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After all of the hullabaloo, who here still thinks soccer/futbol is an absolute bore?

 
 
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:04 pm
@Irishk,
I would thumb that up ten thousand times were it possible.

Cycloptichorn
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:14 pm
@Irishk,
Pitch perfect Irishk[/k]! Pun intended.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:24 pm
I found this useful during World Cup mania: The World Cup, Translated into American, a comparison of all the World Cup teams with their equivalents in American sports. For example:

Quote:
Algeria
They are not good. At all. And they’re obsessed with their more-successful neighbors. Not to say that they don't have some degree of history to hang their hat on, but... that was a while ago. And no one, outside of their fans, remembers anymore. This team is easily underestimated. Too easily, I fear.

ALGERIA = NEW JERSEY NETS
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 08:41 pm
Are you kidding? I caught a bit of the final and it looked like kickboxing.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 08:44 pm
No, you dummies, Pants won. Viva Pantalones!!
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snood
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 09:01 pm
@Irishk,
good one
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 09:40 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
I think all forms of football are absolute bores.


roger
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 10:12 pm
@dlowan,
Yes, but if the ball were longer, and not so wide it would be a lot easier to carry.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 11:41 pm
@roger,
And you could get a friend to help!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 11:55 pm

I have never seen any value
to competitive athletics, unless a useful skill is being developed.





David
snood
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 12:42 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:


I have never seen any value
to competitive athletics, unless a useful skill is being developed.

David


In your world, do sportsmanship and teamwork count as skills?
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 03:49 am
@tsarstepan,

i find it dull, but sunday's final was somewhat compelling.
as the game progressed, i got a better feel for some of the players -- none of whom i'd ever heard of.
the ending wasn't thrilling for me bcos i didn't care who won.

so i think these are the keys to enjoying a particular sport:
(a) appreciation of the game -- rules, strategy, nuances, having personal experience playing the sport;
(b) knowledge of the players -- their styles of play, personalities, tendencies, ect.

without these key elements?
zzzzzz...
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 04:04 am
@Region Philbis,
Having actually been involved in it is a biggie for me.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 04:08 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
Having actually been involved in it is a biggie for me.

You should have told us you were playing in the World Cup bunny!

Were you on the Spanish or Netherlands team? Razz
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 04:15 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Quote:
Having actually been involved in it is a biggie for me.

You should have told us you were playing in the World Cup bunny!

Were you on the Spanish or Netherlands team? Razz



NOT GODDAM FOOTBALL!
Dutchy
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 04:43 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

tsarstepan wrote:

Quote:
Having actually been involved in it is a biggie for me.

You should have told us you were playing in the World Cup bunny!

Were you on the Spanish or Netherlands team? Razz



NOT GODDAM FOOTBALL!


GO THE POWER.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 05:28 am
@dlowan,
Just about all forms of spectator sports bore me to tears. I'd rather watch grass grow.

When I was about 15, I thought that I would be a good sister, and took my 10 year old brother to a Yankee game. At about the 4th inning, I asked him if he minded that I wanted to go home. I just could not stand one more moment of it.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 08:13 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
so i think these are the keys to enjoying a particular sport:
(a) appreciatione of the game -- rules, strategy, nuances, having personal experience playing the sport;
(b) knowledge of the players -- their styles of play, personalities, tendencies, ect.


That's it!! Most avid sports watchers become invested in the players/coaches and usually know the game inside and out. It's actually fun to watch baseball with my Dad since that's the game he lives for and he can spout statistics like crazy! Mr.Irish is sorta like that with football (the NFL kind).
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 08:37 am
Futbol be de work a da Debil!
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2010 09:03 am
I never watch sports of any kind. I did, however, maintain a hope for Spain in my heart over the last two matches.
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