1. Are American fans really this bitter and bitchy? England lost and I haven’t disowned any of my German/Germany supporting friends. Sheesh.
2. Matt,seriously? Just because some “christian” group decides to skewer the image of Africa when they’re begging for money doesn’t mean all Africa is like that. Plus, in case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of homeless,malnourished people in the USA and maybe in your neighbourhood. Twat.
3. If you have to brag about giving $10 to Haiti, I wonder what would happen if you were Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.
4. Maybe Wal-Mart can cash in on that and start running an adoption centre. They already sell pretty much everything else.
@Grepington I think you get more for a baby if you chop it up and sell if for parts BWAHAHAH
@Everyone else can we get a new joke the Ben thing is getting old or is is just me? Also I heard that Frodo hired some Mexicans in front of the Home Depot to dig him a pool. So I am pretty sure he does have a pool now.
Oh yes, they are that bitchy…
One of my friends on FB posted something along the lines of ”Go Ghana, you deserved to win blah blah” only to start a huge debate with some douchebag who starts claiming that since he’s in the USA, he needs to be supporting the country that welcomed him in and is keeping him fed and sheltered.
I was like 0.o
That has nothing to do with football. You can choose to root for any damn country you want.
& Matt, take your $10 and shove it up your ignorant ass!
“of course and what if USA went through .. i bet you all asses would be like good job USA . so there is always next time, they will not give up and one day they will prove one and each of you they can do it. if it wasn’t for USA your ass would be hungry now …
U KNOW WHAT BRO GO THE FUCK BACK! THATS RIGHT YOU FUCKING HEARD ME GO THE FUCK BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM. I HOPE THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY RAIDS YOUR FUCKING HOUSE.”
waaaaaaaaaaahahaha all because the USA lost in freakin’ football!!!
It’s pretty funny that in bagging on Americans for stereotyping Africa based on the continent’s portrayal in CCF commercials, Bollywood ends up stereotyping Americans based on two internet commenters from Facebook. For the record, we’re not all like that. And stereotypes suck.
But, one point to clarify with Krasivaya Devushka: we lost in soccer.
Wonderbread, that’s why I didn’t watch any of their matches. My blood pressure takes a spike every 4 years I just ask for the scores.
@Krasivaya: someone called me prejudiced because I told her USA would never be as great as the European teams and told me to expand my mind right after she said she was organizing a riot because USA lost to Ghana. I’m not sure she saw any of the other games. Yet all of a sudden, USA loses to Ghana and she becomes a fan? A true fan would know Ghana was the one that kicked them out also in 2006.
I’m a fan of England but I still gave props to Germany because they beat England fair and square. Would it be ok if I blamed Beckham for England losing? I’d blame Rooney but I think the tabloids have done that enough
The British invented Football in 1863, full name Association football, the term football is the formal name while soccer is its nickname that was created by the ENGLISH in order to distinguish it from rugby football. Soccer became a shortened reference to the word association football. Therefore, Football’s nickname soccer is often used to refer to football in countries where another form of football exist.
You Brits invented the term, So stop bagging on us for using it.
Well Bulldog, I say football…and you can go ahead and read it as if I said soccer.
Either way, you lost!
The thing that bothers me about the USA team is that freakin’ ESPN can’t stop whining about that one dissallowed goal 24/7. And then, *some* fans (not all) are annoying with the whole “we’re #1, we’re the best in the world” talk, as if the whole world should revolve around you. Are you kiddin’ me? It’s not your sport; so don’t expect the throphy to get handed to you just like that! You gotta work for it, and Ghana wants it more and therefore, deserved to win.
Yes, I know it’s a legit complaint, but it’s not the first nor the last time it will happen. Whining really won’t get you anywhere; it’s up to FIFA to make a decision as to how to handle it.
As for flopping in extra time, well I agree, but that happens a lot, too? I don’t know how big of a fan you are of how much you watch the sport, but a lot of players do that just to waste time…you know, so that the other team doesn’t score…
But overall, in my opinion, the USA did a lot better than in the last WC. I just don’t know if this will get Americans more interested in the sport or not.
no, i don’t think they will, and from an American perspective, most of the complaints about the disallowed goal and flopping are *because* they’re a part of the game (and yes, of course i knew *why* they were flopping, it’s just ridiculous that there’s no penalty for it)
we know that FIFA doesn’t use replay, and they don’t overturn calls
we also know that people flop in soccer games
those are both reasons (not the only ones) that we don’t by and large like the game
to me it’s kind of like when you’re having a debate about whether a particular law is fair or not, you say it’s unfair and describe why, and the other person says, well that’s the law and you have to obey the law
well, no shit, the point is that the law is unfair and that you should be working to improve it, we generally feel the same way about the way sports are governed (i wish we felt that way about how *we* were governed)
Correct, but the refs call it as they see it. I agree that FIFA needs to do something about it b/c it’s not fair and it shouldn’t be allowed to happen so often. That USA goal and the one England scored yesterday were clearly in; I just don’t know what the assistant refs. were looking at??
But as for the sport itself, well, you either like it or you don’t…all of that drama unfortunately comes with it.
Slums and Krasivaya, I know it’s called football everywhere else. It was a *joke*.
And, yeah, we whined about the disallowed goal. It didn’t matter, we won the group anyway, but it could have screwed us into not advancing, and it was also a horrible call. I don’t think it’s that big a deal to talk about it. Ever since Sunday, I’ve been complaining about the disallowed goal that should have tied the England-Germany match, too. There’s no excuse for soccer… er… “football” not to have better officiating at the sport’s biggest event. The technology exists to get that England call right. There’s no reason not to have more than two referees in order to get the USA call right.
That’s my soapbox moment. We are still calling it a soapbox, right?
I don’t understand why people are saying that it didn’t matter that it was a goal – it’s not about whether it would have changed the result, it’s about the game being played on a consistent standard throughout. Why even have lines on the field then, if you’re going to rely on human judgement?
I belive Matt live in America, only Americans can act like that. Guess what? You may not live in Africa or another poor country, but you’re not to far from living in a 3rd world country compared to where I live – Norway!
Matt may have been making a joke, but it wasn’t very funny. But seeing as how it was capped 10 seconds after he posted his punchline he seems to think he’s hilarious. Comparing winning a soccer game to starvation kind of just makes you look like a douche. And as other people above me have noted, Ghana, while not as rich as dear Matt’s beloved homeland, is not the barren wasteland filled with weeping children that Save the Children ads might like us to believe. As for people getting their panties in a twist, I don’t think that’s really the case – I think it’s mostly people choosing not to laugh at a douchebag’s jokes that aren’t funny.
Sheesh, the freakin’ junior college “citizens of the world” kill all the fun in the comments section. Heaven knows that if it was a crude joke about Christianity or rednecks it’d suddenly be hilarious, right?
Seriously, you’re morons. Getting all riled up about politically incorrect jokes doesn’t qualify you as a great appreciator of multiculturalism or tolerance. It makes you like any other ignorant college kid who thinks your sociology prof at Oswego State holds the key to human relations. And note that I’m using “ignorant” correctly. It isn’t a word that aptly describes anyone who you think is racially insensitive or “homophobic.”
I’m a friken Ghanain n I think America played well but futball is a game of LUCK even though the friken REFREE was on ur (America’s) side. Germany beat Ghana 1 nil but I root 4 ‘em. Heck I hope they win the World Cup. We HAVE FOOD. Damn just becos we r a 3rd world country doesn’t mean we r all poor startlving and liv on de streets.