"Conor Casey scored his first two international goals in the second half, Landon Donovan added another and the United States clinched its sixth straight World Cup berth with a game to spare by rallying past Honduras 3-2 Saturday night."
OT - United States clinches sixth straight World Cup berth with 3-2 victory over Honduras
NO ONE FUCKING CARES ABOUT SOCCER, ASIDE FROM SKINNY EUROPEANS AND SKINNY EUROPEAN WANNA-BEs.
Seriously, fuck them. Cancer is more important that the WC. Get excited about that.
So you're proud of being a fat American who hates everything you don't understand and finds cancer to be humorous? Got it.
Actually, I'm a mid-sized American who writes grants at a research institute dedicated to the eradication of cancer. So far, in this calendar year, I've helped raise $45M dollars for it. I'm also surrounded by Europeans who are fundamentally obsessed with soccer to a degree that makes our obsession with football seem like the sniffles, so it seems like something to make fun of in a light-hearted way. Since the best researchers in the world are never stupid fucking Americans, but they still need us to jump through all the hoops that actually get the US$$ aimed at the disease, I stupidly assume that I have some value.
Unless you've done more, go look in the mirror now, and find a good angle that allows you to fuck yourself.
I'm not going to back off my opinion that your post is stupid just because you claim to be a cancer researcher. It was stupid, unfunny and especially idiotic as people are slitting their wrists over an equally unimportant sport.
I wish you luck in trying to cure cancer, it's a horrible disease. But your job doesn't grant you the right to be an ass.
How many people have died as a result of soccer vs. American football? The whole rational/intelligent debate dies, writhing, on that floor. Soccer is the refuge of the insane.
How many soccer deaths have been violent as opposed to things like overcrowding and inadequate stadium construction? For someone who works with so many Europeans you should know that the American view of bloodthirsty hooligans is an exaggeration.
American architecture is far from perfect, but still, no one dies at our sporting events. Numbers don't lie. Discuss:
Most American stadiums have been all seaters forever. Euro stadiums have traditionally been standing room only stands on which thousands of people would jump when excited.
When was the last time someone died at a European soccer match anyway?
Seems like less than a month ago . . .
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There's 3 examples in this article. There's a lot of stupid people in this world, both fans of soccer and fans of American football.
Wow. 3 out of 300 million. Shall I begin to link to the articles about soccer deaths, or can you work the Googles?
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with your history, your architecture, your decadent pastries, your affinity for butter, your vineyards and fine vintages, your languages that are not mine, your urban cities with great public transportation, your common currency, your hot Scandinavian women, your ball-handling-3-point bombing 6'10" 4s, your ales, pils, and bitters ... your fondness for a game that frowns upon the human hand! Damn you Europeans, damn you to hell!
I'm missing the connection between a post about a soccer game and cancer research.
Damn it. Why are you ruining my fun by pointing out the obvious fact that soccer fans are overly emotional? I've gotten a dozen ZOMG hits on this so far, and then you have to point out that it is proving itself . . .
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important than soccer, or college football, or tiddlywinks. What's your point?
You've got a lot of unrelated anger to what is an amazing sport, stupid(expletive)
Are you kidding me? The World Cup is probably the most widely-viewed event in all of sports. You'd have to be dumb as fucking bricks to say no one cares about soccer.
No one in the States cares about soccer. It has been proven a few times.
That is a blatant lie.
Within a decade, soccer will probably be more popular in the US than hockey. It's growing in popularity at an amazing pace, especially since ESPN has started hyping it.
It's already bigger. ESPN is hyping it because there's a market for it. They don't hype up Major League Lacrosse.
Well, the MLS is nowhere near as popular on TV or at the gate as the NHL. Next year, though, will be a huge test for soccer on TV.
MLS is a third-rate league, far less prestigious than half a dozen (if not more) European leagues. The NHL is the most prestigious hockey league in the world. Even so, in many Sun Belt markets, the MLS outdraws the NHL. Throw in viewership for European and Mexican soccer, and soccer has a far larger audience here.
I'm just going to have to disagree, sorry. The UEFA final in May drew a 1.1 rating, the NHL regular season on Versus averaged a 1.3 for last season. I guess if you throw in the average viewership for the MLS (.2) it evens out, but I wouldn't say the market for soccer is that much bigger than hockey, they're kind of equal.
and i live in the US ... there i just proved you wrong
This is the part of the show where I come back and apologize for acting like a complete cock.
I was drunk and enraged last night, but that is no excuse for my behavior on this board. While I still don't like soccer, this is ridiculous.
To Brodie and all of the other soccer fans on here, I am humbly and sincerely sorry.
It's cool, man. We've all had our moments on here where we're utter dicks. I totally understand.
See your post above now, props for coming back and apologizing.
I saw that too, GO BLUE, RED and WHITE!!!
Wooooo! Go USA!
now please leave our live blogs alone
this actually made me laugh, this has to be the most akward OT post I have seen here.
You do know that the proprietor of this blog is like a rabid soccer junkie, right? And that next summer there will likely be more posts about soccer here than Michigan?
Yes, alright. Let's go back to posting that RichRod should be fired and Denard sucks, etc. This thread is an oasis from the shitstorm in here right now.
I also know that in the last 45 minutes there have been (guessing) over 20 threads started about a 2 point loss on national television in football, which I think we could both agree that MGOBLOG is 98% football oriented.
And? This thread is taking up the precious bandwidth that's needed for threads like "WTF RICHROD!"? 98% football oriented = 2% for everything else... some of us are happy about this and are finding some solace in another team and sport we love.
still made me laugh though.
Good for us but I don't care one bit right now or ever.
WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! HUGE WIN. That is great to see, especially since we were on the road.
Definitely exciting.. I promise I'll be even more excited after I get over the Iowa loss. Go USA!
Did the Wings beat the Capts tonight? Saw it was 2-1 Detroit after 2. They end up winning?
watch the game online? with the way the M game end and the final 10 minutes of the USA game... my heart almost exploded.
ohhhhh USA U S A U S A U S A
fortunate to pull that one out.
I am pretty excited about this win. Except I am going to see the Costa Rica game at RFK later in the month, which wont be as big a deal. I am still excited tho. Hopefully Jozy gets some PT. That man is a freak
South Africa, here I come
cant wait ... this win really impresses me lucky or not, to win in that hostile of an environment is great