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    Man that Brazil game was just insane. I watched that game and it was just jaw meet floor. My favorite non-USA team is Germany, and for an odd reason. Their flag. The black, red, yellow flag. And now we have a connection via Klinsman.

    You may want to rethink hoping Germany loses Rosebud. I mean I'd imagine there's going to be riots and bedlam regardless of who wins. Better the craziness be bred of happiness rather than anger.

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    If Argentina wins, the German players can go into hiding in Argentina. They will be welcomed with open arms, and it's kind of a tradition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGilliganGriffin View Post
    Man that Brazil game was just insane. I watched that game and it was just jaw meet floor. My favorite non-USA team is Germany, and for an odd reason. Their flag. The black, red, yellow flag. And now we have a connection via Klinsman.

    You may want to rethink hoping Germany loses Rosebud. I mean I'd imagine there's going to be riots and bedlam regardless of who wins. Better the craziness be bred of happiness rather than anger.
    I think you underestimate the general prevalence of Autoritaetshoerigkeit (obedience to authority) in the German psyche. We're not dealing with your average Lakers fan here - this is a country where people actually wait for the lights to change before crossing the street.

    Historically, German lawmakers have often used the World or European Cup season to pass or announce unpopular legislation when they think nobody is paying any attention. This year it was the adoption of a new federal minimum wage and plans to introduce tolls for both Germans and foreigners on all of the nation's roads.

    Still, one should be careful with one's wishes. I predict that a German loss will be followed immediately by a government revelation that they have uncovered another US spy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Upset View Post
    If Argentina wins, the German players can go into hiding in Argentina. They will be welcomed with open arms, and it's kind of a tradition.
    Ah, I like that! The entire German squad goes into hiding in Argentina where a mad scientist who knows the human genome like the back of his hand develops a plan to replicate their DNA and rear a generation of German soccer supermen. Of course, in the end it is all thwarted by a meddling investigator played by Tom Hanks. But I'm not sure who to cast as the mad scientist. My first pick would have been Philip Seymour Hoffman, but regrettably he is unavailable. I also envision a role for Tony Shaloub in there somewhere.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosebud666 View Post
    I think you underestimate the general prevalence of Autoritaetshoerigkeit (obedience to authority) in the German psyche. We're not dealing with your average Lakers fan here - this is a country where people actually wait for the lights to change before crossing the street.

    Historically, German lawmakers have often used the World or European Cup season to pass or announce unpopular legislation when they think nobody is paying any attention. This year it was the adoption of a new federal minimum wage and plans to introduce tolls for both Germans and foreigners on all of the nation's roads.

    Still, one should be careful with one's wishes. I predict that a German loss will be followed immediately by a government revelation that they have uncovered another US spy.



    Ah, I like that! The entire German squad goes into hiding in Argentina where a mad scientist who knows the human genome like the back of his hand develops a plan to replicate their DNA and rear a generation of German soccer supermen. Of course, in the end it is all thwarted by a meddling investigator played by Tom Hanks. But I'm not sure who to cast as the mad scientist. My first pick would have been Philip Seymour Hoffman, but regrettably he is unavailable. I also envision a role for Tony Shaloub in there somewhere.
    The only flaw here is, neither of those teams have players that are as reproductively appealing to a female as the Belgians or the Nederlanders (or the French or the Russians for that matter). \

    Germany still has a bit of work to do in my opinion.

    Also, I'd take most of the Italian team to town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosebud666 View Post
    Ah, I like that! The entire German squad goes into hiding in Argentina where a mad scientist who knows the human genome like the back of his hand develops a plan to replicate their DNA and rear a generation of German soccer supermen. Of course, in the end it is all thwarted by a meddling investigator played by Tom Hanks. But I'm not sure who to cast as the mad scientist. My first pick would have been Philip Seymour Hoffman, but regrettably he is unavailable. I also envision a role for Tony Shaloub in there somewhere.
    Sounds like the East German Olympic team from 1972.
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    Rosebud that is absolutely brilliant. And I have your evil scientist. Are you ready? Drum roll please...... Dolph Lundgren!!! If you use him I only ask for an associate producer credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiraculousMandarin View Post
    The only flaw here is, neither of those teams have players that are as reproductively appealing to a female as the Belgians or the Nederlanders (or the French or the Russians for that matter). \

