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Atari Sank the U.S.A. Football/Soccer League

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#1 snicklin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:04 AM

Apparently it did:

http://www.atari.io/?p=1057

 

 



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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:44 PM

Well, they mentioned the E.T. debacle, so technically you could credibly say that ALIENS were responsible for the fall of the NASL......

 

Makes me want to fire up the intellivision and play NASL soccer!



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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:33 PM

Lack of interest sank the league. Pele brought attention to the sport for a while. One of many attempts to get soccer interest in the US that failed. Some teams did had decent attendance, but by and large nobody paid much attention. Atari had nothing to do with it. 



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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:03 PM

Steve Ross sank both Atari and Warner Communications and the NASL with his wild spending.



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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:11 PM

Totally unconnected but it made me think about the Chelsea shirt from the 93-94 season.

 

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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:23 PM

Lack of interest sank the league. Pele brought attention to the sport for a while. One of many attempts to get soccer interest in the US that failed. Some teams did had decent attendance, but by and large nobody paid much attention. Atari had nothing to do with it.


Yep. If the team had been successful WITHOUT Ross pumping in cash, it wouldn't have tanked. That they needed Time Warner cash to survive says they failed on their own without any need to blame anyone else.

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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:07 PM

When all else fails, blame:

 

1.) the video game crash

2.) E.T. for the 2600

3.) Atari

4.) Shatner

 

 

I'd go with #4.  :P



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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:27 PM

Eric Cantona the king

french soccer team :
lyon 2001/2002 atari sponsor
p.s.g (paris) 93/94 commodore sponsor

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#9 snicklin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:53 PM

Eric Cantona the king

french soccer team :
lyon 2001/2002 atari sponsor
p.s.g (paris) 93/94 commodore sponsor

 

It is a shame that those two teams weren't sponsored during the same year, they could play their games and work out who the real winner is between Atari and Commodore.

 

I like that Atari shirt I must admit.



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Posted Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:10 PM

There was also around that time in Germany, one team (Bayern?, more german teams?) Atari on those placards, at least around the grass/playfield but I don't know if it was also on the shirts...

Edited by Josť Pereira, Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:12 PM.


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Posted Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:42 AM

There was also around that time in Germany, one team (Bayern?, more german teams?) Atari on those placards, at least around the grass/playfield but I don't know if it was also on the shirts...

 

Bayern had "Comodore" and Atari was on the comercial stuff (German: "Bandenwerbung").

 

http://www.stickerfr...storie FCB.html


Edited by Creature XL, Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:43 AM.


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Posted Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:39 AM

Thanks @CrtXL, I was just thinking in you when I was writing that.
Yes after I wrote I starting to think that but grr!... remember what I said to you yesterday ;) this bloody shit C++, all night no a single minute on bed. I'm still at begining with only 3months of learning but had a test two weeks ago that I got 13.51 (in 0-20) and second its a program of a store with lots of menus, conditions,... have it around 300lines of code but lots of things still not working.
In two hours I can say my doubts but I'll have to show something done good to the teacher and I think its still a great shit!...
Test was 60% and this program is 40% to get at least 10 isn't difficult. Problem is that after this and the vacances in August I have new and advanced more 100hours of C++ and at the same time around 200hours Java untill end of the year (some HTML, SQL,... more)...

Shit why I entered on this? And you want me to learning to code A8 Assembly? With this and if I ever have sucess forget me to ever code anything to A8 and hope I have time at least to do some of my usual screens ;)

P.s.- Perhaps better if I learned 6502 Assembly but wasn't any course of it available here :grin:
Hey and sorry to be 'Out of Topic' but don't had anyone here right now to talk grrr!... And wish me luck O.K.?
Thanks.
:)

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Posted Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:39 AM

P.s.- Perhaps better if I learned 6502 Assembly but wasn't any course of it available here :grin:
 

 

This is exactly the reason that we need a place where programmers can go with lots of tutorials for different languages and modern compilers / editors / build scripts etc.

 

Some people are producing some good tutorial content at the moment, so if we can get all of it together into one resource (or one resource with links to other places), this will enable people like Jose and even more established programmers to learn.



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Posted Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:48 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=FZaGWGAMjus

 

;)



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Posted Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:17 PM

That reminds me of a joke that was going around here in the states a few years ago...

 

Why is Twilight like soccer? Because they run around for two hours, nobody scores and a billion fans worldwide tell you "You just don't get it..." :grin:

 

Not trying to start a flame war, I just thought it was funny as a Twilight joke! LOL

 

At least what we yanks know as "soccer" makes more sense to be called "football" than American football does; why call a game "FOOTball" when it's played mostly with your hands?!

 

Hee hee... ;)



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Posted Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:16 PM

 wish me luck O.K.?

Stick with it Jose, and good luck. it will all fall into place in time.



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Posted Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:17 PM

Shit why I entered on this? And you want me to learning to code A8 Assembly? With this and if I ever have sucess forget me to ever code anything to A8 and hope I have time at least to do some of my usual screens ;)

P.s.- Perhaps better if I learned 6502 Assembly but wasn't any course of it available here :grin:
Hey and sorry to be 'Out of Topic' but don't had anyone here right now to talk grrr!... And wish me luck O.K.?
Thanks.
:)

If you stick with it with the same persistence as you did your a8 images, you'll do fine.  Best of luck.



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Posted Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:47 AM

Stick with it Jose, and good luck. it will all fall into place in time.

 

and there's people who code in c++ all day at work you can always ask in the usual places...


Edited by sack-c0s, Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:48 AM.





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