what do you prefer between Football and soccer

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what do you prefer between Football and soccer
  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    OK, so what you're REALLY asking is: Do you like an exciting sport(American football), or a dull sport, (soccer).

    I prefer the exciting one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
      I can't get into soccer, because it's just not a "dynamic" enough game to hold my attention. Each minute of the game looks almost exactly the same to me (it just seems like a bunch of guys sprinting back and forth on the field the whole time... and nothing more). And how exciting can a sport be where such a high percentage of games end without any scoring by either team?

      To be fair, I do think that soccer has exciting "moments" (such as a successful backflip kick into the net)... but those kinds of moments are so few and far between. I can't bring myself to watch 10 soccer games just to see one exciting play. :p

      Contrast that with (American) football... which is far more "dynamic". By "dynamic", I mean that 1,000 different things can happen on each play... and the viewer never knows what that's going to be ahead of time. There's so much strategy (and even "gambling") involved from play to play, on both sides of the ball. It's a chess game between teams, in a sense. And that's what makes it far more interesting to watch, in my opinion. Not to mention... most football games end with actual points on the scoreboard. :p
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by Brandon Tanner View Post

        I can't get into soccer, because it's just not a "dynamic" enough game to hold my attention. Each minute of the game looks almost exactly the same to me (it just seems like a bunch of guys sprinting back and forth on the field the whole time... and nothing more). And how exciting can a sport be where such a high percentage of games end without any scoring by either team?

        To be fair, I do think that soccer has exciting "moments" (such as a successful backflip kick into the net)... but those kinds of moments are so few and far between. I can't bring myself to watch 10 soccer games just to see one exciting play. :p

        Contrast that with (American) football... which is far more "dynamic". By "dynamic", I mean that 1,000 different things can happen on each play... and the viewer never knows what that's going to be ahead of time. There's so much strategy (and even "gambling") involved from play to play, on both sides of the ball. It's a chess game between teams, in a sense. And that's what makes it far more interesting to watch, in my opinion. Not to mention... most football games end with actual points on the scoreboard. :p
        I politely, wholeheartedly and with the greatest respect think the exact opposite of Brandon but then again I would, wouldn't I?

        Football (or soccer), is actually much more than a game. It's what keeps people in Britain sane over winter.
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        • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
          Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

          I politely, wholeheartedly and with the greatest respect think the exact opposite of Brandon but then again I would, wouldn't I?

          Football (or soccer), is actually much more than a game. It's what keeps people in Britain sane over winter.
          Yeah, I mean no disrespect to soccer fans. I know there are FAR more soccer fans than (American) football fans, worldwide, so there must be something to it. I just don't "get" what that something is. Just my personal opinion, of course... nothing more, nothing less.

          I think a lot of it simply has to do with where you grow up, and the influences that your friends, family, etc. have on you. During most of the 90's, I lived in a town where the home team absolutely dominated college football for the entire decade (FSU). It wasn't just a "sport" in that town... it was more like a religion, lol. So it was virtually impossible for me not to become a big fan of the game during that time.

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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            Originally Posted by Brandon Tanner View Post

            Yeah, I mean no disrespect to soccer fans. I know there are FAR more soccer fans than (American) football fans, worldwide, so there must be something to it. I just don't "get" what that something is. Just my personal opinion, of course... nothing more, nothing less.
            No of course, no disrespect felt at all. I was in a round about sort of way trying to say I'm the opposite but only because I grew up here as you did there. If you'd lived where I lived and vice versa, I'd have most likely written your post and you'd have written my reply!

            It's just what we're used to and our associations with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      I enjoy watching TV when Football isn't on.

      Sometimes I prefer watching it when Soccer isn't on.

      I'm a flip-flopper.
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Hahaha

      I actually like watching all of the ball/team games.

      American Football, Aussie Rules (AFL), Rugby union and League as well as soccer.

      I love football (soccer) though and also rugby.

