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United States can be victors if we lose the World Cup (Sportswriter Roots for America to Lose)
Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 15, 2010 | Norman Chad

Posted on 06/15/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT by Zakeet

I love the World Cup. And I love America — it’s my hometown! But I would not love to see America win the World Cup.

Frankly, we don’t need another feather in our already overstuffed cap. And considering soccer is the world’s game — and most of the world is at odds with America at any given moment — I think it might be a nice idea for Uncle Sam, in an effort to promote world harmony, to lie down in South Africa.

Now, in all likelihood, the U.S. is not going to be in a position to win the World Cup. But on the off-chance that Landon Donovan and friends have thoughts of reprising that Miracle-on-Ice thing — actually, “Miracle-on-the-Pitch” doesn’t have the same ring to it — I must implore my fellow Americans to tank.

Seriously.

The smart play, diplomatically, would be to lose with grace.

Americans are a pretty xenophobic lot when, in truth, we’re the ones who provoke an intense dislike. Most of the world does not threaten us; rather, most of the world is terrified by us. We’re a little too big, a little too rich and a little too powerful and, every once in a while, we muscle up and flex our military might in foreign lands.

There is much fear and loathing of America elsewhere. We seldom imagine what it would be like if the Army boot were on the other foot.

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KEYWORDS: america; antiamericanism; blameamericafirst; fifa; football; fussball; futbol; julesrimet; liberalidiot; losers; pravdamedia; rimetcup; rimettrophy; soccer; sports; usefulidiot; worldcup
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It's called the Libtard Plan for Success ... you reduce yourself to a poor, impoverished, sniveling, dismal, weak shadow of your former self ... but it makes people like you

1 posted on 06/15/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Why even play the game then, jackass?


2 posted on 06/15/2010 9:33:55 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Zakeet
What a LOSER
3 posted on 06/15/2010 9:34:16 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Zakeet
Why don't we just decide the World Cup based on a vote?

Underprivileged countries get two votes.

No need to actually play any football.

4 posted on 06/15/2010 9:35:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Zakeet

That guy is living in some kind of fantasy world I am not familiar with.


5 posted on 06/15/2010 9:35:34 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Zakeet

Yesterday the whining was that Americans didn’t like soccer because we’re rrraaacccciiissstttt!

Today we should lose on purpose?

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


6 posted on 06/15/2010 9:35:54 AM PDT by PogySailor (BHO - Dividing the country into tribes since 2008.)
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To: Zakeet

But....but....I thought if only we got rid of that Evil Cowboy George Bush, the world would love us again.


7 posted on 06/15/2010 9:35:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

OMG what an idiot.


8 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:09 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Zakeet

I think the turd mentioned every liberal talking point in the Hate America First playbook.


9 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Zakeet

What an asshat! Why don’t you move to South Africa! Look at this guy, this guy is resenting being put in those lockers as a kid.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:21 AM PDT by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: Zakeet

Laughable goofball, aspires to be French.


11 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:24 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Zakeet
We’re a little too big, a little too rich and a little too powerful and, every once in a while, we muscle up and flex our military might in foreign lands.

These are the type of people running our country right now.

12 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:28 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Zakeet
Frankly, we don’t need another feather in our already overstuffed cap.

Did he say "Obama really doesn't need a Nobel Prize to go with his Grammys, etc...?"

Did he say "Gore really doesn't need an Oscar to go with his Grammy, his Nobel Prize, etc...?"

I spit on those who spit on this country.

13 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Zakeet

This man is a moron.

But, he’s good at it.

Because he is a moron, and has no sense of pride in his country, I expect he is an Obama voter.

Now that’s a feather in HIS understuffed hat.

Putz.


14 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:34 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Zakeet

So where’s the BARF alert?????
Screw ‘em!
Win!
Tell ‘em Iffen they don’t like it—kiss our collective a$$e$!!


15 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:55 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Zakeet

...going to see what the comments look like at the site.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Zakeet

Personally, I would love to see US win the World Cup. Honestly, how many hundred people in the country even GAS about soccer? Winnning it over soccer-mad Europeans and South Americans would be oh-so-sweet. Not to worry though: FIFA will never let it happen.


