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  1. ES Soccer Thread

    No. They looked really unimaginative. But like Italy and Germany in the past, if y0u have an in form goal scorer, you can win this thing. Solid defending doesn't hurt either.
  2. Random Thought Thread

    There's some girl from america's got talent whose making the rounds on Facebook for her performance of Black Crowe's. It's awful. People love it. She's a gyrating mess. Yeah, she gets into it—call it courage, call it brave but it's not talent in my book.
  3. ES Soccer Thread

    Since FIFA started tracking stats in WC matches, they showed most goals are scored in the last ten minutes of each half in the men's game. Women's game tends to score early and hang on.
  4. ES Soccer Thread

    I usually don't ask unless people use the term "tiki-taka"
  5. WaPo: Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan

    Whoa. I'm a liberal, been saving forever. Why paint broad strokes? I know just as many or more Conservatives than Libs that are way in debt and don't save squat for retirement. Must be something in the Conservative Fear Mongering Talking Points Manual: Liberals trying to take down College Savings Plan. Know a **** ton of liberals who I talk policy with regularly and neither of these have ever even remotely come up.
  6. WaPo: Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan

    your real inheritance
  7. ES Soccer Thread

    Please name examples?
  8. WaPo: Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan

    Completely agree about the fear mongering bit. Fear is a poor motivator anyway. My workplace has done some great things in regards to 401k. We have matching and the default is that new employees are automatically enrolled up to the match. They can opt out if they want. Plus, they now do auto-escalation where your contribution ticks up 1% annually (but you have to sign up for it). I think the one-size fits all dream of golfing your day away is an awful thing to sell to people. There are many ways to live during your golden years. For example, my mom is 75 she works 150 days a year (contractual limit) and spends the rest of her year as a retiree (traveling, seeing friends, etc). She has rental property income, she has her work income, a pension, retirement accounts, and lifetime private health coverage—it's a pretty good deal. I do think the article makes a great point about annuities and asset allocation. People seem to think that when you retire/hit 65 you shift 20/80 to bonds but you still (should) have a lot of life left and time for that $$ to grow. Annuities guarantee income in retirement which is what this whole game is about—so it may not be a bad idea for a lot of people. The concept of retirement didn't really exist until 4-5 decades(?) ago. Plus you were supposed to have the tripod effect of SS, savings, and a pension. Life expectancy was also shorter. And to your point—it was a scam/pitch by southern developers in the Sun Belt to get people to move to their new builds. There wasn't a lot of work there, but why did that matter if you were retired?
  9. ES Soccer Thread

    They need to stop appointing these name brand former players as national manager.
  10. ES Soccer Thread

    I rewatched Spain last night. Those guys had a plan. They attacked up the left flank 95% of the time. Probably to keep any counter opposite of CR7’s side. After Halftime Portugal moved Ronaldo’s defensive starting position more centrally and Spain flipped it and attacked 80% on the right flank. portugal defensively were decent too. First was a close penalty call. Second was a long ball (the only long ball Spain played all night) and Costa won a 1v6. Then scored from a sweet set piece. Overall they contained the Spain attack as best as anyone could. Spain didn’t give much away in open play either.
  11. ES Soccer Thread

    France hve no identty for as good a collection of talent as they have. Spain wanted to play possession. Portugal we’re willing to defend and counter. France just seem like they don’t have a plan.
  12. ES Soccer Thread

    Giroud does what OG does best
  13. ES Soccer Thread

    You are right but They tend not to do the double jeopardy thing now- a red AND penalty. They can but only in severe situations.
  14. ES Soccer Thread

    Ah. I’m always second guessing myself. Didnt realize there was so much team politics in the squad. Framce are not cohesive. They are not doing little things. Their talent is far far superior.
  15. ES Soccer Thread

    Necessité un Giroud