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Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2018-07-11 08:53:08 AM  
As someone who had a black & white TV as a kid, it's something you learn to live with and frankly football isn't a hard sport to watch - snooker? Now THAT'S hard...
 
2018-07-11 10:10:54 AM  
Stand back World Cup fans, the NFL is *way* ahead of you.

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/Whoever came up with the "color rush" uniforms needs to be taken out behind the shed and pelted with kicking tees
 
2018-07-11 10:16:57 AM  
Even more infuriating is using the word "colour"!
 
2018-07-11 10:17:45 AM  
We know what football looks like without colour as there are many examples out there already. Here, chosen completely at random, is what it looks like.

European Cup 1966 67 Celtic Glasgow Inter
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It looks ***glorious***
 
2018-07-11 11:09:29 AM  
C-O-L-O-R....it's not difficult
 
2018-07-11 11:13:24 AM  
Oh the turrible burden
How do they survive the unfairness?
 
2018-07-11 11:17:59 AM  

Xai: As someone who had a black & white TV as a kid, it's something you learn to live with and frankly football isn't a hard sport to watch - snooker? Now THAT'S hard...


Or as Ted Lowe, renowned snooker commentator once said, "...and for those of you who are watching in black and white, the pink is next to the green."
 
2018-07-11 11:22:17 AM  
Going back to 'shirts vs. skins' would solve the problem. Not so much with snooker.

/womens football
 
2018-07-11 11:23:44 AM  
WAIIIIT a minute...

>Sean Hargrave is a self-declared football obsessive, but when he sat down to watch the opening match of the 2018 World Cup he couldn't tell one team from the other.

>He wasn't the only one struggling. Roars of frustration jumped from sitting rooms to social media as fans worldwide branded Russia v Saudi Arabia "a disgrace".

OK. You can't tell the green shirts from the red shirts, and let's ignore the fact that the commentator is saying names like Semyonov or Al-Shehri. But COME ON...

Here's Russians. Pay close attention to the faces.

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And here are the Saudis.

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I'm not suggesting you profile them or anything, but there's a BIT OF A DIFFERENCE.
 
2018-07-11 11:24:07 AM  
That first NFL Thursday night game looked like bowl of Christmas m&ms were spilled on the field
 
2018-07-11 11:32:53 AM  
I'm several kinds of color blind, it's just a matter of looking for other clues... like what direction they're going in, and if the ball goes in the net.  Yeah, my viewing experience would be greatly enhanced if the home teams just wore white, like decent farking human beings.
 
2018-07-11 11:33:21 AM  
I always appreciate it when the the commentator tells me that the home team is moving from left to right across my radio dial.
 
2018-07-11 11:36:34 AM  

8 inches: Even more infuriating is using the word "colour"!


The USA isn't even in the World Cup - you don't get to choose how the word colour is spelled.
 
2018-07-11 11:36:41 AM  

Ecobuckeye: I always appreciate it when the the commentator tells me that the home team is moving from left to right across my radio dial.


How did they all fit onto your radio dial?
 
2018-07-11 11:38:54 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I'm several kinds of color blind, it's just a matter of looking for other clues... like what direction they're going in, and if the ball goes in the net.  Yeah, my viewing experience would be greatly enhanced if the home teams just wore white, like decent farking human beings.


GOOD NEWS! England will be wearing all white against Croatia today. (Croatia should be wearing their Black/Blue checked shirts, Black shorts, and red socks)
 
2018-07-11 11:39:49 AM  

Cormee: 8 inches: Even more infuriating is using the word "colour"!

The USUA isn't even in the Wourld Cup - youu doun't get to chouose houw the word color is spellued.


Ftfy
 
2018-07-11 11:40:26 AM  

Jackpot777: Ecobuckeye: I always appreciate it when the the commentator tells me that the home team is moving from left to right across my radio dial.

How did they all fit onto your radio dial?


I don't question these things, I just accept the world as it's presented to me.
 
