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Title: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 11, 2014, 05:35:37 pm
I just wanted an all purpose sports thread. I will start out with a couple of questions. Is anyone else exited about the World Cup? Does anyone know where the U.S. Open golf tournament will be held?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: 3raser on June 11, 2014, 10:06:39 pm
Golf is NOT a sport.

Football (or soccer) is being discussed in this thread:

http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=2712.0 (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=2712.0)

Would that not include The World Cup?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 12, 2014, 06:49:29 am
Golf is a sport.

I don't know much about golf though. Been watching the NBA and NHL finals! NHL is a massacre, but NBA is pretty intense right now
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Barry the Nomad on June 12, 2014, 01:02:15 pm
Golf is a sport. It's a competitive physical activity. Bowling is also a sport. They are also my two favorite sports because you don't have to touch people or get hurt.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 12, 2014, 01:43:06 pm
Not a golf fan by any means.

GO KINGS GO!!! Will be at the game tomorrow at Staples Center.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on June 12, 2014, 04:48:39 pm
Golf is a sport. It's a competitive physical activity. Bowling is also a sport. They are also my two favorite sports because you don't have to touch people or get hurt.
I think I can agree with you, exept for one thing. You can get hurt while bowling. Have you seen the movie Kingpin? That guy had his hand chopped off in the ball return. Plus, I think you can drop the ball on your foot, if you are not too careful.

Golf is NOT a sport.

Football (or soccer) is being discussed in this thread:

http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=2712.0 (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=2712.0)

Would that not include The World Cup?

In your defense, I must say that golf involves little activity. Usually just a lot of elderly overweight people that ride golf carts to their destination. No running is involved; however, golf actually has it's own channel and it has been considered for a spot in the summer olympics> I think that qualifies as a sport.

BTW, when is the kings game in the NHL? Is it this weekend? I just want to watch it on tv.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 12, 2014, 05:04:02 pm
I think I can agree with you, exept for one thing. You can get hurt while bowling. Have you seen the movie Kingpin? That guy had his hand chopped off in the ball return. Plus, I think you can drop the ball on your foot, if you are not too careful.

In your defense, I must say that golf involves little activity. Usually just a lot of elderly overweight people that ride golf carts to their destination. No running is involved; however, golf actually has it's own channel and it has been considered for a spot in the summer olympics> I think that qualifies as a sport.

BTW, when is the kings game in the NHL? Is it this weekend? I just want to watch it on tv.

Game 5 in LA tomorrow 5pm Pacific 8 Eastern. NBC i think.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 12, 2014, 07:44:01 pm
Game 5 in LA tomorrow 5pm Pacific 8 Eastern. NBC i think.

That's interesting. I get to watch the King's game tomorrow and the MLB All-Star game on Sunday. The question is, what will I watch on Saturday?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JohnOfRage on June 13, 2014, 12:23:19 pm
Is anyone watching Baseball??? Go Mike Trout!!!!! Woot
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: 3raser on June 14, 2014, 01:44:08 pm
I did not think you would be back on segabits, pcm92. I miss all of your humorous posts. I do have to disagree with you on this one. Golf is not or has never been part of the olympics. There are some people who are not overweight or old that play golf, even though it's not my type of game. It's the most ridiculous game (if you call it that) in the world. It used to be open to only protestants, and now it is only open to people with tacky clothing.

About baseball, I must admit that I am a Braves fan. Sorry JohnOfRage.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 14, 2014, 07:55:39 pm
There are some people who are not overweight or old that play golf, even though it's not my type of game. It's the most ridiculous game (if you call it that) in the world. It used to be open to only protestants, and now it is only open to people with tacky clothing.

That is also a stereotype of golfers. I don't wear tacky clothes. I'm not overweight. I am not really that old. I go to the driving range every week. No. It's not the most ridiculous SPORT, - not game - I think that belongs to curling. I'm sure a lot of people would disagree with that too. You're initial debate was that this thread should have never been made. You just posted something about one of your favorite baseball teams.Let's just get back to the topic of who is liking which sport and which team is better. Ok?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 15, 2014, 09:23:01 pm
It's not the most ridiculous SPORT, - not game - I think that belongs to curling.

I bed your pardon. Curling is some intense shit.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: 3raser on June 16, 2014, 06:13:03 pm
That is also a stereotype of golfers. I don't wear tacky clothes. I'm not overweight. I am not really that old. I go to the driving range every week. No. It's not the most ridiculous SPORT, - not game - I think that belongs to curling. I'm sure a lot of people would disagree with that too. You're initial debate was that this thread should have never been made. You just posted something about one of your favorite baseball teams.Let's just get back to the topic of who is liking which sport and which team is better. Ok?
Curling is an olympic sport. Golf is not. I like curling. I also like this thread. I never said this thread was horrible. I was just suggesting that football was being discussed in another thread and that I was not sure if golf was actually a sport or not. I will agree with you that both hockey and baseball are great sports. I know it was just an opinion. Saying that curling is a ridiculous sport, is not true though. Perhaps you just thought it was rather unusual. It is very similar to a game of shuffleboard. Everyone likes that game, right?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: tarpmortar on June 16, 2014, 09:21:46 pm
I'm fine with golf/bowling being a sport as I then get to count dota 2 as a sport and I love pro-dota2.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 17, 2014, 08:22:57 am
If dancing is a sport, then Golf is a fucking sport as well.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: tarpmortar on June 17, 2014, 11:01:19 pm
If dancing is a sport, then Golf is a fucking sport as well.

Ballet is actually super intensive, particularly for the male dancer.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 18, 2014, 10:41:52 am
Ballet is actually super intensive, particularly for the male dancer.
I know this. A friend of mine used to be a professional competitive dancer. It was freaking insane. But I still think it was pretty stupid to be considered a "sport"..
Olympic diving is a sport. But sports that are subjective to what the judges think of your performance tick me off.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 21, 2014, 01:16:48 am
I know this. A friend of mine used to be a professional competitive dancer. It was freaking insane. But I still think it was pretty stupid to be considered a "sport"..
Olympic diving is a sport. But sports that are subjective to what the judges think of your performance tick me off.

You are right. There are plenty of games that some consider a sport that are not sports. There is something that I disagree with you about though. If competitions that have judges were not sports, then that cancels out a lot of games as sports. Aerobatics, archery, arm wrestling, badminton, canoeing, cheerleading, cricket, dancing, diving, dodgeball, figure skating, fishing, martial arts, pickleball, pole vaulting, roller derby, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, swimming, water polo, and ultimate frisbee should no longer be sports according to you.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 21, 2014, 08:09:35 pm
Some of the ones you said have objective point scoring systems. I just meant I don't like the idea of someone judging if you win or not.. That's kinda silly
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: max_cady on June 22, 2014, 05:20:11 pm
Damn, you yanks run pretty fast. Also not cool Beckerman.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 23, 2014, 05:36:16 pm
Some of the ones you said have objective point scoring systems. I just meant I don't like the idea of someone judging if you win or not.. That's kinda silly

I know what you mean. That is why there are multiple judges though. BTW, which ones on the list had point scoring systems?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: max_cady on June 25, 2014, 08:01:53 am
The hell is up with Hannibal Lector over at Uruguai?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 25, 2014, 09:33:07 am
The hell is up is Hannibal Lector over at Uruguai?

Lol, hope the guy gets suspended at least. Uruguay is nothing without em.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 27, 2014, 12:02:16 pm
Who did Italy play in the World Cup? Did Italy win against whoever it was?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 27, 2014, 01:44:45 pm
Who did Italy play in the World Cup? Did Italy win against whoever it was?

Their last match was against Uruguay and they lost 1-0.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 28, 2014, 12:04:31 pm
Ok. I haven't been keeping up with it too much this year. I know Brazil is playing Chile soon. Brazil's last opponent was Cameroon, right?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 28, 2014, 01:43:20 pm
Yes, Brazil and Chile 1-1 going into shootout. Go Chile!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 30, 2014, 09:10:46 am
I feel bad for Greece. Costa Rica is normally such an easy team to win against.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on July 05, 2014, 07:15:58 am
Since the World Cup is finally going to end in a couple of weeks, perhaps we should talk about other sports to keep the thread alive. How about some tennis? Who else wants to see Novac win against Federer?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: 3raser on July 06, 2014, 10:51:00 am
Since the World Cup is finally going to end in a couple of weeks, perhaps we should talk about other sports to keep the thread alive. How about some tennis? Who else wants to see Novac win against Federer?

For what it's worth, I think most tennis fans (0.001% of people in the U.K. and U.S. that are tennis fans) wanted Federer to win. You should just give up on this thread. No one wants to post anything about sports unless it is the World Cup. Who cares about tennis?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on July 19, 2014, 01:39:41 pm
When is the next time skateboarding or bmx will be televised? Another question I have is about basketball. What # will Lebron wear?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on July 23, 2014, 05:56:02 pm
3raser was right after all. Everyone on the website was only interested in the World Cup.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 26, 2014, 11:08:21 am
eh.. there's nothing worthwhile going on in the world of sports right now
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Regis on July 31, 2014, 08:33:18 am
Thank God, the soccer World Cup ended. I live in Brazil, and everyone ONLY talked about it.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 05, 2014, 10:44:37 pm
I find it difficult to understand why people are offended by certain team names in baseball. What's wrong with the reds or the nickerbackers? Do these team names actually offend anyone? They have had these baseball team names for more than fifty years. In fact, the reds were the first professional baseball team.

