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(Guardian)   News: Championship final pits team whose entire starting roster salary is less than the average player salary of their opposition. Fark: Poor team dominates and wins   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 21
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2013-05-12 07:54:40 AM  
Old divegrass news is old.
 
2013-05-12 10:55:36 AM  
Whats a wigwam?
 
2013-05-12 10:55:50 AM  

PowerSlacker: Old divegrass news is old.



This is the perfect American sporting story. Plucky underdogs who have got to where they are by hard work and determination with family values against a team of money obsessed mercenaries collected together by a cheque book with all the morals of a third world dictator.


Oh right you want 'roided up meatheads in tight uniforms with ten seconds of action followed by a commercial break.
 
2013-05-12 10:56:51 AM  

PowerSlacker: Old divegrass news is old.


Information age and all that but this happened yesterday.

Also, Wigan didn't exactly dominate. But they did win.
 
2013-05-12 11:18:47 AM  
a mooslim owns man city.  just sayin
 
2013-05-12 11:26:58 AM  

PowerSlacker: Old divegrass news is old.


cbssports.com
 
2013-05-12 11:31:36 AM  

Norfolking Chance: PowerSlacker: Old divegrass news is old.


This is the perfect American sporting story. Plucky underdogs who have got to where they are by hard work and determination with family values against a team of money obsessed mercenaries collected together by a cheque book with all the morals of a third world dictator.


Oh right you want 'roided up meatheads in tight uniforms with ten seconds of action followed by a commercial break.


Fark doesn't have this debate enough anymore.  It always cracks me up, it needs to happen more.
 
2013-05-12 12:15:19 PM  
What would get them more cash? FA Cup or staying in the EPL? At least they get a Europa league spot, right? How much is that worth?
 
2013-05-12 01:05:21 PM  

Trocadero: What would get them more cash? FA Cup or staying in the EPL? At least they get a Europa league spot, right? How much is that worth?


I think being in the premiership would be most lucrative. Although there's some kind of crazy £60m relegation parachute. TV rights and prize money for the Europa league probably wouldn't come close to the kind of money the EPL provides.
 
2013-05-12 01:11:01 PM  
What a tortuously worded headline.

It was the cup anyway, not the Championship.
 
2013-05-12 01:25:28 PM  
Didn't watch the game (was busy) but is "playing defensively and squeaking out a corner-header goal in the 91st minute" really a "domination"?

Great job by Wigan, though, that's pretty much the only way for underdog teams like that to win games like that, other than dragging it out until PK's (which are a travesty in championship games).
 
2013-05-12 01:35:47 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Oh right you want 'roided up meatheads in tight uniforms with ten seconds of action followed by a commercial break.


loll

"roided up meatheads"

say that 2 raw louis's face in a dark ally

see what happen's

why u scared now LOLL
 
2013-05-12 01:37:12 PM  

Norfolking Chance: PowerSlacker: Old divegrass news is old.


This is the perfect American sporting story. Plucky underdogs who have got to where they are by hard work and determination with family values against a team of money obsessed mercenaries collected together by a cheque book with all the morals of a third world dictator.


Oh right you want 'roided up meatheads in tight uniforms with ten seconds of action followed by a commercial break.


www.supermanofsteel.com

We don't use chequebooks.  We use checkbooks.
 
2013-05-12 01:37:32 PM  

JayCab: Didn't watch the game (was busy) but is "playing defensively and squeaking out a corner-header goal in the 91st minute" really a "domination"?

still have an opinion on how Wigan played that bears no connection to reality

FTFY

JayCab: Great job by Wigan, though, that's pretty much the only way for underdog teams like that to win games like that, other than dragging it out until PK's (which are a travesty in championship games)


...except that Wigan didn't play like that at all. Also, it was a Cup final not a "championship game".

But other than, thank you for your valuable insights.
 
2013-05-12 02:06:06 PM  

czetie: JayCab: Great job by Wigan, though, that's pretty much the only way for underdog teams like that to win games like that, other than dragging it out until PK's (which are a travesty in championship games)

 

...except that Wigan didn't play like that at all. Also, it was a Cup final not a "championship game".

But other than, thank you for your valuable insights.


Okay, I was wrong on the rest of it, but a "cup final" is the same bloody thing as a "championship game" in every way that matters: the winner of the cup is the champion of the single-elimination tournament that led up to the cup final.

