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#21 User is online   PSU4Lyfe 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:40 PM

View Postecbenito, on 12 June 2014 - 05:53 PM, said:

given our infrastructure, the US could be given about a weeks notice and would pull off hosting the World Cup just fine. An we wouldn't even need slave labor and thousands dead.



Only thing they would need notice for is hotel rooms
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:39 PM

I think they could hold a World Cup with no problem in just California.
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:45 PM

View Postu0007890, on 12 June 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

I think they could hold a World Cup with no problem in just California.


They'd have to throw Seattle a bone or else their fans will whine like crazy. "But we have the best soccer fans!!!"
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

View PostPF82, on 12 June 2014 - 07:45 PM, said:

They'd have to throw Seattle a bone or else their fans will whine like crazy. "But we have the best soccer fans!!!"



You'd think they would go Chicago, LA, Houston, Seattle, New York probably
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:07 AM

View PostPSU4Lyfe, on 12 June 2014 - 08:02 PM, said:

You'd think they would go Chicago, LA, Houston, Seattle, New York probably

Hell they could keep it all close if they wanted to and go northeast. Boston, NYC, philly, Baltimore, DC
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

If memory serves the U.S. was the favorite for that year anyway. I read an article a week or so ago that when Bill Clinton, who was on the U.S. presentation team, got back to his room he destroyed a mirror out of anger. I've also seen articles saying that England might have a shot at replacing Qatar as well.

And while I understand the penalty call yesterday (the defender appeared to have a hold and turned the Brazilian guy), that was a horrible call. Croatia deserved better.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:16 AM

View Postjcharding, on 13 June 2014 - 08:38 AM, said:

If memory serves the U.S. was the favorite for that year anyway. I read an article a week or so ago that when Bill Clinton, who was on the U.S. presentation team, got back to his room he destroyed a mirror out of anger. I've also seen articles saying that England might have a shot at replacing Qatar as well.

And while I understand the penalty call yesterday (the defender appeared to have a hold and turned the Brazilian guy), that was a horrible call. Croatia deserved better.

It was a crap call. Just crap. I could understand if Fred made any attempt to turn his guy, but he just went to ground. It was poor.

The US would need a bit more time than a week, as it's much more than just having matches. You've got city center celebrations, big screens, it's a bit like having a multi-week Super Bowl in every city. You need translators, assistants, all sort of stupid little things to make sure the foreigners would get to where they were going appropriately. The US infrastructure is there, though, and certainly the US is the most capable country in the world of pulling it off quickly. With the increase in popularity, if properly set up, it could blow the previous attendance record set in 1994 out of the water. The Pacific Northwest would definitely get a venue this time around seeing as Seattle and Portland are two of the best crowds in MLS.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:22 AM

View PostPSU4Lyfe, on 12 June 2014 - 08:02 PM, said:

You'd think they would go Chicago, LA, Houston, Seattle, New York probably

Dallas maybe again, Fed Ex in DC? They did Orlando in 1994, so I'm sure with MLS's latest attempt to try and get Florida teams set up they'd probably want to go back. Maybe Atlanta. Probably not Detroit again.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:23 AM

View PostCRIMHEAD, on 13 June 2014 - 09:22 AM, said:

Dallas maybe again, Fed Ex in DC? They did Orlando in 1994, so I'm sure with MLS's latest attempt to try and get Florida teams set up they'd probably want to go back. Maybe Atlanta. Probably not Detroit again.



I would think they would use the biggest stadiums possible
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:54 AM

View PostPSU4Lyfe, on 13 June 2014 - 09:23 AM, said:

I would think they would use the biggest stadiums possible


Probably. Although some of the new MLS stadiums are nice, but only hold 20-30k.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

View PostPSU4Lyfe, on 13 June 2014 - 09:23 AM, said:

I would think they would use the biggest stadiums possible

Agreed. The US averaged 69K in 1994 and no other cup has ever been close. In those cities, just with some of the venues that are bigger they'd get well over 70K.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:49 PM

Gio dos Santos is absolutely dominating this game.

I don't see either of these teams threatening Brazil and they probably won't even beat Croatia.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:49 PM

I hate Mexico, but they should be up by 3 at this point. We've already had more blown calls that in the first week of South Africa, and that's saying something.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:54 PM

View PostCRIMHEAD, on 13 June 2014 - 12:49 PM, said:

I hate Mexico, but they should be up by 3 at this point. We've already had more blown calls that in the first week of South Africa, and that's saying something.

As rare as scoring plays are in soccer, instant replay should be mandatory on all goals/potential goals and fouls in the penalty area.

That will likely never happen, as FIFA is way too corrupt to care about fairness in its product.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:57 PM

View PostMartini, on 13 June 2014 - 12:46 PM, said:


That was too funny.

This is my favorite line:
Italy: If it snowed during an Italy game, Italian players would treat every snowflake like an oncoming bullet.

It reminded me of something I heard a few years ago.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

View PostGoBucs21, on 13 June 2014 - 12:57 PM, said:

That was too funny.

This is my favorite line:
Italy: If it snowed during an Italy game, Italian players would treat every snowflake like an oncoming bullet.

It reminded me of something I heard a few years ago.
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;) Yep. ~"Surprised they don't have lawyers running onto the field…"

Reminds me of the saying about French soldiers tripping over their rifles fleeing the Germans.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:16 PM

View PostMartini, on 13 June 2014 - 01:05 PM, said:

;)/>/> Yep. ~"Surprised they don't have lawyers running onto the field…"

Reminds me of the saying about French soldiers tripping over their rifles fleeing the Germans.

The only reason they didn't trip is that they let the Germans walk them home.

I'm not defending France. I lived near the French/German border for three years. They are every bit the arrogant, condescending fucks they are made out to be. The Greeks (specifically the Athenians) don't get nearly enough credit for being rude, condescending fuckers.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

Hipsters are getting ready for their Miller Highlife Soccer parties.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

That was a nice goal by Van Persie to tie it up.
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