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There is only one kind of "football".........American football!!

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posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 03:52 AM
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Pointyball: scientifically proven as the most boring game on earth!


American football, basketball and baseball have millions of followers, but they can't match soccer for sheer excitement, says a team of scientists.

The reason is its element of surprise, claim researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, US.



They reviewed five sports: ice hockey, football, baseball and basketball in the US, and English football.

The team decided to make unpredictability - how often a leading team is overcome by an opponent with a worse record - the best measure of how exciting a league is.

"If there are no upsets, then every game is predictable and hence boring," co-author Eli Ben-Naim told New Scientist magazine.

The results of the analysis showed that the "upset frequency" was highest for soccer, followed by baseball, hockey, and basketball. American football came last on the list, and so was labelled the least exciting sport.


clicky for story

Never mind wankballers, cheer yourself up as only you guys know how.........






posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 06:55 AM
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Originally posted by ridcully
Pointyball: scientifically proven as the most boring game on earth!

American football, basketball and baseball have millions of followers, but they can't match soccer for sheer excitement, says a team of scientists.

The reason is its element of surprise, claim researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, US.

Unless you support Chelsea of course.

I read an article that said people were getting up and walking about at Stamford Bridge at the weekend like "Americans wandering around to get hot dogs during a baseball game". If this is true of baseball games, and judging by how fat most Yanks are, nobody must actually watch any of the game whilst at a baseball stadium!!!!

[edit on 5-1-2006 by KhieuSamphan]



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 08:00 AM
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Unless you support Chelsea of course.

I read an article that said people were getting up and walking about at Stamford Bridge at the weekend like "Americans wandering around to get hot dogs during a baseball game". If this is true of baseball games, and judging by how fat most Yanks are, nobody must actually watch any of the game whilst at a baseball stadium!!!!

[edit on 5-1-2006 by KhieuSamphan]


Well yes, Chelsea are incredibley boring to watch, even if they are scoring goals. But after paying WAY over the odds for tickets, I bet the fans were looking round for loose change to buy a pie with.........



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by ridcully
Pointyball: scientifically proven as the most boring game on earth!


I guess the Rose Bowl wasn't broadcast in whatever backwards country you guys live in, huh?
It's unfortunate because you would have seen why American football is a game of MEN and HEART and TOUGHNESS.

Hook 'em horns baby!!!!!! !..!,

Peace



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 08:51 AM
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The team decided to make unpredictability - how often a leading team is overcome by an opponent with a worse record - the best measure of how exciting a league is.


Well... Here is where these scientists made their first mistake. If they want to measure how exciting a game is they need to include a few more factors. Maybe... Number of bone jarring season ending tackles. The unpredictability of a trick play or a fake field goal or punt, etc. etc. Oh... Final 30 seconds of a ball game wins like lasts nights Texas Longhorn victory in the Rose Bowl.

Lastly, if soccer is so god damn exciting to watch. Why is it so boring?


BTW... that is one hell of a huge cheese burger!!!

Oh yeah, doc I was rooting for your Longhorns but I'm a Husker fan through and through.


[edit on 5-1-2006 by LostSailor]



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 08:54 AM
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I guess you never saw the final of the Champions League in 1999 (i think thats when it was) Man Utd Vs Bayern Munich (I think). That was one hell of a match! Man Utd scored in the last minute.

Im not much of a FOOTball fan, but my hat goes off to the players involved.



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:00 AM
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Originally posted by xeroxed88
I guess you never saw the final of the Champions League in 1999 (i think thats when it was) Man Utd Vs Bayern Munich (I think). That was one hell of a match! Man Utd scored in the last minute.


So... 1999 was the last time there was a last minute victory in soccer for you guys? That must be lame... We've already had at least three just this bowl season in college football. I htink thats what makes football so exciting to watch. The game is never over until the final horn sounds.



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:06 AM
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ROSE BOWL...LOL...How gay is that name?!?!?

My team plays at Nettle Park...Beat that!



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:15 AM
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Yeah, when you have to turn back the clock seven freakin' years to come up with the last exciting finish to a soccer match, that's whack! Soccer is about as exciting as one of those pig calling competitions.


Lost

Yeah, I'm sure most Husker fans weren't real happy about the Horns winning the national championship, but at least it was another Big 12 team. Hell, the Huskers surprised everybody by knocking off Michigan. They'll be back.

Peace



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
ROSE BOWL...LOL...How gay is that name?!?!?


That's the best comeback you could come up with? I'm disappointed. If you guys are gonna lay on the fat jokes I'll come back with the teeth jokes.

Quit trying to prove soccer is more exciting then football and go brush your teeth.




posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Yeah, I'm sure most Husker fans weren't real happy about the Horns winning the national championship, but at least it was another Big 12 team.


You misread my post. I and most Husker fans always root for their fellow Big 12 teams in bowl games. I wish Oklahoma and Colorado would have won as well. Cheers to the Horns for bringing another trophy to Texas. Vince Young was the true Hiesman trophy winner in my opinion and he proved it in that victory last night.

[edit on 5-1-2006 by LostSailor]



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by LostSailor

Originally posted by xeroxed88
I guess you never saw the final of the Champions League in 1999 (i think thats when it was) Man Utd Vs Bayern Munich (I think). That was one hell of a match! Man Utd scored in the last minute.