Wait... if the reds were the first professional baseball team, then who did they play?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on August 09, 2014, 03:18:24 pm
I find it difficult to understand why people are offended by certain team names in baseball. What's wrong with the reds or the nickerbackers? Do these team names actually offend anyone? They have had these baseball team names for more than fifty years. In fact, the reds were the first professional baseball team.

Wait... if the reds were the first professional baseball team, then who did they play?
Amateur teams I guess..

People who get offended by minute shit are the worst kind of people.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 10, 2014, 08:00:52 pm
It wasn't a sport he said. (3raser)

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2157896-pga-championship-2014-leaderboard-day-4-scores-standings-and-results?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on May 13, 2015, 08:34:40 pm
When are the Stanley Cup Finals (NHL)? I can't find the date anywhere on the web. Please help.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on May 13, 2015, 09:07:24 pm
When are the Stanley Cup Finals (NHL)? I can't find the date anywhere on the web. Please help.

Conference Finals haven't begun dude. I. Currently watching rangers v capitals, who ever wins faces the lighting in the eastern conference finals.

My Kings didn't make it in, but I still enjoy watching the playoffs.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on May 13, 2015, 09:56:33 pm
Rangers just won in OT btw. Conference matchups:

Ducks V Blackhawks - West Conf Finals
Rangers V Lightning - East Conf Finals
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on May 14, 2015, 06:50:04 pm
New York's 2-1 overtime win against Washington on Wednesday night was the Rangers' fifth victory in seven home playoffs games this year. They also improved to 7-0 at home in Game 7. I realise the Conference finals have not begun. I just want to know the date because I'm tired of watching the playoffs. I'm ready for the big game. Does anyone know when it will start?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nirmugen on May 14, 2015, 06:57:24 pm
Woah, man. This SuperClásico ( Boca Jrs. - River Plate ) in Copa Libertadores 8th finals - end Match is gonna be interesting.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on May 14, 2015, 08:20:51 pm
New York's 2-1 overtime win against Washington on Wednesday night was the Rangers' fifth victory in seven home playoffs games this year. They also improved to 7-0 at home in Game 7. I realise the Conference finals have not begun. I just want to know the date because I'm tired of watching the playoffs. I'm ready for the big game. Does anyone know when it will start?

No way to tell, depends on when the WCF and ECF are over. If they both go into game 7's could be till early-mid June.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on May 17, 2015, 09:46:00 am
Ok. I'm new to hockey. I just moved to the northeast part of the U.S. and everyone around here was talking about it. Do they play on Wednesdays until it's narrowed down to two teams?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: DarthTsarkon on May 30, 2015, 02:18:32 am
Later Rangers...Maybe one day Hank will get a Cup...


We could have a Tampa vs Anaheim Final...weird stuff!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on May 30, 2015, 03:49:45 am
Lol, we'll see about that. Never count out the Hawks.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on May 30, 2015, 11:19:42 am
11 minutes until the final.

Already stressing out.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 30, 2015, 11:43:25 am
13 minutes gone, Arsenal still not losing.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on May 30, 2015, 08:19:20 pm
Ducks are down 3-0 with 15 remaining in the 2nd, hahahah
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on May 31, 2015, 12:11:59 am
Alright guys Stanley Cup Finals are set to start next Wednesday in Tampa.

I predict Hawks in 6.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 31, 2015, 07:24:41 am
Ducks are down 3-0 with 15 remaining in the 2nd, hahahah
Why must you be like this.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on May 31, 2015, 08:22:42 am
(http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/003/419/605/hi-res-e40206c6ec954f0478a2fa6edb952e22_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75)

Alexis isn't a man, he's a MACHINE.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 08, 2015, 11:16:54 am
Why must you be like this.

Cause we Kings and Ducks fans don't see eye to eye, or something like that.


Or should i say, Quack Quack?!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 08, 2015, 07:37:56 pm
Uswnt V Australia, go USA!

Sorry Mademan.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 09, 2015, 08:39:28 am
Uswnt V Australia, go USA!

Sorry Mademan.

Uswnt?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on June 09, 2015, 09:01:09 am
Uswnt?

United States Women's National Team.

YOU guys, sorry, girls, lost 3-1.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 09, 2015, 09:17:23 am
I hope EA's women facial expression work for FIFA 16 involves tears.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: MadeManG74 on June 09, 2015, 09:52:32 am
United States Women's National Team.

YOU guys, sorry, girls, lost 3-1.

I can't believe WE lost. I obviously wasn't playing well enough, personally :(
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on June 09, 2015, 10:13:27 am
I can't believe WE lost. I obviously wasn't playing well enough, personally :(

You were carrying extra weight. It's time to cut some balls loose.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 09, 2015, 02:53:19 pm
I hope EA's women facial expression work for FIFA 16 involves tears.

Boob physics? If it were developed by Koei Tecmo maybe.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 09, 2015, 05:35:26 pm
Boob physics? If it were developed by Koei Tecmo maybe.
Boob and dong physics are the next logical step for sports games.

EA SPORTS. JIGGLE WIGGLE THE GAME
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nirmugen on June 30, 2015, 09:03:10 pm
Wow man, another final in less than a year.

Although I don't like that much how the new coach is handling the things inside, I respect the results and that 6-1 match with Paraguay.

Messi can't do a goal but dear Lord, his control, pass and assistances are gold material.

Obviously, with this winning streak we are #1 in the FIFA Top list (although I despise that ******* position table).

I hope for the best with Chile in the final match. We can do it, my people.

N.B: Chile didn't win any single Copa America in their history, even Bolivia have one. Prepare for the memes xD
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on June 30, 2015, 09:06:36 pm
I thought you were referring to US women?

USA USA !!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on July 22, 2015, 10:59:12 pm
Can't believe Jamaica beat the U.S. in the Men's Gold Tournament.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 23, 2015, 04:55:49 am
Jamaican me crazy.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on July 23, 2015, 06:06:27 am
Jamaican me crazy.

JamaiCAN AmeriCANT.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 23, 2015, 10:14:40 am
Can't believe Jamaica beat the U.S. in the Men's Gold Tournament.

.....

#FireKlinsmann
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 23, 2015, 12:08:23 pm
Hi, I'm here to steal your shiny cup

(http://img.vavel.com//Hector_Herrera2_232283315.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Sharky on July 24, 2015, 11:24:48 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MusyO7J2inM
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on July 25, 2015, 08:05:13 am
It seems that most sports right now have rather shocking results. I can't hardly believe Miami lost to San Diego in baseball either. I wonder what the olympics will be like next year...
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on July 26, 2015, 12:00:13 pm
Can't believe Jamaica beat the U.S. in the Men's Gold Tournament.
Good thing. That just proves the U.S. can't win everything.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 27, 2015, 09:42:22 am
The US is not very good at sports.
If you think about it, they are only good at sports only them play. Aside from.....basketball.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 27, 2015, 02:49:57 pm
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Good thing. That just proves the U.S. can't win everything.

Lol, the fuck..


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The US is not very good at sports.
If you think about it, they are only good at sports only them play. Aside from.....basketball.


Yeah.. okay. That's why we have the most Olympic Medals...
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 27, 2015, 03:57:32 pm

Yeah.. okay. That's why we have the most Olympic Medals...
If Europe competed as a single team (as well) you wouldn't.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 27, 2015, 04:26:54 pm
If Europe competed as a single team (as well) you wouldn't.

How exactly does that matter? Point is, we're actually pretty good at sports.


And not only do we have the most medals, it's by a significant margin as well.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 28, 2015, 07:30:00 am
As I said, USA has a huge population. It's only normal to have more medals.

But in team sports USA is not very good.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on July 28, 2015, 08:57:49 am
As I said, USA has a huge population. It's only normal to have more medals.

But in team sports USA is not very good.

But their women just won the world cup!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 28, 2015, 09:07:38 am
But their women just won the world cup!
And if they didn't focus all of their young talents on american football, the men could win it too.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 28, 2015, 10:06:34 am
As I said, USA has a huge population. It's only normal to have more medals.

But in team sports USA is not very good.

By that logic China and India should have the most medals, no?



Quote
But their women just won the world cup!


Which apparently means nothing to some people.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 28, 2015, 10:23:14 am
By that logic China and India should have the most medals, no?

If their people weren't starving to death, yes (although China was about 15 medals short of the US in 2012). Why do you think Russia also gets a lot of medals as well?
If Europe competed as a single team, we would have the combined medals of about 50 countries (including Russia).

In fact, if we combine the medals from just the European countries in the top 10 (6 countries), we instantly surpass the US by 170 medals. So I could argue that you're not even that good at the olympics. You should be massively crushing everyone.

Even more revealing is when we compare Medals per capita, where the US shows up in a sloppy 48th place (27th if we only count Gold). Which means that, in porportion, there are 47 more successful nations in front of you.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on July 28, 2015, 10:30:46 am
Portugal fighting for Great Britain's honour in the absence of her defence force.

Truly the world's greatest alliance.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 28, 2015, 10:36:11 am
Portugal fighting for Great Britain's honour in the absence of her defence force.

