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Official World Cup 2018 TDPRI Mosh Pit!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by soulgeezer, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    England, baby!

    We may not have a chance in Hell (seriously, any reasonable, objective assessment of the situation will tell you that we don't), but that doesn't mean I won't be cheering on the Three Lions for all I'm worth!

    As an American of Italian descent, this year's Cup is a major disappointment for me. But, I always have my boys from the Old Country to cheer on. So, let's go, England! This can be your year -- Do it!

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  2. voodooblues

    voodooblues Friend of Leo's

    Sep 12, 2012
    Berwyn, Il
    Yeah! Let's go United Stat....oh.....:(
     
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  3. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire

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    Apr 5, 2007
    Evergreen, Colorado

  4. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    46
    Apr 5, 2007
    Evergreen, Colorado
    I'm a huge soccer nerd, and a big USA fan, but in lieu of rooting for the Stars & Stripes, I'll be pulling for Iceland, Belgium, England, and Egypt. I have a ton of English heritage (like 80%), so let's go Three Lions!
     

  5. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    Cool article, though I disagree vehemently with their conclusion...

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44431262

    I mean, really, Belgium? They eat nothing but French Fries and Brussels Sprouts! And, they speak French! How can they be the favorite to win the Cup?????

    England, baby! Let's go!!!
     

  6. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Isn’t that a Posh Pit?
     

  7. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    Only if it's stocked with Grey Poupon! ;) :D
     

  8. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Aren’t they on tour?
     

  9. Chip

    Chip Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    50
    Feb 25, 2005
    Northfield Center, Ohio
    I’ll be rooting for my Fatherland Germany

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  10. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Likewise. Even though I have more English blood in me, my dads dad came from Germany, and I have a German surname, so...... ;)
     
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  11. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Aussies are in.. they play France first game...... sacre bleu...

    going to be tough....
     

  12. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    I have no clue about soccer championship.
    Does this last for months..or just win or go home
     

  13. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    This should help:

    http://www.newsweek.com/world-cup-d...d-know-about-worlds-most-watched-event-959755

    Short version:

    "The 32 teams have been divided in eight groups of four and the tournament consists of 64 games spread across four weeks. The top two teams from each group go through to round of 16, where eight teams are eliminated. The quarterfinals select the four teams that will compete in the semifinals, with the two winners earning the right to compete for the World Cup trophy."
     

  14. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    The whole show is on free to air TV over here.... sweet.....

    though, the time zone difference will turn us into night owls for a month....:lol:
     

  15. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Record it then you can watch it later and zoom through the boring bits. Just hope they have some decent commentators who know what they are describing not Oz TV “personalities” chatting away over a video feed.
     

  16. schnulli

    schnulli Tele-Meister

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    Aug 22, 2010
    Germany
    A world cup without Italy (and The Netherlands)? Bah...:(

    Spain fires their coach one day before the start of the tournament. Smart move?
     
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  17. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Good excuse though if they lose.
     
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  18. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    I'm sure soccer mad SBS will show daytime replays/highlights a plenty, Count.... ;)
     

  19. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I'm English on both parental sides - as far back as I've been able to ascertain (a few centuries) and totally underwhelmed by the prospect of this tournament. Gareth Southgate as a manager?!

    We're up to 32 teams and by the time that Mexico, Canada and the USA host it in 2026, it'll be 48 national teams. That's almost 25% of all the nations on the planet.

    FIFA is turning it into an even bigger money-spinner that it is, already. The final 48 will almost pick itself.

    I "hope" England does well but, given recent vents, I'm hoping that Spain wins. However, if the Belgians can mesh as a team, I suspect that they have the squad most capable of winning.
     

  20. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    I just hope our guys score a few goals and maybe sneak into the second round....:rolleyes:

    I wonder who this years outsiders will be? ... the ones who surprise a few of the big names....


    it's a big stage to shine on....
     

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