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Football/soccer is a boring sport.Why do people care so much about it?

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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:33 PM
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I have watched a few football games. I just don't understand why people find this sport exciting. It's really boring unless your watching great 1 on 1 play makers play. Draws are silly. The flopping is annoying. No salary cap to even the competitive field. To me scoring and sudden score mechanics are fun to watch. Dribbling in the middle of the field to setup the score is not entertaining. The defenses just bog the game down. I just don't understand what people see in football. I can watch it and be entertained but it is for the most part boring unless your watching a ultra high level play maker play.


American Football is way more exciting. Every down can be a chance at a score. There are 3 phases of the game not just 2. The tactical aspect is the best in any sport. Salary cap. Flopping is frown upon. Its very rare to draw a game. It is just more exciting to me.
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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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Soccer is incredibly strategic. You can't just smash your way through opponents, giving each other concussions, you have to really make every move count if you want to make plays.

To each their own, but I'd take a soccer/football match over American football any day.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman
To each his own, obviously someone likes it, just not you.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman

Soccer is a terrible sport to watch, but it can be fun to play. I think its world-wide popularity is due to the inexpensive nature of the game. Poor people can play it almost anywhere with a single ball and a couple of sticks. I agree with you it is a horrible game, but I do understand why some people play.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman

I've played Soccer quite a bit in my day as well as American Football. I've enjoyed both sports, I can see why both games are popular.

I do think the players are paid WAY too much. But that's either because I'm jealous of how much they can make or how well they're able to play.

Probably both...


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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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americans find a sport they can't play boring.
the rest of the world disagrees.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman

I find football boring too until the world cup, then I get interested.



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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 06:48 PM
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I can't stand any team-based sports actually (and also golf). Personally, I find them all incredibly boring to watch, I much rather play them.

Nevertheless, I don't accuse them of being boring, rather, I understand that others enjoy them and it's just my personal preference as to not enjoy them.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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I'll take 50,000 people chanting "the referee's a wanker" over padded gymnastics any day of the week.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: stinkelbaum
americans find a sport they can't play boring.
the rest of the world disagrees.


As if the rest of the world's opinion meant anything!



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman

Soccer is a terrible sport to watch, but it can be fun to play. I think its world-wide popularity is due to the inexpensive nature of the game. Poor people can play it almost anywhere with a single ball and a couple of sticks. I agree with you it is a horrible game, but I do understand why some people play.


You make it sound like the rest of the world is poor compared to USA.

Football is played world wide because it's a great strategic sport, almost like chess.

You have 11 v 11 and there are literally hundreds of ways a manager can set up the side at his disposal to outwit the manager in the other corner.

As a spectator it is magnificent to watch how the battle pans out.

This is why it is more popular than American Rugby worldwide.

And for the record the poorest countries in the world could play American Rugby for peanuts with nothing but a Rugby ball and sticks, so your point is invalid about the inexpensiveness of football and why it is more popular than American Rugby.



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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:25 PM
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If you want to see real kick ball you have to go back in time and see the true sport before all the rules and dumb laws were implemented. American football is also total joke everyone is wearing armor.

Its like boxing without the kicking. If people can kick in American football it would be less body bashing.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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qz.com...

Sounds super exciting!

Now this m.youtube.com... is a real sport. Notice the lack of female hygiene products?
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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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American Football is way more exciting.

In between commercials.

American football stops game play every down, every timeout and every commercial break.

It takes three hours to play one hour of game… thats really exciting.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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I disagree true football is an amazing sport. Amazingly fun to play with friends and it just feels great running towards goal with ball at your feet, or blocking a shot made by the enemy team. Being goalie sucks, though that's probably because I suck at it. I'd have to say though American "football" to me is dreadfully boring so I'm happy to say I did not watch the Super Bowl, nope, not even for the ads. Euro 2016 this year if I'm not mistaken?



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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May I ask which matches you watch?

Many of the games are boring. I suggest watching good teams play, and international cups/tournaments.

Clubs to watch:
Barcelona (best team out there right now, impressive players and alot of talentskills)
Athletico Madrid
Real Madrid
Manchester United
Bayern Munich

Then for international matches, watch some with good teams like south american teams (preferably Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia and Ecuador).

That is where I have found very entertaining matches.

Once you also pick a team of interest, it makes the sport alot more enjoyable to watch because you get attached and feel the intensity.

But overall, the reason why people love football isn't because of the sport, but because of the teams and culture, and because it takes skill and good teamwork to master. Heck, some people (like me) may watch a specific team play because someone for their country is playing, and they want to see the talent and your country being represented. You can't just watch a random match and expect to enjoy it. Then ofcourse, after you get a bit comfortable with the sport, you begin to watch specific matches because of talent and skill.

Especially international matches; people take international matches as if it's their entire country uniting to compete and win.

But yeah, main reason why it's so popular is because of culture, being part of a team and country, brings the world together, and you can also add that it isn't as complex as US football.

Ofcourse this is my opinion based on what I've seen and why I like the sport. There are also other reasons as to why it's so popular and enjoyed world-wide.

Edit:

The Copa America (or as I call it, American Cup) is going to be hosted in the US this year. I suggest watching it because it will be one hell of a championship this year!

Edit2:

Perhaps the reason why there's no salary cap is because there are so many ticket sales and sponsoring, that the amount of revenue allows for a high amount of money to be given to the players. That and the fact that transfer markets are so competitive that it's like it's own casino and sport. ALOT of money flows through the transfer markets during transfer windows. If there were salary caps, the competitiveness of the market would be lost, and the value of players would diminish; players would also may not have a need to move to a different team since their salary would stay the same.
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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 07:55 PM
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Doesn't even have to be good teams with International. I remember Euro 2012 Bosnia made a goal (forget who they were playing) and it was ruled offside. It was obvious in the replay it was not. The other team however did get a goal and it was offside, but no ruling was made. I didn't care for either team (was rooting for Netherlands and Germany), but it ruffled my feathers.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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Here is another reason why it's so great.

Where else can you see people do things like this?



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 09:00 PM
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originally posted by: stinkelbaum
americans find a sport they can't play boring.
the rest of the world disagrees.


I daresay, anyone fresh on the scene, let us say, ALIENS....would not take soccer in the top 5 or maybe even 10 on the list of something to play or watch.

It is very sad the amount of passion put into this game as if it is so incredibly hard, or has good rules.

I am a sports FANATIC, and played soccer for 10 years. Am a student of all sports.

Soccer is INCREDIBLY overrated, and you know it too.

In reality it rates barely higher than baseball, in overall difficulty , but not in tactics.

The people are funny talking about how many tactics and set plays, but there are more in TENNIS than in soccer.

People love it to death, because they are afraid of change, like others say they don't know any better and because it is cheap.

But it is beyond insulting the misguided beliefs the "World" has that it is anywhere NEAR the greatest sport,




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