Truly the world's greatest alliance.
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090831120734/althistory/images/0/0b/Anglo-Portuguese_Union.png)
"It is cordially agreed that if, in time to come, one of the kings or his heir shall need the support of the other, or his help, and in order to get such assistance applies to his ally in lawful manner, the ally shall be bound to give aid and succour to the other, so far as he is able (without any deceit, fraud, or pretence) to the extent required by the danger to his ally’s realms, lands, domains, and subjects; and he shall be firmly bound by these present alliances to do this."
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 28, 2015, 10:55:16 am
If their people weren't starving to death, yes (although China was about 15 medals short of the US in 2012). Why do you think Russia also gets a lot of medals as well?
If Europe competed as a single team, we would have the combined medals of about 50 countries (including Russia).

In fact, if we combine the medals from just the European countries in the top 10 (6 countries), we instantly surpass the US by 170 medals. So I could argue that you're not even that good at the olympics. You should be massively crushing everyone.

Even more revealing is when we compare Medals per capita, where the US shows up in a sloppy 48th place (27th if we only count Gold). Which means that, in porportion, there are 47 more successful nations in front of you.

If that were the case then wouldn't Russia also have trouble in the Olympics? If starvation and poverty had anything to do with it then Russia and China would hardly have any medals at all. The main reason why China was so close to beating us in 2012 was because they can compete in a lot more events than we can. Dude, they have 1 billion more people than we do. Also, if you want to argue based on Continents, you might as well give us Canada's medal count then.

I'm curious to know which top 6 nations you're referring to when you're stating that they'll surpass the US alone.

The point is, population plays a role, but not the #1 role. You can try to discredit this Nation as much as you want, but give it when it's due. This Country has endured a lot, and if there's anything that irks me, it's when people try to take away from what this Country has accomplished in half of the amount of time other Nations have been around.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 28, 2015, 08:18:31 pm
Not to get all nationalist in here, but you only exist as the country you are today because 500 years ago we portuguese found the place. Quite the achievement I think..

And I'm not descrediting USA at all. I just don't think you are as good as you believe.

Don't forget each of your states is big enough to be it's own country. And you have 50 of them.

The top 6 nations were Italy, England, Russia, Germany, Hungary, France.

Just look at the medal per capita ratios to understand my point.

Also, as I said, USA is the best at basketball. But since you focus all your young talent on climbing to the NFL, you are severely lacking at other sports.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 29, 2015, 08:37:23 am
crackdude is showing his true colors!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 29, 2015, 11:06:44 am
Not to get all nationalist in here, but you only exist as the country you are today because 500 years ago we portuguese found the place. Quite the achievement I think..

And I'm not descrediting USA at all. I just don't think you are as good as you believe.

Don't forget each of your states is big enough to be it's own country. And you have 50 of them.

The top 6 nations were Italy, England, Russia, Germany, Hungary, France.

Just look at the medal per capita ratios to understand my point.

Also, as I said, USA is the best at basketball. But since you focus all your young talent on climbing to the NFL, you are severely lacking at other sports.

We exist because we fought the English for our Independence. =)

In regards to population, i still don't think that has everything to do with it. And i will always go back to China and India in that regards. Poverty or not, if all it took was having a shit ton of people then they should've easily surpassed us by now.

Although, i will agree that basketball is the most popular sport in the Country, our other sport programs have been growing tremendously. Hockey is at an all time high in attendance records across the Country and the MLS has expanded by 2 teams just this year. Not to mention they will be adding 2 more by 2018. Soccer isn't a popular sport here, but the talent pool is growing and some day i think we'll have a chance at World Cup.

Speaking of World Cup, only 8 teams have won it and no offense, but Portugal isn't one of them. For a Nation like ours that doesn't have a huge talent pool in that regard, we have at least made it to 3rd place.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on July 29, 2015, 07:14:23 pm
America will never win the World Cup because Diana Ross missed her penalty in the 1994 world cup.

It's a curse that will haunt the men's team forever.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 29, 2015, 09:12:11 pm
America will never win the World Cup because Diana Ross missed her penalty in the 1994 world cup.

It's a curse that will haunt the men's team forever.

Lol, but.. But.. Our US Women's just won and broke the curse, mang..
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 30, 2015, 05:35:35 am
Although, i will agree that basketball is the most popular sport in the Country, our other sport programs have been growing tremendously. Hockey is at an all time high in attendance records across the Country and the MLS has expanded by 2 teams just this year. Not to mention they will be adding 2 more by 2018. Soccer isn't a popular sport here, but the talent pool is growing and some day i think we'll have a chance at World Cup.

Speaking of World Cup, only 8 teams have won it and no offense, but Portugal isn't one of them. For a Nation like ours that doesn't have a huge talent pool in that regard, we have at least made it to 3rd place.
Agree do disagree on the populational aspect, but ok.

"our other sport programs have been growing tremendously"
But that's exacly the point isn't it? It's all american (and canadian) sports. It's easy to be the best at baseball and american football when no one else is playing it.
Ice Hockey it's Canada and Russia (although the NHL is obviously the best league there is, paise America), Rugby is nonexistant (thanks NFL.), Soccer is......developing... for the past 30 years.
Even in motorsports you don't have anyone on the F1 because all of your talent is concentrated on Nascar and Indy.

"the MLS has expanded by 2 teams just this year"
Yet, it is still using a league format that Portugal abandoned in 1934 (no joke). The league is played from Spring to Autumn (intead of the standard 100 year old convention of Autumn to Spring). And the football isn't quite that good. Although the teams swim in cash, the competitive levels are well bellow Europe's main leagues.

Not only that, Portugal (which isn't even one of the best leagues) has 156 teams in national competition, USA has 91.
It's best to have a sturdy league system to support your best teams, rather than shoving them all in the MLS. How is it possible for a soccer league to not have relegation. What are bottom teams fighting for then? It's extremely non-competitive.

"Speaking of World Cup, only 8 teams have won it and no offense, but Portugal isn't one of them. For a Nation like ours that doesn't have a huge talent pool in that regard, we have at least made it to 3rd place."
So have we (and another 4th place), and we have 3% of your population.

We also have been european club champions 4 times, world club champions twice (Porto), had 3 players considered best in the world at their time (Eusebio, Figo, Ronaldo), one goalkeeper as well (Vitor Baia), most titled soccer president in the world (Pinto da Costa, 58 titles).

We have achieved a lot for a small country, you have achieved very little for such a huge country.

"Our US Women's just won and broke the curse, mang.."
Because you guys (thankfully) bet your female talent on soccer. Do the same with men talent and you'll be World Champions in no time.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 30, 2015, 09:45:26 am
"But that's exacly the point isn't it? It's all american (and canadian) sports. It's easy to be the best at baseball and american football when no one else is playing it.
Ice Hockey it's Canada and Russia (although the NHL is obviously the best league there is, paise America), Rugby is nonexistant (thanks NFL.), Soccer is......developing... for the past 30 years.
Even in motorsports you don't have anyone on the F1 because all of your talent is concentrated on Nascar and Indy."

Ice Hockey is definitely a Canadian and American sport, i would say that Russia is in 3rd place at this point. The KHL is a joke of a League in Comparison by the NHL, which has 23 Teams in the US alone. Did you watch the 2014 Winter Olympics where we beat Russia in a shootout? One of the best showcases of American Hockey in recent memory. Our youth hockey program is only getting better and 2 of the top 5 forwards in the world are American. Need i also remind you of the 'Miracle on Ice' one of the greatest achievements in American Hockey History.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_Ice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_Ice)

"Yet, it is still using a league format that Portugal abandoned in 1934 (no joke). The league is played from Spring to Autumn (intead of the standard 100 year old convention of Autumn to Spring). And the football isn't quite that good. Although the teams swim in cash, the competitive levels are well bellow Europe's main leagues."

You know, i hear this a lot and i do agree to some extent, but it's not as far off as most people make it seem. Although this isn't a huge stretch of an example. The New York Red Bulls from the MLS just whooped on Chelsea a few weeks ago, 4-2. I know that doesn't give an overall view of what standards both leagues hold, but i think the MLS is on it's way. And with the number of big names like Villa, Drogba, and Lampard making their way over, it's only growing excitement here for fubol.

"So have we (and another 4th place), and we have 3% of your population."

I understand this, but when your #1 sport is futbol, i have higher expectations. We don't concentrate all of our efforts on Soccer, not even close, yet we've managed 3rd place. When your culture lives and breathes Soccer, i'd expect them to have a World Cup by now.

Not disrespect to your Country, whatsoever. To have as much success as you have in Soccer, being such a small Nation, it's commendable.

Too much going on in here though, we should probably cut it back, haha.. I don't think we'll agree on a whole lot at this point.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Mariano on July 30, 2015, 01:27:31 pm
Being curious which do you guys think are the top 5 sports in your countries?
Like in Portugal, EEUU, England, ETC.


In Argentina apart from Football is hard to tell, but we pay a lot of attention to basketball, tennis, racing, hockey and rowing.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on July 30, 2015, 01:30:45 pm
Let's just agree the US national team should give Klinsmann the boot.

[spoiler]Dirty ex-Tottenham player[/spoiler]

You know, i hear this a lot and i do agree to some extent, but it's not as far off as most people make it seem. Although this isn't a huge stretch of an example. The New York Red Bulls from the MLS just whooped on Chelsea a few weeks ago, 4-2. I know that doesn't give an overall view of what standards both leagues hold, but i think the MLS is on it's way. And with the number of big names like Villa, Drogba, and Lampard making their way over, it's only growing excitement here for fubol.

Speaking on the MLS, I don't think using friendlies is a fair indication, New York Red Bulls also outdid us (Arsenal) a few years back but at the top of our game we could destroy them 8 out 10 times (So could Chelsea too.) But I do agree that the MLS has made massive strides forward, ten years ago you'd probably be similar levels to Scotland but now above them.

