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Old 06-30-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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I was an arse before and there was absolutely no call for it. The fact that you football fans are not beating me up (which is deserved) shows a lot of class. I plan to attend some football matches in the future in my area. All I need, another sport to get addicted to...
I was not a fan until the WC.For some reason,MLS is just not interesting to me.But after watching the WC enough to get a few of the nuances of it,I love it.And this from a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan from the days of Dandy Don and Walt Garrison.I think you have to have a grasp of the basics to enjoy anything,and until you watch it enough to appreciate the passing and start to realize the scoring setups when they are coming,it just looks like a bunch of guys running around aimlessly.Now,after watching enough (because of all the WC hype) to get a basic grasp,I am hooked.At least on futbol;we'll see if MLS looks any better after the WC.The cultural aspect may play a part,I don't know.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I was not a fan until the WC.For some reason,MLS is just not interesting to me.But after watching the WC enough to get a few of the nuances of it,I love it.And this from a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan from the days of Dandy Don and Walt Garrison.I think you have to have a grasp of the basics to enjoy anything,and until you watch it enough to appreciate the passing and start to realize the scoring setups when they are coming,it just looks like a bunch of guys running around aimlessly.Now,after watching enough (because of all the WC hype) to get a basic grasp,I am hooked.At least on futbol;we'll see if MLS looks any better after the WC.The cultural aspect may play a part,I don't know.
I think this point needs to be stressed more often - every sport, to a novice, is going to look like a bunch of people running around aimlessly. It takes time to really understand and appreciate a new sport, and I am glad you have taken the time!
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I dont know why but I dont trust the OP or this thread. I feel like we are being setup.
You're not being set up friend. I was WRONG, and I am apologizing in a sincere manner. I don't blame you for your doubt. I was being quite the *******, and I truly do apologize.

FOOTBALL is a TRUE sport with TRUE (and GREAT) athletes; I was being childish. I'm big enough of a person to admit when I was wrong. You can watch my future posts and nail me on anything if I detract from what I've said. I'm truly sorry for what I said.

Enjoy the games!
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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You're not being set up friend. I was WRONG, and I am apologizing in a sincere manner. I don't blame you for your doubt. I was being quite the *******, and I truly do apologize.

FOOTBALL is a TRUE sport with TRUE (and GREAT) athletes; I was being childish. I'm big enough of a person to admit when I was wrong. You can watch my future posts and nail me on anything if I detract from what I've said. I'm truly sorry for what I said.

Enjoy the games!

ur a cool dude buzzpost. If you were here I would buy you a beer. I have a friend that was not into soccer at all...always made fun of it. I guess he caught the world cup fever and made it to the sports bar with me today to watch the Netherlands vs Brazil. I think he is going to join me from now on....he is starting to really like it. The atmosphere is like no other !
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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ur a cool dude buzzpost. If you were here I would buy you a beer. I have a friend that was not into soccer at all...always made fun of it. I guess he caught the world cup fever and made it to the sports bar with me today to watch the Netherlands vs Brazil. I think he is going to join me from now on....he is starting to really like it. The atmosphere is like no other !
Thank you for the kind comment. I've actually been watching a little bit of the games as they get closer to the finals, and I'm enjoying it. I haven't been able to watch a whole lot, because I've been too busy between work, home chores, and some hobbies, but I have been able to watch some. I think, like lifertxan said, I just need to understand the rules a little better.

I'll bet the fans of Germany/Spain, and Uraguay/The Netherlands are excited!
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