insert brofist here. Look at the tags. KNOWS USA HAS ll BIG comm: up mu wmm.. Which team? Football season hasn't even started yet! Were they training in Belgium or something? tags


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User avatar #13 - jackmanagan (07/03/2014) [-]
oddly enough 4th of july isnt a big holiday here a lot of people just kinda skip it.

its downright unamerican for the most american holiday
User avatar #30 to #13 - chaosbreaker (07/03/2014) [-]
We acknowledge the day, we just spend it like a nice day of summer. Barbeque outside, play with sprinklers, that kind of stuff. Also, fireworks.
User avatar #33 to #13 - tiredofthis (07/03/2014) [-]
I can't say as I remember one single 4th that we didn't drive over to alabama and buy hundreds of dollars worth of things that go boom.
User avatar #128 to #13 - dubslao (07/03/2014) [-]
i dunno man
I can't think of a 4th of July in my entire life where there have not been parties
User avatar #129 to #13 - nigeltheoutlaw (07/03/2014) [-]
lolwut? I've never met anyone who didn't at least acknowledge the day with a special dinner or something.
User avatar #20 to #13 - manofbeardliness (07/03/2014) [-]
We just use it as an excuse to get wasted and light fireworks. The 4th is one of my favorites.
User avatar #70 to #13 - missaddie (07/03/2014) [-]
For you maybe, where I'm at (South Dakota) there's fireworks in every city at sundown. Not to mention thousands of people go to see the Mount Rushmore fireworks when they're not cancelled due to fire danger. And in the week prior and on the 4th itself people shoot fireworks off in front of their houses
#32 to #13 - willgum (07/03/2014) [-]
fireworks *****
User avatar #58 to #13 - fuckingtrolls (07/03/2014) [-]
I disagree, we have a barbecue every 4th of july
And I live in canada
#68 to #13 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
fireworks everywhere, ******* bottle rocket wars, bbq with the family... what kind of american are you? we must celebrate our freedoms
#31 to #13 - brisineo (07/03/2014) [-]
You, sir, have not been to Utah.

We have a state holiday on the 24th, with an ordinance allowing Class B fireworks (that's the kind that go up and splode in the air all patriotic like) a week before July 4 until a week after the 24. It sounds like a war zone every night for a month straight. I counted 121 fireworks in 10 minutes last night.
And don't get me started on the Stadium of Fire. I still have tinnitus from when they used dynamite in their fireworks finale.
#38 to #31 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
#135 to #38 - thiswasnttaken (07/03/2014) [-]
That's a different disease, you dick-waffle.
Tetanus: Flesh eating disease, usually from touching rust. Also called lockjaw.
Tinnitus: A continuous ringing in your ears often caused by loud noises.
User avatar #19 to #13 - fuckthehabs (07/03/2014) [-]
Ya I don't know where you're getting that from. I think you need to either find better friends or get out more, and I don't mean that as an insult.
User avatar #15 to #13 - masdercheef (07/03/2014) [-]
People usually just skip it? I can not at all imagine that. Most of the people I know have some sort of party or at least acknowledge it on the day
User avatar #41 to #15 - vorarephilia (07/03/2014) [-]
Our local church buys professional grade fireworks every year. roads in front of my house about a mile away have people parked to watch them.

IDK WTF that ***** is talking about.
User avatar #1 - whiteusername ONLINE (07/02/2014) [-]
Which team? Football season hasn't even started yet! Were they training in Belgium or something?
#7 to #1 - crocodilorage (07/02/2014) [-]
User avatar #2 to #1 - mattindahouse [OP](07/02/2014) [-]
Don't you americans follow up the World Cup?
#4 to #2 - swagloon (07/02/2014) [-]
Americans don't call Football, Football.   
You know this.    
He's making a joke about it.    
			****		 your comment.
Americans don't call Football, Football.
You know this.
He's making a joke about it.
**** your comment.
#3 to #2 - anon (07/02/2014) [-]
Obvious bait is obvious.
#5 to #1 - grasman ONLINE (07/02/2014) [-]
You're talking about handegg right?
The american prole-version of football.
User avatar #54 to #5 - damping (07/03/2014) [-]
>Prole version

Soccer is literally the sport for poor people.
#88 to #54 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
No thats nascar.
#22 to #1 - nexdemise (07/03/2014) [-]
Football, the sport where the objective is to kick the ball into the opponent's goal. Not to be confused with handegg where the objective is to carry the egg to the enemy side of the field.
User avatar #27 to #22 - superfatman (07/03/2014) [-]
its called football because the ball is one foot long
#49 to #27 - noschool (07/03/2014) [-]
that's actually not correct, leaving aside the fact a standard NFL football is only 11in in length, The term "football" was officially established in the rule book for the 1876 college football season, when the sport first shifted from soccer-style rules to rugby-style rules and eventually the football we have today, the name football just stayed even as the rules changed into a different sport..
#29 to #22 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
>Ball is 1 foot long
>Kicking field goals

#79 to #29 - nexdemise (07/03/2014) [-]
11 inches to foot, eh? If you love the US customary system you should at least be consistent with it.

