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originally posted by: Tucket
originally posted by: Chipkin9
Football is played world wide because it's a great strategic sport, almost like chess.
Football is played worldwide because its cheap, like Metallicus says.
And apparently you know nothing about chess.
originally posted by: Tiamat384
a reply to: Tucket
That is A reason, but not THE reason. Notice the emphasis. It is a popular sport for the fact that it is very cultural which is the very reason the fans are as they are.
I do find it interesting, that Americans prefer fast paced and more violent/dumb sports such as basketball and American "football". Just an observation I've made living in the States among others when comparing with other nations, in my own experience with European nations.
Further more, it is vastly more strategic than American sports due to its slow pace.
Alas clearly it won't be liked by all, but it is by most in the world and people will be getting excited for this summer, as I certainly am.
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