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(FIFA)   Will Neymar flop like Wade or score like Manu against Mexico? Will Belgium waffle in their game against Algeria? Will Slushy return to help Russia against Worst Korea? It's Day 6 of the World Cup Group Stage   (fifa.com ) divider line
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2014-06-17 08:21:55 AM  
Got my banker chip on Belgium putting in a strong performance against Algeria today. The intriguing matchup for me is Brazil/Mexico. Both teams can run in the Brazilian steam baths for a long time.
 
2014-06-17 08:40:40 AM  
Have the US fans gone back to not caring about futbol yet?

After Brazil's crap in the opener and Mexico being Mexico, I hope both teams lose, but it should hopefully be an entertaining match.

I don't think Algeria has a chance against Belgium, but I hope Belgium crushes them, this team has had a lot of hype, let's see what they can do.

Also: http://9gag.com/gag/arp7zM7 How Chileans feel about their upcoming match against the Netherlands
 
2014-06-17 08:49:19 AM  
Man it's been so long since I added someone to my "gray 1" nearly illegible favorite's list.

Anyway, schedules and standings
 
2014-06-17 08:50:48 AM  

marius2: Have the US fans gone back to not caring about futbol yet?

After Brazil's crap in the opener and Mexico being Mexico, I hope both teams lose, but it should hopefully be an entertaining match.

I don't think Algeria has a chance against Belgium, but I hope Belgium crushes them, this team has had a lot of hype, let's see what they can do.

Also: http://9gag.com/gag/arp7zM7 How Chileans feel about their upcoming match against the Netherlands


First: Go El Tri!

Second: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2014-06-17 09:02:41 AM  
Nadie_AZ:

First: Go El Tri!

Second: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


I think I'll prefer a Mexico win over a Brazilian one. Hoping Mexico and Croatia can get out of the group.
 
2014-06-17 09:15:29 AM  
Haven't fact-checked, but interesting if true

Thomas Muller has more World cup goals than Messi , Ronaldo , Rooney and Ibrahimovic combined at only 24 years old.
 
2014-06-17 10:03:45 AM  

marius2: I think I'll prefer a Mexico win over a Brazilian one. Hoping Mexico and Croatia can get out of the group.


I'd definitely like to see Croatia advance. I also wouldn't mind seeing Mexico upset the hosts today. A lot of good teams look beatable by a determined underdog in this WC. The only ones that have lived up to the hype so far are Germany.
 
2014-06-17 10:09:42 AM  

Langston: marius2: I think I'll prefer a Mexico win over a Brazilian one. Hoping Mexico and Croatia can get out of the group.

I'd definitely like to see Croatia advance. I also wouldn't mind seeing Mexico upset the hosts today. A lot of good teams look beatable by a determined underdog in this WC. The only ones that have lived up to the hype so far are Germany.


Yeah, there has been some really strong looking teams and some great underdogs, love the upsets and near upsets. Netherlands and Germany have both made me a happy fan, I'm still hoping Germany doesn't tumble again and lose steam like they have been in every world cup recently, but if they do, I'm hoping the Netherlands keeps chugging along. Such a shame to see them lose the last final.
 
2014-06-17 10:16:11 AM  
Germany's going to beat everyone 4-1, inexplicably lose in the semifinals, and then win the consolation game 4-1.

It's what they do.
 
2014-06-17 11:06:27 AM  
Listening to Men in Blazers.....they referenced the hair farm on Rooney's neck that gets moved to the top of his head. I snorted iced tea on my keyboard.
 
2014-06-17 11:12:32 AM  
Lukaku gets 2, Witsel gets 1 and Algeria gets curb stomped.

Brazil puts 4 by Mexico and El Tri crumbles like a 2 year that just got their favorite toy taken away. It won't matter who scores for Brazil because Mexico won't be able to stop any of them.
 
2014-06-17 11:14:12 AM  
Remember, folks. The only reason Mexico is on the competition is because the US allowed it
 
2014-06-17 11:14:18 AM  
I don't think any games today are going to be good. Brazil and Belgium will win in routs, while Russia-Korea will rival the Iranian game in unwatchability
 
2014-06-17 11:14:53 AM  
Any way to stream this?
 
2014-06-17 11:15:23 AM  
Men in Blazers: Rooney would have been less embarrassed if he just soiled himself instead of shanking that corner.


/Seriously I worry Rooney is going to kill these guys.
 
2014-06-17 11:17:14 AM  
Ok, the Google page is kind of funny today.

And because my wife* and my coworker* are Mexican... Go Mexico**!


* Not the same person

** Fandom good for today's match only. May not apply in all states. Void where prohibited.
 
2014-06-17 11:17:38 AM  

foo monkey: Any way to stream this?


Google First Row Sport Stream

Gonz: Germany's going to beat everyone 4-1, inexplicably lose in the semifinals, and then win the consolation game 4-1.

It's what they do.


Yeah, I know, it's just hard to except :(
 
2014-06-17 11:18:45 AM  
Cajnik you knob, get off my predictor page!
 
2014-06-17 11:19:16 AM  

foo monkey: Any way to stream this?


ESPNWatch app if you have an account with one of the providers, like Xfinity, et al. Or Univision, which is a much more entertaining broadcast, even if you don't speak the language.
 
2014-06-17 11:20:07 AM  

foo monkey: Any way to stream this?


Univision. It's free, it's legal, and the announcers are better.
 
2014-06-17 11:21:09 AM  

lifeboat: Void where prohibited.


I believe that's prohibited everywhere in the US!
 
2014-06-17 11:21:27 AM  
Belgium playing? That means it's time for War Pig!
 
2014-06-17 11:32:22 AM  
Hoddle: Brazil was lucky to beat Croatia.

So there's that.
 
2014-06-17 11:34:46 AM  
Unbelievable test for El Tri today! Good luck, hermanos!
 
2014-06-17 11:35:08 AM  
Belgium, Brazil, and South Korea.  I doubt I'll be anywhere close on the scores for my predictor.  I'm still not upset about insuring the US game yesterday.
 
2014-06-17 11:36:08 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Remember, folks. The only reason Mexico is on the competition is because the US allowed it


it was written in to the new immigration reform - coming out now
 
2014-06-17 11:37:12 AM  

Gonz: foo monkey: Any way to stream this?

Univision. It's free, it's legal, and the announcers are better.


Univision even has Hristo Stoichkov doing color commentary for matches. Stoichkov was the Bulgarian star and Golden Boot winner at USA '94...not sure where he learned Spanish
 
2014-06-17 11:38:46 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Gonz: foo monkey: Any way to stream this?

Univision. It's free, it's legal, and the announcers are better.

Univision even has Hristo Stoichkov doing color commentary for matches. Stoichkov was the Bulgarian star and Golden Boot winner at USA '94...not sure where he learned Spanish


that's pretty cool.

/ switched to univsion broadcast
 
2014-06-17 11:41:10 AM  
Belgium, Brazil and I think a draw is what I have.
 
2014-06-17 11:41:28 AM  
Slushy McFlatbottom!

Actually, if it rains, we might get Sloppy McSlickbottom, which sounds like an excellent porn star name.
 
2014-06-17 11:43:56 AM  

Bunny Deville: Slushy McFlatbottom!

Actually, if it rains, we might get Sloppy McSlickbottom, which sounds like an excellent porn star name.


...or a death metal celtic fusion band.
 
2014-06-17 11:44:14 AM  
And today is a good day to be working from home :)
 
2014-06-17 11:44:30 AM  
Today is my first day back at work and the first day I won't be able to see any of the games live.

*sad panda*


And now I'm off to the media quarantine.
 
2014-06-17 11:44:30 AM  

Eclectic: And today is a good day to be working from home :)


I hope so.
 
2014-06-17 11:45:09 AM  

Eclectic: And today is a good day to be working from home :)


I just so happen to be working from home on Thursday, which miraculously is England v Uruguay.

Isn't that weird?
 
2014-06-17 11:47:11 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Gonz: foo monkey: Any way to stream this?

Univision. It's free, it's legal, and the announcers are better.

Univision even has Hristo Stoichkov doing color commentary for matches. Stoichkov was the Bulgarian star and Golden Boot winner at USA '94...not sure where he learned Spanish


He played for Barcelona.
 
2014-06-17 11:47:12 AM  

harleyquinnical: death metal celtic fusion band.


What this may look like:
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 11:48:06 AM  
Fun fact: Mark Geiger, the American ref, will be the first ref of the Cup called upon to work a second match as, on the back of the Colombia/Greece game, he's been assigned to Spain/Chile.

Today's refs:
Belgium/Algeria: Marco Rodriguez, Mexico
Russia/South Korea: Nestor Pitana, Argentina
Brazil/Mexico: Cuneyt Cakir, Turkey
 
2014-06-17 11:52:44 AM  
Kia's ad campaign:

'Hello, American boys. I am Adriana Lima. I am so hot life is possible 93 million miles away from me. You are all soccer fans this month, is that clear?'
'(droningly) yes, Adriana Lima.'
 
2014-06-17 12:01:07 PM  
I do enjoy the civility and pageantry of all the starters shaking hands with each other and the officials, as well as the coin toss with the captains.
 
2014-06-17 12:01:33 PM  
With these announcers, it's going to feel like I'm playing FIFA.
 
2014-06-17 12:05:12 PM  
Lessee...

I'll take Belgium over Algeria, Brazil over Mexico (but close), aaaaannnd... South Korea over Russia, but only because they're sober.
 
2014-06-17 12:05:18 PM  

noblehammer16: With these announcers, it's going to feel like I'm playing FIFA.


That's always a plus when I am stuck in front of a computer all day. Makes me want to get home to play World Cup 2014
 
2014-06-17 12:05:47 PM  
Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.
 
2014-06-17 12:06:20 PM  

noblehammer16: With these announcers, it's going to feel like I'm playing FIFA.


At least no Andy Grey. The guy always sounds like he's commentating in the middle of chewing a mouthful of wild boar before washing it down with mead.
 
2014-06-17 12:07:17 PM  

eddievercetti: Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.


Rob Halford's bits in a chrome codpiece...
 
2014-06-17 12:07:38 PM  

eddievercetti: Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.


Depends on which part of the country...in the north, gods yes.  In the south, not so much.
 
2014-06-17 12:08:03 PM  

harleyquinnical: I do enjoy the civility and pageantry of all the starters shaking hands with each other and the officials, as well as the coin toss with the captains.


the ESPN mersh with Bradley mocking the "hold hands with the kids" thing they do -- if you haven't seen it, it is him walking around ESPN headquarters making copies, getting coffee, talking to ESPN talent, while he's in full uniform with the little kid in uniform, and they're holding hands -- i thought a fuuny thing to would be to show him taking a piss while holding the kid's hand.  you could do it in a non-offensive way, too.  just have shot A of them walking into the bathroom, then cut to a tight shot of them holding hands, and then cut to them washing their hands.

you don't *have* to actually have the kid in the shot.  you just suggest that while Bradley's pissing, he's holding the kid's hand with his non-dick hand.

/the things i think of
 
2014-06-17 12:08:15 PM  

eddievercetti: Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.


74 degrees in Belo Horizonte. Perfect conditions.

Remember it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It's either actually quite chilly for them, or they're close enough to the equator where seasons aren't really a thing.
 
2014-06-17 12:09:56 PM  

Gosling: eddievercetti: Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.

74 degrees in Belo Horizonte. Perfect conditions.

Remember it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It's either actually quite chilly for them, or they're close enough to the equator where seasons aren't really a thing.


Or they're in Manaus.
 
2014-06-17 12:10:48 PM  

Gosling: eddievercetti: Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.

74 degrees in Belo Horizonte. Perfect conditions.

Remember it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It's either actually quite chilly for them, or they're close enough to the equator where seasons aren't really a thing.


So techinally, they're playing in the winter. Maybe a Qatar World Cup in January doesn't sound silly at all.
 
2014-06-17 12:12:39 PM  

eddievercetti: Gosling: eddievercetti: Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.

74 degrees in Belo Horizonte. Perfect conditions.

Remember it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It's either actually quite chilly for them, or they're close enough to the equator where seasons aren't really a thing.

So techinally, they're playing in the winter. Maybe a Qatar World Cup in January doesn't sound silly at all.


Explain that to UEFA and every other country to re schedule  their soccer seasons except for the US
 
2014-06-17 12:12:54 PM  
The Algerian defense is much more stifling than I thought it would be.
 
2014-06-17 12:14:17 PM  
who else thought Casey Keller was having a private laugh when he said yesterday of Iran, "they like to keep it tight in the back"?  because it isn't like Iran has been crackign down on homosexuality or anything.
 
2014-06-17 12:14:29 PM  

marius2: Gonz: Germany's going to beat everyone 4-1, inexplicably lose in the semifinals, and then win the consolation game 4-1.

It's what they do.

Yeah, I know, it's just hard to except :(


Unless, of course, by some miracle England reach the semis where they will lose to Germany.
 
2014-06-17 12:17:36 PM  

czetie: marius2: Gonz: Germany's going to beat everyone 4-1, inexplicably lose in the semifinals, and then win the consolation game 4-1.

It's what they do.

Yeah, I know, it's just hard to except :(

Unless, of course, by some miracle England reach the semis where they will lose to Germany.


Not if a psychic octopus predicts otherwise

/I miss you Paul
 
2014-06-17 12:18:39 PM  
This game desperately needs a Belgium goal to open things up.
 
2014-06-17 12:18:39 PM  

eagles95: eddievercetti: Gosling: eddievercetti: Must be hot as balls right now in Brazil.

74 degrees in Belo Horizonte. Perfect conditions.

