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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by robojerk, Jul 10, 2011.
Anyone else watching?
The Brazil vs USA game was emotionally exhausting.
I was just coming to say the same thing. I thought the US was going to get screwed right out of the tournament, what a great comeback. I love Hope Solo.
That header Wambach made was amazing.
I can't believe that Erika from Brazil just laid down to kill the clock in the 117th minute. I hate when they take falls, but to lie down after no one touches you, pretend like you're hurt, then running back on the pitch after after they take you off the field and waste a few minutes, so unclassy and a million times worse IMO. I wish FIFA would fine players that do that. At least it would put a red mark on their professional records.
There is a thread in Happy Hour.
Next game Wednesday CET or some time zone at 6 pm, translates to 9 am PDT. I think that Tribune will catch up before then.
There really is no point in her doing that. Time is gonna be added by the ref because of it, and she ended up getting a yellow card.
Except there are 2 advantages:
1 - While the player is on the ground "injured" she and her teammates get a nice rest. This can be valuable when your team is defending against a desperate onslaught.
2 - In almost ALL cases the amount of time added back is less than the amount of time wasted. They added 3 minutes of stoppage time but I can almost guarantee that there was more than that spent with players getting 'treatment' on the field.
I can guarantee she didn't care about the yellow card.
3) The "injury" happened "conveniently" while the US was on a offensive push... by getting "injured," she was able to stop the US momentum at that point.
great game! Watched the replay on espn3.com since I dont have espn...
The male announcer was so obviously on the US side. Is this common in soccer? The way that Brazil played may have been the major factor in this though. That faked injury would have got the entire crowd booing at a US game.
He said something to the effect of "I know we may sound biased because we are broadcasting for an American audience but I'd feel the same way if these things happened in any game."
Every county/channel has it's own announcers. He announces for ESPN for the USA audience. I'm sure who ever had the rights to broadcast for the Brazilian audience has announcers that are biased for the Brazil team.
I watched the highlights from the Fifa website. They were from the German broadcast. My German is a bit rusty, but I could still tell the announcers did not approve of the fake injury. They made a few comments about how "quickly" she recovered.
Well, the fans in the stadium agreed. There were probably many Germans and a number of Americans and Brazilians and other random Soccer fans. Essentially the announcer was saying the crowd was on the US side. Brazil was acting like D-bags and that made the fans of many nationalities very unhappy.
Lets hope both teams play with grace today.
So far the US seems to be playing with their heads up their asses, and we're only in minute 60.
does this thread allow spoilers?
Woo hoo! Kick it like Wambach!
Time to party like it's 1999.