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2013-02-19 08:55:13 AM  
Points are scored?

It's exciting?
 
2013-02-19 09:31:53 AM  
The Italian goal keeper doesn't flop?
 
2013-02-19 09:50:36 AM  
They're playing soccer?
 
2013-02-19 10:01:34 AM  
Two words:  Koman Coulibaly
 
2013-02-19 10:23:36 AM  
The players are all holding their junk?
 
2013-02-19 10:42:21 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Points are scored?

It's exciting?


If you score too often... like say basketball. It makes the game predictable. The reason soccer is exciting is because a goal is much rarer  - hence the excitement when a team scores.
 
2013-02-19 11:33:44 AM  

mrjamesmurray: FirstNationalBastard: Points are scored?

It's exciting?

If you score too often... like say basketball. It makes the game predictable. The reason soccer is exciting is because a goal is much rarer  - hence the excitement when a team scores.


Do you actually watch basketball?
 
2013-02-19 11:36:54 AM  
The players flop all over the field at the slightest touch?
 
2013-02-19 11:41:06 AM  

Mentat: mrjamesmurray: FirstNationalBastard: Points are scored?

It's exciting?

If you score too often... like say basketball. It makes the game predictable. The reason soccer is exciting is because a goal is much rarer  - hence the excitement when a team scores.

Do you actually watch basketball?


Not a great deal, but I enjoy watching it when I do, I am not dissing it as a sport. I was just using basketball as a sport where scoring happens quite regularly. My point is more that the fact that goals do not occur frequently in soccer does not make it an unexciting sport as I think your comment implied. Just look at the reaction of a soccer crowd to a goal.

There are of course heaps of examples of extremely exciting football games...
 
2013-02-19 12:53:39 PM  
Aye, you can tell the fix is in when those Italian bawbags are groping and shoving opposing players before and during every single corner and the referee does fark all about it when the completely victimised Scottish side deserved at least two penalties and at least two of the offenders really should have been sent off for repeat offences.

Shower of coonts, the lot of them.
 
2013-02-19 01:03:17 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Points are scored?

It's exciting?


Each team puts 11 men on the field.
 
2013-02-19 01:49:00 PM  

mrjamesmurray: Mentat: mrjamesmurray: FirstNationalBastard: Points are scored?

It's exciting?

If you score too often... like say basketball. It makes the game predictable. The reason soccer is exciting is because a goal is much rarer  - hence the excitement when a team scores.

Do you actually watch basketball?

Not a great deal, but I enjoy watching it when I do, I am not dissing it as a sport. I was just using basketball as a sport where scoring happens quite regularly. My point is more that the fact that goals do not occur frequently in soccer does not make it an unexciting sport as I think your comment implied. Just look at the reaction of a soccer crowd to a goal.

There are of course heaps of examples of extremely exciting football games...


I don't mind low scoring games, but I do want action.  It seems like whenever I watch soccer, most of the game is spent at midfield with the teams making passes that never generate anything more than the occasional turnover to the other team.  This is one of the reasons I prefer hockey over soccer, even a low scoring hockey game is likely to have 20-30 shots on goal for each team, which translates into a scoring opportunity every minute or two of game time.  With soccer, I just feel like there are many fewer of these and as a result the game just feels.....boring.

I will freely admit it may just be because, as a silly fat American who never played the game growing up, I lack enough of a grasp of the strategy involved to see likely plays develop until they are so blatantly obvious that I'm being hit over the head with them.
 
2013-02-19 01:51:18 PM  
Sports betting is a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide?  I had no idea...
 
2013-02-19 03:19:34 PM  

arcas: Sports betting is a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide?  I had no idea...


Well, the world is a big place....

I mean, 10 billion dollars is risked onSuper Bowls by more than 200 million people around the world.   Granted, you are still 990 billion away, but, that is just one game (albeit the biggest NFL game), but, I wouldn't be shocked by trillion.
 
