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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Wrong name
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 4:05:10 PM
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@Wnderer: In the US we have the World Series, where anyone from anywhere in the world can play for any team...

So long as those teams are from the USA (and Canada?) -- but not from anywhere else in the world LOL

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Re: Wrong name
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 4:03:59 PM
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@Wnderer: They should call it the Nationalistic Tribal Stupidity Cup...

It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue ... back to the drawing board...

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Re: A small correction
Bert22306   6/17/2014 3:57:50 PM
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" De gustibus non disPutandum est". Romans were wise enough to know that this is the beginning and the end of the discussion....

Mea culpa. I would pretend it was a typo, but unfortunately the C and the P are too far apart on the keyboard. (However I did wonder a few hours after posting that, if I had it right.)

Excusatio non petita accusatio manifesta.

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Wrong name
Wnderer   6/17/2014 1:50:03 PM
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In the US we have the World Series, where anyone from anywhere in the world can play for any team. In this so called 'World' Cup, some of the best players in the world have been excluded because they have the wrong nationality. Face it a kid from Bora Bora or some other tiny nation has a better shot of someday pitching for the New York Yankees than playing in the World Cup. They should call it the Nationalistic Tribal Stupidity Cup, because that is what it is all about. Whipping up the same emotions that have people shooting at each other all over the world. Get nationalism out of sports, art and science.

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Re: Forgive him folks
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 1:37:28 PM
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@Patrick: Alas, he's more to be pitied than scorned...

Hang on -- that's what you used to say about me!

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Re: A supernatural knowledge ?
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 12:47:53 PM
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@boblespam: ...you know who will win the Cup, please tell us...

Well, I'm betting on England (ROFLOL)

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Forgive him folks
patrick.mannion   6/17/2014 12:20:31 PM
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Poor Benjamin. Alas, he's more to be pitied than scorned.:( Maybe half the world is crazy and even wrong, but we sure are having fun!:)

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A small correction
Lucianobello   6/17/2014 12:16:52 PM
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" De gustibus non disPutandum est". Romans were wise enough to know that this is the beginning and the end of the discussion....

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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 12:08:30 PM
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@Rishiyur: I retreat with my flame-retardent suit...

Where did you buy it (and do they do XL sizes)? LOL

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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 12:07:34 PM
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@Rishiyur: ...I will no doubt be characterized as "another American who does not understand football", even though I am not...

You are not what? Another American, someone who does not understand football, or both? LOL

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