You should really put in relegation though, it makes a season a lot more exciting and bottom teams have more reason to fight at the end if their stake in the league is on the line. Also;

Lol, but.. But.. Our US Women's just won and broke the curse, mang..

Pffffft, that was Japan's curse for making animes like Bikini Warriors cancelling out yours.

Wait until you meet a team gifted with the blessing of God!!11!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 30, 2015, 02:00:03 pm
Let's just agree the US national team should give Klinsmann the boot.

[spoiler]Dirty ex-Tottenham player[/spoiler]

Yes, please. Although i don't know whom we'd replace him with? Not a lot of great coaches out there that would come at a good price..

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Speaking on the MLS, I don't think using friendlies is a fair indication, New York Red Bulls also outdid us (Arsenal) a few years back but at the top of our game we could destroy them 8 out 10 times (So could Chelsea too.) But I do agree that the MLS has made massive strides forward, ten years ago you'd probably be similar levels to Scotland but now above them.

You should really put in relegation though, it makes a season a lot more exciting and bottom teams have more reason to fight at the end if their stake in the league is on the line. Also;

How exactly does the Relegation work? I've vaguely heard of it mainly because i don't watch European Futbol, to really understand it. It's mostly teams going between a Premier and Minor League depending on their Season Performance?

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Pffffft, that was Japan's curse for making animes like Bikini Warriors cancelling out yours.
 Wait until you meet a team gifted with the blessing of God!!11!!!!!!!


Well we also beat the Germans on the way to the Final, whom were ranked #1 in the world(position we currently sit).

Man, quoting people on here is difficult..
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Barry the Nomad on July 30, 2015, 02:17:29 pm
I'm not a big sports fan, though I do enjoy going to baseball games.

I know this isn't sports gaming chat, but I ended up buying NFL2K and 2K1 this past week and despite not knowing how to play football I loved the menu system and the detail Visual Concepts was able to get out of the Dreamcast.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 30, 2015, 02:26:46 pm
Being curious which do you guys think are the top 5 sports in your countries?
Like in Portugal, EEUU, England, ETC.


In Argentina apart from Football is hard to tell, but we pay a lot of attention to basketball, tennis, racing, hockey and rowing.

Top 5 in the US for sure:

1. American Footbal
2. Basketball
3. Baseball
4. Hockey
5. Soccer

From most to least popular, imo.

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I'm not a big sports fan, though I do enjoy going to baseball games.

I know this isn't sports gaming chat, but I ended up buying NFL2K and 2K1 this past week and despite not knowing how to play football I loved the menu system and the detail Visual Concepts was able to get out of the Dreamcast.

I was a huge fan of NFL2K a long time ago, and this is coming from someone who doesn't like Football.. Too bad EA took that from them with the Madden Series.


Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on July 30, 2015, 02:50:38 pm
Being curious which do you guys think are the top 5 sports in your countries?
Like in Portugal, EEUU, England, ETC.

In Argentina apart from Football is hard to tell, but we pay a lot of attention to basketball, tennis, racing, hockey and rowing.

1. Football
<Everything Else>

But seriously, after football I think the next biggest is either Cricket or Rugby with Tennis and F1 completing the top 5.

@Pirovash

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Yes, please. Although i don't know whom we'd replace him with? Not a lot of great coaches out there that would come at a good price..

Unless the US has to be cheap, don't be cheap. Paying money for the right type of coach will bring you success. That being said, improving the ground work for your team is more important than a coach, getting more kids into football at the grass root level will help immensely.

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How exactly does the Relegation work? I've vaguely heard of it mainly because i don't watch European Futbol, to really understand it. It's mostly teams going between a Premier and Minor League depending on their Season Performance?

It's a really simple concept but I'll explain it how we have it in the England rather than Portugal or Scotland. The bottom 3 teams in our league are relegated (Lowest points total) into the lower league. Now in the lower league, position 1 and 2 automatically gets promoted to the upper division whilst position 3, 4, 5 and 6 face off against each other at our national stadium (It's a fun day out for the fans of the team too) obvious heartache for the team who losses but it means that the bottom teams will give their all even in the closing weeks of the league season.

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Well we also beat the Germans on the way to the Final, whom were ranked #1 in the world(position we currently sit).

Germany? Blessed by God? They lost 2 world wars! Tells you all you need to know about them!

(I am just messing with you dude haha.) 

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Man, quoting people on here is difficult..

Nah you're just slowly metamorphosing into TA!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 30, 2015, 05:21:25 pm
Nooo, i don't wanna be TA, please.. (no offense TA)

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Unless the US has to be cheap, don't be cheap. Paying money for the right type of coach will bring you success. That being said, improving the ground work for your team is more important than a coach, getting more kids into football at the grass root level will help immensely.

I don't think we have to be cheap, but i think that's something that has been brought up a number of times. While i do like what Klinsmann has done with our youth program, i think he's done what he can with this Team, it's time for him to move on. Our performance at the Gold Cup solidifies that statement for me. And if we lose to Mexico in October for the Confederations Cup Tournament, i know he'll lose his job.

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It's a really simple concept but I'll explain it how we have it in the England rather than Portugal or Scotland. The bottom 3 teams in our league are relegated (Lowest points total) into the lower league. Now in the lower league, position 1 and 2 automatically gets promoted to the upper division whilst position 3, 4, 5 and 6 face off against each other at our national stadium (It's a fun day out for the fans of the team too) obvious heartache for the team who losses but it means that the bottom teams will give their all even in the closing weeks of the league season.

Hmm.. It sounds interesting. So you guys have 2 division with a lower and upper league? So you sort of have to work harder to stay in the upper division in a sense?

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Germany? Blessed by God? They lost 2 world wars! Tells you all you need to know about them!

(I am just messing with you dude haha.)

Haha, yeah i know. Those Germans are quite intense, though.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 31, 2015, 10:17:14 am
I am also curious though. If i wanted to get into Euro Soccer, which league(s) should i be looking at? Not sure that a lot of channels out here showcase games from overseas as well. I think NBC shows off Barclays' though.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on July 31, 2015, 03:13:17 pm
I am also curious though. If i wanted to get into Euro Soccer, which league(s) should i be looking at? Not sure that a lot of channels out here showcase games from overseas as well. I think NBC shows off Barclays' though.

English Premier League and Spanish La Liga are currently the "best" leagues and if you do pick the EPL, support anyone but Chelsea or Tottenham, ANYONE.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on July 31, 2015, 06:19:19 pm
English Premier League and Spanish La Liga are currently the "best" leagues and if you do pick the EPL, support anyone but Chelsea or Tottenham, ANYONE.

Why is that? Are they the most popular or overrated?

Was thinking about checking out Southampton, Liverpool, or Atletico Madrid
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on August 01, 2015, 07:55:30 pm
Why is that? Are they the most popular or overrated?

Was thinking about checking out Southampton, Liverpool, or Atletico Madrid

They are my team's rivals : P

Tottenham is our local rival (Well, as much as you can call it that, it's been like 19 years since they finished above us, its pretty one sided) and Chelsea is our title rival. What makes Chelsea harder to stand though is how classless they are, pretty much the Activision of football teams!

Your choices are good except Liverpool, you don't want the heartache bro, NOT THE HEARTACHE!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on August 02, 2015, 11:57:08 pm
They are my team's rivals : P

Tottenham is our local rival (Well, as much as you can call it that, it's been like 19 years since they finished above us, its pretty one sided) and Chelsea is our title rival. What makes Chelsea harder to stand though is how classless they are, pretty much the Activision of football teams!

Your choices are good except Liverpool, you don't want the heartache bro, NOT THE HEARTACHE!

Lol, eff Chelsea then, sound like assholes.

What's the deal with Liverpool? Haven't won a Champions in years?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on August 03, 2015, 06:13:51 pm
Lol, eff Chelsea then, sound like assholes.

What's the deal with Liverpool? Haven't won a Champions in years?

Funfact, Arsenal's manager Wenger and Chelsea's manager Mourinho hate each others' guts and started off from when their manager called Wenger a voyeur, since then it's been a bitter feud. Infact he completely blanked his handshake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7DLJffmyHI

Liverpool is a tragic case, their most recent chance at winning the league title was in 2013. They defeated one of their title rivals, Manchester City, with their captain Steven Gerrard delivering a rousing pre-game speech, saying "THIS DOES NOT FUCKING SLIP"  they beat City and it looked like the title was theirs.

Then Gerrard literally slipped up the following game allowing the opposition to score and their title challenge feel apart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i26gslXjfjU

They also lost the league title to Arsenal back in 1989 in a dramatic fashion. We had to beat them 2-0 at their home ground, it looked like the title was going to be retained by them, last minute our player charged through the midfield and scored the second goal and we won the league :P
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on August 04, 2015, 12:16:29 am
Lmao, alright I've gotta follow Liverpool. Probably wont watch em too much, but ill try to catch some games. Just because of their bad luck and believe me I'm used to bad luck, I'm a Kings fan, took us 45 years to win our first Stanley Cup in 2012...

I know Gerrard, I forgot he was the Cap of Liverpool, he's now playing for the LA Galaxy. I watched his debut in a friendly against Club America.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on August 24, 2015, 10:34:55 am
Liverpool V Arsenal today, gonna miss it cause i'm at work.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on August 24, 2015, 04:40:40 pm
Liverpool V Arsenal today, gonna miss it cause i'm at work.

