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US defends itself after humiliating Thailand at Women's World Cup
CNN ^ | 06/12/2019 | Aimee Lewis,

Posted on 06/12/2019 8:14:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin

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To: central_va

Close, but no ball kicking!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lingerie%20football


121 posted on 06/12/2019 1:13:14 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: dfwgator

I loved that commercial.

Personally, I never liked soccer celebrations. As a collegiate sports photographer, I shot probably 5,000 soccer celebrations in my career. They were all very “European” in their style.

Personally, I like rugby celebrations: They get up and go to kick the ball. It is very subdued because you know if you do anything to show up the other team, they will take your head off on the next play.


122 posted on 06/12/2019 1:31:37 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If we get Medicare for all, will we have to show IDs for service?)
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To: Vermont Lt
I found my new favorite celebration during the World Cup of Cricket. Jamaican bowler, Sheldon Cottrell, does a salute, after he gets a Wicket. He actually does serve in the Jamaican Defence Force.


123 posted on 06/12/2019 1:36:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess there aren’t enough 6-foot lesbians in Thailand to form a soccer team.


124 posted on 06/12/2019 3:06:10 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: BenLurkin
you act like you've done it before and it's no big thing, specially against a tiny team like Thailand...

acting like they did is just silly

125 posted on 06/12/2019 5:53:12 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Mr. K

If I understand correctly, the World Cup competition is based not only on winning games in the brackets, but also by a count of the total goals scored:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_Women’s_World_Cup#Final_tournament

That means the American women should absolutely have been scoring as many goals as possible in this, as in all their other games in the tournament.


126 posted on 06/12/2019 5:57:27 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dfwgator

The guy sliding across the field is fine. Despite some of the comments on here, celebration is fine.

The guy sliding on his knees amongst the defenders and pointing at the goalie is obnoxious.


127 posted on 06/12/2019 6:00:06 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: 9YearLurker

The 2016 U.S. Mens Rugby team got bounced out from advancing to the top-8 medal round because despite beating host Brazil 26-0, they fell one point short in differential, in losing to the dominant, undefeated, eventual gold medalist Fiji, by a try.

Had they beaten Brazil 28-0 instead of 26-0, they’d have been in the medal round.


128 posted on 06/12/2019 6:31:41 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

You well demonsrate the case for the US women.


129 posted on 06/12/2019 6:34:30 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dfwgator

“You miss the next game if you get a red card.”

In the case of the team from Thailand, and as recognizably bad as they are as they were picked to lose almost all their games, does it make any difference?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/...thailand-womens-soccer-team.../565a9fba-8c73-11e..

“When time mercifully expired, Thailand had suffered a 13-0 defeat to the world No. 1 United States, whose players jumped in one another’s arms, spun around in circles, slid across the pitch and did conga-line dances en route to setting a World Cup record for margin of victory. And the Thai players wept.”

These are professionals. They should know better than what they did. Especially after the game was over as displayed in the above article. Another team may nail someone because of the US team thoughtfulness. And it all comes down to class which the US team did not display.

rwood


130 posted on 06/12/2019 7:12:25 PM PDT by Redwood71
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To: Puppage
In a soccer group stage, here's how it works:

You must keep scoring, because ties within the group are broken by such things as goals for and against. So you score 50 if you can, because if you're tied at the end of group stage with some other teams record, it eventually comes down to scores vs common opponents. Other teams are going to blow out Thailand. So you must keep scoring.

BUT, after about 6 goals, you don't really celebrate, because you have respect for the other team.

If I played soccer against a bunch of 3rd graders, I am going to wipe them out. But I'm not going to act like every goal I score is a great accomplishment.

Beating Thailand was no accomplishment. Once you get to 6 or so, you continue to crush them with goals because you must, but you don't really celebrate. It would be kind of like knocking out a frail elderly woman and pumping your fists in the air in triumph.

In their defense, some of these scorers were in their first World Cup match, and since the score was only 3 nill at the half - still a game, the coach probably never had a real chance to tell them 'cut the celebrations - have some class.'

In the end I land against the US women's team. It was pretty pitiful, they should acknowledge that the totally lost control and class, and just move on. It was a sad show of character.

131 posted on 06/12/2019 8:31:39 PM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: Puppage
In a soccer group stage, here's how it works:

You must keep scoring, because ties within the group are broken by such things as goals for and against. So you score 50 if you can, because if you're tied at the end of group stage with some other teams record, it eventually comes down to scores vs common opponents. Other teams are going to blow out Thailand. So you must keep scoring.

BUT, after about 6 goals, you don't really celebrate, because you have respect for the other team.

If I played soccer against a bunch of 3rd graders, I am going to wipe them out. But I'm not going to act like every goal I score is a great accomplishment.

Beating Thailand was no accomplishment. Once you get to 6 or so, you continue to crush them with goals because you must, but you don't really celebrate. It would be kind of like knocking out a frail elderly woman and pumping your fists in the air in triumph.

In their defense, some of these scorers were in their first World Cup match, and since the score was only 3 nill at the half - still a game, the coach probably never had a real chance to tell them 'cut the celebrations - have some class.'

In the end I land against the US women's team. It was pretty pitiful, they should acknowledge that the totally lost control and class, and just move on. It was a sad show of character.

132 posted on 06/12/2019 8:31:43 PM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: xrmusn
When you are winning by that much you put in your backup players with instructions to take as much time off the clock as possible.

No you don't. You keep scoring. Ties in group stage are eventually broken by common opponents, and other teams are also going to blow out Thailand.

But you do it with class. You stop celebrating. This is similar to when a player scores a goal against his old team on their home field, at there stadium. As your team celebrates, you wave them down, tell them to cool it.

It's a matter of respect.

Thus far the US women aren't making me fall in love with them, I have more respect for the Thailand team.

133 posted on 06/12/2019 8:35:20 PM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: BenLurkin

This was playing at my pub. I asked the server to try and find something above High School level on the sports channels, but she wanted to watch this travesty.

I finished my beer and left.


134 posted on 06/12/2019 9:02:22 PM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: Jewbacca

In all seriousness, it looks like yet another reason to hate SOCCER.

They’ve been trying to foist this pathetic game on North America since before I was in grade school, and this travesty simply stresses the point that it will NEVER be a sport we like. EVER.

The SMALLEST American player was still nearly a full head taller than the tallest Thai girl.

Perhaps the Thais should have sent a boys’ high school team out in drag:

It *MIGHT* have been competitive then...


135 posted on 06/12/2019 9:11:31 PM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: tinyowl

Your response - directed at me - is a misdirect as I merely used that line as a reference to ‘answer’ to.
My CITING the line and response is below.(also threw in another comment— #91-—)

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When you are winning by that much you put in your backup players with instructions to take as much time off the clock as possible..
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From a sportsmanship view I completely AGREE with you.

BUT

As a (former) athlete, were I to be assigned to the 2nd or 3rd or cleanup crew, my precious moments would be utilized to show Coach what a terrible mistake he was making having ME ‘ride the pines’.

If you leave the starters in ( I KNOW -UNFAIR) you at least can keep them in ‘line’ by telling them if they don’t follow YOUR ‘rules’ etc they will be 2nd team.

OTOH ... Once you tell them to ‘lay down’ it may become sort of habit forming...

Really could be a conundrum of sorts...


136 posted on 06/13/2019 4:20:16 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98"HRC is cast as the Grandmother that lures Hansel & Gretel to the pot")
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To: xrmusn
Hey - yeah sorry I realized I was responding to something you cited, should have responded to the person you were citing.
137 posted on 06/13/2019 4:25:47 AM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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