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  1. Holy Diver

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    Iraqi player shot dead on tying goal attempt - World - ESPN Soccernet


    Associated Press

    March 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD -- Police say an Iraqi soccer player has been shot dead just as he was about to kick what could have been the tying goal in a weekend game south of Baghdad.

    Police Maj. Muthanna Khalid says a striker from the Buhairat amateur team was facing only the goalie during a Sunday match in Hillah when a supporter of the rival Sinjar club shot him in the head in the final minute of play.

    Sinjar was leading 1-0 when the shooting occurred. Khalid said a spectator was arrested.

    More Iraqis are turning out for sports events now that security is improving. Major matches in Baghdad are heavily guarded but security in amateur games in smaller cities is often lax.
     
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    Sounds like Serie A in Italy.
     
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    At least they're finally progressing into the modern world of sports fanaticism:D
     
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    Exactly. They've caught up to the Euro's already. People die at soccer events in Europe, every hour, on the half hour. Players are a different story, but fans certainly. Heck, in South America they kill referee'.

    You know, maybe some GI brought a copy of that Damon Wayans flick, and let a one too many local borrow it.
     
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    you are not talking about "Celtic Pride" are you?
     
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    If you win I'll kill you
     
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    Nope, he's talking about "The Last Boy Scout" and I'm personally pretty upset that he beat me to that one.
     
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    Which is weird because I posted this exact clip in a football thread about players going crazy on the field about a week ago:

    YouTube - Last Boy Scout: Opening scene
     
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    Sorry pal!
     
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    FWIW, I still believe you are talking about 'Celtic Pride'....
     
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    Sooooo.......who won?
     
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    In the end, the kidnappers (Dan Aykroyd and Daniel Stern) befriend Wayans' character (Lewis Scott). They all learn important lessons about the human spirit, basketball, and most importantly....themselves.

    to answer your question, WE ALL WIN when we watch "Celtic Pride".
     
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    Somebody get Holy Diver back on his meds...
     
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    I believe firearms can only be used in enclosures walled in on four sides.
     
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