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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:29 PM

I'm getting to like soccer more and more.

Typical NFL Guy ( NY Giants)...

The one thing I would say.. Too many stops in play when a team is attacking inside of 50 yds. Perhaps loosening up on some of the rules could fix this.. Make it a higher scoring game.

Thank You Very Much for Reading.
From an NFL Fan.. who knows nothing about soccer.
but starting to enjoy it..

I enjoy women's soccer as much as mens.. But I don't enjoy Woman's Basketball as much as mens. Why?

Oh and 1 last thing.. I really hate the feigning of injuries.. Reminds me of wrestling

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Reply I'm getting to like soccer more and more. (Original post)
busterbrown Jun 2019 OP
TreasonousBastard Jun 2019 #1
mcar Jun 2019 #2
phylny Jun 2019 #3
malaise Jun 2019 #4
busterbrown Jun 2019 #22
3catwoman3 Jun 2019 #5
mitch96 Jun 2019 #6
Blue_true Jun 2019 #7
busterbrown Jun 2019 #17
busterbrown Jun 2019 #23
USALiberal Jun 2019 #8
Codeine Jun 2019 #9
USALiberal Jun 2019 #12
Codeine Jun 2019 #14
busterbrown Jun 2019 #18
GulfCoast66 Jun 2019 #13
WiffenPoof Jun 2019 #10
USALiberal Jun 2019 #11
GulfCoast66 Jun 2019 #15
malaise Jun 2019 #32
Codeine Jun 2019 #16
busterbrown Jun 2019 #19
busterbrown Jun 2019 #24
retread Jun 2019 #20
Codeine Jun 2019 #21
busterbrown Jun 2019 #25
alfredo Jun 2019 #27
busterbrown Jun 2019 #31
Codeine Jun 2019 #30
malaise Jun 2019 #33
Codeine Jun 2019 #34
malaise Jun 2019 #35
alfredo Jun 2019 #26
busterbrown Jun 2019 #28
BSdetect Jun 2019 #29

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:39 PM

1. Just a guess, but the larger size of men in BB makes it more exciting...

but size is not nearly as important in soccer. Soccer's large field better shows the beauty of individual plays, and women are the equal of men in executing those plays.

Does this mean women's teams should play men's teams? Probably not, because at the end of the day strength and speed still mean something.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:42 PM

2. My kids played soccer

and I grew to love it. I can't watch football anymore with the constant commercials.

IMHO, the women flop way less than the men, although both France and Brazil are making a good try at it.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:45 PM

3. Our three daughters played soccer, the younger two were very good, but not good enough

for college. Just good. I learned to love watching. I'm very much enjoying the USWNT and have for many years. The biggest kick I'm getting out of this World Cup is my 92-year-old father has just discovered soccer - he loves watching almost all sports, but women's soccer is new. He can't wait for the next game

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:51 PM

4. Nice game with France v Brazil

The Euro teams are looking good so far this WC

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:42 PM

22. I'm for France to beat the USA!USA!USA.. I'm so sick of this cheer..

Always also underdog fan!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:18 PM

5. Welcome aboard!

Always happy to greet a new fan of The Beautiful Game.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:56 PM

6. "I really hate the feigning of injuries"

AKA, the flop... The men's teams are the worst.. Roll around like you just got a length of rebar up your butt just to make the ref think the other guy really did something. Then get up like nothing happened.. Woman's teams don't do it as much...
I don't understand soccer but it's fun to watch world cup.. GO USA!!
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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:45 PM

7. You have to actually play soccer to truly enjoy and understand it.

I did not understand it until I started playing it in college.

One change that I would like to see is a holding or tripping penalty be accessed when a defender holds an attacker that is about to break away from him or her within a certain distance of the defender's goal. For a hold inside the penalty box, it would be a penalty shot, I believe now the defender has to take the attacker down inside the box for a penalty shot to be awarded. For a hold or trip of a breaking away attacker outside the box in the defender's side of the field, the fouled team should get a corner kick.

I think assessing holding and tripping penalties will produce more goals and make watching game more exciting when skilled dribblers are playing.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:49 AM

17. Makes Sense..

but I gotta tell ya... Once you start changing the rules after so many years..It's almost impossible to keep the game flowing.. Too many infractions for refs to look for...

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:46 PM

23. I agree.. though the last thing I want to see...

Is continuous stops in play.. But you make a good point!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:03 PM

8. Offsides seems stupid to me! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:10 PM

9. The offside rule

prevents the attacking team just posting a player up at goal for the whole game. Itís an essential rule and can be exciting element of strategy for the defending side to catch an unwary attacker out with an offside trap.

