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(Fox Soccer)   Unconscious and swallowing his own tongue after taking a knee to the face, a Ukrainian soccer player was rescued by a member of the opposing team who cleared his airway. Story to the left, comments of how it was a dive to the right   (blog.foxsoccer.com) divider line 26
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2014-03-30 05:52:10 PM  
Hopefully he'll be okay, glad he quickly realized something was wrong. I've seen it before (never this bad) when it was played off -- even by commentators -- that it was a dive, and to have someone just laying on the ground for bit (and have it later revealed to have been a serious injury.) That is one reason to really start penalizing dives more harshly.
 
2014-03-30 05:59:40 PM  
Doh, sorry for headline mistake, sent in a report for it to be edited. My bad, too many changes, too many drinks.
 
2014-03-30 06:12:30 PM  

marius2: Hopefully he'll be okay, glad he quickly realized something was wrong. I've seen it before (never this bad) when it was played off -- even by commentators -- that it was a dive, and to have someone just laying on the ground for bit (and have it later revealed to have been a serious injury.) That is one reason to really start penalizing dives more harshly.


The problem with soccer is that dives work. It's in the rules of the game that should a player be injured, even slightly, his team gets a slight advantage. With millions of dollars on the line per game in the World Cup, everyone will dive.

I've seen an amateur soccer player walk up a mountain with a hole in his shin. Someone kicked him on the weekend, cleats punched through to meat, and he didn't even limp a day later. Why? No point. Easily as tough as a hockey player. In a pro game, the same injury might put him out of the game if it could get an opponent booted, too.

The only way to truly end dives is to change the rules. Make it more like hockey. Player down? Pause, drag his ass off, have a new face-off.
 
2014-03-30 07:03:44 PM  

marius2: Doh, sorry for headline mistake, sent in a report for it to be edited. My bad, too many changes, too many drinks.


Chillax dude, It's soccer, no one cares.
 
2014-03-30 08:05:14 PM  
 
2014-03-30 10:43:53 PM  
I used to be a soccer player like you, but then I took a knee to the face.
 
2014-03-30 11:13:42 PM  

bdub77: I used to be a soccer player like you, but then I took a knee to the face.


I've taken a couple of faces to my knees...
 
2014-03-30 11:15:13 PM  
Crimea River

Did I do that right?
 
2014-03-30 11:48:10 PM  
The Simpsons just had a pretty decent episode where Homer is a World Cup ref. "It's not a penalty!" Cut away to funeral. "Still not a penalty!" Ghost rises out of the ground and walks away.
 
2014-03-31 01:02:55 AM  
That's really great to see.
Also it's funny that every sports team in the world has black guys on it
 
2014-03-31 01:07:56 AM  
Sounds like Putin is getting serious.
 
2014-03-31 01:23:50 AM  
doglover:
I've seen an amateur soccer player walk up a mountain with a hole in his shin. Someone kicked him on the weekend, cleats punched through to meat, and he didn't even limp a day later. Why? No point. Easily as tough as a hockey player.

pictures.mastermarf.com
 
2014-03-31 01:24:22 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: That's really great to see.
Also it's funny that every sports team in the world has black guys on it


The Oakland A's are often suspect, if you mean of African descent.
 
2014-03-31 02:34:04 AM  

ISO15693: doglover:
I've seen an amateur soccer player walk up a mountain with a hole in his shin. Someone kicked him on the weekend, cleats punched through to meat, and he didn't even limp a day later. Why? No point. Easily as tough as a hockey player.

[pictures.mastermarf.com image 600x258]


He was. As a rule, soccer players may not be.
 
2014-03-31 07:36:06 AM  
Anyone notice how the guy got bit for shoving his hand down the guys throat?

I had an economics professor who almost had his fingers bitten completely off by shoving his hand into a guy having a seizures mouth because he thought the seizee was swallowing his own tongue.  To free his hand he broke a bunch of the seizees teeth trying to pry his mouth open with a ski pole.  It turns out you can't really swallow your tongue.  But a lot of people freak out when they see someone seize up and start making gargling noises.  Instead of losing use of most of your hand and breaking someones teeth you should maybe read up on how to help someone seizing instead of dangerously overreacting.
 
2014-03-31 08:03:27 AM  

elguerodiablo: Anyone notice how the guy got bit for shoving his hand down the guys throat?


I was going to comment on the same thing.  NEVER put your fingers in a persons mouth if they are seizing.
 
2014-03-31 08:11:27 AM  

ISO15693: doglover:
I've seen an amateur soccer player walk up a mountain with a hole in his shin. Someone kicked him on the weekend, cleats punched through to meat, and he didn't even limp a day later. Why? No point. Easily as tough as a hockey player.

