anybody in the history of the game.

I wonder why people have been talking about Spanish soccer?!


Because it's an obviously rigged league which values play acting injuries and throwing money at officials over actual play and it's not going to change as long as Sepp Blatter is in charge because the La Liga heads have him by the balls.

WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT?
 
2013-05-02 06:12:51 PM  
And the Germans will finally successfully complete Operation Sea Lion 71 years after it's originally scheduled date.
 
2013-05-02 08:11:38 PM  

Cajnik: Trocadero: Dortmund's status as a German and European power is going to be short lived.


disagree


Even though it was a memorable Champion's League in it's own right, the one thing I'll always remember from that year was the absolute anguish in one of the ESPN commentator's (Tommy Smyth, maybe?) voice during the second leg of the Manchester United/Dortmund Semifinal when it became clear United could do everything but actually put the ball in the net that game.  I literally thought he would be on suicide watch when he was saying things like, "you get the feeling they could play all day and still not score".

/Dortmund's victory aside, I would have loved to see a United/Juventus final that year...or semi, for that matter
//just seemed like it could have been a fun matchup with the players both squads had and the style they played
 
2013-05-03 05:26:50 AM  
Funny how Dortmund barely squeaked by Málaga... And then crushed Real Madrid. Good times, good times.
 
2013-05-03 10:30:25 AM  

Trocadero: Pentaxian: FireZs: I'm a Barca fan. I will still be a Barca fan. I don't know or care how many Barca fans were just bandwagoning, but I'm not one of them.

What gets me is this: what makes the idea of German football dominance so appealing?

Because the teams tend to be more fan friendly with reasonable ticket prices (Bayern season ticket prices range from $210 to $1100) and the Bundesliga has initiated financial sanity checks for the teams to prevent out of control spending?

Except Bayern is now raiding Dortmund. And Bayern is like ManU, they make a lot of cash, so they're all for Financial Fair Play, which ensures the rich teams stay rich, and the dregs can't hitch up to a sugar daddy and become a rich team in the future (Chelsea). Dortmund's status as a German and European power is going to be short lived. They don't have the resources, and they're not allowed to spend the resources, to weather a few bad years. Hell, look at Arsenal. They literally couldn't lose ten years ago, and now they have no hope of a title for the foreseeable future.


Not sure I agree. They might drop off the radar, but to say that their team is just Mario Goetze and Lewandowski (Goetze leaving for sure and Lewandwoski probably leaving this year, if not next year for free) isn't quite true. So long as Jurgen Klopp is in charge, they should be fine. The man is a wizard on the transfer market and one of the better coaches at developing youth players right now.

Plus they still have Marco Reus, who is easily the kind of player you can build a team around. Reus is a local kid, so he might be more inclined to stick around than Goetze and Lewandowski.

/Bayern fan
//Dislikes BVB, but has some respect for them.
///#KoanLewandowksi
 
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