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2010-11-10 10:33:06 AM
i53.tinypic.com
 
2010-11-10 11:28:05 AM
^^ What he said.
 
2010-11-10 11:58:12 AM
There's something you don't see every day.
 
2010-11-10 01:19:05 PM
He sure was pleased with himself.
 
2010-11-10 01:34:22 PM
I was expecting the ball to roll itself into the goal while he celebrated triumphantly.

Boo.
 
2010-11-10 01:44:29 PM
Ha Ha
 
2010-11-10 01:51:45 PM
 
2010-11-10 02:06:11 PM
Don't stop playing until the game is over.
 
2010-11-10 02:07:07 PM
Goalies! Always know where the ball is, whether you think play has stopped or not. Never let it go in the net, even if you think the play has stopped.
 
2010-11-10 02:29:51 PM
These soccer videos are kinda cool I guess, until you imagine how many thousands of hours you have to watch the sweeper pass to the middie pass to the back pass to the middie pass to the zzzzzzzzz
 
2010-11-10 02:31:40 PM
Supplies!
 
2010-11-10 02:39:33 PM
I'm a little surprised that doesn't happen more frequently. When you think about it, every time a ball bounces up off the crossbar it's going to be spinning forwards. Any ball that deflects more or less straight up should come down and bounce towards the goal. Goalie was stupid to wander off for his little celebration stroll without watching the flight of the ball.
 
2010-11-10 02:42:52 PM
linkfarked
 
2010-11-10 02:44:14 PM
LOL. Premature ejaccelebration ftl
 
2010-11-10 02:49:19 PM
mohron: These soccer videos are kinda cool I guess, until you imagine how many thousands of hours you have to watch the sweeper pass to the middie pass to the back pass to the middie pass to the zzzzzzzzz

Yeah... Watching American Football players play for 5 seconds, then stop for 20+ seconds to line up and call a new play is SOOO much more exciting. Especially when the entire line-up of players changes based on Offensive/Defensive roles. (Just saying)

Personally, I find all sports depressingly boring to watch. I don't mind watching a really close game from time to time... or watching sports highlights... But man, I find it strange that people (let alone SO MANY) get so wrapped up into it.

Though, don't get me wrong. I actually, actively wish I enjoyed watching sports. I would totally love to be down with a bunch of games/things to watch on TV on an eventless Saturday/Sunday. But I do love playing sports..

That being said, this video is pretty rad.
 
2010-11-10 03:06:54 PM
TheSuperFunk: Personally, I find all sports depressingly boring to watch. I don't mind watching a really close game from time to time... or watching sports highlights... But man, I find it strange that people (let alone SO MANY) get so wrapped up into it.

Though, don't get me wrong. I actually, actively wish I enjoyed watching sports. I would totally love to be down with a bunch of games/things to watch on TV on an eventless Saturday/Sunday. But I do love playing sports..


It would really make the water-cooler talk at work less awkward too.
I'm going to favorite you because GETOUTOFMYHEAD!!!
What color jersey would you like?
 
2010-11-10 03:14:47 PM
Dammit, anyone have that video from a few months ago where the same thing happened in a professional match? Goalie blocks the shot, struts off celebrating, shooter and ref watch the ball bounce back down only to roll in? Darned if I can remember any names or countries involved to look it up.
 
2010-11-10 03:22:24 PM
Aha, found it!

Slightly early celebration (new window)
 
2010-11-10 03:28:16 PM
When will players learn to never stop playing until the ref blows the whistle or some how indicates the play is dead.....

/even fits the football video
 
2010-11-10 03:33:13 PM
TheSuperFunk: Watching American Football players play for 5 seconds, then stop for 20+ seconds to line up and call a new play is SOOO much more exciting.

Actually yes. Yes it is.

Because in that 5 seconds, something actually happens. I'll wait 20 seconds for 5 seconds of action. That's a bargain compared to soccer where you wait two hours, the score is zero-zero, and the game is decided by rock/paper/scissors - because that's exactly what it is: rock/paper/scissors. The goalkeeper has to decide to jump left, right, or center before the ball is kicked. The kicker decides to kick left, right or center. That's called rock/paper/scissors. They might as well not even have an entire team, a field, and a ball. They should just decide entire championships using standard rock/paper/scissors rules.

