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World Cup Day 7

Sorry I'm late with this. Yesterday 1-1-1 ATS. Now 4-10-1 for the World Cup. Today I have a pick in the first game but did not get it up here in time so a NO ACTION for TL purposes. I'll give you a Live Bet Australia (+1) (+150)

Group A - Manaus - Cameroon + (+135) over Croatia.

Group B - Rio de Janeiro - Spain -1 (-115) over Chile. It's do or die for the defending champions.

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    A Cameroon victory... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 11:44:06 AM EST
    would be great news for Mexico...so that's my rooting interest for the day.

    And it would be nice to see a Chilean upset...the more New World in the knockout stage the better.  Germany and Italy are locks I'm afraid, but we can root for Spain & England (and of course Portugal) to go home early.  Western Hemisphere represent!  

    I am making you the head of (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 01:47:46 PM EST
    WesternHemisphereRepresent.org

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    I was rooting so hard... (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:00:07 PM EST
    for England v. Italy to end with a negative 2 to negative 2 result and neither got to play in Final Jeopardy.  But I guess that defies the laws of futbol physics.

    When it comes to futbol, I'm a regular ugly American Euro-hater;)

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    We need more (none / 0) (#7)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:03:28 PM EST
    We ARE the fresh damn it.  But for many of us who have been soccer enthusiasts for too many years, we have too little faith in fresh :)

    We have hardwiring to overcome :)

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    We need something to rival (none / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:08:33 PM EST
    The Netherlands rooting section.  When Josh was watching images of them in the stands he asked who they were rooting for.  He said they were as crazy as the Wisconsin cheese heads.

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    I saw some US supporters... (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:12:29 PM EST
    from my neck of the woods on the US v. Ghana telecast doing their best escaped lunatics in Brasil impression...they had a big "Queens NY" banner and everything.  I felt like a proud papa watching.  

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    Off-topic, but still football: (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 05:19:36 PM EST
    The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has determined that the term "Redskins" is indeed racially disparaging and offensive, and the Washington team's trademark on its own controversial name has been cancelled. The effective date of that ruling is presently on hold, pending the NFL's expected appeal.

    (The National Football League has a revenue-sharing agreement regarding team merchandising, etc., and so this ruling potentially affects the leagues 31 other teams as fellow stakeholders.)

    The writing's on the wall, Dan Snyder, and it's time to stop being so damned obstinate. Do the right thing, change the team's name, and put an end to this ongoing embarrassment for the sake of both yourself and everyone who's associated with you.

    Aloha.

    Dan Snyder's (none / 0) (#21)
    by Zorba on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 06:15:38 PM EST
    Trademark attorney has already said that the Washington "Ethnic Slurs" will be appealing the ruling.
    No surprise, there.  I hope the "Ethnic Slurs" and the NFL lose this one.

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    Idiots! (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by NYShooter on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 07:02:56 PM EST
    They don't get to determine what's a racial slur, or, not.

    The folks getting slurred do.

    Why is that so hard to figure out?

    And, the name, "Redskins" sucks anyway, whether it's an ethnic slur, or, not.

    Rename them "The Washington Warriors," and, move on to more important things. Like, maybe, being truthful to their athletes regarding their health and injuries.

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    Yes. (none / 0) (#23)
    by Zorba on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 07:45:57 PM EST
    Exactly.

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    Bless you, (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by NYShooter on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 07:52:32 PM EST
    now let's go solve "ISIS," world hunger, and, the inevitable, upcoming "Zombie Attack."

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    Aussies hanging tough... (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 11:52:12 AM EST
    1-1 at the half.  Cahill in the book with a yellow, he best be careful not to get another, a player Australia can't afford to lose.

    Gritty effort... (none / 0) (#4)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 01:00:56 PM EST
    from the boys down under, but all for naught as the Dutch are moving on and the Aussies are going home after the Spain game...barring something insane happening.

