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My country has more medals then yours.

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posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 02:41 AM
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Originally posted by fritz
Football fans riot? Every chance we get?

Stupid
! No we do not. It is much more genteel now. It is called rumbling! They are well organised events, with the two combatant organisations often arranging it over mobile telephones.

On match day, everybody has a great time. They watch a great football match (unless you loose), have a couple of beers - proper warm English keg beers not that crappy weak Yank rubbish, then off to the main event.

Anything goes, with no holds barred and certainly no prisoners are taken.
All in all, a very tastey event, if you happen to be in one of the top five football gangs.

But
rioting? Of course not! That's against the law.


Sounds classy!

BTW, US beer is better then English beer. Again, I refer you to BeerAdvocate.com. I posted the link a few posts above. How many English beers are on there? How many American?

To be honest, I do like some English beers - I have a case of Newcastle chilling right now - but English beer doesn't compare to our micro brews. Ohhhh, and you call our stuff weak? Why don't you check the ABV on some of those beers while you are at it.

[edit on 13-2-2006 by American Mad Man]




posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 02:45 AM
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Originally posted by Implosion
Every chance they get el numpto, would be about twice a week. Can you tell me when there last FOOTBALL Riot occoured? Or are you as I suspect, completely IGNORANT of the facts?


Uhhh ohhh....

I think I hit a nerve here. Sorry, as your countrymen pointed out, they are brawls and rumbles, not "riots" :shk:



posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 02:57 AM
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Originally posted by Majic
Soccer, American Style

Hmm. You know, if they made it where tackling was not only legal in soccer, but encouraged, that would be a step in the right direction.

Then give every player a baseball bat, and give each goalie a sawed-off shotgun -- but only allow two shells per game.

To balance that out, allow the players to wear kevlar and give them all spiked helmets. Oh, and make the ball out of stainless steel.

Make a few modest changes like that, and I daresay soccer could catch on in the U.S.


You're on the right track, but I think the shotguns are a bit overboard - the spread effect of the shot would destroy the competative balance, especially with the ability to rapidly fire both shells in a side by side or over/under configuration.

I think maybe cross-bows would be better, or perhaps a muskit pistol. That way, the attacker (yeah, we are changing the position names too) would have a fair shot at engaging the death keeper (formerly goal keeper) in hand to hand combat, perhaps leading with that spiked helmet you spoke of in full out charge.

Yeah..... That sounds about right.
:bash:

On a more serious note, if anyone here has actually watched an MLS match before, they would probably know that the depiction you gave American soccer isn't to far off.



posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 04:32 AM
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So
typical of you Yanks to introduce weapons in to the equation!

Don't you think weapons have caused enough problems for you?



posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 04:52 AM
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Originally posted by fritz
So
typical of you Yanks to introduce weapons in to the equation!

Don't you think weapons have caused enough problems for you?


My weapons have never caused me a problem. They have been known to be problematic for a would be car thief however... :bash:



posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 08:44 PM
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AMM your beer list looks tasty but it seems a little biased, American, German and Belgium beers seem to be the choices. Not to say they are not outstanding beers, but most seem to be specialty beers.

Not to mention the website is based in the US.

Average thirsty guy, after winning Olympic Gold in Hockey:
Coors Lite

Canadian:w::w::w::w:



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 02:25 AM
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Originally posted by alphacenturi
AMM your beer list looks tasty but it seems a little biased, American, German and Belgium beers seem to be the choices. Not to say they are not outstanding beers, but most seem to be specialty beers.

Not to mention the website is based in the US.

Average thirsty guy, after winning Olympic Gold in Hockey:
Coors Lite

Canadian:w::w::w::w:



Ohhh, believe me, I HATE Coors, Bud, and Miller. Complete garbage. The big 3 give the US a bad name as far as beer goes, much like many of the overly comercialised products. US beer is fantastic, the trick is to find the smaller micro-breweries. Honestly, we are among, if not THE best in the world when it comes to beer.

I assure you though, that BeerAdvocate.com is very unbiased. The reviews and ratings all come from actual beer drinkers from around the world. Personally, I have tried to sample most of the top 50 beers on their list, and find it in most cases to be very accurate.

I'd also like to say that personally, I am unbiased. In my house right now I have 4 different kinds of beer...

1) New Castle - probably my favorite every day sipping beer.

2) Yuengling Lager - price wise it is on the level of a Miller or Coors, but I find it to be much better. I keep it around to drink when I have lots of people over. It's also a PA local beer, and we Pennsylvanians are very loyal to our hme state products.

3) Corona - not my personal favorite, but the ladies seem to enjoy it.

4) Victory Storm King Stout - I try to keep a few of these around to relax with after a rough day. It is almost always in BA's top 10 or 20 in the world, and - lucky for me - it is brewed about 20 minutes from my house. In fact, Victory is celebrating it's 100th aniversity this weeked! I shall be there in full force!

Of them, I drink Newcastle and "Lager" (as we call Yuengling in Pennsylvania) the most, with my preference being Newcastle. Also, when I am drinking at bars, I almost always drink foriegn beers, since most of our watering holes only have bud and miller available, and if you are lucky, Rolling Rock.

But don't take my word for it, go out and try some of those beers. I promise you will not be dissapointed.

