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Obama: Not awarding US bid for World Cup 'wrong'
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 2, 2010

Posted on 12/02/2010 10:36:46 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says FIFA made the "wrong decision" in awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar over the United States.

The U.S. Soccer Federation spent millions of dollars on its bid. Former President Bill Clinton was highly involved in the process and participated in the closing presentation.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anotherbotchup; cantscore; chat; fail; failure; failuretolead; jackass; leadtouch; loser; narcissist; nicegoingbammy; obama; ochild; ofailure; oloser; owngoal; sports
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What an asshole. Sheesh.


151 posted on 12/02/2010 2:47:00 PM PST by surely_you_jest
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To: kearnyirish2

Actually, it sounds as if a mother is training a son to be afraid of competition and sport, and perhaps it would be a good thing for her to crouch deeper into a foxhole.


152 posted on 12/02/2010 2:50:57 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: dfwgator

Off topic to your post in a way, but the Euros use relegation in their leagues, I think the same system would benefit American sports...every one of them. Too many teams would rather earn money than win (Clippers, Pirates, and Royals anyone?) and thus refuse to field a competitive team.


153 posted on 12/02/2010 3:04:47 PM PST by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation

I was thinking that it would be cool if we had this in College Football.

Every year you would have Tiers of 13 teams (to allow for 6 home and 6 away games) where each team plays the other teams in their tier. So you would have a “Premier” College Tier with say, Auburn, Oregon, TCU.....(the best 13 teams). At the end the best team is the National Champion, and the worst teams fall to the next level in the following season, and the best teams from the lower division get promoted. I think it would be cool, but of course it would never happen.


154 posted on 12/02/2010 3:07:47 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation

That’s why I never understood people when they say soccer is a Commie sport.

It’s the NFL that’s Communist, every team gets the same cut of TV revenue no matter how much they suck, and the worst teams get the better draft picks. The NFL wants parity.


155 posted on 12/02/2010 3:09:14 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This issue is as close as Obama will ever get to protecting our national security. Pathetic!


156 posted on 12/02/2010 3:21:37 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s not about World Cups lost, but World Cups saved or created.


157 posted on 12/02/2010 4:15:16 PM PST by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: Alberta's Child

“a Grand Theft Auto game without the reset button.”

: )


158 posted on 12/02/2010 4:27:30 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: righttackle44

My sons have seen things/been places that many people will never see in their lifetimes when we backpack; it certainly isn’t about that. They play soccer (which is competition), but there is no reason for them to think US football is any more a sport than Wrestlemania.


159 posted on 12/02/2010 4:31:48 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Steve_Seattle

So says a boring pussy. Sorry to have hit your hot button.


160 posted on 12/02/2010 5:03:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation

Sh— happens.........


161 posted on 12/02/2010 5:26:30 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Incometent loser can’t even arrange to have the International kickball tournament here.


162 posted on 12/02/2010 10:06:50 PM PST by MattinNJ (Palin and/or Pence.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With everything going on here and then our problems with North Korea and Iran he’s whining about this?? This is beyond insanity.


163 posted on 12/02/2010 10:09:32 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Rebelbase

Did I really need to post Sarcasm tags?


164 posted on 12/03/2010 6:45:30 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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