It's cool that you like soccer. If you just defend soccer I wont argue with you. But don't think you're going to get away with saying that the action-to-boring ration is better than football.
 
2010-11-10 03:44:00 PM
toetag: When will players learn to never stop playing until the ref blows the whistle or some how indicates the play is dead.....

/even fits the football video


Especially soccer goalies. They should be guarding the goal with the same intensity until either: the ball is secured in their arms, or they've absolutely confirmed the ball is out of bounds and unable to come back.
 
2010-11-10 04:12:06 PM
Kammat: Aha, found it!

Slightly early celebration (new window)


Wow.
 
2010-11-10 04:15:45 PM
Kammat: Aha, found it!

Slightly early celebration (new window)


To both videos :

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAA!! [point'n'laugh.jpg]

This goes for any sport that uses 'em: play until the whistle blows, moran...
 
2010-11-10 04:22:17 PM
Tofu: It's cool that you like soccer. If you just defend soccer I wont argue with you. But don't think you're going to get away with saying that the action-to-boring ration is better than football.

To be fair, what's tough about watching soccer is that you can go from 0 to 60 on the action scale in under 3 seconds. Blink, or go take a whizz, and you just missed your team score the one and only point of the game. In football, the most intense times are either a)within 20 yards of either endzone, b)the less 5 minutes of a half, or c)completely random because of some off the wall play, depending on which teams are playing. It's a little more predictable.

Just my 2 cents, and worth maybe less.
 
2010-11-10 04:58:25 PM
TheSuperFunk: mohron: These soccer videos are kinda cool I guess, until you imagine how many thousands of hours you have to watch the sweeper pass to the middie pass to the back pass to the middie pass to the zzzzzzzzz

Yeah... Watching American Football players play for 5 seconds, then stop for 20+ seconds to line up and call a new play is SOOO much more exciting. Especially when the entire line-up of players changes based on Offensive/Defensive roles. (Just saying)


Watch the Ducks play. They average a play every 15 seconds.
 
2010-11-10 05:04:33 PM
off topic comment-

I submitted a link fo rthe first tiem it was a youtube video. I linked it to the youtube page. Did i do this wrong i noticed the youtube videos are in some special fark player

/please continue your thread, sorry for interuption

//thiking about being a TFer, its driving me crazy i cant see whats happening with my link

///if you are a TFer my headline is "a 12 minute video featuring 4000 teenagers that wont land you in prison" something like that
 
2010-11-10 05:07:17 PM
booksmart: To be fair, what's tough about watching soccer is that you can go from 0 to 60 on the action scale in under 3 seconds. Blink, or go take a whizz, and you just missed your team score the one and only point of the game. In football, the most intense times are either a)within 20 yards of either endzone, b)the less 5 minutes of a half, or c)completely random because of some off the wall play, depending on which teams are playing. It's a little more predictable.

I think that's what I enjoy best about watching soccer. The keeper could have the ball, and with just a few well-executed passes, in under 10 seconds, his team could score. Both sports are similar in terms of the possibility of a huge play coming out of the blue, but with both teams playing offense and defense at the same time, soccer almost has greater anticipation. A turnover in football requires a new set of players to come on to the field; in soccer, one or two men could make the defenders look silly in a flash.

Example: Just got done watching the Manchester derby on ESPN3. Ended in a goalless draw, but both teams were attacking pretty furiously in the closing minutes until Mancini seemed to step off the gas a bit at the very end, not wanting to risk losing their hard-fought point.
 
2010-11-10 06:19:05 PM
Tofu: TheSuperFunk:

Actually yes. Yes it is.

Because in that 5 seconds, something actually happens. I'll wait 20 seconds for 5 seconds of action. That's a bargain compared to soccer where you wait two hours, the score is zero-zero, and the game is decided by rock/paper/scissors - because that's exactly what it is: rock/paper/scissors. The goalkeeper has to decide to jump left, right, or center before the ball is kicked. The kicker decides to kick left, right or center. That's called rock/paper/scissors. They might as well not even have an entire team, a field, and a ball. They should just decide entire championships using standard rock/paper/scissors rules.

It's cool that you like soccer. If you just defend soccer I wont argue with you. But don't think you're going to get away with saying that the action-to-boring ration is better than football.


Funny thing is, is that I don't like watching Soccer. You clearly didn't actually read my post. I was merely pointing out to mohron just how American Football is just as boring as Soccer to watch, just in a different way.

