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  1. another one lol but very witty tee
  2. groaner. Pythagoras just rolled over twice.
  3. Damn that selfish Adam!
  4. My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?' 'No,' she answered. I then said, 'Is that your final answer?' She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.' So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.' And that's when the fight started...
  5. That has been around for years. The Cleveland Browns were named for their founder and first head coach Paul Brown btw.
  6. After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.' .......And that's when the fight started...
  7. In a perfect world! Or, the American court system. Google ambulance chaser!
  8. I have been sitting at my cpu screen for a long time chanting HEX! HEX! I had no idea it would actually work. I will set my wrath on others now! You have suffered enough! I had a couple of root canals in my life and I pray never again.
  9. I did not know any of that. Thanks for educating me!
  10. I saw the whooping. I didn't hear the manager's excuse. I can understand the player's POV. They are middle of the table. They won't be in the top five. They won't be relegated. I posted my opinion of BLM in the politics section. They chose a great name but I suspect most don't know much about them apart from the great sounding name. As I said, I naive on much about the UK beyond general history. We are like that here. You all know far more about us and your continental neighbors than we do about you. I do now a bit about Germany because my mom was from there and I have many cousins still living but still I should know more. I had the telly on with the match pregame. It is amazing how popular Liverpool is among my countrymen. Tweets from the likes of Samuel L. Jackson. The Boston Red Sox scoreboard lit up with a huge congratulatory message (and they're an Irish town). But the Red Sox know a long draught between titles. How many records can Liverpool set? A remarkable year! I wonder if Sir Paul and Sir Ringo are fans.
  11. With the plane/banner? Yes. The game was televised here. The aftermath, no. At the time the owner threatened to impose a lifetime ban on those responsible. I recall that players had been alerted to its likelihood in advance. That's all we got here.
  12. I am very naive about your football on a professional level. The sport itself is worldwide of course. I don't know the motivations of individual owners or who most of the owners are. From what you are saying, if I read it right, is that you have many owners who are more concerned about profit than in winning cups. I am not saying that to be disruptive in any way. That describes my country's entire professional sports industry, which I enjoy. My points earlier are that I enjoy the way your system works also. Nothing is perfect. I respect the loyalty to city and citizens to team over a lifetime. When I started watching the EPL many years ago, I knew nothing and latched on to players. Then it was Renaldo, Lampard and Gerard and a few others. I still don't know about life in Burnley and Leicester and Aston Villa and many other places in the UK but because you all have passion between team and town, I am perpetually curious to understand more.
  13. jacko. A red is unnecessary for a moderator. I am not fighting with you but you seem to have continuing issues with me. My use of language was only to draw things out and not therefore meant purely pejorative. If I was not on topic, I apologize. I sincerely applaud the Premiership and how your leagues function. Go Reds!
  14. With all the money we have printed lately, I hope in a way others benefit. This thing about a nation's currency...even after 50 years of paying attention is difficult to grasp at times. I hope you and your countrymen do well and far into the future. Thanks for your perspective!
  15. It was related to the Premier league and a wonderment how you do things so I disagree. I take it you were the red.
  16. Was the beginning more working class England?
  17. Do you agree with that assessment? Short term? Long term? Just curious.
  18. I'm not sure why a red for simply explaining how I see your better system in Europe. I was not promoting ours over yours. I wish the coward would come forth and explain why the red. It was cowardly. I think your system is better. It is community based. Ours is profit based on the side of owners. I may be wrong but I would like to learn why I'm wrong in my comparison.
  19. Yes. In many ways all of our sports are equally popular in the USA. In your football, there is also relegation which we don't have. A club can be in the top league one year, back down the next and then back up again. Being in a lower league does bot mean you won't play a team(s) from an upper league for a cup. We have nothing like that. We have lower leagues but it is players that move up or down (or overseas) and not teams (owned by top clubs for player development). Even our pro "soccer" league has no relegation. Your football is far more about community than anything we have. My late boss was a New York Yankees fan but he was raised in a coastal community in Northern California. That is how it is here. My daughter grew up with me a 49ers fan, She loves the Green Bay Packers. Her husband is from North Carolina. He brought his Panther's loyalty out west. That's a microcosm of who we are as fans. I think that is why we are so player oriented. If you grew up watching Michael Jordan on national TV, you might be a Chicago Bulls fan for life. edit: I forgot one critical aspect to American sports. Teams leave cities and move to another. The most recent is the Oakland Raiders of the NFL will this year be in Las Vegas. They had previously moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. To my knowledge there is only one sports franchise tied to a community. The Green Bay Packers are owned by the city of Green Bay and not a private owner or ownership group. By contrast, Chelsea will always be in London and Liverpool will always have their club. We have no permanent ties to a community here. The Yankees will likely always be in New York but people also thought the same of the Giants and Dodgers in the 1950s.
  20. We love our sports and our teams but it isn't like what you all have. Maybe if we had just one sport...but you all have cups and the best of Europe have a championship and then leagie players are off to their national teams for World Cup play. There is no other love affair in sport like your form of football. In South America, wasn't it so raucous at one point they built moats in the stadiums? That was a story many decades old, if true. edit: I found this https://imgur.com/gallery/JBjNv
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