Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:14 UTC
Humor Sometimes, while browsing the net for news, I come accross things I just cannot not post. "Some enterprising Austrian Über-geeks [have created] a Telnet stream with, believe it or not, live ASCII footage of matches being played [at the World Cup Football]. Simply fire up a command prompt and type 'telnet ascii-wm.net 2006' and you'll find a live 'video' stream from 10 minutes before kick-off (or should that be boot-up?)." I also look forward to the Wimbledon version that resembles Pong.
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RE[2]: A reason to watch soccer
by kernelpanicked on Wed 14th Jun 2006 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE: A reason to watch soccer"
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2006-02-01

"First of all it's not called soccer, but football. The entire world calls it football (fußball, le football,...) and it existed well before the US started calling their rugby ripoff "football".
It's like the US calling black people african-american; their not from Africa, their American. They're black. Just as white Americans aren't britain-american... "

Not to be a dick but it's time for a reality check. According to wikipedia, modern SOCCER came around 1863. Footbal (the real kind, not guys in shorts) around 1869. That's six years difference, hardly "well before". Going by popularity alone, I think the rugby ripoff won easily. Just so you are aware, it's not called football only in America. I believe the F in CFL stands for football, although I could be wrong. Even the euros know what real football is; NFL Europe ain't skinny guys in shorts tearing off their shirts.

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