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(Scotsman)   Convicted car thief has his sentencing postponed so he doesn't miss big soccer game. He has tickets and everything   (thescotsman.scotsman.com) divider line 175
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2006-02-17 12:58:24 AM
I heard performing fellatio on a European Judge can do wonders for your marketability and works as the great aegis of modern times.

...but *shhhhh*

It's supposed to be a tacit agreement. *wink*
 
2006-02-17 01:35:37 AM
Watching Rangers is cruel and unusual punishment at the moment.
 
2006-02-17 04:01:39 AM
He should be jailed for being a soccer fan. Play a real sport, like football.
 
2006-02-17 04:12:13 AM
Smeggy Smurf: He should be jailed for being a soccer fan. Play a real sport, like football.

hahahaha, please say that was intentional
 
2006-02-17 04:13:14 AM
Smeggy Smurf

You mean that sport where you wear all the pads, run into each other, and play stops every minute and a half?

Sounds exciting.
 
2006-02-17 04:14:24 AM
 
2006-02-17 04:15:00 AM
2006-02-17 04:01:39 AM Smeggy Smurf

He should be jailed for being a soccer fan. Play a real sport, like football.

You mean purseball, where a bunch of fat guys in tights pat each others arses and move the purse a few feet, before the refs throw yellow rags and stop the "action" for 15 minutes?
 
2006-02-17 04:18:16 AM
totalsecurity: You mean purseball, where a bunch of fat guys in tights pat each others arses and move the purse a few feet, before the refs throw yellow rags and stop the "action" for 15 minutes?

Exaggerate much?
 
2006-02-17 04:18:53 AM
The judge probably has a pretty good idea what the kid is going to get handed to him as a sentence. Odds are he isn't planning to give the minor hard time if he's letting him skip country to watch a soccer match.
 
2006-02-17 04:19:26 AM
kartofelkopf
You mean that sport where you wear all the pads,


Yes, the sport where we wear all the pads so we don't snap each others' spines like twigs when we hit.
 
2006-02-17 04:21:14 AM
totalsecurity:
You mean purseball

I believe the phrase is "armoured wankball"
 
2006-02-17 04:23:39 AM
I thought the punishment was watching soccer.
 
2006-02-17 04:24:36 AM
Enough with this soccer vs. football crap on which is tougher.

In futbol, hitting is part of the game.
In american football, hitting IS the game.

They're both equally tough, and I've played both. American Football is definitely harder on your body, and it's a wash as to which can give you a worse injury since european football has more odd angles.
 
2006-02-17 04:28:37 AM
His punishment should be to drive around in circles for hours.

Oh, wait, that's called NASCAR.
 
2006-02-17 04:31:05 AM
Soccer is the sport where the fans make racial attacks on the Players. Yeah, that's real tough.
 
2006-02-17 04:34:38 AM
Tough Sport Played by Tough Guys, Obviously
www.oddbits.com
 
2006-02-17 04:40:25 AM
Wow, not even a day's rest since the last one?

Soccer's game clock doesn't stop because that means it'll be over quicker.
 
2006-02-17 04:47:34 AM
imo, the point that most americans were trying to make isn't just that soccer is gay. it's also that everyone from europe is gay as well...
 
2006-02-17 04:48:38 AM
Americans like armoured wankball because it makes them feel better about three foot wide lard arses when they see clinically obese people being called "athletes".
 
2006-02-17 04:51:03 AM
EPSILON
Haha that's quite a prancer
 
2006-02-17 05:05:05 AM
www.onefunsite.com
 
2006-02-17 05:07:16 AM
kartofelkopf: play stops every minute and a half

come on now, don't exaggerate. We all know that it is rarely more than 45 seconds.
 
2006-02-17 05:13:51 AM
www.iamaphex.net
 
2006-02-17 05:14:50 AM
c'mon the hoops!
 
2006-02-17 05:21:41 AM
Why don't people ever make the proper comparisons:

Football ~ Basketball
Rugby ~ American Football
Cricket ~ Baseball.
 
2006-02-17 05:36:41 AM
Honestly, Soccer is about as exciting to watch as paint peeling. Sure there is a lot of movement on the field, but it's 90% meaningless. I'll make the same argument I made to my friend who moved over here from europe in highschool - (American) football is exciting because the suspence builds upon successive plays. You start off pretty open on the first down, then by the time you get to the fourth you can literally be biting your nails off to see what happens.

