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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #420 on: June 12, 2012, 08:48:41 AM »
 :rotfl: @ that gif.


But allyuh might crucify me, but Lalas had a point...they both had points but I don't think Lalas was talking so much lala.
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« Reply #421 on: June 12, 2012, 08:56:55 AM »
Murphy's law says that now that Sheva has been subbed, Sweden will score and the Ukraine will need a finisher.

goat mouth.......how lucky was that

I guess Murphy doh play football.

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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #422 on: June 12, 2012, 08:59:13 AM »
All these ESPN former american soccer players does remind me of  bill O'riley on fox news network.

harks, wonalda , bill lee, julie foudy, and now this waste of ah fack, lal-ass! all ah dem real bulley-ish, super opinionated and dismissive! in other words, crude and rude!

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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #423 on: June 12, 2012, 09:02:36 AM »
Toppa - Lalas bawl: you have to do what it takes to win...

Ballack bawl: but they didn't win...

silence.....................crickets..............................silence.......................crickets

Had me wondering if that was a scheduled commercial break that followed.
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« Reply #424 on: June 12, 2012, 09:07:29 AM »
Proving to be a tourney of quality decisive headers ... a dep't we lacking in. Although ah hadda smile when I think of Dennis Lawrence as I write that.
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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #425 on: June 12, 2012, 09:08:44 AM »
:rotfl: @ that gif.


But allyuh might crucify me, but Lalas had a point...they both had points but I don't think Lalas was talking so much lala.

Lalas might have a point, but why he must try to gunta he point down people throat.... Man does be interrupting mid sentence, loud and boisterous before Ballack sentence even finish.... And yuh done know Ballack is ah opinionated kinda fellah who doh eat nice.

Them ESPN production staff hadda tell Lalas to take it down a notch to B flat yes.

         

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« Reply #426 on: June 12, 2012, 09:12:17 AM »
:rotfl: @ that gif.


But allyuh might crucify me, but Lalas had a point...they both had points but I don't think Lalas was talking so much lala.

Lalas might have a point, but why he must try to gunta he point down people throat.... Man does be interrupting mid sentence, loud and boisterous before Ballack sentence even finish.... And yuh done know Ballack is ah opinionated kinda fellah who doh eat nice.

Them ESPN production staff hadda tell Lalas to take it down a notch to B flat yes.



I guess that's just his personality, likewise Ballack is just much more blunt and straightforward. But it is awkward though (lol) and it doesn't promote good chemistry. You could tell Ballack is irritated by Lalas and Lalas probably thinks Ballack is just uptight. Maybe it's just a culture clash.
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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #427 on: June 12, 2012, 09:18:26 AM »
:rotfl: @ that gif.


But allyuh might crucify me, but Lalas had a point...they both had points but I don't think Lalas was talking so much lala.

Lalas is right to say England should play to their strengths but what had Ballack puzzled was that Lalas was impressed by them. 
There wasn't anything impressive in what they did.  You expect England to be able to pull off a draw if they park the bus. 
If they were playing more openly and attacking and still drew vs France then maybe that would be impressive. 
Plus Lalas say they have to do what it takes to get the win lol.

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« Reply #428 on: June 12, 2012, 09:19:18 AM »
Right after all that, a young 30s SWF who doh follow ball, buh was ketching de footage in de vicinity ask meh deadpan curious (in reference to Lalas) ... "What's Ginger's story?"

Ah nearly dead.
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« Reply #429 on: June 12, 2012, 09:31:51 AM »
Right after all that, a young 30s SWF who doh follow ball, buh was ketching de footage in de vicinity ask meh deadpan curious (in reference to Lalas) ... "What's Ginger's story?"

Ah nearly dead.

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« Reply #430 on: June 12, 2012, 09:32:29 AM »
All these ESPN former american soccer players does remind me of  bill O'riley on fox news network.

harks, wonalda , bill lee, julie foudy, and now this waste of ah fack, lal-ass! all ah dem real bulley-ish, super opinionated and dismissive! in other words, crude and rude!

Just Cool, what you have to understand is that when ESPN looking for football analysts, they have certain criteria..

First and foremost they have to be American.. Secondly they have to be an ex-player/active player the audience can identify with... Thirdly, they have to have a personality that is palatable to an american audience, i.e. wild and excitable...

