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14thethumb commented on a post in r/AskReddit
MotherFuckin-Oedipus 12 points

Try it. The seeds are a little bitter and the core has a tougher texture, but I promise it's not nearly as gross as people think it is.

Eat 10 apples this way and I'd bet money you change the way you eat apples forever.

14thethumb 9 points

Yes! If you eat it from the top down it tastes like the rest of the apple does

14thethumb commented on a post in r/soccer
pashazz 3 points

a not great professional league

Well, the league is still one of the best, and superior to likes of MLS and Liga MX.

14thethumb 5 points

that's like saying a midget is the tall because he's taller than two other midgets. strength of league is relatively insignificant when deciding a host nation and far behind infrastructure, a category in which the US and Mexico excel

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WineInACan 21 points

Yes. One of the (still) proposed sites is in Lusail.

If you check out the google maps photos, most of which are roughly a year old... Wow. Woefully unprepared.

14thethumb 5 points

What's even worse is that Lusail, this horribly unprepared location, is the second biggest city in the country (~250,000).

About half the population lives in or around the capital city Doha (1.5 million), and after these two cities, the next most populated is... 30,000.

The whole country is a literal desert. FIFA's officials have effectively told players, fans, & everyone tied to football that they don't care about the joy and beauty of the game, they don't care about player's health, and they don't care about the responsibility of such a position (that they probably got through corruption). All because their pockets are being stuffed.

These officials then tried to cover themselves after unanimously agreeing to publish an edited report from a private investigation "that cleared them of any wrongdoing," a report the author described as having "numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations."

Russia's bid, South Africa's bid, and most likely many, many more have been awarded due to bribery of FIFA decision makers. Governments in countries trying to win World Cup bids treat them like they can do no wrong. Reports show that they go so far as to censor any press from their country's media accusing FIFA of corruption in fear that it will cause FIFA officials to neglect their bids.

This sport has been, is, and will continue to be marred by corruption unless this issue is taken as seriously as it needs to be.

ScousePenguin 164 points

I really doubt this is going to happen.

2021, England, France, and Germany are asked by FIFA if they could possibly take over the world cup due to Qatar not being remotely ready.

14thethumb 0 points

Source?? That would be delightful

14thethumb commented on a post in r/soccer
AKacz 10 points

If Nigeria/Argentina tie, Iceland needs to win by at least 3 goals to be ahead of Nigeria in goal differential.

Another scenario, is Argentina beats Nigeria then Iceland beats Croatia. As long as the goal differential is the same in both matches (i.e. 1-0 and 2-1) then Iceland moves on because they would still have a better GD than Argentina.

So not really sure which is the best scenario.

14thethumb 1 point

Tie breaker is GD or head to head first?

14thethumb commented on a post in r/nba
sw2365 5 points

I have always heard about the envelope being frozen or something. Where did this claim come from

14thethumb 5 points

Sepp Blatter (former head of FIFA) claimed that a European Soccer tournament was rigged this way. I haven't heard anything like that about basketball though

14thethumb commented on a post in r/soccer
yenzy 4 points

he makes a meal of it but i wouldn't call it a dive. there was contact, albeit weak

14thethumb 4 points

makes a meal of it

wouldn't call it a dive

Pick one

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14thethumb 2 points

True, to me diving and embellishing are the same thing though. It is all about trying to gain an unfair advantage by making whatever happened look worse than it was. Still scummy

14thethumb commented on a post in r/redsox
bitjazzy 1 point

Which part of the song did they use, the a cappella opening? The big finish? Hopefully he'll still be using it when I go to a game later this week.

14thethumb 7 points

Aaaanddd I will always loooooove yooouuu

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[deleted] 49 points

If FB wasn't a convenient way to keep in touch with people I would otherwise be too lazy to keep in touch with, I would just get rid of it. Like you said, all it is is fucking ads, spam accounts, buzzfeed, and clickbait. That and the occasional politically ignorant diatribe from elderly family members.

14thethumb 1 point

If you use chrome, you should install the News Feed Eradicator. Helps you focus on personal messages and groups you are a part of and ignore all the garbage.

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