Do we have any Soccer fans on here?

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  1. weevilcatch

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    Surely there is one!
     
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    What's that?
     
  3. LonghornMM

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    You mean kickball? Nothing more riveting than a tie or 1-0 kickball game.
    =)roll
     
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    No.

    Not one.
     
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    I actually enjoy soccer. Playing more than watching. World Cup tournament is really fun, but alas, USA failed to qualify.
     
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    Any fans of prissy men being paid hundreds of millions to roll around on the ground and pretend their leg has been shattered in 46 places after they trip over a blade of grass?

    No bruh....
     
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    I enjoy rooting against team Mexico because they are such unbelievable cry babies.
     
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    So is Brazil, Columbia and a few others. I root against those countries knowing how they nut up when they lose and threaten to kill people over it, lol.
     
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    I must admit a guilty pleasure..... please don't judge me...

    When I read that soccer fans run out onto a field and assault, lynch, kill, decapitate, or otherwise act like total fvcking idiots over a soccer match..... I do laugh a little.

    My favorites were--- Pablo Escobar killing a player that got them booted from the world cup for scoring a goal on their own team.
    The Brazilians that were so pissed at the refs for a sh!tty call that they cut off. The poor refs had their heads stuck on a pike at midfield.
    Saddam hussein taking his soccer team and putting them in cells that were too short to stand up in and too narrow to lie down in.

    Anyone that resorts to that sort of violence is fvcked up and deserves to be mocked.
     
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    Says the loofah boy ;)
     
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    Not a fanatic but I do watch it here and there but rather go to a game.
     
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    Every four years during the World Cup. Even then I only watch about 4 games. And during those games I have to switch the channel to real sports for a while. So...no, I’m not a soccer fan
     
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    I always find this thinking funny. If you think every game is 1-0, not much I can say, lol.

    Football - more commercials than actual game time.
    Baseball - strikeout 10x a game and hit a homerum and a bunch of weak flyouts
    Hockey - exciting but can't follow the puck
    NBA - 60 free throws a game

    Yep, those are WAY more exciting.

    Champions League Soccer is extremely exciting...especially the 2nd leg
     
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    World cup and Olympics is about all you'll get out of me. I may go to a FC Dallas game once a year bc I get free tickets or something.
     
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    Good grief...lol
     
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    Soccer was invented by European ladies to keep themselves busy while their husbands did the cooking.
     
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    Honestly though, I've never understood people that can watch football, baseball, golf, nascar, etc. on tv and then say soccer is boring. Makes zero sense.

    Tell you something I loved during the Olympics...Rugby 7's. That was some exciting tv.
     
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    You can try all you want to sell me on kickball, but I ain't buying. Watching the grass grow is more entertaining than kickball.
     
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    My comment was tongue in cheek, but I kind of agree. If you were to objectively list what makes a sport good TV, American favorites would probably be down on the list. I'll watch the Saturday soccer games on NBC, but don't follow the teams or leagues in general.

    I rarely watch football games without a DVR delay. The typical college game being 4+ hours is a beating as well. Remove the emotional investment and a typical college or NFL game is really just background noise in my house.
     
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    Not trying to sell you anything. I'm saying it is borderline ignorant to say soccer on tv is boring but football is exciting. *Clarify, just your regular NFL/College game...Browns-Bengals or Northwestern-Indiana game.
     
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    I would say emotional or financial investment is about 90% of any and all sport watching on TV.
     
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    Premier League is aight on a shitty early morning
     
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    I always thought it was a pan-Euro, socialist attempt to subvert good American sporting values....I do admit to watching World Cup once, but I was in Mexico at the time and it was the only damn thing they would put on the TV in the bar....
     
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    LOL.

    MLB has revenue sharing
    NBA, NFL and NHL have salary caps
    All of these leagues have a draft.
    Taxes pay for stadiums, not billionaire owners
    If you don't have billions, you have 0.00000000000000001% of owning a professional sports team.
    Leagues make you pay an expansion fee rather than use promotion/relegation system
    Football and Basketball had leagues merge to give the monetary power to the owners and league rather than the players.

    Are those the "good American sporting values" you were referencing? Freeper, hate to tell you but American sports are socialist.
     
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    To some degree, I'm a football (soccer) fan. I don't follow the leagues, though. I just enjoy watching a match now and then. I coached kids, when mine played, and I love to see brilliant play.
     
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    I was listening to satellite radio and one of the host on the radio was having a segment about feel good Friday or what are you thankful for something of that sorts. Well a guy had called in from Alabama and was talking about his 15 year son just got picked up to play soccer in Germany and was about to get paid to the sum of 350k a year I was like why didn't I kick a ball earlier.
     
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    Weevil everything you say is true, but I was talking about the actual gameplay on the field. I absolutely agree that the BUSINESS of American sports is hardly an advertisement for the free market.
     
