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(Daily Mail)   Chinese soccer fan dies after not sleeping for 11 days in order to watch every Euro 2012 match. Doctors suspect he died of boredom   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 108
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2012-06-23 06:04:52 PM  
"He was supporting England and France in the tournament"

Watching soccer in general is a waste of time, but that right there is a waste of life. Oh.
 
2012-06-23 06:19:24 PM  

laid back w/bud light: Ahhhh another grass diving thread. I watched the whole Portugal game yesterday and was sort of entertained by Ronaldo hitting two posts and finally winning it. But for the life of me watching Spain spend the bulk of todays game at midfield was infuriating. I'll attest it to Americans wanting more action versus Europeans wanting a more thought out offensive approach. To get Americans to watch more soccer they need to get rid f the offside penalty. Just like the NHL got rid of the two line pass. Just my two cents.


No offside penalty would allow some really cheap tactics and would probably make the game even less entertaining.
 
2012-06-23 07:52:27 PM  
Fluid
I think it would spread the field out further making it a bigger man on man competition. Hockey is a smaller version of soccer in size fieldwise. Imagine seeing a "one timer" (hockey term for a shot off the pass" off the crossbar and in, spectacular. As far as cheap tactics, who doesn't like seeing an NHL defenseman spotting a forward racing up ice splitting the defensemen, catching an airial pass and going in on a breakaway. A hockey goal is 4 by 6, a soccer goal is like a double garage. Why isn't there more scoring in the game? That's why Americans aren't as interested.
 
2012-06-24 07:33:28 AM  

laid back w/bud light: Fluid
I think it would spread the field out further making it a bigger man on man competition. Hockey is a smaller version of soccer in size fieldwise. Imagine seeing a "one timer" (hockey term for a shot off the pass" off the crossbar and in, spectacular. As far as cheap tactics, who doesn't like seeing an NHL defenseman spotting a forward racing up ice splitting the defensemen, catching an airial pass and going in on a breakaway. A hockey goal is 4 by 6, a soccer goal is like a double garage. Why isn't there more scoring in the game? That's why Americans aren't as interested.


Yeah yeah I see this post around here every once in a while. Removing the offside rule would not lead to more "one on one" action. It would lead to way more hoofing and goal hanging. Teams like Stoke would just constantly bomb the ball into the box and it would be insufferable. Good teams wouldn't be able to move their defenses up the pitch and it would be all around terrible.

Also there is a version of football called futsal. It has a smaller field of play, fewer players and boards just like in hockey. Of course it's vastly inferior like hockey than to real football so that would be your answer to that question.
 
2012-06-24 05:20:03 PM  
Halli
Also there is a version of football called futsal. It has a smaller field of play, fewer players and boards just like in hockey. Of course it's vastly inferior like hockey than to real football so that would be your answer to that question.

Are you serious??? Hockey is faster, more brutal hitting into glass, immovable boards, 40+mph collisions and, hockey pucks can travel over 100 mph, you have to have to skate on ice at the highest level, you have to be skilled in controlling a puck with a stick, and fighting, I could go on forever. Soccer you have the horror of getting tripped, kicked in the shins or headbutted. Soccer is for poor countries where all you need is a ball and some semblance of a goal.
 
2012-06-24 08:35:21 PM  

laid back w/bud light: Are you serious??? Hockey is faster, more brutal hitting into glass, immovable boards, 40+mph collisions and, hockey pucks can travel over 100 mph, you have to have to skate on ice at the highest level, you have to be skilled in controlling a puck with a stick, and fighting, I could go on forever. Soccer you have the horror of getting tripped, kicked in the shins or headbutted. Soccer is for poor countries where all you need is a ball and some semblance of a goal.


That's great. Hockey is a Michael Bay movie.
 
2012-06-25 02:42:03 PM  

lelio: Wait what is this soccer thing?

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Oh thank you dailymail, I would have no idea without the helpful pic.

/ is he face humping the other guy?


That's Benzema of Real Madrid and France. He's a top player but he disappointed many during Euro 2012.

Admittedly, football has its ghey photo op moments, but it's still fun to watch when you know the teams, the players and the game.

Did anyone else catch Balotelli stare down Hart during Italy-Germany penalty shots yesterday? It was hilarious because they both play for Manchester City and know each other's moves well.

And this far in but no mention of "I'll sleep when I die" ?
 
2012-06-25 02:43:26 PM  
Did anyone else catch Balotelli stare down Hart during Italy-Germany ENGLAND penalty shots yesterday? It was hilarious because they both play for Manchester City and know each other's moves well.

FTFM but still a megaFAIL
 
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