Remember it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It's either actually quite chilly for them, or they're close enough to the equator where seasons aren't really a thing.

So techinally, they're playing in the winter. Maybe a Qatar World Cup in January doesn't sound silly at all.

Explain that to UEFA and every other country to re schedule  their soccer seasons except for the US


I could see NFL saying not so fast FIFA...
 
2014-06-17 12:19:32 PM  

czetie: This game desperately needs a Belgium goal to open things up.


I'd love to open up a Belgian ale in solidarity, but it is far, far too early
 
2014-06-17 12:20:02 PM  

eddievercetti: So techinally, they're playing in the winter. Maybe a Qatar World Cup in January doesn't sound silly at all.


That's not a temperature thing (even though it is). It's more a 'break the schedule of nearly every everybody that has even a dreamer's chance of qualifying or sending anyone from their domestic league to play for a nation that might qualify' thing.

Imagine if the Olympics demanded that MLB hold the World Series in May so all its players would be available to play (and expected to play) as a condition of baseball getting back on the program. Think about how much that would break baseball. That's how much a winter World Cup would break soccer.
 
2014-06-17 12:21:00 PM  

Gosling: Fun fact: Mark Geiger, the American ref, will be the first ref of the Cup called upon to work a second match as, on the back of the Colombia/Greece game, he's been assigned to Spain/Chile.


Good for him. I saw a few comments online commending his work on Saturday from fans and pundits so it's good to see FIFA recognize that as well.

Not watching this match due to some errends I have to run, but my predictions today are:

BEL 2-1 ALG
BRA 2-1 MEX
RUS 1-1 KOR
 
2014-06-17 12:21:31 PM  

Eclectic: czetie: This game desperately needs a Belgium goal to open things up.

I'd love to open up a Belgian ale in solidarity, but it is far, far too early


What about waffles?
 
2014-06-17 12:22:49 PM  

Rev.K: Today is my first day back at work and the first day I won't be able to see any of the games live.

*sad panda*


And now I'm off to the media quarantine.


We have all the games projectedlive from ESPN on the wall about 12 feet from my desk here. I've seen more live games at work than I have at home or in a bar.
 
2014-06-17 12:22:56 PM  
Come on, guys, don't be the center-back-to-wing-center-holds-it guys. Iran and Nigeria were those guys. Don't be those guys. Take a shot once in a while.
 
2014-06-17 12:23:02 PM  
i have a serious problem that i was hoping fark could help me with as ive never had to deal with something like this before.

a buddy of mine came into my house a couple weeks ago and i didnt notice he was wearing an old ManU Rooney away jersey until he was leaving and saw that horrid '10' on his back.

is there some sort of hex or incense or pagan ritual i can do to get rid of the essence, or can i act civil and remove this type of thing with an industrial-strength cleanser of some sort???

thx
 
2014-06-17 12:23:08 PM  

rickythepenguin: you don't *have* to actually have the kid in the shot. you just suggest that while Bradley's pissing, he's holding the kid's hand with his non-dick hand.



Or, you could just have shot A of them walking into the bathroom, then Shot B shows them release each other's hand, then taking a piss, then Shot C them washing their hands, then holding hands again.

or, you could further have some comedy by shwoing Bradley all dressed to impress on a date in a bar, some nice jeans, sexy shirt, nice shoes, talking to a hot woman in the bar, then pull the camera back and you see him holding hands with the same kid, dressed exactly like Bradley, while munching a kids' plate and nursing a shirley temple / glass of milk.

ESPN IF YOU DON'T DO THIS I WILL
 
2014-06-17 12:23:31 PM  
PENALTY!
 
2014-06-17 12:23:45 PM  
Wow, came home late, just in time for a PK.
 
2014-06-17 12:23:46 PM  
Penalty for the Algerians
 
2014-06-17 12:24:03 PM  

harleyquinnical: Eclectic: czetie: This game desperately needs a Belgium goal to open things up.

I'd love to open up a Belgian ale in solidarity, but it is far, far too early

What about waffles?


This also works!
 
2014-06-17 12:24:06 PM  

Eclectic: czetie: This game desperately needs a Belgium goal to open things up.

I'd love to open up a Belgian ale in solidarity, but it is far, far too early


Since when is it too early for beer?

 
2014-06-17 12:24:25 PM  
Martin Shirtpull maneuver did not fly. Good job ref.
 
2014-06-17 12:24:48 PM  
Well...crap.  Algeria with a PK
 
2014-06-17 12:24:50 PM  
1-0 ALGERIA!

Their fans may not have to burn banknotes this time!
 
2014-06-17 12:25:10 PM  
PK ALGERIA GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL
 
2014-06-17 12:25:17 PM  
Like my Dad always said, don't tackle an Algerian in the box.
 
2014-06-17 12:25:20 PM  
Yellow to Belgium.

Shot from the spot for Algeria.

GOAL ALGERIA
 
2014-06-17 12:25:23 PM  
Did they just pray to Allah?
 
2014-06-17 12:25:41 PM  
images.lazygamer.net
 
2014-06-17 12:25:43 PM  
PK GOAL
 
2014-06-17 12:25:56 PM  
Belgium 0 - 1 Algeria

Univision GOOOOOOOOOOAL Time:  10 Seconds
 
2014-06-17 12:25:57 PM  

eagles95: Eclectic: czetie: This game desperately needs a Belgium goal to open things up.

I'd love to open up a Belgian ale in solidarity, but it is far, far too early

Since when is it too early for beer?


Since I'm working from home debugging code. Ok, kinda sorta working. Maybe... ;)
 
2014-06-17 12:25:58 PM  
Stupid, pointless penalty. Terrible play from the left back.
 
2014-06-17 12:26:08 PM  
The Univision announcers are farking fantastic.
 
2014-06-17 12:26:33 PM  
Haven't seen that. in a while? 1st PK goal this Cup?
 
2014-06-17 12:26:39 PM  

eagles95: Did they just pray to Allah?


easy killer
 
2014-06-17 12:26:55 PM  

Gosling: Kia's ad campaign:

'Hello, American boys. I am Adriana Lima. I am so hot life is possible 93 million miles away from me. You are all soccer fans this month, is that clear?'
'(droningly) yes, Adriana Lima.'


Corporate partner Hyundai's ad campaign:
Futbol makes you want to make babies.

/knew that Belgium was overrated
//but I'd be surprised if they were lose-to-Algeria overrated
 
2014-06-17 12:27:54 PM  

eddievercetti: Haven't seen that. in a while? 1st PK goal this Cup?


Spain had 1, and lost.
 
2014-06-17 12:28:18 PM  

Eclectic: eagles95: Eclectic: czetie: This game desperately needs a Belgium goal to open things up.

I'd love to open up a Belgian ale in solidarity, but it is far, far too early

Since when is it too early for beer?

Since I'm working from home debugging code. Ok, kinda sorta working. Maybe... ;)


I'm at work cleaning up 1000's of files that our new billing software corrupted. It only corrupted all the clients email accounts. You know how fun it is playing the game is it a 2, @, . , or _ in an email address. It sucks but i get paid to listen to soccer so its all good
 
2014-06-17 12:28:19 PM  

eddievercetti: Haven't seen that. in a while? 1st PK goal this Cup?


Brazil had one in the opener, although the penalty was BS.
 
2014-06-17 12:28:49 PM  
Algerian man love
 
2014-06-17 12:29:24 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: eagles95: Did they just pray to Allah?

easy killer


I dont care....just seems the director cut that angle the minute 5 of them got down on their knees and started bowing
 
2014-06-17 12:29:33 PM  
Why's the crowd whistling at the Algerians?
 
2014-06-17 12:29:43 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: eddievercetti: Haven't seen that. in a while? 1st PK goal this Cup?

Spain had 1, and lost.


Yes, Algeria now has that dreaded 0-1 lead off of PK that most teams have been unable to keep.
 
2014-06-17 12:29:51 PM  

eddievercetti: Haven't seen that. in a while? 1st PK goal this Cup?


Umm...

No? Brazil was gifted the opening game with a penalty.
 
2014-06-17 12:30:38 PM  

RminusQ: eddievercetti: Haven't seen that. in a while? 1st PK goal this Cup?

Umm...

No? Brazil was gifted the opening game with a penalty.


Sadly, missed that game.
 
2014-06-17 12:30:49 PM  

foo monkey: Why's the crowd whistling at the Algerians?


They appear to be whistling at the Belgians. Crowd seems very pro Algeria.
 
2014-06-17 12:31:37 PM  
Love the mound built by the ref with the foam.
 
2014-06-17 12:31:55 PM  

harleyquinnical: Love the mound built by the ref with the foam.


I was hoping to see the foam fly.
 
2014-06-17 12:31:55 PM  

foo monkey: The Univision announcers are farking fantastic.



i love the pregame shows, with the hot as fark Mexican women dressed up in each country's traditional clothing.  last world cup they had this german chick on in one of those dirndls or lederhosens, whatever, and she had glorious tatties.
 
2014-06-17 12:31:59 PM  
Princip's Sandwich:
.
Not if a psychic octopus predicts otherwise

/I miss you Paul


I miss him too.  Have you seen the list of his potential successors?
 
2014-06-17 12:31:59 PM  

TeamEd: foo monkey: Why's the crowd whistling at the Algerians?

They appear to be whistling at the Belgians. Crowd seems very pro Algeria.


I got it backwards.
 
2014-06-17 12:32:22 PM  

harleyquinnical: Love the mound built by the ref with the foam.


I know its not, but I always imagine that it's Barbasol.
 
2014-06-17 12:32:57 PM  

RminusQ: eddievercetti: Haven't seen that. in a while? 1st PK goal this Cup?

Umm...

No? Brazil was gifted the opening game with a penalty.


Germany vs. Portugal started with a PK as well, put Germany up 1-0 and Portugal mentally snapped.
 
2014-06-17 12:33:23 PM  
Am I seeing things or the ref seems to be in the way of Belgians trying to pass a bit too often?
 
2014-06-17 12:33:34 PM  

ariseatex: harleyquinnical: Love the mound built by the ref with the foam.

I was hoping to see the foam fly.


It's still there, I'm waiting for someone to misstep into it and go flying.
 
2014-06-17 12:34:09 PM  

RandomTux: Am I seeing things or the ref seems to be in the way of Belgians trying to pass a bit too often?


Wondered that as well
 
2014-06-17 12:34:16 PM  

Eclectic: harleyquinnical: Love the mound built by the ref with the foam.

I know its not, but I always imagine that it's Barbasol.


Who would be using shaving cream in Brazil?
 
2014-06-17 12:34:48 PM  

harleyquinnical: Love the mound built by the ref with the foam.


You can still see the free kick spot. That stuff never lasts this long.
 
2014-06-17 12:35:08 PM  

harleyquinnical: Eclectic: harleyquinnical: Love the mound built by the ref with the foam.

I know its not, but I always imagine that it's Barbasol.

Who would be using shaving cream in Brazil?


If they're allergic to the Brazilian wax? :-P
 
2014-06-17 12:36:34 PM  

VarmintCong: You can still see the free kick spot. That stuff never lasts this long.


That's just how thick the Mexican ref laid it on.
 
2014-06-17 12:37:04 PM  
Onme could say Belgium's performance is Pis poor...
 
2014-06-17 12:37:36 PM  
Alert for all EPL fans: the 2014-15 fixture list comes out tomorrow morning UK time.
 
2014-06-17 12:37:42 PM  

ariseatex: I was hoping to see the foam fly.



*peter north joke*
 
2014-06-17 12:38:20 PM  

stanhapsburg: Onme could say Belgium's performance is Pis poor...


Are you saying a manneken could do better?
 
2014-06-17 12:38:35 PM  
Afternoon all.

I'm missing the second half of this game and the second game totally in favour of my regular Tuesday night out. Back in time for the late game. I'm fairly confident you'll manage without me.

Belgium not looking like a team. Loosely associated collection of individuals.
 
2014-06-17 12:39:01 PM  
You can drill an entire nation, you can teach every youth club in the country the same formation, you can tear down and rebuild the coaching structure in your image, and all it takes is one moment of idiocy in the penalty area for it all to go plooey.
 
2014-06-17 12:39:23 PM  

midpoint: Afternoon all.

I'm missing the second half of this game and the second game totally in favour of my regular Tuesday night out. Back in time for the late game. I'm fairly confident you'll manage without me.

Belgium not looking like a team. Loosely associated collection of individuals.


Well, yeah, we all know that about Belgium, but what about their football squad?
 
2014-06-17 12:39:42 PM  

desertgeek: Alert for all EPL fans: the 2014-15 fixture list comes out tomorrow morning UK time.


I refuse to even ponder it until after the July 19th friendly with Sounders FC and Tottenham.  I would love to go to that match, but it's just not in the cards.
 
2014-06-17 12:40:07 PM  
One of these days I just want to see a referee spray foam in the face of an annoying player....


desertgeek: Alert for all EPL fans: the 2014-15 fixture list comes out tomorrow morning UK time.


I predict my team will face every other team at least twice next year...
 
2014-06-17 12:40:12 PM  

ariseatex: Well, yeah, we all know that about Belgium, but what about their football squad?


*shakes tiny fist*

Beat me to it...
 
2014-06-17 12:41:40 PM  

ariseatex: Well, yeah, we all know that about Belgium, but what about their football squad?


They're a bunch of chocolate eating, beer swilling, waffling, surrender monkeys.
 
2014-06-17 12:43:15 PM  

harleyquinnical: They're a bunch of chocolate eating, beer swilling, waffling, surrender monkeys.


