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General Off-Topic Board / Re: This could be devastating..
« on: October 01, 2008, 05:40:05 PM »
I will also note (as the informed probably have) that I have shown amazing self-restraint by not blasting you for insulting a sport that I actually care about.

I didn't insult soccer. Its a beautiful game and I love watching it, especially in Europe where the athletes are world class caliber(unlike here. Seriously. If you don't like watching MLS, don't put off soccer. The MLS is like high school football compared to La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, or the premiership. Give it a shot.) I pointed out a basic flaw in the way the scoring system works and in the playoff system, from the way I see it.

That self restraint you are bragging about is called maturity, but this maturity seems to be contradicted by your inability to see what insulting a sport actually is, especially wehn you say, for no reason, wiht no justification, baseball blows. I only tried to point out a couple flaws. That's not an insult.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D @ all of the above posts

And no, I'm not talking about soccer.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: This could be devastating..
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:54:02 AM »
I will also note (as the informed probably have) that I have shown amazing self-restraint by not blasting you for insulting a sport that I actually care about.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: This could be devastating..
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:52:01 AM »
No, those are other concerns.  The fact that baseball blows (and is certainly less important than major soccer tournaments in a worldwide-sense) doesn't bother me one way or the other... unless it's taking up all the scheduled time on SportsCenter, at which point I get enraged.


Is there really any point in starting this argument? Are you just trying to like piss me off? Every one else seems to be a baseball fan here. I never said champions league wasn't important, and I never asked to compare soccer to baseball.

It is not a fact that baseball blows. You think baseball blows. An opinion. Big difference. And don't come back with a "no, baseball seriously blows" because everyone who reads this board is older than 5 and doesn't like childish arguments (for the most part. Here's looking at you, Tim Mitchell.)

Soccer blows because it relies so much on luck. One team can dominate the entire game, but the system of scoring is so flawed because its not about who generates the most opportunities, but is about who is lucky enough to score in theirs, which is pretty much dumb luck. Skill is important, but so often the team that gets outplayed will win(Football has a similar flaw, by the way). And the fact that the postseason takes place 6 months later makes the champions league the biggest load of crap this side of cricket. Imagine the patriots this year. Undefeated, but because the playoffs would be held in this season, they wouldn't have had the opportunity to try to go undefeated because Brady would have been hurt. It takes away from the quality of the tournament because the teams that qualify are often much different than the teams that play. What a stupid, stupid system.

But, considering that the station playing Champions League here is ESPN, who's home base is in Bristol, Connecticut, one of the biggest baseball following areas of the country, I think I have a point. An American company has a choice between the american past time and european soccer playing the playoffs they should have done six months ago.

And please don't make the soccer is world king argument here. I'm in New Zealand. It's not. Rugby union is king, rugby league is second, cricket is third, and then, so far behind it can't be seen, is soccer. There are alot of casual sports fans here, and many of them like baseball, which I have found quite suprising.

But, more than anything, grow up. Don't go into a baseball thread just to say baseball sucks. Thats like goin into a thread about christianity to say christianity blows, although the subject matter in the two situations is obviously very different.



A few pointers to the n00b:

1.  I once extended this very same argument (the one where you try to defend baseball's integrity by pointing the finger at another sport) into two essays and a fight spanning fifteen pages of a thread, so you underestimate my willpower at your own peril.
2.  Soccer isn't something I'm defending, necessarily. 
3.  "Popularity" does not necessarily equate to most-viewed in the country where you are, particularly when it comes to worldwide cable (e.g. ESPN).
4.  I'd re-check the major seat of ESPN in Australasia if I were you.  It ain't Connecticut, mate.
5.  Fatal flaw in preemptive argument: soccer isn't the most popular sport in New Zealand, therefore it does not make sense to show soccer ahead of baseball.  Failed to consider that baseball is so far below soccer no matter where the latter ranks that Champions League would win, regardless.  But this argument isn't necessary once you figure out Point 4 (although it is applicable to that host nation, where, although the rankings are different, baseball still loses out).

Most importantly:

6.  I will go into any thread to say any f-ing thing I want to.  Stop pissing yourself.  Even though I didn't come into this thread merely to say baseball sucks, I (and all others on internet forums) reserve the right to do so at any time we please.

In short: baseball blows.



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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:07:35 AM »

[...]

Or... 7 of 9? 

Thanks for saying it.  It was bothering me.  hahahaha

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: This could be devastating..
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:06:12 AM »
No, those are other concerns.  The fact that baseball blows (and is certainly less important than major soccer tournaments in a worldwide-sense) doesn't bother me one way or the other... unless it's taking up all the scheduled time on SportsCenter, at which point I get enraged.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:54:45 AM »

<-- fool


Lucky for you, you have your looks.

I know.  My eyes are great.  I can looks at things all day and not get tired.


mu:  Just being melodramatic.  You robotic man-types wouldn't understand.  hahaha

PS:  Thanks again for the favor after the thing before the trip.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:53:06 AM »
<-- just watched Puffyface from SVU get pwn3d by Fruits of the Poisonous Tree and actually "Ooooooh"ed like it was some huge hit on Monday Night Football

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:45:46 AM »
I have broad moral principles and deal with the specifics on a case-by-case basis. 

But how do you deal with someone who rejects your broad moral principles?

I kill them.

lulz

2nd

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: This could be devastating..
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:43:19 AM »
As many of you may know, I'm living overseas right now, in New Zealand. As probably none of you know, I am an unbelievably huge Chicago Cubs fan. The playoffs are starting wednesday night, and I realized that the online feed I bought for the regular season to watch games live doesn't work anymore. I also just found out that ESPN, which has an American sports station here, doesn't have the contract to broadcast any playoff games overseas, or, if it does, has decided that the Champions League is more important.

I seriously do not know what to do. The game cannot be watched on television or on the internet, although for a fee I can listen to the game on the radio live and watch the game an hour after it ends. This is probably the best chance my team has had to win the world series in 100 years, and to miss it would be horrible. Anyone have ideas???????????????

Short dose of reality:

The Champions League IS more important.


HTH.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:41:39 AM »
Where were you when I was beaking them months ago?

I was right there with you.  How soon we forget!

Oh yeah.  Whoops.

<-- fool

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