Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-12-2012, 07:23 PM   #316
Jasi
Quality?
 
Jasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Where the Rooster first crowed
Posts: 7,245
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

They are saying 80 millions for both Thiago Silva and Ibra!
Jasi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #317
Timmy D for MVP
Chuck Hayes Stan
 
Timmy D for MVP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: California
Posts: 8,048
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

I've been reading a lot about the gentrification of soccer across the globe. And in reading about it I've learned a lot about the old rooting habits of particular teams. I had always known Rangers v. Celtics and such but even things like the difference between like CSKA Moscow and Spartak. The tradition remains sometimes.

Now I'm a pretty liberal, sensible person who believes in equality and the like. I have learned that I am not what would have been considered the average Chelsea fan back in the day.

But I became a fan in an odd way. Before I seriously followed soccer I enjoyed a FIFA game or two. The team I often played with was Chelsea, my favorite squad in the game. (I think 2004 is the edition). So when I started following, I began to gravitate toward Chelsea's broadcasts. In time I fell in love with the team, and I count the Champions League title among the top-3 of my happiest sports moments. Not the average path of a fan, I am purely a football fan.

Which got me wonderin:

How did you guys become supporters of your current teams?
Timmy D for MVP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 08:57 PM   #318
niko
I Run NY.
 
niko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 30,738
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy D for MVP
I've been reading a lot about the gentrification of soccer across the globe. And in reading about it I've learned a lot about the old rooting habits of particular teams. I had always known Rangers v. Celtics and such but even things like the difference between like CSKA Moscow and Spartak. The tradition remains sometimes.

Now I'm a pretty liberal, sensible person who believes in equality and the like. I have learned that I am not what would have been considered the average Chelsea fan back in the day.

But I became a fan in an odd way. Before I seriously followed soccer I enjoyed a FIFA game or two. The team I often played with was Chelsea, my favorite squad in the game. (I think 2004 is the edition). So when I started following, I began to gravitate toward Chelsea's broadcasts. In time I fell in love with the team, and I count the Champions League title among the top-3 of my happiest sports moments. Not the average path of a fan, I am purely a football fan.

Which got me wonderin:

How did you guys become supporters of your current teams?

I saw Drogba play and thought WOW HE IS FREAKING AWESOME. Then i saw Chelsea play and thought WOW EPL IS FREAKING AWESOME. So i decided to follow and tried to find a team to follow but since i was already watching Chelsea while watching EPL i got stuck on them. Then i found out they don't like Man U and since Rooney looks like such an obvious dick it just fit to hate them.

I also learned a lot of the players through FIFA.
niko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 10:32 PM   #319
knickballer
Very good NBA starter
 
knickballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 2010 offseason
Posts: 8,726
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasi
They are saying 80 millions for both Thiago Silva and Ibra!

Holy shit. How the **** can PSG afford the wage demands for both Silva and Ibra?

The Man City of mainland Europe?
knickballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:52 AM   #320
Lebowsky
Hi, how are you?
 
Lebowsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 6,450
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by knickballer
Holy shit. How the **** can PSG afford the wage demands for both Silva and Ibra?

The Man City of mainland Europe?

Because it's owned by Qatar Investment Authority.
Lebowsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 04:58 AM   #321
Mr Clutch Melo
NUGGETS ALL THE WAY
 
Mr Clutch Melo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 4,275
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by knickballer
Holy shit. How the **** can PSG afford the wage demands for both Silva and Ibra?

The Man City of mainland Europe?

Not even 0,01% of their net worth.
Mr Clutch Melo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 08:47 AM   #322
Nick Young
WE THE PEOPLE
 
Nick Young's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: swag
Posts: 16,663
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by niko
I saw Drogba play and thought WOW HE IS FREAKING AWESOME. Then i saw Chelsea play and thought WOW EPL IS FREAKING AWESOME. So i decided to follow and tried to find a team to follow but since i was already watching Chelsea while watching EPL i got stuck on them. Then i found out they don't like Man U and since Rooney looks like such an obvious dick it just fit to hate them.

