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(Yahoo)   To celebrate the start of the World Cup, here are all 32 national teams matched with their NFL doppelgänger. Can you guess England's?   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 41
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2014-06-11 01:23:16 PM  
Love it.
 
2014-06-11 01:53:42 PM  
I would love to see these teams suit up for a real football game against their matches.  Then again, it would most likely be a long game as all the soccer players get carted off in stretchers....
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-06-11 02:21:08 PM  
Seems fitting that the Bengals are matched with the penal colony.
 
2014-06-11 03:11:50 PM  
I thought Suarez was ready to play for Uruguay?

Better change my bracket.
 
2014-06-11 03:45:20 PM  
I'm guessing Kansas City.  Won the big one a long time ago, made the playoffs a lot but never got back.
 
2014-06-11 03:46:49 PM  
This was surprisingly well done.
 
2014-06-11 03:52:08 PM  
Delhomme (tm) Rating:
Keylor Navas (CRC) - 16.7 (GOL)
 
2014-06-11 04:01:25 PM  

homarjr: This was surprisingly well done.


It was indeed. Pleasant surprise.
 
2014-06-11 04:02:26 PM  

jbc: Seems fitting that the Bengals are matched with the penal colony.


You win at life.

//Good article too.
 
2014-06-11 04:03:09 PM  
It's kind of sad there isn't a comparable team to the Browns in World Cup Soccer.  You'd think with so many more options there'd be an outlier or two that suck just as bad.
 
2014-06-11 04:04:55 PM  
MEXICO - Vikings When it comes down to it, Mexico's soccer team is best known for its playoff failure. They've made the round of 16 the past five World Cups but haven't advanced past that. It's not quite the heartbreaking pain the Vikings have put their fans through, but close.

Sounds right.
 
2014-06-11 04:15:06 PM  
Was kind of hoping that England would be matched up with the Patriots just for jolly old good times.
 
2014-06-11 04:17:21 PM  
GOD DAMN YOU NETHERLANDERS I LOVE YOU I HATE YOU PLEASE WIN JUST ONE JUST ONE JUST ONE JUST ONE JUST ONE JUST ONE BEFORE I DIE DEAR LORD
 
2014-06-11 04:22:17 PM  
I liked this part:

We'll call the NFC West the "Division of Death," see if it catches on.
 
2014-06-11 04:26:55 PM  
FTFA: "Not sure how 'Jake Delhomme' sounds in Spanish, however."

Kinda like "Yake Delhomme".

//DelCasa?
 
2014-06-11 04:27:00 PM  
I'll assume it's the Cowboys.

*reads article*

Well, that was obvious.
 
2014-06-11 04:32:15 PM  
Belgium is actually a dark horse this time. They are pretty talented with Courtois, Vertonghen, Kompany, Vermaelen, Fellaini, Dembele, Hazard, Mirallas, Lukaku, et al. So basically, they have nothing in common with the Dolphins.
 
2014-06-11 04:34:08 PM  
Denver Broncos - Argentina

Argentina is known for having the best player in the world, Lionel Messi, who despite his greatness has never led Argentina to a title. He still lives in the shadow of former great Diego Maradona, who brought home a championship.

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The good news: Probably unlikely that Argentina will lose 43-8 in the final. Or that Messi will start screaming out "Omaha!" before corner kicks like he's Peyton Manning.

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2014-06-11 04:38:33 PM  
Also, comparing Messi to Manning is lame. Manning has a shot at a SB every year. Messi has only had two chances to win the World Cup. The first time he barely featured as he was still a teenager, and the second time he had an overweight coke fiend for a manager.
 
2014-06-11 04:40:38 PM  
San Diego Chargers - Ecuador
There aren't a lot of memorable moments in Ecuador World Cup history. Just a couple of qualifications and one trip to the round of 16. Heck, there's not even a Kellen Winslow game to remember fondly.


=(
 
2014-06-11 04:46:31 PM  
Pick-up Trucks
Jennifer Lawrence.
 
2014-06-11 04:52:04 PM  
There's a Jimmy Hoffa joke in the Giants/Italy comparison.  I'm sure of it.  I'm just too tired to think of it right now.
 
2014-06-11 04:54:09 PM  

PowerSlacker: I liked this part:

We'll call the NFC West the "Division of Death," see if it catches on.


I'm all for it. The only difference is that it's actually possible for three teams to advance to the knock-out round from the Division of Death. Or  la división de la muerte if you're feeling international.
 