You didn't miss much. Outside of a few of our players being a bit pants, it was such a dull game.

CECH is beast like already though.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on August 24, 2015, 05:15:20 pm
I watched the highlighted, yeahh some of those stops were amazing.

Was trying to add you on skype btw, found a lot of Aki's, haha.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on August 24, 2015, 05:57:57 pm
I watched the highlighted, yeahh some of those stops were amazing.

Was trying to add you on skype btw, found a lot of Aki's, haha.

Did you try Akii-at, there's two i's in it since Aki-at was already taken (By who knows, it could possibly be me and I forgot all about it haha)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on August 24, 2015, 11:10:52 pm
I got your request, cool.

Hopefully they'll start scheduling Liverpool games on the weekend so I can watch em. Sucks that they always play on Monday.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on September 04, 2015, 02:40:42 pm
I bet Peru beats the United States tonight (soccer).
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on September 05, 2015, 02:24:11 am
I bet Peru beats the United States tonight (soccer).

And guess what happened?? We had a comeback and beat Peru 2-1 so eat it.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on September 05, 2015, 02:56:36 am
I admit. I was totally wrong on that. Good thing I didn't bet.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on September 28, 2015, 06:25:54 am
I wonder what's up with Kompany to not play him when we lost against Tottenham 4-1?

I feel like we're on a bad run after losing to West Ham, Juve (I was at the game and they didn't do too badly until we Subbed off the Captain and added the new guys on) and now Tottenham.

Hoping we beat Sevilla next month, although I hope they get a kick up their arse with United at the top of the table.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on September 28, 2015, 06:55:12 am
I wonder what's up with Kompany to not play him when we lost against Tottenham 4-1?

I feel like we're on a bad run after losing to West Ham, Juve (I was at the game and they didn't do too badly until we Subbed off the Captain and added the new guys on) and now Tottenham.

Hoping we beat Sevilla next month, although I hope they get a kick up their arse with United at the top of the table.

Nameless-kun, you're back! :D

Happy late Birthday by the way!

My cousins are Manchester United fans but they've been keeping their expectations in check. We'll try to do you guys a favour next week. (I think we'll draw ;_; )
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on September 28, 2015, 12:05:34 pm
(https://igcdn-photos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e35/11931062_1627943567474670_1945564676_n.jpg)

Can't fucking wait!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on September 30, 2015, 08:31:27 am
Nameless-kun, you're back! :D

Happy late Birthday by the way!

My cousins are Manchester United fans but they've been keeping their expectations in check. We'll try to do you guys a favour next week. (I think we'll draw ;_; )

I have missed discussing Football with you Aki-san! (This is the only place where I actually talk about Fusbol).

Thanks, although it was an awful week! Haha!

My brother is doing the same, and we kind of mock the Manager and his "Philosophies" [sic].

I think you have a chance this year to do one over United and City (I think there are a few problems for Arsenal but nothing too much amiss).

As long as you use Cech and not the other guy (to which is why you likely lost the Champions League game last night. My condolences), I think you'll win a few points to teams you may lose to.

I am somewhat excited for the Sevilla game as I enjoyed the Juve game despite losing (I collect Scarves on my visits now), although Borussia Munchengladbach are the team to beat tonight (we consider them to be our rivals despite losing to them a number of times).

Is that the El Classico game? I don't think I've caught even one match of that. (usually on at a time I am busy)

Predictions for me for the Prem and Cups:

Premier League:

Manchester City (although I am a pessimist and think we screw ourselves over at the final hurdle)

2nd Chelsea
3rd Arsenal
4th Man United (pretty much Status Quo)

League Cup:

Everton (have an odd feeling they'll win it)

Runners Up: Arsenal (probably the most likely)

FA Cup: Man United (I think they'll go all out to not make Arsenal win a thrid consecutive time)

Champions League:

Borussia...just kidding.

Probably Bayern Munich.

Europa League:

Monaco (I have a feeling they'll be the first French side in ages to win it)

Super Cup:

Bayern Munich vs Monaco.



For the Euro 2016 Tournament, I think Germany will win it sadly. (I want England to win at least something in my miserable life).

There's my predictions anyhow!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on October 01, 2015, 12:02:05 am
Two questions.

1. Why would men play soccer, if it's a girly sport?

2. Why does it only last two hours?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on October 01, 2015, 05:58:54 am
Two questions.

1. Why would men play soccer, if it's a girly sport?

2. Why does it only last two hours?

1. Footballers are fragile creatures, and I guess we like seeing them act like pansies on the ground. :P

2. Because there is no Commercial every 10 seconds when fouls are committed!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on October 10, 2015, 12:22:21 am
Bad news!

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/08/football/sepp-blatter-suspended-michel-platini-fifa-jerome-valcke/index.html

At least we can still watch football in the Summer Olympics.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on October 11, 2015, 09:57:33 am
Bad news!

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/08/football/sepp-blatter-suspended-michel-platini-fifa-jerome-valcke/index.html

At least we can still watch football in the Summer Olympics.
Why is this bad news?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on October 20, 2015, 05:25:35 pm
He was suspended. Would it not be bad news if you were the one that was suspended? Perhaps you're right though. It's not a big deal or anything. Maybe I'm just more exited about the Olympics than how soccer was this year. Who else is ready for Río 2016?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on October 20, 2015, 11:44:49 pm
Good thing he was suspended, can't stand him.

I dunno man.. The Olympics disappoint me time and time again.. They lack excitement and surprise
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on October 21, 2015, 12:02:56 pm
Post season Baseball is best Baseball. Especially when the usual suspects all fail to make it in and we get new blood. Gotten some really great games.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on October 28, 2015, 06:09:46 am
Really really happy that Chelsea are struggling.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on October 31, 2015, 11:05:10 pm
The NCAA football national championship will go to Ohio again. Just you watch!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on November 01, 2015, 12:41:25 am
Really really happy that Chelsea are struggling.

Same.

Let's go LFC, fantastic victory today!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on November 01, 2015, 01:18:46 am
The NCAA football national championship will go to Ohio again. Just you watch!
Hopefully not. Why can't Clemson win, EVER? At least have Clemson in the playoffs! I'm surprised anyone on the thread even cares about college football. So, at least I can say thank you for mentioning it, Spock.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on November 03, 2015, 03:34:20 am
Hopefully not. Why can't Clemson win, EVER? At least have Clemson in the playoffs! I'm surprised anyone on the thread even cares about college football. So, at least I can say thank you for mentioning it, Spock.
What? Clemson wouldn't stand a chance against Ohio. If that's your favorite team, that's fine. Just saying we will soon find out who the real winner of NCAA football is this year. I'll give you a hint. Ohio.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on November 03, 2015, 09:59:50 am
Nameless24
: I forgot to mention this before because I'm tired of soccer, but when you said "are", it made me realize something. You can be a winner even with bad grammar.

Spock
: It's nice to see that you are an expert in suspense with that hint you gave of who you think might win. Ohio won last year, so I imagine the officials will try to make them go farther from their home for the championship bowl this year. That way they have more chance of losing? I really don't know how that works.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on November 20, 2015, 04:44:39 am
Nameless24: I forgot to mention this before because I'm tired of soccer, but when you said "are", it made me realize something. You can be a winner even with bad grammar.

You mean the Chelsea struggling remark? I don't think their scenario has changed as far as I know. So "are" is still relevant.

I am also sure that winners tend to win important and unimportant games, something that Chelsea has forgotten to do. :P
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on November 21, 2015, 01:29:37 am
I hope Arizona beats Winnipeg in hockey. Go Coyotes!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on November 21, 2015, 11:29:20 pm
I hope Arizona beats Winnipeg in hockey. Go Coyotes!

You a yotes fan?

It'd be very interesting if you were.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on November 22, 2015, 03:09:56 am
Yeah. Of course. I also like the Philadelphia Flyers. What is your favorite NHL team?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on November 22, 2015, 04:22:28 am
Yeah. Of course. I also like the Philadelphia Flyers. What is your favorite NHL team?

That's awesome, ive never known a Yotes fan, haha.

I'm a huuuuuuuge Kings fan. I saw em win the Cup both in 12' and 14' seasons, I've got season tickets this year as well.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on November 22, 2015, 06:32:00 am
That's 3 defeats for Benfica in 3 games with Sporting.

Context: Champions Benfica's coach, Jorge Jesus, switched to Sporting this year.

Sporting has established their dominance over Benfica now, winning at 3 different stadiums for 3 different competitions.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on November 23, 2015, 12:11:34 am
That's awesome, ive never known a Yotes fan, haha.

I'm a huuuuuuuge Kings fan. I saw em win the Cup both in 12' and 14' seasons, I've got season tickets this year as well.
Really? I've never actually been to a hockey game, but I am a very big fan. I watch it on the television almost every time one of my favorite teams play. The Kings are ok. It's too bad they lost against the Carolina Hurricanes though. It could be possible for the Kings to win their next game. I'm not completely sure about it. I don't really follow them very closely. In fact, you're the first Kings fan that I've ever encountered. You must live in or around Los Angeles.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on November 28, 2015, 02:31:42 pm
Really? I've never actually been to a hockey game, but I am a very big fan. I watch it on the television almost every time one of my favorite teams play. The Kings are ok. It's too bad they lost against the Carolina Hurricanes though. It could be possible for the Kings to win their next game. I'm not completely sure about it. I don't really follow them very closely. In fact, you're the first Kings fan that I've ever encountered. You must live in or around Los Angeles.

