posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 06:31 PM
Football (Soccer) must be the superior sport... why?
It's the preferred sport of God
. And even Thor
has been known to use his hammer for footie every now and again (I
was right behind the goal for that one).
I rest my case
(Go on... guess who I support... whoever wins gets to make me a cuppa)
Also, whilst the thread is momentarily on topic, I'm not sure if anyone has posted this
, lol, makes me laugh everytime it's on tv.
But about this discussion... I personally think it's damn near impossible to translate footie (soccer) to somebody on the 'outside' who isn't
passionate about any team in particular (and I'm sure it's the exact same thing for Yank Hand-and-foot-every-once-in-a-while-ball). Sure you can
describe the skills, athleticism, tactics, manliness (or lack thereof). But it's the unpredictability and the tribal-like experience that comes with
it that makes it so popular I think, not to mention the great accessibility of it (you don't even need goals to play it... just a ball and some mates
to have a kick about with). Also the feeling you get in the crowd when singing along in unison with tens of thousands of people, all hoping to
telekinetically will the ball into the opponents net lol.
... oh and the bragging rights after beating the bitter bluesh*te in both derbies
As a fan of football since I was a child, I find it hard to understand how anybody can not like it... but then again I don't particularly like the
other sports (apart from boxing) so each to their own. You'll never persuade enemies of the game, so why bother to try? Let 'em get on with
On a side note, I don't like american football but there's worse stuff out there, I mean cricket should just be banned from tv altogether, it's fun
to play but I'd rather watch the BBC's old 'girl and clown' screen that would appear after the programmes had finished lol. AND!.... what's with
England celebrating winning the Ashes as if we'd beaten the world... Honours and all... and now they've gone back to being sh*te again as usual,