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The 7 - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - KNOCKOUT ROUND 1
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#1 Posted on 23.6.06 1629.27
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First, a lovingly rendered HTML table (which I believe was ALSO a screen shot of the Atari 2600 game "Raiders of the Lost Ark"):

GERMANY2006ENGLAND
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SWEDENECUADOR
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ARGENTINAPORTUGAL
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MEXICONETHERLANDS
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ITALYWINNERBRAZIL
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AUSTRALIAGHANA
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SWITZERLANDSPAIN
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UKRAINETHIRDFRANCE


Okay. SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST EIGHT.

TIMES ARE EASTERN!

SATURDAY 11AM GER v. SWE

SATURDAY 3PM ARG v. MEX replay Sun. 2AM

SUNDAY 11AM ECU v. ENG

SUNDAY 3PM NED v. POR

MONDAY 11AM ITA v. AUS replay 5PM

MONDAY 3PM SUI v. UKR replay Tue. 2AM

TUESDAY 11AM BRA v. GHA replay 5PM

TUESDAY 3PM ESP v. FRA replay Wed. 2AM

SEE YOU WEDNESDAY
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#2 Posted on 23.6.06 1753.07
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A really exciting group of 16. Especially nice is the presence of Ghana and (The) Ukraine, who make the knockout round in their first ever World Cup experience.

Based on my dismal thoughts with the first round, I'm just going to guess at a final four of Argentina, Netherlands, Brazil, and Australia in the role of George Mason University.
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#3 Posted on 23.6.06 2210.52
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Welp, I'll guess I'll be rooting for England, Australia, and Ghana in that order (England goes first only because it's the only bit of my blood still in it).

The potential for a Germany/Argentina quarterfinal has me psyched. Man, would that ever be a hot crowd.
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#4 Posted on 24.6.06 0025.40
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Because I feel like it, BOLD predictions:

-Germany over Sweden
-Argentina over Mexico
-England over Ecuador
-Portugal over The Netherlands
-Australia over Italy
-The Ukraine over Switzerland
-Brazil over Ghana
-France over Spain
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#5 Posted on 24.6.06 0209.58
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Mine are not so bold, I think.

Round of 16
Germany over Sweden
Argentina over Mexico
Italy over Australia
Switzerland over The Ukraine

England over Ecuador
Portugal over The Netherlands
Brazil over Ghana
Spain over France

Quarterfinals
Argentina over Germany
Switzerland over Italy

Portugal over England
Brazil over Spain

Semifinals
Argentina over Switzerland
Brazil over Portugal

Third Place
Portugal over Switzerland

Championship game
Argentina over Brazil for their third world cup. God does not lend a hand this go around.

(edited by Zeruel on 24.6.06 0310)
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#6 Posted on 24.6.06 2337.48
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Well, I predicted 11 out of 16. I missed Ghana, Italy, Switzerland, Ecuador, and Australia - incorrectly going with Japan, Korea (oops, I guess it was the home field advantage last time), Poland, and screwing up royally with my Czech and USA predictions for group E. Read the whole thing here!

http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=28259

Well, there goes my 20 bucks I put on the Czech Republic, as well as my predicted finalist. A renewed set of predictions(yes, I'm already two games behind, just trust I went with Argentina and Germany, OK?):

Round of 16:

Germany over Sweden
Argentina over Mexico
England over Ecuador
Portugal over Netherlands
Australia over Italy
Ukraine over Switzerland
Brazil over Ghana
Spain over France

Quarters:

England over Portugal
Spain over Brazil
Argentina over Germany
Australia over Ukraine

Semis:

Argentina over Australia
Spain over England

Finals:

Spain over Argentina on penalties after a 2-2 draw in a heartbreaker for Maradona.




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#7 Posted on 25.6.06 2035.03
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That was quite the display between Portugal and Holland today. Both teams came off looking quite badly, as did the officials. I really thought the game was going to end up as an old-school hockey brawl, what with all the shoving after whistles. 16 yellow cards, four players sent off.

Portugal now faces England with two men (and possibly a third in Figo) lost to suspension, and also the threat of an injury to Ronaldo keeping him out. In all the years I've watched football, I don't think I've seen a match deteriorate as much as the one today.
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#8 Posted on 25.6.06 2152.22
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A little late with thes, but I've been busy heh.

-Germany over Sweden
-Argentina over Mexico
-England over Ecuador
-Portugal over The Netherlands
-Italy over Australia
-Switzerland over the Ukraine
-Brazil over Ghana
-Spain over France

Germany over Argentina
Italy over Switzerland
England over Portugal
Spain over Brazil

Germany over Italy
Spain over England

Germany over Spain

I, too, was taken aback by the Portugal/Netherlands match. All it needed was Jim Ross on commentary, good lord. I wouldn't be surprised to see some harsh comments directed at both teams from FIFA and the community at large. Though, admittedly, it made for some entertaining television heh.
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#9 Posted on 26.6.06 1408.46
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Team Italia marches on!!

I think they are through to the semi-finals, at least.
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#10 Posted on 26.6.06 1523.01
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    Originally posted by pieman
    Team Italia marches on!!

    I think they are through to the semi-finals, at least.

Assuming that they get refs who will call PK's for them tripping over a prone opponent in the box they will advance. If not, they're screwed.

Why yes, I am calling bullshit on that call, thanks for asking :)
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#11 Posted on 26.6.06 1738.07
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    Originally posted by spf
    Assuming that they get refs who will call PK's for them tripping over a prone opponent in the box they will advance. If not, they're screwed.

    Why yes, I am calling bullshit on that call, thanks for asking :)


If Ukraine plays them like they played against the Swiss today, then Italy won't even need PKs to advance.

God, what an awful game that was.
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#12 Posted on 27.6.06 0219.27
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    That was quite the display between Portugal and Holland today. Both teams came off looking quite badly, as did the officials. I really thought the game was going to end up as an old-school hockey brawl, what with all the shoving after whistles. 16 yellow cards, four players sent off.

    Portugal now faces England with two men (and possibly a third in Figo) lost to suspension, and also the threat of an injury to Ronaldo keeping him out. In all the years I've watched football, I don't think I've seen a match deteriorate as much as the one today.


I thought it was one of the most fun games I have ever seen.
I'm not a huge soccer fan (mostly a reaction to the over-hyping the game gets here) but ofcourse I hope my country does well. They did play a great game until well..it became a hockey brawl indeed. They were outsmarted by Portugal.

There was one big flaw in the gameplay of the Dutch. It looked good but they didn't really go for the goal. At times it was like a powerplay without the shots on goal.
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#13 Posted on 27.6.06 2233.53
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Well, I sit here in shock. I honestly thought the French team was average at best, and that wasn't just my bias against anything French speaking. Not to mention Spain had absolutely been on fire going into this match....just, wow. For the Spanish to collapse like that, right when they need to be stepping up....unbelievable. I guess it's never safe to bet against a skilled veteran wanting to retire on top.
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