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RhymesayersDU
05-28-2011, 12:40 PM
Who's watching this UEFA Championship? I know Llama is. Anybody else?

I'm not huge into soccer, but a buddy of mine is so we're doing some day drinking and taking in some soccer. In 30 minutes we're getting the DU lacrosse game on another TV.

Soccer and Lacrosse? Yep, I've entered the twilight zone.

Anyways, Barcalona is really good. Man U is lucky to have tied it up. Barcalona held the ball seemingly the entire first half.

maven
05-28-2011, 12:44 PM
Better late than never I suppose.

maven
05-28-2011, 12:48 PM
I've had Barca taking this for months now. No reason to change my opinion.

maven
05-28-2011, 12:55 PM
****! hahahaha

maven
05-28-2011, 01:12 PM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01298/david-villa_ap_1298694c.jpg

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epicSocialism4tw
05-28-2011, 02:11 PM
Maven pulls for Barca?

Now thats a surprise!

atomicbloke
05-28-2011, 03:20 PM
Hate Barcelona, but hate Manchester United even more.

But yeah, it was a good game, and Man U were completely outclassed.

Now on to the Copa Libertadores, which is 1000% better than the Champions League.

Rooting for CA Penarol this year.

The Joker
05-28-2011, 11:37 PM
This Barca side are the best team I've ever seen.

Xavi, Iniesta and Messi will go down as three of the best players of all time, with Messi possibly being the greatest to ever play, and here they are all in the same team.

Amazing to watch, was an absolute masterclass last night.

ZONA
05-29-2011, 12:33 AM
Well, I might as well start the funny gay soccer pics. You know it's going to happen so I might as well get things rolling.

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epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 02:31 AM
This Barca side are the best team I've ever seen.

Xavi, Iniesta and Messi will go down as three of the best players of all time, with Messi possibly being the greatest to ever play, and here they are all in the same team.

Amazing to watch, was an absolute masterclass last night.

Xavi is alot of fun to watch.

Requiem
05-29-2011, 02:42 AM
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rmsanger
05-29-2011, 06:44 AM
Wasn't even close... Love how the soccer guys always talk about being outclassed or a 3-1 game turning into a "thrashing". I actually enjoyed the world cup but this game was like an NCCA team vs a NFL team. ManU didn't belong on the same field there.

The only problem I have with the sport is that there are too many different tournaments/leagues/championships. They need a way to form an equivalent to the Superbowl.

The Joker
05-29-2011, 07:00 AM
Wasn't even close... Love how the soccer guys always talk about being outclassed or a 3-1 game turning into a "thrashing". I actually enjoyed the world cup but this game was like an NCCA team vs a NFL team. ManU didn't belong on the same field there.

The only problem I have with the sport is that there are too many different tournaments/leagues/championships. They need a way to form an equivalent to the Superbowl.

The Champions League pretty much is the Superbowl though. In club football the only leagues of any merit are located in South America and Europe, and to be quite honest if the players in South America are good enough they'll go to play in Europe at quite a young age.

The Champions League incorporates the top clubs from all over Europe, and whoever wins it can justifiably call themselves the best team in the world.

RhymesayersDU
05-29-2011, 08:27 AM
The only problem I have with the sport is that there are too many different tournaments/leagues/championships. They need a way to form an equivalent to the Superbowl.

Totally understand this, I had to have my buddy explain to me all the country leagues, the champion leagues, the country teams for the world cup, etc.

epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 01:06 PM
Wasn't even close... Love how the soccer guys always talk about being outclassed or a 3-1 game turning into a "thrashing". I actually enjoyed the world cup but this game was like an NCCA team vs a NFL team. ManU didn't belong on the same field there.

The only problem I have with the sport is that there are too many different tournaments/leagues/championships. They need a way to form an equivalent to the Superbowl.

Imagine that every major country (and many minor ones) in the world had their own NFL's. Imagine that the best players from those leagues end up for the most part playing in European NFL's. Now imagine that each of those NFL's has their own superbowl and their own superbowl champion. Now you take all of those superbowl champions and you put them in a league.

The Champions League winner is the "superbowl winner of superbowl winners". There's not a higher competition on the planet for club sports.

atomicbloke
05-29-2011, 01:16 PM
Imagine that every major country (and many minor ones) in the world had their own NFL's. Imagine that the best players from those leagues end up for the most part playing in European NFL's. Now imagine that each of those NFL's has their own superbowl and their own superbowl champion. Now you take all of those superbowl champions and you put them in a league.

The Champions League winner is the "superbowl winner of superbowl winners". There's not a higher competition on the planet for club sports.

The Club World Cup, formerly known as the Intercontinental Cup.

CONMEBOL clubs have held their own against the UEFA clubs.

Sorry, Europe might have the big money, but real soccer is played in South America.

epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 01:46 PM
The Club World Cup, formerly known as the Intercontinental Cup.

CONMEBOL clubs have held their own against the UEFA clubs.

Sorry, Europe might have the big money, but real soccer is played in South America.

Europe has the money and the best players from South America.

The Club World Cup is not of much interest to Euro clubs.

gyldenlove
05-29-2011, 01:51 PM
The Club World Cup, formerly known as the Intercontinental Cup.

CONMEBOL clubs have held their own against the UEFA clubs.

Sorry, Europe might have the big money, but real soccer is played in South America.

The money in the world club cup are pittyful, that is why so many European teams show up there with youth squads, no reason to risk an early season injury or ruining your preparations for the real season for chump change.

atomicbloke
05-29-2011, 02:17 PM
The money in the world club cup are pittyful, that is why so many European teams show up there with youth squads, no reason to risk an early season injury or ruining your preparations for the real season for chump change.

Earnings from prize money of any competition are chump change in comparison to earnings from television revenue, gate receipts and merchandising. Television revenue from the Club World Cup final tops the revenue from an average Champions League game.

Inter Milan, Barcelona, Manchester United, AC Milan, Porto, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich took full squads to the Club World Cup for the last decade, and played their starting 11 in the final.

It is played during December, when the European leagues are on mid-season break, and even then the UEFA team rested starters to keep them fresh for the Club World Cup.

Expect Barcelona to do the same during mid-December La Liga games in 2011.