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GOOMBAY 12th Warrior

Washington, D.C. (via Worthington, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   August 24, 2013

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 4th and Goal: Cie Grant v. Ken Dorsey (*Ohio State); attending Jordan Zimmermann (and first Nationals) no-hitter with my son (*all-time)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ
  • MLB TEAM: Washington Nationals
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT (*by birth); KNVB (*by heritage)

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Comment 12 Jun 2019

Whether it matters, the men's tourney has seen a 9-goal margin of victory three times (Hungary 9–0 South Korea (1954); Yugoslavia 9–0 Zaire (1974); Hungary 10–1 El Salvador (1982)) , as well as 31-0 and 22-0 drubbings in 2002 qualifying (Australia thought very little of some Pacific Island nations, apparently).

And -- who cares. Welcome to a globally elite championship. If you give up 13 goals, then get better. If you're sad, then maybe you don't belong.

"Be less dominant" is the saddest criticism I've heard and my kids are still in snack/medal leagues.