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memyselfI
06-19-2010, 12:23 PM
The guy must be back on the booze. ROFL

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/glenn-becks-war-on-soccer-its-worse-than-curling/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mediaite%2FClHj+%28Mediaite%29&utm_content=FaceBook

googlegoogle
06-19-2010, 06:18 PM
6 am games = ignored.

alpha_omega
06-19-2010, 06:49 PM
He may be a moron, but not because he doesn't like soccer...errr, uhhh...football.

Taco John
06-19-2010, 07:14 PM
Just because the world cup is on doesn't mean that soccor doesn't still blow.

CoMoChief
06-19-2010, 08:00 PM
Just because the world cup is on doesn't mean that soccor doesn't still blow.

ROFL no shit man!!!

Iowanian
06-19-2010, 10:32 PM
Glen Beck sucks, but not as much as soccer.

Mr. Kotter
06-19-2010, 10:33 PM
Soccer is great--really it is, well sorta.....see it's great, alright; when your OWN kids are playin', and they are too young to play REAL sports. It's great for foot-coordination and confidence, and agility work, and competing, that is....until they are old enough to play REAL sports.

Otherwise, soccer sucks goat testicles....

(FWIW, once folks are too OLD to play REAL sports, golf and tennis await!!!)

Duh-nise...why the heck do you think soccer holds there "World Cup" crap, now?

Because, with MLB just starting really, and the NBA and NHL done (thankfully--praise Jesus!), college athletics done, and NFL not really close to beginning until next month w/training camps ....well, this is their ONLY friggin' PRAYER of EVER having ANY relevance, what-so-ever--so-help-me-God.

Tie games? TIE friggin' games??? Are we friggin' serious, here? LMAO

Sheeesh?! :shake:

FTR, that African friggin' Ref ought to be workin' at a damn Seven-Eleven....the over-night shift too.


:rolleyes:

Dave Lane
06-20-2010, 06:40 AM
Soccer is for girls and children

redsurfer11
06-20-2010, 06:56 AM
Soccer is the "Sport of Socialists"

notorious
06-20-2010, 10:33 AM
Glenn Beck's radio show is fairly entertaining and he does bring up some interesting points.



His show is entertainment, that is all.

Bwana
06-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Soccer is for girls and children

Indeed

Frazod
06-20-2010, 11:43 AM
Fuck soccer.

Fuck the world cup.

Fuck all these third world goat herders who find this awful, vile, boring game even remotely interesting.

And fuck the media for attempting to force it down our throats.

memyselfI
06-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Soccer is for girls and children

Says old guys with beer bellies

Frazod
06-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Says AMERICANS

FYP

Guru
06-20-2010, 12:10 PM
I hate that all kids sports have started to invade Sundays. Family day. I won't even sign my kids up for sports that require you to give up every weekend during its run. Sundays are for families. PERIOD.

65 to Bust
06-20-2010, 12:20 PM
Soccer, when played within the existing rules, is an outstanding game for double arm amputees. Otherwise meh.

Chiefshrink
06-20-2010, 01:00 PM
Soccer is the "Sport of Socialists"

You got that right and why America is extremely "EXCEPTIONAL"!!.

We can invent our own sports and totally embrace them as our own unique identity and be perfectly happy by ourselves if the rest of the world doesn't join in. But the rest of the world does join in because why? We are "EXCEPTIONAL" and people in nature are wired to want to be close to "GREATNESS" regardless of differences in ethnicity,country or cultures.

Look at how our "EXCEPTIONALISM" has influenced the world in sport. First it was baseball, then basketball and now TRUE FOOTBALL for the world to see how it is "TRULY PLAYED!! None of this "Futbol" nonsense.:rolleyes:

We are totally secure in who we are as a country "except for Marxists Dems" of course who would love for us to be Greece in a heartbeat and are trying at every turn to destroy are "GREATNESS AND EXCEPTIONALISM".

The only 2 things that are socialistic about the NFL are the "Salary Cap"(I get that it is needed) and "allowing for a tie" at the end of OT period. It hasn't happened very often but still it is just not American IMO. I don't get the "tie thing" in our NFL game. But oh well.:rolleyes: Baseball doesn't have it nor does basketball:shrug: But Hockey and Soccer do, but they didn't orginate in America which explains alot. I will say that Hockey has been somewhat significantly embraced by America because of the "PHYSICAL RUGGEDNESS" of the sport.

"Ties are for pussies" who can't stand so-called "hurt feelings". You know, the PC CROWD who just wants to make everything so-called fair also "embraces" Soccer because "little Johnny or Mary" has less of chance getting hurt and everyone wins when there is a tie:rolleyes:.

F**K the movie "INVICTUS"-nothing but subconscious political propaganda IMO especially with "moron" Matt Demon which say's a ton already.

Bottom line: America is all about "RUGGED INDIVIDUALISM" of which Soccer is NOT and why it will never catch on here in a major way. NOT PHYSICALLY 'RUGGED' enough and scoring is MINIMAL. America is "EXCEPTIONAL" because we are "RUGGED INDIVIDUALISTS" who came together for an "EXCEPTIONAL FREE LIBERATING CAUSE" who don't believe in ties but believe in "WINNING" for that special cause which is permeated in OUR OWN CREATED SPORTS

Herm did get one thing right and that is "You play to win the game" which is in our DNA as Americans whether right or left.

Bwana
06-20-2010, 01:11 PM
http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2009/4/90%20Soccer%20Looks%20Gay.jpg

:spock:

boogblaster
06-20-2010, 01:43 PM
**** soccer and it's moms ....

|Zach|
06-20-2010, 02:55 PM
JFC sportsshtink is a looney tune.

vailpass
06-20-2010, 03:02 PM
http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2009/4/90%20Soccer%20Looks%20Gay.jpg

:spock:

:D

Saul Good
06-20-2010, 04:15 PM
Soccer is the antithesis of what Americans enjoy about sport. In the US, if you get hurt playing sports (hit by a pitch, crushing tackle, taking a charge, etc.), you grit your teeth and ask the other guy, "is that all you've got". In soccer, you roll around like a fairy in hopes that you can draw a penalty. It's a joke.

Iowanian
06-20-2010, 06:11 PM
Says old guys with beer bellies

Go have a shepherd comb your back hair you angora pirate hooker.


Soccer sucks unless you're from a country where there is nothing to do but blow flies off of your eyeball or kick an inflated goat bladder at the door of your neighbor's hut.

notorious
06-20-2010, 06:15 PM
Soccer is horrifically boring.


