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Re: “Five reasons why you shouldn't join the Brazil bandwagon in this World Cup

Oh, Mr. Fobi, I do not understand you. The stadium view did not do you any good, because if you had been watching a television then you would have seen that Cristiano Ronaldo dove without being touched. As I recall, he got a yellow card for fake diving!
It is clear to me that you do not understand Brasilian soccer. Until you go to Brasil, you will never know. Unlike in the United States, we don't have AYSO. Children here teach themselves. Soccer is a way of life. I don't think that you realize that when you put down Brasilian soccer, you are essentially putting down a part of Brasilian culture. Go to the favelas. Then, my friend, you will see what Brasilian soccer really is.
Anyway. Why write an article telling people who NOT to support? It'd be much less offending, as well as useful, to write one about which teams TO support. If you don't like Brasil, fine, I couldn't care less, but you don't need to write an entire article explaining why others should hate Brasil too. Wouldn't you feel angry if someone wrote an article telling you why you should hate the US?
We'll see how Brasil fairs in its friendly against the United States on August 11. As for me, I hope a Brasilian victory will help you to realize that Brasil is not as terrible as you think.
PS: Robinho and Lucio are two of the nicest men I've ever met. Contrary to your belief, they do not resonate any amount of smugness. Don't forget that most of these players grew up in the favelas.
As for you, Spite, I agree, this wasn't Brasil's best team. However, I would hesitate to call this team "cynical". In their defense, they had very right to be confident after winning every major competition they entered after 2006 with the exception of the Beijing Olympics. And Luis Fabiano's goal was a masterpiece. I'm sure if it had been an American goal, you wouldn't be saying the things you just said. Instead, you and ESPN would be hailing "the advent of major American soccer influence" and the talent of the team. But, it's cynical when Brasil does it. Eu hem?! Que coisa..

Posted by nofbrasil on 07/09/2010 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Five reasons why you shouldn't join the Brazil bandwagon in this World Cup

Two more points:
Your note about Brasil's media idolizing Brasil is idiotic. What country doesn't post positive news about their own national soccer team?! The American media does it.. Why is it wrong for the Brasilian media to do it? Anyway, the majority of the Brasilian news this year has been negative toward the team. Unlike the "everything is perfect because we're better anyway" American media, our media actually highlights the faults of the team. EXAMPLE: American headline after the US's loss to Ghana: "American Team Puts Up Valiant Fight But Cannot Edge Ghanains".
Brasilain headline after Brasil's loss to Holland: "Disgraceful Brasil Loses Dismally To Holland". Where's the media idolization now? Not in Brasil, but in your precious America.
Ignorant hypocrite.
Secondly, who in the name of God are you to be talking about Brasilian racism when a few sentences before you said you were playing "Where's Negro"? Again, another example of ridiculous hypocrisy. Please, think before you write. It helps. ;)
I hope that you won't be covering the 2014 World Cup in Brasil. It might be too much for your poor little heart to see a Brasilian victory and yet another horrendous performance by the American national team. Maybe covering baseball and basketball would be better for you. You seem to have no problems coming up with ridiculous analogies using those sports!

Posted by nofbrasil on 07/07/2010 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Five reasons why you shouldn't join the Brazil bandwagon in this World Cup

You, Mr. Fobi, clearly do not understand Brasil. Overly smug? Racist? You automatically assume that because Brasil has won the World Cup more times than any country we are arrogant. We left South Africa with grace and honor, accepting that Holland deserved to win. Anyway, do not forget that it was your (and my) little country that went into the match against Ghana, confident over a miracle win over Algeria, expecting to win easily. Well, guess what, they lost. Quite humiliatingly. Second, regarding your point about Lucio faking, you have isolated Lucio alone. Every player in the world does it. It's not acceptable, but they ALL do it. Don't try to pin the blame on Lucio and the Brasilian team. As a matter of fact, Lucio was also the "cleanest" player in the 2006 World Cup, going 436 minutes without committing ONE
foul. Doesn't fit with your ill-formed logic, does it? As for your point about white Brasilians being racist, you shouldn't even have said it. Have you been to Brasil? I assume not. The majority of people in attendance of soccer games in Brasil are black. There are also many white people too, and there is NO racism at all. Anyway, I don't see how the fact that more white Brasilians were financially able to travel to South Africa than black Brasilians is racist. In addition, you shouldn't be talking, because the United States is the most racist country I've ever been to! Ever been to Compton?
Lastly, you seem not to have recognized that Kaka was awarded "best player of the year" due to his efforts at the CLUB level. His work on the national team was not outstanding this year, but neither was Messi's or Cristiano Ronaldo's.
So please, next time, research some more before you publish an article of ignorant hate about the Brasilian team. Did you see any Brasilain articles advising people not to cheer for the US? I think not. But I understand, as an American, you're used to your country being the best at everything, and you're angry that Brasil is better at soccer. Remember the Confederations' Cup final last year? Reading this inane article, it seems you still may have some hard feelings over the United States's heartbreaking loss. ;)

Posted by nofbrasil on 07/07/2010 at 9:32 PM

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