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Soccer not popular in the US, But.......

by JP Bill / June 17, 2006 12:08 AM PDT
Bangladeshi soccer fans attack electricity office after power failure during World Cup

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Soccer fans in southwestern Bangladesh attacked an electricity office after multiple power failures interrupted coverage of two World Cup soccer matches.

Protesters wielding bamboo sticks attacked the Rural Electrification Board office in Gopalganj district and hurled stones after the power was cut off during the match between Argentina and Serbia & Montenegro on Friday night, a police official said Saturday on condition of anonymity, in line with policy.
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by duckman / June 17, 2006 12:11 AM PDT

third world game, third world actions

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Hey what do you reckon would happen in the USA
by Roger NC / June 17, 2006 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Well,

if the network went down in a cliffhanger Superbowl?

All those backyard barbeques before the game with beer/drinks before and during the game?

Although I admit soccer fan violence seems to be in the news more than the game scores do.


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(NT) (NT) Remember the "Heidi" Superbowl?
by EdH / June 17, 2006 12:22 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) We'd be TiVoing and still see it
by duckman / June 17, 2006 12:27 AM PDT
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Uh, your Tivo runs on batteries?
by Roger NC / June 17, 2006 7:20 AM PDT
What if this had been during the Superbowl?

August 14, 2003 (Computerworld) -- A late-afternoon power blackout hit New York City, other parts of New York state and Connecticut, and extended west into the Midwest and north into parts of Canada.
The blackout affected millions in major metropolitan areas, and news media reports indicated that people were trapped in elevators and traffic was snarled in numerous parts of the nation. The power outage hit just before the daily afternoon rush hour in East Coast cities.
Initial reports focused on problems at a Consolidated Edison electric plant that may have spread to other parts of the nation's power grid. Those reports were later dismissed by New York City officials, who said the problem originated outside the city.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced at about 5:50 p.m. that power was starting to return in some areas and said restoring electricity would take "hours, not minutes."
He said a power failure in northern New York state or southern Canada led to the widespread outage.
The list of cities affected included Cleveland and Hartford. Some parts of several states were also hit, including Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee and New Jersey.
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Doesn't everyone have a backup generator?
by duckman / June 17, 2006 7:46 AM PDT

And if the power goes off during "the game", I wouldn't care.

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third world game, third world actions
by JP Bill / June 17, 2006 12:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Well,

first world game, first world actions

When someone's city wins a big football game, baseball game, hockey game

Burn cars, break windows riot in the streets?

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(NT) (NT) Which neighborhoods is that in?
by duckman / June 17, 2006 12:28 AM PDT
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that happens
by Mark5019 / June 17, 2006 12:29 AM PDT

but not as often these soccer fans run amock.
must be there pent up energy

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(NT) (NT) Don't tell DM that they happen.
by JP Bill / June 17, 2006 12:36 AM PDT
In reply to: that happens
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DUCK MAN, soccer is the world game..
by Gakada / June 17, 2006 4:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Well,

That is why American is trying to be the best on it too..

America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.. the whole world is playing it...

So, unless you live in different world, maybe they really still in the third world era after all..

I don't know where you live in .. and what game you played... (if any..)

And don't you see american play great yesterday against Italy...?

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by Terry Browne / June 17, 2006 7:29 PM PDT

It is the biggest sport on earth after all.

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still boreing now if you watched
by Mark5019 / June 18, 2006 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: AMEN!
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Great game?
by duckman / June 17, 2006 8:17 PM PDT

Italy must really suck if they couldn't beat the US. As far as soccer being a " " so what, still a boring game that a VAST majority of Americans could care little about

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"a VAST majority of Americans could care little about"
by Terry Browne / June 17, 2006 8:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Great game?

We must be a third world country...

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LOL, which vast american you represent?
by Gakada / June 18, 2006 4:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Great game?

soccer is the world game and you are certainly not representing american... ROFL

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Go France GO.....
by Gakada / June 18, 2006 4:32 AM PDT

France vs Korea...

Who do you thing will win??

I would say France..

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And in South America they storm the field
by drpruner / June 17, 2006 5:44 AM PDT

and savage the officials after a "bad call."

Search an encyclopedia for "Nika riots" sometime. Educational.

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Well, that's better than
by dirtyrich / June 17, 2006 11:45 AM PDT

sacrificing the losing team. I wonder if MECHA and the other Latino organizations will re-introduce that tradition when they take over the Southwest?

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(NT) (NT) Winners eat the losers?
by duckman / June 17, 2006 11:57 AM PDT
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