#110 to #79 - kingpongthedon (07/03/2014) [-]
If you have to wear armor to your job, you've passed the point you can be called a pansy a long time ago.  The hits in US football are way harder than they are in rugby, if they weren't wearing pads every game would be a prelude to a funeral.  That's not to say that rugby players aren't tough, but it's an entirely different game with entirely different safety needs.
If you have to wear armor to your job, you've passed the point you can be called a pansy a long time ago. The hits in US football are way harder than they are in rugby, if they weren't wearing pads every game would be a prelude to a funeral. That's not to say that rugby players aren't tough, but it's an entirely different game with entirely different safety needs.
#123 to #110 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
No they aren't, I've got worse injuries in Rugby than any of you pussies ever did playing your backwards weak rugby were you're to afraid to get injured.

Ever had rugby studs come flying at your ribs before? Didn't think so.
Rugby players are far tougher than any american "football" player.
#143 to #123 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
Had some fat prick step on my head with a pair of those, lucky the ****** noticed, otherwise I probably would've had brains all over my PE kit.
User avatar #113 to #110 - wooyoungkim (07/03/2014) [-]
I never played football or rugby, but I've seen rugby a few times, but i still don't know the rules.

Now, the Rugby players don't wear armor, but you mentioned the football tackles are harder; is this because of some regulation in rugby or football that make certain tackle illegal?
User avatar #115 to #113 - dcj (07/03/2014) [-]
No, it's because in football, you CAN hit harder. The protective pads mean you can hit as hard as you can without injuring yourself or others, at least in the short term.

In rugby, you have to check your strength. No so in American football.
#116 to #115 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
No, in American football, they dive tackle and lead with their heads. That is what causes a majority of injuries. In rugby, you wrap and pull them down which is safer and more secure. Also, I have seen people in my college rugby team (VCU Ram Rugby) play through injuries that professional football players don't (rolled ankles, broken noses, concussions). I'm not saying that football players are pansies, but they don't hit harder than rugby. Trust me (I've played both). They just hit in a way that causes more injury.
#130 to #116 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
I just want to point out that the reason any professional player wouldn't play through an injury that a college player might is because it's their JOB and livelihood they have to look after; if they play through an injury and **** it up even more, there goes their career. I'm just saying they have more to lose when injured.
User avatar #118 to #116 - dcj (07/03/2014) [-]
Really? Well, hell, that sounds like fun. Wish I could play rugby.

When I played football, we were told not to lead with our heads. There aren't any pads that can save a snapped neck. When tackling, we charged with our shoulders, where the pads are heaviest.
#131 to #29 - nexdemise (07/03/2014) [-]
Also forgot to add that American Handegg game only really takes about 10-15 minutes if you take out all the breaks and commercials.

Have egg. Have someone run 10 meters. Throw ball to them. Egghandler gets pinned. Have 2-3 minutes of break for hamburgers and soda. Move the game forward the 10 meters. Repeat until you're pretty much under their field or you fail to get it there 3 times. Switch around.

If you're way behind and far then **** it and kick the "ball", who knows, you might actually score.

Give it a few more years and this game will be played on mobility scooters.
#122 to #1 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
Pretty fly for a whiteusername guy.
User avatar #50 - colonelroymustang (07/03/2014) [-]
Tim Howard versus Belgium was a fun game at least.
#25 - MrDeadiron ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
Man, if only they had put up this much resistance during either of the World Wars.
User avatar #139 to #25 - theshadowed (07/03/2014) [-]
Learn your history mate. Belgium pretty much held off their own blitzkreig
#74 to #25 - edgecutter ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
Do we not get any credit whatsoever for WWI?
Come on! Look a bit closer will ya!?
Sure we couldn't hold them back at the borders, but they needed to pull their heaviest artillery (the 420 mm and 305 mm) out of their main force that was meant for France to come and take down our forts that were pestering the German flank.

