2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jax, May 8, 2014.

  1. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I saw an internet picture comment somewhere online (not sure if true) about a 5 year old financing college with that one bet. ;)
     
  2. { Emilia }

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    I wish I could stop looking at these. But... I can't. :D

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  3. Robert Comsol

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    OMG, you are killing me here... :guffaw:

    One is better than the next or the previous, great find.

    But I need to ask: Any idea where and when the picture with the "Hands of God" was taken?

    Bob
     
  4. { Emilia }

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  5. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

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    ^^ :ack: I was afraid of something like this happening.

    Wouldn't be surprised if some British newspapers went through their pidgeonhole boxes to label the German success a "Blitz"... :rolleyes:

    Bob
     
  6. Ayelbourne

    Ayelbourne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    USA Today did that already.
     
  7. Shaytan

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    Not needed, PSG isn't Brazil...well it sometimes is worse :lol:
     
  8. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    59th minute and I'm so bored of NED/ARG...
     
  9. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Gooooa, nope
     
  10. { Emilia }

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    Yay, perfect final on Sunday. :D
     
  11. Ayelbourne

    Ayelbourne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Best possible outcome for Germany. Argentina had to go full length, has one less day for regeneration and on Sunday we will have the brazilian fans on our side since they would never ever support their arch enemy.
     
  12. Relayer1

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    I'm kind of relieved Holland went out. I like them and I'll be supporting Germany in the final.

    I just hope they can do to Argentina what they did to Brazil, or worse...
     
  13. CorporalCaptain

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    The Google doodle of the extraterrestrials watching soccer is hilarious. It sorta reminds me of the aliens on The Simpsons, named Kang and Kodos funnily enough.
     
  14. Skywalker

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    I have to go to work halfway through the final on Sunday. :scream:

    I'll be rooting for Germany, though. :techman:
     
  15. Borgminister

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    No, not a Blitzkrieg--Shock and Awe!
     
  16. Robert Comsol

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    Yesterday, prior to the evening's game, this joke made rounds in Germany:

    A German guy and a Dutch guy meet. The Dutch guy says "We are going to play against Argentina". The German guy replies "Yeah, us too." :rofl:

    I was wondering if some people took a look at the statistics.
    My son and me were watching the game last night and I said that if there was no goal in the first 20 minutes there probably isn't going to be one by the end of the regular 90 minutes.

    This was my impression after watching the previous final games, on the other hand if one team scored during the first 20 minutes, such goal(s) seemed to decide the final outcome.

    Bob
     
  17. Starkers

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    Sadly I doubt it will be quite that easy, although I still expect Germany to win.

    They'd better do anyway!!
     
  18. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    Turns out the article I saw that in wasn't quite right. According to this article, he bet only $2 at 250-1. Still, $500 is a nice return from $2. :D The other bloke mentioned in the article did nicely, though.


    Today's game was...err..well, more what you'd expect from a World Cup semi-final, I suppose. Remarkably dull, though, considering the talent out on the pitch. I'm not unhappy with the result in that I'd rather see Messi - who hopefully will impose himself on the game - in a World Cup final than Robben flopping all over the place or de Jong kicking someone. Based on their respective performances (and allowing for how terrible Brazil were), Germany would have to be favourites.
     
  19. Starkers

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    Yeah I saw a news report of the bed/odds.

    Surprised they weren't higher really given how rare such an occurance is in a WC semi!
     
  20. Brolan

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    Anyone up for predictions? I'm picking the Netherlands and Germany.