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Well I wanted to keep these worms contained to their metal cylinder apparatus..

http://m.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/jul/04/citylights1-nfl-dirty-secret/?templates=mobile

Just read this.

I'll stop at that before this gets out of control.

The association with gambling, even illegal gambling, in now way supports the contention that games are being thrown. Especially since sports books can influence the bets laid to ensure they make money regardless of the outcome. You'll have to do far better than that.

Have you been watching the NFL this year? Officials are caricature-like bad this season. It's as if they're showing the public the League is corrupt.

Yes they are, and no they aren't.

The problem with officiating isn't corruption, it's a combination of ludicrously- and needlessly-complicated rule book with part-time officials who aren't given the time to learn it or stay current with changes. One or (preferably) both has to be changed.

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Well I wanted to keep these worms contained to their metal cylinder apparatus..

http://m.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/jul/04/citylights1-nfl-dirty-secret/?templates=mobile

Just read this.

I'll stop at that before this gets out of control.

The association with gambling, even illegal gambling, in now way supports the contention that games are being thrown. Especially since sports books can influence the bets laid to ensure they make money regardless of the outcome. You'll have to do far better than that.

Have you been watching the NFL this year? Officials are caricature-like bad this season. It's as if they're showing the public the League is corrupt.

Yes they are, and no they aren't.

The problem with officiating isn't corruption, it's a combination of ludicrously- and needlessly-complicated rule book with part-time officials who aren't given the time to learn it or stay current with changes. One or (preferably) both has to be changed.

The NFL isn't as corrupt as FIFA, but Roger and the others are coming close, damn close. Remember, two owners are heavily involved in the daily fantasy sites.

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Well I wanted to keep these worms contained to their metal cylinder apparatus..

http://m.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/jul/04/citylights1-nfl-dirty-secret/?templates=mobile

Just read this.

I'll stop at that before this gets out of control.

The association with gambling, even illegal gambling, in now way supports the contention that games are being thrown. Especially since sports books can influence the bets laid to ensure they make money regardless of the outcome. You'll have to do far better than that.

Have you been watching the NFL this year? Officials are caricature-like bad this season. It's as if they're showing the public the League is corrupt.

Yes they are, and no they aren't.

The problem with officiating isn't corruption, it's a combination of ludicrously- and needlessly-complicated rule book with part-time officials who aren't given the time to learn it or stay current with changes. One or (preferably) both has to be changed.

The NFL isn't as corrupt as FIFA, but Roger and the others are coming close, damn close. Remember, two owners are heavily involved in the daily fantasy sites.

Again, the fantasy sites make money when more people play, not really when certain teams win.
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Well I wanted to keep these worms contained to their metal cylinder apparatus..

http://m.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/jul/04/citylights1-nfl-dirty-secret/?templates=mobile

Just read this.

I'll stop at that before this gets out of control.

The association with gambling, even illegal gambling, in now way supports the contention that games are being thrown. Especially since sports books can influence the bets laid to ensure they make money regardless of the outcome. You'll have to do far better than that.

Have you been watching the NFL this year? Officials are caricature-like bad this season. It's as if they're showing the public the League is corrupt.

Yes they are, and no they aren't.

The problem with officiating isn't corruption, it's a combination of ludicrously- and needlessly-complicated rule book with part-time officials who aren't given the time to learn it or stay current with changes. One or (preferably) both has to be changed.

The NFL isn't as corrupt as FIFA, but Roger and the others are coming close, damn close. Remember, two owners are heavily involved in the daily fantasy sites.

Again, the fantasy sites make money when more people play, not really when certain teams win.

League is hypocritical on gambling. Players can't be associated with it, but league itself and individual owners can be. Fantasy sites are gambling. It doesn't matter whether or not the outcome of the bets can be "swayed" by an official or two, it's still wrong.

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5 minutes ago, raysox said:

He's from the same town as Blatter, and Platini's right hand man!

 

But I'm all for a breath of fresh air. ESPN has said that he wants to expand the World Cup to 40 teams

40 team is to much.  also will you still see the World Cup in Russia or Qatar.  wonder if there will be some kind of boycott for both (more for Qatar if anything else).   

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Proximity is not commonality.  

 

I don't care where he's from if he helps push through reforms. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein is from a different part of the world, but he made it clear that he had no stomach for reversing Blatter's culture of corruption.  

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1 hour ago, Gothamite said:

Which is totally fair. I'm just not willing to slam the guy for being European. 

Obviously bought and paid for by the French... just like your avatar. :P

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Nice twist! This is WAY better than a hotel, you can watch soccer in the heat, AND live like Mohammad did! :rolleyes: 

 

I wonder what west coast stadiums are going to get games when this thing is eventually shuttered and moved to the states. 

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15 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Nice twist! This is WAY better than a hotel, you can watch soccer in the heat, AND live like Mohammad did! :rolleyes: 

 

I wonder what west coast stadiums are going to get games when this thing is eventually shuttered and moved to the states. 

I'm waiting for them to say they'll be offering camel taxis to the matches because they don't have enough buses.

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On 3/21/2016 at 9:36 AM, Bucfan56 said:

Nice twist! This is WAY better than a hotel, you can watch soccer in the heat, AND live like Mohammad did! :rolleyes: 

 

I wonder what west coast stadiums are going to get games when this thing is eventually shuttered and moved to the states. 

At least we'll have plenty of advance warning. The US didn't do a half bad job of hosting the 2003 WWC on short notice but the MWC is a bigger beast.

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As long as you have a year advance notice you can make it work in the US. Since it's during summer MLS and MLB are the only games in town in June and July. NBA wraps up in the first part of June and only affects 2 cities by then. 

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I'm waiting to see what the political situation will be like in the region in 6 years. I am aware that Qatar is relatively safe, but who knows what will happen if the Islamic StateDAESH is still mucking about in 2022.

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