Us Belgians held them back for a good month so that the Brits and French had enough time to get off their ass to do something.

Do we not get even the slightest bit of credit for Liège and Antwerpen?

And after all that, we still retreated over the Yzer and held it out from there through our great engineers who managed to flood the territory around the Yzer.

And then the Battle of Haelen. We actually managed to stop and slaughter a bunch of the best cavalry the Germans had. We simply laid a machine gun ambush over the river going through Haelen and waited until the Germans went "hurr durr, muh traditionalistic tactics!" and punished them severely for that.

Our army wasn't even a proper professional army, we just made do with what we had at the time. We put on uniforms from different divisions etc. confusing the **** out of the Germans, that and our soldiers could operate without a leader for their squad and/or company, unlike the Germans who stop functioning right after their officer dies.

Come on! If you're going to criticize Belgium's performance in WWI and WWII, then at least do your bloody research!


(Picture related, map of the forts around Antwerp during WWI)
#76 to #74 - thefloppinater (07/03/2014) [-]
It was a joke dude.
It was a joke dude.
#126 to #74 - clythoris (07/03/2014) [-]
If Belgium had just followed the France's Maginot wall plans, none of this would have happened. Or if France upgraded their military arsenal instead of building the wall. Or if the Brits had send more men. Or if the west Europe wouldn't allow Germany to seize their neighbours Or if C'thulu had enslaved the mankind. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
User avatar #90 to #74 - britbong (07/03/2014) [-]
You also made up a big portion of the SAS
User avatar #100 to #74 - snowshark (07/03/2014) [-]
Maybe this is just a thing because Belgium has never really had all that much exposure on the net so maybe you're not used to this kind of stuff but you really should calm down. I'm from the UK and this kind of historical inaccuracy is pretty widespread over the net. The best way to deal with it is to just explain it all cooly and keep your head about you else you'll end up going nutso sooner or later.

Also, you left out the part where they drowned Nazis in waffles and chocolate in WWII, which I think we can all agree is the real triumph of Belgium.
User avatar #147 to #100 - MrDeadiron ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
Or you know, it could just be a joke.
User avatar #148 to #147 - snowshark (07/03/2014) [-]
Those typically require wit and humour.
User avatar #149 to #148 - MrDeadiron ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
I can feel your butthurt from here dude.
#150 to #149 - snowshark (07/03/2014) [-]
You can feel my butt?
#75 - roggir (07/03/2014) [-]
Thank you America for a great game!

