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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 12:20 AM
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26. I remember there were gambling insterests involved

But it was not on the part of Andres Escobar.

He scored an-own goal to give the United States a huge 1-0 upset. Colombian cocaine cartel bosses were reported to have bet heavily that Colombia would win.

So when Escobar returned to Medellin (the murder capital of Colombia) a few days later, he was shot to death at a night club. The man who shot him yelled "gooooooool" 12 times, one for each bullet he pumped into Escobar.

An estimated 120,000 people attended Escobar's funeral. The man who shot him served only 11 years in prison and was released in 2005.

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  -U.S. books World Cup berth (Soccer) sledgehammer  Oct-11-09 12:30 AM   #0 
  - And the rivalry with the ratones verdes continues  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-11-09 12:32 AM   #1 
  - Yep, US and Mexico have developed a healthy rivalry  sledgehammer   Oct-11-09 12:46 AM   #3 
     - Why do you think we call the Ratones Verdes that way?  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-11-09 01:06 AM   #7 
     - Interesting, thanks for that insight! n/t  sledgehammer   Oct-11-09 01:16 AM   #10 
     - Aside...  xocet   Oct-11-09 02:05 AM   #11 
     - You are correct  rpannier   Oct-11-09 07:23 AM   #16 
     - In fairness...  T_i_B   Oct-12-09 02:10 AM   #27 
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  - They have gone past the first round in 1994 and 2002  sledgehammer   Oct-11-09 01:01 AM   #5 
  - I had forgotten they did that well in 2002.  Common Sense Party   Oct-11-09 01:07 AM   #8 
  - Irrelevant  PaulaFarrell   Oct-11-09 07:21 AM   #15 
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  - Well done boys!!!!  SKKY   Oct-11-09 12:56 AM   #4 
  - Bradley does make some odd choices every now and again  sledgehammer   Oct-11-09 01:05 AM   #6 
     - I agree, but when Bradley gets it right, he really gets it right...  SKKY   Oct-11-09 01:11 AM   #9 
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              - That's a good point about Howard  tkmorris   Oct-11-09 04:40 PM   #23 
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  - I hope the referees are better in 2010  wpelb   Oct-11-09 11:42 AM   #19 
  - He was a heavy gambler  rpannier   Oct-11-09 11:05 PM   #25 
  - I remember there were gambling insterests involved  rabs   Oct-12-09 12:20 AM   #26 
  - "A referee giving the same player three yellow cards in a match before pulling out the red one"  T_i_B   Oct-12-09 02:15 AM   #28 
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  - They're awaiting the draw now  rpannier   Oct-11-09 11:03 PM   #24 
  - Go Team USA!!  Haole Girl   Oct-12-09 07:08 AM   #29 

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