posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 09:51 AM
Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
1. Football players need mass and strength. Soccer players need agility, speed, strength, and skill.
2. Football players are (aside from the QB) unspecific. You've got 40 guys on the field for offense, then 40 guys on the field for defense. In
soccer, you've got 9 guys playing the entire field.
3. Football is played like this: 5 seconds of play, 2 minutes of setup, 5 seconds of play, 2 minutes of play, etc. Soccer is played like this: 100
minutes of play.
4. The world cup is the most watched game on television.
5. The entire world is NOT wrong.
But.. this isn't true at all man. I'm sorry...
1. You really think that "all" football players need are mass and strength? Even those 300 pound offensive linemen need to have skill, be fast, and
quite agile to run block for the running back.
2. How are football players unspecific? You have 11 players on the field for defense and 11 on offense. With each
player having a very
job to do. Why do you think they call them wide-receivers, tight-ends, fullbacks, running backs, corners, safeties, defensive Ends,
3. Ok... a given play may only last 5-10 seconds I'll admit that... but there is only 30 (maybe 40) seconds on the play clock in between snaps.
That time is needed to organize 11 people to their specific tasks on the next pay. If one person out of all 11 players makes a single mistake the
play is over.
Soccer is popular in 3rd world countries because they can afford to play it competitively
. Sure.. all you need is a ball and a field to play
football. But if you were to compete on a global level you need the proper equipment. Something that poorer countries can't afford. Soccer will
catch on in the US eventually... I think they did pretty well in the last World Cup and quite a few Americans tuned in.
Soccer is also a great sport as far as strategy goes... You can't play every team the same way and expect to win. Much the same with football.
Everyone here is trying to compare the two... But pardon the ol' cliche... Its like comparing apples to oranges. You can't.