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Final 8: Who’s Ronaldo?

June 29, 2006 at 11:00pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Germany v. Argentina: Winner - Germany
Italy v. Ukraine: Winner - Italy
England v. Portugal: Winner - No idea (dislike both teams)
Brazil v. France: Winner - France (please!)

Another Great TV Weekend

June 19, 2006 at 12:25am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Most exciting game of the weekend: France v. South Korea (1-1)
Least exciting game of the weekend: Brazil v. Australia (2-0)

Most Overated/“talented” team who hasn’t performed well: Tie - Brazil v. United States

Best spirit: Tie - Austalia v. Ghana v. US.

Best 12th man: South Korea

Its a beautiful game.

Gooooooo Ghana!

June 17, 2006 at 2:04am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Yeah that’s right…And did you all know that Ghana became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence in 1957? Ghana - you rule, kick some Euro Ass tomorrow…Please…

Goal Pt. 4

June 16, 2006 at 2:25am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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FINALLY….I had a wager (albeit for no $) going on when someone would tie World Cup commentary into actual warfare and the U.S.

As noted in the LJS “sound off” to the question: Have you been watching the World Cup? Why or why not?

No. Soccer is boring and not invented in America. Football, baseball, basketball…they are American inventions. Americanism is the future of civilization. Sports that allude to stagnant or dying cultures…why would people with a winning spirit want anything to do with that? That’s why American team sports are oriented around in-your-face scoring, intimidation, and the thrill of the kill. Soccer and other dull foreign sports are oriented around endurance and finesse. Yuk, it’s like watching chess! Check out these countries’ military strategies versus ours, and you’ll see the same thing. This is exactly why America has to save the world in every major war. We attack and feast on blood, and they break off to watch World Cup!

This one crosses into that gray zone - (clearly) sarcastic or (ugh) real? In anycase, thank you Barry…For being the bestest wiseman on the internets!

A Great TV Weekend

June 11, 2006 at 8:58pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Best Goal Keeping: Shaka Hislop (Trinidad & Tobago)
Worst Goal Keeping: Ebrahim Mirzapour (Iran)

Best Team Play: The Netherlands
Worst Team Play: Ivory Coast

Most exciting game so far: Sweden v. Trinidad & Tobago (0-0)
Least exciting game so far: England v. Paraguay (1-0)

Strangest Hair so far: Manuel “Loco” Cange (Angola)

Goal Pt. 3

June 8, 2006 at 2:26am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Contrary to my earlier statement, It was just announced that England’s best striker is back in the game. This could mean that England, which is in a relatively soft bracket, will definitely make it into the final 16.

What I’d like to see: Ecuador win over England into the quarters.

What will likely happen: Germany win over England into the quarters.

And those are the easy groups.

Goal Pt. 2

June 3, 2006 at 2:26am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Any predictions on WC 2006? I would like to see either Argentina, France, Iran or the Italians (pictured above - predicted in some circles to win against Brazil or the Dutch) take it this time, and any of those could do so especially since England’s best striker is out. Also…the USA is still rated in the top 5... Hmmmm…Mr. Wilson…have a nice trip to beantown, and a thousand congrats - hope you can catch some of the games. smile

OPS on PBS

June 1, 2006 at 12:59am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

Any Newshour with Jim Lehrer junkies out there? There was a feature on LB 1024 tonight. To hear or read the feature, click over to the Newshour website. It includes brief spots with Raikes and Chambers defending/explaining the bill.

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