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Old 06-15-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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Eddie Johnson's 'war' comments about facing Italy on saturday!

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http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/5697006


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Johnson was asked whether he was comparing a sporting event to a war.

"Yeah," he responded. "Whenever you put your jersey on and you look at your crest and the national anthem's going on, and you're playing against a different country, it's like you do or die, it's survival of the (fittest) over 90 minutes-plus. We're going to go out there and do whatever we've got to do, make tackles, do the things when the referee's not looking. ... to get three points."


It's a game, buddy.
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Oh my God. This must be the first time in recorded history that an athlete has made inappropriate comments about comparing an athletic contest to war. Off with his head.
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Hardly the worst thing an athlete has said. I kinda like that he has that much pride in playing for the US - it's a lot better than apathy.
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He's definitely the only guy who played like it against the Czech Republic, that's for sure.
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The way US and Italy have played, I don't think war or no war will help them.
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Hardly the worst thing an athlete has said. I kinda like that he has that much pride in playing for the US - it's a lot better than apathy.
Yeah but comparing a football match to a war that probably shouldn't have happened in the first place?... and one that's for the most part, really unpopular the world over? I don't know. I thought Landon Donovon sounded over confident in those ads before the Czech Republic game when Team USA got their asses handed to them. They should show their skills on the field instead of talking their heads off. Isn't that what matters in the end?
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It is what matters, but smack-talk will be part of any sporting event build-up.

Still, the USA running their mouths off about anything footy-related is
Someone should tell Johnson the majority of his country doesn't give a fuck what happens at the WC.
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Vote M16 vs AK47
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people from most countries make dumb comments...many times they backfire, badly.

people should talk less, play more. but i don't see that happening any time soon.
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maybe he should recruit kellen winslow
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Who's kellen winslow?
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big deal. i must have heard that analogy a million times for hockey.
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Who's kellen winslow?
Linky link
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Some character from Family Matters, I believe.
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meh, that's pretty tame.

and I don't see him saying anything in the quote about Iraq.
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