There is one thing I would agree is better about watching American Football over Soccer. Presentation is more digestible. While the action stops every few seconds in Football, the game itself does too, giving the viewer a comfortable time to look away. Whereas, Soccer's non-stop action has an inherent, constant promise of possible action. Either way, both games play out in about the same amount of time.

And sorry, I COMPLETELY disagree with your amusing simplification of Soccer. How is Soccer JUST about the single shooter and goalie outside of the shootout scenario? Half of the reason very few points are scored in Soccer is because with all the action going on on the field, it's harder to get a decent shot.

By your logic, Basketball is just Rock/Paper... Cos the player can either shoot the ball at the rim or not shoot the ball at the rim. Oh, I guess the 'Scissors' would be ones attempt to slam dunk? Cos apparently basketball's all about the shooting, right?

You can pretty much say EVERYTHING is essentially rock/paper/scissors if you're bored enough...

Not exactly sure why people think that constant scoring inherently makes a game more exciting. Wowsers! Look at all dem points peoples is scoring! We knows these guys' is professionalzzz!!!
 
2010-11-10 06:21:50 PM
... And again, this is not really an argument FOR Soccer. This is more of a logic argument.
 
2010-11-10 07:14:32 PM
Point is I can't stand watching American football, because I have no idea what the hell is going on, stop, start, stop start...
"I" is the key here, this is a failure on my part, apparently it is a pretty awesome game if you know the rules. 'Been saying this for years, but never taken those 30 mins.

However Football, as in football, I love, I see all the off ball play, angles, formations, should the instep of been used there? loads of little, tiny things that make my day on a cold febuary 0-0 mid table draw. cool?

/Some people like S*** fetish though.
// Truly amazing vid btw.
///peace.
 
2010-11-10 08:29:17 PM
Football's more fun to play.
American football is more fun to watch.
Baseball is boring.
 
2010-11-10 08:48:29 PM
Sadly the white team lost

That's racist.
 
2010-11-10 09:33:33 PM
Animalnat!on: Point is I can't stand watching American football, because I have no idea what the hell is going on, stop, start, stop start...
"I" is the key here, this is a failure on my part, apparently it is a pretty awesome game if you know the rules. 'Been saying this for years, but never taken those 30 mins.

However Football, as in football, I love, I see all the off ball play, angles, formations, should the instep of been used there? loads of little, tiny things that make my day on a cold febuary 0-0 mid table draw. cool?

/Some people like S*** fetish though.
// Truly amazing vid btw.
///peace.



That's understandable.

I think do a lot of Americans feel soccer is just a low-scoring game of basketball(I realize this probably isn't true). Where in football, while there is a certain amount of downtime, there is actually a lot of strategy going on up until the ball is live.

Lets take my favorite football team, the Indianapolis Colts. The main player who gets the ball(the Quarterback) after the snap is one of the best to ever play the game(In my opinion). Why? Because up until the snapped ball you can see him pointing out an ever-shifting defense to his teammates.

Every single move of a defensive player means something to an offense player. From the way they stand, to the way they set, to the way they act, move or speak. Football is a game of building anticipation up until that final second where the ball is snapped. And in the one instant there is total, simultaneous, chaos and order.
 
2010-11-10 10:57:56 PM
Tragically, that ball took out 5 Canada geese and a 747 on the way back down.
 
2010-11-10 11:20:34 PM
Here's another one (new window).
 
2010-11-11 12:29:50 AM
Snot Monster from Outer Space: I'm a little surprised that doesn't happen more frequently.

Most goalposts have square edges so that the ball either bounces back into the field of play if it hits the front or goes off into the crowd if it hits the top or sides.

The goalpost in the video is a tube of metal, so the ball was able to bounce almost straight up.

/the more you know.
 
2010-11-11 09:25:12 AM
I actually enjoyed playing soccer many times in my life. But when I watch top level games and see such a large amount of ties I find it kind of silly. My favorite sport is baseball, which I understand many find boring, doesn't change the rules when going to extra innings (overtime). And there are no ties. A 1-0 game can be just as good or better than 10-9. I'm sure there are nuances I could learn about soccer that I don't get, but having played baseball and soccer for the same amount of time in my life I picked up baseball tactics and strategy and fail to see it in soccer. Not saying it isn't there, just not for me.

