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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Why?
Don't they teach about it in High School?
post #146 of 192
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You'd also be amazed at the number of Americans that can't name one soccer team. Not one. 

 

Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands... :-D

post #147 of 192
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You'd also be amazed at the number of Americans that can't name one soccer team. Not one. 
I blame Jack Kemp.
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US men's national team. Boom.

 

 

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Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands... :-D

:dance:

 

or smarty pants. Allow me to rephrase. 

 

You'd be surprise how many Americans don't know there are professional soccer teams out there that are not national. 

post #149 of 192
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You'd also be amazed at the number of Americans that can't name one soccer team. Not one. 

 

Off the top of my head

 

Man U, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Everton, Bayern Munich, Intermilan, LA Galaxy, NY Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, DC United, Tottenham Spurs, Athletico Madrid, PSG - Paris Saint Germain, ....

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Off the top of my head

 

Man U, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Everton, Bayern Munich, Intermilan, LA Galaxy, NY Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, DC United, Tottenham Spurs, Athletico Madrid, PSG - Paris Saint Germain, ....

You are a rarity, I could only name four. I guarantee none of my closest family and friends can name one. 

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Off the top of my head

Man U, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Everton, Bayern Munich, Intermilan, LA Galaxy, NY Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, DC United, Tottenham Spurs, Athletico Madrid, PSG - Paris Saint Germain, ....
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post #152 of 192
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Off the top of my head

 

Man U, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Everton, Bayern Munich, Intermilan, LA Galaxy, NY Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, DC United, Tottenham Spurs, Athletico Madrid, PSG - Paris Saint Germain, ....

Millwall too.

Hell, I watched Green Street Hooligans at least 20 times...

(FYI: Search YouTube for it. The entire movie is on it and it's well worth it. I think the movie was pretty badass.)

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Millwall too.


Hell, I watched Green Street Hooligans at least 20 times...
You're an American who likes Millwall?!!!
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You're an American who likes Millwall?!!!

No, I was just adding to the list of names lol. They're the main focus in Green Street Hooligans as West Ham's firm's largest rival. Green Street Elite is West Ham's firm (GSE).

post #155 of 192
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Be concerned.

 

If you want, ask random people off the street and you'll realize that not only will they look at you strangely...but frankly they won't care in the least. Ireland is just Ireland to the average American. A place that's green and has a ton of pubs. 

 

That's been my experience too Crim. The level of ignorance is staggering.

 

It's one of the reasons why a band like U2 (middle class from Dublin's suburbs) singing about the troubles in the north (a place they had no exposure to in their formative years) was lapped up by Americans. Those songs were written for the American market in the knowledge that no one was going to turn round and say what's any of this got to do with Dublin? If you want to get a clearer picture then there are plenty of Belfast bands from the same period who are less celebrated. Try looking up the lyrics for 'Each Dollar a Bullet' by Stiff Little Fingers. It's a much nearer testimony - and yes I know that's completely off topic 

 

I should also say I've been to Dublin a few times and had the grusesome pleasure of watching so called "American, Irish" (the Irish call them Americans incidentally) professing their undying love and kindered spiritual bonding for the emerald isle. Once the locals have taken their money off them, and they've turned their backs, you should see the looks they get and what they say about them - it ain't good

 

Anyway, Rory will be smart enough to play the green card as and when he needs to, but he also knows he runs a real danger of overdoing it and it comes with potential consequences if he isn't careful. Even the untouchable George Best had to back off, albeit things were much more lively in the early 70's

post #156 of 192
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

:dance:

 

or smarty pants. Allow me to rephrase. 

 

You'd be surprise how many Americans don't know there are professional soccer teams out there that are not national. 

I can't name a single American soccer team.  What's that prove?  That I don't care about soccer... whoopy.

 

As for Rory, I'm surprised at the number of posts saying that not being American somehow counts against him with American golf fans.  The world is a mighty small place in 2014 and as it's "only" golf I would have expected that ability and character matter more than where a person was born.

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No, I was just adding to the list of names lol. They're the main focus in Green Street Hooligans as West Ham's firm's largest rival. Green Street Elite is West Ham's firm (GSE).
I was going to say, I don't even think people in London like Millwall.
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I was going to say, I don't even think people in London like Millwall.

 

They don't

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I can't name a single American soccer team.  What's that prove?  That I don't care about soccer... whoopy.

 

It seems you came in at the middle of the discussion.

 

Whoopy indeed.

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As for Rory, I'm surprised at the number of posts saying that not being American somehow counts against him with American golf fans.  The world is a mighty small place in 2014 and as it's "only" golf I would have expected that ability and character matter more than where a person was born.

I think you underestimate the "USA USA USA!!!" in the casual golfing American. 

 

Anyone else watch the 2012 Ryder Cup last night? I seemed to have forgotten how hilariously rude the American fans were. 

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The only problem here is that he hopped on the Man U bandwagon. b2_tongue.gif
You would be AMAZED about the number of Americans would Manchester ties. Huge Man U fan bro!

You'd also be amazed at the number of Americans that can't name one soccer team. Not one. 

 

Who cares?  We're supposed to be talking golf here.  :doh: 

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Millwall too.


Hell, I watched Green Street Hooligans at least 20 times...


(FYI: Search YouTube for it. The entire movie is on it and it's well worth it. I think the movie was pretty badass.)

Ever see The Damned United?. Great football movie even if you don't like football.
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