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Sat May 18, 2019, 10:12 AM

Soccar is a pain in the ass to watch

The players spend 80 minutes rolling around on the ground grabbing their fake injuries

I prefer rugby where the players spend 80 minutes pretending they are NOT hurt as opposed to 80 minutes pretending they ARE hurt.

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Reply Soccar is a pain in the ass to watch (Original post)
oflguy May 2019 OP
Cold Warrior May 2019 #1
bernt-toast May 2019 #2
oflguy May 2019 #3
Cold Warrior May 2019 #4
oflguy May 2019 #5
bernt-toast May 2019 #14
oflguy May 2019 #15
bernt-toast May 2019 #16
Tovera May 2019 #6
Bozo Haram May 2019 #7
Lowrider1984 May 2019 #8
oflguy May 2019 #9
Valishin May 2019 #17
sipow May 2019 #10
oflguy May 2019 #11
sipow May 2019 #12
TheyLostTheirForums May 2019 #13

Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 10:33 AM

1. Is Soccar a new Uber/Lyft competitor?

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:21 AM

2. try watching Soccer. You might like it better!

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Response to bernt-toast (Reply #2)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:58 AM

3. Who cares how it is spelled?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #3)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:06 PM

4. Those who watch the beautiful game enough to form such definitive opinions on it

know how it is spelt.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #4)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:20 PM

5. rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen

soccar is a game for gentlemen played by hooligans

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Response to oflguy (Reply #3)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:53 PM

14. those who like to tweak mis-spellers and typo-typists...

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Response to bernt-toast (Reply #14)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:54 PM

15. Looks fine to me

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Response to oflguy (Reply #15)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:56 PM

16. that's fine...

that's how many happen. I make more than my share of all types

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:40 PM

6. Yeah...depending on the league, the diving can be pretty bad.

I have to say the diving (flopping) is now worse in the NBA, but it can still be bad in soccer. Fortunately, in many leagues these days, the refs are much, much quicker to put a diver in the book (yellow card) for "simulation" than was once the case. They need to keep it up.

I'll also point out that while it _does_ happen, diving is far, far less common in the women's game.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:59 PM

7. And yet it's -- by far -- the most popular sport in the world.

Despite all the billions spent marketing the NFL, and all the lying about pretending that the rest of the world gives us a toss about the Superbowl, it hasn't really found an international audience raised on "soccer". I confess that it (NFL) bores the tits off me as well, as it appears to be mostly fat guys standing around and TV ads interrupted by a few seconds of action. International TV companies would LOVE it if they could market it, as it's mostly ads.

Why doesn't the US embrace Rugby? It's a far superior sport with continuous action instead of ads.

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Response to Bozo Haram (Reply #7)

Sat May 18, 2019, 01:49 PM

8. Yes, I hear that it IS the most popular "sport" in the world.

Why, every time there is a news segment about something going on in some shithole in Africa or Asia, you get the "village" camera shot, in which they show the local "youth" kicking around a ball (or a wad of rags that LOOKS like a "ball") playing soccer ("futbol" or something). Of course it is popular. You need no equipment.
I am an American. I watch American sports, football, baseball, etc. (Really do not care about basketball)
I don't care if the rest of the world ignores the Super Bowl. I don't care about it unless my team is involved.
I don't care about soccer. Watching a bunch of guys (or girls) running up and down the field, getting bumped and falling down, NEVER scoring a point, is BORING!
To each his own.

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Response to Bozo Haram (Reply #7)

Sat May 18, 2019, 01:50 PM

9. Professional rugby is gaining popularity in the US

New Orleans has a team in its second year. I hear people say they are finished with the NFL because of their anti-American antics every now and then. Rugby is a good alternative. All of the games are televised and although most of the players are international, they don't kneel when the National Anthem is played.

And, when a rugby player is on the ground, he is not rolling around holding his leg in fake agony.

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Response to Bozo Haram (Reply #7)

Mon May 20, 2019, 11:16 PM

17. It's the continuous nature

that makes the sports less enjoyable for American culture. NFL is popular because of the breaks. This allows for a two things that are critical to the different types of spectators. First its a physical break allowing for distractions to those more casual audience members. But it also allows for the exact opposite a deep breakdown of the various specific actions that took place to make it happen. The more hardcore fans view the game the way someone might study the battle tactics of war. Specific placements with feints and pushes, troop alignment to create favorable match-ups, placement of units and actions, all culminating in a specific coordinated attack to overcome the opposing force. Soccer and rugby on the other hand are a focus on over arching strategy to wear down an opponent they are constant battles of endurance as opposed to explosive battles of tactics, focus, and determination. Now its true that rugby is a bit of a hybrid with a sometimes similarly explosive all be it less tactical play style, but it still doesn't entirely fit that football niche. Rugby fills a demand that is almost identical to hockey. Since American's are more familiar with hockey then if that is their cup of tea they will more likely gravitate to that sport.

Personally, I find soccer a wonderful sport to play but it sucks as a spectator sport. It's only marginally better than baseball and golf.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 08:04 PM

10. Seems to be a pain in the ass to spell as well. n/t

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Response to sipow (Reply #10)

Sat May 18, 2019, 09:02 PM

11. What, Soccar?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #11)

Sat May 18, 2019, 09:12 PM

12. Yes.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 02:35 PM

13. I watch football all the time*

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