You'll love your first game, there's nothing like being there live.

I live 1 hour north of LA, i've had season tickets for a few years now. We've been a pretty solid team for a few years with the exception of last year. A lot of off ice issue led to us missing the Playoffs, but we're #1 in our division right now, so things are looking up.

I'll be at the Kings V Hawks game tonight at Staples Center.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on November 30, 2015, 06:22:13 am
Why do American sports have leagues that develop into playoffs? What's the point. Why not separate the two things
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on November 30, 2015, 09:36:21 pm
Why do American sports have leagues that develop into playoffs? What's the point. Why not separate the two things
It wouldn't be fair to the teams in third or fourth place because sometimes they haven't lost a game the entire season.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on December 04, 2015, 12:04:13 am
The Red are looking better, eh??

http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2015/12/03/2015-16-premier-league-power-rankings-vol-v-klopps-reds-go-top/
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on December 07, 2015, 09:20:06 am
It wouldn't be fair to the teams in third or fourth place because sometimes they haven't lost a game the entire season.
That doesn't make any sense. There are plenty of ways to separate teams.
If it works in a low scoring game, why doesn't it work in the NBA? I don't see the point of the 76rs being in the same league as the Cavs or the Heat.
Not only that, what's the point of the Warriors playing in the league now that they are practically qualified for the playoffs with more than half season to go?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on December 12, 2015, 08:38:07 pm
That doesn't make any sense. There are plenty of ways to separate teams.
If it works in a low scoring game, why doesn't it work in the NBA? I don't see the point of the 76rs being in the same league as the Cavs or the Heat.
Not only that, what's the point of the Warriors playing in the league now that they are practically qualified for the playoffs with more than half season to go?
Oh. Basketball? I'm not too sure. I watch hockey and college football, until the Olympics came on. I grew up in Oklahoma. I had many friends and family members who were  college football fanatics there. I currently go to college in Arizona, where there are suprizingly a lot of hockey fans. I have been to a couple of football games. Just not a hockey game yet. I do plan to go soon and I have heard it is a great experience.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on December 22, 2015, 12:45:06 pm
Arsenal are likely going to win the Title after beating Manchester City.

Congratulations Aki if that is the case, but you still need to beat Leicester and Man United to keep up that pace!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on December 22, 2015, 02:20:50 pm
Arsenal are likely going to win the Title after beating Manchester City.

Congratulations Aki if that is the case, but you still need to beat Leicester and Man United to keep up that pace!

Is that a joke bruv.

Because I think it is, that's like saying we should be worried about Tottenham too el oh el!

Good game though, funny how you guys could have been ahead just before we took the lead : P
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pirovash88 on December 22, 2015, 02:46:11 pm
Arsenal are beasts. I don't doubt that they'll take the title.

Reds have had some good looks since Klopp took over, but that game on Sunday was terrible.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on December 23, 2015, 08:23:51 am
Is that a joke bruv.

Because I think it is, that's like saying we should be worried about Tottenham too el oh el!

Good game though, funny how you guys could have been ahead just before we took the lead : P

lol I am honest here. :)

Tottenham have been lucky at this rate. We lost to them when I believe we should have won (although that's how football works, lol)

Yeah, I was kind of frustrated at De Bruyne not passing to Silva as it was a clear cut chance there, but you did good!


I think Liverpool will overtake United. Van Gaal has been a disaster to them and my brother hopes he's gone soon (United fan).
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on January 29, 2016, 10:29:04 am
I'm definitely ready for baseball season to start. I hope the Brewers do better this year.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Nameless 24 on February 03, 2016, 01:26:17 pm
Pretty excited about this League's Title Race to be honest.


Could be any of the Top 4 now!


I thought we were out and Arsenal had it, but I am shocked that they didn't beat Southampton!


We now have Leicester, we can't let this slip!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on March 16, 2016, 10:49:57 pm
Does anyone else agree that soccer is really... boring? Why can't SURFING be an Olympic sport? I would love to see that in Brazil this year!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on March 17, 2016, 01:57:40 am
Does anyone else agree that soccer is really... boring? Why can't SURFING be an Olympic sport? I would love to see that in Brazil this year!

Yup, but so is surfing so...

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on March 17, 2016, 08:56:53 am
Does anyone else agree that soccer is really... boring?
If I was a twat, yea I would believe so
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on March 18, 2016, 05:16:53 pm
How can you call me that? How can you even say that? Take a look at a few pictures of soccer online and say that again. Hot girls don't generally play soccer. I have seen women's soccer and they still look like dudes.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on March 20, 2016, 03:56:52 am
Wat
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on March 20, 2016, 11:19:16 am
There are many teams in the NWSL. I'm sure at least one of those teams have some women you would be attracted to. Do you really only watch sports just because they have "girls" you think are attractive? There are more women in soccer than there are in surfing, but I don't like soccer or surfing tbh.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on March 21, 2016, 05:57:03 am
Rugby and Ice hockey are the sports for me. There's always something going on due to the higher tempo and overall physicality of it all.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on March 21, 2016, 07:19:19 am
If you actually enjoy the Futbol concept, but find it dull, a good introduction to it would be Futsal.

Futsal is a frenetic 5-a-side indoor version of futbol. Think Futbol meets Hockey. It's very technical as well, extremely fast, and high-scoring. It's gathering a lot of momentum as a sport lately.


(http://blogs.yis.ac.jp/16diazc/files/2013/10/futsal-t82mbw.jpg)

Also, as the clock stops there is no injury faking.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on March 21, 2016, 07:44:02 am
First I've heard of that, nice one.

Not sure if it's true, but I've heard they won't change the rules of football due to fifa not wanting channels to stick their own ads into the stoppage from injuries etc.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on March 21, 2016, 09:49:49 am
Not sure if it's true, but I've heard they won't change the rules of football due to fifa not wanting channels to stick their own ads into the stoppage from injuries etc.
Well, if that was the case, the current model would be ideal as there are much more stoppages than if the clock stopped.

Funny or not, the continuous clock is a rule dating back to the 19th century, implemented in order to make the game less boring.
If you think about it, having constant stops in a game can make it a snorefest (some NFL games last for 3-4 hours). The 90 continuous minutes rule ensures that a regular football match never lasts more than 2 hours.

Also, injury faking is a very recent issue in world football history. Up until the 80s it was very uncommon. The most noticeable dive before the modern football era is probably the 74 World Cup final, but it was to obtain a penalty, not to waste time.
Time wasting is a modern tactic. Up until the 80s players would not fall down for an average kick to the chins.

Some factors come into play for the usage of this "strategy": the introduction of yellow and red cards in the 70s, the increase of the number of allowed substitutions, the increasingly strict rules regarding physical contact, the wide TV coverage that pans referees for not calling fouls..

Under this new paradigm, rulemakers are at a split: you either maintain a 100+ year old rule which serves as a foundation of the sport, or you change the flow of the game to tackle a more serious issue.
So they have maintained it. And so, the 90 minute rule made to speed up the game, is now slowing it down due to unsportsmanlike behavior.

Futsal is an emerging sport (under official status at least, since it has been played for almost 100 years as well), as such it is used as a testbench for possible rule changes.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on March 21, 2016, 10:33:35 am
I'd change it. When it was thought of it made sense, but it's being abused so much now it's destroying the very flow of the game. Or at least have an independent ref fine/ban clubs/players for diving etc after the game to stomp it out. The NFL was built around breaks as it's an American sport that need breaks when a player so much as farts.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on March 21, 2016, 10:46:11 am
I'd change it as well.
Make the clock stop for fouls and substitutions. When time runs out, the game continues till the ball goes out of play.

While at it, cut down the sub breaks from 3 to 2, but allow multiple players to be subbed each time.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on March 21, 2016, 11:37:14 am
Snipers for those rolling around on the floor?

I mean, if they're going to pretend they've been shot...
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on March 21, 2016, 11:47:48 am
Many moons ago, the lines were drawn on the pitch with calcium oxide - quicklime. The sweat in players' skins meant that an unwarranted fall could actually burn their skin.

A reintroduction might come in handy......
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on March 21, 2016, 11:50:49 am
https://media.giphy.com/media/IeLOBZb7ZdQ1G/giphy.gif
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on April 08, 2016, 01:27:44 am
Can someone explain what "Lacross" is? I looked it up on Wikipedia and I'm still not sure how the game is played.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on April 18, 2016, 03:32:24 am
Sorry, can't help you there.

I just wanted to say, it's the NHL playoffs! Yaaaaayyyy!!!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on April 18, 2016, 11:43:40 am
Sorry, can't help you there.

I just wanted to say, it's the NHL playoffs! Yaaaaayyyy!!!
What hockey team(s) do you like?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on April 18, 2016, 04:23:53 pm
I can't say I follow a team as such, but I'll gladly watch any NHL game as it's rare you find a boring one. It's kind of difficult to follow them over here in the UK as they usually play in the early hours in the morning, but the playoffs usually mean they start early resulting in more reasonable times.

The league over here in the UK has just finished for the season and I'm now watching Team GB in the world tournament and the NHL playoffs. Team GB have just won their last two games and we need to win the next three this week to go up a division.

Who do you support?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on April 19, 2016, 12:15:04 am
The Arizona Coyotes.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on April 19, 2016, 03:33:21 am
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on April 19, 2016, 11:10:05 pm
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim!
Do you really like the Ducks or are you just saying that because they are the Yotes's main rival?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on April 20, 2016, 12:59:28 am
Heh, think he might just be referencing the films.