So... 1999 was the last time there was a last minute victory in soccer for you guys? That must be lame... We've already had at least three just this bowl season in college football. I htink thats what makes football so exciting to watch. The game is never over until the final horn sounds.


Maybe you didn't read what I said. I said I'm not much of a football fan. I.E, I don't watch it much! There's been plenty of last minute goals, I just used the 1999 Champions League final as an example!



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love

Originally posted by ridcully
Pointyball: scientifically proven as the most boring game on earth!


I guess the Rose Bowl wasn't broadcast in whatever backwards country you guys live in, huh?
It's unfortunate because you would have seen why American football is a game of MEN and HEART and TOUGHNESS.

Hook 'em horns baby!!!!!! !..!,

Peace


Well of course it wasn't, who would want to watch it outside the US? 'Rose bowl'? is that what the winners get? Do they actually keep roses in it, or just their gaudy superbore jewellry?

American football is a game of STEROIDS and HEART BYPASSES and TIGHTS
Fixed it for ya...........again.......no need to thank me



Well... Here is where these scientists made their first mistake. If they want to measure how exciting a game is they need to include a few more factors. Maybe... Number of bone jarring season ending tackles. The unpredictability of a trick play or a fake field goal or punt, etc. etc. Oh... Final 30 seconds of a ball game wins like lasts nights Texas Longhorn victory in the Rose Bowl.


While Ill give ya the lack of factors does make it a pretty crappy study, pretty much everything you list, happens in football. Apart from the tackling but I still don't understand why you think that makes it so great. And last minute wins happen week in week out in every league in the world. Every single last one.


Lastly, if soccer is so god damn exciting to watch. Why is it so boring?

Having an intelligence greater than the IQ of the burger your eating does help you to understand whats going on


So... 1999 was the last time there was a last minute victory in soccer for you guys? That must be lame... We've already had at least three just this bowl season in college football. I htink thats what makes football so exciting to watch. The game is never over until the final horn sounds.

3? whoopidy doo! at least 3 per week in the English leagues alone. At least



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by LostSailor

Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
ROSE BOWL...LOL...How gay is that name?!?!?


That's the best comeback you could come up with? I'm disappointed. If you guys are gonna lay on the fat jokes I'll come back with the teeth jokes.

Quit trying to prove soccer is more exciting then football and go brush your teeth.



Why dont you brush yours? Taken from a US website no less!! bwahahahaha



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
ROSE BOWL...LOL...How gay is that name?!?!?

My team plays at Nettle Park...Beat that!


OK, here's the Rose Bowl.



The thing is I can't find any pictures of Nettle Park on Google so I'm unable to crack on your comparison. Sucks for me! I'm sure Nettle Park is at least the Rose Bowl's equal.


Peace



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:51 AM
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Welcome to Nou Camp.
Capacity: 98, 600








posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by xeroxed88
Welcome to Nou Camp.
Capacity: 98, 600


Complete with collapsible stands for easier trampling. Also, in the nosebleed section urine bag lobbing is allowed.


That's just it you see, there's more excitement in the stands at a soccer game. I'll never forget a video I watched once that showed a soccer referee running off the field because fans were actually on the field chasing him, probably wanting to hurt him real bad. The thing was he had no security escorting him. Security just let the poor ref fend for himself because they were pissed at him too.


Peace



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love

Originally posted by xeroxed88
Welcome to Nou Camp.
Capacity: 98, 600


Complete with collapsible stands for easier trampling. Also, in the nosebleed section urine bag lobbing is allowed.


That's just it you see, there's more excitement in the stands at a soccer game. I'll never forget a video I watched once that showed a soccer referee running off the field because fans were actually on the field chasing him, probably wanting to hurt him real bad. The thing was he had no security escorting him. Security just let the poor ref fend for himself because they were pissed at him too.


Peace


Oh, and of course, every single fan at a wankball game is a paragon of virtue aren't they? Never been a single fight I bet. Yeah right

Considering the number of games played each week in the 200+ countries contained in FIFA, its hardly surprising that things sometimes get out of hand, and despite what you think, its very rare. If NFL was played in as many countries, do you think that incidents like that would never happen? Fooling yourself if you do. Not that you'll ever know what its like for your national team to meet another team from a nation you don't like very much. Or how about your favourite team meeting a team from another country. Not likely really seeing as how you can only play with yourselves

[edit on 5-1-2006 by ridcully]



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 10:30 AM
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Conclusive proof that soccer is played by, and watched, by REAL men -



Brazilian soccer fans who urinate on the terraces so as not to miss any of the match are destroying the historic Maracana stadium.

The gallons of urine dispatched by 120,000-capacity crowds have eaten through the concrete and are weakening the stadium's steel girders.

Soccer fans pee can melt steel...GRRRRRRRRR!

Wizz article



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 10:45 AM
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Here's my favorite stadium, Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. The stadium holds almost ass many people as the town itself. I've been to numerous sporting events and have yet to see any game anywhere that compares to watching a football game on this field. Just went to see the Packers vs. Bears this Christmas. Was a great game but my Packers lost.....




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