Why I love the game.. Respect to all the Hockey, Rugby and Football players out there. (If I put some text I found over some picture I found is it OC?). Soccer
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#23 - pappathethird (06/07/2013) [-]
Though I agree football is a pussy sport with a lot of faking and such, I feel I have to point out, that some of the worst sports injuries are to be found in football (yes, soccer). Football is one of the only games you play with the feet. Since you focus so much on the ground, you're much more vulnerable. If one player decides to just 			****		 up another player in football, his guard will most likely be totally down, unlike hockey or american football where you're always prepared for contact. Also, players go from standing almost still to running at top speed in a very short time. This ever changing pace of football, makes it a lot easier to get injuries to your knees and such. All grown up men in my country have 			******		 up knees, shins and feet cause they played football when they were young.
Though I agree football is a pussy sport with a lot of faking and such, I feel I have to point out, that some of the worst sports injuries are to be found in football (yes, soccer). Football is one of the only games you play with the feet. Since you focus so much on the ground, you're much more vulnerable. If one player decides to just **** up another player in football, his guard will most likely be totally down, unlike hockey or american football where you're always prepared for contact. Also, players go from standing almost still to running at top speed in a very short time. This ever changing pace of football, makes it a lot easier to get injuries to your knees and such. All grown up men in my country have ****** up knees, shins and feet cause they played football when they were young.
#24 to #23 - beerholder (06/07/2013) [-]
I fully agree with you, but I made this post in the general lines of how players behave. Football players aren't trained to take hits on the shins, it's a nonsense. So it's understandable that they hurt much more than a rugby player being knocked back, which for them is usual. However, this post was aimed at how soccer players cheat their injuries to obtain benefits like penalties, fouls or just pushing the clock. It's a thing that revolves around the honor and respect for the sport you play. Rugby is a fight. And even when they experience physical pain, they still want to be on the field even when the refs or concussion medics carry them off. It's their desire to be part of that experience. It's the drive that doesn't stop. It's this passion that I admire in every sport where it occurs, hence the title of the sport. It sometimes happens in football too, but it's so rare, I can't remember when I last seen it.
#25 to #24 - pappathethird (06/07/2013) [-]
Remember this guy? His team was playing a champions league game against Real Madrid. They were clearly the underdogs and got their ases kicked. This guy almost lost a tooth in a heading duel (or whatever you call it in english). Instead of leaving the game, even just for five minutes, he yanked out the tooth, threw it on the ground (i'm an adult) and went straight back on pitch. The medics tried to convince him to leave the field and started looking for his tooth in the grass but he kept on playing.
Not saying this is the standard, just a great example of passion
#68 to #25 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
I fail to see what is so impressive about that. I know teenagers that would do that if the refs let them.
User avatar #70 to #68 - pappathethird (06/07/2013) [-]
Well, he's losing his tooth for good, remember that. Instead of perhaps leaving the game to get it fixed while it could still be saved.
User avatar #62 to #25 - Kadzait (06/07/2013) [-]
Oh yeah, League? What champion was he playing?
#32 to #24 - steininja (06/07/2013) [-]
A key difference is that feigning an injury won't benefit you in hockey, rugby, american football etc... If it did they would dive as much as football players
#122 to #23 - newall ONLINE (06/07/2013) [-]
Aussie rules, and rugby have both had injuries resulting in deaths, multiple times.

Football has not.

(but that one guy did have a massive coronary mid-game...)
User avatar #144 to #122 - fukkendragonite (06/07/2013) [-]
Professional football has had injuries that have killed people.

And there have been many mid-game cardiac arrest deaths, not just "that one"
#152 to #23 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
*professional football. Regular football players aren't gay like Cristiano faknaldo. And rugby players are like boxers, no brains left in the noggin.
#189 to #23 - jakeharman (06/07/2013) [-]
You dont know where hits are coming in american football
#199 to #23 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
"american" football is the only real football
#208 to #23 - donutcaptin (06/07/2013) [-]
that's cute and all, but running injuries to not compare to rugby injuries.
User avatar #30 to #23 - admiralen ONLINE (06/07/2013) [-]
hate the video, but still stands what it is, all sports can be dangerous

www.youtube.com/watch?v=42klb5HjvBk
User avatar #49 to #23 - thecakeislegit (06/07/2013) [-]
My dad has a ****** up shin because when he used to ride BMX for a local league he had the high-grip spikey pedals and that came around a lot as he was doing flips and such and dented his shins a lot. And ****** up knee because he crashed a motor cycle and bent it forward.