Itís a rule that seems goofy or arcane at first, but then you begin to see the game benefits greatly from it.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:17 PM

12. Let someone run to the goal if they want. Defense follows them. Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:19 PM

14. And now we have multiple people

standing around the goal away from play.

The rule works and exists for a reason.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:50 AM

18. Yep.. Offsides is essential in the NFL..

a half of second is huge in sports today!

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:18 PM

13. Hockey uses the same rule in a way.

It prevents a team from leaving their best striker alone waiting for a long kick and is really important.

I have been watching more soccer over the past 6 years and really enjoy it. Better than football and I love college football.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:11 PM

10. Not enough...

Offense

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:16 PM

11. I agree any sport that ends in 0-0 is not a real sport. Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:21 PM

15. I can respect not enjoying it.

But calling the most popular sport on the planet Ďnot a sportí is just astounding.

But as in all areas, honorable people can disagree.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 04:14 PM

32. Huh?

Leave our beautiful football alone - at least we use our feet

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:33 PM

16. World Cup soccer can often produce

overly-defensive play. The sport is best enjoyed when youíre watching league play. Also, increased familiarity with the flow of play can reveal offensive movement where you may not initially recognize it. There are hidden layers in The Beautiful Game.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:52 AM

19. That will never change.. It's soccer!

But I'm slowly but surely beginning to understand and im enjoying it!

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:49 PM

24. There are a lot of fantastic rushes....

Throughout the game.. Just not enough goals.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:55 AM

20. I find the lengths of soccer games extremely confusing. My limited understanding is NO CLOCK, 90

minutes(ha!), extra time added to each period, only one person in the entire stadium knows the"magic" number and it seems to be kind of arbitrary.

Length of overtime decided by the 2 teams and referee.

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Response to retread (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:16 AM

21. There is a clock,

and the first official keeps track of time play has stopped in each half and adds it on at the end as stoppage time. He indicates the time added to a sideline official who displays that time on a digital panel for the teams, crowd, and television audience. Ultimately the official time is the time on his watch, but it matches up to the scoreboard/screen clock very closely.

This system is slightly arbitrary, but itís usually a pretty accurate assessment of time spent dealing with penalties, goal celebrations, and injuries. Officials at a high level of play know their game and get straightforward things like stoppage time right far more often than not.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:55 PM

25. Thanks for that.

I'm sure football rules absolutely mystify those who do not follow it.. The biggest aspect of the game and the most important.. Is the 4 downs concept.. My wife still doesn't get it...but thats because she's not that interested..

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:16 PM

27. You have four tries to advance the ball at least 10 yards.

American Football

If you are at your 4th try, you can either try to gain the yards, or kick the ball to the opposing team. If you are close to the goal line you can try to kick the ball between the uprights. If you get it, you ge three points. If not, you are sacrificed to an angry god.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:36 PM

31. Yea I'm a big fan..Played High School Football.

Was on an undefeated team on Long Island.
My post was about how hard it is to explain the 4 down to people who do not follow the game at all.
This especially happens when I'm in Europe talking sports...

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:22 PM

30. American football is definitely confusing.

If I paid attention and watched it Iím sure Iíd figure it out easily enough, but as a casual observer itís fairly arcane. Not cricket-level arcane, of course.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 04:35 PM

33. Cricket is fabulous

and so is football.

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Response to malaise (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 04:39 PM

34. I think I needed to be exposed to it younger.

I tried watching some videos of cricket (NZ vs India maybe?) and I was just completely baffled. I know thereís got to be a good game in there because itís the second-most popular sport on the planet but it made me feel outright dumb.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 04:46 PM

35. It's easier to learn than you think

although I grew up around cricket.
It's shocking how many of our youngsters don't understand cricket because there is very little free to air these days. You shouldn't feel bad. We ruled the world for fifteen years and now most of our cricketers are mercenaries across the globe.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:10 PM

26. Out of the hour of playing time football players only play something like 15 minutes

The France-Brazil match was one hell of a good game. They played so hard they were staggering from fatigue.
The US-Spain match likewise. We won on penalty kicks by Rapino.

The US-France game should be a real barn burner.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:20 PM

28. Wow.. Just read this..

It seems huge to me.. just another example of how so many things are fucked up in our world.. A huge part about this article.. amplifies the fact of how under-developed Countries are not prepared for events like this, consequently they make bad mistakes concerning lack of proper conduct skills and lack of playing skills. I think this was the jest of the below link. Am I correct?

https://thinkprogress.org/african-world-cup-teams-stereotypes-a60af985ae46/

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:21 PM

29. If you never actually played you may not grasp the game fully.

Scoring lots of goals can happen now and then but its often due to an imbalance of talent,

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