I have no problem with the first two :)
 
2014-06-17 12:44:10 PM  

midpoint: Afternoon all.

I'm missing the second half of this game and the second game totally in favour of my regular Tuesday night out. Back in time for the late game. I'm fairly confident you'll manage without me.

Belgium not looking like a team. Loosely associated collection of individuals.


Well, that's the Fellaini Effect.
 
2014-06-17 12:44:27 PM  
Can't view TalkSport from work, but I switched my pick on ESPN and SportsAuthority from draw to BLG win. I wonder if I'll regret that.
 
2014-06-17 12:44:38 PM  

Eclectic: harleyquinnical: They're a bunch of chocolate eating, beer swilling, waffling, surrender monkeys.

I have no problem with the first two :)


You have a problem with waffles? The hell is wrong with you?!?!
 
2014-06-17 12:45:07 PM  

midpoint: Belgium not looking like a team. Loosely associated collection of individuals.


So, a team playing three Tottenham players is looking a lot like Tottenham this past season?
 
2014-06-17 12:45:47 PM  

VTGremlin: You have a problem with waffles? The hell is wrong with you?!?!


It's not so much a problem with waffles as it is a huge preference for the chocolate and beer.  Have you ever had St. Bernardus?
 
2014-06-17 12:46:09 PM  
WHAR CARD WHAR
 
2014-06-17 12:46:29 PM  

VTGremlin: Eclectic: harleyquinnical: They're a bunch of chocolate eating, beer swilling, waffling, surrender monkeys.

I have no problem with the first two :)

You have a problem with waffles? The hell is wrong with you?!?!


I should have clarified, it's not that I have a problem with waffles, but that I'm much more enthusiastic about Belgian chocolates and beers :)
 
2014-06-17 12:46:40 PM  

VTGremlin: Eclectic: harleyquinnical: They're a bunch of chocolate eating, beer swilling, waffling, surrender monkeys.

I have no problem with the first two :)

You have a problem with waffles? The hell is wrong with you?!?!


She sold her soul to Big Pancake.
 
2014-06-17 12:46:59 PM  
1-0 Algeria. So much for dark horse favorite, Belgium. You've been Spurtastic with a splash of Shirtpull.
 
2014-06-17 12:47:41 PM  

harleyquinnical: It's not so much a problem with waffles as it is a huge preference for the chocolate and beer. Have you ever had St. Bernardus?


See, I rest my case!

//Abt 12, please :)
 
2014-06-17 12:48:04 PM  
Hey Belgium, stop that.
 
2014-06-17 12:48:17 PM  

harleyquinnical: VTGremlin: You have a problem with waffles? The hell is wrong with you?!?!

It's not so much a problem with waffles as it is a huge preference for the chocolate and beer.  Have you ever had St. Bernardus?


Yes, but I can't smell and thus can barely taste. So the Tripel was fine...but I couldn't tell you why it's different than any other "micro" Tripel.


Also, you need to be putting chocolate IN your waffles and then drinking them with beer.
 
2014-06-17 12:48:31 PM  
You think Roberto will say...They are deploying the Jose "Park the Bus" method of defense
 
2014-06-17 12:48:49 PM  
 
2014-06-17 12:48:52 PM  

ariseatex: She sold her soul to Big Pancake.


Pretty sure it would have been to Big French toast, but that thought surrendered too quickly.
 
2014-06-17 12:49:44 PM  

ariseatex: She sold her soul to Big Pancake.


Negative, Ghost Rider. Waffles before pancakes :)

VTGremlin: Also, you need to be putting chocolate IN your waffles and then drinking them with beer.


You want me to weigh 900 pounds, don't you?
 
2014-06-17 12:49:46 PM  

VTGremlin: Also, you need to be putting chocolate IN your waffles and then drinking them with beer.


I'm now picturing Rogue Brewery coming out with a waffle chocolate stout.
 
2014-06-17 12:50:07 PM  

ariseatex:

She sold her soul to Big Pancake.


2.bp.blogspot.com

worth it
 
2014-06-17 12:50:34 PM  

craigzy: german invasion of belgium ww1
german invasion of belgium ww2


They are the revolving door of Western Europe

harleyquinnical: Pretty sure it would have been to Big French toast, but that thought surrendered too quickly.


*groans*
 
2014-06-17 12:50:43 PM  
Missed the first half. I guess the Belgian squad wasn't all it was made up to be, eh?
 
2014-06-17 12:51:21 PM  
There are four Spurs players on the pitch in this game. Take that for what you will.

Bentaleb for Algeria. The rest for Belgium:

Chadli
Dembele
Vertonghen
 
2014-06-17 12:51:39 PM  

harleyquinnical: I'm now picturing Rogue Brewery coming out with a waffle chocolate stout.


That one, I'd be okay with. Their double chocolate stout is a thing of beauty.
 
2014-06-17 12:52:50 PM  

marius2: Missed the first half. I guess the Belgian squad wasn't all it was made up to be, eh?


It really wasn't. They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.
Still so much more coherent than US
 
2014-06-17 12:55:55 PM  
I just heard the analysts say Belgium needs to move quicker and penetrate deeper. Anyone else calling PHRASING?
 
2014-06-17 12:55:56 PM  

RandomTux: They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.


And this is sadly neither horseshoes or handgrenades
 
2014-06-17 12:56:13 PM  

RandomTux: marius2: Missed the first half. I guess the Belgian squad wasn't all it was made up to be, eh?

It really wasn't. They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.
Still so much more coherent than US


I'm really surprised how devoid of ideas the Belgians appear to be. My banker is looking pretty stupid right now.
 
2014-06-17 12:56:34 PM  

harleyquinnical: I just heard the analysts say Belgium needs to move quicker and penetrate deeper. Anyone else calling PHRASING?


Why yes. Yelled it at the TV in fact :)
 
2014-06-17 12:58:23 PM  

Eclectic: craigzy: german invasion of belgium ww1
german invasion of belgium ww2

They are the revolving door of Western Europe


"...Belgium, which is a country invented so that Britain and Germany would have somewhere to sort out their differences." - James May
 
2014-06-17 01:00:11 PM  

craigzy: i have a serious problem that i was hoping fark could help me with as ive never had to deal with something like this before.

a buddy of mine came into my house a couple weeks ago and i didnt notice he was wearing an old ManU Rooney away jersey until he was leaving and saw that horrid '10' on his back.

is there some sort of hex or incense or pagan ritual i can do to get rid of the essence, or can i act civil and remove this type of thing with an industrial-strength cleanser of some sort???

thx



i1082.photobucket.com
why no help me?
 
2014-06-17 01:00:16 PM  
Overnight TV ratings for the US-Ghana:

7.0 rating on ESPN. Second highest rating (US-England 2010 drew a 7.5 but aired on a weekend, The 2010 US-Algeria game drew 4.4.)
1.4 Million watched on WatchESPN, 3.8 Million watched on Univision.
 
2014-06-17 01:02:10 PM  

Eclectic: RandomTux: They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.

And this is sadly neither horseshoes or handgrenades


What about thermonuclear war?
 
2014-06-17 01:02:41 PM  

harleyquinnical: I just heard the analysts say Belgium needs to move quicker and penetrate deeper. Anyone else calling PHRASING?


I thought we werent doing that anymore!
 
2014-06-17 01:02:56 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: Eclectic: RandomTux: They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.

And this is sadly neither horseshoes or handgrenades

What about thermonuclear war?


Dammit,I forgot the third acceptable game.
 
2014-06-17 01:03:21 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: Eclectic: RandomTux: They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.

And this is sadly neither horseshoes or handgrenades

What about thermonuclear war?


upload.wikimedia.org
Would you like to play a game?
 
2014-06-17 01:04:04 PM  

craigzy: craigzy: i have a serious problem that i was hoping fark could help me with as ive never had to deal with something like this before.

a buddy of mine came into my house a couple weeks ago and i didnt notice he was wearing an old ManU Rooney away jersey until he was leaving and saw that horrid '10' on his back.

is there some sort of hex or incense or pagan ritual i can do to get rid of the essence, or can i act civil and remove this type of thing with an industrial-strength cleanser of some sort???

thx


[i1082.photobucket.com image 22x22]
why no help me?


We're all busy trying to get rid of the essence of the mere mention of such a thing on our monitors.
You're doomed.

/or I just have no idea what I'm talking about...
 
2014-06-17 01:04:20 PM  

craigzy: craigzy: i have a serious problem that i was hoping fark could help me with as ive never had to deal with something like this before.

a buddy of mine came into my house a couple weeks ago and i didnt notice he was wearing an old ManU Rooney away jersey until he was leaving and saw that horrid '10' on his back.

is there some sort of hex or incense or pagan ritual i can do to get rid of the essence, or can i act civil and remove this type of thing with an industrial-strength cleanser of some sort???

thx


[i1082.photobucket.com image 22x22]
why no help me?


It's the World Cup, anything related to Rooney will fade away without a trace.
 
2014-06-17 01:04:24 PM  
Facebook is telling me Jozy Altidore is crushed after hamstring injury

I mean, I get it, its a letdown for the team that he won't be able to play, but you don't need to crush him. He's still useful as a waterboy or something.
 
2014-06-17 01:04:39 PM  

LucklessWonder: Koman Coulibaly: Eclectic: RandomTux: They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.

And this is sadly neither horseshoes or handgrenades

What about thermonuclear war?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x330]
Would you like to play a game?


*fires up 300 baud modem*
 
2014-06-17 01:05:10 PM  
Algeria has no players from the same club team? Did I hear that correctly?
 
2014-06-17 01:05:18 PM  

craigzy: craigzy: i have a serious problem that i was hoping fark could help me with as ive never had to deal with something like this before.

a buddy of mine came into my house a couple weeks ago and i didnt notice he was wearing an old ManU Rooney away jersey until he was leaving and saw that horrid '10' on his back.

is there some sort of hex or incense or pagan ritual i can do to get rid of the essence, or can i act civil and remove this type of thing with an industrial-strength cleanser of some sort???

thx


[i1082.photobucket.com image 22x22]
why no help me?


Say "van Persie is a better striker" three times in each room the Rooney guy was at.
 
2014-06-17 01:06:05 PM  
Witsel completely surprised by that wiff. Sad for Belgium.
 
2014-06-17 01:06:09 PM  
I'd love to ask all these US fans the names of the players on the US squad.
All I see is a majority of bearded hipsters jumping up and down.  I want the US to win but I don't act like I'm a die hard fan.
Either way...soccer is fun to watch for World Cup...kinda like how I like watching baseball only when it's the post season.
go usa!
 
2014-06-17 01:06:33 PM  

Pentaxian: Overnight TV ratings for the US-Ghana:

7.0 rating on ESPN. Second highest rating (US-England 2010 drew a 7.5 but aired on a weekend, The 2010 US-Algeria game drew 4.4.)
1.4 Million watched on WatchESPN, 3.8 Million watched on Univision.


By comparison, the NBA finals drew roughly a 10.0 rating, and the NHL finals drew about 3.5
 
2014-06-17 01:07:02 PM  

eagles95: harleyquinnical: I just heard the analysts say Belgium needs to move quicker and penetrate deeper. Anyone else calling PHRASING?

I thought we werent doing that anymore!


YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!
 
2014-06-17 01:07:36 PM  
Huh, I didn't realize van Buyten was Belgian.
 
2014-06-17 01:07:53 PM  
Best header off of a corner, EVAR!
 
2014-06-17 01:08:04 PM  
Remember when Witsel broke that guy's leg? Yeah.

Don't go looking for the video on YouTube, but it's there.

/nsfl (lunch)
 
2014-06-17 01:09:03 PM  
Belgium beginning to realize 'hey, wait a minute, we're losing this game right now, aren't we?'
 
2014-06-17 01:09:06 PM  

Pentaxian: It's the World Cup, anything related to Rooney will fade away without a trace.


thank you.  this was wonderfully reassuring.  now i can breathe.
 
2014-06-17 01:09:19 PM  

Zik-Zak: "...Belgium, which is a country invented so that Britain and Germany would have somewhere to sort out their differences." - James May


There must be something wrong with me if I read that in the voice of James May, having never heard him say it and not knowing he said it until I finished the quote.
 
2014-06-17 01:10:01 PM  

Pentaxian: Overnight TV ratings for the US-Ghana:

7.0 rating on ESPN. Second highest rating (US-England 2010 drew a 7.5 but aired on a weekend, The 2010 US-Algeria game drew 4.4.)
1.4 Million watched on WatchESPN, 3.8 Million watched on Univision.


Either Americans realized soccer is badass or there's nothing sports wise on.
 
2014-06-17 01:10:47 PM  

harleyquinnical: Zik-Zak: "...Belgium, which is a country invented so that Britain and Germany would have somewhere to sort out their differences." - James May

There must be something wrong with me if I read that in the voice of James May, having never heard him say it and not knowing he said it until I finished the quote.


I actually heard it in Izzard's voice, but then again I do that a l lot :-/
 
2014-06-17 01:11:13 PM  

eddievercetti: Either Americans realized soccer is badass or there's nothing sports wise on.


the latter, because 'Murika
 
2014-06-17 01:12:58 PM  

harleyquinnical: eddievercetti: Either Americans realized soccer is badass or there's nothing sports wise on.

the latter, because 'Murika


I heard two grocery stockers trying to explain soccer rules to each other this morning. Took a LOT of self control to not either butt in or start giggling :)
 
2014-06-17 01:14:11 PM  
Lukaku was invisible this match.
 
2014-06-17 01:14:42 PM  
Bringing in the young striker already?
 
