Players needs to be very skillful: dribbling ,accurate passing ,tackling ,heading and ball control .
Soccer is the king of all sports .
Also known for
- players taking melodramatic dives to get a penalty
- curing insomnea
- having only 3 real rules, one of which no-one can actually explain (off side)
- fans who start riots
Thank God for William Webb Ellis, the first soccer player to realise how stupid the game was and picked up the ball.
If you want to keep a ball in the air for 10 minutes, buy a hackeysack. That's as relevant to playing soccer as spinning a basketball on one finger is to playing basketball.
It's not all bad. After all, without soccer, there'd be no "soccer mums" and you know you like them !
Next time I'll go to something entertaining, like Netball, Rugby League, Hockey (ice or field), Lingerie League etc.
Soccer is a term coined by the English. NOT the Americans.
Soccer is an abbrev. for Association of Football.
Soccer is the most widely watched sport in the world.
Most countries call it by a more logical name - FOOTBALL.
It is a sport of endurance where success depends on agility, skill & team strategy
It is a sport which can be technical in play like the Germans or magical like the Brazilians.
It is a sport which elicits a chant & fervour from the audience that is unmatched by any other sport.
I think World Cup Football (soccer) is way better than American football for the following reasons
1. Its action is constant and not constantly interrupted game play.
2. It relies on skill & technique as opposed to brute force and body weight where skill is less important
4. The size of the player is irrelevant as the focus is on the play of the game as opposed to the player of the game.
5. It's not a game where you wear helmets and have cheerleaders and fancy stuff to hype the game.
6. Its a sport which does not need a high score to make up for a low IQ
Why I think Americans prefer their "Football"
Their culture/attitude makes BIG seem better. Skill is not important. Glamour & marketing hype combined with brute force and size is more attractive to an American. To make my point - Large Cadillacs (big cars), WWF, baseball (less skill than cricket where you can hit the ball in a variety of ways).
Motorcyles where they find Harleys to be more attractive than the latest sport bikes (they call them crotch rockets). Imagine telling yourself a Harley sounds good compared to the hair-raising sounds of the Jap/Italian bikes. What if they made aircraft that sounded like that instead of the modern turbine. I'm trying not to bash but make a point - it's just culture and atttitude.
Someone commented about Americans building the Internet, airplanes, phones. A great many Great minds have been of non-American descent that would have come from European descent/heritage/ancestry. So that's a moot point.
How silly can you be if you think soccer is for gays. By that token, wearing gear to protect yourself should qualify for gayness. What if poeple said the way a pitcher throws a ball in baseball looks gay. You really have to be stupid to make comments like that about soccer/sport.
Women play baseball too. That does not make the sport gay.
This is a sport that appeals to basic instinct. Take a person that has not been culture-brainwashed and he will levitate towards basic instinct. That is why the world loves and identifies with football. To make my point, the world loves American music & movies. They could have loved American football in the same way. The fact that they dont is because it's just nowhere close to the passion that comes about with World cup football. People love to watch soccer regardless of whether their country plays or not.
IF the Americans were to win the World cup, have women go crazy after them, etc., their perception would change. The rest of the world already has the right perspective. They dont like to watch it because they are currently not faring well. And they don't like to admire outside of their own. That is not sporting. That is not sport.
Further cases in point :
I've spoken about American Football & Harleys. Both religions in the US. And nowwhere else.
Now consider the METRIC system of measurement. Its followed by the ENTIRE world except the US. This cost the US a lot of money and is also less effective & unnecessarily more complex. Google and find the truth.
The US Electric system is also different - 110 Volts and is again - less effective than the system used in the rest of the world.
All of these only underline attitude and undermine reason.
Sport 'ASSOCIATED' with the world except the US
I'd rather pretend-its-GAY than play-and-pray
soccer player: i feel bad for you fatass.