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World Cup timewaster - new one for second off day


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#1 Infield Infidel


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

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name all WC finalists - even an idiot like me had more than a min to spare

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=5328868

edit- That one too easy? OK, name the top 4 in each world cup (kudos mike ford)

http://www.sporcle.c...e5/worldcuptop4

Edited by Infield Infidel, 01 July 2010 - 07:57 AM.


#2 loshjott

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:34 PM

I didn't get the runner up in 1958. But by the end I was just throwing in any random European or So. American nations I could think of anyway.

#3 trekfan55


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (loshjott @ Jun 30 2010, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't get the runner up in 1958. But by the end I was just throwing in any random European or So. American nations I could think of anyway.


That's the only unique name in the whole list. There's a very good hint on who it is though.

The quiz is relatively easy beacuse you only have to name the country once and it places it in all correct spots. So just naming Brazil, germany, and Italy fills up almost half the thing. The trick may be to have to name the finalists each year.

#4 Morgan's Magic Snowplow


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:55 PM

I think the thing has become swamped, as fans around the world look for something to pass the time until Friday. I can't get it to load.

#5 OilCanShotTupac


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:16 PM

couldn't get runnerup in 38 and 54 - got everyone else.

#6 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

41 seconds.

#7 mikeford


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:27 AM

On a similar note since the ESPN deal seems to be dead: http://www.sporcle.c...e5/worldcuptop4

#8 Philip Jeff Frye


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:18 AM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 1 2010, 01:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On a similar note since the ESPN deal seems to be dead: http://www.sporcle.c...e5/worldcuptop4

Worked for me just now.

I would have done better if I knew how to spell Uruguary Uragary Uraguay Urugary Urugary Uruguay.

Edited by Philip Jeff Frye, 01 July 2010 - 06:20 AM.


#9 Infield Infidel


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:55 AM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 1 2010, 01:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On a similar note since the ESPN deal seems to be dead: http://www.sporcle.c...e5/worldcuptop4
ooh, that one is tougher. Missed 3, two unique.

added it to the opening post


#10 loshjott

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:35 AM

A big difference in that last one, though if you actually know anything about the World Cup (unlike me), it won't throw you.

Germany and West Germany are considered two different answers.


#11 Zososoxfan

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

69/72, missed USSR in '66, Turkey in '02, and Croatia, in '98. Can't believe I didn't get 2nd two.

#12 mikeford


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

Missed USSR cuz I typed Russia and nothing came up and it didn't dawn on me to try that. Missed Bulgaria, missed Turkey, missed Croatia.

Nearly missed West Germany cuz I forgot about that whole Berlin wall thing til about 45 seconds left.

#13 Apisith

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:00 AM

Have some fun with this: http://globoesporte....3/cabecao-pops/

I was able to get 34/40 with the help of Google (i.e. googling old World Cup shirts and seeing which years, then browsing the squad list - yes, it's cheating I know), but there are too many old names on there for a young'un like myself.

#14 Dummy Hoy


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Actually got the top four one all correct.

USSR and Poland were the ones that took me the longest.

#15 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:28 PM

Got it in 1:55.

Admittedly seeing the USSR on the comments helped. I probably wouldn't have gotten that for a while.

#16 Domer

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:42 PM

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