In case anyone was wondering.
User avatar #111 to #23 - rainbowrush ONLINE (06/07/2013) [-]
Have some funny injuries: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxQJdB-EKwo
User avatar #186 to #23 - thesinful (06/07/2013) [-]
Well, football (soccer for the Americans) is the only sport (to my knowledge) where one team won on account of the entire other team being struck by lightning and killed. Apparently, Zeus had a bet on the game.
User avatar #37 to #23 - GEARBOY (06/07/2013) [-]
I heard cheerleading was pretty dangerous...
#73 to #37 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
Yeah, the biggest injury is when people beat the **** out of you for being a guy.


IJK[
#80 to #37 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
In 2011, there were about 37,000 U.S. emergency room visits for cheerleading injuries among girls and women aged 6-22, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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#161 to #23 - theprocrastibator ONLINE (06/07/2013) [-]
This is the only soccer related thing that I have.
This is the only soccer related thing that I have.
#75 - liquidvoodoo (06/07/2013) [-]
Football Z
Football Z
User avatar #207 to #75 - qubot (06/07/2013) [-]
that fight tool 24 episode to complete
#16 - Himura (06/07/2013) [-]
#99 to #16 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
Walk it off.
#158 to #69 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
You made my day w that. Fkin tears over here.
#71 - Generation (06/07/2013) [-]
*hockey players....
User avatar #138 to #71 - niklamacz (06/07/2013) [-]
For those who don't know who this ************ is... It's Greg Campbell, he stayed on the ice even though he has his leg broken and played for almost a whole minute to help his team yesterday
#110 - theshadowed ONLINE (06/07/2013) [-]
This is a joke I mean no offence
#142 to #110 - casadue (06/07/2013) [-]
... and the last flag is the Italian one, like at the six nations... dayum wooden spoon..
User avatar #61 - biomedic (06/07/2013) [-]
Can we all stop trying one up each other and just enjoy all sports? They're all entertaining in their own ways. Except women's football... **** women's football.
#162 to #61 - qotsa (06/07/2013) [-]
oh my god you are so right. i love football and i can watch nearly every sport. but woman's football is just, i don't know, i can't watch it.
oh my god you are so right. i love football and i can watch nearly every sport. but woman's football is just, i don't know, i can't watch it.
#7 - John Cena (06/06/2013) [-]
[url deleted] I give you "bloodgate".
#190 - lolfire (06/07/2013) [-]
Rugby players chew fake blood capsules to get subbed when they've already hit their sub limit.    
   
   
Now Hurling.... You don't 			****		 around when it comes to hurling.
Rugby players chew fake blood capsules to get subbed when they've already hit their sub limit.


Now Hurling.... You don't **** around when it comes to hurling.
#54 - prominant (06/07/2013) [-]
Tell me, how does it benefit a rugby player if they're injured? If a football player fakes an injury, they get a freekick.
User avatar #64 to #54 - namnori (06/07/2013) [-]
They pretend to be fine so they don't get sent off... They want to play. Soccer players faking injuries to get a free kick is one of the most disgusting game tactics in my opinion.
#65 to #64 - prominant (06/07/2013) [-]
Precisely, so there is no benefit to showing your injuries in rugby so why would they fake an injury? It's comparing almost two opposites in that case, and regardless of what you think it still provides an advantage and that's why they do it.
User avatar #67 to #65 - namnori (06/07/2013) [-]
Fair enough
#41 - niggagary (06/07/2013) [-]
Not trying to diss Football, Hockey or Rugby or anything, but there is a very high level of skill that goes into playing soccer. You've got to be fast while being gentle with the ball, not to mention very accurate and precise. You have to balance force to where your kick is strong, but not too strong, fast but not too fast, all these different factors.   
   