To me, watching a soccer match is about the same as watching a basketball game - except with less scoring and more running. Basketball games are usually shiat to watch too until the last quarter or so and only then if its really close.

Basketball: "Oh look, he made a basket. Wow now the other guy made a basket. Yippie."

Soccer: "Oh look, he ran down the field. Amazing, the other guy is now running the opposite way."
 
2006-02-17 05:39:40 AM
kartofelkopf: Oh please. Soccer is *the* world's most boring sport. Where else do spectators regularly sit around for 4 hours watching a game that ends in a 0-0 tie?
 
2006-02-17 05:42:23 AM
"Soccer is the sport where the fans make racial attacks on the Players. Yeah, that's real tough"

As opposed to US sports which involve:

- fistfights, showers of beer, faeces, canned dog food and coin, portable toilets kicked over with opposition fans inside them, knifings, deafening verbal abuse, full-scale riots, cars set alight, disabled fans stripped and their clothing destroyed, players puking because they've breathed in the pepper spray used by police to dissuade two sets of fans from kicking the sweet bejesus out of each other

- and not a single hooligan in sight.

That's tough too.
 
2006-02-17 05:42:25 AM
I am a Brit and I like NASCAR. Better than Formula 1 where no two cars are allowed near each other and the rules make the cars so complex that only the top couple of teams will win and all the others break down. The tracks are long and the cars are few and so ill matched that they will be spread out within a lap or two never to see each other again until they park up. But I still watch.
Yet with NASCAR, you have a very large pack going extremely fast all the time (on the fast tracks of course) and the stands seem to be full all the time, so someone likes it. I have never been to a track, but I suspect the detractors don't like the class of people in those stands. Can it really be so bad?
 
2006-02-17 05:45:15 AM
mrexcess

Where else do spectators regularly sit around for 4 hours watching a game that ends in a 0-0 tie?


You got your money's worth there chieftain - two games for the price of one!
 
2006-02-17 05:45:58 AM
Yodas Ugly Brother
FootballSoccer ~ Basketball

No. Basketball's spectator excitement level is so far beyond Soccer. Again, two words: scoreless tie.

Rugby ~ American Football

Rugby is to football as a club is to a sword, but there's at least the beginnings of a comparison there. Football is like... spectator hunting mixed with small unit tactics.

Cricket ~ Baseball

In that both are boring as all hell and ridiculously confusing, fair.
 
2006-02-17 05:46:39 AM
binnster: OK a bit of an exaggeration, I'm including pre-game drinking and post-game rioting times there.
 
2006-02-17 05:47:22 AM
kartofelkopf: Oh please. Soccer is *the* world's most boring sport. Where else do spectators regularly sit around for 4 hours watching a game that ends in a 0-0 tie?

Not sure - Not in football anyway. Our players, don't need to stop every 5 minutes because they're too darn fat. you play 45 minutes non stop, rest for 15 and then play 45 minutes again. Try doing the maths.

See, trouble is you have this ADD-like obsession with scoring - like a game can be judged on how many points there are. In fact, the lower down the standard you go in football, the higher the scores become. A 0-0 draw can be amazing. If it was all about scoring, they'd just take penalties for 90 minutes.
 
2006-02-17 05:47:59 AM
mrexcess

binnster: OK a bit of an exaggeration, I'm including pre-game drinking and post-game rioting times there.



Then you need to up your schedule to at least 8 hours. We drink properly over here!
 
2006-02-17 05:50:11 AM
isador
Not sure - Not in football anyway. Our players, don't need to stop every 5 minutes because they're too darn fat. you play 45 minutes non stop, rest for 15 and then play 45 minutes again. Try doing the maths.

Hey look, I'm not saying that running doesn't involve extreme athletic ability, but if you want to watch endurance, may I suggest either a marathon or paint drying. Intense bursts of speed and power combined with regrouping that allows tactics is just more watchable. If you're really saying American pro football players aren't in shape...well...I bet they could outrun you easily.
 
2006-02-17 05:52:04 AM
Besides, a tight end is different than a wide receiver. There are some *fast* ass players in football, but only where there's a role for them, which isn't everywhere. Yet another reason why its a more watchable sport.

/flamebaiting
//passionate on this for some reason
 
2006-02-17 05:59:16 AM
mrexcess - your comments indicate a lack of grasp of the basics rules and requirements of football. Which makes you grossly underqualified to say what is comparable, better or worse.

