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(FIFA)   Pomp and ceremony. Conspiracy theories. Over-complicated processes. The inevitable group of death. It can only be the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup   (fifa.com) divider line 432
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2013-12-06 11:20:01 AM  
Who is the lady in gold?
 
2013-12-06 11:25:27 AM  
Please no Brazil or Spain!
 
2013-12-06 11:26:48 AM  
I am so pissed that my work computer does not have Flash.
 
2013-12-06 11:27:44 AM  

JerseyTim: Who is the lady in gold?


I'd score in her goal, if you know what I mean
 
2013-12-06 11:28:12 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Please no Brazil or Spain!


Please no Ghana!
 
2013-12-06 11:29:21 AM  
How many groups of death will there be this time?

I say 4.

Naturally, the US will get the deadliest group.

Fark it. Bring it on!
 
2013-12-06 11:29:32 AM  
For those of you keeping score at home (and I know you are), the draw is on ESPN2.
 
2013-12-06 11:29:38 AM  
Good job school. Instead of watching it on reasonably reliable ESPN.com with up-to-date Flash, I am using some sketchy streaming site.
 
2013-12-06 11:29:41 AM  

JerseyTim: Who is the lady in gold?


I doubt that's a lady
 
2013-12-06 11:29:59 AM  

JerseyTim: Stimied in a Rut: Please no Brazil or Spain!

Please no Ghana!


THIS

stuck at work with no video so i turn to the power of Fark
 
2013-12-06 11:30:25 AM  

mainstreet62: How many groups of death will there be this time?

I say 4.

Naturally, the US will get the deadliest group.

Fark it. Bring it on!


We basically are the team to create a Group of Death from our pot. Who the fark else is close to scary in Pot 3? Australia? Costa Rica? Mexico!?
 
2013-12-06 11:30:40 AM  

KingKauff: JerseyTim: Who is the lady in gold?

I doubt that's a lady


They arent in Taiwan
 
2013-12-06 11:31:07 AM  
Coverage starting right now on ESPN2.
 
2013-12-06 11:31:21 AM  

mainstreet62: How many groups of death will there be this time?

I say 4.

Naturally, the US will get the deadliest group.

Fark it. Bring it on!


The US could get as bad as Brazil, Italy AND France in a group or as easy as Switzerland, Greece and Algeria.

We'll probably get something like Columbia, Greece and France in a group.
 
2013-12-06 11:33:10 AM  
Link to a live stream?
 
2013-12-06 11:33:21 AM  
Does anyone else want to see Michael Ballack and Alexi Lalas throw down?
 
2013-12-06 11:34:14 AM  
My prediction? USA versus Iran, opening game. Because FIFA thinks they are god.
 
2013-12-06 11:34:28 AM  

Kuta: Link to a live stream?


FIFA.com, and probably every other place on the planet that's not busy covering Mandela's death.
 
2013-12-06 11:34:31 AM  

JerseyTim: Stimied in a Rut: Please no Brazil or Spain!

Please no Ghana!


Fark that. Revenge would be awesome!
 
2013-12-06 11:34:57 AM  

varmitydog: My prediction? USA versus Iran, opening game. Because FIFA thinks they are god.


OH PLEASE!!!!
 
2013-12-06 11:35:43 AM  
Finally, I'm super excited for this and I'm not even a huge soccer fan.
 
2013-12-06 11:35:58 AM  

mainstreet62: JerseyTim: Stimied in a Rut: Please no Brazil or Spain!

Please no Ghana!

Fark that. Revenge would be awesome!


Ghana wants a piece or Uruguay first.  Frankly, I wouldn't mind letting those two try to kill each other before the US gets either Ghana or Uruguay.
 
2013-12-06 11:36:36 AM  

Rwa2play: mainstreet62: JerseyTim: Stimied in a Rut: Please no Brazil or Spain!

Please no Ghana!

Fark that. Revenge would be awesome!

Ghana wants a piece or Uruguay first.  Frankly, I wouldn't mind letting those two try to kill each other before the US gets either Ghana or Uruguay.


I'm OK with that.
 
2013-12-06 11:36:59 AM  

Rwa2play: mainstreet62: JerseyTim: Stimied in a Rut: Please no Brazil or Spain!

Please no Ghana!

Fark that. Revenge would be awesome!

Ghana wants a piece or Uruguay first.  Frankly, I wouldn't mind letting those two try to kill each other before the US gets either Ghana or Uruguay.


Good point, Suarez will red card or double yellow his way out of at least 1 first round game
 
2013-12-06 11:37:27 AM  
Australian (?) commentator just called Marta the best female footballer in history. He can kiss my ass.

JerseyTim: Does anyone else want to see Michael Ballack and Alexi Lalas throw down?


I want to see Alexei Lalas punched in the face.
 
2013-12-06 11:38:03 AM  
Why are all these people speaking Spanish with comical Russian accents?

(oh boy dancing armadillo)
 
2013-12-06 11:38:25 AM  

eagles95: Rwa2play: mainstreet62: JerseyTim: Stimied in a Rut: Please no Brazil or Spain!

Please no Ghana!

Fark that. Revenge would be awesome!

Ghana wants a piece or Uruguay first.  Frankly, I wouldn't mind letting those two try to kill each other before the US gets either Ghana or Uruguay.

Good point, Suarez will red card or double yellow his way out of at least 1 first round game


Or score a hat trick against someone.  Those are his extremes.
 
2013-12-06 11:39:03 AM  
What we want to avoid is the second position in group A. You have to play Brazil and travel like crazy.
 
2013-12-06 11:39:06 AM  
more dancing ..... hooray
 
2013-12-06 11:39:32 AM  
lemairestrap.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-06 11:39:46 AM  

RminusQ: Australian (?) commentator just called Marta the best female footballer in history. He can kiss my ass.