2014-06-17 01:15:10 PM  
I'd bet USA/Portugal will top 7.0 on Sunday.
 
2014-06-17 01:15:23 PM  
It would kill a lot of brackets, but I'd love to see Algeria pull this off
 
2014-06-17 01:18:50 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Pentaxian: Overnight TV ratings for the US-Ghana:

7.0 rating on ESPN. Second highest rating (US-England 2010 drew a 7.5 but aired on a weekend, The 2010 US-Algeria game drew 4.4.)
1.4 Million watched on WatchESPN, 3.8 Million watched on Univision.

By comparison, the NBA finals drew roughly a 10.0 rating, and the NHL finals drew about 3.5


And the Super Bowl drew a 46.5
 
2014-06-17 01:18:55 PM  

Eclectic: harleyquinnical: eddievercetti: Either Americans realized soccer is badass or there's nothing sports wise on.

the latter, because 'Murika

I heard two grocery stockers trying to explain soccer rules to each other this morning. Took a LOT of self control to not either butt in or start giggling :)


at least theyre trying.  the new generation coming up is much less murkkka-centric, and all the bars here (buffalo ny - where bills and sabres are religion and we are actually north of some parts of southern ontario), were overflowing into the streets yesterday during the match.

the shift is happening, but you gotta give people time.
 
2014-06-17 01:19:06 PM  
Come On You Spurs!
 
2014-06-17 01:19:26 PM  

LucklessWonder: Koman Coulibaly: Eclectic: RandomTux: They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.

And this is sadly neither horseshoes or handgrenades

What about thermonuclear war?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x330]
Would you like to play a game?


The only winning move is not to play...
Kind of like Team USA last night!
HEy oh!
 
2014-06-17 01:19:37 PM  
just switched to the Univision app for something different
 
2014-06-17 01:20:40 PM  
I just love it that we get to see Chiquidracula in action at the World Cup.

//The referee, if you who don't follow Mexican soccer.
 
2014-06-17 01:21:55 PM  
Belgium throw in the towel by unleashing the Fellaini.
 
2014-06-17 01:23:19 PM  
A very USA/Ghana feel to this 2nd half now.

A goal is coming for Belgium.
 
2014-06-17 01:23:30 PM  

Killer Cars: midpoint: Belgium not looking like a team. Loosely associated collection of individuals.

So, a team playing three Tottenham players is looking a lot like Tottenham this past season?


That's cold.

Accurate as all get-out, but still. Cold.
 
2014-06-17 01:23:41 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: It would kill a lot of brackets, but I'd love to see Algeria pull this off


Dude, it won't kill a single bracket because who doesn't have Group H being wiped out by Group G in the round of 16 anyway?
 
2014-06-17 01:24:19 PM  
There is no Worst Korea. The southern part of Korea is occupied by imperialist scum but it's still part of Best Korea.
 
2014-06-17 01:24:50 PM  
marius2: Have the US fans gone back to not caring about futbol yet?

You know, I'd be upset about your attitude towards US fans if it weren't for the fact USA '94 did something even Germany 2006 couldn't do:   sell out every stadium.

So, you can go on with your smugness about US fans when your country couldn't sell out the World Cup
 
2014-06-17 01:24:59 PM  

Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: It would kill a lot of brackets, but I'd love to see Algeria pull this off

Dude, it won't kill a single bracket because who doesn't have Group H being wiped out by Group G in the round of 16 anyway?


A lot of people had Belgium going as far as the semis. Why? I dunno. But they were a popular dark horse pick.
 
2014-06-17 01:25:03 PM  
Damn. Someone actually brought an ALG 1 - BEL 0 shirt. Wizard.
 
2014-06-17 01:25:29 PM  

tjassen: LucklessWonder: Koman Coulibaly: Eclectic: RandomTux: They best they've done is kicking the ball in the general direction of the goal.

And this is sadly neither horseshoes or handgrenades

What about thermonuclear war?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x330]
Would you like to play a game?

The only winning move is not to play...
Kind of like Team USA last night!
HEy oh!


Team USA actually played and won last night.

/Granted they only played for about 20 total minutes, but it was enough.
 
2014-06-17 01:26:19 PM  
A Russia/US knockout game would be great and a lot more plausible if Algeria holds on.
 
2014-06-17 01:26:23 PM  

craigzy: i have a serious problem that i was hoping fark could help me with as ive never had to deal with something like this before.

a buddy of mine came into my house a couple weeks ago and i didnt notice he was wearing an old ManU Rooney away jersey until he was leaving and saw that horrid '10' on his back.

is there some sort of hex or incense or pagan ritual i can do to get rid of the essence, or can i act civil and remove this type of thing with an industrial-strength cleanser of some sort???

thx



Put a goal on your roof and he will never drop in
 
2014-06-17 01:26:32 PM  
1-1!
 
2014-06-17 01:26:37 PM  

harleyquinnical: just switched to the Univision app for something different


had to switch back to ESPN because of bandwidth issue.
 
2014-06-17 01:26:38 PM  
WE TIED SUCKERS
 
2014-06-17 01:26:40 PM  
TIED!!!
 
2014-06-17 01:26:43 PM  
SORCERY

FELLAINI SCORED?!
 
2014-06-17 01:26:46 PM  
BIGHAAIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRR
 
2014-06-17 01:27:00 PM  
There she is.
 
2014-06-17 01:27:08 PM  

Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: It would kill a lot of brackets, but I'd love to see Algeria pull this off

Dude, it won't kill a single bracket because who doesn't have Group H being wiped out by Group G in the round of 16 anyway?


Me. Belgium ( theoretically) doesn't suck
 
2014-06-17 01:27:16 PM  
Oh, that was a beaut.
 
2014-06-17 01:27:27 PM  
GOAL BELGIUM!!!
 
2014-06-17 01:27:36 PM  
all those moyes crosses finally paid off
 
2014-06-17 01:27:40 PM  
and just time to see the goal
 
2014-06-17 01:27:48 PM  
Belgium 1 - 1 Algeria

Univision GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL Time:  14 Seconds
 
2014-06-17 01:28:17 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Lost Thought 00: Pentaxian: Overnight TV ratings for the US-Ghana:

7.0 rating on ESPN. Second highest rating (US-England 2010 drew a 7.5 but aired on a weekend, The 2010 US-Algeria game drew 4.4.)
1.4 Million watched on WatchESPN, 3.8 Million watched on Univision.

By comparison, the NBA finals drew roughly a 10.0 rating, and the NHL finals drew about 3.5

And the Super Bowl drew a 46.5


You know, all four of our professional leagues can stop with this fantasy of having games (and possibly having franchises) overseas.  They will never ever top the following of the major European football leagues, period.
 
2014-06-17 01:28:34 PM  
GIANT HAIRED TWERP!
 
2014-06-17 01:28:34 PM  
Anyone else smelling a 2-1 Belgium win? Wouldn't surprise me at all.
 
2014-06-17 01:28:34 PM  

harleyquinnical: and just time to see the goal


Wondered if you missed it... that timing would suck
 
2014-06-17 01:28:34 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Me. Belgium ( theoretically) doesn't suck


Doesn't suck? That's one thing. Can stand up to Germany/Portugal/US in a knockout situation? Much dicier proposal.
 
2014-06-17 01:28:35 PM  
Beautiful header! :D
 
2014-06-17 01:28:45 PM  

Gosling: 1-1!


No one really thought 1-0 would hold up did they?
 
2014-06-17 01:29:06 PM  
Arrived just in time for the equalizer. Nice.
 
2014-06-17 01:29:27 PM  
Fletch has scored for Belgium!

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-17 01:30:01 PM  

Shame Us: No one really thought 1-0 would hold up did they?


Foolishly optimistic fools.
 
2014-06-17 01:30:10 PM  

Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: Me. Belgium ( theoretically) doesn't suck

Doesn't suck? That's one thing. Can stand up to Germany/Portugal/US in a knockout situation? Much dicier proposal.


Belgium would easily go toe-to-toe with the US and Portugal. Germany is another issue.
 
2014-06-17 01:30:51 PM  

StRalphTheLiar: Fletch has scored for Belgium!

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 200x275]


*SNERT*

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-17 01:31:01 PM  

harleyquinnical: Shame Us: No one really thought 1-0 would hold up did they?

Foolishly optimistic fools.



First-goal PK curse has held up.
 
2014-06-17 01:32:41 PM  

Eclectic: StRalphTheLiar: Fletch has scored for Belgium!

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 200x275]

*SNERT*

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x785]


Exactly what I think every time I see Fellaini.
 
2014-06-17 01:34:52 PM  

Rwa2play: You know, all four of our professional leagues can stop with this fantasy of having games (and possibly having franchises) overseas. They will never ever top the following of the major European football leagues, period.


I doubt that's their goal. But it's better to have 5% of the market than 0%
 
2014-06-17 01:35:48 PM  
Belgium comeback!
 
2014-06-17 01:35:58 PM  
And that's that.
 
2014-06-17 01:36:04 PM  
oh my.
 
2014-06-17 01:36:10 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: Me. Belgium ( theoretically) doesn't suck

Doesn't suck? That's one thing. Can stand up to Germany/Portugal/US in a knockout situation? Much dicier proposal.

Belgium would easily go toe-to-toe with the US and Portugal. Germany is another issue.


What was the result from the Belgium-US friendly they played on the opening day of the Cup?
 
2014-06-17 01:36:13 PM  
Comeback is complete and the curse is too.

Blitzed for the 2-1.
 
2014-06-17 01:36:13 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: Me. Belgium ( theoretically) doesn't suck

Doesn't suck? That's one thing. Can stand up to Germany/Portugal/US in a knockout situation? Much dicier proposal.

Belgium would easily go toe-to-toe with the US and Portugal. Germany is another issue.


Belgium is better than the US in every way, better than Portugal except Ronaldo and worse than Germany in every way.
 
2014-06-17 01:36:15 PM  
HOLY [CENSORED]. BELGIAN GOOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!
 
2014-06-17 01:36:28 PM  
That was pretty.
 
2014-06-17 01:36:31 PM  
GOAL #2 BELGIUM!!
 
2014-06-17 01:36:32 PM  
now they'll end up with 4 now that they got going
 
2014-06-17 01:36:49 PM  
what a breakway goal!  MOAR SUB GOALS!
 
2014-06-17 01:36:53 PM  
This is my utter lack of surprise.

Go Belgium.
 
2014-06-17 01:36:56 PM  
Substitute all the players! Goaaaaal!
 
2014-06-17 01:37:15 PM  
Belgium 2 - 1 Algeria

Univision GOOOOOOOOAL Time:  8 Seconds
 
2014-06-17 01:37:22 PM  
2-1 and Belgium figures out how this game was supposed to go in the first place.
 
2014-06-17 01:37:44 PM  

Lost Thought 00: HaywoodJablonski: Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: Me. Belgium ( theoretically) doesn't suck

Doesn't suck? That's one thing. Can stand up to Germany/Portugal/US in a knockout situation? Much dicier proposal.

Belgium would easily go toe-to-toe with the US and Portugal. Germany is another issue.

What was the result from the Belgium-US friendly they played on the opening day of the Cup?


It was cancelled due to, if you can believe it, traffic problems.
 
2014-06-17 01:37:47 PM  
About damn time, Belgium.  Sheesh.
 
2014-06-17 01:38:22 PM  
Need one more from Belgium for GD.
 
2014-06-17 01:39:17 PM  
Well that's what you get for having those stupid Kanye sunglasses.
 
2014-06-17 01:39:37 PM  
that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal
 
2014-06-17 01:39:43 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: Comeback is complete and the curse is too.

Blitzed for the 2-1.


As I wanted to say, it's only a comeback if Belgium takes the lead, and yes, the curse of the opening PK goal is rearing its ugly head again...like I said up thread.


/I am a witch after all
 
2014-06-17 01:39:46 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Rwa2play: You know, all four of our professional leagues can stop with this fantasy of having games (and possibly having franchises) overseas. They will never ever top the following of the major European football leagues, period.

I doubt that's their goal. But it's better to have 5% of the market than 0%


Maybe, but the costs involved with having an overseas team/overseas games has to cut into that enough that even the 5% might not make sense.
 
2014-06-17 01:39:53 PM  
The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.
 
2014-06-17 01:40:02 PM  
Belgium is thrashing Algeria now. Those subs really changed it.
 
2014-06-17 01:40:14 PM  
Almost three
 
2014-06-17 01:40:43 PM  
Great effort on that header by Fellaini, but an even better save by the keeper.
 
2014-06-17 01:40:47 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal


They conquered North Africa, didn't they?
 
2014-06-17 01:40:53 PM  
Ok Belgium now stop scoring please
 
2014-06-17 01:40:58 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.


Yep. Wouldn't even consider them dark horses. More like white horses?
 
2014-06-17 01:41:06 PM  
That was almost 3.
 
2014-06-17 01:41:12 PM  
Miserable fat Belgian bastards!
 
2014-06-17 01:41:13 PM  

Lost Thought 00: HaywoodJablonski: Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: Me. Belgium ( theoretically) doesn't suck

Doesn't suck? That's one thing. Can stand up to Germany/Portugal/US in a knockout situation? Much dicier proposal.

Belgium would easily go toe-to-toe with the US and Portugal. Germany is another issue.

What was the result from the Belgium-US friendly they played on the opening day of the Cup?


What's the key word in your question which implies it has no place in the argument?

Hint: FRIENDLY
 
2014-06-17 01:41:17 PM  
reggie watts you so cray-zay!
 
2014-06-17 01:41:38 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.


Courtois for Atletico
 
2014-06-17 01:41:44 PM  

mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?


Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?
 