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    German clubs are all over the US looking for players.

    Christian Pulisic
    McKinze Gaines (from Austin)
    Weston McKennie
    Haji Wright
    Josh Sargent

    Those are some u20s that come to mind that German clubs have found and signed from over here.
     
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    Even there, soccer is one of the most free of the sports. Anyone can play the ball, and the flow of the players on the field is free (unless you're Italian, jk). Players have to work things out on the field themselves. Players are taught concepts and then have to rely on each other to control possession, attack, defend, etc.

    Football - Coaches control EVERYTHING...players are told what to do and that they need to execute it the way they are told.
    Baseball - One player controls the ball and tempo.
    Basketball - very similar to soccer, but you have a clocks that force what you do and you can't go back court

    And just so I'm clear, I love every sport. I'm a sport freak. I watch them all, including NASCAR and Golf. I'm just saying, soccer has these fallacies about it that are just flat wrong.
     
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    Gonna break this to you dudes gently..... you ain't going to like it.

    At the 2012 Olympics in London, NBC, the NFL and some owners met with Premier League official, BBC, sky, etc..... the topic was- moving an NFL team to London. The brits wanted, in exchange, a premier team to be based in NYC.

    Both networks agreed that in order to do this, there would have to be a broadening of fan bases in both countries. So NBC agreed to start showing more soccer matches from England on their sports network, and the brits agreed to show more nfl games on theirs.

    The nfl, to help, went from having 1-2 nfl games in London to having multiple. The premier league was already sending a few clubs over to the US to have sporadic "friendly" matches, but they agreed to ramp it up as well.

    Now, something changed in between then and now---- concussions and the spotlight on the nfl, it's illegal activities with regard to beating wives etc--- murder by players, drugs, kneeling, protests---- just a bad light in general. Because of a combination of things, but primarily because of concussions, parents aren't letting their kids play football anymore.

    It's happening in RECORD numbers. Pee wee, pop Warner and other youth leagues are seeing their lowest numbers in years. Now, where it's deceiving is, those numbers don't include kids playing non contact FLAG football. Some sources will tell you "youth football numbers aren't down", but youth contact football numbers are.

    What sports are these kids opting for? Soccer and baseball. Give it another ten years and you will see the beginning of the end of top level talent in college and professional football.

    Now take all this and couple it with other social and economic factors like the growth of the Latino population here, the vilification of aggressive, large, violent men, the concussions making you crazy and suicidal, and the general pussification of America, and soccer is playing the long game------- and winning.
     
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    And if or when that happens, there will be a yawning epidemic in America like never seen before! =)roll
     
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    I like watching the World Cup if Team USA is playing. That is about it.
     
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    LOL, I think we'll be alright :D
     
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    Ya, soccer will prolly win in the long run but it's going to take a generation for it to phase out football. American's love their gladiators. Baseball will still be more popular but soccer lasts nearly all year in other countries.
     
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    Idgaf what anybody says. Kickball is this most boring sport ever. I've actually sat through curling and been mildly entertained at some point. Not kickball. Comparing it to the NFL for excitement is beyond ridiculous.

    Now I've always said the movie "Idiocracy" is a prophecy. As a whole this society gets dumber and more pussified every year. So yeah kickball will probably end up winning, when humans finally reach the levels of stupid seen in that movie. Hell you can already have sightings of that level of stupidity. Usually around a kickball field.
     
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    Every family I know with younger kids have them in baseball or soccer. Not one family I know has a young kid in pop warner they've pretty much said they'll wait until middle or high school.
     
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    That's what all the diving and faking is for, right? Without the hangnails and ouchies what would everyone do? I mean, they might have to get drunk, sing songs, and fight over tripping and such.


     
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    I have a question for kickball fan. Why does the ref, time keeper, or whatever he's called, walk around the field holding what looks like a giant watch above his head with the time on it? Why don't they have the time on the big scoreboard in the stadium like they do for all normal sports? That, and the way they decide to keep the clock running or stop it, and then at their own discretion, decide to add more time at the end of the game. Goofy stuff with the watch and don't even get me started on all of the flopping going on.
     
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    Boring is relative, but saying Curling is more entertaining than Soccer is just plain silly. How many Browns-Bengals games you sit through? I've got to tell ya, when I want to be entertained I watch the old Nebraska...handoffs for a 3 yard gain are a freaking blast!. That's why I watch so many Georgia Tech and Navy games now. I love watching an average athlete that plays fullback carry the ball for 1.5 yards. Freaking exhilerating.

    If all you base your soccer knowledge off of is a highlight of a latin player rolling around trying to draw a card then I can't help you. But have at your opinion that you think soccer is apart of the "pussification" of America (which is propaganda) It's a incredibly obtuse one, but no biggie to me.

    Idiocracy is an awesome movie btw! I see it in class just about every day, lol.
     

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