    . . .
    Yes dear, but it's all done with test tubes - I don't think they have developed any reproductive preferences yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGilliganGriffin View Post
    Rosebud that is absolutely brilliant. And I have your evil scientist. Are you ready? Drum roll please...... Dolph Lundgren!!! If you use him I only ask for an associate producer credit.
    I'm not certain if Dolph can navigate a script with that many big words.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosebud666 View Post
    I'm not certain if Dolph can navigate a script with that many big words.
    Never underestimate the Dolpher. And you better get him quick because these guys might just beat ya to the punch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gy0FPF49BI

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    Oh, come on! Like Dolph Lundgren is gonna be available! You.think he's just sitting around doing nothing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGilliganGriffin View Post
    Never underestimate the Dolpher. And you better get him quick because these guys might just beat ya to the punch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gy0FPF49BI
    Quote Originally Posted by Upset View Post
    Oh, come on! Like Dolph Lundgren is gonna be available! You.think he's just sitting around doing nothing??
    Well, there's always David Hasselhoff. And Sigourney Weaver could play Her Chancellorness Angie Merkel - unless Meryl Streep decides that she just has to have the role.

    And once again the Brazilian squad doesn't seem to have made it to the match - and van Robben looks like he is trying out for the lead in Swan Lake.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosebud666 View Post
    Well, there's always David Hasselhoff. And Sigourney Weaver could play Her Chancellorness Angie Merkel - unless Meryl Streep decides that she just has to have the role.

    And once again the Brazilian squad doesn't seem to have made it to the match - and van Robben looks like he is trying out for the lead in Swan Lake.
    I don't know what is up with Brazil, but it is VERY difficult for me to have sympathy for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upset View Post
    I don't know what is up with Brazil, but it is VERY difficult for me to have sympathy for them.
    I turned it off before the end.As another musician remarked recently at a local open mike night: "everybody who wants to gets to play, but that doesn't mean that I have to watch/listen to everybody."



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    Congratulations, Germany the World Cup champs of
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    Congratulations Germany on your win !

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    I wish more people in NorthAmerica enjoyed
    and watched the world cup:2018.
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    because it's boring

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    because it's boring
    I totally agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    because it's boring
    Yeah.
    Most of us here in North America prefer to watch something exciting.
    Something like a bunch of cars going around and around and around a track, over and over again for hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Yeah.
    Most of us here in North America prefer to watch something exciting.
    Something like a bunch of cars going around and around and around a track, over and over again for hours.
    LOL Soccer is a million times more interesting than NASCAR.

    I believe Carlin - as usual - said it best:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Yeah.
    Most of us here in North America prefer to watch something exciting.
    Something like a bunch of cars going around and around and around a track, over and over again for hours.
    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upset View Post
    LOL Soccer is a million times more interesting than NASCAR.

    I believe Carlin - as usual - said it best:

    So true.
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    Well, golf's pretty exciting too.
    I mean, if there's no baseball on.
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    I think Russia, the host Country will
    win the World Cup here in 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    I think Russia, the host Country will
    win the World Cup here in 2018.
    Seems like a longshot to me. They are ranked 70th in the world. They probably wouldn't even be there if they weren't the host country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    I think Russia, the host Country will
    win the World Cup here in 2018.
    If Putin has anything to do with it, they probably will.

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    Russia got a lot further than I thought they would, but now it's Belgium vs. France and England vs. Croatia in the semis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upset View Post
    Russia got a lot further than I thought they would, but now it's Belgium vs. France and England vs. Croatia in the semis.
    Shame that Donald Trump's favorite team lost to Croatia.
    (I still hate the shootout)

    Think this maybe the year for England to win the World Cup.
    (And this is coming from a person born in Scotland)
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    Russians screwed up not sending tanks or neurotoxins.
    That's a bit uncharacteristic lately.
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    England just lost the semi-final world cup game
    to Croatia.
    Croatia 2
    England 1
    So Croatia will play France in the World Cup 2018.
    (on Sunday)
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    Congrats to France!
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    Nice victory riots they had. I wonder how much would have destroyed if they had lost?
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    They were doing the same in Quebec, the poor man's France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    They were doing the same in Quebec, the poor man's France.
    I know it shouldn't, but, that made me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    They were doing the same in Quebec, the poor man's France.
    Wait until Doug Ford( a person who hates Canada but loves Donald Trump)
    Doug Ford brother of ex Toronto Mayor Rob who did so many drugs and
    used to beat his wife.
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