Can anyone name one entertaining thing about the actual sport itself?

vailpass
06-20-2010, 06:32 PM
Go have a shepherd comb your back hair you angora pirate hooker.


Soccer sucks unless you're from a country where there is nothing to do but blow flies off of your eyeball or kick an inflated goat bladder at the door of your neighbor's hut.

ROFL

BucEyedPea
06-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Soccer is the "Sport of Socialists"

I LOVE this! It's brilliant! I'm a gonna steal it too!

Chiefshrink
06-20-2010, 09:40 PM
JFC sportsshtink is a looney tune.

No Zach, I just love my country. I am trained to go waaaaaaaaay beyond the superficial. To study and go long, hard and deep into "EXEPTIONALISM". Very much like looking down at "my own Johnson" while doing the "horizontal bop" with my "EXCEPTIONAL Wife". It's quite "EXCEPTIONAL!!:clap:

There Zach, see I do have a sense of humor and am not serious all the time, although I can see how some can see me this way based on my intensity much of the time. But right now what is happening to our country is not good and it is hard to joke when you know what makes a country "EXCEPTIONAL".

But I highly recommend you try to get past 1st base and enjoy some TRUE EXCEPTIONALISM about your country and other things:D

|Zach|
06-20-2010, 10:12 PM
No Zach, I just love my country. I am trained to go waaaaaaaaay beyond the superficial. To study and go long, hard and deep into "EXEPTIONALISM". Very much like looking down at "my own Johnson" while doing the "horizontal bop" with my "EXCEPTIONAL Wife". It's quite "EXCEPTIONAL!!:clap:

There Zach, see I do have a sense of humor and am not serious all the time, although I can see how some can see me this way based on my intensity much of the time. But right now what is happening to our country is not good and it is hard to joke when you know what makes a country "EXCEPTIONAL".

But I highly recommend you try to get past 1st base and enjoy some TRUE EXCEPTIONALISM about your country and other things:D

Being paranoid and believing every thing WorldNetDaily shoves in your melon doesn't put you on a pedestal. It actually does the opposite.

Soccer isn't for everyone which is no biggie. I am not obsessed like some to converting people to liking soccer. But millions and millions people in this country absolutely enjoy it because they connect with it. That doesn't say anything about our country other than we have the freedom to enjoy a spectrum of things.

I love Chiefs games and the NFL. I have gone to more NFL games than I can count and and watching them win and lose with friends and family has been the source of many many fond memories. I love that it brings Kansas Citians together. It is really no different for US Soccer just on another level.

I have had a blast watching the United States go to work in qualifying and even more so in this World Cup. The groups of fans that have gathered in Kansas City (a snapshot below) hanging on every min. of what this team does has been a fun sight.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs530.ash1/31128_406943472041_45625502041_4202996_1272495_n.jpg

The United States plays a great style of soccer that focuses on speed and strength. This team does not dive and they absolutely do not give up. I love watching those guys represent our country out there. You don't have to like soccer to love the idea of that.

The United States IS exceptional. And they have shown that through the squad that represents them. Through rough and chap qualifying on the road against teams in CONACAF. Through getting a needed point against a British team that lives and breaths football and giving them all they could handle as underdogs. Even through being down 2 goals to come back and equalize in the most recent game only to have shady officiating keep them from a win. Through all the obstacles laid before them this US team is still in a position to move on and keep fighting. I love that shit.

Millions of us in the United States will keep enjoying it no matter what faux conservative blow hards want to project on to the situation to get bumper sticker political followers hot and bothered. ROFL

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ytBoRdQYZp0/TBlGhUvLUCI/AAAAAAAADyA/ImyBo34I0o4/s400/BestPhotoEver.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ytBoRdQYZp0/TBOXXpHGOsI/AAAAAAAADxo/IdYlBYov9jo/s400/ESPN_USA.jpg

Direckshun
06-20-2010, 10:18 PM
I've loved soccer my entire life.

I can understand why people don't get it or enjoy it. Then again, I understand why people think any major American sport sucks.

I kinda don't care.







































And sportsshrink is a loony tunes.

|Zach|
06-20-2010, 10:22 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ytBoRdQYZp0/TBLDK1gyNII/AAAAAAAADxg/Z8D43zuSwLo/s1600/Stars_ball_mockup.jpg

BWillie
06-20-2010, 10:36 PM
**** soccer.

**** the world cup.

**** all these third world goat herders who find this awful, vile, boring game even remotely interesting.

And **** the media for attempting to force it down our throats.

I hafta agree...I don't understand how you can like this game. You run around for hours, w/out ever anything happening. Even if it's a 2-0 game, you see two goals and nothing of any substance. No first downs, no cool stats to crunch like batting average or passing ratings, and all those stupid horns. I think soccer caught on back in the day and especially in third world countries because it's so inexpensive to play. You literally need a ball, and you can just put two markers as the goal. You can have 2 dollars to your name, and play it.

|Zach|
06-20-2010, 11:13 PM
And maybe that is the disconnect. Soccer fans don't see the goals as the only exciting things that happen or the only time "something of substance" happens.
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redsurfer11
06-21-2010, 04:33 AM
I LOVE this! It's brilliant! I'm a gonna steal it too!

Go ahead.

Rooster
06-21-2010, 08:03 AM
Go have a shepherd comb your back hair you angora pirate hooker..

ROFLROFL Quality and orginal insult. :clap:

Iowanian
06-21-2010, 08:39 AM
But then again, you're the same dipshit that believes you're making a difference by posting in Green font for your cousins in Iran.

Soccer Sucks. You suck.

I've loved soccer my entire life.

I can understand why people don't get it or enjoy it. Then again, I understand why people think any major American sport sucks.

I kinda don't care.







































And sportsshrink is a loony tunes.

PunkinDrublic
06-21-2010, 08:48 AM
Soccer is for commie loving, queer foreigners. America fuck yeah!

vailpass
06-21-2010, 09:35 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ytBoRdQYZp0/TBLDK1gyNII/AAAAAAAADxg/Z8D43zuSwLo/s1600/Stars_ball_mockup.jpg

Is there a pair of shorts that goes with that silly shirt and has a butt-flap for easy access to the manhole?

The Bunk
06-21-2010, 12:04 PM
Soccer is for commie loving, queer foreigners. America **** yeah!

I wonder why other countries hate us.

PunkinDrublic
06-21-2010, 12:37 PM
I wonder why other countries hate us.