17 posted on 06/15/2010 9:37:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Zakeet

Am I the only one here with an overwhelming desire to b**chslap this idiot?

You play to win or you stay home.


18 posted on 06/15/2010 9:37:15 AM PDT by AussieJoe
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why don’t we just have Philosophy Football

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur5fGSBsfq8


19 posted on 06/15/2010 9:37:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

Wow, this just made it much harder to watch the World Series of Poker.

MM (in TX)


20 posted on 06/15/2010 9:37:47 AM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: Zakeet
Americans are a pretty xenophobic lot […].
If this liberal thinks Americans are as, or even more xenophobic than others, he obviously hasn’t been around much.
21 posted on 06/15/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Zakeet

I’m thinking of a hanging Chad.


22 posted on 06/15/2010 9:38:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RexBeach

Just another self-hating liberal giving a face to the fact that liberalism is a mental disorder.


23 posted on 06/15/2010 9:38:13 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Zakeet
I think it might be a nice idea for Uncle Sam, in an effort to promote world harmony, to lie down in South Africa.

South Africa. Now there's a nation to look up to.

(castro)

(gaddafi)

Pro-dictatorship hell hole.

24 posted on 06/15/2010 9:39:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Zakeet

Last week this idiot was calling for the end of NASCAR. Maybe he should get together with Princeton prof. Peter Singer who is calling for Americans to sterilize themselves to extinction.


25 posted on 06/15/2010 9:39:05 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Zakeet

Pussy pants lib has been a loser all his life. POS! Don’t keep score at all.~sarc That way we’re all winners!~sarc All the players get some exercise and afterwards they can discuss world peace over a Starbucks latte. ~SARC


26 posted on 06/15/2010 9:40:01 AM PDT by albie
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To: Zakeet

Well, Norman, I’m amazed that you got your job writing for a newspaper. After all, there were likely others who applied for the same position.

Out of fairness, I would think you’d have automatically removed yourself from contention and let someone else have the position. After all, they’d be miffed at you for being selected, wouldn’t they? I think you should resign post haste. There. That’s the ticket...


27 posted on 06/15/2010 9:40:13 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: Zakeet; Revolting cat!
We’re a little too big, a little too rich and a little too powerful and, every once in a while, we muscle up and flex our military might in foreign lands.

Was this something he quoted from an Obama speech in Germany or the Muddled East?

28 posted on 06/15/2010 9:40:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Zakeet
you reduce yourself to a poor, impoverished, sniveling, dismal, weak shadow of your former self ... but it makes people like you

Libtards want to be liked. Real Men and Women want to be respected.

29 posted on 06/15/2010 9:40:24 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: Zakeet

I did not know the Plain Dealer was still publishing papers. With pieces like this, why do they bother?


30 posted on 06/15/2010 9:40:28 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Zakeet
"Hey, and while we're at it, let's throw in the towel in Iraq and Afghanistan, too. That would show the world that we can be humble!"

This ponce has a place waiting for him in Obama's State Department.
31 posted on 06/15/2010 9:40:29 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Zakeet
YES! We could WIN the COURAGEOUS RESTRAINT MEDAL!



Medal for 'courageous restraint' plan get mixed review from troops:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/world/Medal-for-_courageous-restraint_-plan-get-mixed-review-from-troops-93007014.html#ixzz0qwMumQzk http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/world/Medal-for-_courageous-restraint_-plan-get-mixed-review-from-troops-93007014.html
32 posted on 06/15/2010 9:40:45 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Zakeet

“Americans are a pretty xenophobic lot....”

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Except for me, and my progressive, enlightened friends....


33 posted on 06/15/2010 9:41:00 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Zakeet
You know, I really don't like football, or baseball, or basketball, either, but that doesn't mean I think we should play to lose. That writer is not a libtard, I'm afraid. He's not even as smart as the kids I worked with who had severe mental retardation. He's just plain stupid! Willfully, blindly, INTENTIONALLY STUPID!

OK, I'll stop shouting now. Preaching to the choir, aren't I?

34 posted on 06/15/2010 9:41:34 AM PDT by Old Student
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To: Zakeet
Americans are a pretty xenophobic lot when, in truth, we’re the ones who provoke an intense dislike. Most of the world does not threaten us; rather, most of the world is terrified by us. We’re a little too big, a little too rich and a little too powerful and, every once in a while, we muscle up and flex our military might in foreign lands.

