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(Oregon Sports News)   The World Cup starts in a few days, and while a few insane soccer nuts could tell you the save percentage of the second string goalkeeper for Croatia, the rest of us could use a pocket guide. Fark has you covered   (oregonsportsnews.com) divider line 118
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2014-06-09 10:52:29 AM  
Trick question, subby--Squawka only has stats for his club appearances.

/oh god, I'm one of those people
 
2014-06-09 11:11:49 AM  
No mention of Kyle Beckerman's 65-yard wonderstrike to win the whole thing?
 
2014-06-09 01:05:46 PM  
Michael Bradley: A fantastic American playmaker. Hallelujah!


Seriously?

He's a nice player, but fantastic?
 
2014-06-09 01:11:32 PM  
USA has a better chance of a game getting snowed out than making it out of that group.
 
2014-06-09 01:25:29 PM  
Anyone wanting to play in the Fark Fitba WC prediction league should check out midpoint's profile for the details.
 
2014-06-09 01:32:54 PM  

JerseyTim: No mention of Kyle Beckerman's 65-yard wonderstrike to win the whole thing?


LOL


/  i get that one
 
2014-06-09 01:34:09 PM  

RoyHobbs22: USA has a better chance of a game getting snowed out than making it out of that group.



If you're going to get tested, it might as well be trial by fire.

I have faith, I think the US advances, despite the fact that ESPN has their chances of advancing at 34.3%.

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/2014-world-cup-group-s ta ge-odds


Everyone be sure to wish Australia luck, as they have a meager 3.7% chance to advance.
 
2014-06-09 01:36:00 PM  

mainstreet62: RoyHobbs22: USA has a better chance of a game getting snowed out than making it out of that group.


If you're going to get tested, it might as well be trial by fire.

I have faith, I think the US advances, despite the fact that ESPN has their chances of advancing at 34.3%.

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/2014-world-cup-group-s ta ge-odds


Everyone be sure to wish Australia luck, as they have a meager 3.7% chance to advance.


34.3 % is more that I gave them when the draw came out. Still think its around 5-10%
 
2014-06-09 01:36:25 PM  
I was gonna go.  My parents live just a few blocks from Ipanema beach, so I have free board.  But the airlines jacked the price waaaaaaay up.  Non-stop round trip between NYC and Rio was over 3,000 dollars when I checked.  Not worth it.
 
2014-06-09 01:40:01 PM  

dietbubba: Anyone wanting to play in the Fark Fitba WC prediction league should check out midpoint's profile for the details.


While I would love to join, that website is asking for too much information to register.

I'll reconsider if moved to another site that requires less info.
 
2014-06-09 01:40:33 PM  

eagles95: mainstreet62: RoyHobbs22: USA has a better chance of a game getting snowed out than making it out of that group.


If you're going to get tested, it might as well be trial by fire.

I have faith, I think the US advances, despite the fact that ESPN has their chances of advancing at 34.3%.

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/2014-world-cup-group-s ta ge-odds


Everyone be sure to wish Australia luck, as they have a meager 3.7% chance to advance.

34.3 % is more that I gave them when the draw came out. Still think its around 5-10%


Yeah, 34.3 comes across as rose colored. I can't imagine it being that high.
 
2014-06-09 01:40:59 PM  
So what you're saying is Australia is like the Oakland Raiders.
 
2014-06-09 01:46:09 PM  

MugzyBrown: He's a nice player, but fantastic?


Eh, he's a coach's kid, and it shows. He's almost always in the textbook Position A.

This is good, until the opponent has also read the textbook. Germany has read the textbook.
 
2014-06-09 01:46:27 PM  

Super Chronic: So what you're saying is Australia is like the Oakland Raiders.


One has the Outback, the other had a QB who eats at Outback frequently, so.....yes?
 
2014-06-09 01:48:06 PM  
came here for world cup boobs

GIS for World cup boobs may look like, not what I thought either.
assets.nydailynews.com

But im not complaining
 
2014-06-09 01:50:31 PM  
I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.
 