Tell me you didn't detect my obvious sarcasm.

vailpass
06-21-2010, 01:55 PM
Another what, week or 10 days until soccer dissapears for good for 4 more years?

Saulbadguy
06-21-2010, 02:12 PM
I don't mind Soccer. I find the US club play boring, even the Wizards. I do enjoy watching the World Cup, though.

I can't fathom how anyone watches GOLF, though. That is one of the most boring fucking "sports" imaginable. MMA/UFC is ridiculously overhyped and generally only caters to rednecks. NASCAR is the same but it actually gets major media coverage which I find detestable.

I'd rather watch 8 hours of Soccer than 30 minutes any one of those "sports" - and this is coming from someone who can only name 1 or 2 soccer players.

|Zach|
06-21-2010, 02:23 PM
World Cup goes until July 11th. Enjoy it bitches!

Jenson71
06-21-2010, 02:24 PM
You got that right and why America is extremely "EXCEPTIONAL"!!.

We can invent our own sports and totally embrace them as our own unique identity and be perfectly happy by ourselves if the rest of the world doesn't join in. But the rest of the world does join in because why? We are "EXCEPTIONAL" and people in nature are wired to want to be close to "GREATNESS" regardless of differences in ethnicity,country or cultures.

Look at how our "EXCEPTIONALISM" has influenced the world in sport. First it was baseball, then basketball and now TRUE FOOTBALL for the world to see how it is "TRULY PLAYED!! None of this "Futbol" nonsense.:rolleyes:

We are totally secure in who we are as a country "except for Marxists Dems" of course who would love for us to be Greece in a heartbeat and are trying at every turn to destroy are "GREATNESS AND EXCEPTIONALISM".

The only 2 things that are socialistic about the NFL are the "Salary Cap"(I get that it is needed) and "allowing for a tie" at the end of OT period. It hasn't happened very often but still it is just not American IMO. I don't get the "tie thing" in our NFL game. But oh well.:rolleyes: Baseball doesn't have it nor does basketball:shrug: But Hockey and Soccer do, but they didn't orginate in America which explains alot. I will say that Hockey has been somewhat significantly embraced by America because of the "PHYSICAL RUGGEDNESS" of the sport.

"Ties are for pussies" who can't stand so-called "hurt feelings". You know, the PC CROWD who just wants to make everything so-called fair also "embraces" Soccer because "little Johnny or Mary" has less of chance getting hurt and everyone wins when there is a tie:rolleyes:.

F**K the movie "INVICTUS"-nothing but subconscious political propaganda IMO especially with "moron" Matt Demon which say's a ton already.

Bottom line: America is all about "RUGGED INDIVIDUALISM" of which Soccer is NOT and why it will never catch on here in a major way. NOT PHYSICALLY 'RUGGED' enough and scoring is MINIMAL. America is "EXCEPTIONAL" because we are "RUGGED INDIVIDUALISTS" who came together for an "EXCEPTIONAL FREE LIBERATING CAUSE" who don't believe in ties but believe in "WINNING" for that special cause which is permeated in OUR OWN CREATED SPORTS

Herm did get one thing right and that is "You play to win the game" which is in our DNA as Americans whether right or left.

America has been influenced in many great ways through foreign ideas. If you can't recognize that, you're not a good American.

Chiefshrink
06-21-2010, 03:18 PM
America has been influenced in many great ways through foreign ideas. If you can't recognize that, you're not a good American.

Yes and America takes these foreign ideas in those who come to this country and makes them "EXCEPTIONAL" over HERE:thumb:unlike what they cannot do in their native land:shake:

:hmmm: Socialized healthcare, socialized banking, Govt controlled economy, astronomical taxes, soccer and F'N Greeeeeeeeeeeeeece?????? Don't know that Europe has contributed much lately but your side of the aisle suuuuuuuuuuure is taking us there:shake:

Jenson71
06-21-2010, 03:27 PM
Yes and America takes these foreign ideas in those who come to this country and makes them "EXCEPTIONAL" over HERE:thumb:unlike what they cannot do in their native land:shake:

Maybe we will make soccer EXCEPTIONAL!

|Zach|
06-21-2010, 03:37 PM
ROFL

Huffmeister
06-21-2010, 03:59 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ytBoRdQYZp0/TBLDK1gyNII/AAAAAAAADxg/Z8D43zuSwLo/s1600/Stars_ball_mockup.jpg

1776? Makes sense.
1812? Got it.
1950? What did we do to the "Crown" in 1950?

Jenson71
06-21-2010, 04:05 PM
1776? Makes sense.
1812? Got it.
1950? What did we do to the "Crown" in 1950?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_v_United_States_%281950%29

Mr. Flopnuts
06-21-2010, 04:19 PM
LMAO There is some seriously retarded shit going on in this thread.

Pants
06-21-2010, 04:20 PM
LMAO There is some seriously retarded shit going on in this thread.

Yeah, I started typing out an actual response but then thought to myself: "WTF is the point?"

vailpass
06-21-2010, 04:28 PM
Yeah, I started typing out an actual response but then thought to myself: "WTF is the point?"

You might as well type it now, it will be 4 years before the subject comes up again in the US.

memyselfI
06-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Yeah, I started typing out an actual response but then thought to myself: "WTF is the point?"

Me too. I posted this mainly to see what Beck minded morons would look like agreeing with his position. They have not disappointed. ROFL

Pants
06-21-2010, 05:18 PM
You might as well type it now, it will be 4 years before the subject comes up again in the US.

Yes, because soccer is not shown on TV otherwise. Your ignorance has no limits.

vailpass
06-21-2010, 05:31 PM
Yes, because soccer is not shown on TV otherwise. Your ignorance has no limits.

Uh huh. Act like you don't know that soccer talk in the US picks up during the world cup then dies back down until the next world cup.

Taco John
06-21-2010, 05:33 PM
Yes, because soccer is not shown on TV otherwise. Your ignorance has no limits.


If it is, I never see it, except maybe late nights opposite a Ab Blaster commercial. And even then, I'm like, "hey! Abs!"

Pants
06-21-2010, 05:49 PM
If it is, I never see it, except maybe late nights opposite a Ab Blaster commercial. And even then, I'm like, "hey! Abs!"

You do realize ESPN covers the Champion's League every year, right? You probably don't even watch ESPN. That's OK.

Iowanian
06-21-2010, 05:50 PM
Very rarely do I agree, but Soccer is usually only on at 4am after the Banjo Minnow infomercial.

