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Postby Stranger » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:31 pm

In celebration of the World Cup 2014, what is your Brazilian Soccer name?

http://www.minimalsworld.net/BrazilName/brazilianclassic.shtml

Mine... Puppildo!!! LOL!!!
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:52 pm

Hainhosa

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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:55 pm

Tauro, bitches.
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Postby Leisher » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:33 pm

TÃO!
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Postby Leisher » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:39 pm

I think the rest of the world looks at our soccer team like the Bad News Bears. They don't really hate them, and some enjoy rooting for them because we're such HUGE underdogs.

However, once we win our first World Cup...
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:10 pm

However, once we win our first World Cup...

None of us will be alive to see that.
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Postby TPRJones » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:19 pm

Yeah, Americans just don't flop enough to be able to win the World Cup.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:21 pm

Malcolm wrote:
However, once we win our first World Cup...

None of us will be alive to see that.

First job out of college a co-worker was convinced we'd win one by 2014.

I said "No fucking way"

Too bad we haven't spoken in 15 years... I'd sure like to collect that $100, if I could remember his name.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:35 pm

Mexico's goalie is having an AMAZING game so far.
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Postby Leisher » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:36 pm

The year isn't over yet...

But I get the guy's sentiment. When we finally showed up on the world stage in...1990?...and soccer turned a corner in this country there was a feeling elsewhere of "Fuck, now the Americans are going to dominate this too."
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:37 pm

Leisher wrote:The year isn't over yet...

But I get the guy's sentiment. When we finally showed up on the world stage in...1990?...and soccer turned a corner in this country there was a feeling elsewhere of "Fuck, now the Americans are going to dominate this too."

There was? That was back when I actually gave a shit about soccer. I don't remember anyone except the perennially shitty teams we beat anyway being scared of us "dominating" a damn thing.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:40 pm

Americans dominate one hugely popular cosmopolitan team sport without our nationality stamped in it directly: basketball ... when enough of the players give a fuck.

Hockey? Canada.
Baseball? I'd go Dominican Republic or somewhere in Latin America.
Soccer? Sure as fuck not us. Goes between Europe and South America, probably whoever bribes the refs better that year.
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Postby Leisher » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:41 pm

Have you watched the Olympics since the Cold War ended?
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Postby Malcolm » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:48 am

Leisher wrote:Have you watched the Olympics since the Cold War ended?

It ended?
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Postby WSGrundy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:49 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Leisher wrote:The year isn't over yet...

But I get the guy's sentiment. When we finally showed up on the world stage in...1990?...and soccer turned a corner in this country there was a feeling elsewhere of "Fuck, now the Americans are going to dominate this too."

There was? That was back when I actually gave a shit about soccer. I don't remember anyone except the perennially shitty teams we beat anyway being scared of us "dominating" a damn thing.

It wasn't all over the place but I remember when they made it to the final 8 in 02 a few Italian newspapers and a Portuguese one since the US beat their "golden generation" had headlines that were basically "Well it was fun while it lasted."

The top teams don't fear us yet, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Spain(despite this tournament) but they know that can't dick around either except for Brazil and Germany. The rest of the better teams feel like they SHOULD beat the US but it isn't a given anymore.

In the UK and lesser euro countries its 50% have their heads in the sand and think since we went 50 years without caring they can kill us and 50% thinking its only a matter of time.


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