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#2020596 Goal Celebration

Posted by SweWings on 29 July 2010 - 08:48 PM

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/06/the-origin-of-the-word-soccer/

should I make some snide remark about how wrong you were or should I just leave it be?

Instead of using some random link to prove your point, how about just admitting you were wrong?

Oh and if you want to use links - how about this one?


#2020370 Goal Celebration

Posted by Guest on 29 July 2010 - 11:24 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEogJacjLTE&feature=related

Just imagine Holmstrom is having another goal reviewed off of his butt.


haha nice...don't forget the high sticks either on the point shots

I'd love for you to tell me how wrong I am since that link says almost exactly what I said - the full name of the sport is Association Football, and in the 19th century upper class toffs who prefered Rugby started calling it "soccer".

And who +1'd you? Did they even read the link and compare? :doh:


"...in the early days of the sport among the upper echelons of British society, the proper term for the sport was “Soccer”. Not only that, but the sport being referred to as “Soccer” preceded the first recorded instance of it being called by the singular word “Football” by about 18 years. This happening when it became more popular with the middle and lower class. When that happened, the term “Football” gradually began dominating over “Soccer” and the then official name “Association Football”."

thus proving my original point...

To answer your second question, I am assume somebody +1'd me because they found my post entertaining. They didn't get their panties in a bunch because of something said (partly as a joke) on a message board


#2020307 Goal Celebration

Posted by Nev on 29 July 2010 - 12:56 AM

That would be reason 2589714301293572314123094123894723512893057 I hate SOCCER (notice I put soccer in caps lock because people for some reason say futbol and go out of their way to correct North Americans when they say soccer, even though the game was originally called soccer, but was given the nickname "futbol" by lower class citizens in England)


Mate, get your facts right before you go on an ignorant rant.

The full name of the sport is Association Football. In the 19th century the sport became extremely popular amongst the working class. The upper class preferred to play Rugby Football (aka Rugby Union). They referred to Association Football as "Soccer" as an insult, sneering and looking down their noses as they did so. That's why brits especially get their noses so put out of joint when people start calling it Soccer.

That snobbery still exists today at certain schools, some of which only have a Rugby XV and no football team, or you're not allowed to play for the football team unless you are in the Rugby team.

Toby - you were nearly right.


#2020085 Goal Celebration

Posted by Lord Stanely on 28 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

WHAT THE HELL??

I think at the 1:30 mark, 2 guys run in, separately, and jiggle a player's "business".

And people think Hudler's "cluck" is weird. He's got nothing on that.



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#2020002 Goal Celebration

Posted by Guest on 28 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

That would be reason 2589714301293572314123094123894723512893057 I hate SOCCER (notice I put soccer in caps lock because people for some reason say futbol and go out of their way to correct North Americans when they say soccer, even though the game was originally called soccer, but was given the nickname "futbol" by lower class citizens in England)


#2019970 Goal Celebration

Posted by Guest on 28 July 2010 - 07:31 AM




#2020986 If I had a million dollars...

Posted by Bannedforlife on 31 July 2010 - 03:59 AM

I'd buy the Pittsburgh Penguins and make Sidney Crosby wear a dress as his uniform. Nobody else, just you Sidney. You don't like it? Screw. Go play in the KHL.

And that's just the beginning. After that, I'd go out and buy all the pants in the world, every single pair of pants, and just burn them. f*** everybody, no more pants. Start over with making pants, they're all gone.

Then, if I had any money leftover, I would open a chain of pet food stores all over the country and it would be called s***asspetf***ers, that would be the name of it. It would be like Walmart, with a huge yellow sign, "s***asspetf***ers". People working in there would be rude to you, you walk in and they're like "Get the f*** outta here, ya idiot". They won't even let you come in. And if you get past that, dog food costs a million dollars for one can. That's the price, f*** you, you don't like it? Get the f*** outta here, it's s***asspetf***ers. And also, if you come in, we'll f*** your pet. That's the rule. You don't even have to bring it, we'll find it and f*** it. That's the way its gonna be. Nobody will ever spend a dime at s***asspetf***ers, but I will keep it open for years and decades, and we'll never close. Keep expanding like we're doing great. Open a new one every day next to another one. We'll surround every Starbucks with five s***asspetf***ers all facing each other. And you know why I'd do it? Just to enjoy people going, "What the f***? Why doesn't it close? Jesus! That place sucks man! That is the worst pet store. I'm not paying a million dollars for a can of dog food! That's clearly overpriced. And they f*** your pet? That's not appropriate to f*** people's pets, come on! But they've been open for fifty years now. Damn those s***asspetf***er people!"


#2020769 Most hated team in NHL.

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 30 July 2010 - 12:03 PM

I keep reading in the comments that Pens fans believe they're hated because they're good. Its like, "No, your team is hated because they're full of whiny, arrogant, obnoxious d-bags." The Lemieux-Jagr-Francis teams were not hated and they were good.

As for the Wings being hated, its jealousy. The Wings built another Stanley Cup contender through the draft while at the same time won Stanley Cups. Meanwhile, teams like Toronto and NYI have had high draft picks for years and still suck.

The blog post should have been "Which teams to you really hate?" not "Which teams are you tired of losing to?"


#2020793 Free Agency Thread

Posted by HankthaTank on 30 July 2010 - 12:56 PM

Ian White and the Flames avoid arbitration, sign one-year $2,999,995 contract. I don't know why they shorted him a five-spot.

Left it for Lebda...


#2020409 KHL President offers Kovalchuk 17-year deal, choice of team

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 29 July 2010 - 01:01 PM

It is sort of a cheap shot. The KHL will take any attention it can get though.


What is a KHL? Can i get it in strawberry flavour?


#2020622 Wings offer Aaron Downey Tryout?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

Williams was a potential 20-goal scorer. He had done it more than once before. He was also somewhat of an emergency signing, as the time spent waiting for Hudler had seen a big thinning in the UFA pool.

In other news, I don't remember the last time you had a good idea. Further, you're one always predicting doom and gloom.


Way to stay on topic there ace. At least you're not biased against me or anything.

:thumbup:

Didn't realize I was supposed to make great ideas. I thought that's what all those idiots in Washington were for.


#2020460 Pick Your Favorite Wings' Title

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 29 July 2010 - 03:23 PM

2008 for me. At the time, I didn't think it would mean the most, but my dad was in the hospital for much of the summer of '08. No matter how dull the stay, or how painful or annoying the tests, he's always raise his spirits by saying, "oh, well. At least we won the Cup." It got him through. He died in February of '09, so he went out on top.


your dad was :thumbup:


#2020160 Wings offer Aaron Downey Tryout?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

I'll take him over Modano six days a week and three times on Sunday. Even if it's a two-way deal for the minimum, he's still worth twice Modano. :)


What? How is the guy potentially going to be our third line center even remotely close to Downey signing for a frickin tryout? While I have no problem with Downey, it's absurd to believe he would contribute more to the Red Wings success next season than Mike Modano would. That also means Downey would have to make the team and jump an abundance of far better forwards to even crack the line-up.


#2020211 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 28 July 2010 - 07:17 PM

Just false information that's all, he never got a camp invite nor a contract.

June 26, Detroit Free Press: Reports out of Russia that defenseman Evgeny Ryasensky is headed to Detroit were smoke. "Nothing going on," Nill said. "His agent called to inquire about interest, and that is all of the discussions."




#2019493 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 26 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

Fair enough.

His agent has now confirmed it.

http://twitter.com/dchesnokov