Ah, the Arizona Coyotes! We've had some of your players from your affiliated teams over here. Dundee Stars have just signed one for the coming season too: http://www.eliteleague.co.uk/stars-sign-forward-scott-brannon

Justin Sawyer has played for the Cardiff Devils...and very suspiciously left the country out of nowhere. Rumour has it, he got into series trouble here and he fled. Kevin Harvey was an idiot to put it mildly, Sean Erickson was good, but he never quite settled and decided to move back to Rapid City Rush.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on April 20, 2016, 03:54:59 am
I'm a legit Ducks fan. I celebrated our 07 Stanley cup with much enthusiasm!

When I was a kid, I loved the movies, yes. But one day Eurosport started broadcasting the NHL playoffs. It was about 15 years ago, I was a kid and I saw them... Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. The speed, the goals, the tackles. I was a fan. I bought the NHL games and would acompany the season games.

Later, in 2006, a canadian transfer student came to my class (a Maple Leafs fan), so I had someone to talk about NHL and the next season we were champions. It was a great time.

Eventually I started to lag behind the games and couldn't keep up with the seasons. I still follow the playoffs every year tho.
Maybe another exciting run by the Ducks would motivate me enough to stay up till 2AM to watch the games.
Happy about tonight's 3-0 win
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on April 28, 2016, 03:25:52 am
Fuck hockey man...
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 03, 2016, 01:32:20 am
The Ducks coach has been shown the door as well it seems. Not too surprising considering their recent performance.

I'm not a football fan, but it was nice to see someone outside the "big" teams win the premier league last night. The whole league is built to squash the little teams so this is pretty special.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 03, 2016, 03:33:42 am
Every league squashes the little teams really..

I think it's wonderful. But it's also sad to realize that without the huge financial backing Leicester has now they wouldn't have done it. Come mid-season break Vardy would've been bought by some big money shark along with other 2 or 3 good teammates and they would drop places on the table.

This just highlights how football can be improved if things like transfer/salary caps were implemented and the winter market is abolished.
If the future is an European Superleague then I don't want anything to do with it.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 03, 2016, 10:45:55 am
The European super league kind of already exists does it not? It's just called the Champions league.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 03, 2016, 11:00:07 am
The European super league kind of already exists does it not? It's just called the Champions league.
No. The Champions League is (regardless of it's name) a cup. Not a league.
Its name comes from the original intention of iteratively turning the European Cup into a league. The first few Champions Leagues had 2 group phases. Effectively, 12 "league" games. But the format is now the same as the World Cup.

The Super League concept involves something akin to a full blown double round robin competition between 12-20 clubs that would exit their national league system to compete at a higher level.
It's just a concept for now.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 03, 2016, 11:05:11 am
Ah, right. Yeah, this super league sounds a bit much. It'll probably eclipse the other tournaments too, so can't see it happening.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 03, 2016, 11:27:57 am
It raises so many problems.

For example, why would I want Porto to be fighting for its life on a "superleague"? What would be the purpose? So Benfica and Sporting stay in Portugal winning titles, but we are "better" for barely staying alive in an european level? This makes no sense.

I believe there is already a SuperLeague forming, called English Premier League.
This happens in other sports. The NHL stands above all other leagues. Same with the NBA. I have no problem with the better players flocking the BPL, as long as there's still market for the rest of us.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 03, 2016, 02:01:43 pm
Aye. I also don't think some of them would really do that well anyway. The Spanish league for example is always considered great, but from what I've seen, there's only about 3 teams that are any good. The rest are pretty poor.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 04, 2016, 05:46:48 am
I think the Spanish League is much stronger than the Premier League. But that isn't to say it's better. It's much more unbalanced.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 04, 2016, 05:53:10 am
I think the Spanish League is much stronger than the Premier League. But that isn't to say it's better. It's much more unbalanced.

You see, that seems to be the general consensus, but whenever a Spanish player goes to the EPL, they tend to struggle for consistency.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Aki-at on May 04, 2016, 06:13:19 am
You see, that seems to be the general consensus, but whenever a Spanish player goes to the EPL, they tend to struggle for consistency.

We tend to enjoy kicking them, that's usually one of the reasons.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 04, 2016, 06:30:08 am
As in, foul play? That initially stemmed from European football more than British. The British style of football has always been a physical game at its core, which is one of the reasons it's in a poor state right now. Since the start of the Premier League, we've had an influx of European players that are quite happy to fake injury to get an advantage. Heck, it's considered part of the game in Italy and Spain.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 09, 2016, 12:07:02 am
Fun fact about Leicester City.

In the last two seasons, Manchester United have spent more money then Leicester have...in their entire history.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 09, 2016, 03:43:48 am
Heck, it's considered part of the game in Italy and Spain.
No. That's a misconception.
The point is, why will you continue running after getting kicked, when a free kick is a better solution?

How about not kicking players in the chins?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 09, 2016, 05:01:45 am
Did you not see the last Italy vs Spain game? It was a pathetic circus.

Fifa could always deal with issues like deliberately attempting to injury people far more effectively. But they don't.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 09, 2016, 08:39:29 am
Did you not see the last Italy vs Spain game? It was a pathetic circus.
Like every international friendly ever. No consequence, no reward.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on May 24, 2016, 12:29:45 am
Crackdude, do you like England or Wales?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on May 24, 2016, 10:28:39 am
Crackdude, do you like England or Wales?
Are you asking which one I like best, or if I like either one?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on May 24, 2016, 03:07:08 pm
I wanted to know if you like either team or not.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on May 25, 2016, 03:43:55 am
Without Barry, Wales are pretty much screwed. England will probably get past the group stages then get kicked out I suspect.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on June 02, 2016, 02:10:13 pm
No. That's a misconception.
The point is, why will you continue running after getting kicked, when a free kick is a better solution?

How about not kicking players in the chins?

Just seen a perfect example of cheating with Portugal. He elbowed Ali and got away with it, then another player was rolling around on the floor looking at the ref. Once he got nothing, he quickly got up and ran back into position.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on June 02, 2016, 03:22:54 pm
Here we go again. It's always the same with Spain, Italy and Port. They're not winning so they play dirty.

Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on June 07, 2016, 08:50:23 pm
This is how long we have left before this thread temporarily spreads like wildfire:

http://www.howlongagogo.com/date/2016/august/5
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on June 10, 2016, 03:03:06 pm
So, Euro 2016 hadn't even began and some England fans have been arrested and it's happened again tonight. *sigh* pathetic. France, just lock em up. We don't want them either.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on June 11, 2016, 04:14:56 am
This is how long we have left before this thread temporarily spreads like wildfire:

http://www.howlongagogo.com/date/2016/august/5
That's also how long we have until the mosquitos "spread like wildfire."
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on June 11, 2016, 11:38:39 pm
Jesus... have you seen the violence in France right now? It's utterly ridiculous that this tribal nonsense still thrives in Football.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on June 14, 2016, 02:52:11 pm
I see Portugal are doing their best diving today. Wonder if they share the same training: https://youtu.be/20XuPlde-Z0

:)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on June 28, 2016, 08:03:23 am
Brexit.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on June 29, 2016, 02:29:07 am
What of it? The markets took a predictable hit, but they're already heading north again. Short term madness was expected, but in the long run, the UK will move forward fine. We'll still trade and be friends with Europe. The EU is pushing for a 'superstate' type of democracy. The Brits have decided they don't want to be part of that.

Also, England are out lol
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 01, 2016, 05:46:36 pm
Whoa. Wales beat Belgium! Didn't expect that haha. They're up against Portugal next Crackdude ;)
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 02, 2016, 03:32:13 pm
I'm betting a tie.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 06, 2016, 04:36:35 pm
Well done Portugal.

I'm disappointed Wales lost, but very proud at what they've achieved. Who really thought Wales would be in the top 4 at the end of this tournament? Well done, Wales.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on July 06, 2016, 07:43:14 pm
Wales did good to make it as far as they did. Though IMO, I think they were a little too defensive the entire game and didn't take advantage of chances when they came up effectively in this particular matchup. Otherwise I think they could have won.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 07, 2016, 03:56:45 am
Sorry to see Wales BALE out. kek

Please root for Portugal in the final, and I'll pay you a Super Bock when you come for vacation. Promise.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 07, 2016, 05:59:11 am
Not to be an ass, but I can't see Portugal winning. France and Germany are both very tough teams and I think France might just be getting into their stride now.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 07, 2016, 08:20:35 am
General consensus here is that we don't even need to win. Our goal is just to piss off as many people as possible before the competition ends.


Besides, Portugal is going into the final with zero pressure.
Germany is world champion and France is host. Either one has big boots to fill.


It will probably be a shitty final where Portugal delays the game's momentum shifts as long as possible until someone scores late in the match, and by then it could be anyone's
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 07, 2016, 06:02:20 pm
Well, Portugal vs France it is. Germany really didn't look comfortable on the attack and I thought the pen was a little harsh.

Good luck Crackdude.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on July 07, 2016, 06:28:05 pm
Germany dominated possession throughout the first half. Me thinks it was really that handball + goal combo at the end of the first half which really sunk them, because after that, they were never able to recover their cool.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 08, 2016, 02:38:35 am
It was a really stupid penalty as well, coming from the most experienced german player. Bad way to go.

Both Portugal and France aren't the strongest teams, but they are the sharpest, most consistent ones.