      American football has way too much stop start for me, too many dumb rules and is over complicated just like AFL is. A good game is a simple game and this is why soccer is the world game.

      I have also played American football, Rugby union, soccer and footy (AFL) in high school as well as soccer so can appreciate all of the different angles and arguments.

      If you have never been to a fully packed out soccer match you need to go and see the difference in the atmosphere. Especially in Europe or the UK.

      Recently we had Liverpool play the Victory here in Melbourne and a lot of my mates that have never been to a soccer game went and said it was like nothing they had ever seen in their entire lives.

      There is skill involved in all of the games, all fun to watch but there is no denying soccer is the worlds most loved game.

      p.s. American Football ain't got nothing on rugby when it comes to big hits and brawls

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      • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
        Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

        Hahaha

        I actually like watching all of the ball/team games.

        American Football, Aussie Rules (AFL), Rugby union and League as well as soccer.

        I love football (soccer) though and also rugby.

        American football has way too much stop start for me, too many dumb rules and is over complicated just like AFL is. A good game is a simple game and this is why soccer is the world game.

        I have also played American football, Rugby union, soccer and footy (AFL) in high school as well as soccer so can appreciate all of the different angles and arguments.

        If you have never been to a fully packed out soccer match you need to go and see the difference in the atmosphere. Especially in Europe or the UK.

        Recently we had Liverpool play the Victory here in Melbourne and a lot of my mates that have never been to a soccer game went and said it was like nothing they had ever seen in their entire lives.

        There is skill involved in all of the games, all fun to watch but there is no denying soccer is the worlds most loved game.

        p.s. American Football ain't got nothing on rugby when it comes to big hits and brawls

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        Soccer is a good game.

        I went to a World cup game and it was fun. - since I was eating and/or drinking most of the time but I've also been to a WWF affair and it was one of the best times I've ever had.

        The parents in my area started making fun of some of the wrestlers and the rest is history.

        After growing up with sports (football, baseball & basketball)...

        ...that can put you on the edge of your seat every 30 or so seconds it's hard for me to settle down and wait for maybe 10 or so exciting moments over a 2 hour period like what you have with soccer.

        IMHO, it's all about what you grew up with.

        American sports are more of a my turn then your turn affair while IMHO, too much of a soccer game revolves around who has control of the ball.

        But I love watching soccer highlights - great plays in any sport are a thing of beauty.


        BTW...

        I've met many non USA people who volunteered insisting that soccer is better than American sports.

        In the past I would rip into them and seriously trash soccer but now in my old age I gently say it all depends on what you grew up with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    soccer, football is a bit slow and i hate the tackles that can be dangerous.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    Well between football and soccer, I prefer a slice of pizza and a cold beer!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    If you believed my dad, soccer was a communist sport and a way for "those commie *******s" to ruin the Great American Experiment as we know it.

    Now, I'm pretty sure he just didn't want to drive me to another set of games and pratices, but dad never was fond of "commies."
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Hands down american football, every day of the week. It's the only thing that cures my insomnia.
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  • Profile picture of the author meriandelta
    I always Like Football. Its too better then soccer because in Football players take more activity with physically and mindely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Folks...

    Don't shoot the messenger!

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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Fernando, you're a badass. Glad to see you back.

      As someone who played rugby in college, I prefer playing (American) football. The following day didn't hurt as much.
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      • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
        I was just joking around.

        American football is awesome and it's petty much more interesting to watch then football - there was a video by The Simpsons making fun of football, can't remember the episode. Guys were just passing ball left and right and never tried to score a goal

        But... it's in our genetics - we love a good football game, friends around, cold beer and a barbecue. Even when it ends in a tie and no one wins.



        Dan,

        Fernando, you're a badass.
        I wish.

        Lmao!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe_Chuck
    Soccer i can sit down and watch the world cup if the USA is playing. OR maybe the finals..

    NCAA and NFL Football i can sit down and watch no matter who is playing.

    MLS i would go bananas if i was forced to watch a match
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