Example, like a Steven A. Smith, Charles Barkley or Kenny Smith in NBA, them fellahs does resonate with an American audience.

Unfortunately when yuh sift through the candidates and narrow down the pool to fit that profile yuh end up with an Alexi Lalas. For us who accustomed to and interested in football commentary focused on substance, this is a disgrace.. Especially for European analysts who have to sit alongside that and bite dey lip.

But is just that ESPN catering to an audience. Just thank yuh lucky stars them men ent commentating the whole actual games.
         

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« Reply #431 on: June 12, 2012, 09:35:31 AM »
All these ESPN former american soccer players does remind me of  bill O'riley on fox news network.

harks, wonalda , bill lee, julie foudy, and now this waste of ah fack, lal-ass! all ah dem real bulley-ish, super opinionated and dismissive! in other words, crude and rude!

Just Cool, what you have to understand is that when ESPN looking for football analysts, they have certain criteria..

First and foremost they have to be American.. Secondly they have to be an ex-player/active player the audience can identify with... Thirdly, they have to have a personality that is palatable to an american audience, i.e. wild and excitable...

Example, like a Steven A. Smith, Charles Barkley or Kenny Smith in NBA, them fellahs does resonate with an American audience.

Unfortunately when yuh sift through the candidates and narrow down the pool to fit that profile yuh end up with an Alexi Lalas. For us who accustomed to and interested in football commentary focused on substance, this is a disgrace.. Especially for European analysts who have to sit alongside that and bite dey lip.

But is just that ESPN catering to an audience. Just thank yuh lucky stars them men ent commentating the whole actual games.

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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #432 on: June 12, 2012, 09:39:30 AM »
Poland vs Russia later  :whip:
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« Reply #433 on: June 12, 2012, 10:05:13 AM »
Goal CZE!  Pretty through ball.

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« Reply #434 on: June 12, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »
Greece loss already
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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #435 on: June 12, 2012, 10:23:58 AM »
lol @ the Dalai lama gif...

Allyuh fellas real f-ing funny jed. 
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« Reply #436 on: June 12, 2012, 10:41:40 AM »
Greece could play, I don't know why they subscribe to this anti-football philosophy
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« Reply #437 on: June 12, 2012, 10:51:21 AM »
Greece could play, I don't know why they subscribe to this anti-football philosophy

They probably watched de England game yesterday and heard LaLas comments about how impressed he was by there play.

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« Reply #438 on: June 12, 2012, 10:53:28 AM »
WHY ARE IS THERE SO MANY YANKS TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL ON MY SCREEN !!!!!!!! .
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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #439 on: June 12, 2012, 10:54:18 AM »
Yo i feel like Ballack was real close to slapping Lallas dey boy...lol

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« Reply #440 on: June 12, 2012, 11:05:47 AM »
Chris Sullivan is a balanced American football commentator, but I have not seen him other than on FSC.
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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #441 on: June 12, 2012, 11:10:24 AM »
2-1 Greece 53 rd min bad mistake by the keeper

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« Reply #442 on: June 12, 2012, 11:11:11 AM »
lol Czech Rep. just messed up 2-1 and they took off Rosicky.

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« Reply #443 on: June 12, 2012, 11:11:33 AM »

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Yuh notice they put up Lalas Resume, like that suppose to convince yuh on the shyte he talking. Why did they not put up Ballack Resume? They would have had to cut away from studio and run a highlight reel.
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« Reply #444 on: June 12, 2012, 11:46:26 AM »
Yuh notice they put up Lalas Resume, like that suppose to convince yuh on the shyte he talking. Why did they not put up Ballack Resume? They would have had to cut away from studio and run a highlight reel.

They need to put up Ballack resume every time they show him on-screen?

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Aside from that, saying that ESPN looking for "wild and exciteable" analysts is as nonsensical as calling Barkley and Kenny Smith "wild and exciteable".  Barkley is in the TNT studio because he's funny and to an extent unpredictable.  He's a great quote machine and has always been throughout his career.  He's no different from Ray Hudson in that regard so to draw up some dichotomy of approach between supposedly "American tastes" and "our" footballing tastes on that point is simply dishonest.

ESPN appears to go after former US players who are "accomplished" and who have personality.  In that regard Lalas fits the bill in his own limited way, perhaps moreso than any other US player current or retired.  The problem with the ESPN approach is that they seem to be treating him (or allowing him to see himself) as some kinda expert, which he isn't.  His resume pales in comparison to most of the other guests they employ (except he lacks the humility to recognize this... or otherwise thinks it insignificant), yet he opines in such a manner as to suggest that he is their equal or better.

