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rick merritt
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rick merritt   6/16/2014 12:06:11 PM
This blog is more exciting than any soccer game I ever watched.

To be fair I have only tried to watch a few but they just didn't hold my attention.

I am in Greece watching people in cafes watch the World Cup and trying to watch myself. Their home team lost yesterday in I think a 2-0 match to Columbia. Must have been considered a wipe out. Boring!

My hat's off to the athleticism of the lean soccer players who run their buts off while most of our stocky football players just smash into each other repeatedly. I guess they kill themselves for our benefit so we can go home quietly--the modern equivalent of sacrifical lambs ;-)


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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Rishiyur.Nikhil   6/16/2014 12:01:18 PM
> "It's not soccer, its football."

"The term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford "-er" abbreviation of the word "association""

[from it's official name, "Association Football";]

The term "soccer" also appears in many places on the FIFA website.

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Re: FIFA/Sepp Blatter took ages to introduce goal cameras
rob18767   6/16/2014 11:41:39 AM
Soccer is so dull it became, by far, the most popular sport on earth? 

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Dull and Predictable?
dromdrom   6/16/2014 11:12:43 AM
Talking about predictable and dull; maybe you did not see the Spain - Holland match. The World champion suffered a 5-1 knock out loss.

As a European I find [American] football dull. Within a minute the game is halted.

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A fair knowledge ?
tangey   6/16/2014 10:54:45 AM
"I say this despite a fair knowledge of soccer. " "...after two brief over times" It's not soccer, its football. And whatever you want to call it, nobody calls "extra time", "overtime" I think its best we leave your expertise there.

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Re: Soccer...
Susan Rambo   6/16/2014 10:40:17 AM
Suspenseful, yes. I was also in suspense waiting for them to use the goalline technology, which they did yesterday finally.

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hotellyon   6/16/2014 10:30:02 AM
Soccer's fundamental problem is that it's not fun to watch. It's maddening with suspense...
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FIFA/Sepp Blatter took ages to introduce goal cameras
Gadgety   6/16/2014 8:05:51 AM
So your suggestions will not bear fruition in another 100 years or so. That said did you see the Netherlands-Spain 5-1 score? Not a final, but hardly the 1-2, 2-1 dance. Or worse 0-0.

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