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2017-11-14 08:27:15 AM  
Watching paint dry or a glass of ginger ale go flat are both more entertaining than soccer.
 
2017-11-14 08:54:18 AM  
I dunno, watching Brazil get utterly destroyed on their home field was highly entertaining.
 
2017-11-14 09:02:05 AM  
Big deal. A couple fewer 1-0 games to watch
 
2017-11-14 09:03:17 AM  
will probably be more exciting without italy in
 
2017-11-14 09:06:16 AM  
There are  real sports to watch:
Hurling - The Fastest Game on Grass
Youtube TmzivRetelE
 
2017-11-14 09:11:36 AM  
They should watch some of our exciting American sports like baseball and pro wrestling.

That's where the excitement lives!
 
2017-11-14 09:19:27 AM  
Submit duplicates to Fark?

If not the same title, the exact subject five stories down
 
2017-11-14 09:19:38 AM  

2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]


Why do the referees wear lab coats?
 
2017-11-14 09:19:59 AM  
If you don't like soccer, hey, you do you but calling a sport "boring" is pretty rich in a country where the #1 and #2 sports are basically 11 minutes of action spread out over 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours
 
2017-11-14 09:25:34 AM  

ElwoodCuse: If you don't like soccer, hey, you do you but calling a sport "boring" is pretty rich in a country where the #1 and #2 sports are basically 11 minutes of action spread out over 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours


I thought the NBA has surpassed Major League Baseball as America's #2 sporting league. A case where the league became more popular as the product got much worse.
 
2017-11-14 09:38:24 AM  

ElwoodCuse: If you don't like soccer, hey, you do you but calling a sport "boring" is pretty rich in a country where the #1 and #2 sports are basically 11 minutes of action spread out over 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours


Cricket?  That shiat goes on for days.
 
2017-11-14 09:39:06 AM  

DesertCoyote: I thought the NBA has surpassed Major League Baseball as America's #2 sporting league


They are still several billion dollars behind baseball. There has been only one change in the big four since there was a big four, which was football passing baseball.
 
2017-11-14 09:50:18 AM  
Looks like the takes from 1998 are already here.
 
2017-11-14 09:51:32 AM  

2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]


This is Australian Rules Football
Youtube zxhqXzVBen4


Way better....
 
2017-11-14 10:02:29 AM  

ElwoodCuse: If you don't like soccer, hey, you do you but calling a sport "boring" is pretty rich in a country where the #1 and #2 sports are basically 11 minutes of action spread out over 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours


Nothing like the nonstop action in soccer...
The Simpsons Soccer
Youtube ftlfPb0gyxI
 
2017-11-14 10:03:12 AM  
I love the "best" sport arguments. Most popular? Most demanding? Most skilled? Just watch what you like, but nothing you can say will change anyone's mind about what their favourite sport is...

Happens a lot to me, being a non-hockey-loving-Canadian.
 
2017-11-14 10:03:32 AM  
How about rugby league?
 
2017-11-14 10:12:32 AM  

Soccerhead: How about rugby league?


Lacrosse is rugby players with weapons.
 
2017-11-14 10:20:32 AM  
Sorry, but I find soccer to be very boring.
 
2017-11-14 10:26:20 AM  
Bring back a sport that was once very popular in the past...gladiatorial games!
 
2017-11-14 10:30:49 AM  

Jake Havechek: ElwoodCuse: If you don't like soccer, hey, you do you but calling a sport "boring" is pretty rich in a country where the #1 and #2 sports are basically 11 minutes of action spread out over 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours

Cricket?  That shiat goes on for days.


No different than a baseball series
 
2017-11-14 10:31:56 AM  

doubled99: Big deal. A couple fewer 1-0 games to watch


Well, now I know you have never watched a tournament.
 
2017-11-14 10:33:24 AM  

Bermuda59: Bring back a sport that was once very popular in the past...gladiatorial games!


That was tried, it was cancelled...
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2017-11-14 10:35:45 AM  

2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube TmzivRetelE image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]


When does the golden snitch show up?
 
2017-11-14 10:40:12 AM  
Millions of people believe football is God, but, it is said (at least in Torino), "God is a liar".

/ Dio Fa
 
2017-11-14 10:40:18 AM  

2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[YouTube video: Hurling - The Fastest Game on Grass]


At the 2:40 mark, the fellows in lab coats are there to see some of the only people on the planet dorkier than they are.
 
2017-11-14 10:41:45 AM  
Get themselves deported?

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-11-14 10:41:51 AM  

bighairyguy: Soccerhead: How about rugby league?

Lacrosse is rugby players with weapons.


media1.tenor.comView Full Size
 
2017-11-14 10:41:57 AM  

bighairyguy: Soccerhead: How about rugby league?

Lacrosse is rugby players with weapons.


Lacrosse is for hockey players who can't skate.
 
2017-11-14 10:43:48 AM  

harleyquinnical: Jake Havechek: ElwoodCuse: If you don't like soccer, hey, you do you but calling a sport "boring" is pretty rich in a country where the #1 and #2 sports are basically 11 minutes of action spread out over 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours

Cricket?  That shiat goes on for days.

No different than a baseball series


I hate baseball.
 
2017-11-14 10:44:31 AM  

bighairyguy: Soccerhead: How about rugby league?

Lacrosse is rugby players with weapons.


Hahaha, even soccer players don't respect lax bros. Stop it.
 
