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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Does anyone else think people take the World Cup too seriously?

This article: World Cup losers face swift retribution - thestar.com is so ridiculous that I just don't know what to say.

On June 26, a tiny but angry crowd mocked and vilified the Italian side as the players and coaches shuffled through Fiumicino airport with their luggage. And then, even before they were all through, the crowd just turned away.

“There is a lot of bitterness,” said Italian forward Fabio Quagliarella. “It’s understandable.”


It's a game, folks. No need to raise blood pressure levels. The one thing I loath about sports in general is that although a few competitive attitudes isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's when people get unreasonably angry over a game that makes me roll my eyes.

Life is too short...
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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It's a game, folks. No need to raise blood pressure levels.
Happens in Canada BIG time when it comes to hockey - even when little kids play.
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There are those who think football is a matter of life and death. This view greatly disappoints me. I can assure you.. it's much more important than that.
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There are those who think football is a matter of life and death. This view greatly disappoints me. I can assure you.. it's much more important than that.
I totally agree, Mr. Mayor.
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Appears to me some sports are an obsession or obsessive compulsion for some, and that is never a good thing.

Like Lars said, it IS only a game. Footie, hockey, whatever.
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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Yes, but then, I don't get the appeal of watching sports...
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Different nations get impassioned over different sports. Different nations define passion differently too. It's a big world.
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #8
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I get the appeal of watching sports (though I don't watch much myself) but I completely agree that too many people take sports way too seriously - especially when it doesn't affect their lives at all.

Watch the game, cheer, boo, whatever, then move on. There's always going to be another game the next day, week, season, etc.
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I can't forget the words of an Italian fan here in Toronto's "Little Italy" being interviewed on the radio immediately after elimination : "They (the team) will be met (at the airport) with tomatoes, they'll be better off to take a vacation in Mexico....and then sneak back into the country."
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Old Jul 6th, 2010, 04:05 AM   #10
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Lots of stuff is taken too seriously.

I've been watching the soccer and sometimes my kids ask who I'm cheering for. I always tell them that it doesn't matter to me who wins as long as the game is entertaining. I would've liked to see Ghana get to the final 4 but that was less cheering for them and more hoping that Africa would have representation. Nothing too serious though.
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