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Old 09-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #35476
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lolwat

so i am supposed to not lolsoccer because despite flopping being rampant in their showcase event it isnt quite as bad in a couple of countries' leagues?

ok

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #35477
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flopping in basketball is just falling to the ground though

flopping in soccer involves feigning a near life-threatening injury then resuming playing an intense professional sport literally seconds later, as if every single person watching is braindead

there's a difference
this would be a good point if bolded was true

its not tho

you think it is because you've seen a 2 min youtube of WOAT dives
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #35478
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Shouldn't have got your asses kicked if you don't like being called yanks imo
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #35479
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i think we are about 20 posts away from lol euros claiming that if every country's best athletes played lolsoccer america wouldn't win
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flopping in basketball is just falling to the ground though

flopping in soccer involves feigning a near life-threatening injury then resuming playing an intense professional sport literally seconds later, as if every single person watching is braindead

there's a difference
It's really rare this happens now though. It's worst in South/Central America, and if your casual soccer base is following the USMNT, it's by far the worst when they are playing CONCACAF minnows. No one's going to force you to watch lolsoccer, but in the top leagues diving/flopping as you describe it is very rare. I could go a month or more of watching the EPL without it happening now that Nani and Ashley Young are benched.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #35480
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you think it is because you've seen a 2 min youtube of WOAT dives
you think i would waste my time watching any sort of soccer highlight video, especially one showcasing the part that i hate the most?

no, that comes from watching the last 2 world cups, the women's world cup, and euro 2012. thats about the extent of my soccer watching experience

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #35481
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anyone who watches the womens world cup by choice doesn't deserve to watch soccer
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #35482
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #35483
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you're just mad that the US is actually good at women's soccer
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #35484
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soccer is boring because the rules make it boring

no substitutions and a huge field means everyone is always tired so most of the time they're walking

to make it more interesting allow free substitution like in hockey and make the field smaller
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #35485
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soccer is boring because the rules make it boring

no substitutions and a huge field means everyone is always tired so most of the time they're walking

to make it more interesting allow free substitution like in hockey and make the field smaller
And give them sticks, they can't generate enough power with the legs alone
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:17 PM   #35486
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you're just mad that the US is actually good at women's soccer
womens soccer:soccer::WNBA:basketball (although i gather its kind of a big deal in america, lol america)
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #35487
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It's fair to hate a sport, but "people always dive" or "they're always tired" are beyond lies. Much easier to say "I like NBA/NFL/MLB more, don't have time or care enough to watch it" rather then literally making up reasons.

Being good at Women's soccer makes them as good as good 15 year old guys. Congratulations?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #35488
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fair point

but its not like I spend my days watching women's soccer. I watched their semifinal and finals game of the last world cup. Ive spent much more time watching women's curling probably. But it was the USA so i was gonna watch

ive probably also spent more time watching FCS football than I have any sort of soccer, so lolsoccer still.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #35489
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #35490
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I like soccer- but the diving and sun dial era time keeping are never not the most AIDS.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #35491
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the referee holding up play for 30 seconds so that the scoreboard guy can add 0.3 seconds to the clock is fun?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #35492
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Crossfit is no joke. And pretty awesome.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:00 AM   #35493
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also i find your use of yanks to describe americans offensive, regardless of the additional dumb. south of the mason-dixon line ftw
Just figured he couldn't have been talking about us.


Would you soccer fans rather get rid of all the rivermans or all the complete noob "fans" like me of teams like Portland Timbers
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:03 AM   #35494
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0 wrong with supporting an mls team
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #35495
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TimbersFan is no joke. Jeld-Wynn is an A+ sports experience.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #35496
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Crossfit is no joke. And pretty awesome.
Yeah I've been watching on ESPN2. It's great. Very inspiring.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:03 AM   #35497
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i think we are about 20 posts away from lol euros claiming that if every country's best athletes played lolsoccer america wouldn't win
we wouldn't. soccer is a highly technical game. athleticism matters greatly, but it doesn't compensate for years and years and years of skill.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:17 AM   #35498
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we wouldn't. soccer is a highly technical game. athleticism matters greatly, but it doesn't compensate for years and years and years of skill.
Thus the "If they played soccer" bro
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #35499
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classic francesa

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #35500
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lol dumb yanks depriving themselves of soccer because their dads told them it sucks
so we're just going to let this type of prejudice slide after all the talk about fink guy and fig guy? pretty terrible double standard.
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