Jack: yea i know, playing soccer for that long must mean that she has really strong thighs.
Jill: yea, i wish i started when i was 6!
it is Football because
1) a ball defined in a dictionary is a sphere
2) the players, kick with their foot, the Goalkeeper is the exception as he/she can catch the ball
Round ball code most definitely requires skills like other sports. It may not be as physical as other football codes, but it still requires some physical strength and a shit load of mental strength.
remember there are 22 players on field, and they have to be control themselves from diving hard, and resist from fighting with the opponents- (they get carded two yellows and get suspended for a game in internationals, while in domestic league it might be two games, depending on how rough the oul or tackle was), they also have to be able to control the ball, judge the distance when they pass a ball to a teammate (and this is kicking not throwing a ball),or when they do free kicks, players have to concentrate on a small goal post, which is rectangular and has the cross bar, players have to know what there teammates are thinking meaning the players have to work together in the sense that they have to know where to go and receive the ball. The ball is not controlled by hands but by the foot, and its not easy kicking a ball in a cold winters day or a sultry hot day and even worse a rainy day, which is hard because the ball is harder to kick on a rainy day. They have offside rule.
to top it off "soccer" or Futbol/ Football is a mentally top game,its the ultimate human game, technology doe not interrupt the game like other football codes. Its better with the injustices and justices of the game because it creates drama and people talk about it!!!
an AFL player said that his teammate "(... got in goal at one stage and one of their coaches (football coach) took a penalty. Tom (player) has good hands – we know that – but he barely moved as the ball flashed past him. The speed and precision was immense."
It seems to me that there are more people bashing people who bash soccer, than there are people who bash soccer on this page.
I dont understand why some people feel the need to compare soccer with American Football. Each sport requires unique skills. Soccer requires alot of stamina, American Football is more Strength/speed oriented. Some people even went as far to say that Soccer players endure more pain, and that the sport is tougher than American Football. I have spoken with many people who have played both sports(some of which liked soccer better) and even they will laugh at the idea that soccer is as tough as Football. Im also pretty sure that most of the 'American Football' bashers have never actually played the game, some of them even point out Americans should not bash soccer untill they have played. In light of the fact that Soccer is the most popular sport in the world i can imagine that a larger percentige of Americans who prefer American Football have actually played both sports than the percentige of Soccer fans who have played (American)football, especially considering the fact that it is more difficult to find a Football(American) league in other countries than it is to find a Soccer league in America. In light of all this i suggest these people look up the definition for hypocrite.
Id also like to adress the people who claim America to be ignorant of other countries sports to look at their own country and see how popular American football is. Because in the United states soccer is a widely played sport, and it is obvious to me that other countries are just as, if not more ignorant to American Football, than America is to soccer.
Me: *Kicks him in his tiny balls*
American football fan: OW
Me: Thats how a soccer player kicks bitch*spits on face*
The most frequently used strategy in soccer involves lying on the the field and writhing around and crying at the smallest semblance of physical contact. Often times when no contact has even occurred but the refs weren't looking. This will get you a free shot that will probably miss the net anyways because hitting a 40 foot wide net is somehow hard.
Sure soccer players can run for extended periods of time as if that is supposed to get me to respect them. Who cares? They should try playing ice hockey where you have to skate the whole time with a lot of equipment on and can't run out of bounds like the girly soccer players. In fact I defy any soccer player to willingly jump in front of a 110 mph shot.
Soccer is also a convenient excuse to display cultural and racial intolerance in the form of riots and murder. Property damage is also usually on display before during and after a soccer match.
Because if watching a 4 hour game that ends in a 0-0 tie with 4 shots on goal between teams doesn't make you want to trample children and throw Molotov's at the police I don't know what will.
But as long as they can run around for extended periods of time most of Europeans will love it.
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.
Basketball player: Yeah nigga he is hella pussy he can barely
kick a ball about 100 yards.