PunkinDrublic
06-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Yes and America takes these foreign ideas in those who come to this country and makes them "EXCEPTIONAL" over HERE:thumb:unlike what they cannot do in their native land:shake:

:hmmm: Socialized healthcare, socialized banking, Govt controlled economy, astronomical taxes, soccer and F'N Greeeeeeeeeeeeeece?????? Don't know that Europe has contributed much lately but your side of the aisle suuuuuuuuuuure is taking us there:shake:

We get it!!! You're a fucking superpatriot.

Taco John
06-21-2010, 06:56 PM
You do realize ESPN covers the Champion's League every year, right? You probably don't even watch ESPN. That's OK.


Truthfully, I stopped watching ESPN after MLB.tv and NFL Channel came into existence. Not that I never watch it, but it's pretty rare anymore.

I understand why people like soccer. I understand it's nice to watch sort of the way I watch baseball... have it on in the background, and then pay attention when you pay attention. But what bothers me is when soccer fans try to force it down my throat like it's now a major mainstream American sport. It's really not. It's true that it's more popular than it's ever been, but it's still a very niche sport that only gains any relevancy every four years. And even then its relevancy is tenuous.

BucEyedPea
06-21-2010, 07:20 PM
You do realize ESPN covers the Champion's League every year, right? You probably don't even watch ESPN. That's OK.

ESPN sucks anyway! Who'd watch that?

Saul Good
06-21-2010, 07:51 PM
You do realize ESPN covers the Champion's League every year, right? You probably don't even watch ESPN. That's OK.

They cover the WNBA, too. ESPN likes to cover sports where nobody scores.

BucEyedPea
06-21-2010, 07:54 PM
They cover the WNBA, too. ESPN likes to cover sports where nobody scores.

That's why they are so pissy on the Pats.

VAChief
06-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Truthfully, I stopped watching ESPN after MLB.tv and NFL Channel came into existence. Not that I never watch it, but it's pretty rare anymore.

I understand why people like soccer. I understand it's nice to watch sort of the way I watch baseball... have it on in the background, and then pay attention when you pay attention. But what bothers me is when soccer fans try to force it down my throat like it's now a major mainstream American sport. It's really not. It's true that it's more popular than it's ever been, but it's still a very niche sport that only gains any relevancy every four years. And even then its relevancy is tenuous.

Who knew you were a moderate! j/k This is closest post to how I feel...I can respect the amount of conditioning it takes to play soccer...however I grew up hating the 2 weeks we were forced to play it PE, mainly because some dork would kick you in the shins.

MLB is great! Instant highlights online and you don't have to wait through the all the BloSox and Yankme lowlights!

vailpass
06-22-2010, 02:57 PM
You do realize ESPN covers the Champion's League every year, right? You probably don't even watch ESPN. That's OK.

The what?

notorious
06-22-2010, 06:24 PM
The what?

This.


WTF is the "Champions League"?

Mr. Kotter
06-22-2010, 10:39 PM
Soccer is great--really it is, well sorta.....see it's great, alright; when your OWN kids are playin', and they are too young to play REAL sports. It's great for foot-coordination and confidence, and agility work, and competing, that is....until they are old enough to play REAL sports.

Otherwise, soccer sucks goat testicles....

(FWIW, once folks are too OLD to play REAL sports, golf and tennis await!!!)

Duh-nise...why the heck do you think soccer holds there "World Cup" crap, now?

Because, with MLB just starting really, and the NBA and NHL done (thankfully--praise Jesus!), college athletics done, and NFL not really close to beginning until next month w/training camps ....well, this is their ONLY friggin' PRAYER of EVER having ANY relevance, what-so-ever--so-help-me-God.

Tie games? TIE friggin' games??? Are we friggin' serious, here? LMAO

Sheeesh?! :shake:

FTR, that African friggin' Ref ought to be workin' at a damn Seven-Eleven....the over-night shift too.


:rolleyes:

This.

X 1000.

:)

Silock
06-23-2010, 01:25 AM
I'd just like to point out that the NFL also has ties.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 10:07 AM
I'd just like to point out that the NFL also has ties.

Would you like to point out how many NFL games have been played in the past 10 years and how many of those games ended in a tie?
Would you then like to do the same for soccer?

IMHO it isn't just the ties that make soccer boring, hockey has them and live hockey is very exciting.
My oldest son is in a week-long soccer camp in Phoenix this week. He loves to play and is good (just made A-level and is one of 2 non-mexican types on his "club" team). It still bores me silly except the part where I can watch him.

The whole attitude of soccer just doesn't fit most Americans. The whole up-and-down and up-and-down with no score, nothing changing, just doesn't satisfy our instant gratification needs. Add in the flopping and the fact soccer allows the French Crybaby Quitter Women's Club to belong and it just doesn't play here. IMHO.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 10:15 AM
PWNT Bitches.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 10:18 AM
PWNT Bitches.

What happened?

Silock
06-23-2010, 11:37 AM
Would you like to point out how many NFL games have been played in the past 10 years and how many of those games ended in a tie?
Would you then like to do the same for soccer?

Irrelevant to the point. People rail on soccer for allowing ties, yet so does the NFL. I'm just pointing it out.

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 11:39 AM
Irrelevant to the point. People rail on soccer for allowing ties, yet so does the NFL. I'm just pointing it out.

Not in the playoffs.

Pants
06-23-2010, 11:43 AM
Not in the playoffs.

Neither does soccer, genius.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 12:01 PM
Neither does soccer, genius.

Not gonna say that 'pwnt bitches' means in particular, but I want to point out I posted this before you said you were radio silent to watch later.

Had no idea you'd be ranging this wide whilst trying to avoid spoilers. It does have soccer in the title. ;)

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 12:05 PM
Neither does soccer, genius.

I guess the sport is so f'd up they don't consider the 'Cup' playoffs.

BigMeatballDave
06-23-2010, 12:08 PM
Fuck soccer.

Fuck the world cup.

Fuck all these third world goat herders who find this awful, vile, boring game even remotely interesting.

And fuck the media for attempting to force it down our throats.I agree. However, when I was still living in KC I went to Kemper to watch an indoor Soccer game. Very exciting. Outdoor soccer is excruciatingly boring...

BigMeatballDave
06-23-2010, 12:16 PM
I don't mind Soccer. I find the US club play boring, even the Wizards. I do enjoy watching the World Cup, though.

I can't fathom how anyone watches GOLF, though. That is one of the most boring fucking "sports" imaginable. MMA/UFC is ridiculously overhyped and generally only caters to rednecks. NASCAR is the same but it actually gets major media coverage which I find detestable.

