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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-10 01:29 PM
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26. Just spent the last week in London. Pissed off a lot of "pissed" blokes in the pubs
...with a few "USA! USA!" chants. :rofl: :rofl: But yeah--WTF is wrong for cheering your country on? We do it for the Olympics, and since America is late to soccer it's pretty awesome that we're as good as we are.

So I've been back in SF for less than 16 hours, still loopy from jet lag, but the other thing that I got into with the Brits about is this: The media over there are actually SYMPATHETIC to BP. The general consensus is that we are mean, bullying yankees, and Tony Hayward is just an "affable geologist" who found himself in an unfortunate position and is now the most hated man in America. Seriously!

I got a lot of Brits yelling at me when I brought up the fact that their "affable geologist" is a greedy corporate pig who thought he could get away with doing it on the cheap. Believe me, they were ready to pay for my flight home after that!
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  -Lets go USA!!! Kick some English ass! ProgressiveVictory  Jun-12-10 12:52 PM   #0 
  - Utterly stupid. You think that's what this is about? Sad n/t  Catherina   Jun-12-10 12:55 PM   #1 
  - soccer, right? why not? you think the other countries are not rootin their own? nt  seabeyond   Jun-12-10 12:56 PM   #3 
  - Sorry. I didn't realize this was about soccer  Catherina   Jun-12-10 03:12 PM   #29 
     - bah hahah. hugs to you. oh girl,. lol. nt  seabeyond   Jun-12-10 04:20 PM   #39 
  - Awww... Geeesh...  jefferson_dem   Jun-12-10 01:02 PM   #7 
  - ummm  nmbluesky   Jun-12-10 01:04 PM   #10 
  - Catherina, The US vs England World Cup soccer match is about to start  suffragette   Jun-12-10 01:07 PM   #13 
  - Those who discount the world cup should give it a try.  jefferson_dem   Jun-12-10 01:14 PM   #20 
     - Love me some World Cup  suffragette   Jun-12-10 01:15 PM   #22 
     - Oh.... you may be right.  jefferson_dem   Jun-12-10 01:16 PM   #23 
        - Now for my hardest choice  suffragette   Jun-12-10 01:27 PM   #24 
     - +1. It's a great event, even if you're not a footie fan.  Ignis   Jun-12-10 03:25 PM   #32 
  - Oh c'mon. Yes, it's sport. Root for your country.  Fuzz   Jun-12-10 01:08 PM   #14 
  - It's about rooting for your home country in the World Cup...  Lucian   Jun-12-10 01:09 PM   #16 
  - and if your home country isn't playing...  mwooldri   Jun-12-10 04:24 PM   #41 
  - No silly. They aren't talking about soccer. They are talking about Obama throat booting BP  Oregone   Jun-12-10 01:28 PM   #25 
  - I apologize to everyone. I misunderstood and feel very sheepish now  Catherina   Jun-12-10 03:36 PM   #34 
  - not that i would every cheer america on, here at du. shhh, tis almost taboo  seabeyond   Jun-12-10 12:55 PM   #2 
  - Nothing wrong with that. Just most Americans are not up on Soccer  Go2Peace   Jun-12-10 01:09 PM   #15 
  - What is wrong with mutually enjoying playing with the ball , just for fun.  UndertheOcean   Jun-12-10 12:56 PM   #4 
  - lol. that too. bah hahaha. geez. ok  seabeyond   Jun-12-10 12:58 PM   #5 
  - what's wrong with enjoying the competition of a competive sport?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-12-10 01:04 PM   #8 
  - USA! USA! USA!  jefferson_dem   Jun-12-10 01:01 PM   #6 
  - By the way, USA has an undefeated 3-0 record against Britain.  jefferson_dem   Jun-12-10 01:04 PM   #9 
  - I predict a 0-0 tie  Electric Monk   Jun-12-10 01:05 PM   #11 
  - You lose  malaise   Jun-12-10 03:23 PM   #30 
  - del.  Go2Peace   Jun-12-10 01:07 PM   #12 
  - USA! USA! USA!  madrchsod   Jun-12-10 01:11 PM   #17 
  - To use a quote from Beerfest:  Initech   Jun-12-10 01:11 PM   #18 
  - I thought you meant British Petroleum  genna   Jun-12-10 01:12 PM   #19 
  - Soccer: The REAL Football.  4lbs   Jun-12-10 01:14 PM   #21 
  - Too true  tkmorris   Jun-12-10 03:41 PM   #36 
     - DUzy  Dead_Parrot   Jun-12-10 07:12 PM   #46 
  - Just spent the last week in London. Pissed off a lot of "pissed" blokes in the pubs  pink-o   Jun-12-10 01:29 PM   #26 
  - This is worthy of its own original post!  Dappleganger   Jun-12-10 03:39 PM   #35 
     - Here ya go:  pink-o   Jun-12-10 04:56 PM   #43 
  - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  nmbluesky   Jun-12-10 01:36 PM   #27 
  - And they will pay good money to have their asses birched  mitchum   Jun-12-10 01:38 PM   #28 
  - Lawrence, is that you?  Seneca   Jun-12-10 04:17 PM   #37 
  - ABE, huh?  Ignis   Jun-12-10 03:23 PM   #31 
  - 1-1 tie. Tell me again how exciting soccer is?  dorkulon   Jun-12-10 03:27 PM   #33 
  - from what i hear, u.s. is defense and gotta be on defense that they win, hence low score  seabeyond   Jun-12-10 04:22 PM   #40 
  - Anglophobic FAIL  marmar   Jun-12-10 04:18 PM   #38 
  - FAIL again.  mwooldri   Jun-12-10 04:39 PM   #42 
  - Fuck that, I root for the ball. Poor thing is always getting kicked around. nt  ZombieHorde   Jun-12-10 06:45 PM   #44 
  - Hey OP, haven't we bashed BP enough?  scheming daemons   Jun-12-10 06:47 PM   #45 
 

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