Does FIFA own the commentators? Their first statements were correct, “one of the worst calls I have ever seen.” Later on they try to soft scrub the call as “questionable.” Are you kidding? With the way the US was playing in the first half, the most likely result without the horrific call may have been a Brazil win 2-1, possibly 3-1, 3-0 or 2-2 overtime. With the call, 4-0 seemed a very likely result with one on one defense. Nobody likes sour grapes, but call a spade a spade. The ref single cardidly took away the game. Finally, I must state that Cristiane’s calling for the red card with 2 fingers and then fist pumping after the bad call will hopefully invite bad karma in the final. Go Germany!
posted by caselaw at 03:29 PM on September 27
Bernreuther is right on
posted by caselaw at 03:06 PM on July 27
I agree with fenriq. why not run across the country? Running around the same block sounds like a mental prison rather than freedom. Life is too short to waste running around one block.
posted by caselaw at 12:36 PM on July 26
Portugal will beat France 1-0.
posted by caselaw at 02:55 PM on July 02
Many times the cards are warranted. You hate to see these guys get hurt by cheap shots. However, I think they should combat the drama queens, by reviewing the films. If there is a blatant feigning of injury (I believe there has been at least 5 per game) FIFA should suspend said player from the next game. In the final game, I think the ref just hast to keep his head and not be influenced by the allegedly injured player.
posted by caselaw at 06:33 PM on June 26
Although I think there should be more yellow cards handed out for acting hurt, I think the sport is solid and exciting. Compare the last 15 minutes of a tied soccer game versus that of the NBA. The last 2 minutes in the NBA takes 45 minutes with 75 commercials. Soccer- no commercials- just pure hold your breath excitement.
posted by caselaw at 02:59 PM on June 19
Argentina v. Ivory Coast. the ref is a racist and I have never seen a bigger collection of wimps fromm Argentina. the next guy from Argentina that falls down and grabs his leg (coming up lame) should be shot on the field. They and the ref are ruining a great game.
posted by caselaw at 03:33 PM on June 10
I just read the article- not the comments. Kobe has made some mistakes, however, the guy is a great player and still a good role model. I think there are a plethora of other sports stars to bag on first. Whoever that loser is who wrote that article needs to get another life.
posted by caselaw at 10:33 PM on May 09
yes, work him into the offense. Just don't get too dependent. keep a short leash
posted by caselaw at 04:03 PM on January 31
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