I'd rather watch 8 hours of Soccer than 30 minutes any one of those "sports" - and this is coming from someone who can only name 1 or 2 soccer players.I'm not a fan of golf, but I'd watch 12 hrs of it continuously before I'd watch 1 hr of outdoor soccer.

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 12:18 PM
**** YES! THAT WAS ****ING EXCEPTIONAL! SPORTSSTINK CAN LICK MY ASS AND SUCK ON MY BALLS!

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BigMeatballDave
06-23-2010, 12:19 PM
You do realize ESPN covers the Champion's League every year, right? You probably don't even watch ESPN. That's OK.I dont watch ESPN unless they have Football on.

Saulbadguy
06-23-2010, 12:22 PM
Not in the playoffs.

Wow, what a dumbass.

BigMeatballDave
06-23-2010, 12:23 PM
Irrelevant to the point. People rail on soccer for allowing ties, yet so does the NFL. I'm just pointing it out.Who cares about that? I rail on it because when I watch it, I want to shove an ice pick into my eyes...

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 12:24 PM
I guess the sport is so f'd up they don't consider the 'Cup' playoffs.

You are having all kinds of trouble with this.

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 12:25 PM
Wow, what a dumbass.

The NFL allows ties in the playoffs?

Saulbadguy
06-23-2010, 12:25 PM
I'm not a fan of golf, but I'd watch 12 hrs of it continuously before I'd watch 1 hr of outdoor soccer.

Golf is an excellent nap inducer. So is tennis.

Saulbadguy
06-23-2010, 12:26 PM
The NFL allows ties in the playoffs?

.

You are having all kinds of trouble with this.

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 12:26 PM
You are having all kinds of trouble with this.

No chit, that's why I've refrained from calling names. Explain it to me.

Silock
06-23-2010, 12:27 PM
http://mashable.com/2010/06/23/usa-vs-algeria-world-cup/

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 12:28 PM
No chit, that's why I've refrained from calling names. Explain it to me.

There is a first round group stage of the World Cup when it is all 32 teams. From then when it gets broken down to 16 it is single elimination games. No ties. OT then PKs.

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 12:30 PM
There is a first round group stage of the World Cup when it is all 32 teams. From then when it gets broken down to 16 it is single elimination games. No ties. OT then PKs.

Thanks for taking the time to give me an explanation.

So there's no 'regular season'. There are only 32 teams and they all qualify for the World Cup regardless if they suck?

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 12:33 PM
Thanks for taking the time to give me an explanation.

So there's no 'regular season'. There are only 32 teams and they all qualify for the World Cup regardless if they suck?

The 32 teams qualify regionally in WC qualifying matches played in the year prior to the Cup proper. Somewhat akin to what goes into picking the teams for March Madness.

Only team that qualifies regardless of suckage is the host nation.

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Thanks for taking the time to give me an explanation.

So there's no 'regular season'. There are only 32 teams and they all qualify for the World Cup regardless if they suck?

False. Qualifying starts in about 2008..there are different regions you qualify from to even get the chance to be in the World Cup. Almost every country on the planet has a team...even little San Marino.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup_qualification

The US qualified out of the CONCACAF group from North America, Central America, and some islands. The US played 10 games in which they had to be one of the top 2 teams. That is just to be able to get to be in the World Cup period.

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 12:41 PM
In the European Zone of qualification 53 teams compete for 13 places at the finals.

Pants
06-23-2010, 12:42 PM
Not gonna say that 'pwnt bitches' means in particular, but I want to point out I posted this before you said you were radio silent to watch later.

Had no idea you'd be ranging this wide whilst trying to avoid spoilers. It does have soccer in the title. ;)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!11 I had no idea that's what "pwnt, bitches" meant until this post. FUCK MY LIFE. I guess now I'll be watching England vs Slovenia game and Germany vs Ghana (BTW, I hate how ESPN gives you updates on the other game without any warning). I cried for Nigeria a little last night.

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 12:46 PM
In the European Zone of qualification 53 teams compete for 13 places at the finals.

So in comparison to the NFL and NHL where teams play for months to qualify for playoffs into the SB and Stanley Cup, people don't consider the World Cup 'playoffs'?

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 12:50 PM
So in comparison to the NFL and NHL where teams play for months to qualify for playoffs into the SB and Stanley Cup, people don't consider the World Cup 'playoffs'?

Its really...hmmm hard to draw equivalence. In each of those leagues the teams are on such equal footing. Each one of those teams can realistically win the championship.

In soccer it is different. One teams playoffs is another team's championship. It used to be that the US just "being in" the world cup was our championship. Now the level is different. Whereas for Brazil winning in the group stage of the World Cup is just another day at the office.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 12:51 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!11 I had no idea that's what "pwnt, bitches" meant until this post. FUCK MY LIFE. I guess now I'll be watching England vs Slovenia game and Germany vs Ghana (BTW, I hate how ESPN gives you updates on the other game without any warning). I cried for Nigeria a little last night.

Watch the game. SRSLY.

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 12:59 PM
Its really...hmmm hard to draw equivalence. In each of those leagues the teams are on such equal footing. Each one of those teams can realistically win the championship.

In soccer it is different. One teams playoffs is another team's championship. It used to be that the US just "being in" the world cup was our championship. Now the level is different. Whereas for Brazil winning in the group stage of the World Cup is just another day at the office.

Thanks again for the explanation. It appears to me there is a year and a half qualification period followed by a Round 1 playoff, then finished with a 16 team playoff. That whole Round 1 thing is what I think people that don't follow the sport consider peculiar.

So we are always rooting against Brazil, right?

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 01:09 PM
Thanks again for the explanation. It appears to me there is a year and a half qualification period followed by a Round 1 playoff, then finished with a 16 team playoff. That whole Round 1 thing is what I think people that don't follow the sport consider peculiar.

So we are always rooting against Brazil, right?

I think everyone involved likes the way every team that is in the WC plays at least 3 games. No one and done.

As far as rooting for other countries. It kind of depends on who you like really.

I like Brazil...they play the game well...its annoying floppers and whiners you have to root against like Italy or asshole teams that play a negative defense only rigid dumbass style of soccer like Greece.

I like watching the Dutch. And dislike France and Italy.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 01:11 PM
Irrelevant to the point. People rail on soccer for allowing ties, yet so does the NFL. I'm just pointing it out.

Exactly the point. NFL does not have ties in 99% ot their games.
If you want to argue that soccer is comparable in any way, shape or form to the level of excitement and popularity within the US by all means feel free to do so.

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 01:12 PM
Exactly the point. NFL does not have ties in 99% ot their games.
If you want to argue that soccer is comparable in any way, shape or form to the level of excitement and popularity within the US by all means feel free to do so.

Who is doing that?

Silock
06-23-2010, 01:15 PM
Exactly the point. NFL does not have ties in 99% ot their games.
If you want to argue that soccer is comparable in any way, shape or form to the level of excitement and popularity within the US by all means feel free to do so.

The frequency is irrelevant. The point is that it is allowed in both sports, depending on when the games occur, according to the letter of each sport's rules. Just because something is in the rules doesn't mean it has to occur. Drop-kick field goals are allowed by NFL rules, but you don't see them very often (at all).

Pants
06-23-2010, 01:30 PM
I think everyone involved likes the way every team that is in the WC plays at least 3 games. No one and done.

As far as rooting for other countries. It kind of depends on who you like really.

I like Brazil...they play the game well...its annoying floppers and whiners you have to root against like Italy or asshole teams that play a negative defense only rigid dumbass style of soccer like Greece.

I like watching the Dutch. And dislike France and Italy.

Great post. I agree 100% with all of that. I would also add that Spain is just awesome to watch, too. They're playing much better than the Dutch at the moment, but the Dutch show glimpses once Elia and Affelay come on in the mid-second.

P.S. That sniper .gif in the WC thread is absolutely fucking priceless, LMAO.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Great post. I agree 100% with all of that. I would also add that Spain is just awesome to watch, too. They're playing much better than the Dutch at the moment, but the Dutch show glimpses once Elia and Affelay come on in the mid-second.

P.S. That sniper .gif in the WC thread is absolutely fucking priceless, LMAO.

Spain has potential, but I'm waiting for Torres to recover from his haircut, errr injury. Don't know whether to be amazed he keeps getting those quality tries or frustrated he keeps narrowly missing them.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 01:36 PM
The frequency is irrelevant. The point is that it is allowed in both sports, depending on when the games occur, according to the letter of each sport's rules. Just because something is in the rules doesn't mean it has to occur. Drop-kick field goals are allowed by NFL rules, but you don't see them very often (at all).

Okay dude, whatever you say. People don't dislike soccer because it is low scoring and ends in ties with a high frequency, that's just a myth. Hell, the NFL has ties too.
Got it.

Pants
06-23-2010, 01:38 PM
Spain has potential, but I'm waiting for Torres to recover from his haircut, errr injury. Don't know whether to be amazed he keeps getting those quality tries or frustrated he keeps narrowly missing them.

Yeah, I was telling my friends that Torres is like Samson. He lost his powers after that stupid ass haircut. But I'm not even talking about goals when I say they're a beautiful team (although Villa did give us quite a show against Honduras). Jesus Navas serves up the most beautiful crosses I've seen in my whole life every time he touches the ball. That team is the best team in the world bar none, even if they don't win the whole thing.

Silock
06-23-2010, 01:43 PM
Okay dude, whatever you say. People don't dislike soccer because it is low scoring and ends in ties with a high frequency, that's just a myth. Hell, the NFL has ties too.
Got it.

Again, that's not what I'm saying. My comments have nothing to do with the popularity of either sport. As I've said all along, I'm simply responding to the assertion by NFL fans that soccer is stupid on the basis of it allowing ties. The NFL does the same thing. If you want to believe that soccer is dumb for another reason, then fine. But don't blame it on allowing ties.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 01:43 PM
Okay dude, whatever you say. People don't dislike soccer because it is low scoring and ends in ties with a high frequency, that's just a myth. Hell, the NFL has ties too.
Got it.

I personally like that it's low scoring and ends in ties. It;

Demonstrates how difficult the act of scoring a goal can be,
Demonstrates how the rules of the game eliminates any advantage a single person may demonstrate [ie, no Shaq parking under the basket, no Randy Moss outrunning the secondary], making it a true team game.
Maintains a level of suspense to the very end, no 35-10 at half, and fans leaving for the parking lot in droves.

Today's game was the encapsulation of how a low scoring game can be intense from whistle to whistle.

Pants
06-23-2010, 01:46 PM
I personally like that it's low scoring and ends in ties. It;

Demonstrates how difficult the act of scoring a goal can be,
Demonstrates how the rules of the game eliminates any advantage a single person may demonstrate [ie, no Shaq parking under the basket, no Randy Moss outrunning the secondary], making it a true team game.
Maintains a level of suspense to the very end, no 35-10 at half, and fans leaving for the parking lot in droves.

Today's game was the encapsulation of how a low scoring game can be intense from whistle to whistle.

People also don't realize just how much skill is involved in something even as simple as controlling the ball after a cross. Some of these players are absolute beasts when it comes to talent and it just boggles my mind. They make it look so easy.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 01:50 PM
I personally like that it's low scoring and ends in ties. It;

Demonstrates how difficult the act of scoring a goal can be,
Demonstrates how the rules of the game eliminates any advantage a single person may demonstrate [ie, no Shaq parking under the basket, no Randy Moss outrunning the secondary], making it a true team game.
Maintains a level of suspense to the very end, no 35-10 at half, and fans leaving for the parking lot in droves.

Today's game was the encapsulation of how a low scoring game can be intense from whistle to whistle.

I hear you and respect your view. Like I say, my oldest son plays and I hear this each time I go to a game. I'm just not built that way. The latinos here really groove on it; I understand there is an appeal it just doesn't translate for me.

You say today's game ( I assume you mean the US game?) was intense but to me it would be a 90 minute nap. I'm just not impressed or moved by the physical skills/actions on the soccer field. Nothing I can do to change it, just how I am. Kick the ball with the laces not your toe, curve your foot...BFD its guys kicking.

And they allow France in their league.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 01:50 PM
People also don't realize just how much skill is involved in something even as simple as controlling the ball after a cross. Some of these players are absolute beasts when it comes to talent and it just boggles my mind. They make it look so easy.

Boring.

Pants
06-23-2010, 01:54 PM
Boring.

Your opinion on ANYTHING means absolutely nothing to me. LOL.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 01:54 PM
People also don't realize just how much skill is involved in something even as simple as controlling the ball after a cross. Some of these players are absolute beasts when it comes to talent and it just boggles my mind. They make it look so easy.

The sports popular in America are fairly easy to achieve a level of facility with, most people can can hit a baseball [or at least a softball], dribble and shoot a basketball, pass or catch a football. Any schlub can bowl.