There is much fear and loathing of America elsewhere. We seldom imagine what it would be like if the Army boot were on the other foot

Norman Chad projecting his anti-American feelings onto the rest of the world.

35 posted on 06/15/2010 9:41:52 AM PDT by RJL
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To: Zakeet
The U.S. doesn't need to lie down. The U.S. doesn't need to roll over. We're playing in a tournament where the majority of the other countries in the world are already better at the sport than we are. Ergo, we can go out there and play our best game, win some of them but lose other ones, and we will not get near to winning the World Cup.

What a moron.

36 posted on 06/15/2010 9:41:56 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Zakeet
Imagine if, say, Sweden decided to invade North Dakota. Might you not think, “Whoa, what is their problem?” With tanks rolling into Bismarck, wouldn’t you — at a minimum — boycott Swedish meatballs and Swedish massage?

Speaking as a North Dakotan, we still have enough warheads to turn Sweden into nuclear ash that smells like fish.

As to his self-loathing, I recommend he hang himself.

37 posted on 06/15/2010 9:42:03 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Zakeet

By the same token, the Dems have the House, the Senate, and the WH. Therefore, the Dems should allow Republicans in many bluish/red districts/states to run unopposed.


38 posted on 06/15/2010 9:42:13 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: PogySailor

There was more honesty in Soviet Pravda than in today’s American Pravda Media.

Same #@$%, different day.


39 posted on 06/15/2010 9:42:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: TexasCajun

“...going to see what the comments look like at the site”.

...I just checked. They look like these comments. Few agree with this clown.


40 posted on 06/15/2010 9:42:29 AM PDT by albie
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To: Zakeet

It’s impossible for to care any less.


41 posted on 06/15/2010 9:42:55 AM PDT by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: Zakeet
It's been sort of sickening to listen to the dolts on ESPN root for the African teams.

ML/NJ

42 posted on 06/15/2010 9:42:55 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: All

I think he has too many feathers stuck up his overstuffed azz.

Light in the loafers and short on spine.


43 posted on 06/15/2010 9:43:08 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: albie

I read his column, and it’s almost so far out there you would think it was sarcasm, but it’s not.


44 posted on 06/15/2010 9:43:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

This guy is a moron but it is totally in line with the country we have become.


45 posted on 06/15/2010 9:43:47 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Zakeet

I just cannot stand these people.


46 posted on 06/15/2010 9:45:02 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Zakeet
I think this article was meant to be humor...it obviously didn't come off as very funny.
47 posted on 06/15/2010 9:45:34 AM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like the author of this drivel had his teddy-bear stolen by his “partner” last night.


48 posted on 06/15/2010 9:45:41 AM PDT by Larry381 (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I grasp from the xenophobic “nationalist pride” that other nations (who’ve long surrendered their military might) exhibit at the World Cup, that this is how these nations still “flex their muscle”.

Persons of all nationalities still chant for “their country’s team” no matter where they currently reside. They beat the crap out of “soccer fans” who are of the wrong nationality (some would call that xenophobia or racist or at least a hate crime).

Since America doesn’t get worked up over it, they can’t rub our face in it when America loses. It irks them that we don’t care.

In “the future” corporate entities ruled the world and battled in “Rollerball” tournaments.


49 posted on 06/15/2010 9:46:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Zakeet; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Oh, the whole world is terrified of us.
Right up to the moment that the natural disaster strikes. Then eyes turn fearfully skyward and seaward, awaiting the flood of assistance, medical aid, food, and whatever else is needed for life to resume, supplied by (guess who).
Right until those terrified of us are themselves threatened, or invaded and subjected. Then eyes turn again skyward and shoreward, ferverently praying for the “EVIL” Americans to come to their rescue.
It is nothing but American might, American wealth, and most of all AMERICAN blood that has given the peoples of the world such freedom that they have. Yes others have joined us, but it is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that is the last, best hope of the peoples of the world.
This idiot, I am sure, would be happier elsewhere.


50 posted on 06/15/2010 9:46:47 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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