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2014-06-26 08:24:09 AM  
 
2014-06-26 09:47:37 AM  
Soccer - like watching paint dry while an army of guys run up and down a grass field kicking a ball out of bounds and flopping on the ground pretending they broke their femur
 
2014-06-26 10:28:56 AM  

SauronWasFramed: Soccer - like watching paint dry while an army of guys run up and down a grass field kicking a ball out of bounds and flopping on the ground pretending they broke their femur


pretty much we we'll all watch it once every 4 years because America
 
2014-06-26 11:49:31 AM  
I'd like to see a basketball game played with an offsides rule. Just for shiats and giggles.
 
2014-06-26 11:50:16 AM  
All you have to do is stay behind the blue line before the ball is snapped.  Geez!
 
2014-06-26 12:07:06 PM  
offsides, the one rule that needs to be gotten rid of from the books.

more games lost due to a blown offsides call
more games won due to a blown offsides call

If I as a coach want to put a cherry picker next to your goalie, then it's the other coaches job to figure out how to defend against such.  No, lets have a rule that is arbitrarily called and only with an instant replay can you really tell if the call was accurate or not.

/wont go on about the use of arms and creating space that is prevalent and never really called but isn't allowed by the rules.
 
2014-06-26 01:15:22 PM  
The Offside Rule

If you find yourself in a room and a soccer game is on, wander off to the side with a door into a another room.

Proust Summarized

A cup of tea with a Madeleine brings memories flooding back to Marcel.
 
2014-06-26 04:30:51 PM  
Seems like a an awfully arbitrary rule. Either defend your goal or the other team scores. I guess this is why Soccer will never really catch on in America, much like cricket.
 
2014-06-26 05:13:33 PM  

Luven: Seems like a an awfully arbitrary rule. Either defend your goal or the other team scores. I guess this is why Soccer will never really catch on in America, much like cricket.


It's a pretty definitive rule. Not as much as the offside rule in hockey where they have a line in the ice, but it is clear.

Video could have used a couple repetitions of 'at the time the ball is kicked forward...the intended receiver is where'.

And offsides can't be the only reason soccer isn't big here:

1- No built-in breaks for commercials (bad for profit-making)
2- We're not winning at the world level (America hates losing)
3- The ball often gets strategically played backward (see above opinion on losing)
4- We already have baseball, basketball, and football saturating our TV's (pro and college)

I hope it does pick up here. It's as cheap as basketball to play. You don't have to be 7 feet tall or 300 pounds or on steroids to play at the top levels.

If you want to like soccer, watch it with other people who already like it. That's basically how you learned to like the sports you currently watch.
 
2014-06-26 05:24:08 PM  
Soccer's the only major sport where attackers are not granted undue advantages just to keep the score increasing. In theory, perfectly matched teams in a perfect game would have each attack satisfyingly counteracted by an equally powerful defense and would have a perfect score of 0-0.

So if you want goals by the dozens, defenses providing basically token resistance against invincible attackers, bloody actions, and all the other characteristics that the easily amused / easily bored crowd look for in a show, just watch football, basketball, hockey, baseball (ha! Were we talking about sports with unfathomable rules?), and any of the other carnages you call sport. Or maybe just wrestling, where's the difference?  If you want balance and finely organized strategies, well, soccer has plenty.
 
2014-06-26 09:10:59 PM  
Resisting. urge. to. trash. soccer.

//besides, other Farkers are doing it for me
 
2014-06-26 10:57:00 PM  

almotasim: Soccer's the only major sport where attackers are not granted undue advantages just to keep the score increasing. In theory, perfectly matched teams in a perfect game would have each attack satisfyingly counteracted by an equally powerful defense and would have a perfect score of 0-0.

So if you want goals by the dozens, defenses providing basically token resistance against invincible attackers, bloody actions, and all the other characteristics that the easily amused / easily bored crowd look for in a show, just watch football, basketball, hockey, baseball (ha! Were we talking about sports with unfathomable rules?), and any of the other carnages you call sport. Or maybe just wrestling, where's the difference?  If you want balance and finely organized strategies, well, soccer has plenty.


Hockey also has off-sides, although there rule is much easier to understand.  An offensive player cannot be in the offensive zone ahead of the puck.  Maybe if the clock is cut shorter, you'll see a lot more aggressive play.  That's where the boredom starts to sink in, the long playing time of not much happening that matters.  It is pointless to see a "finely organized strategy" performed when one kick from the defense sends it to the other end of the field and it all starts over again.  Cut the time shorter and shrink the field, and then we'll see some more aggressive play that may result in something more interesting to Americans.

/Soccer, the wimpier, longer version of hockey with a touch of track and field; played in the summer.
 
2014-06-27 04:55:39 AM  

almotasim: Soccer's the only major sport where attackers are not granted undue advantages just to keep the score increasing. In theory, perfectly matched teams in a perfect game would have each attack satisfyingly counteracted by an equally powerful defense and would have a perfect score of 0-0.


The low scores in soccer means that each goal is far more meaningful and satisfying than the 40 or 50 balls in the basket.

Basically, soccer is like having mind blowing sex with your favorite porn star 2 or 3 times. Basketball is like masturbating furiously 50 times in a row. Sure, you had more orgasm, but it's less satisfying.
 
2014-06-27 06:02:04 AM  
Another example..

How to explain the offside rule to women.
This is the "offside rule" explained for women:

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have.

The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with desire. Both of you have forgotten your purses.

It would be rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes.

The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.

Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma.

She prepares to throw her purse to you.

If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes!

At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and "whilst it is in flight" you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes!

BUT, you must always remember that until the purse has "actually been thrown", it would be plain wrong for you to be in front of the other shopper and you would be OFFSIDE!
 
2014-06-27 08:20:55 AM  
Are people really confused by the offside rule like it's a complicated thing to understand?  My only beef with it is that if the ball is closer to the goal than the top of the 18 yard box, then the offside rule should not be enforced.  I just think that would make for much more exciting offensive opportunities.  It would also put more pressure on a defense to keep the ball from crossing that line, which may lead to more errors and scoring opportunities.
 
2014-06-27 02:20:05 PM  

Bruce Campbell: Are people really confused by the offside rule like it's a complicated thing to understand?


So why try to defend at all?  Just put all your players midfield and force the other team to suck it.   In its end state, the whole game would reduce to using a 10 yard strip in the middle of the field.  People would kick predictable goals that could always be blocked.

/didn't watch the video.  Maybe I should have.
 
2014-06-27 10:36:50 PM  
Because having them stand at midfield would be easily defeated by a long ball and winger at full stride. That wouldn't tell another team to suck it, it would just invite disaster.
 
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