But really, Ronaldo acts like a little bitch
Not trying to diss Football, Hockey or Rugby or anything, but there is a very high level of skill that goes into playing soccer. You've got to be fast while being gentle with the ball, not to mention very accurate and precise. You have to balance force to where your kick is strong, but not too strong, fast but not too fast, all these different factors.

But really, Ronaldo acts like a little bitch
User avatar #105 to #41 - anonycunt (06/07/2013) [-]
Ehem, you mean messi*
#191 to #41 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
That describes hockey pretty well.
#242 to #41 - daniraldo (06/08/2013) [-]
Yes, you need to be very gentle with the ball...

www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2012/09/goalie/
#58 to #41 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
Skill does not equal level of toughness. Out of context.
#59 to #58 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
he wasn't arguing that. He was not equating skill to hardiness, and made that very clear.
#119 - screamingcabbage (06/07/2013) [-]
Thumb me down if you may but its pretty ******* retarded to keep on playing without seeking medical attention if you are clearly badly bleeding , even if you have a broken nose.
It really doesn't make Rugby players look badass, they just look like idiots.
#123 to #119 - funnyjunkyeahyeah (06/07/2013) [-]
The guy in the pic is not "badly bleeding"
User avatar #126 to #123 - screamingcabbage (06/07/2013) [-]
Well, if you consider your whole face covered in blood not bad that I don't know what is
#133 to #126 - beerholder (06/07/2013) [-]
'tis but a scratch
'tis but a scratch
#128 to #126 - funnyjunkyeahyeah (06/07/2013) [-]
Yeah sure it looks bad, but think of it from a macroscopic view. How much blood is that little splash on his face compared to his entire body? Quite literally a drop in the bucket. The worst symptom he would be experiencing is impaired vision if any of it got in front of his eye.
#151 to #119 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
1, that's not bleeding badly.
2, it's more about if you're a better player than the sub, you take one from the team and try to keep going especially if it's something like a broken nose that doesn't affect performance.
3, unless it's a really really badly broken nose or a huge gash, you won't actually get medical attention outside of some paper towels and a sink.
4, badass is an opinion and some women do like manly men
I conclude that you don't play sport and that you have little to no experience with injuries if you think that's badly bleeding
#168 - tacogrenade (06/07/2013) [-]
OH boy this shiit again.. fire up the SAME 			****		 storm fj always makes....
OH boy this shiit again.. fire up the SAME **** storm fj always makes....
#5 - bamboole (06/06/2013) [-]
I never pretended I'm injured...!
User avatar #22 to #5 - pappathethird (06/07/2013) [-]
That joke is as old as 'bieber is a girl' and 'sjp is a horse'. He has matured since. He hasn't faked for 3 years or so. So shut the **** up and watch some football
#117 to #5 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
do you play professional footbal? or just kid footbal?
User avatar #21 to #5 - siriuswolf (06/07/2013) [-]
He's an embarrassment for my country.
User avatar #246 to #21 - seapuss (06/09/2013) [-]
Ronaldo is one of the best if not the best player
He's one of the biggest reasons your national side is doing so wel
#118 to #21 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
He's the reason why your country is famous.
User avatar #104 to #21 - anonycunt (06/07/2013) [-]
Christiano Ronaldo is GOD !!!!!!!! iHalla Madrid !
User avatar #170 to #21 - suckmyfatcock (06/07/2013) [-]
a portugese hatin ronaldo? impossibulz!!1!

Stop thinking you're special
User avatar #171 to #170 - siriuswolf (06/07/2013) [-]
How did I imply that I'm "special"?
User avatar #174 to #171 - suckmyfatcock (06/07/2013) [-]
Check #21 to #5
User avatar #177 to #174 - siriuswolf (06/07/2013) [-]
I was stating my opinion, not implying I was special.
If I did, then I didn't mean it that way.
User avatar #141 to #21 - lmOldGreg (06/07/2013) [-]
One of the best players in the world is an embarrassment to your country?