2014-06-09 01:53:16 PM  
The guys you see rolling on the ground screaming after an opposing player touched their shirt are called "Italians" or "Portuguese ".
 
2014-06-09 01:55:55 PM  

Gonz: MugzyBrown: He's a nice player, but fantastic?

Eh, he's a coach's kid, and it shows. He's almost always in the textbook Position A.

This is good, until the opponent has also read the textbook. Germany has read the textbook.


Well, that's just not right.  If his last two assists (the Altidore 2nd goal, and the Fabian Johnson goal) are "textbook" I'd love to know what textbook you're using.  The guy is not going to dribble his way through 3 defenders Denilson-style, but it's unfair to him to say he's "textbook."  In the Nigeria game, Bradley made the most dynamic plays for the team on the defensive side of the field by creating open field TOs in the middle of the field that led to breaks.
 
2014-06-09 02:01:32 PM  

Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.


If Ronaldo doesn't play or is limited, Portugal is beatable.
 
2014-06-09 02:18:53 PM  

Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.


I posted the odds on the US point totals recently; bizarrely, I think we had better odds to get 7 points than we did 5.  or something.  somehow, WWD was a better bet than WDD.  and, the opponents I don't think were even known.  it was just a striaght, "0 points, 75:1, 1 point, 25:1, 2 points, 40:1, 3 points, 14:1", etc.

/was also the thread where i wondered, "hurf hurf hurf, how come there are no odds for EIGHT GROUP POINTS?"
//think about it
 
2014-06-09 02:19:05 PM  

Doogled: Gonz: MugzyBrown: He's a nice player, but fantastic?

Eh, he's a coach's kid, and it shows. He's almost always in the textbook Position A.

This is good, until the opponent has also read the textbook. Germany has read the textbook.

Well, that's just not right.  If his last two assists (the Altidore 2nd goal, and the Fabian Johnson goal) are "textbook" I'd love to know what textbook you're using.  The guy is not going to dribble his way through 3 defenders Denilson-style, but it's unfair to him to say he's "textbook."  In the Nigeria game, Bradley made the most dynamic plays for the team on the defensive side of the field by creating open field TOs in the middle of the field that led to breaks.


If it weren't for tired legs in the last 10-15 minutes, I'd say Bradley had a near perfect game against Nigeria. Did everything they need him to do and maybe a smidge more.
 
2014-06-09 02:21:40 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The guys you see rolling on the ground screaming after an opposing player touched their shirt are called "Italians" or "Portuguese or "Mexican"".


I

always say -- but only get to say it every 4 years -- amazing how cultures so associated with machismo are the biggest farking pussies on the pitch.

italy is probably the worst, but mexico is pretty terrible as well.
 
2014-06-09 02:21:41 PM  
If Ghana can sneak up and grab a W from either POR or GER, it might make things awfully messy.
 
2014-06-09 02:21:52 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.

If Ronaldo doesn't play or is limited, Portugal is beatable.


Cristiano's definitely playing, he's already training with Portugal. As for limited, we shall see. It's not like Ronaldo is all Portugal has, although he is a big piece.
 
2014-06-09 02:21:57 PM  

dietbubba: Anyone wanting to play in the Fark Fitba WC prediction league should check out midpoint's profile for the details.


I can't seem to find the mini-league.
 
2014-06-09 02:28:59 PM  

mentallo69: came here for world cup boobs

GIS for World cup boobs may look like, not what I thought either.
[assets.nydailynews.com image 850x637]

But im not complaining


It looks like she's smuggling a couple of Brazucas.
 
2014-06-09 02:31:35 PM  
I hope the U.S. gets zero points in three games.

Arrogant assholes who know nothing of footy but are sure that 'murica can win should be punished with supreme dissapointment.
 
2014-06-09 02:31:40 PM  

rickythepenguin: /was also the thread where i wondered, "hurf hurf hurf, how come there are no odds for EIGHT GROUP POINTS?"
//think about it


Impossible to get 8 points. Two best outcomes are:

Three wins: 9 points
Two wins and 1 draw: 7 points

What do I win? :-P

/did not lookup your referenced thread.
 
