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Old 04-10-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I love riling these fools up lol

 
Old 04-10-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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I love riling these fools up lol
The only fool who seems riled up is you.
 
Old 04-10-2012, 07:53 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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^

It doesn't matter to me, to be honest. I just kind of feel bad that Americans, the majority of them, will never experience what it's like when your team scores after 60 minutes of play when you were the underdog.
Don't feel bad for us. One good thing about this country, we have SEVERAL different sports to look forward to.


And although I have the upmost respect for soccer just like any other, I just don't get why it's so mind-boggling to association football supporters (especially foriegn ones) that we have different sports and would rather watch and enjoy those than "the beautiful game".

Plus, I almost never see any "Why don't the rest of the world like American football" threads. Hell, most NFL fans in this country completely hate the idea of NFL in London.
 
Old 04-10-2012, 07:59 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Why care if anyone likes it or loathes it? It is the greatest sport on earth, IMO. I don't like any American sports except ice hockey, and I only watch that every once in a while, but it is up to Americans what they like. Football is LIFE to a lot of people not just sport, and I know a lot of Americans won't get that and that's cool. Honestly people should just except that it is never going to win a lot of Americans over and just carry on loving the beautiful game. I think some Europeans just can't understand why people can't like it when it means so, so much to them but that's just the way it is now lets move on!
THANK YOU!

It's like I said earlier in this thread:

To the rest of the world, soccer is life.

To America, it's just another sport.


That should be the end of it.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 05:00 AM
 
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lol are you kidding me.. there is way WAY more suspense/thrilling victories in other sports than in soccer.. for the simple fact that there are no 'last second' victories in soccer.. as in, the buzzer sounds, the clock hits zero and someone hits a 3 point game winner... or a last second hail mary touch down


... or the red sox coming back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4 straight, eliminate their most bitter rival the yankees and win their first world series in 80+ years.

no, nothing in soccer comes close
Are you joking me. There is so much magic moments in football. Grosso's last minute goal against Germany in the world cup semi final. Liverpool v Milan in Istanbul, Man Utd v Bayern Munich 99, Ineista goal v Chelsea, Iniesta goal v Netherlands.
Iniesta goal v Chelsea

Barcelona vs. Chelsea---Iniesta's goal.wmv - YouTube

Liverpool v Milan 05

Liverpool v AC Milan CL Final 2005 - YouTube


Make Us Dream: Champions League Final 2005 Liverpool vs AC Milan by KingLuis - YouTube

Grosso v Germany 06

Grosso Goal- Italian Announcer - YouTube

Iniesta world cup winner

Iniesta goal in World Cup final. Best quality - YouTube

This is football passion

Football Passion - YouTube

Liverpool v West Ham 06

Liverpool v West Ham FA Cup Final 2006 HD.mp4 - YouTube

That is why we love football.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 05:02 AM
 
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i can think of so many thrilling/heartbreaking victories and losses.. can any soccer fan do the same...

the music city miracle, the miracle on ice, 'the play' in cal vs stanford, 'the drive', The catch Montana to Clark, "The Shot" Jordan over Craigh Ehlo, john elway 'the drive'.. aaron boones walkoff homer to eliminate the red sox, joe montana's game winning drive against the bengals, David Tyree's catch against the undefeated and heavy favorite pats etc etc etc. too many to list

Just have. Look at the video's above.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Are you joking me. There is so much magic moments in football. Grosso's last minute goal against Germany in the world cup semi final. Liverpool v Milan in Istanbul, Man Utd v Bayern Munich 99, Ineista goal v Chelsea, Iniesta goal v Netherlands.
Iniesta goal v Chelsea

That is why we love football.
Thanks for that, but you have apparently missed his point entirely. The poster was responding to a rather ridiculous statement by some soccer fan, namely that American sports don't have last-second, heart-stopping victories. A completely baffling statement if you ask me. He was just fighting fire with fire.

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Exactly. It's the presumed superiority of some soccer fans. They pretend they don't care that we don't watch it, but they are really bothered. Kind of like the fat pimply girl who can't understand why she's never asked to the prom but pretends she doesn't care.
This X 1.1*

* used a smaller number so our resident soccer moms could relate...
 
Old 04-11-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Nice one Ghen, how long did it take you to come up with that awesome "insult".

This threads going to be closed (again) really soon with some of the BS attitudes here and good riddance at this stage. Its just a breeding ground for trolls to come in here and stir up trouble from people who seem to take the bait as quickly as its fed to them.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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its simple really.. look at some of the reasons why Americans love baseball, football, basketball, hockey etc... and these reasons are all missing in soccer.
here are a few:

1. Stats- Americans love stats... E.R.A, points per game, yards after catch, yards per carry, assists per game.. theres no such thing in soccer that comes close. whenever i hear actual soccer fans argue about their favorite teams or players its hardly ever about stats.. and the only stat u ever hear is goals, and since not every player is a goal scorer, it reduces the conversation u can have.
compare that to basketball.. two people arguing whether kevin durant or lebron james should be MVP.. you will hear about points per game, assists/blocks/rebounds... they're player efficiency rating.. assist to turnover ratio.. points scored in the paint, pts scored in the 4th quarter, game winning shots..
its the same with baseball and football. yards per pass, interceptions, rushing yards.
soccer? no



2. Americans love to watch scoring. and there's not enough of it in soccer, and there are rules that limit teams ability to score (i.e the offsides rule, where if your toe is ahead of that invisible line your offensive opportunity is ended immediately). games that end in ties is idiotic to me. ending games in penalty kicks is like ending a basketball game with a best of 5 free throw contest or a best of 5 field goal hitting contest.

3. the 'playoff' rules in soccer, in the uefa league for instance.. this whole 'aggregate' goals victory thing is absurd. why not have a 3 game playoff? a system where there is a 2 game playoff and a team can be eliminated despite splitting the 2 game series is stupid. a 3 game playoff like in every other sport > aggregate goal victories.


4. the CLOCK... in every sport the time winds down, which builds suspense. in soccer the clock counts up, and then when the time ends, it doesnt really end. the referee adds a random number of minutes extra on top because of the time that was wasted flopping around pretending to be injured. and even then the players can manipulate the extra time by faking more injuries.
there is no 'shot at the buzzer' in soccer.. there is nothing like a 9th inning bases loaded walk off homer.. there isnt anything like Doug Flutie's miracle in Miami.

something similar to Joe Montana and John Elway's 4th quarter comeback heroics don't exist in soccer


5. soccer seems like more of a game of skill than a game where raw freak athletic feats are accomplished. example: soccer 'dribbling' looks fancy and when messi wigglges thru defenders and accurately kicks the ball in the corner of the goal post is more of a 'skills' thing, whereas barry sanders going 80 yards while 240 lb linebackers are hurling themselves at him is more of an athletic feat. Blake Griffin jumping over pau gasol or kendrick perkins, both close to 7 footers and dunking over them is more athletic. and people like to see freak athletes.
there are no freak athletes in soccer... none.

that's why people are so into things like the NFL Combine... which is what again? ABOUT STATS. what's a prospect's 40 yard time? max bench? broad jump, vertical jump, etc.

there isn't a soccer player dead or alive as athletically gifted as say, Chris Johnson of the titans.
or as freakishly built as Lebron James.

the best soccer player in the world is what, 5'6 140? and he does nothing in the world's biggest stage.


There is more ignorance in this post than any single person should be allowed to have.
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