World Cup Day 3 thread

World Cup Day 3 thread

Submitted by Salinger on June 16th, 2018 at 6:44 AM

Day 3 thread:

France vs. Australia 

Argentina vs Iceland

Peru vs. Denmark

Croatia vs. Nigeria


Will France underperform as I predicted? The first 40 seems to say yes.

Will fan favorite Iceland steal a point from Lionel Messi and the lackluster Argentine side?

Other storylines?

Get your comment in!


OT Satellite TV and Football

OT Satellite TV and Football

Submitted by wildbackdunesman on June 15th, 2018 at 3:27 PM

I am considering switching to Satellite, but I am worried about snow and rain losing games.  Some people say that this is a problem from the 1990s and that a properly pointed satellite will be fine today, others say no, it is still a problem.

So is rain and snow going to ruin football games?

Are there any other issues to know about with satellite TV?

A preference for one satellite service over the other?


World Cup Rooting Guide

World Cup Rooting Guide

Submitted by L'Carpetron Do… on June 14th, 2018 at 2:45 PM

The World Cup, one of, if not the greatest sporting event in the world is upon us once again. But, sadly, for the first time in a long time USA did not make it. So, what is a soccer fan, even a casual one, to do? Don't worry - the World Cup is still full of passion, excitement and compelling story lines. I'm not the biggest soccer fanatic on mgoblog, but I LOVE the World Cup. Some of my fondest memories growing up and even in adulthood involve the World Cup.  

OT: Your World Cup pick(s) / Best bets?

OT: Your World Cup pick(s) / Best bets?

Submitted by BeatOSU52 on June 14th, 2018 at 8:38 AM

World Cup officially kicks off in less than two and a half hours with Saudi Arabia vs Russia!

Who is your official pick to win it all?

For futures, does anyone have any bets placed?


I'll start.  I like France to win it all, but for futures  I didn't place anything on a team to win it all as I think "The Big 4" are all priced about right.  

For future bets, I got:

Group H - Winner of Group: Colombia +135

South Korea stage one points under 2½ -160

Tunisia stage one points under 2½ +120

META - Feature Enhancement Request

META - Feature Enhancement Request

Submitted by poseidon7902 on June 14th, 2018 at 8:35 AM

The thread about whether you liked old or new forum made me think that a single place to put requests which aren't bug related in one post would be nice.  Make a post and outline a feature you'd like to see.  If you read it and like it, upvote it so the admin's can see the more pressing items that the community would like to see.  If something is posted and there's a workaround or maybe the person didn't see it was already a feature, reply to it outlining where it is etc...  Maybe one of the mods can sticky this as well so it doesn't drop off the top for a while.  

USA-Canada-Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

USA-Canada-Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Submitted by Gentleman Squirrels on June 13th, 2018 at 11:18 AM

The joint bid of USA, Canada, and Mexico was accepted today and they will be officially hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This will also be the first time that there will be 48 teams in the tournament. There are scheduled to be 80 games played, with 60 happening in the US (especially all games quarter final onwards). The final will also take place in the US at Metlife Stadium (Giants and Jets home stadium) in New Jersey.

Other US venues: