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Old 06-15-2010, 09:30 AM   #11
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Re: Are you ready for some Futbol?

Watching some of the Portugal match, Ronaldo keeps flopping ... and they wonder why the USA doesn't take this sport seriously
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:30 AM   #12
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I watched most of the match, and I was proud of our team, even though we got a gift.

Now, I don't know much about soccer and I'm not a fan. I watch from time to time thinking I'll eventually 'get it'. I just can't get emotionally involved for whatever reason, but while watching the USA and England match it came to me.

See, kids love to play soccer, but it has never taken off professionally here in the states and NOW I know why. Soccer is not a big deal here because the Network and Cable TV outlets don't push it, and they don't push it because it does not lend itself to the TV format like Baseball and Football and Basketball do. With the 'big three' there are built in places for commercial breaks - time to go take a leak or get a beer or both. In soccer there are none, so the Networks can't load up a game with breaks and as a result they don't push it, so we don't watch. LOL That's my theory anyway.


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Old 06-15-2010, 12:38 PM   #13
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Watching some of the Portugal match, Ronaldo keeps flopping ... and they wonder why the USA doesn't take this sport seriously
Flopping sucks. Ronaldo is one of the worlds best players but it's hard to shoot when you're flopping. He does this to shoot the free kick and he's arguably the best at kicking the free kicks. It's rare to see the US dive like that.

There was some flopping in the last NBA Finals game. Flopping sucks. Where's the sportsmanship? Play the freaking game.

If you have trouble getting interested in the World Cup try watching before the match begins when each team's national anthem is played. Especially your country's anthem. That does it for me.

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Old 06-15-2010, 03:19 PM   #14
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If you have trouble getting interested in the World Cup try watching before the match begins when each team's national anthem is played. Especially your country's anthem. That does it for me.
Sure...the World Cup. Heck, I could get up for a turd throwing contest if team USA were involved. I mean long term. Unless and until they figure a way to slam commercials down our throats during a game, IMO, soccer will just never catch on professionally here in the States. Figure a way to get some beer ads and hot chicks in there and I'd be willing the bet Soccer could do well here.
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Originally Posted by saintfan View Post
Sure...the World Cup. Heck, I could get up for a turd throwing contest if team USA were involved. I mean long term. Unless and until they figure a way to slam commercials down our throats during a game, IMO, soccer will just never catch on professionally here in the States. Figure a way to get some beer ads and hot chicks in there and I'd be willing the bet Soccer could do well here.
It's hard to love a game that may end in a draw (possibly 0-0). And you're right about needing a break here and there (thank you DVR) and it probably will never catch on here because American football, basketball, baseball and hockey have a winner in the end. Isn't that why we play sports? To find out who wins?
American football, basketball and hockey have more action as well.

That said, every four years soccer becomes more than sport for me and many others. It's national pride. That's why the draw with England was good. A win would be better but a loss would bum me out.

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:32 PM   #16
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Re: Are you ready for some Futbol?

I did watch the whole Portugal match, the free kick that hit the post was nice but his flopping took away from that kick even though that did set up said kick
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:43 AM   #17
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Worst sport on the planet. They flop and wine worse than NBA players. And I didn't think that was possible.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:51 PM   #18
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Worst sport on the planet. They flop and wine worse than NBA players. And I didn't think that was possible.
Soccer invented flopping. I believe that the europeans brought flopping to the NBA (Vlade Divac comes to mind).

Any one see the US get robbed against the Slovenians? I'm still upset about that.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:56 PM   #19
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Re: Are you ready for some Futbol?

Im trying to get into it, Im pretty much much a Football and Basketball guy. This sport is hard to get into, someone help me understand why they end the games in a tie? Couldnt they penalty kick it like they do in later round games?
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I would rather watch sport eating, or even curling.....
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