OK Snood, back to square one
snood, keeper of all things good wrote:hinge, spawn of satan wrote:
I guess it's about your personality whether you want the instant gratification of lots of meaningless scores or the orgasmic but infrequent quality of rare scores
...seems to insert a value judgement where none is really appropriate. Just because someone doesn't like the same things doesn't make their sensibilities any less sophisticated, just different.
No value judgement was intended on the type of personality - I'm a big fan of instant gratification, especially where potato chips are concerned - and am all too well aware of the dangers of putting something off to build expectation. I appreciate the moral lesson you are giving me, and am sorry for the work you will have to do to remind everyone on A2K every time they seem to have made a value judgement.
The games are too long; ...
... the field is too big.
The scoring is too infrequent, like someone else said. It's hard to maintain one's interest when the odds are that you are going to just be watching an hour and a half of fighting for control of the ball and a couple dozen unsuccessful goal attempts. And that's all I ever seem to see.
I know I have a short attention span. And?
At this point I think it is worth reiterating the primary reason for my newfound appreciation of soccer, which can be very simply stated... or, better yet, shown:
Quote:... the field is too big.
It's just a smidge bigger than a football field.
minimum 90 m (100 yds)
maximum 120 m (130 yds)
minimum 45 m (50 yds)
maximum 90 m (100 yds)
snood wrote:The games are too long; ...
A regulation game is an hour and a half long.
My friend, may I present Exhibit B? ....
having represednted the men in Orange numerous times.