Thursday, September 6, 2007

Why Football > Football

As the American masses prepare for the renewal of NFL football, I thought this would be a good time to look at why real football (soccer for the sake of this discussion) is better than American football.

  • Soccer players play 90 minutes in well under two hours, it takes twice that long for football players to get in 60 minutes. Maybe if football players didn't need a 40 second break after each 6 second play...
  • Soccer doesn't start each play with one player putting his hands on another player's ass.
  • You actually need to be somewhat athletic to play soccer. Try to imagine this guy running up and down the pitch for 90 minutes.
  • Helmets? Soccer players don't need no stinking helmets! Well, generally speaking...
  • Michael Vick, Pacman Jones, Tank Johnson, and the Cincinnati Bengals do NOT play soccer.
  • Soccer players are committed enough to play more than once a week.
  • You can watch a soccer game without having to sit through 9,000 Peyton Manning commercials.
  • This!
Don't get me wrong here, football is okay. It just isn't as great as the American media machine wants us all to think it is. I couldn't even begin to guess that last time I sat through an entire football game (with the exception of the Texas/USC Rose Bowl) in recent years. As far as I am concerned the NFL is just a really elaborate way of generating fantasy football stats every week. And let's be honest here, fantasy football and Madden are the two best things the NFL has going for it. So while American sports media outlets bombard us with season previews and predictions this week, let's all take a second to remember that for most of the world real football season started a few weeks ago.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

u've obviously never played football. "that guy" probably runs a 4.8 40, faster than u can run i'm sure. football players wear helmets because they hit each other with tromendous impact. don't get me wrong i know soccer is rough because i've played both but there arent many sports as physically rough as football. as for the time in between plays, each 8 second play physically takes the breath away from the most conditioned athletes. soccer is a great sport but football is more than a game, for those who play it, it is life.

Anonymous said...

hey u got it right buddy, and let me tell u this, soccer is not only all that u mentioned, but it also has passion, courage and love for ur country. football is just local, and is played in only a few countries around the world. soccer is the real deal and no one can argue with that. besides to play soccer is something u can do, even without a ball, that's why almost the whole world loves it..so take it easy..p.s. and we actually do use our "foot" to play, unlike that sorry @$$ sport called...ahh whatever...

Anonymous said...

Haha that was awesome, everything you said was true, I love futbol, and you have my respect and its great that you came and showed those americans what a real sport is, very nice

Anonymous said...

Ok american football guy you have it all wrong. If you think that 8 siconds of play physically takes your breath away you need to seriously continue conditioning untill you can fun two miles in under 13 min like futballers are expected to be able to. and try running for 90 min strait without a break lets see how physically exausted you are then. let me tell you you will be 11 times more sore and 11 times more tired.

budster said...

i like to see one of your little soccer boys go head to head with ray lewis or brian urlacher and the see who needs a break

Anonymous said...

you guys r just pissed off that football is way more popular than soccer. so quit bitching and try to do something productive like recrute people to play soccer and soccer is exuahsting i know i used to play to get better foot work for football and it helped alot but a sport is a sport and its going to kick ur ass unless you consider poker a sport wich i think is bullshit that people acutly think that is a sport.

Anonymous said...

are you seriuos you honestly think that football is more popular than soccer!? thats were your dead wrong. football is only played in the US (yes i live in NY) soccer is played EVERYWHERE in the world. And why do you guys were all that protection, what scared of a bump in the head? try going for a header and then getting hit with a full on force of another guy doing the same thing. your pretty much head buting each other as hard as you can.

Anonymous said...

i dont know if you've noticed, but even with padding, football players get way more injuries than soccer players, and about a football player running for 90 minutes, they probably couldnt, but there isnt one soccer player that could suit up for a football game and not get his ass kicked

Anonymous said...

I agree with the original author: SOCCER is so much better than football. Soccer players have much more endurance, skill, speed, and passion for their game. Football makes no sense and the play is stopped about every 5 seconds so there is barely enough time to even get a real play in. Soccer is played through the world in EVERY country. If you name me one country where soccer is not played and football is played then I might agree that football is actually a sport.

Anonymous said...

''football is more than a game, for those who play it, it is life.'' Only someone completely wrapped up in something like this could think such a thing. Football is not life, it's nothing more than a game. Get it straight. ''i like to see one of your little soccer boys go head to head with ray lewis or brian urlacher and the see who needs a break'' Uh.. your completely retarded.. thats all I need to say to that one I think. ''you guys r just pissed off that football is way more popular than soccer.'' Are*, Soccer is EXTREMELY widely spread, all over the world, not just in the US. ''recrute'' Recruit* thank you. ''but there isnt one soccer player that could suit up for a football game and not get his ass kicked'' Uhm.. because the two sports are so different..? You can't go comparing them like that. ''I agree with the original author: SOCCER is so much better than football.'' Vouch.

Mac said...

You guys are completely retarded. Do any of you live in Texas? Didn't think so ever seen the movie Friday Night Lights? Didn't think so. Well I live in Texas and have lived in Texas all 16 years of my life. Football is fucking life here, it's a passion, a reason to live. Watch the movie Friday Night Lights you'll see what I'm talking about. As for Soccer players being better conditioned than Football players. Okay, they are so what? In a game of soccer football players would get killed. In a game of football soccer players would get murdered. They are both athletes and they are both sports, you can't really just say this because of the linemen, look at the runningbacks and wide recievers it's more than the fatboys up front. Pretty much everyone else on the field except for the linemen are in tip top shape. Everyone who dissed football in here is fucking retarded.

stephanie said...

your an idiot.

Loser Chris said...

I live in Texas actually. You were saying...

Nathan said...

Living in America is sad, where almost everyone thinks soccer is a "sissy" sport. Yes, not all football players are fat, but about half are. Fat soccer players? If you consider Ronaldo fat, then theres one. Also, you have to wonder why America plays football. Probably because many Americans are so obese, and cant play a real game like soccer. And if you say you like it because theres contact, thats a lame reason. A real "contact" sport is rugby; more contact, no pads. Football is wrong. Soccer is right.

jbruckner44 said...

that fat guy was the fridge and he was a really good player. if football players didnt wear helmets they'd be dead. and you have no fucking clue what kind of dedication american football players have for theyre sport. theres conditioning, training, really tough practice, and a genuine love for the game. the poeple who made up the rules are dead its not out fault we only play once a week believe me id love to play a game every other day. the entire world wants to talk shit about american football because it has the same name as your sport. admit it. try going one on one with a offensive lineman im sure most SOCCER players would fucking cry. and you'd realize why we prefer to have breaks afterward. footballs a way of life. not just a game. let the media do what it wants faggot wannabes play fantasy football real football players actually appreciate the pros and college games. theres a real brotherhood between teammates that no other sport could ever re-create because football is played as a team.

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