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Re: All about sports

Postby Fetzie » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:33 pm

Sepp Blatter now wants to move the football world cup to winter for the 2022 tournament. Apparently nobody stopped to think "wait, it gets to over 50°C between an hour after dawn and 4 hours after sunset in summer in Qatar" when they were accepting the bribe. Not a fucking chance, Sepp. No domestic league has the time to send all its best players off to some sandpit in Arabia in the middle of the fucking season for over a month just so that some oil sheikhs can play at running a sports tournament.

If the Qataris can't put it on in summer, give it to a country that can. The clubs already complain when their players get pulled out of pre-season training for qualifier stage matches, I don't want to be in the room when the managers are told they can't play their A-team for two months.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:47 pm

Fetzie wrote:Sepp Blatter now wants to move the football world cup to winter for the 2022 tournament. Apparently nobody stopped to think "wait, it gets to over 50°C between an hour after dawn and 4 hours after sunset in summer in Qatar" when they were accepting the bribe. Not a fucking chance, Sepp. No domestic league has the time to send all its best players off to some sandpit in Arabia in the middle of the fucking season for over a month just so that some oil sheikhs can play at running a sports tournament.

If the Qataris can't put it on in summer, give it to a country that can. The clubs already complain when their players get pulled out of pre-season training for qualifier stage matches, I don't want to be in the room when the managers are told they can't play their A-team for two months.


I do, just for lulz.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fetzie » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:03 pm

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Fetzie wrote:Sepp Blatter now wants to move the football world cup to winter for the 2022 tournament. Apparently nobody stopped to think "wait, it gets to over 50°C between an hour after dawn and 4 hours after sunset in summer in Qatar" when they were accepting the bribe. Not a fucking chance, Sepp. No domestic league has the time to send all its best players off to some sandpit in Arabia in the middle of the fucking season for over a month just so that some oil sheikhs can play at running a sports tournament.

If the Qataris can't put it on in summer, give it to a country that can. The clubs already complain when their players get pulled out of pre-season training for qualifier stage matches, I don't want to be in the room when the managers are told they can't play their A-team for two months.


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Now I think about it, I do want to see Step Ladder with a broken nose.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:45 pm

So I'm guessing that their grand ideas for the remote control floating cloud they used as a way to "beat the heat" aren't working out then? I don't remember all the specifics, just that they had plans for some crazy automated flying contraption that would act as cloud cover for the games.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:57 pm

It's hard to believe they didn't have a solution for that. Maybe they'll have to build domes.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fetzie » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:53 am

Fridmarr wrote:It's hard to believe they didn't have a solution for that. Maybe they'll have to build domes.

They'd still have people dropping unconscious due to heat strokes left, right and centre outside of the stadia though.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Just ship those little personal air conditioner things with the tickets...

Is changing the location doable?
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fetzie » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:27 pm

Fridmarr wrote:Just ship those little personal air conditioner things with the tickets...

Is changing the location doable?

They've done it before. Although it is fairly well known how corrupt the FIFA officials are, there have been so many FIFA officials suspended and/or fired because of corruption. Sepp Blatter and the committee would have to pay back the bribes they were paid by the Qataris.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:42 pm

Yeah, it's the last part I was getting at. Is that realistic, or is this just going to be "made to work" regardless?
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fetzie » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:49 pm

Fridmarr wrote:Yeah, it's the last part I was getting at. Is that realistic, or is this just going to be "made to work" regardless?

They'll probably lobby like mad, and change it at the last minute when it turns out that no manager on the planet is prepared to give up their best players for 6 league matches and 2-5 other competition matches in the winter with relatively high odds that they'll get injured and be put out of action for another 3 months.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:14 am

Fetzie wrote:
Fridmarr wrote:Yeah, it's the last part I was getting at. Is that realistic, or is this just going to be "made to work" regardless?

They'll probably lobby like mad, and change it at the last minute when it turns out that no manager on the planet is prepared to give up their best players for 6 league matches and 2-5 other competition matches in the winter with relatively high odds that they'll get injured and be put out of action for another 3 months.


That sounds as stupid as the NHL not wanting to stop play for the Winter Olympics. Unless I misunderstand how important the World Cup is.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:17 am

The world cup is very very important! Outside the US.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fetzie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:21 am

Flex wrote:
Fetzie wrote:
Fridmarr wrote:Yeah, it's the last part I was getting at. Is that realistic, or is this just going to be "made to work" regardless?

They'll probably lobby like mad, and change it at the last minute when it turns out that no manager on the planet is prepared to give up their best players for 6 league matches and 2-5 other competition matches in the winter with relatively high odds that they'll get injured and be put out of action for another 3 months.


That sounds as stupid as the NHL not wanting to stop play for the Winter Olympics. Unless I misunderstand how important the World Cup is.


The championships that would suffer (concerning the English Premier League, disregarding the other leagues):

English Premier League
FA Cup
Capital One Cup
UEFA Champions' League
UEFA Europa Cup

All with big money payouts per round, and the league games in the winter are really important because they set you up for the second half of the season.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:02 pm

Braun suspended by MLB. If I believed in Karma I'd say he had it coming.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:26 pm

Flex wrote:Braun suspended by MLB. If I believed in Karma I'd say he had it coming.


Was hoping it would go farther than that.

Also, asshole still needs to apologize to the poor sample collector whose life was ruined thanks to him.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:11 pm

I hope the guy seriously looks into defamation chances.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:16 pm

Hmm, I must have missed some of that. I remember the case, but I don't really remember Braun taking personal shots at him. Did he lose his job or something?

That said, if Braun plays again, it will be too soon.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:24 pm

Braun's statement following his successful appeal

"There were a lot of things that we learned about the collector, about the collection process, about the way that the entire thing worked, that made us very concerned and very suspicious about what could have actually happened."

It takes a special kind of scumbag to smear an innocent guy doing his job because you're trying to get away with something, or in this case, doing it after you got away with something.

Edit: A nice article by Buster Olney on the whole thing: http://espn.go.com/blog/buster-olney/post/_/id/2575
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:52 pm

Oh, he's a big scumbag, don't get me wrong. I do remember some of his "vindication" comments that were just terrible. I seem to vaguely remember me thinking Braun crossed the line about the tester (though potentially only because you guys brought it up, and I'm leading myself), but just can't remember any specifics, which is a little unusual for me.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:26 pm

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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:42 pm

Oof, while I loathe the NCAA, I'm not sure I agree that where that is heading is good for college athletics. Maybe football, but I couldn't disagree more with his comments on basketball.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:56 am

I believe at this point, I'm just going to assume that all Pro Athletes are taking PED's.

That way, I don't think any of them are clean, and try to believe the bullshit. Braun is most definitely the MLB's Armstrong. I wish that there was a way that the brewers could dump his contract.

And the sample collector should sue Braun.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:06 pm

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Re: All about sports

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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:02 am

So all the reports out of the Brewers camp is that Braun lied to all of his teammates and that everyone hates him now as they put themselves on the line for him.

Assuming that is true can Braun win the lockerroom back?
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