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|4 days 18 hours ago||Yes please!||
Experience of a lifetime! Especially since WC 2018 will be in Russia, and WC 2022 will be in Qatar. Could be til 2026 that the WC is again held in a country people actually want to travel to
|6 days 16 hours ago||¡Un gusto!||
I think the gathering we are going to is a different one - it's out in Elgin.
Yes, sadly Andres Escobar was shot outside a bar in Paisalandia about a week after Colombia's elimination. The 30 for 30 program has better details on it than anything else I've seen.
When it happened, everyone imagined it must have been gamblers. According to the film it happened after an argument with a patron at the bar who unfortunately turned out to be a pretty significant drug trafficker in that region. Apparently he then ordered one of his bodyguards to follow Escobar to the parking lot and kill him.
It definitely sounds crazy that even a criminal would have someone killed on a whim like that, but...there are places even today in Colombia one must be sure not to offend the honor of the wrong person.
BTW - In case you weren't already aware, there is an Argentine grill in Chicago called Tango Sur. It's close to Wrigley. Parking is hard to find around there but the food is amazing.
|1 week 3 days ago||Definitely!||
There are also a few Psalms that would apply
|1 week 3 days ago||For Netherlands||
a clear path to the semis
|1 week 3 days ago||Welllll...||
I love the World Cup, couldn't care less about clubs. Typically I defend soccer as a great sport.
|1 week 3 days ago||The soccer equivalent||
of the "prevent defense"
|1 week 3 days ago||The old Spanish saying applies:||
"Jugaron como nunca...perdieron cómo siempre"
|1 week 3 days ago||Sigh||
Church is going to be a sad place tonight
|1 week 3 days ago||Nuts||
No way Mexico scores here
|1 week 3 days ago||Come on San Memo||
Time to add to your growing legend
|1 week 3 days ago||How can Netherlands lose||
when they have Jean Luc Picard playing for them?!?
|1 week 3 days ago||El Piojo||
It's The Flea, man. THE FLEA.
|1 week 4 days ago||¡Colombia!||
Keep exercising those demons, lads
|1 week 4 days ago||Could be a nail biter||
Or an ankle biter, or a shoulder biter, or...
|1 week 4 days ago||Come on cafeteros||
Time to make a little history!!
|1 week 4 days ago||No way||
¡Muere, Garra Charrua!
|1 week 5 days ago||We are doing the same pool here at work||
One of the young guys in the warehouse got 28 of 32 possible points in the group phase, not only picking 14 of the 16 teams in the knockout round but picking them in their proper slots. He is one of some 80 people out of more than 1.2 million brackets currently tied for 4th place.
Unfortunately he picked England to win it all.
So...there is still hope for the rest of us.
|1 week 5 days ago||El Mordelón and his unruly choppers are gone||
but actually I respect how he kept Uruguay alive with that handball in 2010. Kind of the equivalent of pushing the receiver down in the end zone when he's got you beat and there's almost no time left. Take the flag and hope you stop them on the ensuing play.
Those of you who know soccer well (I do not), is that really considered an ethical breach or was it the kind of thing that if Suarez had been on your team and NOT stuck his hand out, you would be ticked off??
|1 week 5 days ago||Uruguay is indeed alive...for now||
Garra Charrua is going DOWN tomorrow to the Selección Cafetera!!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Confirmed:||
The Germans will not be giving up any goals in group play
|3 weeks 4 days ago||So following the general principle||
we shouldn't cry too much about Donovan being left off the squad.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Shoot||
Would be so cool to see a WC match played at The Center of the Universe
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Come on, Garra Charrua!!||
Don't lay down now! Are the Ticos really that tough??
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Uruguay is sucking wind||
Told ya: they old
|3 weeks 4 days ago||We have the perfect stadium for it||
Could AA handle hotels, local transportation, etc??
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Should be no trouble for Uruguay||
...but they really squeaked into the WC this year. Finished 5th in CONMEBOL and had to win play-in matches to punch their ticket. If memory serves I think they are a bit long in the tooth...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I wonder if a draw could work out for us||
as W's vs Germany and Portugal seem impossible and daunting, respectively.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Please forgive one spelling nazi moment:||
Colombia is a country
|3 weeks 4 days ago||¡GOLEADA!||
Rest of the group is cake
|3 weeks 4 days ago||¡Viva Colombia!||
I was living there during the '94 WC, which turned out to be so catastrophic for them.