- Jul 26, 2005
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Why isn't americans intrested in Soccer/real fotball?
There's probably some intricate explanation about culture and society, but I'll just go with the obvious...Bergslagstroll said:
Well culture shouldn't be a big problem because fotball is a universal sport that works in totally diffrent cultures.cnredd said:There's probably some intricate explanation about culture and society, but I'll just go with the obvious...
Lack of offense...
If you like violence why don't you go to a boxing game that will also skip the protection and the running? No guess you americans just like violences in team sport and I actually seen some american football and think it's ok. But you can't say that football can't be a tough sport, just watch to scotish team meet. Like a perfect glide tackle or a lost nickduell can really hurt even if it's not that direct as american football violence.teacher said:Is this a real question? Best battle that ever happened in soccar history is when that one guy poked the other guy in the eye. Dude dropped to the ground quick like. Receivers and defensive backs have better wars every play. American football players wear helmets and still get knocked out. I'd better stop now. I feel a rant coming on.
I played soccer and american football. I called it keep away. I am not ignorant. I played soccer more years (7) than football. I loved to slide tackle. I could run all day long. That said, It bores me to tears to watch it. I could say the same for golf, tennis, bowling, most baseball games, and darts. I play all of those sports. Some sports are better played than watched.FireUltra 98 said:I've played real football, American football for 7 years and have the stiff joints and screwed up knees to prove it. I've also payed soccer on a recreational team for 6 years, wearing my knee braces and taped ankles (from my "real" football injuries) everytime I take the pitch (I'm almost more steel than bone when I'me out there). Comparing football to soccer is like comparing football to baseball, they don't match up. Each sport has its own level of difficulty, those who can't undertand American football and the strategy and toughness it takes to be good are ignorant to the greatness that is the grid iron. For those who think soccer is just keep away, they're also ignorant. They're both football, they both rock. BTW, my nickname on my soccer team is, "linebacker" as I'm the only former football player on the field.
If you're able to do it for an hour straight, you are in incredible shape. That's another way to look at it. Soccer sure wasn't a waste of time for me growing up and learning how to be a part of a team, working with others, and developing friendships.galenrox said:One of my buddies was born and raised in England, and he's always ranting and raving about "football", and how great of a sport it is, I say bullcrap. If you're able to do it for an hour straight, then it's simply not hard enough. REAL football is a sport, soccer is a waste of time, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Why are not the Asians and Europeans more interested in football ??Bergslagstroll said:
Because "handball" was taken. Why is water polo called by that name? Shouldn't it be water soccer or water football? Where's the horses?Mancunian said:Anyway, why do you call your version football when you play it predominantly your hands?
I have to disagree about soccer being more strategic. In US football 22 players are involved in every single play directly. This is not the case in soccer. If the ball is in one end of the field, the opposite end is irrelevant. The goal-keeper can stand on his head for all that it matters.Conflict said:I concede to the fact that soccer is a sport that is much more appreciated by the international community. Here in the US the belief sytem, as of late, relates to aggression more so than strategy. Soccer is a more defined form of strategy... while football, in my opinion... is much more of a physical game.
Certainly football (US) requires strategy but it is a game that is based upon ballistic physical interaction. Soccer is also a physical game but it is much more based on tactical and strategic interaction.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a generated American and I would prefer to watch American football over soccer anyday. It's quite simply more entertaining.
Yes.. but there are no goal keepers in the NFL. There isn't a trilateral coverage that stands by the goal-line. I am not defending "Foooootbull" by any means. I am just stating that it is a game that is more dependent upon a mental regimen (strategy) than a coercive physical regimen (force). It's always more fun to watch the conflict of force! No doubt about it. That's why I prefer the NFL. It has less strategy and more force (i.e. offense).independent_thinker2002 said:I have to disagree about soccer being more strategic. In US football 22 players are involved in every single play directly. This is not the case in soccer. If the ball is in one end of the field, the opposite end is irrelevant. The goal-keeper can stand on his head for all that it matters.