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03-26-2015, 03:09 AM   #15931
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I don't buy that
Buy what?


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But what?
No, no, not that! I don't need another one

But I did buy an FA 31! Just hoping it will actually get here. Right now it's (lost?) somewhere in the black whole called the international postal system...

I almost got an A*135/1.8 as well, but didn't. It would've been a nice ton of glass to have, though.

Oops, photography talk. Sorry! I'll blame it on the snow.
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Are all soccer games this interesting?


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Just don't you forget "The Mouse that Roared"! We may be small but we're still little. And we're armed; we have a fleet of almost five diesel subs - only one is operational but it's sneaky. And we have a strategical plan - warehouses of Miller light which are, in reality, filled with pure Canadian beer. You boys will be so pissed they won't be able to find Saskatoon in broad daylight.
I'd much rather have any Canadian Beer than Miller Light.
03-26-2015, 07:05 AM   #15934
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Oh god, he called it 'soccer' ... My European ears are bleeding.

Pretty hilarious video though - it starts off looking and sounding like a serious football match Kind of reminds me of German player Christoph Kramer who during the actual World Cup final vs Argentina took a knee to the head and turned out a bit confused after that. He kept playing for some time until he walked up to the referee and the following dialogue ensued:

“Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking: ‘Ref, is this the final?’” Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday. “I thought he was joking and made him repeat the question and then he said: ‘I need to know if this is really the final.’ When I said: ‘Yes,’ he concluded: ‘Thanks, it was important to know that.’”

He was replaced about a quarter of an hour later


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Oh god, he called it 'soccer' ... My European ears are bleeding.


What is this strange game, soccer?



Isn't it a bit like football, where you use your foot to kick a ball around a large playing field?
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Isn't it a bit like football, where you use your foot to kick a ball around a large playing field?
Yes, I believe the Americans have usurped the term as a more convenient way to refer to their game of 'handegg', where they try to deliver an egg-shaped thing to the opposite side of the pitch using mostly their hands. The fact that no ball is involved and the feet are rarely used doesn't seem to deter them.
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What is this strange game, soccer?



Isn't it a bit like football, where you use your foot to kick a ball around a large playing field?
I think so. As opposed to those games where you carry a "ball" in your hands. But I understand handball is quite popular in some areas west of the Atlantic.

Edit: As the Fox says quite correctly, the term "handball" can't really be correct. I suppose "hand carried pig's bladder" would be more correct.
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I met an english football star this summer, I couldn't believe how much money he made, and he wasn't even a quarterback, running back or wide receiver. He told me what he was, a midfielder or something like that, but it wasn't a real football position that I've ever heard of. I think he was so good, they just made up a position to meet his special skills. Kind of like an H-back. There never used to be an H-back, then Percy Harvin comes along and all the sudden there is a position called an "H-back". Mid-fielder must be something like that.

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I've always been amazed by this statistic about the average NFL handegg broadcast:



After every superbowl it seems like people are talking more about the commercials than about the game. If that sort of culture would be introduced into football in Europe, fans would riot ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Oh god, he called it 'soccer' ... My European ears are bleeding.
Title of the video says soccer, so I went with that. I don't keep up with single ball sports, just came across that video and thought it was funny. I prefer sports that require 2 balls; bull riding and auto racing.
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Ok, to help you out a bit:

Ball:


Prolate spheroid with pointed ends:


Foot:


Hand:
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Title of the video says soccer, so I went with that. I don't keep up with single ball sports, just came across that video and thought it was funny.
I was just poking fun at you Americans
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03-26-2015, 08:29 AM   #15944
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I was just poking fun at you Americans
It's more fun just to poke fun at all the sports nuts, wherever they are and whatever sport they follow... Rugby-oids, soccer nuts, football fanatics (either variety of "football"), cricketers, sailors, skiers, and those really weird people who run for pleasure...

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It's more fun just to poke fun at all the sports nuts, wherever they are and whatever sport they follow... Rugby-oids, soccer nuts, football fanatics (either variety of "football"), cricketers, sailors, skiers, and those really weird people who run for pleasure...

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