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Ok, it's official. Soccer "football" is terrible

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posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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I don't really watch soccer, but I can see how the players have loads of skill and are great athletes and can appreciate the how hard they work.

That's where my admiration ends. The US women's team was just eliminated by penalty kicks. I can just imagine the Super Bowl being decided by each team getting 7 field goal attempts or the nba title being won by a free throw contest. Sports should never end in a tie!




posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

you probably shouldnt watch hockey either.

edit on 12-8-2016 by odzeandennz because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz


Yeah, hockey suck to..lol



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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So what would be the difference in the Super Bowl going into overtime and being decided by a kickoff returned for a touchdown? Not much . . . or perhaps an NBA final determined by a free-throw after the end of regulation?

As for sports ending in a tie, that usually means you just watched a very good match (or at least an evenly matched one).



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I was watching Olympics on MSNBC the other afternoon and it was S. Korea v. Mexico. It was the most boring thing ever because the of the way the tournaments are structured. Even if Mexico had beaten S. Korea, they had lost by so many points to one of the other teams and Germany was beating their current team by so many points (10 to 1 or something - it was bad) that they would have had to win by a wide margin in order to advance.

So all S. Korea had to go was mainly play keep away for the entire game. They didn't even have to score, and it was obvious Mexico didn't even care anymore, so they weren't even trying. S. Korea did finally put a goal through about halfway through the second half ... just cause.

Of course, I was watching men's sabre too, and it looked simply like who can just lunge faster than the other guy with his sword.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Anything played with a ball is a game; not a sport imo.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

So the nomad version of polo played with a goat's head is a sport and the hoity-toity version using a ball is not?



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Go play with your toys and leave the others toys alone.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

You could always watch paint dry. That way more fun then watching soccer.






posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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Let me guess a Hand egg fan?.
Sorry but you are in the minority Football is the most watched sport and with moments like this you can see why.



Can't be beaten that.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

Soccer is fun to play though. Most sports are.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: olaru12
what do you consider a sport?



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
Let me guess a Hand egg fan?.
Sorry but you are in the minority Football is the most watched sport and with moments like this you can see why.



Can't be beaten that.


Sorry, but I was at the KSU v TAMU four OT thriller. Yes, you can be beaten that!



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: Bluntone22

You could always watch paint dry. That way more fun then watching soccer.





At least drying paint has fumes...



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: TheKnightofDoom


I have little doubt that I'm in the minority worldwide and soccer is really gaining momentum in the states.
I also noticed you didn't show a video of Manchester winning 4-3 on penalty kicks.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games. - Ernest Hemmingway.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated
seriously? has anyone looked into the definition of "sports" here, I'll enlighten you....
noun

noun: sport; plural noun: sports



1.


an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated


Bullfighting would be a sport if you took the spear away from the Matadors. Today it's just an assassination.



posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

When it is your own team taking penalty kicks well I can not watch I hate them but thats the only way to end it...Golden goal was brought in for a world cup I thin (they play til one scores) and it was crap.
Penalty kicks are exciting even though I hate em but fine If you don't like the sport...odd how many threads pop up complaining about Football but no others....
Oh and it is football.
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posted on Aug, 12 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: ware2010
a reply to: Edumakated
seriously? has anyone looked into the definition of "sports" here, I'll enlighten you....
noun

noun: sport; plural noun: sports



1.


an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.




I think Ernest Hemingway was saying that some sports require bigger balls than others if you get my drift.

If you mess up in soccer, you don't risk death... well unless your loss causes the drug cartels in South America to lose some money.




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