2014-06-09 02:32:18 PM  

inclemency: I hope the U.S. gets zero points in three games.

Arrogant assholes who know nothing of footy but are sure that 'murica can win should be punished with supreme dissapointment.


Wow, you are a dick. Is your name Scott, and are you from Canada?
 
2014-06-09 02:33:03 PM  

mainstreet62: rickythepenguin: /was also the thread where i wondered, "hurf hurf hurf, how come there are no odds for EIGHT GROUP POINTS?"
//think about it

Impossible to get 8 points. Two best outcomes are:

Three wins: 9 points
Two wins and 1 draw: 7 points

What do I win? :-P

/did not lookup your referenced thread.


You forgot the bonus point for conceding 0 goals in the group stage.
 
2014-06-09 02:33:43 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.

If Ronaldo doesn't play or is limited, Portugal is beatable.


Exactly, Portugal is almost as bad as England when it comes to overestimating a team's quality.

That said, if Ronaldo is at his best there's not a defender on the US team who can run with him.
 
2014-06-09 02:35:17 PM  

mainstreet62: Impossible to get 8 points. Two best outcomes are:


hahaha, exactly.  after i asked the question a few people were like, "hey neil degrasse tyson, the reason why there are no odds for 8 points is because 8 points is mathematically farking impossible, dipshiat"
 
2014-06-09 02:38:10 PM  

Lunchlady: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.

If Ronaldo doesn't play or is limited, Portugal is beatable.

Exactly, Portugal is almost as bad as England when it comes to overestimating a team's quality.

That said, if Ronaldo is at his best there's not a defender on the US team who can run with him.


Eh, getting eliminated by the eventual champions 1-0 in the knockout stage in the last 2 World Cups is just a tad better than England's record for those. Hell, it was only because of Carvalho's stupidity costing them a penalty that caused them to lose to France in '06.
 
2014-06-09 02:41:43 PM  
Oh, is this the thread where sanctimonious Ingurland supporters complain about the dirty, cheating foreigners ruining the sport with their diving and play acting while turning a blind eye to the antics of Rooney, Gerrard, Ashley Young, et al?
 
2014-06-09 02:42:55 PM  

Lunchlady: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.

If Ronaldo doesn't play or is limited, Portugal is beatable.

Exactly, Portugal is almost as bad as England when it comes to overestimating a team's quality.

That said, if Ronaldo is at his best there's not a defender on the US team who can run with him.


Is there anyone as bad as England as overestimating their team's quality?
 
2014-06-09 02:45:01 PM  

kidgenius: Lunchlady: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.

If Ronaldo doesn't play or is limited, Portugal is beatable.

Exactly, Portugal is almost as bad as England when it comes to overestimating a team's quality.

That said, if Ronaldo is at his best there's not a defender on the US team who can run with him.

Is there anyone as bad as England as overestimating their team's quality?


Mexico.
 
2014-06-09 02:45:16 PM  

inclemency: I hope the U.S. gets zero points in three games.

Arrogant assholes who know nothing of footy but are sure that 'murica can win should be punished with supreme dissapointment.


I'm sorry but I can't hear over how great America is. The USA will get five points and escape the group stage. A win over Ghana. A draw with Portugal. Germany having already wrapped advancing will play for the draw
 
2014-06-09 02:45:55 PM  

kidgenius: Is there anyone as bad as England as overestimating their team's quality?


Having visited Greece during World Cup years (I have family there), I can assure you that they think they're the kings of the universe when the World Cup starts.

I'll never forget 1994, when Greece scored 0 goals, and was scored upon 10 times. That devolved quickly into Greeks trying to outcurse everyone else. It was not pretty.
 
2014-06-09 02:49:01 PM  

mainstreet62: kidgenius: Is there anyone as bad as England as overestimating their team's quality?

Having visited Greece during World Cup years (I have family there), I can assure you that they think they're the kings of the universe when the World Cup starts.