[pictures.mastermarf.com image 600x258]


Get back to me when hockey players are as tough as rugby players.
 
2014-03-31 09:47:52 AM  

doglover: marius2: Hopefully he'll be okay, glad he quickly realized something was wrong. I've seen it before (never this bad) when it was played off -- even by commentators -- that it was a dive, and to have someone just laying on the ground for bit (and have it later revealed to have been a serious injury.) That is one reason to really start penalizing dives more harshly.

The problem with soccer is that dives work. It's in the rules of the game that should a player be injured, even slightly, his team gets a slight advantage. With millions of dollars on the line per game in the World Cup, everyone will dive.

I've seen an amateur soccer player walk up a mountain with a hole in his shin. Someone kicked him on the weekend, cleats punched through to meat, and he didn't even limp a day later. Why? No point. Easily as tough as a hockey player. In a pro game, the same injury might put him out of the game if it could get an opponent booted, too.

The only way to truly end dives is to change the rules. Make it more like hockey. Player down? Pause, drag his ass off, have a new face-off.


The problem with football is that if you are legitimately fouled, but don't go to ground you won't get given the free-kick. Thus players who could have stayed on their feet do 'dive' to alert the ref to the fact they have been fouled. Gary Neville puts it best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNx5ok60U6A

I wholeheartedly agree that actual diving needs to be addressed. Retrospective bans would soon put a stop to it.
 
2014-03-31 10:30:59 AM  
It's obvious that the Ukrainian player's tongue was in danger of oppression from the body, which is only illegitimately in the seat of power due to a sham coup, and was attempting to express it's will to re-join as part of a Russian player.
 
2014-03-31 12:12:15 PM  

INeedAName: ISO15693: doglover:
I've seen an amateur soccer player walk up a mountain with a hole in his shin. Someone kicked him on the weekend, cleats punched through to meat, and he didn't even limp a day later. Why? No point. Easily as tough as a hockey player.

[pictures.mastermarf.com image 600x258]

Get back to me when hockey players are as tough as rugby players.


By that point, they'll all be too brain damaged to tell.
 
2014-03-31 03:20:35 PM  

Swiss Colony: doglover: marius2: Hopefully he'll be okay, glad he quickly realized something was wrong. I've seen it before (never this bad) when it was played off -- even by commentators -- that it was a dive, and to have someone just laying on the ground for bit (and have it later revealed to have been a serious injury.) That is one reason to really start penalizing dives more harshly.

The problem with soccer is that dives work. It's in the rules of the game that should a player be injured, even slightly, his team gets a slight advantage. With millions of dollars on the line per game in the World Cup, everyone will dive.

I've seen an amateur soccer player walk up a mountain with a hole in his shin. Someone kicked him on the weekend, cleats punched through to meat, and he didn't even limp a day later. Why? No point. Easily as tough as a hockey player. In a pro game, the same injury might put him out of the game if it could get an opponent booted, too.

The only way to truly end dives is to change the rules. Make it more like hockey. Player down? Pause, drag his ass off, have a new face-off.

The problem with football is that if you are legitimately fouled, but don't go to ground you won't get given the free-kick. Thus players who could have stayed on their feet do 'dive' to alert the ref to the fact they have been fouled. Gary Neville puts it best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNx5ok60U6A

I wholeheartedly agree that actual diving needs to be addressed. Retrospective bans would soon put a stop to it.


No, the problem is that players seem to think they should get a free kick for every little bit of contact when they should really be able to play through. They're trying to trick the referee into thinking they were disadvantaged when it's usually far more likely that they had too heavy a touch or something and are looking to be bailed out by a "foul" that is trifling or doubtful.
 
2014-03-31 03:51:11 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: That's really great to see.
Also it's funny that every sports team in the world has black guys on it


My favourite team just signed black guy, so I'm getting a knee out of your reply
 
2014-03-31 06:26:48 PM  

doglover: Easily as tough as a hockey player.


Give me a freaking break. Seriously.
 
2014-03-31 06:27:49 PM  
And I'm not saying that's not impressive.

I'm saying hockey players have taken pucks to the face, and lost teeth, and come back into a game.
 
2014-03-31 06:54:51 PM  
I'll still give toughest players to rugby. I've heard more than one "torn scrotum.... continued playing" story.
 
2014-04-01 12:23:10 AM  

cretinbob: http://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/its-impossible-to-sw a llow-your-tongue/


Yes, but it's not impossible for the tongue to block your airway
 
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