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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-10 03:23 PM
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17. World Cups were barely televised before 1978
I heard on NPR that the pentagon balck and white ball that we all know as the standard ball design was created FOR the 1978 World Cup- it showed spin better for TV watching. 1978 was the first time it was televised to any noticeable extent in Europe... which we all know is the market that every pays attention to (as if South America, Asia, and Africa don't exist)
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  -OK---I get celebrating after a score---- trumad  Jun-18-10 12:31 PM   #0 
  - Did you see what the Serbian did after he scored?  Renew Deal   Jun-18-10 01:05 PM   #1 
  - Yes. You've just scored a goal in the most significant sporting event on the planet.  Codeine   Jun-18-10 01:17 PM   #2 
  - significant sporting event on the planet.  trumad   Jun-18-10 06:35 PM   #5 
  - A few billion folk find it so.  Codeine   Jun-18-10 07:14 PM   #7 
  - People who need to get lives...  Onceuponalife   Jun-19-10 01:12 PM   #15 
     - And, of course, you have a life.  HuckleB   Jun-20-10 10:43 PM   #21 
  - The World Cup is the ONLY sporting event in the world that the world stops for  rpannier   Jun-18-10 08:58 PM   #8 
  - Are you really  TZ   Jun-19-10 02:23 AM   #10 
     - Quit drinking the Kool-Aid  trumad   Jun-19-10 06:08 AM   #11 
        - Uh I work ith a whole bunch of people  TZ   Jun-19-10 08:37 AM   #14 
        - I'm just saying your facts are wrong....  trumad   Jun-20-10 06:47 AM   #19 
        - You're basing that on the source of your choice.  HuckleB   Jun-20-10 10:46 PM   #22 
           - Yeah---but 1.3 billion...  trumad   Jun-21-10 07:05 AM   #23 
  - It's a lot harder to score a goal in this game than in others...  redqueen   Jun-19-10 08:29 AM   #13 
  - Absolutely  MrCoffee   Jun-18-10 01:56 PM   #3 
  - Well, at least it only happens once, maybe twice a game.  madinmaryland   Jun-18-10 02:35 PM   #4 
  - Are you one who complains about the lack of goals?  underpants   Jun-18-10 06:48 PM   #6 
  - Nope---  trumad   Jun-19-10 06:09 AM   #12 
     - World Cups were barely televised before 1978  underpants   Jun-19-10 03:23 PM   #17 
        - That ball design is apparently older  caraher   Jun-20-10 10:38 PM   #20 
  - Yes!  HuckleB   Jun-19-10 01:26 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-19-10 01:14 PM   #16 
  - Yes (nt)  bigwillq   Jun-19-10 03:36 PM   #18 

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