Manchester United, Go Team USA!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Motley, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Or is it team US Federal Reserve?
    I got a few chuckles out of this thought. In these times one needs a good laugh.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow... so the Fed actually decided to do it.

    This whole business of being on the brink for this long and this catastrophically is scary....

    P.S. Is spelling Manchester wrongly part of your joke or unintentional? :p
     
  3. Motley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Uh, I'll say part of the joke, yeah.:eek:
     
  4. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Man City have got a lot of money these days. Maybe they can sponsor them :D
     
  5. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Considering ManU is owned by the Glazers, maybe we can put the Tampa Bay logo on Alex Ferguson's squad.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Oh yes. Thanks, Motley; lol; you have just made my day with that thought and thanks for the link.
    Cheers
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I've heard the same joke making its rounds today.

    I think Man U should have to wear a U.S. flag on their chests from now on. :D

    Hey, the owners are American anyway.
     
  8. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    First time I ever heard of that team, was in the movie, "The Day After Tomorrow".
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    You lot are lucky, you don't have to drive past the stadium to get to town :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It could be worse. A friend of mine lives in Leeds and – to get to the City Centre – he has to drive past Elland Road.

    I don't know how he copes.
     
  11. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    :D Me too!
     
  12. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    :p It's so wierd that footballs supposed to be played by 1/6 of the planet or just over 1 Billion people...

    Yet the average USA resident probably wouldn't even recognise the top teams if they were read to them, it's so very weird, you seem to be wrapped in your cocoon of baseball, american football and basket ball. While the rest of the world plays footy :p
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    They dislike losing, and to that end they create their own sports. :p
     
  14. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    ...or, looking at it another way, we could say that we refused to allow the British Empire to impose it's games upon us. ;) :D

    But football is certainly a fourth or fifth sport in the US. I think it may someday be much more popular though.
     
  15. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Wouldn't a baseball diamond look kind of out of place on a soccer uniform?
    [​IMG]
     
  16. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Please, call it the Commonwealth. ;)

    Then you would have a lot of South Americans, Africans, Italians, etc, mad at you too. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Motley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They've been saying that forever. I don't think it will even be popular compared to the "big" U.S. sports.

    But then again I really don't watch any sports (just can't bring myself to care) so what do I know.
     
  18. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You mean like Baseball ;):)
     
  19. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Italy was once part of the Commonwealth? :eek:

    When did this happen?
     
  20. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Shhh!

    Don't go talking about it other wise they'll find out!!
     
  21. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Hey man, you guys threw it away. All that poncy-polo and cricket was more "dignified" apparently... We picked up an unknown sport and made it our own. :)

    At least basketball is indigenous...although, like the M1 Garand, it's an American phenomenon invented by a Canadian, though once he'd done something as clever as inventing a sport he realized he should become an American citizen, which he did...:D
     
  22. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    My point being that Footie was not forced upon most of the World by conquest.

    The Americans are just slow to come to the table, as they are wont to do. ;)
     
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    GeminiTableFootball.jpg

    It is a very nice table, though.
     

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