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Does anyone else find it funny that Williams now lives in a place called Grass Valley?
posted by Ratbast at 10:04 AM on April 01
Sorry Tommy but I wasn't implying that anyone was shot in this instance (yet), I was refering to this post by luther... I still remember when America beat Colombia in a soccer game in 94 one of the Colombian players scored a goal for America then later on he was shot down cold I think in front of his home in Colombia It just makes you wonder in every game that's played their is a winner and a loser nobody likes ties how far do people go or how far does a Country go I'm also aware of the fact that it was a "mock burial", which is a big difference of course and sets a fine example of how to behave because a team lost a game. As far as the nature of the coach's death, as sad as it is, lets all hope that the timing is just ironic and not a travesty. My whole point in my last post was to describe how people get to carried away over a game, but I'm sure you will come up with a way to justify behavior that promotes violence in sporting events.
posted by Ratbast at 09:39 PM on March 19
This is not an American site. If you don't like the topic of a thread, ignore and go on to another thread. You might want to refresh yourself on the rules and guidelines of membership at sportsfilter. Please show your ignorance elsewhere. To clear up some confusion to my post, to me it doesn't matter if we were talking about cricket or any other sport for that matter. My comment about signing up for the looting and killing was also meant in sarcasim. As far as ignoring this topic, I find that kind of hard considering that this is exactly the problem with the world. If only people would concentrate this kind of enthusiasm towards bigger problems, problems that affect each and everyone of us regardless of what nationality. I love my sports just as much as others, but whenever my favorite teams lose or an umpire makes a bad call at my kids game, I'm not calling for their heads. I'm all for people having national pride and realize for some reason Americans have little when it comes to its national teams. But at some point a line has to be drawn between national pride and national embarassment. By national embarassment I don't just mean a team getting its tail handed to it. What I mean is people taking to the streets like described in the link, killing a player in front of his home for blowing the game or any type of riot after a win or loss. These are all discusions that we shouldn't be having anyway because they should'nt happen in any sport or in any country, America included. Sports are meant to take people away from their problems in life, not add to them.
posted by Ratbast at 07:56 PM on March 19
Uh, were talking about cricket here? Must be a slow day. Most Americans think cricket is something that chirps at night and is also good fishing bait. Shows how much I care. But if it involves looting and killing sign me up!
posted by Ratbast at 06:22 PM on March 19
Guess now would be a bad time to sell my Bonds rookie cards?
posted by Ratbast at 02:10 PM on January 11
I figure they assume the winner was Canadian because no American would pay that much for an old piece of firewood.
posted by Ratbast at 11:00 AM on December 27
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