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World Cup
My salute to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
About this creation
As a typical US citizen, I have a healthy disregard for the sport of soccer. I guess I never learned to appreciate the finer points of flopping, nor do I understand the drama inherent in a 0-0 draw. Nevertheless, I figured I'd get into the spirit of current events and celebrate. This is my salute to the 2014 "World Cup" (and, yes, I know that I have pretty much punched my ticket for an express trip to Soccer Purgatory with this one).

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot: Go USA, ... I guess.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 23, 2014
It would be a pity if USA v Germany was played like that and against the spirit of the game. I can't deny that sort of thing does happen though... and I agree with you about injury time; sometimes the amount added seems so arbitrary. On the other hand, the second half of Germany v Ghana was scintillating.
 I made it 
  June 23, 2014
Quoting Cheryl P Ha!!!! A great tribute. Soccer is so foreign. It should stay that way. I'm a Red Wings fan.
Thanks! I think you may be right. I just don't know whether US sports fans will ever embrace soccer -- there are too many cultural hurdles, it seems. Maybe in time.
 I made it 
  June 23, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett Think of it as an opportunity to see some proper football; you know, with the feet... ;-) It can be a beautiful game (minus the bad acting). Just don't bother watching England play; that's not beautiful at all :( Differences aside, this is a cool and witty moc.
Thanks! I'll try to look at soccer with an open mind, but this weekend of World Cup play hasn't done anything to encourage my enthusiasm. The US team blew a victory in the last minute of their game against Portugal -- a minute that should never have been played. The whole concept of "injury time" is one of the dumbest ones in all of sports. It seems that every other sport has figured out how to stop the clock when there is an injury. Worse yet, it looks like the upcoming US-Germany game will be played to an intentional tie, guaranteeing that both teams advance. I'd be pretty ticked off I paid for a ticket to that game. Hopefully the elimination rounds will display a higher level of competition.
 I made it 
  June 23, 2014
Quoting Lego 4 Life Nice! Lol!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  June 21, 2014
Think of it as an opportunity to see some proper football; you know, with the feet... ;-) It can be a beautiful game (minus the bad acting). Just don't bother watching England play; that's not beautiful at all :( Differences aside, this is a cool and witty moc.
 I like it 
  June 21, 2014
Ha!!!! A great tribute. Soccer is so foreign. It should stay that way. I'm a Red Wings fan.
 I like it 
  June 20, 2014
Nice! Lol!
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  June 20, 2014
Quoting matt rowntRee THANK YOU!!! Not being a real fan of most sports other than hockey and all forms of auto racing, I find my least favorite being soccer. This is the perfect way to celebrate the fact that no one else enjoys this herd of drama queens except for every four years or so when Team USA (We have a soccer team?) actually wins a game only to get their posteriors whipped the next round. It's the "Hey, we're going to win it all, oh wait, never mind. How 'bout them Orioles?" feel that we as 'Muricans take real pride in. Excellent Matt on so many levels!
I had a feeling you might especially appreciate this one. While I enjoy a lot of different sports, I just can't get into soccer. It lacks the two key elements that are required to maintain the interest of most US fans -- violence and scoring. You can maybe do without one of the two, but soccer has neither. When I want to watch a sport played on a large field in which each team tries to put a ball into the other team's net, I watch lacrosse -- plenty of violence and scoring there. In fact, in its pure, original, Native American form, broken fingers and concussions were pretty commonplace.
 I made it 
  June 20, 2014
Quoting T.J. Brammer LOL!
Thanks!
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  June 20, 2014
Quoting Zach Lucia Sexy... No homo. ~Zach
Thanks, ... I think ;-)
 I made it 
  June 20, 2014
Quoting Gallardo of LU if people can post characters in bikini then why cant you post the Male equivalent without the male? either way this is great all though I do enjoy soccer and am American this was still hilarious! (and yes I call it soccer so I know I'm not an uber fan like the rest of the world)
Thanks! I know that there are a growing number of American soccer fans (like yourself), but, while I don't completely hate soccer, I still don't understand what the attraction is. There are probably about 30 or 40 sports I'd rather watch than soccer, and that includes some real "fringe" sports, like Australian rules football.
 I like it 
  June 20, 2014
THANK YOU!!! Not being a real fan of most sports other than hockey and all forms of auto racing, I find my least favorite being soccer. This is the perfect way to celebrate the fact that no one else enjoys this herd of drama queens except for every four years or so when Team USA (We have a soccer team?) actually wins a game only to get their posteriors whipped the next round. It's the "Hey, we're going to win it all, oh wait, never mind. How 'bout them Orioles?" feel that we as 'Muricans take real pride in. Excellent Matt on so many levels!
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
1 its unconvertable to wear with bricks. 2 sports such a waste of bricks. 3 at least you score with this one Matt. 4 i am supprised you are in to fashion lol.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
LOL!
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
Sexy... No homo. ~Zach
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
if people can post characters in bikini then why cant you post the Male equivalent without the male? either way this is great all though I do enjoy soccer and am American this was still hilarious! (and yes I call it soccer so I know I'm not an uber fan like the rest of the world)
 I made it 
  June 18, 2014
Quoting Corellian Engineering This is outstanding.
Thanks! Apparently the MOCpages admins don't share your opinion, as I have been censored off the "Everyone's LEGO creations" board once again. :-O
 I made it 
  June 18, 2014
Quoting Chris Phipson There are some mocs that give you a little giggle when you see them, and some that make you spit Mt. Dew all over the computer... this was the later. ~ Chris.
Thanks! The Mt. Dew eruption is exactly what I was shooting for this MOC.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
This is outstanding.
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  June 18, 2014
There are some mocs that give you a little giggle when you see them, and some that make you spit Mt. Dew all over the computer... this was the later. ~ Chris.
 I made it 
  June 18, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti When I first saw the thumbnail i had to do a double take . I like the way you show your SUPPORT! Ha ha ha! The FIFA logo is really hilarious in this context. Excellent work Matt!
Thanks, Clayton! You know, the FIFA logo tie-in actually didn't occur to me until you mentioned it -- I must be losing my edge. :-)
 I made it 
  June 18, 2014
Quoting Joe Ramlet Great paragraph and great build! Fantastic job, Matt.
Thanks! I have a feeling that the reaction to this MOC and my description of it will quickly separate the US (and perhaps Canadian) members of MOCpages from the rest. 8-)
 I made it 
  June 18, 2014
Quoting Locutus 666 lol we already discussed on flickr. ^^
Thanks. Yes, while it is mostly just for fun, I think I've conveyed my basic feeling about soccer pretty clear -- I don't hate it, but I just can't understand the fanaticism that it appears to evoke outside of the USA. That's probably how the rest of the world feels about American football.
 I made it 
  June 18, 2014
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J LOL!
Thanks! That is the response I was hoping for.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
When I first saw the thumbnail i had to do a double take . I like the way you show your SUPPORT! Ha ha ha! The FIFA logo is really hilarious in this context. Excellent work Matt!
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
Great paragraph and great build! Fantastic job, Matt.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
lol we already discussed on flickr. ^^
  June 18, 2014
LOL!
 
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