2014-06-17 01:42:23 PM  

star_topology: HaywoodJablonski: The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.

Yep. Wouldn't even consider them dark horses. More like white horses?


he barely saw the field this year
 
2014-06-17 01:42:47 PM  

star_topology: Yep. Wouldn't even consider them dark horses. More like white horses?


Zebras?
 
2014-06-17 01:43:09 PM  
Sucks for Algeria but this is the only real power in the group, they can still advance.
 
2014-06-17 01:43:37 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: star_topology: HaywoodJablonski: The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.

Yep. Wouldn't even consider them dark horses. More like white horses?

he barely saw the field this year


True but he was captain 2 short years ago.
 
2014-06-17 01:43:38 PM  

Eclectic: star_topology: Yep. Wouldn't even consider them dark horses. More like white horses?

Zebras?


California Chromes
 
2014-06-17 01:43:40 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.


And there's Van Buyten with Bayern Munich
 
2014-06-17 01:43:48 PM  
images.sodahead.com
Red Devils must Die!
 
2014-06-17 01:44:19 PM  
Brazil, I know you're kinda sorta against holding this in your country, but if it's any consolation, you're putting on a damn good show so far.
 
2014-06-17 01:45:37 PM  

TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?


Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.
 
2014-06-17 01:45:57 PM  
The hell? Motorboating?
 
2014-06-17 01:46:21 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Dead for Tax Reasons: star_topology: HaywoodJablonski: The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.

Yep. Wouldn't even consider them dark horses. More like white horses?

he barely saw the field this year

True but he was captain 2 short years ago.


still is
 
2014-06-17 01:46:37 PM  

TheJoe03: TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?

Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.


Donitz was ok. He became Furer and the allies didn't even execute him.
 
2014-06-17 01:46:46 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: The Belgium squad includes the following, all of whom starred for their (clubs)

Lukaku (Chelsea/Everton)
Hazard (Chelsea)
Big Hair (Everton/ Man Utd) - yes I know he wasn't great this year
Kompany (Man City)
Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)
Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Mirallas (Everton)

I don't care who you are. That's a quality set of players there.


No doubt they're stacked. The scariest part is how deep they are when you go past the starting 11. Chadli was useless today but, hey, we have Dries Mertens who's ridiculously awesome in his own right sitting right here...how about you go in?
 
2014-06-17 01:46:46 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Vertonghen (Spuds)
Dembele (Spuds)


Nacer Chadli from Spurs, as well.
 
2014-06-17 01:47:03 PM  

Gosling: Brazil, I know you're kinda sorta against holding this in your country, but if it's any consolation, you're putting on a damn good show so far.


the one thing they have absolutely no control over whatsoever.  unless youre talking about the team specifically, which is going to disembowel mexico in a couple hours.
 
2014-06-17 01:48:18 PM  

eddievercetti: The hell? Motorboating?


Saw that, told my coworkers about it, then attempted to re-enact it in slow motion. They loved it.
 
2014-06-17 01:48:40 PM  
Univision is bringing on their best commentators for the next match. It's gonna be great.
 
2014-06-17 01:49:01 PM  
hulk not so credible for the brazil match
 
2014-06-17 01:49:13 PM  

TheJoe03: TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?

Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-17 01:49:48 PM  

Gosling: Brazil, I know you're kinda sorta against holding this in your country, but if it's any consolation, you're putting on a damn good show so far.


Seriously, we should play every World Cup in a soccer-mad country with 75% humidity.
 
2014-06-17 01:49:59 PM  

craigzy: Gosling: Brazil, I know you're kinda sorta against holding this in your country, but if it's any consolation, you're putting on a damn good show so far.

the one thing they have absolutely no control over whatsoever.  unless youre talking about the team specifically, which is going to disembowel mexico in a couple hours.


Yeah I know some Mexicans might be feeling confident about this game, but those past games were on neutral ground.  This one's in Brazil; Mexico's going to feel like they're in Columbus again.

/DOS A CERO~!
 
2014-06-17 01:50:26 PM  

TeamEd: TheJoe03: TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?

Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.

Donitz was ok. He became Furer and the allies didn't even execute him.


what was that under, the fuhrer for a day program?
 
2014-06-17 01:51:33 PM  

Gosling: Brazil, I know you're kinda sorta against holding this in your country, but if it's any consolation, you're putting on a damn good show so far.


We're not against holding it in our country.  We're against being told private money would be use to get rid for the games, then once we won the bid, to have 11 billion dollars of taxpayer money diverted to building the infrastructure necessary to hold the games while public services such as hospitals, schools, and so on are closing left and right, public workers aren't getting paid, basic infrastructure is crumbling, and so on.
 
2014-06-17 01:51:52 PM  
The Google octopus is now on top of the Belgian box.
 
2014-06-17 01:53:26 PM  

Gosling: The Google octopus is now on top of the Belgian box.


The real Paul the Octopus is in Octopus Heaven right now.

/RIP Paul the Octopus
 
2014-06-17 01:53:30 PM  

Gosling: The Google octopus is now on top of the Belgian box.


you sure that isn't japan?
 
2014-06-17 01:53:48 PM  

Gosling: The Google octopus is now on top of the Belgian box.


RIP PAUL
 
2014-06-17 01:54:56 PM  
30 points!
 
2014-06-17 01:55:22 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: TeamEd: TheJoe03: TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?

Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.

Donitz was ok. He became Furer and the allies didn't even execute him.

what was that under, the fuhrer for a day program?


Donitz was Hitler's successor after his suicide. He's the one that surrendered to the Allies.
 
2014-06-17 01:56:52 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: Gosling: The Google octopus is now on top of the Belgian box.

RIP PAUL


He was delicious
 
2014-06-17 01:56:53 PM  

Gosling: The Google octopus is now on top of the Belgian box.


dude, that is a total spoiler on the largest personal home page in the world.

NOT COOL, GOOGLE.
 
2014-06-17 01:57:07 PM  
Off to a Hooters again for Mexico's game, oh boy...
 
2014-06-17 01:57:45 PM  

TeamEd: Dead for Tax Reasons: TeamEd: TheJoe03: TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?

Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.

Donitz was ok. He became Furer and the allies didn't even execute him.

what was that under, the fuhrer for a day program?

Donitz was Hitler's successor after his suicide. He's the one that surrendered to the Allies.


that's the point, once hitler was gone it was only a short while before it was all over but the hanging
 
2014-06-17 01:57:50 PM  

eddievercetti: Off to a Hooters again for Mexico's game, oh boy...


Oh enjoy that~! *rolls eyes*
 
2014-06-17 01:59:04 PM  

Joe Peanut: Gosling: Brazil, I know you're kinda sorta against holding this in your country, but if it's any consolation, you're putting on a damn good show so far.

We're not against holding it in our country.  We're against being told private money would be use to get rid for the games, then once we won the bid, to have 11 billion dollars of taxpayer money diverted to building the infrastructure necessary to hold the games while public services such as hospitals, schools, and so on are closing left and right, public workers aren't getting paid, basic infrastructure is crumbling, and so on.


I know, I know. It's small, small, tiny, miniscule compensation and I really hope you guys are able to make some sort of headway. There was a Salon article I saw a few days back saying some of you guys were actually hoping Brazil crashed out stupidly early just so the rest of the country would get pissed off enough to do something. I mean, it worked out for Seoul back in the 80's.

Of course, this is basically what all sports hosts eventually go through. Politicians regardless of nation talk about all the jobs that get created and all the infrastructure and money it'll bring in and all that stuff, and then it turns out all the jobs are to build the stadium and a lot of hosts break even at best. In practice, when you opt to host an event like this, the real way to look at it is that you're putting on a big party for the duration of the event. That's what hosts ultimately tend to get out of it. A party. A couple weeks of funtimes. Not what you were hoping to hear, I bet, but there you go.
 
2014-06-17 02:02:47 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: TeamEd: Dead for Tax Reasons: TeamEd: TheJoe03: TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?

Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.

Donitz was ok. He became Furer and the allies didn't even execute him.

what was that under, the fuhrer for a day program?

Donitz was Hitler's successor after his suicide. He's the one that surrendered to the Allies.

that's the point, once hitler was gone it was only a short while before it was all over but the hanging


Sure, but he wasn't a nobody. He was the German Grand Admiral for much of the War.
/ Let's end this conversation before it goes on record that I'm saying a Nazi leader was "ok."
 
2014-06-17 02:04:29 PM  

TeamEd: Dead for Tax Reasons: TeamEd: Dead for Tax Reasons: TeamEd: TheJoe03: TeamEd: mootmah: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's what algeria gets for naming their team after a nazi field marshal

They conquered North Africa, didn't they?

Isn't it more that both the team and the general are named for the same animal?

Even still, Rommel was the only Nazi that wasn't a dick.

Donitz was ok. He became Furer and the allies didn't even execute him.

what was that under, the fuhrer for a day program?

Donitz was Hitler's successor after his suicide. He's the one that surrendered to the Allies.

that's the point, once hitler was gone it was only a short while before it was all over but the hanging

Sure, but he wasn't a nobody. He was the German Grand Admiral for much of the War.
/ Let's end this conversation before it goes on record that I'm saying a Nazi leader was "ok."


hey, he did have some good ideas - surrender
 
2014-06-17 02:07:47 PM  
Bra 3 - 1 Mex
Korea 1 - 1 Rus
 
2014-06-17 02:13:46 PM  
Go piss flinging shiat flicking Mexicans! You are vile as turds in a punch bowl but at least you are North American scum!
 
2014-06-17 02:16:50 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Bra 3 - 1 Mex
Korea 1 - 1 Rus


Copying off me? Might not be such a good idea given my score...
 
2014-06-17 02:17:29 PM  

mikaloyd: Go piss flinging shiat flicking Mexicans! You are vile as turds in a punch bowl but at least you are North American scum!


O_O

Although to be fair, I read it in this voice:
media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-06-17 02:19:17 PM  

mikaloyd: Go piss flinging shiat flicking Mexicans! You are vile as turds in a punch bowl but at least you are North American scum!


Yeah. Go CONCACAF!
 
2014-06-17 02:19:23 PM  

jxb465: HaywoodJablonski: Bra 3 - 1 Mex
Korea 1 - 1 Rus

Copying off me? Might not be such a good idea given my score...


You need to cover your paper better.
 
2014-06-17 02:19:56 PM  

JerseyTim: The real Paul the Octopus is in Octopus Heaven right now.


Octopi only live 1-2 years.  And unlike many animals, they actually kind of are aware of their death.  when an octupus realizes its time is up, it undergoes a process called "senescence", where it ceases eating food and often burrows into a secret hiding spot, where it gradually fades away and dies.

KNOWLEDGE!  HOW THE fark DOES IT WORK?

/caught a wild octupus in rocky point this weekend
 
2014-06-17 02:21:52 PM  

rickythepenguin: KNOWLEDGE! HOW THE fark DOES IT WORK?


Because magnets!!
 
2014-06-17 02:26:57 PM  

rickythepenguin: JerseyTim: The real Paul the Octopus is in Octopus Heaven right now.

Octopi only live 1-2 years.  And unlike many animals, they actually kind of are aware of their death.  when an octupus realizes its time is up, it undergoes a process called "senescence", where it ceases eating food and often burrows into a secret hiding spot, where it gradually fades away and dies.

KNOWLEDGE!  HOW THE fark DOES IT WORK?

/caught a wild octupus in rocky point this weekend


To know how knowledge works, you must fill your head with wisdom.


/first you must fill your head with wisdom
//then you can hit ice with it.
 
2014-06-17 02:29:06 PM  

Gosling: mikaloyd: Go piss flinging shiat flicking Mexicans! You are vile as turds in a punch bowl but at least you are North American scum!

Yeah. Go CONCACAF!


I've temporarily retired the "I root for the US and whomever is playing Mexico" t-shirt. It's like we're a mid-major NCAA conference. Anytime one of us wins in the tourney it looks good for the rest of us.
 
2014-06-17 02:29:44 PM  

harleyquinnical: To know how knowledge works, you must fill your head with wisdom.


/first you must fill your head with wisdom
//then you can hit ice with it.


Or to quote FZ:

"Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST."
 
2014-06-17 02:32:27 PM  

harleyquinnical: rickythepenguin: JerseyTim: The real Paul the Octopus is in Octopus Heaven right now.

Octopi only live 1-2 years.  And unlike many animals, they actually kind of are aware of their death.  when an octupus realizes its time is up, it undergoes a process called "senescence", where it ceases eating food and often burrows into a secret hiding spot, where it gradually fades away and dies.

KNOWLEDGE!  HOW THE fark DOES IT WORK?

 .


......However, reproduction is a cause of death: males can only live for a few months after mating, and females die shortly after their eggs hatch. They neglect to eat during the (roughly) one-month period spent taking care of their unhatched eggs, eventually dying of starvation. In a scientific experiment, removal of both optic glands after spawning was found to result in cessation of broodiness, resumption of feeding, increased growth, and greatly extended lifespans

Damn kids...
 
2014-06-17 02:33:31 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: jxb465: HaywoodJablonski: Bra 3 - 1 Mex
Korea 1 - 1 Rus

Copying off me? Might not be such a good idea given my score...

You need to cover your paper better.


No way. I'm trying to bring everyone down to my level.
 
2014-06-17 02:33:59 PM  

Pentaxian: Gosling: mikaloyd: Go piss flinging shiat flicking Mexicans! You are vile as turds in a punch bowl but at least you are North American scum!

Yeah. Go CONCACAF!

I've temporarily retired the "I root for the US and whomever is playing Mexico" t-shirt. It's like we're a mid-major NCAA conference. Anytime one of us wins in the tourney it looks good for the rest of us.