the nice people of Belgium
User avatar #133 to #75 - adrianking (07/03/2014) [-]
Thank you for actually being gracious about it, unlike every other Eurofag.
#142 to #133 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
> USA #1
> Gets **** on by a country that has a 1/30 the population of the US
> Mimimimi-stupid-eurofags
User avatar #144 to #142 - adrianking (07/03/2014) [-]
And here we have a fine example of 'every other Eurofag.'
#97 - waldowarcraft (07/03/2014) [-]
Tim Howard was just awesome though. I'm loving all the images of things he could have saved.
#125 to #97 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
Implying Guillermo Ochoa wasn't the better keep by far.
User avatar #43 - esquaredsixteen (07/03/2014) [-]
I noticed a lot of the Belgian comments about the game have been pretty cool. They commended American sportsmanship and appreciated a game consisting of fair play and no diving or play acting.
User avatar #44 to #43 - failtolawl ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
the **** you look at that for? there sure as hell aren't any of those comments here.
User avatar #46 to #44 - esquaredsixteen (07/03/2014) [-]
I guess I should have clarified that those comments were not here, but in other corners of the interwebs.
#37 - grimmwaters ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
Meanwhile, in America.
Meanwhile, in America.
User avatar #40 to #37 - dacluck (07/03/2014) [-]
Those teams are from Canada, not the United States.
#48 to #40 - amazingunicorn (07/03/2014) [-]
America, not U.S.
User avatar #56 to #48 - damping (07/03/2014) [-]
Sorry, America means the US in English. In fact only Spanish and Portuguese speakers consider the Americas to be one continent.
User avatar #146 to #56 - ibangbabys (07/03/2014) [-]
I speak spanish and we call it Estados Unidos
#66 to #56 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
Did you ever consider that he's from a spanish or portugese speaking country?
User avatar #106 to #66 - damping (07/03/2014) [-]
Then why is he correcting me on an English speaking website?
#152 to #56 - amazingunicorn (07/06/2014) [-]
But what about Canada and Mexico?
User avatar #153 to #152 - damping (07/07/2014) [-]
Those are called Canadians and Mexicans. They are both also North Americans.
#119 to #56 - tjocksnorris (07/03/2014) [-]
But America is a continent
User avatar #132 to #119 - damping (07/03/2014) [-]
Nope. Most of the world teaches it as North America and South America.
#36 - themassivefail (07/03/2014) [-]
Funny because true, depressing because i'm English
Funny because true, depressing because i'm English
User avatar #67 to #36 - hellsjester (07/03/2014) [-]
**** you dad
#42 to #36 - lotengo (07/03/2014) [-]
Football is coming hoam
#77 - yusay (07/03/2014) [-]
Tim Howard though, Jesus Christ.
Tim Howard though, Jesus Christ.
#91 to #77 - britbong (07/03/2014) [-]
Best goalie
User avatar #35 - wersand (07/03/2014) [-]
You know, you guys say what you want, I'm proud of our team for doing so well. Especially since we don't do it as a year round club sport like most other countries. I don't know if I'm just hanging around with the right people, but I was happy to see increased American interest in the world cup, and I hope it keeps up for the next time it rolls around.
#120 to #35 - cplkoeksuster (07/03/2014) [-]
I was surprised at the increased interest as well.
User avatar #95 to #35 - yonyon (07/03/2014) [-]
Yes, and everyone acknowledges the skills and passion your team showed. No one is laughing, everyone is genuinely positive about the US team.
kinda Belgium here
#26 - anon (07/03/2014) [-]
why is everyone automatically assuming that americans are all butthurt over this. dont you people realize that most of us dont give two french fried ***** about soccer
User avatar #105 to #26 - mynameisnotmike (07/03/2014) [-]
speak for yourself
User avatar #65 to #26 - jokexplain (07/03/2014) [-]
now you don't
User avatar #94 to #26 - coolalliki (07/03/2014) [-]
You did a week ago.
User avatar #6 - ubadubba (07/02/2014) [-]
You shouldn't have identified the holiday.
Now we don't have confused idiots to thumb down.
User avatar #73 to #6 - givememoarpony (07/03/2014) [-]
We still have the "durr soccer, durr handegg" people to thumb down.
#9 to #6 - thesecretberry (07/02/2014) [-]
This July?
User avatar #52 - electrickwalrus (07/03/2014) [-]
speaking of 4th of july the fireworks are going to be crap this year especially in AZ
#55 to #52 - afireinsidebrad (07/03/2014) [-]
remember to celebrate your freedom with a bunch a ****** fireworks and be sure not to get arrested for truely celebrating your freedom with ******* AWESOME FIREWORKS instead

at least here in Virginia.... ******* stupid
#108 to #52 - uhohboom (07/03/2014) [-]
My town will be getting raped by a tropical storm possibly hurricane by then right when we would normally have our fireworks.
#138 to #108 - saytwaa (07/03/2014) [-]
welcome to the club!
welcome to the club!
User avatar #57 to #52 - saltyfries (07/03/2014) [-]
come to Wisconsin, it's so ******* moist and wet up here that there's 0 risk of anything burning, anything. We're just getting pounded with rain this year, it's pissing me off because we had a cold winter and this summer isn't hot or sunny enough!
#59 to #57 - BoSvNCR ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
Oh my god the innuendo in this sentence
User avatar #60 to #59 - saltyfries (07/03/2014) [-]
honestly I didn't intend it to be that way... I mean we just keep getting rained on, day, after day, after day, after day... It's getting ridiculous
#61 to #60 - BoSvNCR ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
#62 to #61 - saltyfries (07/03/2014) [-]
Why? I'm just saying we keep getting rained on to the point where we can't blow up
User avatar #47 - tankerdude ONLINE (07/03/2014) [-]
we may have lost be it was still a hell of a game
#16 - learmy (07/03/2014) [-]
#71 to #16 - givememoarpony (07/03/2014) [-]
You're never going to get to -400.
User avatar #51 - shaazo (07/03/2014) [-]
That was heartbreaking, but Tim Howard is inhuman. I'm proud of my country's team fighting through one of the toughest groups (taking into account playing conditions, travel, and schedule) and sparking a comeback when everyone thought the last match was over. Go USA, and I hope to see the team improve! The future is bright for us, especially with Klinsmann as our coach.
#8 - iketterer (07/02/2014) [-]
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