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Favorite Sport post #1  quote:



What is your favorite sport?

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Real (American) Football

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Agree with Dek. I'm still a baseball guy but football is now easily my favorite sport.

I love being at the ballpark but football is so much more intense. I am absolutely glued to the television from start to finish.

Soccer might as well be a sleeping pill. I cannot fathom how someone watches it.

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There's nothing real about American football. It may be a great sport but it's baffling how such a complicated and contrived game ever come into being?

Soccer is the real football, and it's just about the best and most popular sport in the world.


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What do you mean about 'real' though? I see a lot of real hits in the NFL, and if you think the pads and helmets make the invincible, think again.

Just because soccer has one rule (don't use your hands) and football is more complex doesn't mean it's contrived. It makes perfect sense to me and I learned it listening to the Monday Night Football crew as a child.

Soccer is soccer, and it may be popular elsewhere in the world, but in America it's about as popular as a turd in your breakfast.

Kicking the ball up and down the field, running and running, kicking and kicking, it's the most boring thing I've ever seen.

Golf, NASCAR, hockey, poker, arena football, WWE wrestling and ice skating are more popular over here.

The Super Bowl is still the single most watched sporting event in the world.

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What do you mean about 'real' though?


Real as in it evolved by a bunch of kids in a park kicking something around as oppossed to invented by a committee of mathmaticians.

Admit it, the only reason soccer's not popular in American is you guys are no good at it.


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Yeah, that's it.

Not.

Is that why baseball isn't popular over there? Football? Hockey? Because you're no good?

Soccer has just never caught on here. Because, basically, it sucks.

Maybe back in the day Americans wanted something a little more challenging than kicking a ball. Maybe we crave the strategy. I don't know.

Soccer and football in their rare forms are both cut from essentially the same cloth, but football took a more physical route like rugby. Soccer became more popular in the UK in the mid-19th century and football became more popular here.

In more poverty stricken countries soccer has become popular because like you said any group of kids can play it in a park. So naturally they would gravitate toward that and therefore watch more professional games.

I won't ever piss on soccer's worldwide popularity, but the country as a whole could care less. Take the World Cup, I'll watch the Super Bowl.

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[B]Is that why baseball isn't popular over there? Football? Hockey? Because you're no good?


Admitedly we're no good at football either anymore, even though we invented the sport (as well as rugby, cricket, hockey, rounders (which is just basball). But we live in hope (eternal).

American football almost became popular in England about 20 years ago, but has since faded into obscurity, which is no surprise - that kit, who can afford it? And four teams, one attacking one defending on both sides? How many players do you need to play a game?

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Soccer has just never caught on here. Because, basically, it sucks.


Keep trying, one day you'll get the hang of it. You even get into the real world-wide sport of the world cup football championship these days. Btw - are you enjoying our soccer superstar and his pouting wife, Posh and Becks?


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I played soccer in high school. And it is fun. Really Fun. I like it. I just realized something. H@ts and I agree on something. (Has Hell frozen over!!!) I like football too. I probably would have played if in high school but I went to a small school that didn't have enough people to field a team.

But no sport in the world can compare to Baseball. I almost got in to an accident because I drove by a baseball diamond and looked at the game for too long. I love it so much. The sound of a ball hit deep off a bat. The smell of the dirt as you slide into a base. The feel of a leather glove on hand; the sound it makes as the ball is caught. Best Sport in the world.


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That Spice Girl's husband who was in some Bend It movie or whatever? I have no idea. There's this thing over here called Major League Soccer where that Beck guy is/will be playing. Thing is about MLS- no one I know has ever gone to a game, I've never seen a commercial for it, seen it on TV or heard it on the radio, seen a person wearing a jersey... I don't even know when the season is. Tomorrow could be the championship game for all I know.

I remember there was a World League football deal that folded over there. The NFL still has NFL Europe where it sends crappy players during the off season.

And as a matter of fact, most kids when they're like 4 or 5 enroll in kiddie soccer. I played a season or two. Predominantly, when kids get older and get close to teens years they gravitate toward baseball and football (even hockey if you're in a cooler climate.) There are soccer teams in high school, but in my neck of the woods 99% of the team is Mexican.

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Football first, hockey second...these are exciting sports.

What other sports are there that dont put one to sleep??

Who wants to watch a baseball player foul tip a ball for ten minutes? BORING! Who wants to watch a soccer ball on a huge field go back and forth and after all that time maybe one goal is scored? BORING!

What more is there to say?


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baseball is a big ole piece of s***.

I would so much rather watch basketball or soccer.


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you guys just don't know good sports when you see them. Baseball is the best sport in my eyes.





Go Red Sox!!!!!!!!!!


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Went for soccer because it's ace. Being a goalkeeper in football is probably one of the best position IMO.


Oh and Heck the World cup final is the most watched sporting event beatin the olympics and the super bowl convincingly.


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I think we had this conversation somewhere, lodgebo... man, we're getting old

Let me look up the stats I had before...

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Hockey, hands down. I play it, watch it, I've coached it... it's the greatest sport in the world. Soccer's great too. It's a bit difficult to sit through a whole game, but as was mentioned before, being a keeper in soccer is great! It doesn't hurt that soccer is basically thawed out hockey.

Baseball is a blast to play, but you can take MLB and shove it. I hate the circus and the debacle it has become. America's league my ass. Same with basketball and the NBA.

I love football, but the NFL is starting to ruin their product as well. They have been for a while I suppose.


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I vote for Football in the British sense, thats soccer to Americans and a select few others, Wrestling isn't really a sport.

I have never really understood why you Americans call the NFL thing Football when you rarely use you feet, it would be the same if I called soccer handball because you throw the ball back in play and the Keeper can use his hand.

And as for football/soccer only having one rule that is totally a false statement and their are many rules in the game and a lot people dont agree with, such as getting a yellow card for over-celebrating a goal.


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Or not getting a penalty if you are Chelsea

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Cheerleading (yes, it's a sport!) or soccer

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