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#3981656 - 07/16/14 01:07 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: David Kennard]  
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Now that is great! Glad to see them having fun like that!

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#3981681 - 07/16/14 01:58 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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To be honest, that Berlin party is shameful to my eyes.

Are people really so desperate for a source of proud identity that a match won by 11 guys happening to have the same citizenship (but often imported from many other countries) warrant a homecoming like War Heroes?

It's no secret I enjoy Motorsports, but I couldn't see a driver or team, neither a American Football team, being raised to a god-like level as this event did.

#3981694 - 07/16/14 02:18 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted By: RSColonel_131st
To be honest, that Berlin party is shameful to my eyes.

Are people really so desperate for a source of proud identity that a match won by 11 guys happening to have the same citizenship (but often imported from many other countries) warrant a homecoming like War Heroes?

It makes perfect sense to me when you consider that showing any kind of pride for the military in Germany is considered taboo. Could you imagine a homecoming like that for German soldiers who returned from Afghanistan? No way.


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#3981712 - 07/16/14 02:47 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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I thought this was a good article:


Messi on World Cup Loss


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#3981714 - 07/16/14 02:56 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted By: RSColonel_131st
To be honest, that Berlin party is shameful to my eyes.

Are people really so desperate for a source of proud identity that a match won by 11 guys happening to have the same citizenship (but often imported from many other countries) warrant a homecoming like War Heroes?

It's no secret I enjoy Motorsports, but I couldn't see a driver or team, neither a American Football team, being raised to a god-like level as this event did.


rolleyes

Yes, no one would go to the Heldenplatz and celebrate in that kind of manner should Austria ever win at something other than downhill skiing.

Face it, every nation celebrates if their national teams win. Look at Spain 2010 and 2012, or Italy in 2006, and and and....

Neidhammel... neaner biggrin

Oh, and just let me quickly disprove your thesis on American Football teams:

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2...victory-parade/

And this is just one team (Seahawks) in one city (Seattle) that won at a national championship. If there were an American Football World Cup, imagine how the Americans would celebrate should they win that.

[of course I would be laughing my arse off should Canada win that hypothetical AFWC biggrin ]

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#3981718 - 07/16/14 02:59 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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LOL!!!

No wonder the Anschluss thing never worked out. wink

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#3981725 - 07/16/14 03:07 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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Neither would I "overstress" the pride thing - think of it more of celebrating an outstanding achievement. And it is not that unusual: each year the winning team of the national football league has such a party in its town, the olympic team was welcomed with a harbor party in Hamburg, etc.
Okay, the scale might be by factors higher, but we are talking about the national sport in the country with the highest number of registered organized players.

Last but not least, account at least 50% of the "attendees" not as football fans but party animals cheers

#3981726 - 07/16/14 03:15 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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Germans? Party animals? I guess the old stereotype is dead. Lol


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#3981737 - 07/16/14 03:32 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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If that thought scares you, maybe just attribute it to the melting pot Berlin wink

#3981758 - 07/16/14 04:10 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted By: RSColonel_131st
To be honest, that Berlin party is shameful to my eyes.

Are people really so desperate for a source of proud identity that a match won by 11 guys happening to have the same citizenship (but often imported from many other countries) warrant a homecoming like War Heroes?

It's no secret I enjoy Motorsports, but I couldn't see a driver or team, neither a American Football team, being raised to a god-like level as this event did.


That would happen in any real football loving nation.

#3981772 - 07/16/14 04:22 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: December]  
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Originally Posted By: RSColonel_131st
To be honest, that Berlin party is shameful to my eyes.

Are people really so desperate for a source of proud identity that a match won by 11 guys happening to have the same citizenship (but often imported from many other countries) warrant a homecoming like War Heroes?

It's no secret I enjoy Motorsports, but I couldn't see a driver or team, neither a American Football team, being raised to a god-like level as this event did.


That would happen in any real football loving nation.


Except Austria!

Well the Bergvolk won't ever win the WC so it doesn't matter.


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#3981774 - 07/16/14 04:29 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: bones]  
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Originally Posted By: bones
I thought this was a good article:


Messi on World Cup Loss


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Mr. Messi seems to have forgotten the header of Hwedes hitting the post and Schrrles shot right on the goalie, so with the goal, both teams had 3 100%ers each.


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#3981959 - 07/16/14 10:57 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: bones]  
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Originally Posted By: bones
I thought this was a good article:


Messi on World Cup Loss


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As sad as i was because we loose, i disagree. I think the better team won. Technically german players were in general IMO better that Argentines players. Also they showed a better collective playing and passing and tried more to win the match.
Also i remember two very clear oportunities, the goal and the one on the post at the end of the first half. And also more not so close but also good oportunities, like two strikes from Kroos (one to the goal and one outside), and one from Schurrle, that the goalkeeper saved.

But it is common to players to remember more the goals missed by their team, than those missed by the opposite team.


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#3982738 - 07/18/14 03:25 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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Philipp Lahm just announced that he will retire from the German national team effective (almost) immediately.

I guess it's best to quit once you've reached the peak of your career. But he's merely 30 years old, which strikes me as a little young to retire, with the European Cup coming up in two years. confused

Well, that'll free him up to commit all his energy to Bayern Munich, which I appreciate very much. smile


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#3982969 - 07/18/14 11:56 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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At least he could wait until our next match in September!

Don't want to say he's afraid, but... biggrin


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#3982979 - 07/19/14 12:24 AM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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I think that match is supposed to be his farewell game.


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#3983167 - 07/19/14 05:43 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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#3983289 - 07/19/14 11:14 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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Picture entitled "Seven". biggrin


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#3983344 - 07/20/14 02:01 AM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: WileECoyote]  
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Originally Posted By: WileECoyote


Picture entitled "Seven". biggrin


First thing which came to mind when I saw that was "Sieve", which is oddly appropriate.


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#3983556 - 07/20/14 05:09 PM Re: World Cup pre/in/post-game discussion thread *spoilers* [Re: Jayhawk]  
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Brasil wanted hexa (six) and got seven.
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