Re: [NTLK] [ot][soccer][or football][whatever]

From: Joost van de Griek (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 17:27:53 EDT

On 2002-06-12 13:51, "Rich Lindsay" <> wrote:


Their coach is Dutch. Maybe they're trying to make him feel a bit more at

> 3. Will the French team ever be allowed to return home?

They're back already.

> 4. Why do games end in ties?? (UGH) Triple overtime in a hockey game is
> much better.

Games end in ties. Big deal. It happens. From now on, they'll go to
overtime, then penalties (ugh).

Football != hockey. In football, you don't get to change the entire team
every five minutes.

> 6. Holy S$#@ , The USA has a team in the tourney...... If we advance,=20
> will the French have to find a new National Sport, as our culture=20
> starts to invade the last part that was ALL their own?

Football is a British sport. The Brits are good at inventing sports that the
rest of the world beats them at. ;-)

And the US will have a long way to go until they are on par with the
European teams... Has the beating at the hands of the Dutch team, which
didn't even qualify for the World Cup, been forgotten already?


Joost van de Griek

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