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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

    "Benet" wrote:
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    I hardly think it's fair to say "soccer is all they have" about Brazil. That might be the typically myopic America-centric view people in the USA seem to have, but that's just silly silly silly in reality.

    What else does Brazil have?

    Hot women. Lots and lots of hot women with a more progressive moral code, if you follow my drift.

    And Carnivale! Now that's a party!

    And beach volleyball! Which is basically hot Brazilian women in tiny swimsuits playing volleyball in the sand while Carnivale is playing out in the stands.

    Soccer is all they have??

    I think NOT!

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    With all respect mate, I'd hardly say Brazil is a 24 hour Carnivale with hot women roaming the streets looking for easy sex and beach dates, which is the image you paint. It's a country with huge problems with gangs, violent crime, crippling poverty and woeful literacy rates. The point in V-Unit's post, and what I tried to expand upon, is the fact that the World Cup is a unifying force the countries involved. Nations come together to watch their representatives in one of the biggest sporting spectacles in the world, and the spotlight shines on all the nations involved regardless of size, population, culture, colour, creed, religion etc etc.
    yeah but the first image is a much better one


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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

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    yeah but the first image is a much better one
    Very true.. And it's certainly the only image I saw when I was in New York and the Brazilian Carnivale was going on in Mid-town Manhattan, and it's that positive side you see when Brazil plays in the World Cup.

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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

    "Benet" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    I hardly think it's fair to say "soccer is all they have" about Brazil. That might be the typically myopic America-centric view people in the USA seem to have, but that's just silly silly silly in reality.

    What else does Brazil have?

    Hot women. Lots and lots of hot women with a more progressive moral code, if you follow my drift.

    And Carnivale! Now that's a party!

    And beach volleyball! Which is basically hot Brazilian women in tiny swimsuits playing volleyball in the sand while Carnivale is playing out in the stands.

    Soccer is all they have??

    I think NOT!

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    With all respect mate, I'd hardly say Brazil is a 24 hour Carnivale with hot women roaming the streets looking for easy sex and beach dates, which is the image you paint. It's a country with huge problems with gangs, violent crime, crippling poverty and woeful literacy rates. The point in V-Unit's post, and what I tried to expand upon, is the fact that the World Cup is a unifying force the countries involved. Nations come together to watch their representatives in one of the biggest sporting spectacles in the world, and the spotlight shines on all the nations involved regardless of size, population, culture, colour, creed, religion etc etc.
    Well, duh. Don't assume all of us Americanos are uneducated twats (hey - I used British slang!)

    I was trying to make a humerous counter-point to what I thought was a bit of a silly post by V-Unit (although his heart was in the right place). I understand the hold that futbol has everywhere else but here and appreciate what the World Cup means to those countries (like Togo, T&T - hell even Australia!) who take the game a bit more seriously than we do in the USA.

    Although, to be honest, I bet the Australians would rather win the Rugby World Cup than the Football one....

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    i absolutly hate soccer i just dont see how anybody can cheer for a game where they just kick the ball around and it slow as hell too. IMO Just how i think about soccer sorry if i offended
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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

    "Benet" wrote:
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    yeah but the first image is a much better one
    Very true.. And it's certainly the only image I saw when I was in New York and the Brazilian Carnivale was going on in Mid-town Manhattan, and it's that positive side you see when Brazil plays in the World Cup.
    Manhattan...ahhhh! Lived there for 5 years and dated a Brazilian dancer for a bit. Salsarrrrrific!

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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

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    i absolutly hate soccer i just dont see how anybody can cheer for a game where they just kick the ball around and it slow as hell too. IMO Just how i think about soccer sorry if i offended
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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

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    Well, duh. Don't assume all of us Americanos are uneducated twats (hey - I used British slang!)

    I was trying to make a humerous counter-point to what I thought was a bit of a silly post by V-Unit (although his heart was in the right place). I understand the hold that futbol has everywhere else but here and appreciate what the World Cup means to those countries (like Togo, T&T - hell even Australia!) who take the game a bit more seriously than we do in the USA.

    Although, to be honest, I bet the Australians would rather win the Rugby World Cup than the Football one....

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    No worries mate, it's one of the inherent failures of messageboards that dry humour and sarcasm rarely make the translation to text!

    And you dated a Brazilian salsa dancer huh? You sir have my respect! :razz:

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    i absolutly hate soccer i just dont see how anybody can cheer for a game where they just kick the ball around and it slow as hell too. IMO Just how i think about soccer sorry if i offended
    :roll:
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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

    "Benet" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    Well, duh. Don't assume all of us Americanos are uneducated twats (hey - I used British slang!)

    I was trying to make a humerous counter-point to what I thought was a bit of a silly post by V-Unit (although his heart was in the right place). I understand the hold that futbol has everywhere else but here and appreciate what the World Cup means to those countries (like Togo, T&T - hell even Australia!) who take the game a bit more seriously than we do in the USA.

    Although, to be honest, I bet the Australians would rather win the Rugby World Cup than the Football one....

    =Z=
    No worries mate, it's one of the inherent failures of messageboards that dry humour and sarcasm rarely make the translation to text!

    And you dated a Brazilian salsa dancer huh? You sir have my respect! :razz:
    Well...she was a dancer....I didn't say what kind!

    Ahhhhhhh....to be 23 and have a lot of disposable income again!

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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4633688.stm
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    How many of us Americans knew there was Civil War in the Ivory Coast in the first place?
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    Re: Just like home (Herrera and World Cup)

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    Any event that convinces a country to stop civil war is worth watching.

    How many of us Americans knew there was Civil War in the Ivory Coast in the first place?
    I did....but I didn't realize that they had declared a ceasefire! Pretty cool !!! :grin:
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