The "Totally More Random Comments, Questions, and Thoughts" Thread [R]

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  1. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator Staff Member

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    continuar aquí: ;)
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  2. Kawklee

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    speaking of spanish...

    I live in a so/so part of Miami, so when I'm walking around I try to keep my head up

    I'm walking back from the 7-11 with a gatorade and a cuban kid I'd seen in passing before mumbles something underneath his breath as I pass by. I get pretty annoyed by people trying to take pot shots at me because I'm a gringo, so I puffed up my chest and turned to him, and with my lowest-class drawl I growled back, "Oye.. que dijiste? Q tu quieres?"

    Poor kid looked honestly taken aback, he stuttered for a moment, and then gave back, "dije que 'buenas noches'" It took me a moment for me to match the mumbling to this reply and yep.... it checked out. I sure felt like a jerk. "O, yeah.. gracias. Buenas noches."

    I guess sometimes you can't judge a fohawk and skateboard delinquent by their cover
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  3. B.A.

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    I believe I have discovered my summer intern's true father:

    [​IMG]
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  4. liverbird

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    Gingah!


  5. B.A.

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    I think he needs to sit down and have a talk w/ his mother.
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    All Star Games are silly, but Kansas City is really gonna put on a show tonight ... looking forward to it :)
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    Hope you have a fun time!
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    you know what would be nice - if f'ing ESPN would have the All-Star game on the front page to help the buildup.
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    Local media has been kind at least - http://www.kansascity.com/sports/soccer/

    5 or 6 stories in the paper's website in the last 24 hours alone. Two huge concerts Monday and Tuesday night. Player appearances everywhere. Local public radio did a piece earlier this morning and all kinds of billboards and ads at the airport welcoming people. Local sports radio is broadcasting from the game tonight and local sports TV anchors reporting live from 4pm onwards.

    Nice SI piece and NYTimes piece in the last week also
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    Bradley and Strootman owned the MLS all stars. I'd take either one on liverpool (and I know Strootman was discussed once upon a time).
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    LiverpoolFanatic Peace.

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    It is seriously annoying to see the downtown streets of my city teeming with Chelsea fans. Not as bad as it was for Colts fans when the Patriots played in the Super Bowl here, but definitely annoying.
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    Good thing the seats are blue cause lots of them are empty. I also saw that they brought the plastic flags with them. Not a single home made flag or any actual song was seen or heard on TV. Huge contrast with our supporters last year in Boston never mind Melbourne. So what makes a big club?

    It has been nice having lots of football to watch all week
  16. jeffcoop

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    Some of it's the nature of Chelsea support (there are a bunch of plastic flags across the aisle from me), but some of it's also Indy. If tonight was supposed to show a substantial, smoldering local passion for the game, I think it faed. I put the crowd at maybe 20,000.

    (There is smoldering local passion for the game, but I wouldn't call it substantial).

    ETA: they also miscalculated when they priced the tickets. My decent but unspectacular seat was $75. That's a lot in this market.
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    one of the contradictions of free market capitalism. As Marx once said -- exchange value and use value have nothing to do with eachother.
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    these pre-season games are always frustratingly way overpriced
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    A few more observations from last night:

    (1) The announced attendance was almost 42,000. No way. Thirty, possibly. But given the vast swaths of empty seats in the upper deck and behind the goals, I can't imagine the place was more than half full.

    (2) The match was not exactly a great showcase for the game. Once Inter went two goals and a man down, the "action" was reminiscent of that Simpsons episode:



    (3) Damn plastics.

    (4) With all that, it was still fun to see a match with big names and a decent crowd in my home city (and to see Lucas Oil Stadium with genuine grass).

    (5) Back in college, one of my hobbies was sports photography. I don't get many chances to indulge that interest these days, but last night I brought along my camera, even though my seats were in the second deck. Soccer is a hard game to photograph. A few shots are here.
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    They said 43k on the broadcast.
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    Care to elaborate a bit on that? I'm intrigued.
  22. liverbird

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    They were counting plastic flags too
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    Doctors and surgeons are reportedly more useful (valuable) to society than footballers given what they contribute, yet their exchange value (how much each hour of their time is worth and paid for) is significantly lower than that of footballers who are inherently less valuable but paid much more (low use value but high exchange value).
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    and understanding the several factors contributing to the vast disparity between the best football players and best doctors is important. some doctors, namely neuro- and cardiac surgeons, average salaries in the range between 600K and 800K, and if you take football players throughout all the leagues in the world, i would imagine that their average salaries would be lower.
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    Average as in ... mean, median or mode?
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