If Portugal is able to keep its nerve I believe we can win.
This is also Ronaldo's oportunity to reach GOAT legend status, I hope he does it.

For Portugal this is a very important game on a social level. We have millions of emmigrants in France working lowly jobs. The reports of disrespect from the filthy french are depressing. The portuguese living in France are treated in a sub-level fashion, and a Portuguese win in French soil could be a true moral booster for these people.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 10, 2016, 03:50:10 am
Here we go!

France vs Portugal today!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on July 10, 2016, 12:38:36 pm
I've watched more Football/Soccer this week than I have in my entire life.

I blame you Euros on here and IRC :P
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 10, 2016, 01:00:01 pm
Hehe, think this is the most I've watched football too.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 10, 2016, 02:46:35 pm
Someone left a floodlight on overnight it seems.

Attack of the moths!!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on July 10, 2016, 05:06:45 pm
There it is folks.

1-0 Portugal.

Amazing game.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on July 11, 2016, 03:19:21 am
Didn't think Portugal would win, but once I saw France having a lot of time on the ball and unable to do anything, it wasn't a surprise. Got to say though, I found the game really boring. I ended up having it on in the background while I read a book.

Congrats Crackdude!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on July 11, 2016, 03:46:27 am
Quote
Our goal is just to piss off as many people as possible before the competition ends.
It will probably be a shitty final where Portugal delays the game's momentum shifts as long as possible until someone scores late in the match

called it.
If you can't score against us, we will

Thanks Tad, I am so very happy. Incredible feeling last night
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on July 11, 2016, 05:42:59 pm
MVP of the game had to be the Portuguese goalie.

That man went to hell and back on that goal net.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on July 22, 2016, 04:34:25 pm
Just two more weeks.
Who else is ready and excited?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 05, 2016, 05:40:41 am
Does anyone know what time the Olympics start?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on August 05, 2016, 08:10:37 am
I am completely ignoring the Olympics. The russian ban is the most scandalous decision in the history of the Olympics.
Brazil once again managed to fuck everything up, as always.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on August 05, 2016, 09:07:32 am
Does anyone know what time the Olympics start?
It depends. What time zone are you in?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on August 05, 2016, 09:09:06 am
I am completely ignoring the Olympics. The russian ban is the most scandalous decision in the history of the Olympics.
Brazil once again managed to fuck everything up, as always.
Russia still has some athletes. Just not as many since the mosquitos would deform the women's future children. Is it not still worth watching all those sports?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on August 05, 2016, 10:45:04 am
Here in the UK, it starts close to midnight and I have work tomorrow, so nope.

I'm glad they didn't ban all the Russian aheletes as I don't think that would be fair. They should just test them separately and ban anyone caught in the act.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on August 05, 2016, 11:26:36 am
They banned almost all of them.

Meanwhile no Brazilian athletes were tested.

If I want sports I watch the world/european championships. The Olympics are more and more a second rate competition
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on August 05, 2016, 11:38:41 am
Wow, I did not know about that! That's awful.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on August 05, 2016, 11:52:49 am
I had no idea they banned them for drugs. I thought Russia's president just didn't want them in because of the mosquitos.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on August 05, 2016, 12:00:45 pm
I had no idea they banned them for drugs. I thought Russia's president just didn't want them in because of the mosquitos.

It's worse then that. The Russian gov/agencies were all in on it. They helped them cheat.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 05, 2016, 05:06:59 pm
Why does it matter if Russia is competing or not? There are hundreds of other countries that are in. Plus, there are still a few Russian competitors who will be there. I mostly want to watch it so I can see the U.S. lose at everything.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 05, 2016, 07:13:03 pm
The opening ceremony was worse than the one in 2014.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 05, 2016, 09:02:36 pm
I thought this thread would be blowing up. Why am I the only one posting?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 05, 2016, 10:24:27 pm
I'm at home by myself and have no one to talk about the parade of nations with.
*Sigh
Guess it's time to say goodbye to this thread forever.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on August 05, 2016, 11:05:41 pm
Hmm... Maybe they are not posting because they are watching the olymics... or just maybe... they have more important things to do than watch all the boring countries line up for all those boring sports. Just wait until next year when the world cup starts. That's when this thread will "blow up."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k0SmqbBIpQ
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on August 06, 2016, 10:34:20 am
It started close to midnight here and I had work today, so couldn't watch it.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 06, 2016, 06:18:46 pm
It started close to midnight here and I had work today, so couldn't watch it.
What about now? Have you watched any of it yet? Volleyball? Cycling? Swimming? Shooting? Rowing?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on August 07, 2016, 12:13:59 am
So far, I've watched:

Boxing - it was on when I got home, so only caught the end.
Judo
Women's Rugby Sevens
Rowing

So far, I'd say the rugby has been brilliant. I did catch that horrible injury with the french gymnastics too. Poor bloke, he must have been in pure agony.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on August 07, 2016, 11:57:39 am
Team Murica pulled a nice set of victories in Football/Soccer and Men's Basketball, so that was nice.
Team Canada also did purty good.

Going to go see if I can find some Puerto Rico stats if they have any.
Go team New World/North America!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 07, 2016, 08:40:10 pm
Team Murica pulled a nice set of victories in Football/Soccer and Men's Basketball, so that was nice.
Team Canada also did purty good.

Going to go see if I can find some Puerto Rico stats if they have any.
Go team New World/North America!
Why does the American Samoa and Puerto Rico get olympic teams and they don't say anything about the U.S. Virgin Islands? Also, why can't all three  just be part of the U.S. team?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: JRcade19 on August 08, 2016, 12:30:54 am
Why does the American Samoa and Puerto Rico get olympic teams and they don't say anything about the U.S. Virgin Islands? Also, why can't all three  just be part of the U.S. team?

The IOC is the body that basically decides, for the purposes of the Olympics, who and who doesn't qualify for the purposes of being a country. Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands(they are at Rio too (http://www.virginislandsolympics.org/virgin-islands-olympic-committee-vioc-announces-rio-olympic-team/)) in the eyes of the IOC, despite legally belonging to the US are deemed sufficiently sovereign enough to technically count as if they were representing themselves.

Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands and American Samoa, while noted above as belonging to the US, are culturally different, and with the exception of military and some foreign policy decisions are completely autonomous. They have their own laws, they can elect their own governments, set their own procedures for legal matters ect...all without US approval. Adding to this that the cultures in these areas are deemed unique enough to separate them from the traditional 50 states demographics.

For example, the US and the Virgin Islands both boycotted the 1988 games in Moscow, but Puerto Rico still sent its own team to compete.

Granted, just because the IOC says something is a country doesn't mean it actually is. They're a private organization after all.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on August 08, 2016, 03:09:16 am
Gold for GB! Oh yeah!!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on August 08, 2016, 11:49:14 am
Why does the American Samoa and Puerto Rico get olympic teams and they don't say anything about the U.S. Virgin Islands? Also, why can't all three  just be part of the U.S. team?
You're forgetting Guam.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 08, 2016, 01:54:08 pm
You're forgetting Guam.
I don't like Guam. Their governor is a piece of trash.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on August 10, 2016, 08:51:23 pm
Going back to the beginning of this thread, golf is actually a sport in the Olympics now.
Take that 3raser!
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 11, 2016, 05:29:46 pm
I have been busy, so I can't really watch the Olympics. How are Russia, Peru, Australia, and Switzerland doing?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Mariano on August 11, 2016, 06:25:25 pm
HOLY SHIT...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXtEGky_Rsg
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on August 12, 2016, 09:09:31 am
I have been busy, so I can't really watch the Olympics. How are Russia, Peru, Australia, and Switzerland doing?
You were the only one of us watching the parade of nations. You have seen more than we have.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on August 13, 2016, 08:52:55 am
Michael Phelps won another medal. How many does that make? Why is he even still competing?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Tad on August 13, 2016, 10:24:51 am
Think he's on 22 gold medals now which is more than double the record. He's an absolute beast of an athlete and a fantastic person I hear. All the best to him.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on September 16, 2016, 05:57:40 am
Who's watching the hockey game on the 12th?
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on November 10, 2016, 08:18:51 pm
I bet Russia beats Argentina at the 2017 world cup.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: pcm92 on November 11, 2016, 07:55:23 pm
I think it's too early for anyone to care about the World Cup, Spock.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on November 12, 2016, 12:19:13 pm
I think it's too early for anyone to care about the World Cup, Spock.
No it isn't. We are mid qualifiers.

And btw, if Argentina keeps up it won't even BE in the World Cup
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on November 23, 2016, 12:33:54 pm
GO LEIPZIG GO
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Spock on November 28, 2016, 09:06:58 am
On. Just realized the W.C. was in 2018and not next year. You were right, Pcm92.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on November 28, 2016, 09:34:08 am
And there is also the Confederations Cup in 2017
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: crackdude on January 10, 2017, 11:22:44 am
So the 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams competing, with a 3-team group first phase.
I find this very exiting for a couple of reasons:

1) more countries represented, which makes it an even more global party
2) no more "dead" third games in some groups
3) same number of games to get to the finals, so there is no increase in player fatigue

I think it's very well thought out.
Title: Re: Sports
Post by: Superglue on October 04, 2019, 10:20:08 pm
I was going to start a new topic about sports, but this one is the same thread, so I guess I'll post here because I have a serious question.

What does everyone else here think about the next World Cup being in Qartar?

Also, how is it the World Cup if the World Cup has been abolished? Can anyone from another country explain this?