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(BBC)   Ramadan vs. the World Cup. To fast or not to fast?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 24
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2014-06-28 11:39:54 AM  
Soccer will never be too fast.
 
2014-06-28 11:44:41 AM  
These matches take place in the middle of the night to most of the Muslim world. Total non-issue.
 
2014-06-28 11:45:03 AM  
Suarez could not Ramadan
 
2014-06-28 11:53:56 AM  

mootmah: Soccer will never be too fast.


Haha. Nice opening volley here.

Satanic panic in the attic: Suarez could not Ramadan


Chiellini is not halal anyway.
 
2014-06-28 12:01:33 PM  
That is the Italians fault
 
2014-06-28 12:03:32 PM  
I could care less about either one so I'm good .
 
2014-06-28 12:14:18 PM  
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2014-06-28 12:25:42 PM  
Religion versus sports. No matter which one wins, the fans are still losers.

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2014-06-28 12:33:32 PM  
It's clearly defined that it's ok to eat during Ramadan if you're in an athletic competition, but let's not let that keep us from pointing at weirdo Muslins every World Cup/Olympics.
 
2014-06-28 12:47:15 PM  

foo monkey: It's clearly defined that it's ok to eat during Ramadan if you're in an athletic competition, but let's not let that keep us from pointing at weirdo Muslins every World Cup/Olympics.


Hmm. So I assume it's also okay to eat during Ramadan if you live in Alaska, where the sun doesn't set for the entire month? If so, when are you allowed to eat?

/Actually really curious about this. Have been for a while.
 
2014-06-28 12:59:33 PM  

foo monkey: It's clearly defined that it's ok to eat during Ramadan if you're in an athletic competition, but let's not let that keep us from pointing at weirdo Muslins every World Cup/Olympics.


Who was it that caught all kinds of crap for eating a Snickers during the NBA Finals?
 
2014-06-28 01:04:10 PM  

Neeek: Hmm. So I assume it's also okay to eat during Ramadan if you live in Alaska, where the sun doesn't set for the entire month? If so, when are you allowed to eat?

/Actually really curious about this. Have been for a while.


If memory serves, you're allowed to fast at the same time as Mecca in those kinds of cases.
 
2014-06-28 01:10:59 PM  
One of the guys at Deadspin who's a Muslim covered this.  Basically, your body gets used to it after a week or so.  You eat very large meals and drink lots of water both right after sunset and right before dawn to keep you going throughout the day.

If you live at a high altitude, you fast at the same hours as folks in Mecca.
 
2014-06-28 01:17:25 PM  

RickyWilliams'sBong: One of the guys at Deadspin who's a Muslim covered this.  Basically, your body gets used to it after a week or so.  You eat very large meals and drink lots of water both right after sunset and right before dawn to keep you going throughout the day.


I think he's delusional. I used to run HR for a company that had a large number of Islamic employees. Them not being able to eat between 5 A.M. and 9 P.M. made everything slow down considerably. Time didn't help. They would regularly pass out at work the entire month.
 
2014-06-28 01:26:40 PM  

Saborlas: Religion versus sports. No matter which one wins, the fans are still losers.

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Says the anime fan.
 
2014-06-28 01:36:05 PM  

RottenEggs: I could care less about either one so I'm good .


Cool comment, thanks for sharing.
 
2014-06-28 01:44:13 PM  
Mmmmm, ramen.
 
2014-06-28 02:10:23 PM  
A NPSL team in Detroit is scheduling their matches for after 10pm so they can observe Ramadan and still play (breaking the fast).

/DCFC will still obliterate them, no matter what time the game is played.
 
2014-06-28 04:27:17 PM  
I thought Ramadan was usually in the fall?
 
2014-06-28 06:02:19 PM  

Neeek: RickyWilliams'sBong: One of the guys at Deadspin who's a Muslim covered this.  Basically, your body gets used to it after a week or so.  You eat very large meals and drink lots of water both right after sunset and right before dawn to keep you going throughout the day.

I think he's delusional. I used to run HR for a company that had a large number of Islamic employees. Them not being able to eat between 5 A.M. and 9 P.M. made everything slow down considerably. Time didn't help. They would regularly pass out at work the entire month.


WTF, not being able to eat/drink for 14 hours shouldn't make healthy people pass out.  Religious Jews have 2 25 hour fast days plus several dawn to dusk fasts and I've never heard of anyone passing out.  A dawn to dusk fast isn't much different from eating dinner at 7 o'clock and then missing breakfast the next morning.  Unless you are doing very physical labor it shouldn't be an issue.
 
2014-06-28 06:32:03 PM  
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"... the limits we put on the body and mind can, and at times, must be challenged."
 
2014-06-29 05:32:00 AM  

mootmah: Soccer will never be too fast.


See, I just don't get these sorts of trolls.

Football play time is 90 minutes. 15 minutes half time + injury time, most games of football are over within 2 hours. It's mostly open play.

American football play time is 60 minutes, but games frequently take 3+ hours to play, don't they? And isn't it entirely based around set pieces, ie no open play?
 
2014-06-29 06:27:31 AM  

iron de havilland: mootmah: Soccer will never be too fast.

See, I just don't get these sorts of trolls.

Football play time is 90 minutes. 15 minutes half time + injury time, most games of football are over within 2 hours. It's mostly open play.

American football play time is 60 minutes, but games frequently take 3+ hours to play, don't they? And isn't it entirely based around set pieces, ie no open play?


It's more about scoring. Americans hate when an American football game ends 9-3 or something. The prevalence of ties in soccer is also part of the troll.
 
2014-06-29 10:04:57 AM  

TheJoe03: iron de havilland: mootmah: Soccer will never be too fast.

See, I just don't get these sorts of trolls.

Football play time is 90 minutes. 15 minutes half time + injury time, most games of football are over within 2 hours. It's mostly open play.

American football play time is 60 minutes, but games frequently take 3+ hours to play, don't they? And isn't it entirely based around set pieces, ie no open play?

It's more about scoring. Americans hate when an American football game ends 9-3 or something. The prevalence of ties in soccer is also part of the troll.


You're over-complicating. It's just about the obvious joke. I'm enjoying the hell out of the world cup.
 
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