Football's about endurance, speed, skill, power, perception, vision, tactics, creativity and sheer genius. Suggest football too complex for you.

And, I reckon over 7 miles (average distance covered by a football player in one premiership maths) I'd match up pretty well to one of your lardy purse carriers.
 
2006-02-17 06:00:24 AM
"Soccer is *the* world's most boring sport"

You ever actuallly watch a baseball game? Golf? Tennis?
 
2006-02-17 06:04:56 AM
Personally, I'm not too bothered about watching either type of football. I far prefer playing football (soccer) to watching it, unless it's an international match, because the quality of international matches is usually guaranteed to be good.

The other type of football (amoured wankball) really is exceedingly dull for me to watch, but I guess you get used to what you grew up with. Making a definitive statement that one is more watchable or less boring than the other is a bit misguided, because it's clearly a subjective thing - different strokes for different folks.
 
2006-02-17 06:07:20 AM
Is anyone else annoyed about how the nomenclature of the English Football League keeps changing? Prior to 1992 or so it was League 1 at the top, then league 2 than league 3 than league 4. Simple and sweet.

Then they decided to rename the top league the Premier League, and 2 became 1, 3 became 2 and 4 became 3. OK, that's kind of dumb, but I accept it...

It's gotten incredibly stupid recently, though, now that they renamed the second tier to the Championship. Are they trying to make the teams in that tier feel better about themselves by calling their competition a Championship? Of course the real championship is at the top tier, the Premier League. On top of that, what was originally league 4 becomes 2 and 3 becomes 1.

Why can't they just keep it like it was originally, like it still is in Italian (and probably many other countries') football - a simple, successive nomenclature?

/American
//Likes football, I mean soccer!
 
2006-02-17 06:07:51 AM
isador: Soccer is all about doing the same thing over and over again with essentially no results. Coaching involvement is limited (as opposed to football, in which it is absolutely essential, the coach is really another player), team cooperation is comparatively *extremely* limited, the scoring system sucks (which means the ranking system sucks...not that the BCS doesn't), and there's so few players to active playfield that there's always relatively little action...its just a boring, boring sport.
 
2006-02-17 06:09:49 AM
Dubya's_Coke_Dealer
You ever actuallly watch a baseball game? Golf? Tennis?

Baseball at least has a score. It's boring, but at the fark least they don't end the game until someone wins. Golf isn't even a spectator sport, in my book. And Tennis has women's doubles. Ahem.
 
2006-02-17 06:10:24 AM
Football for pansies:
www.wldcup.com

Football for wimps:
www.usc-football-tickets.com

Football for men:
www.aussierulesuk.com

Any questions?
 
2006-02-17 06:13:45 AM
Ought not have been surprised by immediacy and ferocity of american football responses... but am.

Anyhoo, love college football-- no show-off individual asshats (looking at you here, T.O.), more team effort. Also, tailgating before a Carolina game to the verge (and sometimes beyond) of needing an ambulance called is awesome.

But, for watching on TV, soccer hands-down. HATE farking commercial breaks and inane announcer chatter. It started with baseball, but the spewing forth of little trivia tidbits and statistics during downtime drives me absolutely crazy.

That, and soccer announcers usually have cool accents.
 
2006-02-17 06:14:28 AM
Here's a template for future posters in this thread:

I like [insert sport] better than [insert sport] because [insert sport] is boring to watch.
Eveyone knows that REAL sportspeople play [insert sport] and if you had any sense you would watch it instead of [insert sport].
On another note, please stop going on about how great [insert sport] is. Everyone knows it sucks and [insert sport] or [insert sport] is much better.
 
2006-02-17 06:14:53 AM
bluefrogprince

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Wimps...?
 
2006-02-17 06:17:55 AM
JESUS CHRIST. Aren't you sick of the UK vs USA argument yet? You do it EVERY SINGLE DAY.
 
2006-02-17 06:20:45 AM
Afecks says, "imo, the point that most americans were trying to make isn't just that soccer is gay. it's also that everyone from europe is gay as well..."

Well, not everyone, perhaps. . .
 
2006-02-17 06:22:01 AM
Lady J
Aren't you sick of the UK vs USA argument yet?

upload.wikimedia.org
I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
 
2006-02-17 06:22:47 AM
mrexcess

Wimps...?



Is the guy in white getting felched?
 
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