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Ya, I’ll be watching France v Argentina at home in the morning, walk down the street to the beach for a few hours and watch the first half of Uruguay v Portugal on my Phone (from the beach). Walk home at half-time, watch the second half at the house. Then a shower, disco nap, and we go out Saturday night..... rinse and repeat Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Celebrate our independance Wednesday; get stuff done around the house Thursday, then back to the original plan for the quarter-finals on Friday & Saturday. The wife is onboard too (I out kicked my coverage in the marriage department).

Happy Birthday America.
 
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Ya, I’ll be watching France v Argentina at home in the morning, walk down the street to the beach for a few hours and watch the first half of Uruguay v Portugal on my Phone (from the beach). Walk home at half-time, watch the second half at the house. Then a shower, disco nap, and we go out Saturday night..... rinse and repeat Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Celebrate our independance Wednesday; get stuff done around the house Thursday, then back to the original plan for the quarter-finals on Friday & Saturday. The wife is onboard too (I out kicked my coverage in the marriage department).

Happy Birthday America.
Very envious. Mostly because I don't get service on our beach so I can't watch the games while we're there this weekend! :D

My little ones make it harder to have that time too!!

Happy knockout round!
 
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The most impressive thing about that Cavani goal was the switch to Suarez and the subsequent run to set himself up. That switch was on a rope.
You're referring to his second goal? It was sick. You know a player has scored a ridiculous goal when the color guy just goes, "whoa" and is then silent. That's basically what Stu Holden did after that shot. It was ridiculously good.
 

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You're referring to his second goal? It was sick. You know a player has scored a ridiculous goal when the color guy just goes, "whoa" and is then silent. That's basically what Stu Holden did after that shot. It was ridiculously good.
That post was for the first goal.
 

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You're referring to his second goal? It was sick. You know a player has scored a ridiculous goal when the color guy just goes, "whoa" and is then silent. That's basically what Stu Holden did after that shot. It was ridiculously good.
I actually didn’t see the second goal. I have a toddler.
 

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Yeah, he stinks. But they pretty much all stink. The only one I give a pass to is JP but that's more due to his long tradition of existence. Maybe try Telemundo?
JP for me is by far the worst. Can't stand him.

I like Derek Rae, unfortunately, he's stuck with Ali Wagner. (I liked her as a player, not so much as an announcer.)
 
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All this jabber through out the match about Osario's job drove me crazy. Who cares if they fire the coach? This is about winning games not all these forced storylines.
 

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All this jabber through out the match about Osario's job drove me crazy. Who cares if they fire the coach? This is about winning games not all these forced storylines.
Let them fire him. I wouldn't mind Osario for the US coach. Hey, he at least got Mexico to the WC (and beat T&T away). :D
 

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Let them fire him. I wouldn't mind Osario for the US coach. Hey, he at least got Mexico to the WC (and beat T&T away). :D
Osorio just said that more Mexican players should be in Europe. Jurgen signed his death sentence when he said that. No way SUM allows the USSF to hire Osorio. Osorio won’t stick to the script.
 
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Who is the color guy for this Japan game?? If you listen quickly he sounds like flipping Troy Aikman. Was wondering if Fox mixed up their "football" experts
 

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Good thing Mark Geiger was there to embarrass the US in the World Cup. I’ve seen him lose control of a few games in Kansas City, I have no idea why he is so highly regarded.
 

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Good thing Mark Geiger was there to embarrass the US in the World Cup. I’ve seen him lose control of a few games in Kansas City, I have no idea why he is so highly regarded.
Not defending geiger, but that was a tough one today. Tensions were high.
 
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Not defending geiger, but that was a tough one today. Tensions were high.
Tensions high, and the Colombians "lost their racks" (said, the announcer on Malaysian broadcast). As Zoo indirectly suggested, it's interesting for Geiger to have reffed a total of 6 World Cup games (3 in this World Cup; 3 in Brazil including Colombia's defeat of Greece). Reasonably or perhaps otherwise, somehow Geiger's earned some respect, is just liked by FIFA types making ref decisions, some hybrid, other TBD ???
 

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Tensions high, and the Colombians "lost their racks" (said, the announcer on Malaysian broadcast). As Zoo indirectly suggested, it's interesting for Geiger to have reffed a total of 6 World Cup games (3 in this World Cup; 3 in Brazil including Colombia's defeat of Greece). Reasonably or perhaps otherwise, somehow Geiger's earned some respect, is just liked by FIFA types making ref decisions, some hybrid, other TBD ???
Well, I have no idea how they choose them, but as with anything FIFA touches, it's probably riddled with corruption.
 

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