You have to put some hours in before you can appreciate the intricacy of a soccer build-up. Hours learning to dribble with finesse, hours learning how to pace [and place] a shot, hours learning how to direct a header, hours learning how to trap a ball with pace.

And I submit until you are facile with the feeling of connecting with your teammates and organizing an attack, with all the improvisation and instant adjustments it takes, you can't appreciate what you're watching.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 02:00 PM
The sports popular in America are fairly easy to achieve a level of facility with, most people can can hit a baseball [or at least a softball], dribble and shoot a basketball, pass or catch a football. Any schlub can bowl.

You have to put some hours in before you can appreciate the intricacy of a soccer build-up. Hours learning to dribble with finesse, hours learning how to pace [and place] a shot, hours learning how to direct a header, hours learning how to trap a ball with pace.

And I submit until you are facile with the feeling of connecting with your teammates and organizing an attack, with all the improvisation and instant adjustments it takes, you can't appreciate what you're watching.

Line up every pro soccer player you can find and let's see them hit a major league fastball.

American athletes would rip soccer the fuck up if that's what we played, what we cared about, but we don't.

The whole "soccer takes more skill than themajor sports" schtick is absolutely without merit. I'm feeling bad bagging on a sport you like and will quit now; you aren't soccer phag like some others here.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 02:00 PM
Your opinion on ANYTHING means absolutely nothing to me. LOL.

It's not you honey, it's me. You deserve better.

|Zach|
06-23-2010, 02:01 PM
Great post. I agree 100% with all of that. I would also add that Spain is just awesome to watch, too. They're playing much better than the Dutch at the moment, but the Dutch show glimpses once Elia and Affelay come on in the mid-second.

P.S. That sniper .gif in the WC thread is absolutely ****ing priceless, LMAO.

Yea, I enjoy Spain as well.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 02:02 PM
I hear you and respect your view. Like I say, my oldest son plays and I hear this each time I go to a game. I'm just not built that way. The latinos here really groove on it; I understand there is an appeal it just doesn't translate for me.

You say today's game ( I assume you mean the US game?) was intense but to me it would be a 90 minute nap. I'm just not impressed or moved by the physical skills/actions on the soccer field. Nothing I can do to change it, just how I am. Kick the ball with the laces not your toe, curve your foot...BFD its guys kicking.

And they allow France in their league.

Like I just said in reply to Metro, I submit you have to actually experience something that takes a while to develop to appreciate what you are watching.

Half of my reaction to what happens on the field is in reaction to how I would comport myself in the situation, it they see something I missed, or if something amazing comes from them taking a different approach than I would, I learn something. If they miss something I see, or flub something I've done 1000 times, I get all worked up how I 'could have done better.'

And even at it's most 'boring' when they are swinging back and forth in the midfield, in a seeming lazy game of 'catch' I'm trying my best to look for what they're looking for, the best place to start the attack. I analogize it to there being a piece of gold taped to the back of a rapid dog, you want to reach in there and pull it off his back, but you don't want to get mauled. So you hover and survey the scene, looking for a moment of inattention.

Silock
06-23-2010, 02:07 PM
American athletes would rip soccer the fuck up if that's what we played, what we cared about, but we don't.

As much as I'd love to see a Kobe or a Chad Johnson on the field, I don't think that's true at all.

The whole "soccer takes more skill than themajor sports" schtick is absolutely without merit. I'm feeling bad bagging on a sport you like and will quit now; you aren't soccer phag like some others here.

Soccer doesn't take MORE skill. It takes a different set of skills. Skills which are unfamiliar to most Americans. They think that kicking a ball is easy, but it's really not.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 02:07 PM
Line up every pro soccer player you can find and let's see them hit a major league fastball.

American athletes would rip soccer the fuck up if that's what we played, what we cared about, but we don't.

The whole "soccer takes more skill than themajor sports" schtick is absolutely without merit. I'm feeling bad bagging on a sport you like and will quit now; you aren't soccer phag like some others here.

Read what I write, not what you imagine people are saying.

First off, I was talking about relatability, not absolute skill levels. You don't have to be able to hit a Nolan Ryan fastball to have a visceral sense of what it's like to hit a pitch. You go to the company picnic and hit a lobbed whiffleball and you have the sense memory of how fun and exciting it is to go to bat in baseball.

Related to that I'm not saying 'soccer takes more skill' to play. I'm saying that a viewer needs to be more skilled in soccer to appreciate it, than fans of more typical American sports. You can't go out once of twice and kick the ball around, like you can regarding the 'duffers' approach to baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, etc, etc. and get a feel of what the game entails.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 02:09 PM
Like I just said in reply to Metro, I submit you have to actually experience something that takes a while to develop to appreciate what you are watching.

Half of my reaction to what happens on the field is in reaction to how I would comport myself in the situation, it they see something I missed, or if something amazing comes from them taking a different approach than I would, I learn something. If they miss something I see, or flub something I've done 1000 times, I get all worked up how I 'could have done better.'

And even at it's most 'boring' when they are swinging back and forth in the midfield, in a seeming lazy game of 'catch' I'm trying my best to look for what they're looking for, the best place to start the attack. I analogize it to there being a piece of gold taped to the back of a rapid dog, you want to reach in there and pull it off his back, but you don't want to get mauled. So you hover and survey the scene, looking for a moment of inattention.

No doubt, you absolutely have to have played a sport to be able to get into it fully and be able to feel what is going on. When you explain it like you did here my mind sees it but my heart doesn't.

notorious
06-23-2010, 02:09 PM
JFC



I glad some people enjoy watching soccer.



I am not one of those people, but I will not slam something just because I don't like it.


Enjoy, but do not hate the majority of the US citizens because we think that soccer is as exciting as watching grass grow.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 02:10 PM
Read what I write, not what you imagine people are saying.

First off, I was talking about relatability, not absolute skill levels. You don't have to be able to hit a Nolan Ryan fastball to have a visceral sense of what it's like to hit a pitch. You go to the company picnic and hit a lobbed whiffleball and you have the sense memory of how fun and exciting it is to go to bat in baseball.

Related to that I'm not saying 'soccer takes more skill' to play. I'm saying that a viewer needs to be more skilled in soccer to appreciate it, than fans of more typical American sports. You can't go out once of twice and kick the ball around, like you can regarding the 'duffers' approach to baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, etc, etc. and get a feel of what the game entails.

Sorry, I misunderstood. Some people will tell you that hitting a baseball is easy when it may be the hardest thing in all of sports to do.
I retract my statement.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 02:24 PM
No doubt, you absolutely have to have played a sport to be able to get into it fully and be able to feel what is going on. When you explain it like you did here my mind sees it but my heart doesn't.