I'm only rooting for Mexico because I have them and my Mexican friend has the US in a stupid bet we made.

/oh, and because I despise Brazil as a concept
 
2014-06-17 02:34:33 PM  

Rwa2play: eddievercetti: Off to a Hooters again for Mexico's game, oh boy...

Oh enjoy that~! *rolls eyes*


Not my idea, plus it kinda blew yesterday but hey, we watched the USA game on a projector screen.
 
2014-06-17 02:34:58 PM  

Pentaxian: I've temporarily retired the "I root for the US and whomever is playing Mexico" t-shirt. It's like we're a mid-major NCAA conference. Anytime one of us wins in the tourney it looks good for the rest of us.


Especially this year, when UEFA's yelling and screaming about how we need to hand them one of our spots because Zlatan Ibrahimovic. If we don't pull our weight this time out, there's one less transfer spot in the Hexagonal for 2018.
 
2014-06-17 02:37:12 PM  
Rooting for Brazil (I picked them for our league) but hoping Mexico wins.
 
2014-06-17 02:38:16 PM  

Gosling: mikaloyd: Go piss flinging shiat flicking Mexicans! You are vile as turds in a punch bowl but at least you are North American scum!

Yeah. Go CONCACAF!


Is this like the SEC! SEC! SEC! chant?
 
2014-06-17 02:39:35 PM  
I left the Israeli Channel 1 stream open after the game to watch the news...
They just had a report, that because Al Jazera has a monopoly on the World Cup broadcast in the Arab world, and getting the cable box and a subscription is too pricey for the average citizen, a lot of them are tuning in to the Israeli broadcast. Apparently the main Israeli satellite is placed just right for most of Egypt, Jordan and the rest of the region to pick it up easily.

And there's a 23 year old woman having sex with 13 year old boys in public parks in Nahariya. No word yet if she's a teacher.
 
2014-06-17 02:39:48 PM  

cat4racer: However, reproduction is a cause of death: males can only live for a few months after mating, and females die shortly after their eggs hatch. They neglect to eat during the (roughly) one-month period spent taking care of their unhatched eggs, eventually dying of starvation. In a scientific experiment, removal of both optic glands after spawning was found to result in cessation of broodiness, resumption of feeding, increased growth, and greatly extended lifespans


yeah.  pretty trippy.

I just read a book about octupus that was amazing.  i got it for my daughter as she's really into marine biology (as all girls go throught hat phase).

i was later glad she didn't read it.  there's a chapter in the book about the octupus in art, both ancient times (frescos in rome and shiat) and modern, including -- and this is not bullshiat -- TENTACLE PORN.  Ther'es an illustration of some famous Japanese woodcut circa 1850 or whatever, called "the dream of the fisherman's wife", which shoes this giant octupus chomping Japanese box.  swear to god!  And then, while this big octupus is just mowing down on this chick's pussy, this little octups is playing with her titties.  its a famous painting apparently.  and she's laying back, getting eaten out, not a care int he world.

Yeah, really glad my duaghter didn't see that.  "Daddy, what is Octupus doing?  is he hurting her?"

*shakes head*
 
2014-06-17 02:40:41 PM  
I just want a good game for BRA-MEX. Don't really care who wins.
 
2014-06-17 02:41:21 PM  

Gosling: Pentaxian: I've temporarily retired the "I root for the US and whomever is playing Mexico" t-shirt. It's like we're a mid-major NCAA conference. Anytime one of us wins in the tourney it looks good for the rest of us.

Especially this year, when UEFA's yelling and screaming about how we need to hand them one of our spots because Zlatan Ibrahimovic. If we don't pull our weight this time out, there's one less transfer spot in the Hexagonal for 2018.


UEFA should just add Brazil and Argentina, and we wouldn't need the World Cup.
 
2014-06-17 02:42:07 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Is this like the SEC! SEC! SEC! chant?


If the NCAA were moving to kick the SEC out of the BCS if they didn't win enough this season, then yes. If Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras don't rack up points, the US pays the price right along with them.
 
2014-06-17 02:44:58 PM  
What a MEX BRA looks like.

www.hogwild.net
 
2014-06-17 02:45:29 PM  
Got a few bottles of Jarritos Mandarina here, so go Mexico!
 
2014-06-17 02:46:11 PM  

eddievercetti: What a MEX BRA looks like.


Interesting example. Any others we might need to be on the lookout for?
 
2014-06-17 02:46:34 PM  
Dammit, I'll be at work behind a firewall. At least I can access Google for the highlights, and can connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot across the street occasionally to check this thread for any profoundly insightful commentary.

We got a few Mexico fans at the office, but I'm feeling trollish and will root for Brazil. Honestly, though, I think mexico will pull through in the end. I also expect Brazil to get real and not take as many dives this time.
 
2014-06-17 02:46:54 PM  

eddievercetti: What a MEX BRA looks like.

[www.hogwild.net image 255x367]


You're doing God's work, son.
 
2014-06-17 02:46:57 PM  

eddievercetti: What a MEX BRA looks like.

[www.hogwild.net image 255x367]


So glad I wasn't sipping coffee for that.  +1


And I just saw Mila Kunis shilling for Jim Beam Honey.  Not sure I want to live on this planet anymore.
 
2014-06-17 02:47:45 PM  

harleyquinnical: eddievercetti: What a MEX BRA looks like.

[www.hogwild.net image 255x367]

So glad I wasn't sipping coffee for that.  +1


And I just saw Mila Kunis shilling for Jim Beam Honey.  Not sure I want to live on this planet anymore.


She is pregnant so she has to do something before Ted 2.
 
2014-06-17 02:48:08 PM  

harleyquinnical: And I just saw Mila Kunis shilling for Jim Beam Honey. Not sure I want to live on this planet anymore.


Really? At least she could have some class and pimp for Wild Turkey Honey
 
2014-06-17 02:48:08 PM  

Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: Is this like the SEC! SEC! SEC! chant?

If the NCAA were moving to kick the SEC out of the BCS if they didn't win enough this season, then yes. If Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras don't rack up points, the US pays the price right along with them.


Yeah well Costa Rica won. So far CONCACAF is 3-1. Not a bad start
 
2014-06-17 02:49:15 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Gosling: HaywoodJablonski: Is this like the SEC! SEC! SEC! chant?

If the NCAA were moving to kick the SEC out of the BCS if they didn't win enough this season, then yes. If Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras don't rack up points, the US pays the price right along with them.

Yeah well Costa Rica won. So far CONCACAF is 3-1. Not a bad start


Stupid Honduras
 
2014-06-17 02:50:48 PM  
Did Mexico get pushed back 2 hours, or is the FIFA website going full clownshoes?
 
2014-06-17 02:51:52 PM  

Hebalo: UEFA should just add Brazil and Argentina, and we wouldn't need the World Cup.


I posted yesterday my proposed solution to the problem. I noticed that UEFA didn't have to defend any of their spots in intercontinental qualifiers this year. I, long story short, proposed we put all 31 non-host spots up for grabs in intercontinental playoffs. I (roughly, give or take) doubled everybody's current allotment for 62 spots total. Then the top 31 of those nations in the FIFA rankings gets seeded, and nations are paired off such that a continent can't play itself. The matches are four legs long as opposed to the usual two. The 31 winners go to the Cup.

Basically, I make Europe a little wager. They get the opportunity to claim up to 27 of the 32 spots, plus the host spot if they happen to be hosting. In exchange, they accept the theoretical risk of not sending anyone to the Cup at all, should they lose all 27 of their playoffs.

I even held a drawing based on who would have made the playoffs in 2014 qualifying. What I ended up getting (with the non-UEFA playoffs marked with an asterisk):

Italy vs. Tunisia
Croatia vs. Ethiopia
Ghana vs. Austria
Algeria vs. Iceland
Sweden vs. Iran
Ecuador vs. Hungary
Serbia vs. Nigeria
Spain vs. South Africa
England vs. Burkina Faso
United States vs. South Korea *
Colombia vs. Jordan *
Czech Republic vs. Venezuela
Switzerland vs. Uzbekistan
Argentina vs. Panama *
Mexico vs. Iraq *
France vs. Qatar
Belgium vs. Japan
Cote d'Ivoire vs. Finland
Greece vs. Cameroon
Netherlands vs. Egypt
Germany vs. Peru
Uruguay vs. Montenegro
Slovenia vs. Senegal
Denmark vs. Australia
Romania vs. New Caledonia
Ukraine vs. Oman
Russia vs. Honduras
Bosnia/Herzegovina vs. Jamaica
Costa Rica vs. Israel
Chile vs. Slovakia
Portugal vs. New Zealand
 
2014-06-17 02:52:43 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Yeah well Costa Rica won. So far CONCACAF is 3-1. Not a bad start


Not at all.  I'll take that start.
 
2014-06-17 02:55:51 PM  
Brazil 4-2
 
2014-06-17 02:56:20 PM  
I'm conflicted-

Mexico or Brazil?

/I'll just enjoy the game
 
2014-06-17 02:57:14 PM  
The music stopped and they just keep singing.
 
2014-06-17 02:58:10 PM  

Gosling: The music stopped and they just keep singing.


Reminds me of Liverpool for some reason.
 
2014-06-17 02:59:03 PM  
I feel dirty saying this...but for CONCACAF...GO EL TRI!!
 
2014-06-17 02:59:11 PM  

Gosling: The music stopped and they just keep singing.


It's a protest that originated at the 2013 Confed Cup before a match in Fortaleza.
 
2014-06-17 02:59:38 PM  

Gosling: The music stopped and they just keep singing.


One of my favorite moments of the world cup so far.  Gives me chills.  Also thought Dani Alvez hugging that girl was really sweet.  NOW FOR THE ACTION!

Not sure who i want to win.  I hate Mexico.  Though CONCACAF needs teams to win.
 
2014-06-17 03:00:07 PM  
oh, these awkard arm-crossing player highlight thingies make me chuckle every time
 
2014-06-17 03:00:09 PM  
*turns to look at the thread and folds his arms*
 
2014-06-17 03:00:45 PM  
If the Mexicans upset Brazil Los Angeles is gonna burn...I like the underdog GO Mexico
 
2014-06-17 03:00:50 PM  
Mariana van Zeller @MarianaVZ 9s
Wait, who's that blonde dude playing for Brazil? #MidCupHairdoChange #Neymar #WorldCup2014
 
2014-06-17 03:01:05 PM  
For CONCACAF, go Mexico! Do not squander our gift of qualification!
 
2014-06-17 03:01:17 PM  
IDGAF about CONCACAF. Never root for El Tri.
 
2014-06-17 03:01:38 PM  

AngryDesertDweller: If the Mexicans upset Brazil Los Angeles is gonna burn...I like the underdog GO Mexico


Well.....since you said that...GO MEXICO!!
 
2014-06-17 03:01:39 PM  

stanhapsburg: Gosling: The music stopped and they just keep singing.

It's a protest that originated at the 2013 Confed Cup before a match in Fortaleza.


I did not know that.  I need to look that up.

*looks at JerseyTim and folds arms*
 
2014-06-17 03:01:40 PM  
The circle in the middle of the field seems slightly wonky. This is bothering the shiat out of me.
 
2014-06-17 03:01:47 PM  
Now we find out if it's just the Japanese fellow or all of FIFA in the bag for Brasil
 
2014-06-17 03:01:54 PM  
I swear I heard the announcer refer to "Prince Namor" . Gotta cut back on the comic books.
 
2014-06-17 03:02:03 PM  
EN VIVO!
 
2014-06-17 03:02:09 PM  

Shame Us: IDGAF about CONCACAF. Never root for El Tri.


You will if the US falls into the spot we lose and misses out on 2018.
 
2014-06-17 03:02:21 PM  
and how homery will the espn announcers be?
 
2014-06-17 03:02:53 PM  

mootmah: Now we find out if it's just the Japanese fellow or all of FIFA in the bag for Brasil


There's your answer
 
2014-06-17 03:03:18 PM  
Mmmmm, corner kick
 
2014-06-17 03:03:52 PM  
I hate Brazil more than I hate El Tri, so I hope El Tri wins.
 
2014-06-17 03:04:05 PM  

dietbubba: and how homery will the espn announcers be?


I read that as "horny". I think I may have a problem.
 
2014-06-17 03:04:28 PM  
Please own goal, please own goal
 
2014-06-17 03:05:05 PM  
So no Green but Red-Black, I'm getting Falcons vibes right now.
 
2014-06-17 03:05:49 PM  

eagles95: mootmah: Now we find out if it's just the Japanese fellow or all of FIFA in the bag for Brasil

There's your answer


No foul, Daddy and Daddy were just wrestling.
 
2014-06-17 03:05:53 PM  
Sounds like the Brazilian fans actually are going to cheer this game.
 
2014-06-17 03:05:57 PM  
Brazil's trying to run Mexico over like a truck and draw fouls when Mexico can't get out of the way fast enough.
 
2014-06-17 03:06:22 PM  

Gosling: Shame Us: IDGAF about CONCACAF. Never root for El Tri.

You will if the US falls into the spot we lose and misses out on 2018.


The US has comfortably qualified for the last several World Cups.  Just because we may have shiat the bed when we got there doesn't mean we aren't one of the powerhouses within CONCACAF
 
2014-06-17 03:06:52 PM  
Ref is generous. Could be fun.
 
2014-06-17 03:06:52 PM  
Mexico's in red? Is that a new look?
 