/Peyton Manning is the best in the league for generations
//Pats suck
 
2010-11-11 12:52:38 PM
Since this one was redlit last night, I'll share it here.

Another unlucky goalkeeper
 
2010-11-11 03:26:51 PM
TheSuperFunk: By your logic, Basketball is just Rock/Paper

Nope. Basketball games go into the hundreds of points.

The point is, the more points that are scored, the more fair the contest. Instead of a sports contest, imagine a game of trivia. Imagine that one contestant is a genius and the other is an idiot. A fair game - or perhaps I should say, a useful game, will result in the genius winning. What would you say about a trivia game where the idiot has a good chance of winning? Honestly, you have to say that it is not a fair judge of intelligence, for if it were fair, the idiot would have a very small chance of winning.

So now imagine there are two possible trivia games - in one of them, I ask the two contestants 50 questions each, and they get one point for each right answer. In that game, assuming the questions are not biased in some way, we'd expect the genius to win most of the time. That's a fair contest and a good judge of genius or idiot. Do you understand?

Now imagine that instead of 50 questions, I only ask one question. The entire trivia game is just one question. In this case, the idiot has a much greater chance of winning. He might just guess his one question right. That's why I used rock/paper/scissors as an analogy to this. Because luck, rather than skill, determines the winner.

Soccer is like the one question trivia game or rock/paper/scissors. If I give you two teams and one of them is a genius team and the other is a bunch of idiots, the idiots still have a chance of winning - too high a chance for a soccer to be considered a fair judge of soccer ability (as odd as that sentence sounds).

Basketball on the other hand is like the 50-question game. Lots of points reduces the role of luck in the game. In both soccer and basketball, the idiot team might get a lucky point. But in basketball it doesn't matter. In soccer, it decides the game.

And the difference between the two is just the rules. The rules of soccer are broken. But it doesn't have to be that way. Basketball used to be broken too. They fixed it by adding a shot clock. That's all it took to reduce the role of luck and make it an interesting sport. You could change the rules of soccer to reduce the role of luck, but soccer fans seem way to defensive and protective about their sport to even consider fixing it.
 
2010-11-11 04:58:33 PM
Tofu: TheSuperFunk: By your logic, Basketball is just Rock/Paper

Nope. Basketball games go into the hundreds of points...


I actually agree with most of what you just said as a general rule. However, I reject the notion that POINTS and SCORING are the only means to gauge a team's ability. Hence, my joking about Basketball being all about the shooting, because it's the only way to actually score points. That is clearly not the case. This is where I think your logic falls flat. Simply because it's more difficult to be offensively proficient in Soccer vs Basketball shouldn't negate the rest of what's going on during the game.

Additionally, I think the fact that scoring is a whole lot harder and a much more intricate process in Soccer makes each goal that much more rewarding and legitimate... Which inherently helps solve some of the Genius vs Douchebag issues you stated. Basketball is like playing Tekken... Even if you grabbed a highly skilled player and put him up against a new player that simply knows the basics, there's a decent (better) chance the new-comer might accidently win. Whereas, Soccer is like playing Virtua Fighter. While yes, the new-comer MIGHT get the better of the expert in a given round, the rules and fighting system of Virtua Fighter is much deeper, thus giving experience and skill the upper-hand inherently.

...

I do think the lamest part of Soccer is the shoot-out OT rule, obviously. And I can, to some degree, get behind the idea that the OT action is a more elaborate Rock/Paper/Scissors and that it's a shame when an important game gets boiled down to it. But, at the same time, I am also fine with ties in exhibition games. If neither team can best the other within the designated time limit, they both go home feeling like they just kissed their sister...

/blerg, this might not even makes sense at this point. So deathly ill... Brain. Not. Working.
 
2010-11-12 10:45:00 AM
Insult soccer all you want but professional Basketball is a joke. A got tickets to a game and the 5 minutes of half-time with 12 year old's were more interesting to watch. Why? because every 5 seconds is a foul. You can't touch anyone and it's too easy to move the ball forward. If you want real basketball, go to NY ball courts. THAT'S REAL BASKETBALL!

One thing soccer got right is never having the time clock stop. They also have almost no interruptions. I do believe American football is 'better entertainment', but like Basketball, it fails with having too many penalties and rules.
 
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