I apologize for on behalf of his ignorance, but at the same time ditto to that.
The US is the only place that I know that calls soccer, soccer. Everywhere else it is football. And the NFL overseas is called american football.
You have every right to say that you don't like european soccer, but don't state the very incorrect assumption that because its called soccer in the US, it is called soccer everywhere else, because you are VERY wrong.
BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5818 times:
I'll go out on a limb and piss both sides off. "American" football and football/"soccer" are both great games! Baseball is by far the most boring and useless waste of time out there(unless maybe you count curling).
Source? My opinion and George Carlin of course.
Oh yeah, cricket too but the Aussie comedian who talks a lot about cricket is funny as hell.
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5765 times:
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 6): bunch of pansies, trotting up and down an oversized field, with a goal every 10 years or so. Yeah, real exciting.
A game that is a organized venue for rioters, thugs, and hoodlums.
I went to a riot one time, by the way, and a soccer game broke out.
Only exciting thing is the Latin announcers yellling "gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!"
Of course, they can say this for two minutes, because they've had several years in between goals to practice the breathing techniques needed to say this for two minutes.
Players get bumped on the shin, and they fall down in a spate of Oscar-winning agony that would do Charlton Heston proud in it's overkill.
Yes, what an exciting sport.....
What an exciting game American Football is. First of all...
1. The US army could learn a thing or two about equipment from all the gear those boys wear. If it weren't for their numbers on the jersey, it could be ANYONE under all those protective helmets and pads
2. The game STOPS, literally, and the entire team is replaced by another set of mysterious jerseyed men. They call it tactics, i call it "hey we're not winning send out the meaner guys!" endless substitution...what a game....
3. Too much bending over. Yes that's right...when they say all that 24, 46, hike stuff, the world can see their rear ends getting their annual tan, now that takes skill to point dead meat up like that
4. Over sized field ? hahah, have you seen the size of the GOAL in american football? It's like the gap between teeth from someone on Extreme Makeover... how could you miss that thing?! I swear you could kick a field goal drunk...
5. The clock stops for the first down, i mean, how exciting is that? there is no rush, no adrenaline, no sense or urgency to see creative plays, which is why the coach has a huge playbook like the Mir Checklist...who am i kidding Mir's checklist was comprised of dont hit other objects and you'll be goodski.
6. The referee has a mic and he announces to the whole stadium what the issue was when he blew the whistle, we don't do that in SOCCER because the crowds know how to cheer, so no one would hear the ref
7. No one else in the world wants to take on the sport, because there is real american football, and we call that Rugby.
All jokes aside, i love american football too, i just wanted to get witty on my first post, both sports can be equally boring, just depends on the games ya watch...UF against FSU are my fac yankee games, and the champion's league is my fav football games to watch
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25306 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5765 times:
Only in Yankland can there be such a thing as a World Series where only Americans play.
Doesn't that show the ignorance that the Yanks have to the rest of the world?
Yank "Foot"ball (despite their feet hardly touching the ball ever) is played by overpaid monkeys who are probably drag artists in their spare time
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Highpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5692 times:
Compare two games - one where you kick a ball around using your foot, one where you run around a field holding an egg shaped object throwing it about and kicking it now and again. Which one would you call football?
Je repose ma valise as they say in France!
Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
As already said millions of times the US are the only who call football soccer. In the rest of the world it is football. I am always wondering why the US football is called football? They have the so called ball, which is actually an egg, most of times in their hands. Only very seldom they kick with the foot. It should be called handball.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5515 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5651 times:
Quoting ZRH (Reply 19): I am always wondering why the US football is called football
The Oxford English Dictionary (the definitive dictionary of the English language defines football as: "An open-air game played with this ball by two sides, each of which endeavours to kick or convey the ball to the goal at the opposite end of the field. Soccer is thus one type of football, along with rugby and football.
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