2013-02-19 03:39:16 PM  

dletter: arcas: Sports betting is a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide?  I had no idea...

Well, the world is a big place....

I mean, 10 billion dollars is risked onSuper Bowls by more than 200 million people around the world.   Granted, you are still 990 billion away, but, that is just one game (albeit the biggest NFL game), but, I wouldn't be shocked by trillion.


Boxing, horse racing, basketball, the regular NFL season.
All the sports bookie action in England for soccer, horse racing, rugby, Formula 1.

There are serious amounts of cash involved in cricket betting too.  And a lot of it is ridiculous short-term prop bets (like what happens on the very next ball).  Even rupees add up quickly when you can turn that money over 50 times in a day.
 
2013-02-19 04:16:15 PM  

FrancoFile: dletter: arcas: Sports betting is a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide?  I had no idea...

Well, the world is a big place....

I mean, 10 billion dollars is risked onSuper Bowls by more than 200 million people around the world.   Granted, you are still 990 billion away, but, that is just one game (albeit the biggest NFL game), but, I wouldn't be shocked by trillion.

Boxing, horse racing, basketball, the regular NFL season.
All the sports bookie action in England for soccer, horse racing, rugby, Formula 1.

There are serious amounts of cash involved in cricket betting too.  And a lot of it is ridiculous short-term prop bets (like what happens on the very next ball).  Even rupees add up quickly when you can turn that money over 50 times in a day.


Was going to say... there is a LOT of action world-wide in sports American's don't even think of..... cricket.... oddball racquet sports in S.E. Asia, etc.
 
2013-02-19 04:33:29 PM  
As all my Italian friends say "Never bet on Italian soccer."
 
2013-02-19 05:57:38 PM  

dletter: FrancoFile: dletter: arcas: Sports betting is a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide?  I had no idea...

Well, the world is a big place....

I mean, 10 billion dollars is risked onSuper Bowls by more than 200 million people around the world.   Granted, you are still 990 billion away, but, that is just one game (albeit the biggest NFL game), but, I wouldn't be shocked by trillion.

Boxing, horse racing, basketball, the regular NFL season.
All the sports bookie action in England for soccer, horse racing, rugby, Formula 1.

There are serious amounts of cash involved in cricket betting too.  And a lot of it is ridiculous short-term prop bets (like what happens on the very next ball).  Even rupees add up quickly when you can turn that money over 50 times in a day.

Was going to say... there is a LOT of action world-wide in sports American's don't even think of..... cricket.... oddball racquet sports in S.E. Asia, etc.


Just think of all the money Koreans bet on Starcraft.
 
2013-02-19 11:51:05 PM  

Summoner101: dletter: FrancoFile: dletter: arcas: Sports betting is a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide?  I had no idea...

Well, the world is a big place....

I mean, 10 billion dollars is risked onSuper Bowls by more than 200 million people around the world.   Granted, you are still 990 billion away, but, that is just one game (albeit the biggest NFL game), but, I wouldn't be shocked by trillion.

Boxing, horse racing, basketball, the regular NFL season.
All the sports bookie action in England for soccer, horse racing, rugby, Formula 1.

There are serious amounts of cash involved in cricket betting too.  And a lot of it is ridiculous short-term prop bets (like what happens on the very next ball).  Even rupees add up quickly when you can turn that money over 50 times in a day.

Was going to say... there is a LOT of action world-wide in sports American's don't even think of..... cricket.... oddball racquet sports in S.E. Asia, etc.

Just think of all the money Koreans bet on Starcraft.


That's diminished since 2010 since the Savior match rigging scandal. Also, Brood War is no longer played.
 
2013-02-20 01:14:52 AM  
Reminds me of REDLINE
 
2013-02-22 03:01:40 PM  
Semi final game of the Olympic women's soccer tournament in London.

There is no way that shiat wasn't fixed
 
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