I'll never forget 1994, when Greece scored 0 goals, and was scored upon 10 times. That devolved quickly into Greeks trying to outcurse everyone else. It was not pretty.


At least Greece have won a major international tournament in my lifetime.
 
2014-06-09 02:49:37 PM  
A buddy of mine just bought an Apollo Creed USA flag robe to wear to the bar for the World Cup

I'm pissed because I didn't think of it first.
 
2014-06-09 02:50:10 PM  

digistil: Yeah, 34.3 comes across as rose colored. I can't imagine it being that high.


My guess is that they're expecting US to beat Ghana (certainly possible, but Ghana has bitten us twice now when we weren't prepared for them), Germany and Portugal to slug it out, and one of them having a loss to the other. If they draw each other, or Ghana has a surprise win over either of the other teams, there's a very remote chance USA could get out of the group. I'm quite pessimistic, I think the odds for the US to get out of group is around 15% - 20%. That's the great thing about the World Cup, though, so much great talent that upsets aren't that incredibly shocking.
 
2014-06-09 02:50:13 PM  

SigmaAlgebra: mainstreet62: kidgenius: Is there anyone as bad as England as overestimating their team's quality?

Having visited Greece during World Cup years (I have family there), I can assure you that they think they're the kings of the universe when the World Cup starts.

I'll never forget 1994, when Greece scored 0 goals, and was scored upon 10 times. That devolved quickly into Greeks trying to outcurse everyone else. It was not pretty.

At least Greece have won a major international tournament in my lifetime.


They did, indeed. That was a party that lasted all summer.
 
2014-06-09 02:50:21 PM  

kidgenius: Lunchlady: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: I can see the US beating Ghana and maybe pulling a draw in one of the other 2 games, but I think 4 points is the best they'll do. It'd take a perfect match from the entire team to pull out a win in the POR or GER games. I just don't think the back 4 can stand up to the Portuguese and German attacks.

If Ronaldo doesn't play or is limited, Portugal is beatable.

Exactly, Portugal is almost as bad as England when it comes to overestimating a team's quality.

That said, if Ronaldo is at his best there's not a defender on the US team who can run with him.

Is there anyone as bad as England as overestimating their team's quality?



Book It, Done

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-09 02:51:14 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: A buddy of mine just bought an Apollo Creed USA flag robe to wear to the bar for the World Cup

I'm pissed because I didn't think of it first.


What a great idea!

Off to e-Bay!
 
2014-06-09 02:53:37 PM  

Rev.K: dietbubba: Anyone wanting to play in the Fark Fitba WC prediction league should check out midpoint's profile for the details.

I can't seem to find the mini-league.


Weird, I just signed up early this morning.  I go to https://predictor.talksport.com  and then used the mini-league code that is in midpoint's profile
 
2014-06-09 02:53:53 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
picdash.com

I'm not sure they could tell you anything at all actually.
 
2014-06-09 02:54:34 PM  

Prevailing Wind: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 305x340]
[picdash.com image 266x400]

I'm not sure they could tell you anything at all actually.


Needs more Nigel De Jong
 
2014-06-09 02:54:34 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: inclemency: I hope the U.S. gets zero points in three games.

Arrogant assholes who know nothing of footy but are sure that 'murica can win should be punished with supreme dissapointment.

I'm sorry but I can't hear over how great America is. The USA will get five points and escape the group stage. A win over Ghana. A draw with Portugal. Germany having already wrapped advancing will play for the draw


I love your optimism. If we get 4 points, this was an awesome world cup
 
2014-06-09 02:55:47 PM  

dietbubba: Prevailing Wind: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 305x340]
[picdash.com image 266x400]

I'm not sure they could tell you anything at all actually.

Needs more Nigel De Jong


Oh dear. Xabi Alonso is meeting him again. I hope Del Bosque brings him on wearing a chestplate.
 
2014-06-09 02:56:11 PM  
I would celebrate a 0-0 draw vs. Germany like I would a 2-0 win over Ghana.
 
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