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How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 12:59 PM
 

The best team in the world is from France. That's how lame it is.


Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:02 PM
 

Five billion fans from across the world disagree with you, but hey, carry on.


5 bil;lion people are wrong***

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 10:08 PM
 




edges out #2 cricket in popularity


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:28 AM
 

which is of course, religiously watched by the soccer people too, because, you know, you can't disagree with 2.5 billion people.


Top 10 Popular Sports

rank Sport Estimated Fans Regional Popularity
1. Soccer / Association Football 3.5 Billion Europe, Africa, Asia, America
2. Cricket 2.5 Billion Asia, Australia, UK
3. Basketball 2.2 Billion US, Canada, China and Philippines
4. Field Hockey 2 Billion Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
5. Tennis 1 Billion Europe, Americas, and Asia
6. Volleyball 900 Million Asia, Europe, Americas, and Australia
7. Table Tennis 850 Million Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas
8. Baseball 500 Million US, Japan, Cuba, and Dominican Republic
9 American Football 410 Million USA mainly
Rugby 410 Million France, England, New Zealand, South Africa
10 Golf 390 Million Europe, Asia, America, Canada


https://sporteology.com/top-10-popular-sports-world/

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This is why the NBA has so much more growth potential


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:09 AM
 

than any other American sports league too.


Clemson plays soccer. I don't think that's lame.***

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:03 PM
 



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Re: Clemson plays soccer. I don't think that's lame.***

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 3:51 PM
 

With season tickets starting at $40.00 ...its a big deal ! They actually give season ticket holders a free soccer scarf . If I lived in the upstate I would go to the soccer team games ... just for that sweet scarf !


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Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:04 PM
 

I think you take the cake.


soccer players do it for 90 minutes***

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:05 PM
 




Re: soccer players do it for 90 minutes***

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:16 AM
 

Yeah 90 minutes of total boredom. All that running around to score one or 2 goals. I'd rather watch tennis played using golf clubs before I waste an hour and a half of my life on a soccer game.If you like soccer hey thats fine. It's just not for ME.

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Ya its ghey

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:05 PM
 




I know this isn't fair to say, but it always.......

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:23 PM
 

looks to me like 90% of the goals scored in soccer are pure luck. They look like someone just happens to be in the right place at the right time and gets a lucky kick in.

But I know there's a lot more strategy to the game than I know or understand, but I can't get too interested in it.


Re: I know this isn't fair to say, but it always.......

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:43 PM
 

Most goals are luck but it’s a lot more physical game than you think. I had the same opinion of soccer as most on here until my daughter started to play. Needless to say I’ve learned a tremendous amount about the game in the last 8 years and countless hours at the soccer field.


1/2 of the goals were scored on pure mistakes

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:10 PM
 

in the World Cup Championship.

That's why soccer frustrated me.

An Own Goal Header
An accidental handball
A missed kick by the goalkeeper.

That and players taking a dive.

Which arguably was a bad call leading to the own goal.

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Re: 1/2 of the goals were scored on pure mistakes

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:48 PM
 

1st goal was not POSSIBLY a bad call. It was CLEARLY a bad call. Soccer refers to that kind of play as “simulation”. Simulation is a yellow card offense, 2 yellows and you are out of the game. Simulation, attempting to deceive the officials in order to gain an adavantage is considered “unsporting behavior”, those are FIFA’s words and it is a yellow card every time. Instead of getting a yellow card he was rewarded with a shot on goal. Soccer is not serious about getting the calls correct and that is why it will continue to fail in the US. Soccer has been feebly attempting to reign in simulation for about 10-15 years. All of the necessary technology has existed for years to stamp it out, but soccer is more concerned with its traditions than it is getting the call right. It’s just that simple. You just watched the World Champions rewarded for cheating, total disgrace.


Re: 1/2 of the goals were scored on pure mistakes

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 6:24 PM
 

France was the best team throughout the tourney IMO. I agree it was a bad call but ultimately they were better if you watched and understand the game. It was a great tourney.


Re: 1/2 of the goals were scored on pure mistakes

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 6:31 PM
 

BUT CROATIA CONTROLLED THE BALL MORE, HAD MORE SHOTS ON GOAL AND HAD MORE CORNER KICKS, CORRECT?

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Re: 1/2 of the goals were scored on pure mistakes


Posted: Jul 15, 2018 6:42 PM
 

Croatia played a great game. These are the best of the best but don’t confuse the style of play. France plays a counterattack game. Croatia can hold the ball all they want. Who made the best of their opportunities? Ultimate France had better overall talent IMO. It was clear early on in the tourney that they would go far.


Re: 1/2 of the goals were scored on pure mistakes


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 11:48 AM
 

Rileyhound said:

Croatia played a great game. These are the best of the best but don’t confuse the style of play. France plays a counterattack game. Croatia can hold the ball all they want. Who made the best of their opportunities? Ultimate France had better overall talent IMO. It was clear early on in the tourney that they would go far.



Yup. France doesn't particularly want the ball. They're content to sit back in that odd-looking 4-3-2-1 they play, which ends up shaped like a funnel, and let teams dink it around on the outside...and then, when you turn it over, look out. Basically all those dudes who would be WR's here in the states - Pogba and Mbappe in particular - are wingers and midfielders over there...and they turn on the jets, come rocketing outta the back, and if you can't run with them they're going to be on your goal in about three passes. Their opportunities are going to be a lot more frightening than yours...because they'll have numbers. And they ain't just fast; Holy Mother are those dudes good on the ball.

