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#1 boopme

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:00 AM

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:18 AM

Is Coulter finally right (no pun intended) about something?

Huh? Soccer un-American? Ann Coulter thinks so

 

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Coulter argues the reason people are watching soccer now is because of Sen. Edward Kennedy's 1965 immigration law.

"I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer," she wrote. "One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time."

She also says soccer is not a "real sport." A real sport, she argues, requires individual achievement and "the prospect of either personal humiliation or major injury."

"Do they even have MVPs in soccer? Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in," she wrote.

 

I actually attended a soccer game once in Ft. Lauderdale.....bored stiff....the same with ice hockey after attending a game in Nashville.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:14 PM

Well...I suppose that you have to live in the right parts of the U.S., as I was fortunate to do :).

 

I grew up in St. Louis in the 50s-60s...and soccer was big in St. Louis and the surrounding area.  I rember that, one of those years I was in the Army, St. Louis U was NCAA champion, a local JC was the JC champ, and another local school was high in the NAIA championship.  St. Louis U. was dominant in the NCAAs during that era...before other schools embraced soccer as part of the university environment.

 

The question someone should have asked...what does Ann Coulter know about sports or teamwork or the unselfishness required to play team sports?  But that would be attacking her integrity...and I don't want to do that :).  Her opinions count in my world...on second thought, no, they don't :).

 

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:19 PM

Regardless of Ann Coulter's opinion, or indeed of any one else's, congratulations to the US soccer team for making it through to the knockout stages down in sunny Brazil !

 

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PS  Yes I know, we didn't even make it to Brazil !


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:19 PM

Too bad Ann Clueless Didn't make this observation when the US women's teams were winning golds. And the players becoming household names.

I'm sure Brandi Chastain would loved to have been called unAmerican 15 years ago. When she inspired so many young girls to take up a team sport.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:06 PM

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (enacted June 30, 1968), also known as the Hart–Celler Act, abolished the National Origins Formula that had been in place in the United States since the Emergency Quota Act. It was proposed by Representative Emanuel Celler of New York, co-sponsored by Senator Philip Hart of Michigan, and promoted by Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

 

 

The House of Representatives voted 320 to 70 in favor of the act, while the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 76 to 18. In the Senate, 52 Democrats voted yes, 14 no, and 1 abstained. Of the Republicans, 24 voted yes, 3 voted no, and 1 abstained. In the House, 202 Democrats voted yes, 60 voted no and 12 abstained, 117 Republicans voted yes, 10 voted no and 11 abstained.  (Today, that would zero...not 117)

 

The law as it stood then excluded Asians and Africans and preferred northern and western Europeans over southern and eastern ones.

 

SOURCE: Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:34 AM

Now while I also admit that the soccer game is not my sports favorite... I have played it in school at it is quite a demanding game. I do enjoy this world cup.. I do enjoy the USA competing in it. It is sort of like the Olympics in a way.. A 4 year competition.

The USA team is underdogged at home and abroad. I did not intend to bring up a political debate and I cannot see a sport being un American.
I am glad to see the team advance and now face the Elites of the world league. I think they played quite well and have ashot at the Belgium team as we do have a good mid field game.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

There was an article in my local mullet wrapper this morning about the 'biter' on the Uruguay team.

The penalty seems rather harsh for such a small nip. Seems to me they could of just confirmed

his rabies shots were up to date and just put a muzzle on him.


Edited by buddy215, 27 June 2014 - 11:32 AM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Would be a good day for another win... !!!!!!!!!
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

Tough luck on going out to Belgium.

 

My wife, who watched the whole game, said it was a cracking game of football. I got most of the second half on the radio and it was certainly end to end stuff.

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

Thanks Chris.. We were beaten by a better team.. I feel a bit bad that we were missing one and they did not start the other.. Our Goalie was outstanding though and overall I feel we at least competed well.
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