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I have watched a few football games. I just don't understand why people find this sport exciting.
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)
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Chipkin9
Football is played world wide because it's a great strategic sport, almost like chess.
Exactly. I like when I am playing chess and I check my opponents king and it falls down and pretends it is injured.
originally posted by: Tucket
a reply to: Chipkin9
Anytime you want play online..Im game. Ill warn you though. I used to win trophies back in Junior High Chess tournaments.
Also, if you want to take potshots at me, shoot at Hockey and Snowboarding. as a Canadian, I dont even like American "rugby." Not as much as you seem to, anyway.
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman
I personally think both soccer and American football are boring games... Aussie rules is a far better game than both imo, fast paced and goals are being scored constantly.
I have always wondered why Americans never do any good in popular international team sports though? I mean, we can see from the Olympics that Americans a generally good at sport, but there international soccer, rugby and cricket teams generally suck.
btw, you think soccer's boring, you should try watching a cricket game, its like watching paint dry, but people from all over the world are also obsessed with it, just like soccer... each to there own, I suppose.
originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman
I would love to see an " American Football " player try and do this
Remember the games is called " Football " The Yanks have turned it into " Handball "
originally posted by: Tuomptonite
I respect all atheletes of all sports. I admire the dedication, skill and athletic ability required to play any sport at a high level. Of course, I tend to follow our Big 3 (football, baseball and basketball) the closest, as these were the sports I grew up playing. My first team sport as a kid was actually soccer and I absolutely loved playing it. At some point though, it became "uncool" to play and us boys gravitated toward football.There is no money/scholarships in soccer. Young players realize this and adjust accordingly. The soccer matches I watch nowadays are my 10 year old daughters. The action isn't always the greatest but it's amazing to watch your lil one playing a sport they love. I don't watch much pro soccer, as I have no emotional investment into it.THE main problem with pro-soccer in the USA. Occasionally I will watch a bit of it on tv as I can appreciate the skills of the players involved. I'm your typical "ugly American" Most people are average looking not ugly regardless of the country., who religiously watches my San Francisco 49ers*vomits* every Sunday during football season. Growing up, I dreamed of being the next Joe Montana. My dreams were dashed quickly after a couple years of youth league. One of my teammates (who went on to become an NFL starting fullback) was bigger, stronger and faster than the rest of us and knew how to deliver the most violent tackles.1 It sucked to match up with him in tackling drills at practice! I didn't possess the killer instinct required to play the game and I suspect I suffered several concussions. play quarterback. You pretty much can't touch a QB anymore. You can receive concussions in soccer too with the constant headbutting of the ball,elbows,knees,falls,kicks to the face etc they are both violent sports that can be dangerous
I have a young son and if he decides he wants to play football, I'm not sure I'd let him.Your their parent its your call. That is ok. The game is simply too violentRugby? MMA? Boxing? Ice Hockey? Kick Boxing? Wrestling? and has a shady side to it. Nobody wants to admit the truth that the best tackles are the ones that knock out or injure opponents.Like in Hockey,Boxing,MMA and Rugby The violent hits that "blow up" the opponent are what coaches and fans love to see.Not really. It is just one aspect of the entertainment. The physicality. No one wants to see people get injured or knocked out. It's the tactical nature of the sport that people find entertaining. The unpredictability and suspense. The "macho man" locker room mentality encourages aggressionThat does not fly in the pros. It is more like keep your head down,mouth shut, and do your job. Most players are hard hat/ Lunch pail type players not loud pompous jackasses playing it up for TV and general d-baggery. This is not a gentlemans game.It's a day at the office. You come to work watch hours of tape trying to get better. Practice drills. Study more hours of tape.Physical conditioning. It's 110% hard work and dedication.Your right it is not a gentlemen's sport it is a "hard hat and bring your lunch pail and work pretty much all day to be prepared" sport I will encourage my son to play soccer and steer clear of football, for sure.
originally posted by: Verse
I'M SORRY BUT HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Now that we got that out of the way don't you just LOVE watching sports where people run for 2 seconds AND THEN YOU GET YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS FOR 20-30 MINUTES?? This goes on for 5-6 hours and you watch guys throw an egg between them for like a few moments of that time. This # is so commercialized and boring I'd rather die than watch the big overrated piece of crap called the superbowl. Yep I said it...and don't even get me started on baseball, you got to be a special type of ..... to enjoy watching that junk!
The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the world.
I wonder why?
I have been in Europe and saw someone with a Yankees cap and greeted them in English only to find out they are not American.