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Why football (soccer) is the king of the sports.

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Sun 8 Nov, 2009 05:04 am
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

It is noticeable that David favours individual sports to team games.
Team games are character building, social and inhibit natural narcissism.
HOW do thay build character, Spendius ?





David
spendius
 
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Sun 8 Nov, 2009 07:45 am
@OmSigDAVID,
I will agree that my usage of "character" was loose. Everything has character. I used the word as a cliche in the manner that a military man might use it or anyone else who is involved in what is called "team spirit".

The team, into which the ego is submerged to a greater or lesser extent, is more powerful than the individual although some individuals, Einstein types, are a source of power but only if a team takes up with their individual acheivements.

If you listen carefully to interviews given by sportsmen you might notice a profound difference between those involving individuals, golf or tennis, and those involving football players.

I suppose preferences are determined by one's socialisation and mine was for team games and it was an error on my part to lay a claim to the superiority of that over socialisations leading to the other preference.

But there is no question that individual performances lead to a degree of non-social and narcissistic ways of thinking which I think are dangerous.

The myth of Narcissus did have an effect on me as I think do all the surviving myths of our culture, which is itself a team effort in which individual contributions, no matter how outstanding, are submerged. When the efforts in the direction of individuality are not outstanding I think there is a danger because the capacity for silliness and waste is almost infinite. A danger both to the individual and to the culture.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Sun 8 Nov, 2009 09:22 am
@spendius,

Thank u, Spendius.
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Richard Nash
 
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Tue 27 Sep, 2011 06:01 am
@Ellinas,
Hello,

Football is the most popular sport in the world. Football is the king of sports! Every four years a national team are crowned world champions to the delight of their loyal subjects. The beautiful game of football needs no introduction. Crowned as the most popular sport in the world, football has mesmerized millions and millions of viewers all across the world.

Thanks
Richard Nash
joefromchicago
 
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Tue 27 Sep, 2011 08:46 am
@Richard Nash,
Dear Richard:

Your check is in the mail.

Regards

FIFA
Letty
 
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Tue 27 Sep, 2011 10:15 am
@joefromchicago,
I used to play net soccer, joe.

Ellinas, we miss you pug nosed Greek
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gungasnake
 
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Fri 11 Nov, 2011 10:10 am
@Ellinas,
Soccer is a sport for homosexuals who lack the hand-eye coordination for games like squash or badminton.
spendius
 
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Fri 11 Nov, 2011 10:19 am
@gungasnake,
I know which changing rooms I would keep my back close to the wall in gunga.
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johnforg6
 
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Thu 26 Apr, 2012 02:17 pm
EXCUSE MY ENGLISH, ENGLISH IS NOT MY MOTHER LANGUAGE OK?
If you don't like the sport that I'm going to mention because you don't understand it, because you prefer another sport or you don't like sports in general, okay, no problem, the only thing is that you must get to the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčending up in hell because God is not going to forgive you. If you are someone who doesn't understand why football compared to any other sport, hobby or normal human activity is the most popular, moves more money, raises the maximum passion, is the king of the sports, is the best show, according to the NASA, paralyzes the rotation of the earth, is practiced in all corners of the world, do not worry, you are well, you just need urgently a brain transplant but no more. The reason for such stupidity about football is just one, playing or watching football, a human being comes back to be a human being again. In any other human activity you can see others or you behave like the animal that you are inside, with its defects and qualities, expressing emotions and feelings without caring, in other words, you can release and absolutely nobody will stop or judge, because others are busy in the same situation as you. It's the simplest sport of all, forget the rules, to understand a soccer game you just need to know the goal: no hands, the ball, the round thing rolling, has to pass the line under those three posts and that's it. More simply impossible. The Americans say it is flawed because one doesn't use hands and strategies or tactics don't work; others say it is unfair because not always the best or who has made more effort, or who deserves, earn; that is full of dishonesty, anti-sportsmanship, immorality because the players simulate faults and break all the rules while the referee does not notice; that is "umpronosticable" because the small fish can eat the big fish, is full of errors and accidents, statistics doesn't help to predict some outcome; that is violent, barbaric, savage, caveman because he has too aggressive and rough physical contact; according to Homer Simpson it's boring and lacking in emotion because you have to wait long for a goal and a zero zero score is possible; that is totally unpredictable, wacky things have happened in a football game; that is deadly dangerous because players and fans have lost their lives from heart attacks, stands have fallen because fans jump like crazy; that prompts outrage like no other sport; that promotes racism, alcoholism and drug abuse inside stadiums; causing divorces, in short, all the basic and dirty instincts of a human being. Obviously, it is loaded with good, not everything in the human being is wrong: great stunts, fellowship, patriotism, honor, nobility, beauty, laughter, hugs, talent, solidarity, nondiscrimination toward sex, race, height, fat, nationality, etc. Anyway. The greatest minds of humanity have not agreed whether we are born with a demon inside that we have to bar, or an angel or good soul, or whether we are born with a brain blank, a tabula rasa, which filled with experiences with nature (also human nature), or blank, but limited born predisposed to certain things, well, we'll have to wait until the aliens come for us to analyze and tell us what they think about us. Obviously, ask them first if to analyze or to think for them is, like us, to find the cause and effect at all, to invent problems and then to devise solutions. If you don't believe me about football, start with the basics, see one of the 5 games of high quality soccer in the year (the last 3 of the champions league and 2 classics Barcelona Real Madrid), choose any team and you can even choose support the referee, go with the routine of football spectator which is, pushing and pushing for the ball enters one of the goals and pushing and pushing and gritting your teeth so that the ball does not enter the other goal. Gradually you will release anger and will to be human again for about 90 minutes or more, if there is extra time and penalties in the end. If you release enough, do not be surprised by the absurdity that you or people around you will be able to do something as simple as it's shouting gooooooal (the only word that needs no translation in any of the 7000 languages). Do not look for logic or reason, no cause and effect to the matter, human beings are like that, like ugh. If you finish addicted to the act of release of 90 minutes and you decide to support a particular team, please, please, do not ever pick a team that reached several finals and all loses, it risks, such as football is illogical, to end up wanting more and more that team the more that team ends lost, because all moans and grits your teeth that you made in life (not counting wept, that makes me ashamed to admit, I'm not ugh).
spendius
 
