Right into the wall!
July 5, 2004 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Ties should be settled using this game, not shootouts. For those who aren't yet sick of soccer. Via the bowels of a SportsFilter linkdump, this is too challenging not to share. Shockwave. Damned hard.
posted by DrJohnEvans (13 comments total)
Cool. Now, how about a first-person shooter where I (from my bedroom window) take aim at the cars whose Greek and Portuguese soccer-fan-drivers are honking and waving flags at 3am? Assholes.
posted by stonerose at 9:52 AM on July 5, 2004

I don't even really like soccer, but that's pretty fun.

God damn, is it ever hard!
posted by paultron at 10:07 AM on July 5, 2004

The learning curve is so steep partially because of the number of variables. I'm still trying to figure out how much run-up I should be using.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:17 AM on July 5, 2004

[this is good fun]
posted by bwg at 10:54 AM on July 5, 2004

It appears to have a fairly significant randomization in it as well. Repeating shots almost identically, even with similar (per the flag) wind results in widely different shots.

Still great fun. Enjoying it a lot.
posted by Ynoxas at 11:28 AM on July 5, 2004

i managed to put one past france from a dead ball situation.

(english fans will appreciate the dripping irony of the above statement...)
posted by triv at 2:35 PM on July 5, 2004

11362, damn hard.
posted by hoskala at 3:04 PM on July 5, 2004

~50,000, but still nowhere near the top of the list.

Bend it like Beckham.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:24 PM on July 5, 2004

sorry to ask a serious question in a thread like this but why doesn't football have hockey-style infinite OT? (the game continues until someone scores or [lie] one team runs out of players due to heart attacks[/lie])
posted by Octaviuz at 12:22 AM on July 6, 2004

See, that's why baseball is the greatest game. You keep playing until someone wins. Whether that's 51 minutes, or 8 hours, you keep playing, goddamit, no matter what, until death if need be.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:19 AM on July 6, 2004

Yeah, I'm really not a big fan of the shootout. You end up playing a completely different game. I like the victory-or-death attitude of baseball or playoff hockey or ultimate.

Maybe soccer should move to a four-on-four overtime.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:37 AM on July 6, 2004

(Although personally, and in a completely off-topic manner, I found one of my favourite sports records through your link. 1,116–1,125, baby.)
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:41 AM on July 6, 2004

Dr. J - Just wow.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:01 PM on July 6, 2004

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