Other than that, thank you for correcting me on my assumptions about how the cup final played out.
 
2013-05-12 04:44:11 PM  

JayCab: Okay, I was wrong on the rest of it, but a "cup final" is the same bloody thing as a "championship game" in every way that matters: the winner of the cup is the champion of the single-elimination tournament that led up to the cup final.


Except that there are about fifty f*cking cups awarded in divegrass.
 
2013-05-12 06:20:10 PM  

puffy999: JayCab: Okay, I was wrong on the rest of it, but a "cup final" is the same bloody thing as a "championship game" in every way that matters: the winner of the cup is the champion of the single-elimination tournament that led up to the cup final.

Except that there are about fifty f*cking cups awarded in divegrass.


It's cool, I mix up fifty with four all the time.

/Four's pretty much the max that any team can compete for, and that's usually for really good teams only.
 
2013-05-12 08:23:22 PM  

Norfolking Chance: PowerSlacker: Old divegrass news is old.


This is the perfect American sporting story. Plucky underdogs who have got to where they are by hard work and determination with family values against a team of money obsessed mercenaries collected together by a cheque book with all the morals of a third world dictator.


Oh right you want 'roided up meatheads in tight uniforms with ten seconds of action followed by a commercial break.


needs more "hurr armoured wankball"
 
2013-05-13 02:08:32 AM  
veale728:needs more "hurr armoured wankball"

Outside of perhaps playing for school, no one plays organized football without it being their job. This is because it is not a good sport. With the exception of a few scattered adult tackle football leagues across the country, there is just no interest. Whereas there are soccer leagues playing by the same rules as professionals all over the world including the US.
This is not because most people are afraid of the game, it is because it simply is no fun. Ice Hockey also has violent hits as well as other hazards yet is often played recreationally around most of the world.
American Football is a "sport" only for its fans, to root for a favorite or home team. There is hardly anything less athletic than that. "Flag Football" is an entirely different and much better game. Although similar, it has its own strategy and allows each player to become more involved in the play; same with Ultimate frisbee, but these games cannot compare to the popularity or following of the major sports, including football and soccer.
/oh yeah, almost forgot to derp it up: 'handegg'.
 
2013-05-13 11:15:32 AM  

Ablejack: veale728:needs more "hurr armoured wankball"

Outside of perhaps playing for school, no one plays organized football without it being their job. This is because it is not a good sport. With the exception of a few scattered adult tackle football leagues across the country, there is just no interest. Whereas there are soccer leagues playing by the same rules as professionals all over the world including the US.
This is not because most people are afraid of the game, it is because it simply is no fun. Ice Hockey also has violent hits as well as other hazards yet is often played recreationally around most of the world.
American Football is a "sport" only for its fans, to root for a favorite or home team. There is hardly anything less athletic than that. "Flag Football" is an entirely different and much better game. Although similar, it has its own strategy and allows each player to become more involved in the play; same with Ultimate frisbee, but these games cannot compare to the popularity or following of the major sports, including football and soccer.
/oh yeah, almost forgot to derp it up: 'handegg'.


Came here for this, leaving happily.
 
2013-05-13 01:24:39 PM  

FormlessOne: Ablejack: veale728:needs more "hurr armoured wankball"

Outside of perhaps playing for school, no one plays organized football without it being their job. This is because it is not a good sport. With the exception of a few scattered adult tackle football leagues across the country, there is just no interest. Whereas there are soccer leagues playing by the same rules as professionals all over the world including the US.
This is not because most people are afraid of the game, it is because it simply is no fun. Ice Hockey also has violent hits as well as other hazards yet is often played recreationally around most of the world.
American Football is a "sport" only for its fans, to root for a favorite or home team. There is hardly anything less athletic than that. "Flag Football" is an entirely different and much better game. Although similar, it has its own strategy and allows each player to become more involved in the play; same with Ultimate frisbee, but these games cannot compare to the popularity or following of the major sports, including football and soccer.
/oh yeah, almost forgot to derp it up: 'handegg'.

Came here for this, leaving happily.


Although it's worth noting that as it's currently played, American football has a pretty steep equipment cost - soccer and even hockey require a lot less of a budget.
 
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