I also learned a lot of the players through FIFA.
Good man, you have a quality eye for amazing talent. Everyone who sees Drogba recognizes his genius. Too bad you missed Essien's prime when he was shitting on and destroying entire teams single-handedly PLUS scoring epic goals. I pray that next season atleast for a few games Essien will reclaim his form and reach those amazing heights once again, he plays football how it is meant to be played


Looks like Dzagoev is earning his trip to Stamford bridge this summer, everyone already knows Chelsea is his favorite club as he has repeated multiple times and Lampard his favorite player.

let's face reality here people, this is a top 5 goal of the decade
http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=1147499&t=o GIFSoup

Last edited by Nick Young : 06-13-2012 at 08:50 AM.
Nick Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #323
Jasi
Quality?
 
Jasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Where the Rooster first crowed
Posts: 7,245
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy D for MVP
I've been reading a lot about the gentrification of soccer across the globe. And in reading about it I've learned a lot about the old rooting habits of particular teams. I had always known Rangers v. Celtics and such but even things like the difference between like CSKA Moscow and Spartak. The tradition remains sometimes.

Now I'm a pretty liberal, sensible person who believes in equality and the like. I have learned that I am not what would have been considered the average Chelsea fan back in the day.

But I became a fan in an odd way. Before I seriously followed soccer I enjoyed a FIFA game or two. The team I often played with was Chelsea, my favorite squad in the game. (I think 2004 is the edition). So when I started following, I began to gravitate toward Chelsea's broadcasts. In time I fell in love with the team, and I count the Champions League title among the top-3 of my happiest sports moments. Not the average path of a fan, I am purely a football fan.

Which got me wonderin:

How did you guys become supporters of your current teams?

Well, I'm Italian so it's quite natural to grow up a football fan.

I am from Sicily and my hometown team very rarely reaches Serie A, and at the time I was young they were in a very low division, so everyone would pick a "serie A" team to be fan of, and it's mostly a choice between Juve, Milan or Inter, the winningest ones.

Instead, I was "infected" by my father, who had become a fan of Fiorentina in his younger years ('50s) when they had won the first of the two titles of their history.
So I grew up (and of course still am) a Fiorentina fan, which is a "second range" team in Italy and may sneak a Coppa Italia win every ten years or so, or reach Europa League finals or Champions League knock-out stage at best.
Jasi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #324
Skywalker
LFC|JAYS|RAPS|VIKES
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 14,977
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Liverpool's new 3rd kit



Skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #325
jamal99
Valar Morghulis
 
jamal99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Serbia
Posts: 4,992
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Is that true? That thing looks awful...
jamal99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #326
niko
I Run NY.
 
niko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 30,738
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skywalker
Liverpool's new 3rd kit



it looks like a gay old man designed new laker uniforms. that's a joke right?
niko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 09:16 AM   #327
alenleomessi
GloryhunterSinceThe90s
 
alenleomessi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 17,583
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

queer club = queer jerseys

why are u surprised
alenleomessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #328
Skywalker
LFC|JAYS|RAPS|VIKES
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 14,977
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by niko
it looks like a gay old man designed new laker uniforms. that's a joke right?

I wish.
Skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #329
blablabla
.
 
blablabla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austria
Posts: 7,184
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by alenleomessi
queer club = queer jerseys

why are u surprised
blablabla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #330
Black Joker
NBA rookie of the year
 
Black Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 6,933
Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

According to David Ornstein of the BBC, a highly respected and reliable source, Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud has made a decision,

Quote:
David Ornstein
@bbcsport_david
Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Giroud. Medical and other administrative procedures will be completed after Euro 2012 #bbcfootball #afc

i like it. Podolski and now Giroud. RVP will have help/backups
Black Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:29 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy