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Old 06-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #28901
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I'd bet that 90% of you who don't like soccer have never played it. If I were to watch a game with you I'd notice like 10 times more than you and to me those things are interesting. Good passes, tactical positioning, first touches, whatever. Euros cheer for all of that because they appreciate it. Agree on your other two points though.
That's a fine point, but I'd counter that the television coverage of soccer sucks. How are you supposed to pick up on all those details when the camera is zoomed way out most of the time? I know there's a lot of skill on display, but I lose interest pretty quickly watching everyone just run back and forth across the field. Also, I bet if I showed a Euro a baseball game they'd be just as bored and start wondering when the next cricket match is coming on.

There are so many factors (culture, geography, parents' interests, playing experience, etc.) that go into what sports people enjoy that I really don't care if someone doesn't like a sport or not. What is annoying is when those same fans go out of their way to bash a sport for no apparent reason. Just don't watch it, who gives a ****.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #28902
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There are so many factors (culture, geography, parents' interests, playing experience, etc.) that go into what sports people enjoy that I really don't care if someone doesn't like a sport or not. What is annoying is when those same fans go out of their way to bash a sport for no apparent reason. Just don't watch it, who gives a ****.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #28903
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I dated a girl for a few years who played low level amateur women's soccer. That's the most soccer I've ever really watched outside of World Cup stuff. Altho I spent most of the games contemplating my quick death.

I am being a little overly harsh/trolly tho. I obviously understand why people like watching the sport. I love baseball, but I can totally see why someone would be bored out of his mind watching baseball.

IT's sort of like the NBA to me (altho I do watch a lot of college bball). I don't watch the NBA all year long, but I do watch some of the playoffs and almost always the finals and enjoy it. Same deal with soccer, except instead of watching it at the end of every year, I watch it at the end of every 4 years.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #28904
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #28905
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Feel like Karak doesn't have too many awkward silences. Thats the good news.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #28906
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Not with Red Zone Channel. Plus I know when there will be no action in football, allowing me to drink more beer or eat more pizza. Watching 85 mins of a soccer game and missing the only goal because you were taking a **** just sucks.
oh, so a TV show fixes the game.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:58 PM   #28907
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Feel like Karak doesn't have too many awkward silences. Thats the good news.
i cant express to you how bored i am/how insane im going. ill take any opportunity to procrastinate. my 2+2 posting has gone through the roof.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #28908
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I dated a girl for a few years who played low level amateur women's soccer. That's the most soccer I've ever really watched outside of World Cup stuff. Altho I spent most of the games contemplating my quick death.

I am being a little overly harsh/trolly tho. I obviously understand why people like watching the sport. I love baseball, but I can totally see why someone would be bored out of his mind watching baseball.

IT's sort of like the NBA to me (altho I do watch a lot of college bball). I don't watch the NBA all year long, but I do watch some of the playoffs and almost always the finals and enjoy it. Same deal with soccer, except instead of watching it at the end of every year, I watch it at the end of every 4 years.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:13 PM   #28909
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #28910
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Shoulda gone with the goalie gloves.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:17 PM   #28911
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i really really want to see lederer ferguson and bitar register for the one drop, come in in full ftp gear and go all in blind every hand. would be hilarious
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:17 PM   #28912
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:20 AM   #28913
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Karak my sources have told me that you have been posting a little bit better over the past few days, so keep it up.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:30 AM   #28914
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I dated a girl for a few years who played low level amateur women's soccer.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:31 AM   #28915
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GREEAR has sources that update him on others' posting quality?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #28916
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i was being a little coy. that was supposed to be a joke on women's community league or whatever you call it. i have defied greear's evaluation.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #28917
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:04 AM   #28918
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I heard that Radiohead alternates between watching soccer and The Wire.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:09 AM   #28919
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #28920
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My sources tell me there will be piranhas.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:14 AM   #28921
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I thoroughly enjoy watching soccer, especially while at work. There's a definite level of tension throughout the entire match since one goal is so meaningful, and the lack of commercials is great. I also enjoy lolling at soccer because it's a dumb sport that rewards acting like a huge vagina.

Don't see why these have to be mutually exclusive
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #28922
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the stupid thing about soccer is how a game can end in a tie and it's a good thing for a team. how a championship game can end in a tie and one team can win it all. i understand they play up to it all year with points and such, but that's just dumb.

also, american soccer fans who aren't casual fans are hipsters. known fact
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #28923
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Soccer is awesome, its just that there are about 3 times every 4 years that I can care about it. Only international soccer is watchable to me because I have zero connection to any team anywhere. It especially sucks since the only soccer here, the MLS, is like watching independent league pro baseball.

I can tell you what countries the stars play for, and I'll follow international soccer whenever I get the chance, but I couldn't give two ****s about what club/league/whatever team players play on or the championships of those leagues. I'd feel like such a tool doing what my brother did and just up and decide he's a Chelsea fan for no reason. Wtf.
im this way too. totally love world cup and euro cup and rarely miss a match. but i try to watch a club game and i just cant get into it.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #28924
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somehow, espn is going to get even worse

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Old 06-21-2012, 12:18 PM   #28925
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