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Old 03-15-2010, 01:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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soccer is boring, football is boring, curling is boring, baseball is boring, tennis is boring, the vast majority of basketball and hockey games are boring, chess is boring, handball is boring, skiing is boring, car racing is especially boring.

but any one of these games can also be incredibly exciting if there is importance to the game and everyone is playing hard. context is crucial, and it's always fun to watch the best in the world compete if they bring it.

anything is boring when the players aren't trying, and everything is boring if it has no meaning.
so true....my kids hockey games (Tyke(6) and Novice(8) age) have been very entertaining... very intense. moreso than just about any professional event i've seen this year.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I can see how people find watching soccer boring. You have to understand it to enjoy it. But if that same person tells me that baseball has more action... I love to play it but watching in can be insanely boring.
Mehhh, rather watch Baseball, Tennis, Golf then Soccer. It has to be the most frustrating sport to watch. Every so often a player finally gets a scoring chance and kicks the ball 10 feet wide. No thanks.
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so true....my kids hockey games (Tyke(6) and Novice(8) age) have been very entertaining... very intense. moreso than just about any professional event i've seen this year.
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Mehhh, rather watch Baseball, Tennis, Golf then Soccer. It has to be the most frustrating sport to watch. Every so often a player finally gets a scoring chance and kicks the ball 10 feet wide. No thanks.
there is more to sports than scoring opportunities.
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what soccer are you watching jeffb? MLS?
there are better leagues, like the EPL, it also helps if you have a team to root for
some leagues are better than others (EPL>Serie A), certain matches or tournaments
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there is more to sports than scoring opportunities.
Of course there is. But sorry, i don't enjoy watching a bunch of grown men kicking a ball back and fourth on an oversized field and never getting anywhere then dive all over place like they've been shot to try and get an edge. And yes, on top of that see each team get 3 shots on goal.
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Of course there is. But sorry, i don't enjoy watching a bunch of grown men kicking a ball back and fourth on an oversized field and never getting anywhere then dive all over place like they've been shot to try and get an edge. And yes, on top of that see each team get 3 shots on goal.
if that's what you think soccer is you are...... not correct......

again, there is more to sports than scoring opportunities.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
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what soccer are you watching jeffb? MLS?
there are better leagues, like the EPL, it also helps if you have a team to root for
some leagues are better than other, certain matches or tournaments
No, when i lived in Ottawa i had a roomate that loved soccer (she was Irish), anyway i sat down a couple times with her to watch Euro soccer. Suffice it say i was bored to tears. And it reafirmed to me that i hate soccer.
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really depends on the league
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if that's what you think soccer is you are...... not correct......

again, there is more to sports than scoring opportunities.
Sure, but not every sport is for evryone. I hate soccer and have always hated soccer. I know very few people that like soccer in the slightest. We like what we like. Shit, i know people that find Basketball boring, find Hockey boring and find baseball boring. All for varying reasons.

I love baseball and it's obviously not because of "scoring chances".
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really depends on the league
I think one of the games was Manchester United vs ?
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Im someone that watches all sports, I don't shut out anything
I watched sports I thought were boring like curling and 20/20 cricket (if anyone knows what that is)
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Sure, but not every sport is for evryone. I hate soccer and have always hated soccer. I know very few people that like soccer in the slightest. We like what we like. Shit, i know people that find Basketball boring, find Hockey boring and find baseball boring. All for varying reasons.

I love baseball and it's obviously not because of "scoring chances".
'i hate it because of always hated it' doesn't mean you will always hate it. closing oneself off from enjoying something and being sure you will never like it kills any chance for an individual to change over time. how is any person able to grow if they are already sure what they will always hate?
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It's really about the length of time between the chances. In baseball, each pitch is a possible play. In basketball, you get to see your team run a play every 20 seconds, or defend, etc. In hockey, it's quick enough end to end, that you're going to see something. I've watched soccer games where the ball's at midfield - back and forth - for way too long. And then it's out of bounds. Dude tosses it back in, and it's kicked out of bounds again. Gah.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:04 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Watching 6yr olds is very intense, even moreso then almost any professional sporting event you've seen this year? I know they're your kids, which is great, but come on. No offense, but i find that hard to believe.
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Jeff I get it, it's not for you.

I think you're making silly statements (a goal the size of a house etc.) but whatever. Personally, I'd like to see you either:

a. with a defender on you, willing to take out your knees if need be, come rushing in, keeping control of the ball and then trying to beat a keeper who is cutting the angle on you. you'll then understand why some miss and why some strikers are adored.

b. stand 30-40 yards out and try to hit the target with either a laser that hits your mark or a beautiful touch where the ball curves just out of the reaches of the keeper.

Once you do those two things I'll appreciate your comments.

If anything, I'd argue footy is and always has been a gigantic chess match where simply shooting the ball at the net does no good because the keeper will be able to get to it 99% of the time (this isn't house league). It's all about creating for your teammate and getting them the opportunity to finish. The beginning is just as important as the end.

Many North Americans are too obsessed with the end product.
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Watching 6yr olds is very intense, even moreso then almost any professional sporting event you've seen this year? I know they're your kids, which is great, but come on. No offense, but i find that hard to believe.
it's true.... and i said it to underscore the point that was being made..... as a spectator, any sporting event where you care about the outcome is better than any sporting event, no matter how important or elite, where you don't.
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'i hate it because of always hated it' doesn't mean you will always hate it. closing oneself off from enjoying something and being sure you will never like it kills any chance for an individual to change over time. how is any person able to grow if they are already sure what they will always hate?
How does one grow? I think you over analyze things. Why would i try to force myself to like something i've hated for 30+ years just in case i might by some chance grow, since it's doubtful that all of a sudden i'm gonna become some big soccer fan after hating it my whole life?
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1 things thats better in soccer compared to all other sports
no in game commercials
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