| Soccer Board|| Drogba returning to Chelsea - benhamin5555 on 7/21/14 at 7:20 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Please help me understand: Liberalism - benhamin5555 on 7/19/14 at 12:41 pm|
I'll try to give a somewhat reasonable answer.
I think the main idea behind liberalism is that collectively we are stronger than the individual; that we should have government programs for healthcare etc. Liberals are fueled by evidence from countries like Canada and Sweden, which objectively are...
| Soccer Board|| Best players of the last 20 years - benhamin5555 on 7/18/14 at 6:08 pm|
Keeper - Gianluigi Buffon
Defense- Roberto Carlos, Fabio Cannavaro, Javier Zanetti, Nemanja Vidic
Midfield- C. Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Messi, Zidane
Forwards- Thierry Henry, Ronaldo
| Political Talk|| New Zealand proposal- accused rapists would have to "prove" consent - benhamin5555 on 7/17/14 at 12:10 pm|
[link=(http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/accused-rapists-would-have-to-prove-consent-in-law-reversal-proposed-by-new-zealand-politicians-9592559.html)]This is a fricking joke[/link]
| Soccer Board|| re: Is there some equivalent of NFL Sunday Ticket for the EPL? - benhamin5555 on 7/16/14 at 3:04 pm|
[quote]It's called NBC Sports. [/quote]
What if say Chelsea and Man U both had a match at the same time, and NBC was showing Man U how would I be able to watch Chelsea then?...
| Soccer Board|| Is there some equivalent of NFL Sunday Ticket for the EPL? - benhamin5555 on 7/16/14 at 3:00 pm|
I want to try and watch most of Chelsea's EPL games this season. Do any of you know a way this is possible? Besides that one illegal site....
| Soccer Board|| re: I know people joke about it but will Gus Johnson actually announce the 2018 WC? - benhamin5555 on 7/16/14 at 1:44 pm|
[quote]Why do people believe this? Knowledge of the game is all that's required, who gives a shite what their accent is. There were/are plenty of gaffes in commentary from British announcers in soccer games. Are they just just supposed to have some automatic credibility because they're British?[/quot...
| Soccer Board|| I know people joke about it but will Gus Johnson actually announce the 2018 WC? - benhamin5555 on 7/16/14 at 1:31 pm|
I hope not.
People without British accents should not commentate soccer matches in English. It's just as weird as if a British guy were commentating the Super Bowl....
| Soccer Board|| Do you like having 4 knockout rounds or would you like having a 2nd group stage? - benhamin5555 on 7/14/14 at 10:20 pm|
A while ago the WC consisted of a group stage followed by another group stage, with the winners of the 2nd group state progressing to the semi-finals. Some older people I know have said they prefer this format, and don't know why FIFA switched.
I personally like knockout stages because of the ext...
| Soccer Board|| re: I'd like to become a fan of a European soccer club, but I don't want to become a - benhamin5555 on 7/14/14 at 8:20 pm|
[quote]You'll have much more fun supporting Chelsea or Man U than Everton or Tottenham
It's true :dunno: ...
| Soccer Board|| re: I'd like to become a fan of a European soccer club, but I don't want to become a - benhamin5555 on 7/14/14 at 5:31 pm|
Don't listen to anyone that calls you a "bandwagon" fan just because you decide to support a good team. You'll have much more fun supporting Chelsea or Man U than Everton or Tottenham...
| Soccer Board|| re: It's now in your hands, Fox - benhamin5555 on 7/13/14 at 4:52 pm|
Watching a soccer match without 2 British announcers really just doesn't feel right. I hated listening to Taylor Twellman and that Mexican guy in this WC, and Gus Johnson really can't do soccer very well either....
| Soccer Board|| Would you rather your team win a domestic title or a Champions League title? - benhamin5555 on 7/12/14 at 5:20 pm|
A buddy of mine who is a devout AS Roma fan told me he'd rather see Roma take the Scudetto (Serie A title) than win the Champions League if he could pick one or the other.