I've never felt more alive than when I've either put my hours upon hours of practicing set shots, getting the spin just right, hitting the upper corner, bending it like Baby Lee, etc., and burying a set piece in a game [big or little] or running a successful run up to a score, seeing the teammate out of the corner of my eye, pacing him the perfectly weighted pass, rushing goal and burying the return pass. It's better than sex [well maybe a slight exaggeration, but better than anything but].

It's like being very adept at jazz improvisation. Seeing steps in advance and creating something athletic and artistic on the fly at once.

Sorry, I misunderstood. Some people will tell you that hitting a baseball is easy when it may be the hardest thing in all of sports to do.
I retract my statement.

Believe me, I've been in the 70 and 80 mph cages, and I've seen enough to have a mild sense of what 90-100 mph must be, and it's harrowing.

But I don't much gauge the entertainment value of a sport on how hard it [or a single aspect of it] is. I gauge it on how much it entertains me. And I've experienced a whirlwind of emotions over the last two games that has only been equaled in 1985 [Royals] and 2008 [KU]. Even at their best, the Chiefs haven't burrowed into my head that far, yet. Though they do entertain me at a consistently appreciable level day to day, week to week.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 02:37 PM
I've never felt more alive than when I've either put my hours upon hours of practicing set shots, getting the spin just right, hitting the upper corner, bending it like Baby Lee, etc., and burying a set piece in a game [big or little] or running a successful run up to a score, seeing the teammate out of the corner of my eye, pacing him the perfectly weighted pass, rushing goal and burying the return pass. It's better than sex [well maybe a slight exaggeration, but better than anything but].

It's like being very adept at jazz improvisation. Seeing steps in advance and creating something athletic and artistic on the fly at once.
.

Intentionally or not you are an effective ambassador for soccer.

Baby Lee
06-23-2010, 02:54 PM
Intentionally or not you are an effective ambassador for soccer.

Thanks for the kind words.

Two things, partly in the way of bragging, partly in the attempt to crystallize what I'm trying to get across. I play coed indoor on the weekends, and last week I had a couple of plays I can't get out of my mind.

First one, I get a break on goal, but it was at a severe angle. Pretty similar to Donovan's angle in his first goal against Slovenia, even coming from the same side. Goalie was squared up on me, and with the smaller goal going top shelf wasn't an option. So I'm sprinting, but the closer I get the worse my chances as he's gonna close me down. Out of nowhere, it occurs to me I see a window top shelf far side, but I'm coming from right to left and I'm left footed. I let loose with a swing of my right foot and strike it with the OUTSIDE of my foot, the ball bent SEVERELY, curling around his outstretched hands and gliding right into the far side upper corner.

So picture a goal identical to Donovan's first against Slovenia, except he hits it with the outside of his foot, and instead of it going right over the goalies's head it curled outside his reach and went far post.

I could sit and practice that at leisure for hours and not hit it once, but in the moment my sense memory was up to the task.

Second one, I was on a fast break on the opposite side, going straight at a defender. I went to put a move on the the defender and some how ended up in the air with my plant [left] foot right on TOP of the ball. In a split second I'm thinking I'm hosed and I'm gonna end up rolling off the damn thing. In the same split second I somehow manage to come up with a plan. I weight my return to earth just right, to where I end up squeezing the ball under my foot, not so I roll off, but so it begins to spin on the turf. I land on both feet and run inside the defender, and the ball squirts outside, THEN under the force of spin, the ball scuttles past the defender and starts rolling back inside where it comes right to my feet.

It never have occurred to me to try a squeeze spin move to get around a defender, and if it had it might have taken me weeks or months of practice to get that one move just right, but in the moment it just emerged fully formed and apparently brilliant.

Few sports offer that opportunity for creation of innovative new moves with regularity. Maybe basketball.

vailpass
06-23-2010, 03:09 PM
Thanks for the kind words.

Two things, partly in the way of bragging, partly in the attempt to crystallize what I'm trying to get across. I play coed indoor on the weekends, and last week I had a couple of plays I can't get out of my mind.

First one, I get a break on goal, but it was at a severe angle. Pretty similar to Donovan's angle in his first goal against Slovenia, even coming from the same side. Goalie was squared up on me, and with the smaller goal going top shelf wasn't an option. So I'm sprinting, but the closer I get the worse my chances as he's gonna close me down. Out of nowhere, it occurs to me I see a window top shelf far side, but I'm coming from right to left and I'm left footed. I let loose with a swing of my right foot and strike it with the OUTSIDE of my foot, the ball bent SEVERELY, curling around his outstretched hands and gliding right into the far side upper corner.

So picture a goal identical to Donovan's first against Slovenia, except he hits it with the outside of his foot, and instead of it going right over the goalies's head it curled outside his reach and went far post.

I could sit and practice that at leisure for hours and not hit it once, but in the moment my sense memory was up to the task.

Second one, I was on a fast break on the opposite side, going straight at a defender. I went to put a move on the the defender and some how ended up in the air with my plant [left] foot right on TOP of the ball. In a split second I'm thinking I'm hosed and I'm gonna end up rolling off the damn thing. In the same split second I somehow manage to come up with a plan. I weight my return to earth just right, to where I end up squeezing the ball under my foot, not so I roll off, but so it begins to spin on the turf. I land on both feet and run inside the defender, and the ball squirts outside, THEN under the force of spin, the ball scuttles past the defender and starts rolling back inside where it comes right to my feet.

It never have occurred to me to try a squeeze spin move to get around a defender, and if it had it might have taken me weeks or months of practice to get that one move just right, but in the moment it just emerged fully formed and apparently brilliant.

Few sports offer that opportunity for creation of innovative new moves with regularity. Maybe basketball.


Although I'm unfamiliar with most of the terminology your passion comes through and I understood enough to see you kicked some ass.

|Zach|
06-24-2010, 12:09 AM
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Guru
06-24-2010, 12:34 AM
Just remove the goalie. Boom. Exciting game.

T-post Tom
06-24-2010, 12:34 AM
Glen's mother is a hamster and his father smells of elderberries.

Saulbadguy
06-24-2010, 07:40 AM
Just remove the goalie. Boom. Exciting game.

Pfffftt. Even foosball has a goalie.

Saul Good
06-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Just remove the goalie. Boom. Exciting game.

That's what I think they should do for overtime. It beats the hell out of penalty kicks.