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Old May 22nd 2002, 3:20 pm
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Just wondering if anyone had any info on if the World Cup is going to be televised in
the US and what network will they be on. Thanks
 
Old May 22nd 2002, 4:04 pm
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It looks like all the games will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. With any luck, we'll see some play in between the commercials. Don't know if the commentary will be up to much though - best to keep expectations low.
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Old May 22nd 2002, 4:20 pm
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ABC and ESPN.

http://espn.go.com/soccer/wctvschedule.html

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Old May 22nd 2002, 4:43 pm
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What's the World Cup? Is that the sail boat racing?

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Old May 22nd 2002, 6:20 pm
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    > It looks like all the games will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. With any luck,
    > we'll see some play in between the commercials. Don't know if the commentary will
    > be up to much though - best to keep expectations low.

Previously, and I have no reason to suspect they'll do otherwise, they do not
interrupt coverage for commercials. Instead companies sponsor ten minute (or so)
blocks and have their logo up in the corner of the screen. It's not even very
obstrusive. They've also imported foreign commentators before - sometimes for very
good reasons though!

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Old May 22nd 2002, 6:20 pm
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    > What's the World Cup? Is that the sail boat racing?

Ha, ha, ha. No, it's the world dog eating championships

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Old May 22nd 2002, 7:20 pm
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The USA finally has a team which will spank the rest of the world in soccer, just
like we do in every other sport.

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Old May 22nd 2002, 7:20 pm
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"Albino Shaq" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The USA finally has a team which will spank the rest of the world in
soccer,
    > just like we do in every other sport.

I think you're forgetting that the soccer "world" cup has a different (accurate)
definition of "world" than other sports the US excels in

Actually, they've got a better chance than England this time around ... as a new
permanent resident, though, I can show my loyalty to my adopted country by support
their soccer team - until they play England anyway!

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Old May 22nd 2002, 7:20 pm
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'Soccer'? What's 'soccer'? I've heard of FOOTBALL... Dave.
 
Old May 22nd 2002, 7:35 pm
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OMG !!!

The wide world of sports is getting kinky. Spanking in soccer???? Bare bottomed I hope ;-)))


Dog eating competition? But thought you said world cup. Thought dog eating was limited to certain countries were man's best friend is considered a delicacy?

Who knows a little about soccer 'cause her niece plays for St. John's University on a full soccer scholarship.

Football is where big men who in normal clothes would be considered obese but are thought to be underweight when wearing uniforms tight enough to show the family jewels.

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Old May 22nd 2002, 9:20 pm
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What? Did you watch them Sunday play against the Netherlands....they LOST....and
Netherlands did not make it to the World Cup.

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    > "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and they are
    > safe." Proverbs 18:10

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    > > Just wondering if anyone had any info on if the World Cup is going to be
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Old May 22nd 2002, 9:20 pm
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Totally agree Dave.......look it is football and thats it......thats why the
"American" is placed in front of football to indicate a totally different game. I
will always call it football, living in America or not. As to the USA's chances in
the world cup.......eh..sorry but I can't see it. In saying that I would like to see
them do well, as it will be good for my fiance's little boy who is fast becoming a
football genius, and as my team never even qualified...but then we didnt have to
face Guatemala, Barbados and Trinidad along the way???? Not the hardest qualifying
round is it.

Anyway, hopefully I arrive the night before France open against Senegal...much to the
joy of my fiance who hasn't seen me in 7 months only to lose me for a month to the
world cup........ESPN....I do HAHAHAHAHA

Good luck to all nations involved....and America......I love you really.....now
Scotland......do it for 2006 G

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Old May 22nd 2002, 10:20 pm
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Sorry friends, there is still nothing like "smash-mouth" tackle football, although I
do admire the conditioning of soccer athletes. I give you a quote from that great
international ambassador of goodwill, Charles Barkley, when asked by a Nigerian
Olympian if he would give him his basketball shoes. -- "Heck no. Your job is to get
your butt kicked and go back to your third world country!!"

Bonus Quote: Texas representative Dick Armey speaking with Egyptian Prime Minister
Hazni Mubarak: "I don't speak Arabic but I use your numerals all the time."

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    > OMG !!!
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    > The wide world of sports is getting kinky. Spanking in soccer???? Bare bottomed I
    > hope ))
    >
    >
    > Dog eating competition? But thought you said world cup. Thought dog eating was
    > limited to certain countries were man's best friend is considered a delicacy?
    >
    > Who knows a little about soccer 'cause her niece plays for St. John's University on
    > a full soccer scholarship.
    >
    > Football is where big men who in normal clothes would be considered obese but
    > are thought to be underweight when wearing uniforms tight enough to show the
    > family jewels.
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Old May 23rd 2002, 1:20 pm
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"Rete" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Dog eating competition? But thought you said world cup. Thought dog eating was
    > limited to certain countries were man's best friend is considered a delicacy?

One of the countries hosting the competition this year is South Korea. There's been a
big brouhaha because the government's been trying to persuade restaurants to take dog
off the menu during the championships!

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Old May 23rd 2002, 1:25 pm
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Well that explains it then. That is what might have been on the menu if the South Koreans win ;-)))

But keep them away from the dog sledding competition in Alaska. A little rough on cats if they have to pull those sleds. And all that hissing and clawing is bound to distract from the true purpose of the race.

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