Can we get Abby Wambach to kick his ass?
 
2013-12-06 11:40:05 AM  
THIS IS SO DUMB
 
2013-12-06 11:40:13 AM  
Stuck "watching" via bbc postings on my phone at lunch. Wheee!
/update faster 3g
 
2013-12-06 11:40:45 AM  

JerseyTim: What we want to avoid is the second position in group A. You have to play Brazil and travel like crazy.


I think the plum group is group H; you're basically in the south of Brazil playing in a late winter/early spring climate.
 
2013-12-06 11:40:53 AM  
From the BBC:

A pre-draw will be held to move one of the European non-seeds to pot 2

Pot 1 will then be drawn. Brazil will be placed in Group A, with all other seeds drawn sequentially in Groups B-H

The four South American seeds are temporarily allocated to Pot X and one team is drawn - meaning their group will include the European side moved to Pot 2 in the pre-draw

The remaining teams in Pot 2 will be then drawn

This is done sequentially from Group A to H, although groups may be skipped to guarantee geographical separation - i.e. Chile and Ecuador will not be drawn into groups containing South American seeds

The teams from Pot 3 will then be drawn sequentially from Group A to H

The teams from Pot 4 will then be drawn sequentially from Group A to H

Finally, the position within groups (A2, A3, A4, B2, B3, B4 etc) will be drawn for all teams in pots two, three and four. Only then will we know where and when teams will meet.


Got that?
 
2013-12-06 11:40:58 AM  

star_topology: THIS IS SO DUMB


That's what makes it great! FIFA is simultaneously the most corrupt and the most unintentionally hilarious organization in the world.
 
2013-12-06 11:41:04 AM  
Wow, this dancing eerily syncs up exactly with what i'm listening to.
 
2013-12-06 11:41:16 AM  
Bob Ley making note of the large security presence outside the draw venue to avoid any Confederations Cup shenanigans.
 
2013-12-06 11:41:42 AM  
I was looking at the site map on espn.com. The rainforest site is going to suck badly. I cant think of playing anywhere worse besides a small desert nation in the summer. But FIFA wouldn't do that
 
2013-12-06 11:41:50 AM  
Dem asses!
 
2013-12-06 11:41:50 AM  
I have soccer stupids...so they will randomly draw a team from each pot to form the groups?
 
2013-12-06 11:42:14 AM  

eagles95: KingKauff: JerseyTim: Who is the lady in gold?

I doubt that's a lady

They arent in Taiwan


Brazil is just as bad

/or good. depending on your kinks
 
2013-12-06 11:42:34 AM  

ThunderChild: From the BBC:

A pre-draw will be held to move one of the European non-seeds to pot 2

Pot 1 will then be drawn. Brazil will be placed in Group A, with all other seeds drawn sequentially in Groups B-H

The four South American seeds are temporarily allocated to Pot X and one team is drawn - meaning their group will include the European side moved to Pot 2 in the pre-draw

The remaining teams in Pot 2 will be then drawn

This is done sequentially from Group A to H, although groups may be skipped to guarantee geographical separation - i.e. Chile and Ecuador will not be drawn into groups containing South American seeds

The teams from Pot 3 will then be drawn sequentially from Group A to H

The teams from Pot 4 will then be drawn sequentially from Group A to H

Finally, the position within groups (A2, A3, A4, B2, B3, B4 etc) will be drawn for all teams in pots two, three and four. Only then will we know where and when teams will meet.

Got that?


Thank you.

I think.
 
2013-12-06 11:42:49 AM  

Slaxl: Wow, this dancing eerily syncs up exactly with what i'm listening to.


Wait, did I say dancing? I meant... I don't know wtf this is.
 
2013-12-06 11:43:18 AM  

ThunderChild: From the BBC:

A pre-draw will be held to move one of the European non-seeds to pot 2

Pot 1 will then be drawn. Brazil will be placed in Group A, with all other seeds drawn sequentially in Groups B-H

The four South American seeds are temporarily allocated to Pot X and one team is drawn - meaning their group will include the European side moved to Pot 2 in the pre-draw

The remaining teams in Pot 2 will be then drawn

This is done sequentially from Group A to H, although groups may be skipped to guarantee geographical separation - i.e. Chile and Ecuador will not be drawn into groups containing South American seeds

The teams from Pot 3 will then be drawn sequentially from Group A to H

The teams from Pot 4 will then be drawn sequentially from Group A to H

Finally, the position within groups (A2, A3, A4, B2, B3, B4 etc) will be drawn for all teams in pots two, three and four. Only then will we know where and when teams will meet.

Got that?


Ummmmmm......what was the middle part?
 
2013-12-06 11:43:43 AM  
I just ran the simulator and got Brazil, Ghana and the Netherlands. *weeping*
 
2013-12-06 11:44:44 AM  

eagles95: I was looking at the site map on espn.com. The rainforest site is going to suck badly. I cant think of playing anywhere worse besides a small desert nation in the summer. But FIFA wouldn't do that


Manaus? Yeah, I think they got thrown in largely for geographic balance. In Brazil's soccer pyramid, you're pretty much concentrating on the Atlantic coast. Manaus typically gets smoked domestically.
 
2013-12-06 11:44:48 AM  

JerseyTim: I just ran the simulator and got Brazil, Ghana and the Netherlands. *weeping*


Hahahaha we are so boned, whatever.
 
2013-12-06 11:45:09 AM  
Could they delay any more? Geezus, get on with it already!
 
2013-12-06 11:45:33 AM  
For your GIS while you're waiting, the female host is Fernanda Lima.  You're welcome.
 
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