FIFA World Cup (in Off-topic)

sebidach [The Forgehood] June 14 2010 2:04 PM EDT

Hinders my working needs. :(

Every game (including upfront coverage and match analysis) is broadcasted everywhere in Berlin.

I'm losing 3 weeks of productivity! ;)

sebidach [The Forgehood] June 15 2010 6:03 AM EDT

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 15 2010 6:21 AM EDT

Ah the vuvuzela's. ;)

I couldn't even be bothered to watch the UKs 1-1 draw with the US... Well it did clash with some bands. ;)

TheShazbot June 15 2010 6:30 AM EDT

Vuvuzelas are awesome.

Soxjr June 15 2010 7:02 AM EDT

I personally couldn't be bothered to even listen to a match because of the infamous Vuvuzelas. It wouldn't bother me so much if there was a time that they blasted the darn things. Like after a score, after a win, something. Not the whole game. Makes it annoying to listen to matches, try to enjoy the matches. I personally hope they get banned or at least only allowed during matches involving the home teams. Then I might get to watch a few matches otherwise I will keep reading about the games on espn.

sebidach [The Forgehood] June 15 2010 7:21 AM EDT

They switched microphones and now sometimes you even can hear the players again! I understand that Vuvuzelas are part of the South-African fan culture, but hooliganism was part of the East-German fan culture too and luckily got banned. ;)

blackshadowshade June 15 2010 9:34 AM EDT

From what I understand, some stations are using bandstop filters to filter out the base frequency and some of the higher harmonics. However, some commentators don't like this, because they think that it removes some of the 'atmosphere'. Bollocks, that's what I say.

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] June 15 2010 10:25 AM EDT

I hate those things. If they were not blown constantly it would be great, but just mindless noise is a pain. I usually just have to mute or turn the volume way down, so I do not have to listen to them.

I do not think that they should be banned as they are part of the culture, but I think that the South Africans should consider something to do about them if they ever what to have another large event there.

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] June 15 2010 11:32 AM EDT

They are so annoying it's untrue. Fair enough make some noise when something exciting happens.... But for the sake of sanity don't do it the whole game.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] June 19 2010 3:46 PM EDT

I figured i should use this thread instead of just making a new one. But America got ripped off on a win yesterday. This is why we dislike Soccer. American sports, you have to give a reason for the foul. Sure, you get the final say as the Judge/Ump/Whatnot, but you give a reason. We got no reason. The winning kick was flagged down and the judge just walks off.

--JDM-- June 19 2010 4:12 PM EDT

Yeah, that was a total outrage. I understand that refs are human and make mistakes like anyone else, but come on. This is the world cup we are talking about here, and whats even worse is that the guy couldnt even give a reason why the goal was waved off. Even after the game no one on the U.S. team had received any reason why their goal wasnt counted.

Lochnivar June 19 2010 4:41 PM EDT

Yeah.... imagine bad calls in a World Cup!

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 19 2010 6:30 PM EDT

Messi did that same thing Loch, not in a World cup match, but it happens as well.

But, the good news is that FIFA is expediting an 'expanded' review of Couliably's performance this weekend and once they see the poor performance in several areas (disallowing a goal that should have clearly been counted, calling a handball and giving a yellow card when the replays show clearly the ball never even hit Findley in the hand at all and then to not red card the Slovenian for clearly aggressively taking town Jozy Altidore with a shove)... The review committee will see the poor performance and take the ref's whistle away. Gotta feel sorry for the guy, (like the baseball perfect game 27th out called safe), but he obviously could've done a better job...

sebidach [The Forgehood] June 22 2010 11:25 AM EDT

Phrede June 22 2010 3:15 PM EDT

Watched every match so far

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] June 22 2010 3:33 PM EDT

I have watched just about every match. I would have listened also except for those incredibly annoying horns.

sebidach [The Forgehood] June 22 2010 3:42 PM EDT

Also watched most matches and think that the group stage was rather disappointing till now. There have been many questionable referee decisions (although they do have a hard job many seemed overchallenged) and I really hope that the knockout stage will be better in gameplay and refs.

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] June 22 2010 3:53 PM EDT

I agree, I like the knockout stage much better than the group. There have been some questionable calls, but you also have a lot team playing more conservatively for the draw. The will hopefully open up more next week.

Lochnivar June 22 2010 4:39 PM EDT

Group stages = play not to lose
Knockout rounds = play to win

pity I have to work when most/all the games are on...

sebidach [The Forgehood] June 23 2010 11:53 AM EDT

Wow. Now that was amazing, congrats US you got revenge for Slovenia! ;)

TheShazbot June 23 2010 12:09 PM EDT


sebidach [The Forgehood] June 25 2010 7:42 AM EDT

From a british fan: "This World Cup is exactly like the second world war: The French surrender early, the US turn up late, and we're left to deal with the bloody Germans."

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 25 2010 8:14 AM EDT


Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 25 2010 10:09 AM EDT

The only thing the french are good for is hosting invasions.

hzarb June 25 2010 12:37 PM EDT

Lol, good one sebidach :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 2 2010 11:52 AM EDT

What an upset...

Lochnivar July 2 2010 12:00 PM EDT

Scoring an own goal and then getting sent off in the same game qualifies as a bad at the office....

Man, Shade must be stoked!
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