2014-06-17 03:07:18 PM  
Getting a biatchippy already
 
2014-06-17 03:07:24 PM  
Put the whistle away when Brazil touches anyone from MEX
 
2014-06-17 03:07:50 PM  
This game has tons of energy, but lots of contact, and the ref will have to start handing out cards early to make sure things don't get too out of hand.

And did I miss something for Neymar to already be booked?
 
2014-06-17 03:07:51 PM  
asset-f.soup.io

The Brazil team


Seriously, at the lightest touch they're already flopping.
 
2014-06-17 03:07:54 PM  

stanhapsburg: Ref is generous. Could be fun.


Could be bloody.
 
2014-06-17 03:07:54 PM  
DAMMIT FILTER
 
2014-06-17 03:08:00 PM  
Wow the knives are out. Is the ref even watching the game?
 
2014-06-17 03:08:16 PM  
It doesn't look like this ref is going to call a foul on Brazil short of mugging a Mexican at knifepoint.
 
2014-06-17 03:08:43 PM  

Eclectic: Getting a biatchippy already


Someone else got filter pwnd for the exact same phrasing I used a few days ago.
 
2014-06-17 03:08:54 PM  

harleyquinnical: This game has tons of energy, but lots of contact, and the ref will have to start handing out cards early to make sure things don't get too out of hand.

And did I miss something for Neymar to already be booked?


Last game he got yellow'd
 
2014-06-17 03:09:20 PM  

jimmythefly: Wow the knives are out. Is the ref even watching the game?


What else would the ref be doing?
 
2014-06-17 03:09:28 PM  

Gosling: Shame Us: IDGAF about CONCACAF. Never root for El Tri.

You will if the US falls into the spot we lose and misses out on 2018.


Why would I root for Mexico if we missed the 2018 world cup?
 
2014-06-17 03:09:39 PM  

marius2: Please own goal, please own goal



has their been one yet?
 
2014-06-17 03:09:52 PM  

czetie: It doesn't look like this ref is going to call a foul on Brazil short of mugging a Mexican at knifepoint.


Luckily, Mexico is quite experienced at being mugged at knifepoint in broad daylight with authorities not willing to do anything.
 
2014-06-17 03:09:54 PM  

2wolves: stanhapsburg: Ref is generous. Could be fun.

Could be bloody.


That's not mutually exclusive.
 
2014-06-17 03:09:55 PM  
Hearing the English and Spanish announcers is really jarring.
 
2014-06-17 03:10:05 PM  

harleyquinnical: Eclectic: Getting a biatchippy already

Someone else got filter pwnd for the exact same phrasing I used a few days ago.


And I love it, and will be using this phrase intentionally from now on.
 
2014-06-17 03:10:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-17 03:10:36 PM  
I like this matchup because both managers are like your dumpy uncles that your mom's loser sister married for her second marriage. They have no style or form. They're the anti-Jogi Löw.
 
2014-06-17 03:10:45 PM  

harleyquinnical: Eclectic: Getting a biatchippy already

Someone else got filter pwnd for the exact same phrasing I used a few days ago.


Sad thing is that I remember seeing it and STILL I do the same thing...
 
2014-06-17 03:10:56 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: jimmythefly: Wow the knives are out. Is the ref even watching the game?

What else would the ref be doing?


Sharpening knives
 
2014-06-17 03:11:10 PM  

czetie: It doesn't look like this ref is going to call a foul on Brazil short of mugging a Mexican at knifepoint.


I guess we will see when Brazil finally commits a foul.
 
2014-06-17 03:11:29 PM  

rickythepenguin: marius2: Please own goal, please own goal


has their been one yet?


There was one in the Bosnia - Argentina game, not sure if there have been any others yet.
 
2014-06-17 03:12:03 PM  

Shame Us: Why would I root for Mexico if we missed the 2018 world cup?



think he means you will start IDGAFing for CONCACAF if USA's spot goes FUBAR.  IDK.  DRTFA. BRB, BFF Jill.  TTYL

LOL
 
2014-06-17 03:12:09 PM  
GOAL DENIED!
 
2014-06-17 03:12:10 PM  

eagles95: Last game he got yellow'd


The ESPN announcer made mention that should Neymar be booked again, he'll be suspended for the next match.  This just didn't sound quite right to me.
 
2014-06-17 03:12:25 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 03:12:33 PM  

Mr_H: rickythepenguin: marius2: Please own goal, please own goal


has their been one yet?

There was one in the Bosnia - Argentina game, not sure if there have been any others yet.


The Brazil - Croatia game.
 
2014-06-17 03:12:48 PM  
GOOOooo..... oh nevermind
 
2014-06-17 03:13:06 PM  

Mr_H: rickythepenguin: marius2: Please own goal, please own goal


has their been one yet?

There was one in the Bosnia - Argentina game, not sure if there have been any others yet.


First goal of this WC was one.
 
2014-06-17 03:13:21 PM  
flop
 
2014-06-17 03:13:33 PM  

Shame Us: Mr_H: rickythepenguin: marius2: Please own goal, please own goal


has their been one yet?

There was one in the Bosnia - Argentina game, not sure if there have been any others yet.

The Brazil - Croatia game.


France's 2-0 was a GK own goal.
 
2014-06-17 03:13:55 PM  

Mr_H: rickythepenguin: marius2: Please own goal, please own goal


has their been one yet?

There was one in the Bosnia - Argentina game, not sure if there have been any others yet.


The first goal of the world cup was a Brazil OG.
 
2014-06-17 03:13:58 PM  
That was a car crash.
 
2014-06-17 03:14:08 PM  

Mr_H: There was one in the Bosnia - Argentina game, not sure if there have been any others yet.


huh, no shiat.....I've been traveling a lot and have only watched start to finish ITA/ENG, USA/GHA. caught some of NED, tiny bit of GRE.  so far, far more games I've not seen than those i have.
 
2014-06-17 03:14:28 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: czetie: It doesn't look like this ref is going to call a foul on Brazil short of mugging a Mexican at knifepoint.

I guess we will see when Brazil finally commits a foul.


And he's right.
 
2014-06-17 03:14:54 PM  
Oh, and not to harp on Mexico's uniforms again, but the Charlie Brown stripe too?
 
2014-06-17 03:14:55 PM  
MEX has ass defense right now, horrible.
 
2014-06-17 03:14:58 PM  
Fred is diving in the box again.

Shocking

Please destroy them, Mehico.
 
2014-06-17 03:15:00 PM  

mikaloyd: flop


Yeah, it's pretty easy to flop when the guy slides in and his stomach snags your foot.  Surprisingly, not worth a yellow card.
 
2014-06-17 03:15:13 PM  

harleyquinnical: eagles95: Last game he got yellow'd

The ESPN announcer made mention that should Neymar be booked again, he'll be suspended for the next match.  This just didn't sound quite right to me.


2 accumulated yellows = 1 game suspension
 
2014-06-17 03:15:23 PM  
I like the echo in the Univision feed. It sounds like the Spanish Cousin Brucie.
 
2014-06-17 03:15:42 PM  
Mexico is playing like the US yesterday
 
2014-06-17 03:16:00 PM  
Brazil just seems so much better than Mexico right now. If this is the true level of these two teams, Mexico needs a miracle.
 
2014-06-17 03:16:01 PM  
Until their fans decide to stop launching balloons filled with urine, I shall call their team El Pee
 
2014-06-17 03:16:52 PM  

eagles95: Mexico is playing like the US yesterday


The US was up 1-0 by now.
 
2014-06-17 03:16:54 PM  

Shame Us: Mr_H: rickythepenguin: marius2: Please own goal, please own goal


has their been one yet?

There was one in the Bosnia - Argentina game, not sure if there have been any others yet.

The Brazil - Croatia game.


Completely forgot about that one, doh.
 
2014-06-17 03:17:07 PM  

eagles95: Mexico is playing like the US yesterday


I was just thinking both these teams would beat how the US played yesterday...

//unless we get very lucky
//again
 
2014-06-17 03:17:11 PM  

Krustofsky: Oh, and not to harp on Mexico's uniforms again, but the Charlie Brown stripe too?


Ummm EXCUSE MOTHERfarkING MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, but in Mexico, we call that the Carlos Marrón stripe, mmmmmmmohkay?

sheesh.
 
2014-06-17 03:17:17 PM  

JerseyTim: I like the echo in the Univision feed. It sounds like the Spanish Cousin Brucie.


Are they promoting Bullshark testosterone?
 
2014-06-17 03:17:28 PM  
Neymar tripped over his own damn feet.
 
2014-06-17 03:17:38 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Until their fans decide to stop launching balloons filled with urine, I shall call their team El Pee


How many times have they done this?
 
2014-06-17 03:17:43 PM  

harleyquinnical: mikaloyd: flop

Yeah, it's pretty easy to flop when the guy slides in and his stomach snags your foot.  Surprisingly, not worth a yellow card.


I can see tripping there but the whole grabbing his shin like shrapnel hit it was the part thats hard to tolerate
 
2014-06-17 03:18:00 PM  
I've been out all day and just picked up a new cable box. Waiting for it to reboot so I can turn in the game. Did I miss anything good this morning? Am I missing anything good now?
 
2014-06-17 03:18:08 PM  

Shame Us: 2 accumulated yellows = 1 game suspension


I'm used to the accumulated yellow limit being 5
 
2014-06-17 03:18:26 PM  
OK so approximately 3-4 OGs....how about straight reds?  ONly one I know if is Pepe.

and one PK, right?  earlier today?
 
2014-06-17 03:18:44 PM  
Soccer Gods @soccergods 2m
It seems the referee told Thiago Silva and Rafa Marquez before the game that this game is "to the death." #BRAvMEX
 
2014-06-17 03:18:50 PM  

rickythepenguin: Krustofsky: Oh, and not to harp on Mexico's uniforms again, but the Charlie Brown stripe too?

Ummm EXCUSE MOTHERfarkING MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, but in Mexico, we call that the Carlos Marrón stripe, mmmmmmmohkay?

sheesh.


You arent even in Mexico essay
 
2014-06-17 03:19:35 PM  
The announcer just said Brazil has not lost a home game in a non-exhibition game in 39 years. What the hell?
 
2014-06-17 03:19:49 PM  

mikaloyd: harleyquinnical: mikaloyd: flop

Yeah, it's pretty easy to flop when the guy slides in and his stomach snags your foot.  Surprisingly, not worth a yellow card.

I can see tripping there but the whole grabbing his shin like shrapnel hit it was the part thats hard to tolerate


Anybody that looks to be in sheer agony should sit out for 2 minutes, no substitutions.  Might make the players less effeminate.
 
2014-06-17 03:20:01 PM  

rickythepenguin: OK so approximately 3-4 OGs....how about straight reds?  ONly one I know if is Pepe.

and one PK, right?  earlier today?


Several
 
2014-06-17 03:20:10 PM  

Nadie_AZ: HaywoodJablonski: Until their fans decide to stop launching balloons filled with urine, I shall call their team El Pee

How many times have they done this?


You ever watch a game played in the Azteca?
 
2014-06-17 03:20:14 PM  

Bunny Deville: I've been out all day and just picked up a new cable box. Waiting for it to reboot so I can turn in the game. Did I miss anything good this morning? Am I missing anything good now?


Belgium came back.
 
2014-06-17 03:20:16 PM  

Nadie_AZ: HaywoodJablonski: Until their fans decide to stop launching balloons filled with urine, I shall call their team El Pee

How many times have they done this?


They haven't done it recently. The US/MEX games at Azteca have become a little like the Superb Owl, in that only super rich corporate douches can afford to go. And those types are too cheap to buy their man servant a ticket, and they would never touch their own penis in order to fill a Louis Vutton bag w/ urine and then have the manservant throw it at Landon Donovan.
 
2014-06-17 03:20:19 PM  
Paul on Google should just starting floating  over toward Brazil.
 
2014-06-17 03:20:26 PM  

mikaloyd: You arent even in Mexico essay



the joke only works if i say i'm in mexico.


plus, he doesn't know that
 
2014-06-17 03:21:13 PM  

rickythepenguin: OK so approximately 3-4 OGs....how about straight reds?  ONly one I know if is Pepe.

and one PK, right?  earlier today?


Brazil's go-ahead goal was the PK on which Fred flopped like...something floppy.
 
2014-06-17 03:21:29 PM  

mikaloyd: I can see tripping there but the whole grabbing his shin like shrapnel hit it was the part thats hard to tolerate


I see your point.  Sadly, I've seen way too much of that going on in this stage.


Bunny Deville: I've been out all day and just picked up a new cable box. Waiting for it to reboot so I can turn in the game. Did I miss anything good this morning? Am I missing anything good now?


The curse of the opening 1-0 lead on a PK is still going as Belgium came back against Algeria 2-1.  As of now, the Brazil - Mexico match is just chippy.
 
2014-06-17 03:22:13 PM  

DamnYankees: The announcer just said Brazil has not lost a home game in a non-exhibition game in 39 years. What the hell?


The last loss at home they've taken at all was in 2002 against Paraguay, and that was right after they'd won the World Cup and swapped out their first string at halftime. The last competitive game they lost was in the 1975 Copa America, losing the first leg of the semifinal against Peru 3-1.
 
2014-06-17 03:22:39 PM  

mootmah: Several


huh, no shiat.  dammit. i hate work.  i should be in a bar sucking down Tecates


Trocadero: Landon Donovan.


saw him doing pregame commentary yesterday.  boy howdy.  talk about "it".  he was just flying through the TV.  Undeniable.  a ball of charisma.  absolutely electrifying orator.
 
2014-06-17 03:23:29 PM  

Gosling: DamnYankees: The announcer just said Brazil has not lost a home game in a non-exhibition game in 39 years. What the hell?

