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|1 week 3 days ago||I'd say the beer and food are||
I'd say the beer and food are better in Belgium than they are in Indiana though, so they make up for the inherent boringness.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Generally the most annoyingly||
Generally the most annoyingly smug anti-American lectures I have gotten when overseas have been from French people or Francophone Belgians and they tend to be unsolicited(I have never figured out why people feel they can tell you everything that's wrong with your country the first time you meet them, doesn't seem to happen to anyone but Americans and I am always polite and find nice things to say about whatever country I am in or where someone is from, it gets tiring)So from my angle there's a certain, "Oh, yeah. Well the hell with you too." aspect to it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||False. Jake Ryan exists as||
False. Jake Ryan exists as well.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As a Tottenham fan I both||
As a Tottenham fan I both love and hate it, love because they used my team, hate because it shows Gareth Bale still as a Spur and I miss that Welsh magician.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Put the booze down and sleep||
Put the booze down and sleep it off.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They were exhausted and not||
They were exhausted and not the desperate team trying to stave off elimination tough situation to last through against a team with as much offensive talent as Portugal.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just like Ghana was supposed||
Just like Ghana was supposed to get blown out by Germany as well, eh? Sounding like a negative ass isn't exactly being the voice of reason.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Ronaldo is sometimes just||
Ronaldo is sometimes just going to do that. US looked completely worn out and the goal felt like it was meant to happen. I'll take the positive that the USA looked very good and had some great moments against a good Portugal team.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That was an absolute sitter!||
That was an absolute sitter! Just a sign of Portugals luck right now. US acquitting themselves well but that may be the chance of the game.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No you're correct. US looks||
No you're correct. US looks like the better team right now, but soccer can be cruel.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good for them, Stella sucks.||
Good for them, Stella sucks. Real Belgian beer is MUCH better.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree, the U.S. went out||
I disagree, the U.S. went out at Ghanaian hands two world cups in a row, losing a third would have been devastating. Either your buddy was politely downplaying the consequences of the game or was willfully ignorant.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He has his own scale. The||
He has his own scale. The McDowell.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||The Braves and Birds "Fisk"||
The Braves and Birds "Fisk" of Clay Travis boiled down to basically an elitist @$$ calling out a redneck @$$, for not being sufficiently sophisticated/worldly in the way the elitist @$$ would prefer. We all lose for having witnessed it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This is great news. It is||
This is great news. It is great to have a tackle in the class. He seems like he has a graat head on his shoulders too. Welcome aboard, young man!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||NOTE: Am killing myself to||
NOTE: Am killing myself to discuss issues with the books and avoid spoilers, but if I inadvertently let something slip I apologize,
I get that some people love the deeper exploration of the world and that when you have years between books it's easy to dive into the details, but there are a ton of storylines that to me are just dumb and I think ways of extracting himself from a couple of corners he wrote himself into. I could have cared less about missing out on people in book four if I didn't have to waste my time reading about someone on a horse riding through the countryside so George RR could eventually have his Vietnam war protestor "America has turned against it's ideals" Soapbox moment, or a ton of other people who have storylines that can be addressed off-screen and through updates to the Throne from the Council, or to Danaerys via Ser Barristan. There's just too much that didn't need to be shown and a lot of times I thought I was reading all about Perrin's search for Faile again(something that I think was an easy way for Jordan to keep writing through viscous writer's block). I think the same things happening to Martin, he's got writer's block and so writes about something to at least re-prime the pump and then can't bear to part with it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||http://www.sbnation.com/socce||
I think this take sums it up pretty well. In essence you take the U.S.'s physicality and work on some possession to enhance it and voila' You have an American style of soccer that depends on a physical presence and good athleticism that leads to a lot of the BANG! moments that appeal to the American sports fan. I think one of the reasons the Donovan goal against Algeria was such a hit was that it A) was hugely important, but B) Happened very quickly and was the product of athleticism leading to an exciting play even the unitiated could follow all the way through. The problem is that it's hard to dictate play with this style and thus Klinsmann's emphasis on possession and working on the technical skills as players grow up. That said the team looked extremely coherent against Nigeria and if that's the way to play against the big boys for now, I am comfortable with it and can see it being a defining "American" style for some time to come.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Really enjoyed that and||
Really enjoyed that and thought it was exciting as hell with some great moments. Sad that they killed Grenn and Pip.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||See to me book four and five||
See to me book four and five is where the series starts to unravel. He can't stop himself from reaching into multiple irrelevant storylines and exploring them and it feels like he's lost control. Kind of like how the middle of Robert Jordan's series played out, I just hope it doesn't take him dying to finally get the series moving again.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I like it and it's an||
I like it and it's an interesting historical era, just wonder if it has legs beyond this season.....
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The Shin Guardian and Stars||
The Shin Guardian and Stars and Stripes FC are my favorites. Shin Guardian is VERY technical, while Stars and Stripes FC provides a better general overview.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It looks like late defensive||
It looks like late defensive breakdowns coming from a lack of focus are leading to the pk's hopefully they serve as wake up calls and the team has them out of their system.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It's not that we give the||
It's not that we give the slightest shit that you don't like soccer. It's the bizarre need to express that opinion here that we find irritating.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I can't even think of a||
I can't even think of a reason why the crowd should do something like that. Personally I'd rather they cheer for the team when appropriate but during the downtimes, turn and flip off whereever Brandon is sitting for scheduling this terrible, terrible idea of a game.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That's like being mad at||
That's like being mad at Bombadil not being in The Lord of the Rings movies. A mildly compelling character doesn't make a dumb, irrelevant storyline any less dumb or irrelevant.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I am certain the $13.2||
I am certain the $13.2 million in legal fees have NOTHING to do with these waves of lawsuits either.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Alternatively titled, In the||
Alternatively titled, In the least surprising decision ever....
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Never.....||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You're absolutely correct, I||
You're absolutely correct, I just can't understand this move beyond Klinsmann and Donovan never seeing eye to eye. Grant Wahl also thinks it goes back to Donovan's failed loan at Bayern Munich and how that made Klinsmann never really trust him again.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||He Gone........||