2017-11-14 10:44:58 AM  
I saw the Italian diving team on TV, and a soccer game broke out.
 
2017-11-14 10:52:02 AM  

js34603: They should watch some of our exciting American sports like baseball and pro wrestling.

That's where the excitement lives!


Or Pro football where the action stops every 7 seconds.
 
2017-11-14 10:52:22 AM  
I have a feeling those that don't like soccer don't know more beyond what they learned as a 9 y/o.  Having kids that play high school and club soccer, the skill that professionals possess is awesome to watch.
 
2017-11-14 11:02:45 AM  

2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]


Hurling is fantastic.  I've been at Croke park for two All Ireland Sr. Championships.  Farkin' awesome.

/ Except it's a dry stadium.
 
2017-11-14 11:06:51 AM  

browneye: Sorry, but I find soccer to be very boring.


That's because it is boring.  Objectively.  Of all the field sports, the number of shots on goal per minute played is the lowest and it's not even close.  Even in baseball there is a scoring opportunity every time the pitcher throws the ball.  Same as in football.

Soccer is 90 minutes of keep away.  The only reason it is popular is because it requires no equipment and can be played in the street.  So every third world peasant with a ball of rags grows up playing it.
 
2017-11-14 11:08:06 AM  

2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube TmzivRetelE image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]


God that looks like fun.  But can you imagine all the broken fingers?
 
2017-11-14 11:11:43 AM  

kmfjd: 2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/zxhqXzVB​en4]

Way better....


When my son was a baby I had Setanta Sports Channel (24 hours of live sports) and loved watching Aussie Rules at 3am when I had to get up to feed him.
 
2017-11-14 11:21:58 AM  

Rent Party: That's because it is boring. Objectively.


it's really cool when people call an obvious opinion "objective"
 
2017-11-14 11:24:08 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Rent Party: That's because it is boring. Objectively.

it's really cool when people call an obvious opinion "objective"


Shots on goal (a.k.a. scoring opportunities) is the lowest of any field sport.  That isn't an opinion. It's a fact.  That's why "soccer is objectively boring" isn't an opinion.

"I like watching grown men kick a ball to each other" is an opinion.
 
2017-11-14 11:31:03 AM  

Rent Party: ElwoodCuse: Rent Party: That's because it is boring. Objectively.

it's really cool when people call an obvious opinion "objective"

Shots on goal (a.k.a. scoring opportunities) is the lowest of any field sport.  That isn't an opinion. It's a fact.  That's why "soccer is objectively boring" isn't an opinion.

"I like watching grown men kick a ball to each other" is an opinion.


No, it's still just an opinion.  What is "boring" is completely subjective from person to person.
 
2017-11-14 11:37:46 AM  
It is a fact that American football has by far the most downtime compared to the game clock and the real-time clock from kickoff to the final whistle. That doesn't make it "objectively" the most boring sport.

That's as stupid as saying basketball teams score the most points so it's objectively the most exciting sport.
 
2017-11-14 11:46:36 AM  

2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube TmzivRetelE image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]


+ The concussions of American Football
 
2017-11-14 11:57:51 AM  
fark it, bring back the gladiators w/ the tigers and bears. Maybe Arnold's Running Man movie, including the terrible puns. Now those are sports.
 
2017-11-14 12:00:16 PM  
Make Battle Roya...uhhhhhh I mean Hunger Games a real thing!
 
2017-11-14 12:20:01 PM  

Trocadero: fark it, bring back the gladiators w/ the tigers and bears. Maybe Arnold's Running Man movie, including the terrible puns. Now those are sports.


This dude gets it.

ElwoodCuse: It is a fact that American football has by far the most downtime compared to the game clock and the real-time clock from kickoff to the final whistle. That doesn't make it "objectively" the most boring sport.


Sports simulate war and our survival skills, and minus the part where survival normally requires humans to run for more than six seconds at a time, football does this well.  Football also sucks at it, because real wars don't have rules, and football has so many stupidly obnoxious ones that it nearly destroys itself.

I'll be talking about this in my upcoming e-Book, which will combine football and quantum physics, but don't worry, no one on Fark could possibly comprehend my unsurpassed genius, so it will be for Reddit's eyes only.
 
2017-11-14 12:21:38 PM  

EyeballKid: Make Battle Roya...uhhhhhh I mean Hunger Games a real thing!


Christ PUBG in VR would be so much fun.
 
2017-11-14 12:21:50 PM  

kmfjd: 2xhelix: There are  real sports to watch:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmzivRet​elE]

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/zxhqXzVB​en4]

Way better....


Aussie Rules is a lot of fun.  Tons of scoring and lots of action on a huge pitch.

And I like the fact that American coverage just shows the Australian feed, rather than having the game called by some random Americans in a studio in Florida.

/One jarring thing is that they regularly break the 180 rule during the course of play
//Maybe that's because of the Coriolis Effect?
///Or simply because slashies come in threes?
 
2017-11-14 12:22:52 PM  
What Will Italian-Americans Do During World Cup 2018?

(Don't make a mafia joke...don't make a mafia joke....)
 
2017-11-14 12:29:22 PM  

bighairyguy: Soccerhead: How about rugby league?

Lacrosse is rugby players with weapons.



I played rugby in college, and I once attended a lacrosse game because a friend was playing in it.

/Quickly noticed how players would *whack* each other's legs when the officials weren't looking.
//Eh....I decided to stick with the game that had zero weapons.
 
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