Skip to comments.Why Soccer Is Better Than Football
Posted on 05/18/2012 2:47:30 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
LONDONWords can barely describe the jaw-dropping season finale staged by England's Premier League last weekend, but that didn't stop every pundit, Twitter wag and pub crawler in Britain from searching many beers into Sunday night for new ways to say "best season ever."
The day started at 3 p.m. with seven of the league's 20 teams still playing for something important: not just the championship, but also to secure berths in a prestigious Europe-wide competition and the right to stay in the Premier League at all, under rules that annually demote the weakest teams.
It wasn't settled until minutes before 5 p.m., when two improbable late goals delivered Manchester Citythe world's only underdog lavishly bankrolled by an Abu Dhabi sheikits first title since the late 1960s. Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher described the feeling that swelled up in City supporters when he told the BBC: "I just swore a lot. I cried, I cried like a baby." Celebrating in a Santiago, Chile, bar, he "may have tried" to rip a TV off the wall.
Observing the mayhem from my usual perch at the Gunmakers pub in London's Marylebone, I left the television undisturbed, but marked a personal milestone of my own: I've made the switch from American football to real football. After years of trying to sneak away from the National Football Leaguewith its weaponized linemen, bounty-hunting defenses and periodic bursts of action to break up the commercialsI am finally, completely finished with it. You may be ready for some football, but I'm so bored with the NFL.
As an American, this puts me at loggerheads not just with my countrymenthis year's Super Bowl was the most watched program in U.S. historybut also my colleague and boss, Wall Street Journal deputy editor in chief Gerard Baker.
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Soccer European Football Is Better Than American Football
The author’s name is Bruce.....whaddya expect?
There is Football and then there is Futbol.
Soccer is incredibly boring. The writer is welcome to it.
Soccer. Most boring game ever created. Watching a Chess match is more exiting.
Hell, I’d rather watch two old men at a retirement home play checkers than watch the finale of the World Cup.
There is actually a game tomorrow MORE important than Chelsea-Bayern Munich....it’s the “Richest Game in Football” between West Ham and Blackpool to determine the final team to be promoted to the Premier League next season, it literally is worth about 100 million dollars to the winning team.
BTW, Go Bayern!
I would rather watch Sumo wrestling or Women’s LaCrosse or Curling than watch soccer.
Yes, but the street riots after the games are always quite exhilarating.
OTOH, for the vast majority of people, Soccer is a far better participation sport than football. Flag, or touch football (no contact) comes close for participation — but, it is at least as boring to watch as soccer.
I prefer baseball to either.
soccer is a hopelessly stupid little game that is so completely clueless, it doesn’t even know when it ends.
the time on the clock expires, but the game continues for some secret period of time until all of the unannounced penalty seconds tick off the REAL clock, which is apparently somewhere in the ref’s knickers.
THAT is a stupid game.
Soccer is catnip for socialists!
Soccer could be very entertaining if they would adopt three changes, allow the use of the hands, institute the forward pass and permit tackling.
Nothing like watching grown men in silk shorts prancing around so their hands won’t get cooties by touching the ball.
The EPL blows away World Cup soccer. The problem with the World Cup is that the teams are not very cohesive since they don’t play that much together, whereas in club soccer the game flows much better because of the familiarity of the players with each other.
Rugby players eat their dead!