2018-07-11 11:42:56 AM  
Colour-blind you say?
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2018-07-11 11:56:36 AM  
I have red-green issues.  Network cable termination can be a bit of a pain sometimes.  I usually try to determine which between the green and brown pairs look less green and go from there.  On some cable, the 2 look almost identical to me.
 
2018-07-11 11:59:48 AM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: C-O-L-O-R....it's not difficult


It's also not British English and one additional letter is also not difficult and a heck of a lot less difficult than using caps lock and adding a dash between each letter
 
2018-07-11 12:02:03 PM  
As opposed to the officials who are just blind.

/This joke brought to you by Dave's Rimshot Emporium, Route 5 in Springfield!
 
2018-07-11 12:09:12 PM  

tommyl66: /This joke brought to you by Dave's Rimshot Emporium, Route 5 in Springfield!


Boy did I misread the sign on that place.

Let's just say I'm no longer welcome in Springfield (Ogdenville will still have me).
 
2018-07-11 12:13:18 PM  

holdmybones: tommyl66: /This joke brought to you by Dave's Rimshot Emporium, Route 5 in Springfield!

Boy did I misread the sign on that place.

Let's just say I'm no longer welcome in Springfield (Ogdenville will still have me).


Well that sucks ass.
 
2018-07-11 12:15:34 PM  
It's even worse if you're actually blind
 
2018-07-11 12:58:08 PM  
Jackpot777:
OK. You can't tell the green shirts from the red shirts, and let's ignore the fact that the commentator is saying names like Semyonov or Al-Shehri. But COME ON...

Here's Russians. Pay close attention to the faces.

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And here are the Saudis.

[albawaba.com image 850x603]

I'm not suggesting you profile them or anything, but there's a BIT OF A DIFFERENCE.


It's completely obvious - the Russkies have white... shorts.
 
2018-07-11 01:33:40 PM  

Pista: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: C-O-L-O-R....it's not difficult

It's also not British English and one additional letter is also not difficult and a heck of a lot less difficult than using caps lock and adding a dash between each letter


itsnotthatdifficult
 
2018-07-11 02:44:07 PM  
Baseball fixed this issue 150 years ago. Home team wears white, visiting team wears grey. The only colors are for trim/lettering. Why can't other sports do the same thing?
 
2018-07-11 03:24:42 PM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: C-O-L-O-R....it's not difficult


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2018-07-11 04:00:03 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Stand back World Cup fans, the NFL is *way* ahead of you.

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/Whoever came up with the "color rush" uniforms needs to be taken out behind the shed and pelted with kicking tees


Aww. They upset Jets fans and Bills fans.
Now they dun it.
 
2018-07-11 04:01:34 PM  

Pista: It's also not British English


They serve beer warm and consider baked beans a breakfast food. They should appreciate all the corrections they get.
 
2018-07-11 06:43:23 PM  
I'm colorblind, so I'm really getting a kick...

The NFL 'Color Rush' uniforms annoy me, and the Jets / Bills game was a goat rodeo.

There was a WNBA game where the uniforms we're the same color to me, so I turned it to another channel.

Because it was a WNBA game...
 
2018-07-11 08:38:48 PM  

Mad Canadian: I'm colorblind, so I'm really getting a kick...

The NFL 'Color Rush' uniforms annoy me, and the Jets / Bills game was a goat rodeo.

There was a WNBA game where the uniforms we're the same color to me, so I turned it to another channel.

Because it was a WNBA game...


I think you are fibbing, because why would a WNBA game be on TV?
 
2018-07-11 10:01:20 PM  

knbwhite: Mad Canadian: I'm colorblind, so I'm really getting a kick...

The NFL 'Color Rush' uniforms annoy me, and the Jets / Bills game was a goat rodeo.

There was a WNBA game where the uniforms we're the same color to me, so I turned it to another channel.

Because it was a WNBA game...

I think you are fibbing, because why would a WNBA game be on TV?


I'm not fibbing!

It was on ESPN - I swear!
 
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