All that said, I didn't think the exchange was as significant as men was making it out to be.

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All this talk, and the respective scorelines aside... we are seeing some real quality football at this tournament.  Selassie was good in the first game for the Czech Republic... but he was brilliant tonight.  Same for Jiracek or whatever the first goal scorer name is.  For Greece, Samaras leave everything on the pitch tonight.
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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #445 on: June 12, 2012, 11:48:20 AM »
All these ESPN former american soccer players does remind me of  bill O'riley on fox news network.

harks, wonalda , bill lee, julie foudy, and now this waste of ah fack, lal-ass! all ah dem real bulley-ish, super opinionated and dismissive! in other words, crude and rude!

Just Cool, what you have to understand is that when ESPN looking for football analysts, they have certain criteria..

First and foremost they have to be American.. Secondly they have to be an ex-player/active player the audience can identify with... Thirdly, they have to have a personality that is palatable to an american audience, i.e. wild and excitable...

Example, like a Steven A. Smith, Charles Barkley or Kenny Smith in NBA, them fellahs does resonate with an American audience.

Unfortunately when yuh sift through the candidates and narrow down the pool to fit that profile yuh end up with an Alexi Lalas. For us who accustomed to and interested in football commentary focused on substance, this is a disgrace.. Especially for European analysts who have to sit alongside that and bite dey lip.

But is just that ESPN catering to an audience. Just thank yuh lucky stars them men ent commentating the whole actual games.

I agree wid everything yuh said. Unfortunately we doing de same thing in this thread. Doe get meh wrong, ah respect the fact that people have dey opinions. But we focusing more on LaLas and his antics rather than the actual games.
Like you stated, dem fellas only dey for sensationalism and overexuberance.... Leh we just enjoy de football and have we own analyst  :beermug: :beermug:
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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #446 on: June 12, 2012, 11:51:27 AM »
Yuh notice they put up Lalas Resume, like that suppose to convince yuh on the shyte he talking. Why did they not put up Ballack Resume? They would have had to cut away from studio and run a highlight reel.

They need to put up Ballack resume every time they show him on-screen?


I did not see it in that clip...............why did they put Lalas resume up? They don't have to, but if they are catering for US audience, then it may make greater sense to keep Ballacks resume at the forefront, showing him as not just another foreigner who can't speak english and plays soccer.  ???
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« Reply #447 on: June 12, 2012, 11:55:49 AM »
I did not see it in that clip...............why did they put Lalas resume up? They don't have to, but if they are catering for US audience, then it may make greater sense to keep Ballacks resume at the forefront, showing him as not just another foreigner who can't speak english and plays soccer.  ???

Elan... they usually put up the resumes of every analyst in the studio, especially the ones whom American viewers would be less familiar with.  The fact that you didn't see it in that clip is hardly cause for comment in my mind.  You make it seem as though ESPN realized Lalas was getting beat down and therefore attempted to shore him up a little by posting his accomplishments.  Really dude? lol.

Anyways, out of sheer laziness I does turn to ESPN by default for the games... that being the case I've seen Ballack resume shown on more than one occasion.

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Re: UEFA Euro 2012 Thread.
« Reply #449 on: June 12, 2012, 12:02:20 PM »
Yuh notice they put up Lalas Resume, like that suppose to convince yuh on the shyte he talking. Why did they not put up Ballack Resume? They would have had to cut away from studio and run a highlight reel.

They need to put up Ballack resume every time they show him on-screen?


I did not see it in that clip...............why did they put Lalas resume up? They don't have to, but if they are catering for US audience, then it may make greater sense to keep Ballacks resume at the forefront, showing him as not just another foreigner who can't speak english and plays soccer.  ???

Not disagreeing with what yuh saying but I think they will put up his more so as to try and garner respect for his opinion (not specifically based on situations like this per se).  To the average american who is now getting into soccer, it might be important to see an american and see his resume to feel like there is someone of sizeable stature in the sport rendering an opinion.  It might be more a play on pride than anything else to grab the newbies and that's why they likely might show Lalas resume more often than Ballack (not saying that they actually do because I eh been watching post game nor half time analysis just some food for thought).