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Thu 26 Apr, 2012 03:05 pm
@johnforg6,
Which just goes to show that language skills are not necessary to get somewhere close to the truth of an event.
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anky2930
 
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Fri 27 Apr, 2012 12:37 am
In my opinion its pretty obvious football is a game of 90 minutes which makes the game looks very interesting.
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joefromchicago
 
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Fri 27 Apr, 2012 08:26 am
@johnforg6,
johnforg6 wrote:
according to Homer Simpson it's boring and lacking in emotion because you have to wait long for a goal and a zero zero score is possible; that is totally unpredictable, wacky things have happened in a football game; that is deadly dangerous because players and fans have lost their lives from heart attacks, stands have fallen because fans jump like crazy; that prompts outrage like no other sport; that promotes racism, alcoholism and drug abuse inside stadiums; causing divorces, in short, all the basic and dirty instincts of a human being.

So soccer isn't boring because of all the things that happen to the spectators at a soccer game? Why not just forget about the game and charge people to attend the rioting afterwards?
spendius
 
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Fri 27 Apr, 2012 08:36 am
@joefromchicago,
It wouldn't be a riot then Joe. Your forensic legal mind has let you down on this occasion. I presume for emotional reasons.

How can there be an "afterwards" if there is no game. Your logic has let you down on that one.

We don't give players a special bonus for injuring opponents.
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ehBeth
 
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Fri 22 Jun, 2012 01:41 pm
strudel 1
baklava 0


(stolen from my friend Tina)
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lindalewis
 
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Mon 25 Jun, 2012 10:55 pm
Football is so popular due to the excitement develop in game. Viewers love excitement and when the excitement reach it's maximum viewers become crazy. During game when a team play offensive game then the whole game become a war and players look like gladiators who trying to put ball in to goal post at every cost.
spendius
 
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Tue 26 Jun, 2012 04:01 am
@lindalewis,
I thumbed your post up linda to cancel out the moron who thumbed it down.
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panzade
 
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Tue 3 Jul, 2012 12:08 pm
Spain's disembowelment of Italy Sunday was an indication that they may be the best team ever. Do you agree?

I have never seen such precise passing before. Awesome!
engineer
 
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Tue 3 Jul, 2012 12:51 pm
@panzade,
That first goal was amazing beyond belief.
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johnmartin348
 
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Thu 15 Nov, 2012 05:20 am
@djjd62,
hey guys it is exciting...
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jabeen100
 
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Sat 28 Dec, 2013 04:33 am
Yes Because Its played in more countries then any other sport. It's the only sport that can truly crown a world champion and it unlike other sports can be played be anyone, rich, poor, no matter your country..!
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