[edit on 14-2-2006 by American Mad Man]



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man

Originally posted by intrepid
That's living in the past man, 1980? C'mon. BTW, the US will be hard press to medal in Mens Hockey. The Russians are much better than last time, the Chez Republic is very strong and Team Canada is stronger than last Olympics, who took the Gold.




The US will win a medal in hockey. Book it.


ROFL!!!!!11!!!!


In Womens hockey you're gonna win a Silver. In mens Hockey you guys are gonna win a pocket full 'o lint.

The only teams that I'm worried about are the usuall suspects, Russia(Ovechkin), Czech Republic(...Dominick fricken Hasik and Jagr...) and Sweden(Sundin).

Here is a head-to-head Canada vs. USA

Goaltending
Canada /\ USA
Martin Brodeur /\ Rick DiPietro (I haven't heard of him doin anything special this year)
Roberto Luongo /\ Robert Esche (Solid but no competition to Brodeur, Luongo or Turco)
Marty Turco /\ John Grahame (Excellant Goalie but still not on par with Brodeur)

Forwards
Todd Bertuzzi
/\ Jason Blake

Shane Doan /\ Erik Cole

Kris Draper /\ Craig Conroy
Simon Gagne /\ Chris Drury

Dany Heatley /\ Brian Gionta

Jarome Iginla /\ Scott Gomez
Vincent Lecavalier /\ Bill Guerin
Rick Nash /\ Mike Knuble (Guess he didn't make the cut for Canada)
Brad Richards /\ Mike Modano
Martin St. Louis /\ Mark Parrish

Joe Sakic /\ Brian Rolston
Ryan Smyth /\ Keith Tkachuk
Joe Thornton /\

So we got one more foward then Team USA?
Weird. Anyone know who I'm missing?

Defense
Rob Blake /\ Chris Chelios
Adam Foote /\ Derian Hatcher
Bryan McCabe /\ Jordan Leopold

Jay Bouwmeester
/\ John-Michael Liles

Chris Pronger /\ Brian Rafalski
Wade Redden /\ Mathieu Schneider
Robyn Regehr /\ Bret Hedican
(Never heard of him)

Chelios, Hatcher and Schneider
Geriatric much?

Alternates
Dan Boyle /\
Jason Spezza
(he should be on the team for F's sake) /\
Eric Staal /\

Anyone know the USA alternates?

[edit on 14-2-2006 by sardion2000]

[edit on 14-2-2006 by sardion2000]



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 09:56 AM
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Pah , Hockey lets talk about a real mans sport ....... womens curling, GB are gonna bring home the goods again just like 4 years ago, go and erm curl for Blighty Girls the nation expects, lets show the rest of the world that when it comes to middle aged housewifes lobbing bricks down a ice rink and wielding brooms that Britain has what it takes , we are made of stern stuff *welling up* go on Rhona make us proud become once more the ice queen! curl curl with all your heart!



You can stick your michelle Kwon and your Kimmie Meissner yank this is what its all about

[edit on 14-2-2006 by buckaroo]



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 11:40 AM
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They gotta get past Team Canada though and they are always solid.



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 11:02 PM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man
My country has more medals then yours.


HAHAHAHA!!! First try to win one of this, then we can talk... (if you know what this is)




posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by Peronemlin


Oh lookie a Paperweight



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 12:28 PM
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I'm assuming that's the World Cup.

How embarrasing, I won bigger trophies playing little league baseball.

It looks like something you'd get in a Happy Meal.


Peace



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
I'm assuming that's the World Cup.

How embarrasing, I won bigger trophies playing little league baseball.

It looks like something you'd get in a Happy Meal.


Peace


I'm asssuming that your size fixation when it comes to trophies stems from your short comings in other areas?



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 12:46 PM
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Oh come on.............you can do better than that!



On topic, they should give gold medals for wipeouts in downhill skiing.

Peace



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 12:57 PM
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look the world cup means nothing in the US. we dont care. and the ones who do care dont root for the US. im a yank and i root for Germany during the World Cup.


and BTW i think the norweigens(sp) lead in the overall medal count.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 01:45 PM
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At the time of writing Russia only needs one gold and they topple the yankie doodles!

Beer; Carling. British, weak and gassy. Yum!



OT: Regarding drinking, I'd like to refer you to the mythical "Do Not Gamble with the British. Do not Drink with the British. Do not fight with the British. You will loose" aide memoir cards handed out to American Troops during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Thank you and good night!



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 01:49 PM
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I know I didn't hear someone dissing on my man Chris Chelios!!!


The man is a beast!!! His old ass could kick the crap out of the entire Eskimo team!!! Errr.. Canadians.

And is that trophy the World Cup? My god... Must have been designed by a Brit... Looks fruity.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by LostSailorAnd is that trophy the World Cup? My god... Must have been designed by a Brit... Looks fruity.


Harumph! You mean the Jules Rimet Trophy? It was designed by Abel Lafleur who was a French sculptor.

Cheeky monkey!

Edit: Yeah, before anyone shouts at me, I mucked up. The Jules Rimet Trophy was the original before being replaced by the FIFA trophy designed by and itallian in the 1970's. Bah!

[edit on 15/2/2006 by FactoryLad]



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by LostSailor
And is that trophy the World Cup? My god... Must have been designed by a Brit... Looks fruity.


Nope an Italian sculptor named Silvio Gazazniga created it in 1974.



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