**** .
User avatar #204 to #21 - sefyu (06/07/2013) [-]
One of the best soccer players in the world is an embarrassment for your country? ayyyyyyyyyyye
#194 to #21 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
Ronaldo is an embarrassment for Portugal? he does dive, but he is considered to be one of the two best players in the world.
User avatar #182 to #21 - professorburch (06/07/2013) [-]
He's also one of the greatest players in the world.
User avatar #183 to #182 - siriuswolf (06/07/2013) [-]
I agree with that, I just meant that he's unsportsmanlike.
User avatar #185 to #183 - professorburch (06/07/2013) [-]
Oh I totally agree with that. He's an amazing player, but he's not mature in the least.
User avatar #187 to #185 - siriuswolf (06/07/2013) [-]
Exactly.
Simple misunderstanding.
User avatar #147 to #21 - NovermberFoxtrot (06/07/2013) [-]
yes he's an embarrassment when he's the second best player in the world right now
-_-
User avatar #166 to #147 - siriuswolf (06/07/2013) [-]
I don't mean that he's an embarrassment as in "he's a bad player", I mean that he's incredibly unsportsmanlike.
He is, obviously, a good player.
User avatar #108 to #21 - taye (06/07/2013) [-]
you ignorant piece of **** , your country should be kissing Ronaldo's feet you ungrateful bag of poop
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User avatar #2 - kilaniization (06/06/2013) [-]
Basketball players try to play the penalty game too.
#3 to #2 - beerholder (06/06/2013) [-]
forcing opponents to commit fouls is one thing, but whining like a bitch on the pitch for two minutes is another thing...

he, that rhymed.
User avatar #12 to #3 - themonstertwinkie (06/07/2013) [-]
>implying all soccer players whine
#14 to #12 - beerholder (06/07/2013) [-]
Not all, only the best in the world. You know, the role models for all the young aspiring players.
User avatar #4 - samthediv ONLINE (06/06/2013) [-]
Real men play the manliest of sports, polo.
User avatar #77 - dorgan (06/07/2013) [-]
Paddy wallace, Showing That Irish are the toughest Bastards out there
#181 - skankmaster (06/07/2013) [-]
Respect goes out to all the tough athletes out there. But this ************ , this ************ here broke his leg and still finished the shift, fighting off one of the most dangerous power play teams in hockey. Hats off to you Gregory Campbell you tough ****** you.
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#188 to #181 - bobfuckinross (06/07/2013) [-]
proud to be a ******* bruins fan

my reaction to that game
User avatar #212 to #188 - raxmus (06/07/2013) [-]
Bro, me and you should get married.
#33 - ForShizzleMyNizzle (06/07/2013) [-]
Manu 			*******		 Tuilagi
Manu ******* Tuilagi
User avatar #145 to #33 - kiezash (06/07/2013) [-]
What a ******* TANK.
#10 - sourcer (06/07/2013) [-]
comparing a collision sport with a contact sport ...

Even though it's quite a "low" way to win ... gaining ball control simply by pretending to be hurt is pretty handy ...
In rugby that ain't gonna happen so why would they bother if they ain't got anything to gain with it ...

next thing we'll see a comparison between a boxer and a tennisplayer?
#11 to #10 - beerholder (06/07/2013) [-]
Sports are different, but have aspects that can be compared. In this case, it isn't about the game advantage players could get by faking injury, it's about the devotion and willingness to play the sport.
User avatar #13 to #11 - Shramin (06/07/2013) [-]
There are football players who play regardless of injury as well.

Just because we can see the loud ones doesn't mean the quiet ones don't exist.
#17 to #13 - beerholder (06/07/2013) [-]
see comment #14
User avatar #149 to #17 - Shramin (06/07/2013) [-]
Where you point out the ones that are loud again?
User avatar #18 to #13 - internetrage (06/07/2013) [-]
unfortunately if someone fouls you in the box and you stumble but stay on your feet you are unlikely to get a penalty. y'know, cause the refs are a bunch of ******* boneheads
User avatar #150 to #18 - Shramin (06/07/2013) [-]
Depends on the refs, there is a reason some refs are known as "worlds best"
#26 to #11 - John Cena (06/07/2013) [-]
See, I think you misunderstand. He got the point perfectly. He is just explaining why the point is wrong. They are devoted to the sport. More importantly the football players are devoted to the team and do things to benefit the team. Faking an injury benefits the team. If you are going to play a team sport and not help the team then you sir are, in fact, a faggot.
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