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A Soccer Hater’s Observations of a Soccer Game That Was Played Last Night and Attended by Said Soccer Hater Because a Student of His Was Playing in the Game
April 21, 2008, 10:11 am
Filed under: Football, Random Junk, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

One of my students had a soccer game last night so my wife and I decided we should go.  Keep in mind that I know nothing about soccer said for a few things:


1)     In pro (or elite level, i.e. World Cup) soccer, regardless of the outcome of the game, soccer fan is going to riot.  I don’t know why, that is just what they do.

2)     There is way too much running.

3)     There is way too much grabbing of genitalia.

4)      Off-sides has to be the most ridiculous rule I have ever heard of and quite frankly I don’t think I completely understand it.  I mean, if a wide receiver beats his man and catches a touchdown pass he is not called for off-sides, he is called the better player.


So we watched the game and I kept to myself.  Okay, so maybe I made a few snide comments about the game.  Only a few.  Oh, and a comment or two about Tony wearing a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt.  If that weren’t enough, the team his son was playing was from Dallas.  Sheeesh!


I don’t get it.  Silly game.  Silly fans.  Can’t we ban this game from America and just play real FOOTBALL?


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“Real” football is what you Americans call “soccer”. And it’s the most popular sport in the world. Except USA. Gee, you’re so special. And btw. your “real” football… why is it even called football, when you hit the ball with foot once or twice during the whole game?

Comment by corto

I am special! Thanks, compliments are always appreciated.

Please note, the title states that I am a soccer hater. Don’t expect glorifying remarks about said sport when I am a hater.

Oh, upon further review, I find that soccer is, in point of fact, the most popular sport in the world…and I still don’t like it. However, my findings also show that the higher the education level and the availability of other options in a country lower the popularity of soccer. USA has options like baseball, football and basketball (the big three) with golf and hockey following in a distance. Canada has hockey and football too. Soccer is not too popular here.

So, in conclusion, when a person has options they are 7 times more likely to choose any sport (even curling) over soccer.

[Research was conducted entirely in my head and findings SHOULD be taken as FACT. Findings have not been askewed by my personal disdain for all things soccer.]

Gee, soccer fan is wound way too tightly. Have a sense of humor, will ya?

Comment by David

You know what I hate, football. Talk about a gay sport, the really men’s sport is rugby. Not guys on tights spanking each other

Comment by BarcaFan

Yes, I do love the spanking part.

Comment by David

Proofread people, proofread!

Comment by David

I hate soccer because some people take it too seriously. I mean c’mon, its not a darn religion, it’s only a stupid sport!

Comment by O'Neill

A level-headed human finally.

Thank you.

Comment by David

Ignore the troll.

Football will keep growing and being number one, no matter how many low lifes troll the sport.

Stick to your steroid taking sports, thanks.

Comment by Dashingprince

So, I understand the 1st “troll”, I think. However, I am a bit curious about the 2nd “troll”. Do you mean one of the following?

1. to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice.
2. to sing in the manner of a round or catch.
3. to fish for or in with a moving line, working the line up or down with a rod, as in fishing for pike, or trailing the line behind a slow-moving boat.
4. to move (the line or bait) in doing this.
5. to cause to turn round and round; roll.
6. Obsolete. to hand around, as a bowl of liquor at table.
7. to sing with a full, rolling voice; give forth full, rolling tones.
8. to be uttered or sounded in such tones.
9. to fish by trolling.
10. to roll; turn round and round.
11. to move nimbly, as the tongue in speaking.

So, I am a troll that is “singing in a full voice” about the sport. Gee, Mr. Dashingprince, I am not sure I get your language either.

Comment by David

Awwwright, you can have your opinion, which is just fine….. But you are 100% off on the offside rule…. you can’t have soccer OR a football game without an offside rule… You advocate getting rid of the offside rule in soccer, which would create chaos, yet if you apply the same to American Gridball, get rid of the offside rule, you have chaos… The receiver could just stand down by the end zone and wait for the ball to come to him, just like you want in soccer….. both need an offside rule… the difference is the offside rule moves in soccer and is lined up with the last defender, and in gridball it is the location of the football.. when the ball is snapped then the offense can cross the offside line… In soccer when the ball is kicked.. then the you can cross the offside line defined by the last defender.. Really simple.

Comment by Arthur

Someone finally explains something in soccer that I can understand. Thank you Arthur.

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