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    Netherlands, Croatia, Spain (none / 0) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 11:59:36 AM EST


    Chile on the board! (none / 0) (#10)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:45:30 PM EST
    1-Nil New World...can't blame Casillas for that one...sweet goal.

    Scratch that... (none / 0) (#11)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:47:24 PM EST
    Dos a cero off a set piece...the Spanish meltdown continues.

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    I would love it (none / 0) (#12)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:50:34 PM EST
    If Chile accomplishes this

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    As will lovers of the underdog... (none / 0) (#13)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 03:18:39 PM EST
    everywhere.

    Spain putting the pressure on early in the 2nd half, several chances, none on target.  Let's hope Chile can get one off the counter and end this puppy.

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    Try as they might... (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 03:52:49 PM EST
    Spain can't crack the stout Chilean defense and keeper...bravo, Claudio Bravo and Co.

    Put in the books...Spain is done.

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    First two games (none / 0) (#15)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 03:58:15 PM EST
    The World Cup is exciting

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    Spain went the way of France in 2010. (none / 0) (#16)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 04:56:47 PM EST
    The French, who were the 2006 World Cup runners-up to Italy and considered one of the favorites in 2010, were instead upset in their opening round match against Mexico. And then, amid a lot of internal backbiting and infighting, they were eliminated in rather shocking fashion by the host South Africans, who were a very decided underdog. That face-plant led to a subsequent overhaul of the entire national team, from the coaches on down.

    This Spanish team is clearly a mere shadow of its 2010 championship persona in South Africa, and given their subpar play, it's really no surprise that they were knocked out early. It's too soon to tell if their ranks will be purged, similar to what occurred with the French national team in 2010, but it would not surprise me if that happens.

    Aloha.

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    Off-topic, but still football: (none / 0) (#18)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 05:19:37 PM EST
    The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has determined that the term "Redskins" is indeed racially disparaging and offensive, and the Washington team's trademark on its own controversial name has been cancelled. The effective date of that ruling is presently on hold, pending the NFL's expected appeal.

    (The National Football League has a revenue-sharing agreement regarding team merchandising, etc., and so this ruling potentially affects the leagues 31 other teams as fellow stakeholders.)

    The writing's on the wall, Dan Snyder, and it's time to stop being so damned obstinate. Do the right thing, change the team's name, and put an end to this ongoing embarrassment for the sake of both yourself and everyone who's associated with you.

    Aloha.

    Hey! How'd that post twice? (none / 0) (#19)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 05:20:25 PM EST
    Sorry about that, chief.

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    Is it a Freudian slip using use the word chief (none / 0) (#25)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 09:49:07 PM EST
    when supporting the downfall of the term Redskins?

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    Not at all. (none / 0) (#27)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 05:11:08 AM EST
    "Sorry about that, Chief!" was one of the clichéd catch lines of an old TV sitcom favorite of mine from childhood, the incorrigibly silly Cold War spy spoof "Get Smart." Bumbling Special Agent Maxwell Smart would always use it in apology to CONTROL's head honcho (who was known only as "Chief") whenever he seriously messed up on the job -- which was at least once per episode.

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    Song red carded (none / 0) (#20)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 05:50:25 PM EST
    Bad news for Cameroon

    Also off topic (none / 0) (#26)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 10:43:03 PM EST
    It appears Brian Schweitzer has already loose-lipped his way out of any consideration for president or vice president in an interview with the National Journal.

    Don't just leave us hanging like that! (none / 0) (#28)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 05:36:05 AM EST
    C'mon, tell us -- who's Brian Schweitzer?

    Just kidding. I know he's the former Democratic governor of Montana, whom some really incredibly serious people considered at one time to be really important, back when Republicans had those same really incredibly serious people absolutely convinced that the only Democrats who could ever be elected president were those who talked and acted like Republicans. Not surprisingly, most of those same really incredibly serious people were all residing inside the Beltway.

    So what did he say now?

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