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  1. 26 Nov '09 16:03
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/sports/soccer/23iht-SOCCER.html?_r=1

    This is really bad! Soccer, despite its worlwide appeal, is in a sorry state as evidenced by the France ireland match. This article certainly makes the match even more suspect!
  2. 27 Nov '09 07:37
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/sports/soccer/23iht-SOCCER.html?_r=1

    This is really bad! Soccer, despite its worlwide appeal, is in a sorry state as evidenced by the France ireland match. This article certainly makes the match even more suspect!
    Worldwide it's called 'football'.
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    27 Nov '09 09:53
    Actually, this is good news. They're finally getting caught.

    Go football!
  4. 27 Nov '09 14:32
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Actually, this is good news. They're finally getting caught.

    Go football!
    Indeed! I hope they weed out these bad, bad apples.

    BTW, I forgot to give my congrats for Portugal's advancing into the world cup after the shaky qualifying round!
  5. 27 Nov '09 14:33
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Worldwide it's called 'football'.
    Tomatoe, tomato! I'm a Yank. Cut me a break! Football is somethin different in the great USA!
  6. 27 Nov '09 17:10
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Worldwide it's called 'football'.
    it would be interesting if the sport played in the NFL was to successfully catch on in the rest of the world. Then the rest of the world would have to deal with having two sports called "football".
  7. 27 Nov '09 17:37
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    it would be interesting if the sport played in the NFL was to successfully catch on in the rest of the world. Then the rest of the world would have to deal with having two sports called "football".
    We already have that problem in Toronto.

    We have lots of football fans and lots of football fans.
  8. 27 Nov '09 18:18
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    it would be interesting if the sport played in the NFL was to successfully catch on in the rest of the world. Then the rest of the world would have to deal with having two sports called "football".
    it would be referred to as 'american football' like it is already, plus football is quite popular outside the us to watch, especially in the uk.
  9. 27 Nov '09 18:35
    American football is rugby but with more statistics surely?
    It should be called Statistical Rugby...

  10. 27 Nov '09 19:53
    Originally posted by blade68
    American football is rugby but with more statistics surely?
    It should be called Statistical Rugby...

    What about ..... ." Men in tights " !!
  11. 27 Nov '09 20:01
    Originally posted by phil3000
    What about ..... ." Men in tights " !!
    The Americans would call it the M.I.T...!!!!!
  12. 27 Nov '09 23:31
    Pretty funny! Whatever you call it sounds better than footie!

    MIT!!!! Rugby Statistical! Onwards bound!
  13. Standard member Esoteric
    Cognitive Junta
    01 Dec '09 00:10
    Originally posted by phil3000
    What about ..... ." Men in tights " !!
    "Men in Pads"?

    The diving in football (world) is almost as annoying as the posturing and over the top"showmanship" in football (U.S.).
  14. 01 Dec '09 03:24
    Originally posted by Esoteric
    "Men in Pads"?

    The diving in football (world) is almost as annoying as the posturing and over the top"showmanship" in football (U.S.).
    The posturing at least is not done to try and fenagle some advantage! In footie dives are to trick refs!
  15. 01 Dec '09 04:01
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    The posturing at least is not done to try and fenagle some advantage! In footie dives are to trick refs!
    .... and no one cheats in grid iron then?
    what about the 'new england video taping incident'
    never happend before did it- by other teams