Social Get In Line - A Social Countdown to Episode VII... v. 2.0

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth Tunes, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of the EUC, SWC and Spinoffs

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    Big (American) football fan too. Basketball, meh. I can take it or leave it.

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  2. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    Yes, baseball is the superior sport.

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  3. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    I honestly never enjoyed or watched soccer until the first game of the World Cup last Thursday. Now I'm slightly addicted.
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  4. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    I don't watch any sports, least of all Nascar, but I was dragged along to a few races as a child, and at least with that there's a distinct possibility you could see a fiery explosion and maybe even death.
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  5. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh] I'm the typical american myself. Unless thier a lot of excitement. Like scoring,homeruns,baskets scored,or like you said the case of explosions. I tend to lose interest very fast.

    Any ways night all. It was a blast today had fun debating,ruffling some feathers,and just being myself. :)
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  6. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Someone want to explain the appeal of American football to me? I don't get it. I watch it sure but NASCAR, NHL, NBA etc are all better.
  7. Artoo-Dion Force Ghost

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    I've always said that I'd watch football if the rules were as follows:

    One ball, two teams. Teams attempt to place the ball in the other team's goal through any means necessary, including the use of clubs, maces and muskets. Automatic firearms are banned, however.

    That's a sport I could get behind.
  8. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Baseball now, baseball forever!
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  9. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    Love your avatar. Always nice to meet a fellow Dodger fan.
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  10. EHT New Films Manager

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    I'm American, and I really like watching soccer. If you've had a chance to see top level players playing live instead of on TV, it could help get you interested.
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  11. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I much prefer the Euro brand than the US MLS version, but I am grateful we have the Union while I live in Philly.
  12. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    I did try watching a game live once. Of course it wasn't a World Cup game,but a kid's soccer game. [face_laugh] I think my big hang up is they kick the ball back and forward for like 3 hours basicly doing nothing and end up with scores of 0-0. Were the fun in that?
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  13. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Again I found this thread on page 2... page 2! :eek:
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  14. EHT New Films Manager

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    No kidding. That's just not right.
  15. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    It's all that damn foosball. We need to worry more about evil killer doors going after our actors than whether or not one group of men can kick a little ball past another group of men. :p
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  16. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I played foosball once... hated it.

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  17. CairnsTony Force Ghost

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    There are compelling reasons why it's the number one sport on four continents and rapidly growing elsewhere...

    Football is so big that you see entire football 'cultures' in different countries; the way they play the game; formations, tactics and so on. I've followed English football since the mid 70s and have seen it evolve beyond all recognition over that time. The English Premiership is my Domestic league of choice; always has been, though I do keep half an eye on the German Bundesliga and of course the Aussie A League. At least the English League can claim to be the oldest, largest and richest professional league in the world, and draws many of the world's best players. Quite a contrast to watching kids playing footie down the local park.;)

    Here in Australia, as in the US, other sports dominate (Rugby League; Aussie Rules Football; Cricket), but Football is a close fourth and I'd say is set to leapfrog the others in the longer term, although the quality of the A League will have to significantly improve before that happens methinks. At least there is good coverage of the sport here already and I can catch up on the English Premiership and International matches pretty easily.
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  18. Immortiss Chosen One

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    Have you not seen how some of these football (soccer) matches end?....multiple deaths....and the dead are usually spectators or officials. Talk about Thunderdome.
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  19. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    football is the worlds game because it's so accessible. all that's needed is a ball. low scoring games are a norm, but that can often add to the excitement. i've watched other higher scoring sports where one team is so far in front, the game is over as a contest mid way through. anyone see brazil v mexico yesterday? that was a nil, nil, but it was a nail biter right up to the last minute (IMHO).
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  20. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    Amen. That was quite the match.
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  21. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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  22. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    "And we shall have peace."
  23. Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of the EUC, SWC and Spinoffs

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    No...there is another. [face_devil]

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  24. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    Man some times my computer can be a really pain. Spent like the last few hours trying to find out what was wrong with my mirc connection. [face_laugh]
  25. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    We're really reaching banana-town with all of these rumors the past few days. Desperately in need of something official to stop the madness. Seems like a bunch of fanfics are just leaking online as "rumors" at this point.
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