posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 10:26 PM
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: gortex
Ya know I've tried to watch soccer but I just can't enjoy it.
90 minutes of fast action ending in a zero zero draw.
Lots of people love it but for the life of me I don't understand why.
I hear you mate but the love of the sport comes from either growing up with it or having played it. As any current or former athlete can attest the
love comes from the knowing of how challenging a certain sport is to master. In football (soccer) it's watching a defender hit a 60 yard pass off the
outside of his right foot, bending the ball in a slowly ascending and then descending arc landing right on the foot of a left wing forward who was in
full sprint, who pulls it back at the last second before it crosses the end line then sends it across the middle with a wicked banana curve landing
firmly on the right wingers right side of his head as he slams one off the cross bar. No one scores but in those few seconds magic was real and most
of the laws of physics were questioned.
This will play out multiple times during a game and regardless if someone scores or not it is the appreciation of the sheer skill and talent level
required to do what these men (and women) do on the pitch.
I see the same in Cricket, American football, etc. While I may not have grown up with certain sports I have played most and can appreciate the skill
level and talent required to compete at the top levels. For me, football (soccer) is the pinnacle of sports. Well, that, and Formula 1. Those
athletes are extraordinary in their own right.