June 08, 2006

Soccer for the non-trolls: Will there be a spofi chatroom for WC? (Maybe that should be rephrased as 'it would be very cool to have a spofi chatroom for the WC.' :)

posted by tieguy to gametime at 07:29 AM - 33 comments

Maybe I can use this opportunity to take a few seconds to mention a book I just finished reading, which I thought was wonderful: Soccer in Sun and Shadow by the Uruguayan Eduardo Galeano. Given the passion I've seen in the futbol threads here at SpoFi -- which vastly exceeds my own -- I am quite certain you'd enjoy this eclectic blend of history, poetry and social criticism.

posted by smithers at 07:55 AM on June 08

Hrm. I'll start a separate thread for that! :)

posted by tieguy at 08:12 AM on June 08

Is the campfire still burning?

posted by yerfatma at 10:12 AM on June 08

It is still there, but it's just smoldering. DJE downgraded it to the minimum amount of allowable users at one time though. I can't remember how many that is exactly (10? 14? 20?), but if there is enough interest I'm sure he would upgrade it again (for a small donation).

posted by MrFrisby at 10:25 AM on June 08

Campfire's still there. We're at a max of 12 simultaneous chatters now. I can upgrade it instantly; just let me know if things get crowded when the tourney starts.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:14 PM on June 08

Ah, cool, great to hear that campfire is still there. I'd pitch in to upgrade it if we wanted to pimp it during WC games.

posted by tieguy at 01:37 PM on June 08

Several (okay, usually 3 or more) of us hockey fans are at the campfire for each of the NHL playoff games. Come visit. It's far less pathetic than you imagine.

posted by Samsonov14 at 01:46 PM on June 08

I beg to differ. I'm there. It's pathetic.

posted by qbert72 at 02:02 PM on June 08

I don't know, I can imagine an awful lot.

posted by yerfatma at 02:02 PM on June 08

You guys are funny.

posted by chicobangs at 02:22 PM on June 08

Don't listen to qbert. We bicker about the calls, laugh at the announcers, complain about the commercials, bet on who scores the game winner, and even share secret recipes. That's not pathetic, that's...that's... Let me spin the wheel of adjectives...

posted by MrFrisby at 02:40 PM on June 08

Green! I call green.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:48 PM on June 08

I don't know, I can imagine an awful lot. Thats a good one. Is it sad that I know where this quote is from?

posted by HATER 187 at 02:56 PM on June 08

No son, it would have been a tragedy if I'd only been a doctor for one day.

posted by yerfatma at 03:47 PM on June 08

guest? I'm only a guest now!? Geez, abandon the campfire for a few measly months and now I'm a guest. *sigh*

posted by scully at 08:13 AM on June 09

Don't mind me, I have been re-reading old Calvin and Hobbes strips in the can lately.

posted by scully at 08:13 AM on June 09

If you have an account, enter the Campfire this way. If you don't have an account, use the link provided by DrJohnEvan above.

posted by qbert72 at 08:35 AM on June 09

I'm looking forward to seeing folks in campfire today. Get up, lazy bones! :)

posted by tieguy at 07:02 AM on June 10

If you want an account, sendeth me an email. Addy's in da profile.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:13 AM on June 10

Back to Smithers - the Galeano book also takes pride of place on my bookshelf. I have mentioned it every time the 'great sports books' debate comes up on SpoFi.

posted by owlhouse at 08:34 PM on June 10

DJE what is different about having an account versus just being a guest?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:15 PM on June 10

YYM - a warm sense of belonging and the ability to see a transcript of the conversation before you entered the room as far as I can see.

posted by squealy at 04:48 AM on June 11

With an account, you can switch rooms and stuff. As a guest, you have to know the "invitation URL" to each separate room.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:56 AM on June 11

Why aren't you using IRC?

posted by salmacis at 05:38 AM on June 13

So last century. Last millennium, even.

posted by yerfatma at 06:21 AM on June 13

The campfire is fun. Even more so when I'm not in there, because I never shut up. Don't pick Cisse!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:06 AM on June 13

How are the user limits? Do we need to upgrade for the WC?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:02 AM on June 13

DrJ: the limits were fine over the weekend; if we can't hit the cap the first weekend of WC, I'm sure we're OK.

posted by tieguy at 02:44 PM on June 13

Tomorrow's game between Tunisia and Saudi Arabia might test the limits.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:20 PM on June 13

No kidding. Campfire'll be slammed.

posted by chicobangs at 08:44 AM on June 14

I actually caught the last ten minutes of that game, and they were pretty good.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:05 PM on June 14

The "lesser" games can often be pretty good, if only because Tommy Smyth doesn't commentate on them.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:42 PM on June 14

...if only because Tommy Smyth doesn't commentate on them... Has Smyth's nonsense-spewing meter actually gone up a notch in the World Cup? I didn't think he could get any worse but I believe he has. Also, anyone else notice the diving is way, way down? The teams seem to actually be responding to the FIFA hammer.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:17 PM on June 14

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