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gator wrote:

gopherguy13 wrote:

What does “going through the backdoor” even mean? If you get enough points/goals to qualify, you qualify.

It’s not like they’re going to qualify on some random coin flip technicality.

I know you’re wet behind the ears (do I need to explain that to you?). The backdoor in this case if the States lose and having to have two other teams to lose for the States to advance because the States couldn’t take care of thier own business.

Haha, I was being a smart ass. I’ve just always thought it was funny how the narrative is different simply based on when things happen. If you lose your first 5, and win your last 5, everyone is pumped about the gritty effort. If you win your first 5 and lose your last 5, it’s “the back door”. When in reality it was the exact same scenario.