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Old 01-14-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Funny you pick the game in which two of the leagues best defenses face off. Lets look at the other games that same weekend using the system of a score is just one point. The Steelers would have had 5 points, the Eagles 5 points and the Cards 7 points.

One of the highest scoring games in MLS history was a 5-5 tie. One of the highest scoring games in the Premier League was 7-4. So there we have and all time high for two leagues and football puts that up every weekend.

I could throw in the Buffalo vs Kansas City game from week 12 of this seasons, using the single point for a score method. Which would show that the Bill would have tied the Premier League record for goals in a game, in the 1st half scoring 7 times.

I watch football so I am well aware that most games are higher scoring than that game. I honestly picked that game because it was the first that came to mind.

My points were that multi-scoring point system creates an illusion that football is higher scoring than it is and that there is more to sports (any sport) than scoring goals. It's the action that takes place in between scores that is important.

 
Old 01-14-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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Isn't the point of every sport to score more than your opponent?

As I have said it isnt an illusion, football even if you take every score and make it one point and average NFL game scores more than some of the highest scoring soccer games.

Soccer is a fine game, I dont like it but I'm not going to sit here and attack it.

We have also seen that the OP is a troll who couldn't come up with any kind of logical post in this or any topic in which they started. We can only hope he gets banned as soon as possible.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Isn't the point of every sport to score more than your opponent?

As I have said it isnt an illusion, football even if you take every score and make it one point and average NFL game scores more than some of the highest scoring soccer games.

It is but the actual act of scoring (the ball crossing the plane, crossing the goal line, going through the uprights, the foot touching homeplate, etc) literally only takes a split second. It is everything up until that point that was exciting.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: yeah
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One of the highest scoring games in MLS history was a 5-5 tie. One of the highest scoring games in the Premier League was 7-4. So there we have and all time high for two leagues and football puts that up every weekend.
You think 49-28 happens every week?
 
Old 01-14-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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You think 49-28 happens every week?

Actually there were 24 times this year which and NFL team scored more than 40+ points a game. In fact there were 21 games in which the losing team score 28 or more points. So 40-28 isnt a rare occurrence.

I would also like to thank Canes2006Champs, for getting rid of the troll who started this and a few other threads which clearly were only meant to be negative.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Per swivel.com, the average NFL game has about 42 points which comes to about 3 touchdowns per team. So, 3-3 would be the average NFL score if converted to single point system.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: New Hampsha
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American football is so boring, the game is 95% inaction - Boxing Forum

Is this you? this is a thread in another forum by someone sharing your name created. It states that american football is full of in-action
hmm, thats curious
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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Per swivel.com, the average NFL game has about 42 points which comes to about 3 touchdowns per team. So, 3-3 would be the average NFL score if converted to single point system.
Well yes if they only scored touchdowns, what if they kick field goals? Around 845 field goals were kicked this year in the NFL so that makes up a sizable margin of NFL scoring.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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American football is so boring, the game is 95% inaction - Boxing Forum

Is this you? this is a thread in another forum by someone sharing your name created. It states that american football is full of in-action
LOL!! That person is banned over there!!!

Bye Bye! Thanks Mods!!

Last edited by nevergoingback; 01-14-2009 at 04:34 PM..
 
Old 01-14-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: yeah
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By the way, the best way to shoot down American football (not that I want to) is to compare it to rugby league, not soccer. This comparison of unlike games is pretty stupid, and based mostly around the simple fascination with the shorthand "football" meaning different things in the U.S. and England.
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