Fancylad Liveblogs The World Cup Final

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 7 years ago in Sports

Fancy liveblogs the match from a sports bar in Long Beach. You"re invited. Click in and enter your reminder now.
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Male 8,302
> AbiElectric

As for the amazing octopus in question, I don`t know a lot about sea life, but it seemed unlikely to me that a creature which only lives a few months after breeding could live long enough to predict 8 winners in a row as the media are now saying (it was 6 a few days ago) so I googled `octopus lifespan` and found that even in the most favorable circumstances, the longest-lived species manages about 5 years.

It is always a good idea to apply Occam`s Razor to everything you see and read, especially on the internet, radio and TV, and question the fundamental premise first. Instead of blindly repeating the same crap I heard as fact, I used my brain, did some HOMEWORK and learned something new. Anyone repeating this octopus BS should have done the same.
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Male 8,302
> AbiElectric
> Actually Lionhart2 it can be octopuses, octopodes or octopi. I think someone should do their homework before corecting other people in such a rude way

Actually AbiElectric, homework is exactly the crux of the problem. If people knew anything about the roots of words, they would know that the plural being `i` or `uses` depends whether the word originally came from Greek or Latin. The other is NEVER correct, just ignorant. And `octopodes` is not correct either, because we are talking about English, and octopodes is the correct plural form IN LATIN not English.
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Male 94
i read somewhere that paul the octopus was 2 years old...
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Female 171
correcting* before I get lynched.
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Female 171
Actually Lionhart2 it can be octopuses, octopodes or octopi. Although octopuses is the most commonly used version. And although octopi is actually wrong, it`s a generally accepted term.

I think someone should do their homework before corecting other people in such a rude way.
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Male 54
Isn`t it that all things that end in - us can be pluralised with - i and - uses? I`m confused, just had a year in latin classes, can`t really recall whether it was things on - um on-i or things on - us
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Male 8,302
> Siyanor
> octopi are actually very intelligent

Unlike the average sports fan apparently. The plural of octopus is octopuses.

> xxPinkxx
> I know nothing about sports, especially football. But i think spain is gonna win. theres this octopus... it predicts who will win the cup, and its been right for 6 years in a row

Yep, you GOTTA believe an octopus who lives at least twice the longest known octopus lifespan (3 years).
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Male 36
swisskid? the end? they were thuggish from the start. I went in wanting them to win but after 20 minutes i just couldn`t bring myself to support them.
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Female 9,561
To death to the octopus! :(
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Male 1,184
marcus, I find it ridiculous that you always support the team that you think will win.
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Male 10,338
I will miss the Cup, but not the damn vuvuzelas!
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Male 10,338
No the Dutch do ;)
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Male 591
Now that it`s over, does the team from Spain get to eat the octopus?
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Male 440
Thank god that`s over for another four years.
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Male 103
Better team won. I found the Dutch were gettinh thuggish towards the end.
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Male 15,510
Congrats Spain :-)
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Male 677
@siyanor, im not doubting the intelligence of the octopus.
Im just saying that I think that its ridiculous that people seriously beleive that an animal that probably has no knowledge of the world cup, or indeed football, can predict who will win. i find it even more rediculous that a person would support a team because of said octopus.

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Male 25,417
that game was epic!
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Female 76
Go Netherlands
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Male 1,184
marcus, octopi are actually very intelligent. If you don`t know anything about the sport, it may be better to trust an octopus, or any animal, for that matter.

Also... you seem to think that support = believe will win... that is entirely wrong, and everyone with an ounce of intelligence in ANY field, not just sports, knows it.
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Male 4,867
"I know nothing about sports, especially football. But i think spain is gonna win. theres this octopus... it predicts who will win the cup, and its been right for 6 years in a row. he predicted spain. So im going with spain."

the same octopus that predicted Germany would beat Spain in the Euro 2008 final...always right my arse :L
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Male 906
I got 10 beer riding on this game! NETHERLANDS!
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Male 321
I just heard that an estimated 1 billion people will be watching the final around the world. Amazing.
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Male 677
@xxpinkxx you`re actually choosing which team to support, in the world cup final, based on a decision made by an invertibrate mollusk. Wow.
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Female 3,828
I know nothing about sports, especially football. But i think spain is gonna win. theres this octopus... it predicts who will win the cup, and its been right for 6 years in a row. he predicted spain. So im going with spain.
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Male 2,056
tomorrow!!
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Male 103
My guess is Holland as long as they can get the first goal. Spain`sw football playing is very negative they just pass the ball back and forth in their own half until they score a lucky goal (after which they play even more negatively). Holland shows true talent, so if they score first Spain will have to catch up and it will become interesting.
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Male 25,417
eeek!
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Male 6
Come on, where`s the love for Spain?

Go Spain!
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Male 23
Netherlands gonna win
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Male 1,184
Apparently it`s Sunday, July 11, though.
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Male 1,184
...I know WHAT it is. I said I don`t know WHEN it is.
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Male 140
@Siyanor in-case you where being serious it is a world wide soccer tournament :)
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Female 387
Come on Spain! [And wow, you know what the World Cup is! Welcome to the rest of the world! :D]
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Male 206
So whats going on? Whats the deal?
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Male 1,184
/me doesn`t know when the World Cup Final is
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Female 2,027
cheering on holland sunday. only coz im going there this summer for my holiday haha
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Male 25,417
meh!
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Female 42
Meh, Paul the octopus had predicted the European Cup correct all the way except the finals. But still, Netherlands FTW!
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Male 358
there is only one possible outcome, 2-1 for holland. paul the octopus has predicted it.
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Male 12,138
vv Fancy mate, Iroj is stalking your ass. Wish I was kidding about that. Be careful out there.
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Female 960
Hey Fancy, I`m actually staying in Venice Beach. We should meet up at that bar and watch the final together. :D
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Male 165
T_T go...spainz...

CanIhazWorldCup?
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Male 1,244
Can`t wait for it
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Male 12,138
[quote]Hopefully I can come. :)[/quote]
If Holland wins, I`ll definitely come. Possibly multiple times.
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Male 2,056
Holland MUST WIN THIS
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Male 25,417
this always fails for me!
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Female 3,828
I dont need a reminder. ill either remember, or be busy and away from my comp anyway.
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Male 54
WE`RE GONNA WIN! GO HOLLANDDD ;D
Laat die leeuw niet in z`n hempie staan ;D
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Male 2,549
I love Fancylad but...THE MATCH, I`ve got to watch it with undivided attention.(Excluding half-time of course)
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Female 9,561
Hopefully I can come. :)
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Male 15,510
I bet that Brazil was going to be champs, Spain end up second and Germany third. I dont get any points for the champ of course but if I get Spain and Germany right, I win the bet!

Go Netherlands!
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Female 1,780
Link: Fancylad Liveblogs The World Cup Final [Rate Link] - Fancy liveblogs the match from a sports bar in Long Beach. You`re invited. Click in and enter your reminder now.
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