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Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 26 2012 at 12:33 PM

ED  (Login englishdude)

England deserved to lose against Italy in the football (that's soccer to you lot) the other night, but that didn't stop one fan from trying his best to put them off.

Probably NSFW:-

http://www.corriere.it/Primo_Piano/Sport/Speciali/2012/euro-2012/notizie/pop_distrazione.shtml


 
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 26 2012, 12:53 PM 

Mama mia, thatsa spicy meatball.

 
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 26 2012, 1:50 PM 

Is that how the football is gramatically phrased in your land? Where the term is used as if it were a language? The student is fluent in the spanish. England deserved to lose against Italy in the football. Are brits as dedicated to football as they are to language?

the football

Or would it just be "Italy in football"?


 
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 26 2012, 1:58 PM 

Maybe he forgot the word "match" - against Italy in the football match

 
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June 26 2012, 2:03 PM 

That is a valid hypothesis my dear, if this were any other poster but ED. But Ed is a stickler for grammar, so it must be "the football" as in the spoken tongue.


 
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 26 2012, 2:10 PM 

Well, it makes sense as I know that in the book Angela's Ashes, the author kept referring to "The Tuberculosis."


 
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ED
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 27 2012, 3:51 AM 

We tend to say "the football".  Presumably it's a contraction of "the football match".

 
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 27 2012, 7:54 AM 

What is it about the American psyche that makes me drowsy every time somebody starts talking about soccer? The rest of the world loves soccer, so there must be something wrong with us, right?

I mean, I'm sure I'd love to run with the hooligans and kick the shit out of random people after the match, but the idea of actually watching an entire game of soccer just sounds dreadful to me.

To be fair, I feel pretty much the same way about American Football, or as I believe Europeans call it, HandEgg.

 
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ED
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June 27 2012, 8:35 AM 

Yeah we look at American Football and think of it as poor man's rugby....with lots of padding and far too many breaks and team changes.  And funnily enough when you lot have mostly pigeonholed soccer as a girls' game, we've done the same with our nearest equivalent of baseball, which we call rounders and is played pretty much solely by girls.


    
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 27 2012, 9:27 AM 

LOL @ HandEgg!

 
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June 27 2012, 9:59 AM 

I thought cricket was English baseball.


 
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June 27 2012, 9:59 AM 

Me too!

 
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June 27 2012, 10:20 AM 

Don't even get me started on baseball.

I used to get bored while playing baseball, I can't imagine being forced to watch it.

Here's the only sport I can watch and a highlight of the greatest competitor to ever do it:



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ED
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 27 2012, 10:31 AM 

Nope, rounders is much closer - same bat and ball, same running in a circle.  Cricket is like baseball's olde worlde great grandad.

 
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ED
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 27 2012, 10:33 AM 

That's not a sport, Hep - it's knocking seven shades of shinola out of another dude!

 
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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 27 2012, 10:50 AM 

It looks that way on the surface, ED, but those guys are ridiculously well-trained. Well, most of them anyway. The ones that are just brawlers usually get schooled pretty easily.

The guy in the highlight routinely defeated guys 15-20 pounds heavier than he was and often did it with his submission skills.

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June 27 2012, 10:52 AM 

Is it Ultimate MMA? I can't see. Who's the guy?

 
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June 27 2012, 11:04 AM 

It's MMA and the guy is Kazushi Sakuraba.



Here's another of my favorites, a guy named Genki Sudo:



skip to about 3:30 to see him fighting, but his entrances were also a thing of beauty. He has since retired from MMA and is now an actor/pop musician in Japan.

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Re: Pitiful attempt to put off Italian penalty taker

June 27 2012, 12:39 PM 

I cannot wait for Euro Cup to be over so that my fb newsfeed will no longer be filled with posts about it.
I apparently am friends with a disproportionate number of soccer fans.

 
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