You gotta be really careful going forward against France, and even Croatia - who had the slickest possession midfield in the Cup this year - wasn't good enough. Those French counterattacks broke their backs. (Which is probably the first time in history anybody has used those words in that order.)


Yeah they don't run 40s and stuff over in Europe


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 1:22 PM
 

to my knowledge, but Mbappe probably has legit 4.3x speed.


Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:42 PM
 

Jake Bentley should be playing Soccer. His Flopping abilities are top notch.


Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:54 PM
 

Soccer is the only sport where players are required to use their head. I can't figure out if that is smart or dumb because in a football game the coaches are always telling their players to use their head. It gets kinda confusing to me. Oh well, I'm off to England tomorrow so I'll ask my English kin about that. If you know the British, they will want to talk Cricket, another game I know nothing about. But I have noticed this about Cricket, when they are dressed for Cricket, I don't know if they are going to a sporting event or to a wedding.

In the meantime I'll be back on Aug. 1, unless some beautiful English lass kidnaps me. If that happens, please don't pay the ransom. I bet LightBulbBill would really envy me if that were to happen.

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Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 1:55 PM
 

Jake Bentley still should be in high school


Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:44 PM
 

He’s not? His team plays like it.

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Re: How lame is soccer?


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:16 AM
 

Ha ha ha ha ha !

Perfect.


How long before usc claims The World Cup

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:02 PM
 

because the French jerseys have a Gallic Coq on them?

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Re: How long before usc claims The World Cup

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:46 PM
 

C’est la vie! C’est la vie! C’est la vie!

*chanted to the tune SEC, SEC, SEC!

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Re: How lame is soccer?


Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:28 PM
 

How lame is adult soccer*? I have no problem with youth leagues.


Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 4:59 PM
 

Your entire team plays like a youth league .

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Re: How lame is soccer?


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 12:58 AM
 

…oh, and your team lost, so take your participation trophy and go home. Great athletes, for sure, but I'm waiting for Dexter Lawrence to take the field, then we'll see what football is all about, oh yeah!

Go Tigers!!!


The highest paid soccer player in the world makes 63M

[1]
Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:30 PM
 

A year.


Re: The highest paid soccer player in the world makes 63M

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 5:52 PM
 

What's that in a goals to dollars ratio ?

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Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 2:47 PM
 

I always enjoyed watching our teams play while in school.


France's help is a large reason why the USA


Posted: Jul 15, 2018 3:07 PM
 

Even exists. Also they gave us Lady Liberty


If it wasn't for the USA

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 3:50 PM
 

the French would be speaking German.



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ok so we helped them


Posted: Jul 15, 2018 10:48 PM
 

150 years after they helped us become a nation


Re: ok so we helped them


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 1:02 AM
 

...thanks to a man named Ben Franklin. Period.


The French wernt helping the US

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:26 AM
 

The continental army was helping the French fight the British on north American soil.


Not nearly as lame as you whining about it.***

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 3:20 PM
 



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Careful picking on soccer, they'll fall down injured. Not

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 3:26 PM
 

unlike 5 head


Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 3:28 PM
 

Early contention for worst OP of the year. It’s only the most popular sport in the world bruh.

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Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame


Posted: Jul 15, 2018 3:54 PM
 

Lame-lame-lame-lame-lame-lame-lame..... LAME! ??


Re: How lame is soccer?


Posted: Jul 15, 2018 4:33 PM
 

Early contention for worst OP of the year. It’s only the most popular sport in the world bruh.

The rest of the world - not here in the good ole US. I like to see the Tigers win and I'm glad we are competitive, but at the end of the day,....., who cares what these European dip$hit$ like.

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Re: How lame is soccer?

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:20 AM
 

Thats because most of the world are dumb arses.

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Popular != Good


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 2:08 PM
 

For example - the top rated TV show today is "Big Brother" followed closely by "The Bachelorette".

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'bout like this to me....


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On a scale of 0-10 with 0 being college football and 10...

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 5:42 PM
 

being as exciting as watching paint dry or grass grow I'd give soccer a solid 12.

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So lame that the Braves broke their attendance record

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 6:10 PM
 

yesterday at Suntrust with 42,130.

Then, Atlanta United broke the MLS single game record today with: 72,243 (yes,....30,000 more).

I'll admit, I'm no fan, b/c I grew up in area with no soccer. However, I've been to one Atlanta United game and it was fun & exciting to watch.

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I'll tell you what's not lame about The World Cup

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018 8:40 PM
 

The players play for their respective countries and are proud to do so . Very refreshing to see .


Re: I'll tell you what's not lame about The World Cup


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 1:04 AM
 

AMEN!!! Even if none, or very few, are actually form the country they play for!!!


Soccer is only good for creating field goal kickers...


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:33 AM
 

i tell my nephews the best job in the nfl is a FG kicker. As long as your good at it. Get paid 6 mil to work an 1/8th of the time the other guys do but the caveat is you better be consistent or you'll be an insurance salesman in no time.


My biggest complaint about soccer has always been,


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:20 AM
 

"Look Ma, no hands!" It would be a helluva lot more interesting game if you could use hands and feet, instead of just feets. Hands are very useful appendages, why design a game that purposely leaves them out?

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