If I were asked the same question, I'd easily give the opposite response. The Champions League is the world's premier soccer...
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup 3rd Place Match: Brazil vs. Netherlands | 3:00 CDT | ESPN - benhamin5555 on 7/12/14 at 3:04 pm|
I know no one cares because it's the 3rd place match, but what if this was the final?
Is FIFA really going to continue to allow such horrible officiating to go unpunished?...
| Soccer Board|| Who is favored to win EPL this season? - benhamin5555 on 7/10/14 at 12:16 pm|
Who do you think will win?...
| Movie/TV Board|| What is the most you've binge watched a show in a single day? - benhamin5555 on 7/9/14 at 10:11 pm|
I think I watched 6 episodes of 24 once while barbecuing a pork shoulder. I would check on the meat after each episode :lol:...
| Soccer Board|| re: Why didn't the Dutch bring on the backup keeper again? - benhamin5555 on 7/9/14 at 5:42 pm|
I feel like he's gonna be roasted for wasting the subs if they lose. The current goalie is 0/16 on saving penalties......
| Soccer Board|| re: Why didn't the Dutch bring on the backup keeper again? - benhamin5555 on 7/9/14 at 5:38 pm|
| Soccer Board|| Why didn't the Dutch bring on the backup keeper again? - benhamin5555 on 7/9/14 at 5:36 pm|
It worked last time, why not again?...
| Political Talk|| Question for pro-life people on here - benhamin5555 on 7/9/14 at 3:56 pm|
If it was known for sure that a baby would be born with severe mental retardation, would you still be opposed to the mother having an abortion?...
| Soccer Board|| Why are refs giving out yellow cards like parking tickets these days? - benhamin5555 on 7/9/14 at 3:46 pm|
Players are getting yellows for very minimal offenses left and right. Wtf?...
| Soccer Board|| Brazil-Germany match on Pornhub - benhamin5555 on 7/8/14 at 10:10 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| Favorite beer, vodka, and whiskey - benhamin5555 on 7/8/14 at 6:36 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best big cities to visit and live in the U.S. - benhamin5555 on 7/8/14 at 1:33 pm|
[quote]Only if you can afford to live in certain neighborhoods[/quote]
I'm no OT baller by any means but you can live a pretty comfortable life here in LA without having a lot of money.
Having lived in both SF and LA I can say with certainty that LA is better. SF is dirty, crowded, and absurdl...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best big cities to visit and live in the U.S. - benhamin5555 on 7/8/14 at 1:29 pm|
[quote]The actual city of Los Angeles is a terrifying concrete hellhole[/quote]
This is a dumb misconception. I'm guessing you've never been to LA?
There are shitty parts for sure, but West LA is absolutely awesome. Many of the extremely nice areas you mention lie within city limits....
| O-T Lounge|| Best big cities to visit and live in the U.S. - benhamin5555 on 7/8/14 at 1:23 pm|
3. San Francisco
3. Los Angeles...
| Political Talk|| re: Colorado offered free birth control — and teen births fell by 40 percent - benhamin5555 on 7/7/14 at 7:14 pm|
[quote]I honestly would 100% be in favor of using my tax dollars to pay for free birth control if it meant abortion would be outlawed and made a felony manslaughter.
How would others feel?[/quote]
As long as we're not counting the Morning After pill etc as "abortion" then sure...
| Political Talk|| Colorado offered free birth control — and teen births fell by 40 percent - benhamin5555 on 7/7/14 at 7:06 pm|
Thoughts? Article claims that abortion dropped 35% as well.
| Soccer Board|| re: Yellow Card Suspension - benhamin5555 on 7/5/14 at 5:25 pm|
It's easily the worst rule in all of sports. Then again what can we expect from such a shitty organization as FIFA....
| O-T Lounge|| Feminist article says not all men have penises - benhamin5555 on 7/3/14 at 2:57 pm|
[quote]3. All Men Have Penises
Many items here focus on the anatomy of those assigned male at birth to create a space for topics boys don’t always get a chance to properly discuss.
We again emphasize that gender iden...