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Old 02-15-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Personal;ly'i thnik it depends on the sports you were raised on and know well. I personally don't like soccer but many that were raised on it do. I do find footabll interesting tho.

 
Old 02-15-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Just want to make sure that our "football friends" see this


Soccer injuries that you won't see in football
because you guys wear "protective gear" (Don't want those guys to get hurt)


YouTube - Choque de cabezas de Dario Veron accidente de futbol

YouTube - John Terry gets kicked in the face

YouTube - Navarro Assault on Arango

BTW,
you think playing football in Denver is tough? (5200ft)
Try playing soccer at Potosi (Bolivia) at 13,400ft above sea level.
The highest peak in the Rockies is Mt. Elbert (14,440ft)


A Brazilian football club says it will never again play at high altitude after 'inhumane' conditions in the mountains of Bolivia.
Footballers needed oxygen:,Footballers needed oxygen, Brazilian football club, mountains of Bolivia, Flamengo players, football players, Potosi, Libertadores Cup Group, Marcio Braga, Potosi's Mario Mercado stadium, world's highest professiona

A Brazilian football(soccer) club says it will never again play at high altitude after 'inhumane' conditions in the mountains of Bolivia.
Flamengo players repeatedly had to go to the sidelines for oxygen during their 2-2 draw in Potosi, reports the Guardian.
Flamengo drew 2-2 in the Libertadores Cup Group Five match at nearly 4,000 metres above sea level.
Club president Marcio Braga described the performance as "epic" but said the conditions were "unsporting and inhumane".
Potosi's Mario Mercado stadium is one of the world's highest professional football(soccer) grounds.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Personal;ly'i thnik it depends on the sports you were raised on and know well. I personally don't like soccer but many that were raised on it do. I do find footabll interesting tho.
This provides a huge obstacle but is hardly the defining factor. There were a bunch of sports I like now which I'd never heard of as a kid. Conversely, I was brought up on baseball but now find it pretty unwatchable.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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This provides a huge obstacle but is hardly the defining factor. There were a bunch of sports I like now which I'd never heard of as a kid. Conversely, I was brought up on baseball but now find it pretty unwatchable.
"Conversely"???

San Jose. Land of Goobers, Gomers, and Geeks.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: yeah
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"Conversely"???

San Jose. Land of Goobers, Gomers, and Geeks.
con·verse
Pronunciation:
\kən-ˈvərs, ˈkän-ˌ\
Function:
adjective
Date:
1794

1 : reversed in order, relation, or action
2 : being a logical or mathematical converse <the converse theorem>
— con·verse·ly adverb
 
Old 02-16-2009, 06:01 PM
JL
 
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the same people who love soccer don't watch baseball and football are wondering why it is so exciting. kind of a culture. if you notice over the past 5-10 yrs, soccer's popularity has grown immensely(especially in high school) in the U.S. i am glad there are more soccer matches to watch too!!

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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Just want to make sure that our "football friends" see this

It was one guy kicking another and two guy head butting and the other was a dirty and illegal play. Yes painful but getting hit in football is like being in a car accident


Cosby's Block

Ohio St Hit

Punt return Hit

Reggie Bush meet Sheldon Brown

We have a hole thread about this on the football forum.

Link
 
Old 02-17-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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While, I agree soccer has it's fans who love it and Football has it's please don't say soccer players have the same physically grueling injuries as a player in football.

He cut his nose okay, Brett Favre played with a broken thumb, Broken Ribs at one of the most physically demanding positions. Hell Jack Youngblood played the entire playoffs and SUper Bowl with a broken leg.


I guess you have never seen a soccer player who got elbowed in the head and get a gash have to get his head stapled in a matter of seconds and get back on the field. Players also get stitches in their head on the sideline and get back into the game.

I have seen guys tear their MCL or ACL and keep playing.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I guess you have never seen a soccer player who got elbowed in the head and get a gash have to get his head stapled in a matter of seconds and get back on the field. Players also get stitches in their head on the sideline and get back into the game.

I have seen guys tear their MCL or ACL and keep playing.
Can't we just all accept that injuries happen in all sports and move on? Football, soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, cycling, etc; all of these sports have players who have played through some crazy injuries. Just because someone gets hurt playing soccer doesn't mean soccer is a brutal game; it means it is a SPORT. Sports injuries happen, and tough players will play through them, in every sport.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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Bragging about injuries is stupid. If anything, they show fault in a game.
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