From: Bruce D. Scott on 4 Jul 2010 22:16
I just saw the repeat broadcast of the match Uruguay vs Ghana.
In that critical half-minute at the end, one of the worst dives of the
whole tournament, worse than the one Holland got a yellow card for, set
up the free kick at about 119'30 So it went in and you all know what
happened. The point is... had this play resulted in a goal it would
have been a massive ripoff against Uruguay. The free kick was not at
all justified. (Kudos to Benny for pointing this out... I doubt a lot
of people saw it in real time... knowing when to look, it was quite
obvious though. On the field it should have been obvious.)
Of course all the lily white moralists ("correct" if you agree with them
but you're morally inferior if you do not) have still never mentioned
this part of the play. So cheating is cheating, so why are they not up
in arms at the potentially crucial ripoff of Uruguay? Doesn't fit their
Manichean picture I suppose. Ghana are the darlings and Uruguay,
despite their very clean tournament, are consigned to be the bad guys.
Partly due to history, partly just because they are South American...
I guess that's the way it is with some of these people, all of whom come
from northern countries.
So as we know the penalty was missed and Cosmic Justice was served.
Ghana did not get a free goal at the end and the teams went to penalties
fair and square. Uruguay came up the better team but it could have been
otherwise. But the game was decided in the penalties fair and square
and not as the result of a terrible error by the referee. As it
happens, the result of that referee error is that they are missing
Suarez in the semifinals.
So it was also for the US... fortunately the players overcame whatever
situation they were in, and whether you agree with the calls or not, in
the end they had no effect on the overall result (we won our group).
That's how it should be.
Uruguay deserve their place in the last four.
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From: Ll�o on 5 Jul 2010 01:44
"Viking" <victor.king1(a)verizon.net> escreveu na mensagem
> Disculpa Senora Bruce D. Scott, pero did you really mime the following on
> 7/4/2010 10:16 PM???
>> Uruguay deserve their place in the last four.
Agreed. Although I don't think it's likely, I'm rooting for them to go all
> I actually have much simpler reasons to root for Uruguay.
> Back in 2005, I spent a month in Montevideo and fell in love with Uruguay;
> especially, since I got to watch a game at the staduim where they had THE
> original WC. It was a qual. game for the 2006 WC and the home team beat
> Paraguay 1-0. For a soccer fan from the USofA, it was an awesome
> experience. BTW - for the Uruguay fans on board, what's the deal with the
> "Lo Cerrete" (sp?) cheer?
I think you mean this:
"Celeste" = sky blue, it's the nickname of the Uruguayan national team.
From: Insane Ranter on 5 Jul 2010 05:05
I'm tired of Harkes and his twisting his accent when pronoucing Latin
American team names is why I want Uruguay on the boat home.
From: Real Mardin on 5 Jul 2010 06:52
On Jul 5, 3:16 am, b...(a)ipp-garching.mpg.de (Bruce D. Scott) wrote:
> Uruguay deserve their place in the last four.
Brilliant post, Mr Scott, very astute observations.
Posts like this are what rss is about.
From: Bob on 5 Jul 2010 10:26
Bruce D. Scott wrote:
> I just saw the repeat broadcast of the match Uruguay vs Ghana.
> In that critical half-minute at the end, one of the worst dives of the
> whole tournament, worse than the one Holland got a yellow card for,
> set up the free kick at about 119'30 So it went in and you all know
The broadcast didn't show a replay or a close up of the foul that led to the
free-kick. In other words, you are basing your opinion on worthless footage,
which is entirely consistant with your ad-hominem attacks against people who
hold a different opinion than you do. These last few days have been very
revealing: you are turning out to be quite a strange one. I'd definitely
give you a straight red card for unsporting behavior.