2014-06-11 05:39:46 PM  
That was awesome. I approve of the sports tab being so futbol friendly today. It's going to be a good month, even better if we thump Ghana on Monday.
 
2014-06-11 05:51:31 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Pick-up Trucks
Jennifer Lawrence.


Who's that hot chick from Game of Thrones?

Khaleesi?
 
2014-06-11 06:01:18 PM  
Indianapolis Colts - Japan
Japan has made the round of 16 in two of their last three World Cups, and is hoping for a big breakthrough. And Tokyo and Indianapolis are virtually the same, I'm pretty sure.


That's actually funny.
 
2014-06-11 06:09:37 PM  

ManateeGag: There's a Jimmy Hoffa joke in the Giants/Italy comparison.  I'm sure of it.  I'm just too tired to think of it right now.


I got you.

Italians aim to bury their competition on the field, as evidenced by their 2006 World Cup victory and Jimmy Hoffa at Giants stadium.
 
rka
2014-06-11 06:11:34 PM  
Hey, when do we get the story about which Game of Thrones House each team is? Those are always so spot on.
 
2014-06-11 07:13:09 PM  

Summoner101: It's kind of sad there isn't a comparable team to the Browns in World Cup Soccer.  You'd think with so many more options there'd be an outlier or two that suck just as bad.


TFA says Honduras. I didn't know that the Hondurans' former team moved to Baltimore.
 
2014-06-11 07:34:16 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: MEXICO - Vikings When it comes down to it, Mexico's soccer team is best known for its playoff failure. They've made the round of 16 the past five World Cups but haven't advanced past that. It's not quite the heartbreaking pain the Vikings have put their fans through, but close.

Sounds right.


Sure does. Sigh.
 
2014-06-11 08:34:58 PM  
Pretty well done list. Of course the obligatory and lazy Santa Claus Philly reference had to make it, but other than that it was well done.
 
2014-06-11 10:17:12 PM  
Some of those are kind of stupid. New Orleans won the whole damn thing recently, as did Carolina, and they're both paired up with also-rans
 
2014-06-11 10:50:35 PM  
Ooh, I guessed right, though the Cowboys have been much more successful than England's football team.

It will be interesting to see how underwhelming England are this time around. However, it will be hard to surpass last time.
 
2014-06-12 12:38:20 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Some of those are kind of stupid. New Orleans won the whole damn thing recently, as did Carolina, and they're both paired up with also-rans


Let me guess, you left Super Bowl XXXVIII early? I have some bad news for you.
 
2014-06-12 12:40:56 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Ooh, I guessed right, though the Cowboys have been much more successful than England's football team.

It will be interesting to see how underwhelming England are this time around. However, it will be hard to surpass last time.


England are the New York Jets, winning a fluke championship a long time ago and doing nothing since but are still always overrated by the media anytime they are in semi-contention.
 
2014-06-12 01:03:58 AM  
Some of those are stretches, but I can't complain about any of it. Good work.
 
2014-06-12 06:56:13 AM  

Captain Steroid: Denver Broncos - Argentina

Argentina is known for having the best player in the world, Lionel Messi, who despite his greatness has never led Argentina to a title. He still lives in the shadow of former great Diego Maradona, who brought home a championship.



The good news: Probably unlikely that Argentina will lose 43-8 in the final. Or that Messi will start screaming out "Omaha!" before corner kicks like he's Peyton Manning.


Yeah bronie thread.
 
2014-06-12 08:54:13 AM  

carnifex2005: HaywoodJablonski: Some of those are kind of stupid. New Orleans won the whole damn thing recently, as did Carolina, and they're both paired up with also-rans

Let me guess, you left Super Bowl XXXVIII early? I have some bad news for you.


Wow. And I even live in Houston where that SB was played. Huge fail
 
2014-06-12 08:54:51 AM  

carnifex2005: No Catchy Nickname: Ooh, I guessed right, though the Cowboys have been much more successful than England's football team.

It will be interesting to see how underwhelming England are this time around. However, it will be hard to surpass last time.

England are the New York Jets, winning a fluke championship a long time ago and doing nothing since but are still always overrated by the media anytime they are in semi-contention.


That's a great analogy.
 
2014-06-12 08:59:27 AM  
The USMNT/Rams one is pretty good, even when you extend the timeline back to their days in Los Angeles
 
2014-06-12 10:53:14 AM  
this  was one of the better mashups I have seen
Kinda makes me want to root for Uruguay now... since the Rams have no chance.
 
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