As we all know football is the most popular sport in the world.
I don 't know that; I have no opinion about it.
With only some countries being an exception,
football is something more than a sport in most countries -
it is craziness, a way of life.
Then a mental health care professional is needed to relieve the problem;
a psychologist or psychiatrist. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ?
From the smaller village to the most isolated island,
you can always find youth playing football.
That seems unlikely.
Esquimos near the North Pole?
Indians of the Amazon Rain Forest?
Well I was trying to find an explanation about why football
became such a popular sport and I thought it is quite simple,
I found three reasons that made football become that popular
that it is being called the "king of the sports". I think the basic reasons are these:
1. Football expresses the human nature.
A child just learns to walk in two legs. The next think which is
going to do is to run, and then to kick something (ball in our case).
Then to create a simple structure - probably to place to stones
one next to each other (goalpost?).
2. You can practice football much more easily than the other sports.
To play amateur football, all you need is a ball and two stones
or standing sticks placed in a parallel. While to play basketball you
need at least a small basketball field, to play baseball you need
special suits and a bat, to play rugby you need special suits,
to play water polo you need a pool etc.
3. Football eliminates none.
It does not matter if you are short or tall. Even if you are kind of
fat you can still play football if you have the talent. On the other side,
in basketball you need to be tall, in rugby you need to be bulky etc.
Do you agree with me? What do you think?
I think that as to health benefits,
thay 'd be better off just lifting weights and running and swimming.
As to watching athletic competition:
I have no preference as to which group of strangers prevails
over any other group of strangers. Regardless of which group
of strangers succeeds on any particular day, I will be no better off
and no worse off; (unless I bet on the outcome).
To me, competitive atheletics is a waste of time,
with the possible exception of those who actually participate.
I do see value in swimming practice, gunnery practice and archery practice to develop proficiency.