Soccer (a.k.a Football, The Beautiful Game) is a sport that has been played in one form or another throughout the world for at least 2000 years. No one has the right to claim it as a sport they invented, neither the British, French, Chinese nor any others. This sport has evolved over the centuries and has adopted characteristics from around the world. The English in the 1800's were the first to create a Football Association, regulating the sport and creating the basis of the "Laws" we know today, they did not invent the sport, the Brit's formalized it. Before anyone comments further on who invented the sport and it's origins please do you research. Start at the official FIFA website, they have a breif history of the sport on their website.
P.S: Soccer is a word invented in England, it is a bastardization on the word "Association Football" to distinguish between Rugby Football (a.k.a Rugger) and Association Football (a.k.a Soccer) on University campus in the 1800's where both sports were played.
To all my English/UK friends ... stop complaining, you invented the word we use today. :-)
Yank: You play Soccer?
Brit: What's Soccer, mate?
Yank: You know it as Football.
Brit: Why do you Yanks call it Soccer.
Yank: I don't know, why did you Brit's invent the word?
The most popular sport in the world apparently, much the same way that rice is the most widely eaten food in the world, its not that people want to eat rice or play soccer, they just have no other choice.
I would kill for some soccer and rice right now.
The dumb shit name americans gave to one of the most established and most popular sport in the world.
Also the only game where there is no time outs, 45 minute halfs, and only three subs allowed per game. Whilst copying enemy sports like AMERICAN football has a break after every play, baseball where you can be fat as fuck, and hockey where u can come out when wanted as many times as needed (about ever fucking minute). And also the sport known as a pussy sport, which TOTALLY makes sence because rarely people can keep up the pace after 33 because of reoccurring injuries because you played a game with a torn achilles tendon, pulled ligament, chipped knee, etc.
Fat ass baseball pitcher: Yeah man, look at that soccer player, i bet he can barely outrun a car.
Basketball player: Yeah nigga he is hella pussy he can barely
kick a ball about 100 yards.
soccer/futbol: futbol is religon of the world it is why to fight and die. American football is pure shit for sweaty overweight mayates to suck on oxagyn machines every two seconds to curb their next Mcdonalds induced heart attack. Hardly what I would call an olympic athelete. As a matter of fact the ghosts of the ancient olypiads are probably turning in their caskets if they could see that capatilistic drivel that is American football. Salud
Example soccer is religon it is worth scrapping drinking and fighting for if I have to explain further you are a waste of the worlds precious recources and should shoot yourself in the fucking head and stop taking up good space and oxagyn for those worthy of life.
american name for football
the best game in the world.
"lets play some football"
Sure it takes skill, sure it takes dedication. I know that because Ive played the game. But American Football is a real man game. Theres collisions at over 80 mph (Sport Science proved it), the only reason they wear a shit load of pads is so they don't die!! They have to memorize like a billion plays, make reads off the other team, watch game film of themselves and the other team, they have to be able to tackle people who are sometimes 250 pounds, they have to be able to catch (while being tackled too), they have to be able to throw accurately and far, they have to run extremely fast. Football players may only have to run for a couple of seconds but those few seconds take more out of you then a whole 10 minutes in soccer. These football players are the world's greatest athletes. We americans and canadians watch your version of football. Maybe you should try watching ours for once
Soccer. Watch the Superbowl on February 6th. Just give it a try
A sport that Americans don't like, and the rest of the world does. Americans are constantly called ignorant and stupid for not liking it, because we aren't obsessed with it like everyone else is. The only sport that requires training in the art of footsy, and extensive acting lessons in faking injuries in order to play
"Aaaand here we go. Here's a pass. And then another pass. Je passes it again, and it's taken away! Now the ball is going the other direction. There's a pass, and another one, oh no! That guy got kicked in the leg, he's crying and rolling on the ground in agony! Nope, nevermind he's all right now. And here's a pass. Another pass. Aaaand another. Now a backwards pass. He shoots, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!"
And after 20 minutes of players prancing around celebrating, were underway once again. He passes the ball. There's another pass. Another. And another. Soccer Is so much fun. Ooh another pass..."
A boring, monotonous, and tedious to watch English sport played by nations with no clue on how to play, nor create, anything better.
A sport that has no shame in stupidly kicking a ball back and forth for 90 minutes to then end the match at 0-0.
A sport that despite its pointless monotony comes up with the stupid rule of offside to make it even more absurdly contrived and monotonous.
A sport where a referee can claim whatever he damn pleases and it goes even if the call is obviously 100% inaccurate, catastrophic, and on camera.
A sport so frustratingly pointless; yet hyped, that many of its live spectators loose their heads by minute 45 and rather start killing each other during half time.
A sport that makes all athletic Americans realize by 9th grade that thankfully there are other sports like Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, American Football, Lacrosse, Golf, etc.
Soccer is like Absinthe liquor, it seems good, interesting, amusing, complex, and fun but once you consume it you realize that its bad elements are too overpowering, too much of it is just too hard to bare, insisting would be pointless, and you say forget it, thanks God there is Rum, Gin, or Whiskey.