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#107 - sloot (05/14/2013) [-]
My question to the soccer fans is their weak ass defense that Soccer is great because it is the most popular sport around the world... Especially people on FJ should know that most things that are popular are just terrible... Rihanna is one of the most popular artists of all time, is she good or talented? no... she appeals to the lowest common denominator of music listeners and sells records. The same can be applied to soccer. It is an easy sport with little to no money needed to play, any one can afford to play, and it appeals to the lowest common denominator of people around the world... Soccer isn't the best sport. It is the most accessible sport...

User avatar #129 to #107 - fuzzyballs (05/14/2013) [-]
accessible is good
almost everyone can play it, and almost everyone can enjoy it
all you need is a ball and some junk to form makeshift goals
#130 to #129 - sloot (05/14/2013) [-]
jump roping is also very accessible but people don't defend it to the death... I understand it is nice that anyone can play. im just saying popularity should never be what determines if something is a good sport or "skillful"
User avatar #116 to #107 - chrystof (05/14/2013) [-]
The fact that it's incredibly cheap to play is what makes it the best in the world. Any kid from the poorest family in the world can dream of following his dream to become the best in the world and doing it for a living. It also makes the competition to become a lot harder due to the amount of people all chasing the same dream. The most accessible sport? Yes. Best sport in the world? Let the world decide that
#118 to #116 - sloot (05/14/2013) [-]
As humans we have evolved just about everything in our lives to become more efficient. Any poor person can walk, but if that person had access to a car wouldn't they rather drive to their destination? I'm just saying... many other sports have evolved into more strategic, physically demanding, skillful and more entertaining substitutes to soccer. That is why I don't understand why soccer is the "best" sport around the world.
User avatar #119 to #118 - chrystof (05/14/2013) [-]
So your saying doesn't have any skillful, physical and strategic aspects to it?
#125 to #119 - sloot (05/14/2013) [-]
no, every sport is different. Even golf takes a tremendous amount of skill in it's own way. I am just saying... if you matched up the 5 most athletic players in the NFL (probably corners) and put them head to head against the top 5 soccer players in the world and told them to compete at various sports against each other the NFL players would win hands down. Then add a full contact, high intensity, chess match of a sport to the most equally distributed athletic men in the world (speed, strength, endurance, power, ability to take hits, foot work...ETC) it creates for a much more interesting/ skilled sporting event. Not many countries has the ability to breed monsters like Trent Richardson who is 5'9'' 230 lbs who can bench 475 lbs, squat 600lbs and still run a 40 yard dash in 4.45 seconds...
User avatar #128 to #125 - chrystof (05/14/2013) [-]
But that's because football(soccer as you call it) favors the tall lean players like ronaldo for example of the small technical players. There are plenty of players that could easily deal with the physical aspects of NFL just look at a team like man city who alone have about 4 or 5 players who physically fit the bill for the sport. And you said american football needs endurance? If that's so then why do they stop and have a break every ten seconds?
#132 to #128 - sloot (05/14/2013) [-]
That is how the sport works. Every ten seconds your coach serves a purpose and is playing a chess match with the other coach on the opposite sideline. The team with best plays per game average in the NFL is the Pats who average about 70 plays a game. So the pats coach (Belichick) has to try and call a better play and outsmart the opposing coach 70 times a game... you soccer fans insult American Football without understanding just why there needs to be breaks between plays... Every time progress is stopped both sides of the ball are changing their strategies and formations... on the outside looking in Im sure it just looks like a big huddle and the exact same thing happens every time, that is so far from the truth...
User avatar #133 to #132 - chrystof (05/14/2013) [-]
But that's exactly what managers do in football (soccer) except they have to make the changes during the game and make sure the players are receiving the message. And in no way am I trying to say american football is a bad sport, I do enjoy watching it but there's a reason why only one country plays it...
#134 to #133 - sloot (05/14/2013) [-]
Actually there are currently 8 countries around the world with pro "american" football leagues...
User avatar #135 to #134 - chrystof (05/14/2013) [-]
There are 4 professional football (soccer) leagues in England alone
#136 to #135 - sloot (05/14/2013) [-]
As I said before popularity doesn't mean quality... Ke$a's abortion of a song Tick Tock is one of the most popular, highly purchased singles in history around the world... Does that make that song better than the beatles? i hope you would say no...(Tick Tock also sold more albums than any beatles single ever did). Pretty much "lots of people play soccer" is the only defense you have given me as to why soccer is the best sport in the world. Oh and it is cheap and anyone can play
User avatar #137 to #136 - chrystof (05/14/2013) [-]
You can't compare music sales from the 60s to ones since the internet and MTV has existed as to why the most popular sport in the world isn't the best. And if the best reason you can give me as to why american football is the best is because it's similar to chess, why not just play chess?
User avatar #115 to #107 - huszti (05/14/2013) [-]
i enjoy playing & watching football. why is that a problem?
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