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    Sports forum guidelines

    In addition to the usual MMO-Champion forum guidelines, please note these additional rules:

    1. One thread per game/match.

    2. No flaming. Disagree with the material all you want; just don't insult the people who like it. It doesn't matter how terrible you consider their sport preferences to be -- if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. If you really just can't resist, be prepared to enjoy your ban.

    3. No team comparison flame wars. Keep the discussion civil, and it's fine. If it gets out of hand, it will be locked.

    4. Football vs. Soccer. By no means is a thread to be derailed by saying "It's football, not soccer" or making fun of American Football calling it "Hand-Egg" or some other such nonsense. These posts derail threads and lead to flaming.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Voij View Post
    Then again, when was the last time somebody rooted for Germany to win? Right, in the 40's; and we all know what came of it.
    What are you talking about? The majority of my family is German (as in, from Germany and living there), and they go totally nuts every World Cup. Equivocation of National Socialism and national sports pride is a pretty wide logical leap.
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    Im just glad that all of Brazil's "injuries" and "time management" came back to bite them in the ass. Erika's "fall" in the 110th minute or so gave the USA the 3 minutes fo stoppage time they needed to stay alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpaladin View Post
    What are you talking about? The majority of my family is German (as in, from Germany and living there), and they go totally nuts every World Cup. Equivocation of National Socialism and national sports pride is a pretty wide logical leap.
    Am German myself, hence the sarcasm in my statement.
    Sadly still quite common here that people feel guilt because they're proud of Germany. [It is slowly going away, though.]

    PS: Sorry if I wasn't able to convey that good enough, may need some more practice at it.
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    Woo hoo! Go ladies go go! Go, fight, WIN!

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    Lost all respect I had for Marta after that match. Also, I came in near the start of OT... and couldn't tell that the US was playing a man down. If the ref hadn't been so terrible, the score would have been 4 or 5 to nothing for the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonis View Post
    Proud because you won a game of football?
    It's not like they have won THAT much

    *Realises that the Dutch are eternal second anyway*

    *...*

    *Cries in corner*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusteyy View Post
    This thread had nothing to do until EU's came in debating footbal/soccer. Who cares what you call it. Its a sport, and our women are damn good at it.
    I'm sorry but the discussion started with:

    Quote Originally Posted by GarGar View Post
    I think you mean soccer.
    Besides, it's a completely moot discussion. It's two different languages, while very similar they are still not the same. Should we start having swedes come in and claim that the real word for this sport is their word? No not really. Wider horizon for the English speaking countries wouldn't be bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusteyy View Post
    So proud of my ladies out there today. If you guys didn't watch the game, go find some highlights (or I can find some for you), and watch it. It was the most ridiculous soccer game I have ever seen. Horrible refs, horrible fouls, amazing saves, amazing shots, and an EPIC EPIC EPIC ending.

    I am so proud to be an American.

    GO USA!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by conceit2 View Post
    It's not like they have won THAT much

    *Realises that the Dutch are eternal second anyway*

    *...*

    *Cries in corner*
    You realize this thread is about women's soccer in which the US is ranked #1 and has multiple world cups.

    To be completely honest, from the few games I watched I think I actually enjoy the women's game more than the men. There certainly was a hell of a lot less flopping, but today's game seems to have been an exception.

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    That game was so stressful, but we really did deserve that amazing win

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarbuyPWNDyou View Post
    This. Also women's football doesn't really count. /cast flameward.
    well we call it soccer in america, and yes women's soccer (football) does count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscerous View Post
    You realize this thread is about women's soccer in which the US is ranked #1 and has multiple world cups.
    You might think THIS is an interesting read. (No offense in any way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! M-E-X-I-C-O WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    happy now?
    You have to make a new thread :P

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    that game had some of the worst calls i've ever seen. grats USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan1990 View Post
    It's called Football, not Soccer.
    its called whatever the majority of the world calls it, whether thats football or soccer i don't know
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    The word "soccer" actually comes from England, where the modern version of the game originated.
    In England, there were two dominant types of
    football
    : rugby football and association football. The slang term for rugby football was "rugger," and the slang for association football was "soccer", from "association".

    When association football was introduced to North America, gridiron football (the type played by the NFL and in the Super Bowl) was already well established. To avoid confusion, Americans adopted the British nickname "soccer" for the new
    sport
    . Similarly in Australia and New Zealand, where other codes of football were drafted and established prior to the development of 'associated football' "soccer" became used to differentiate the new sport.

    Like other codes of football, Association Football is simply called 'football' within the areas in which it is the dominant form. Theories of convenience that it is called 'football' simply because it is played primarily with the feet seem to clash with the historical use of the term 'football' for all the relevant codes in their geographic areas, and their common ancestry in the 'mob footballs' of England. Evidence for this lies in Australian Rules Football, which pre-dates the drafting of the original Association Football 'Rules of the game' by over a decade always simply using the term 'football' for its own game, and the inclusion of rules allowing the use of hands in the original drafts of Association Football's rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voij View Post
    Am German myself, hence the sarcasm in my statement.
    Sadly still quite common here that people feel guilt because they're proud of Germany. [It is slowly going away, though.]

    PS: Sorry if I wasn't able to convey that good enough, may need some more practice at it.
    Your statement just sounded like a stupid non-german with the typical german prejudices. "Oh they all must be nazis."
    And it has nothing to do with pride.
    Most people began waving german flags in 2006. FIFA world cup in germany did a great job for us.

    On/off-topic, again: Can't we just call it foot-le-ball?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ðuracell View Post
    that game had some of the worst calls i've ever seen. grats USA
    I've seen worse, such as in the 2002 WC in Korea.

    Grats to the US, it was great drama and certainly exciting. Not the most well played game though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonis View Post
    Proud because you won a game of football?
    Yeah seriously. There are so many other reasons to be a proud American ..................








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