The last loss at home they've taken at all was in 2002 against Paraguay, and that was right after they'd won the World Cup and swapped out their first string at halftime. The last competitive game they lost was in the 1975 Copa America, losing the first leg of the semifinal against Peru 3-1.


On average, how many competitive games do they play at home a year? I dont really know anything about soccer.
 
2014-06-17 03:23:31 PM  
Mexico showing the 1st touch ability of Jozy Altidore
 
2014-06-17 03:23:46 PM  
We've secretly swapped out the managers of Brazil and Mexico with Edge and Matt Hardy. Let's see if anyone notices.
 
2014-06-17 03:24:01 PM  
"Okay, we're in front of the goal, what do we do again?" - Mexico
 
2014-06-17 03:24:04 PM  
Jebbus MEX, you are not doing yourselves any favors today.
 
2014-06-17 03:24:29 PM  

harleyquinnical: Shame Us: 2 accumulated yellows = 1 game suspension

I'm used to the accumulated yellow limit being 5


For regular league play, maybe; but for these big tournaments, two is normal.

And there is also usually an "amnesty" at the semi-final stage, so if a player goes into the semis carrying a card and gets booked, they don't miss the final.
 
2014-06-17 03:24:31 PM  

Shame Us: rickythepenguin: OK so approximately 3-4 OGs....how about straight reds?  ONly one I know if is Pepe.

and one PK, right?  earlier today?

Brazil's go-ahead goal was the PK on which Fred flopped like...something floppy.


Germany scored a PK as well.
 
2014-06-17 03:24:31 PM  
How do you hurt yourself running into Neymar? He's not exactly Hulk.
 
2014-06-17 03:24:42 PM  
Oh hey look, Mexico gets screwed again.
 
2014-06-17 03:24:46 PM  

Shame Us: Brazil's go-ahead goal was the PK on which Fred flopped like...something floppy.


oh, that's right....i still haven't seen that but i read some of the reaction to it.  i was in mexico over the weekend, and one of the shows they were showing demotivators apparently from the internet with a picture of the ref, and they'd be captioned (translated) "the replay wasn't clear?  Brazil gets penalty kick!"  "I didn't see what happened.  PK, Brazil!"
 
2014-06-17 03:24:51 PM  
Koman, did you see the angel redirect that shot mid-flight?
 
2014-06-17 03:25:02 PM  
FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
2014-06-17 03:25:22 PM  
How do the officials miss that deflection?
 
2014-06-17 03:25:24 PM  
WHAT YOU MEAN A GOAL KICK?  Stupid refs in the pockets of Brazil.
 
2014-06-17 03:25:45 PM  
What a save!
 
2014-06-17 03:25:49 PM  

DamnYankees: On average, how many competitive games do they play at home a year? I dont really know anything about soccer.


Brazil's complete national-team history, at least up to March, is here.
 
2014-06-17 03:25:51 PM  
I just flipped through nine different streams.  Different announcers.  All were complaining about the officiating.
 
2014-06-17 03:25:56 PM  

Shame Us: rickythepenguin: OK so approximately 3-4 OGs....how about straight reds?  ONly one I know if is Pepe.

and one PK, right?  earlier today?

Brazil's go-ahead goal was the PK on which Fred flopped like...something floppy.


And Germany's first in their drubbing of Portugal.
 
2014-06-17 03:26:03 PM  
Ochoa saves the match for Mexico

What a save
 
2014-06-17 03:26:20 PM  
Jesus, Memo must have eaten that crazy steroid meat again.
 
2014-06-17 03:26:29 PM  

mootmah: Koman Coulibaly: jimmythefly: Wow the knives are out. Is the ref even watching the game?

What else would the ref be doing?

Sharpening knives


Always good to be prepared to defend yourself from irrational drunken fans or violent prima donna players/coaches
 
2014-06-17 03:26:33 PM  
Mexico decided to play
 
2014-06-17 03:26:34 PM  
He sure Roonied that
 
2014-06-17 03:26:35 PM  

eagles95: Mexico showing the 1st touch ability of Jozy Altidore


"Jozy's on a vacation far away, come on by so we can talk it over.  So many things I want to say.  I don't wanna lose your love toniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight (yeh!)"

/obscure?
 
2014-06-17 03:26:38 PM  
what a thrilling start
 
2014-06-17 03:26:39 PM  

harleyquinnical: WHAT YOU MEAN A GOAL KICK?  Stupid refs in the pockets of Brazil.


I know! BP is running high in my living room. Grrrrr.
 
2014-06-17 03:26:46 PM  
Cable's on now. But I can't understand the announced. I have a lot of trouble following people who speak with an accent, I have to watch Sherlock and Doctor who with subtitles on.
 
2014-06-17 03:26:46 PM  
Ochoa!
 
2014-06-17 03:26:49 PM  
Ochoa, meet Post. Post, Ochoa.

Damn
 
2014-06-17 03:27:03 PM  
This game is awesome.
 
2014-06-17 03:27:15 PM  
Great save by Ochoa.
 
2014-06-17 03:27:36 PM  
At some point Mexico's going to be on Brazil's side of the field, right? Maybe that's the plan, to be defense-first?
 
2014-06-17 03:27:55 PM  
I gotta say, I don't understand 99% of it, but listening to the Univision feed for this match is amazing.
 
2014-06-17 03:27:57 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Ochoa, meet Post. Post, Ochoa.

Damn


ja rly.  Great save on that header.
 
2014-06-17 03:28:04 PM  
just figured out who the mexico coach reminds me of
static.goal.com
i123.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-17 03:28:09 PM  
this is getting exciting!!!!!!
 
2014-06-17 03:28:10 PM  

rickythepenguin: Shame Us: Brazil's go-ahead goal was the PK on which Fred flopped like...something floppy.

oh, that's right....i still haven't seen that but i read some of the reaction to it.  i was in mexico over the weekend, and one of the shows they were showing demotivators apparently from the internet with a picture of the ref, and they'd be captioned (translated) "the replay wasn't clear?  Brazil gets penalty kick!"  "I didn't see what happened.  PK, Brazil!"


The Croatian defender breifly and lightly placed a hand on Fred's shoulder. Fred was pronounced dead 2 seconds later.
 
2014-06-17 03:28:29 PM  
Oh my god, where do I get some gloves like that, I need them for a cosplay!
 
2014-06-17 03:29:16 PM  

rugman11: I gotta say, I don't understand 99% of it, but listening to the Univision feed for this match is amazing.


Perro Bermudez is a national treasure of Mexico. Love the guy.
 
2014-06-17 03:29:18 PM  

rickythepenguin: eagles95: Mexico showing the 1st touch ability of Jozy Altidore

"Jozy's on a vacation far away, come on by so we can talk it over.  So many things I want to say.  I don't wanna lose your love toniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight (yeh!)"

/obscure?


I'll just hang over here in the Outfield while that song plays
 
2014-06-17 03:30:18 PM  

dietbubba: rickythepenguin: eagles95: Mexico showing the 1st touch ability of Jozy Altidore

"Jozy's on a vacation far away, come on by so we can talk it over.  So many things I want to say.  I don't wanna lose your love toniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight (yeh!)"

/obscure?

I'll just hang over here in the Outfield while that song plays


*groans*

//no, not in that way
 
2014-06-17 03:30:32 PM  

rugman11: I gotta say, I don't understand 99% of it, but listening to the Univision feed for this match is amazing.


I just switched to it because ESPN keeps stalling. That announcer has the deepest voice I have ever heard. There are whales off the Pacific coast responding to his call right now.
 
2014-06-17 03:30:39 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: rugman11: I gotta say, I don't understand 99% of it, but listening to the Univision feed for this match is amazing.

Perro Bermudez is a national treasure of Mexico. Love the guy.


I'm shocked he's doing Univision stuff.

/GOAL LINE TECH!
 
2014-06-17 03:30:43 PM  
GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY!
 
2014-06-17 03:30:55 PM  
Thank you...I was just wanting the goal line technology look at that save by Ochoa
 
2014-06-17 03:31:18 PM  
Do remember that World Cup refs are basically ordered to be quick with the cards, and if you're not, you'll find yourself on a plane home real fast.

So don't get used to this ref. I don't think we'll be seeing him again.
 
2014-06-17 03:31:21 PM  

eddievercetti: Princip's Sandwich: rugman11: I gotta say, I don't understand 99% of it, but listening to the Univision feed for this match is amazing.

Perro Bermudez is a national treasure of Mexico. Love the guy.

I'm shocked he's doing Univision stuff.

/GOAL LINE TECH!


He left Galavision in December, so here he is. He's been doing the WC for decades.
 
2014-06-17 03:31:53 PM  

Bunny Deville: Oh my god, where do I get some gloves like that, I need them for a cosplay!



obligatory name drop of Jessica Nigri working at my local Trader Joe's, and me talking to her for 2-3 years not knowing she was JESSICA FREAKING NIGRI until her last day, when we started talking about cosplay, and she said, "i have a few pictrues online, google my name!  and today is my last day, so, nice knowing you!"
 
2014-06-17 03:32:02 PM  

dietbubba: How do the officials miss that deflection?


What deflection? There wasn't one.  What game are you watching?
 
2014-06-17 03:33:18 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: dietbubba: How do the officials miss that deflection?

What deflection? There wasn't one.  What game are you watching?


You sir make these threads so much better
 
2014-06-17 03:33:48 PM  

rickythepenguin: obligatory name drop of Jessica Nigri working at my local Trader Joe's, and me talking to her for 2-3 years not knowing she was JESSICA FREAKING NIGRI until her last day, when we started talking about cosplay, and she said, "i have a few pictrues online, google my name!  and today is my last day, so, nice knowing you!"


Wow, guess she got hired around that time for gaming companies.

Princip's Sandwich: eddievercetti: Princip's Sandwich: rugman11: I gotta say, I don't understand 99% of it, but listening to the Univision feed for this match is amazing.

Perro Bermudez is a national treasure of Mexico. Love the guy.

I'm shocked he's doing Univision stuff.

/GOAL LINE TECH!

He left Galavision in December, so here he is. He's been doing the WC for decades.


I know he's mostly Televisa and I remember him doing WC back in 1998.
 
2014-06-17 03:34:52 PM  

czetie: . There are whales off the Pacific coast responding to his call right now.


did you mean to say that on porpoise?
 
2014-06-17 03:35:00 PM  

rickythepenguin: Bunny Deville: Oh my god, where do I get some gloves like that, I need them for a cosplay!


obligatory name drop of Jessica Nigri working at my local Trader Joe's, and me talking to her for 2-3 years not knowing she was JESSICA FREAKING NIGRI until her last day, when we started talking about cosplay, and she said, "i have a few pictrues online, google my name!  and today is my last day, so, nice knowing you!"


I'm furiously googling, I can't figure out what they're called other than "big goalie gloves". But yeah, that's cool!
 
2014-06-17 03:35:32 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: just figured out who the mexico coach reminds me of

img.fark.net

static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-06-17 03:36:30 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: mootmah: Koman Coulibaly: jimmythefly: Wow the knives are out. Is the ref even watching the game?

What else would the ref be doing?

Sharpening knives

Always good to be prepared to defend yourself from irrational drunken fans or violent prima donna players/coaches


You, of all people, would know.
 
2014-06-17 03:36:36 PM  
Another great save by Ochoa...how soon before the goal line technology looks at that one?
 
2014-06-17 03:37:03 PM  
So I guess everyone in Brazil owns the yellow Brazil kit
 
2014-06-17 03:37:04 PM  
Layun is too hurt to continue. Getting subbed.
 
2014-06-17 03:37:20 PM  
ELL ROOOONEY!!!!!
 
2014-06-17 03:37:29 PM  
Roonied into the sky
 
2014-06-17 03:37:30 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: just figured out who the mexico coach reminds me of
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img.fark.net

images.wikia.com
 
2014-06-17 03:37:38 PM  
Um...yeah, that is a free kick and should be a booking on that last foul.
 
2014-06-17 03:37:39 PM  
Mexican Rooney
 
2014-06-17 03:37:58 PM  

harleyquinnical: Another great save by Ochoa...how soon before the goal line technology looks at that one?


They'll replay this goal kick first.
 
2014-06-17 03:38:00 PM  

eddievercetti: Wow, guess she got hired around that time for gaming companies.


Nigri was able to quit her job at Trader Joe's a year ago to make cosplay her full-time job.


Yup...this was published abotu a week ago. yeah, she was just this regular looking gal I'd make small talk with at Trader Joe's every now and then, and then her last freaking day she lets me in on the secret. she looked nothing like what she does. she's good looking, don't get me worng, but....not like, BAAAAAAMMMMM! you know?

anywyas.
 
2014-06-17 03:38:17 PM  

JerseyTim: So I guess everyone in Brazil owns the yellow Brazil kit


It's what they gave the citizenry as their cut of the 11 Billion spent on the cup.

As opposed to, you know,  food.
 
2014-06-17 03:38:20 PM  

eddievercetti: Dead for Tax Reasons: just figured out who the mexico coach reminds me of
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MY MOM!
 
2014-06-17 03:38:23 PM  
Ahoy friends.

Just got in, what's the consensus on who to root for in this match?
 
2014-06-17 03:39:22 PM  

picodenico: Ahoy friends.

Just got in, what's the consensus on who to root for in this match?


El Tri v El Bully
 
2014-06-17 03:39:41 PM  

picodenico: Ahoy friends.

Just got in, what's the consensus on who to root for in this match?


Mexico because Brazil are ref-paying, diving coonts.