Originally Posted by LoneWolf
The rest of the world loves soccer because they grew up watching and playing soccer, it's cheap to play, and you can play soccer almost anywhere there's open space. To claim that soccer is internationally liked because of its non-stop action is beyond stupid. Every time the ball is kicked out of bounds play stops (this can happen several times within a minute of play), setting up a corner kick stops play, and any time one of these Euro trash douchebags falls down after being slightly touched there is a stop in play.
Football doesn't necessarily need a huddle, but it does require a significant amount of time between plays. The line of scrimmage itself dictates this. "Hey, Brandon Flowers, you just sprinted 70 yards covering Calvin Johnson on a deep fly pattern, you jumped up and knocked the ball down, and fell flat on your back after making the play. Now get your ass up and sprint back to the line if scrimmage because there is a another play in 20 seconds. Oh, and while your sprinting back to the line make sure to get the next defensive play from the sideline." You'd have to have rosters of 100 players to keep up with that pace.
If hockey players can make entire line changes while the plays are going on, I'm pretty sure football players can manage to get lined up. People are acting like there aren't already teams that go no-huddle already. (If you haven't noticed, they tend to be pretty successful, too.)
As for the rest of the world, you act like they still all live in huts. Europe can afford to play football. They've been exposed to it their entire lives. They just don't like it. They've been exposed to basketball, and it's caught on. The constant stopping is what most sports fans in other countries don't like about football.
There's simply no reason that players need to huddle for 30 seconds between plays that last 5 seconds...at least not every time. Let the huddle after first downs or something. 120 huddles per game is overkill.