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PostSubject: Football vs. Soccer   Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:47 pm



Is there football in the olympics? I mean football as 'american football'?
I saw the list of sports but didn't see it there... I wonder why? :think: Maybe because America is the only one who likes it the most? lol The rest of the world likes Football (Soccer), but for some reason the United States (most of it anyway) doesn't get into it... they even have a different name for it compared to the rest of the world. Some say that they don't like it because it's boring... but I've been in a soccer team and it's not boring at all... you are constantly moving and watching, guarding, etc... it can be tiring also if you play a foward position....


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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:17 pm

I don't think American football has ever been an Olympic sport. It's played in the U.S. and Canada, and there are some European teams, but it's never enjoyed worldwide popularity in anything near the way that soccer has.

I love soccer. When it's played well, I think it's a beautiful sport to watch.
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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:38 am

come on aussie ...lol...we have a football (soccer) team in the games
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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:49 pm

I saw a documentary they had on the world cup 2006... it was really cool to watch those moments again. I was sooo happy that Italy won.

Next it's 2010 in South Africa. It'll be another crazy event. Viva Futbol! happy1



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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:04 am

Speaking of football....



I am getting all geared up for the Texas Bowl tonight!! :woohooo: Western Michigan University plays Rice tonight, at 8pm! Woo hoo!! Cheer It's playing on the 'Football Network', and both teams are 9-3. My son Brendan is marching in the band for WMU there tonight--- so exciting!! :idance: I am hoping they don't cut away to commercial at the half, so we can see the band!! Our whole family is getting together at my mom's to watch the game---should be fun!



GO BRONCOS!!



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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:01 pm

To us Brits, football IS soccer! The thing I like best about it (apart from 22 men running around in shorts batEyes ) is it's continuous. I've tried watching American Football and all that starting and stopping just wears me down! I guess it's whatever you're used to, though.




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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:04 pm

Here's what I don't get; Soccer is called football everywhere else but here, and the idea of the game is to use your feet to kick a ball into a goal without touching it with your hands, right? Makes sense.

American football; you kick it once then have to carry the little weird-shaped sucker and hope you can go 100 yards without some 400 lb dude named Refrigerator knocking you out.

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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:36 pm

So true, Larry, so true. :Hahaha:


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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:35 am

Okay, well this list shows why I love Football (Soccer)
My dad played football for 7 years on a team in El Salvador. I grew up playing street soccer with friends/cousins and played on a team in Junior High and have always loved watching the world cup games. The teams I root for are:


Okay, here is the list :P

1. Awesome fit players Love lol
Here are some of my favotire players:

Ricardo Kaka


David Beckham


Lukas Podolski


Cristiano Ronaldo


2. Game atmosphere
In soccer, there are sections of fans called hooligans. These groups of like-minded ladies and gentlemen cheer their team on with outrageous enthusiasm. Often times they will have cannons, smoke flares, and drums. But the one thing that soccer fans do that really differentiates them from other fans is sing their teamís chants. It creates an intimate moment between the fans as they come together as a single, strong voice, to cheer their guys on to victory.







3. The skills some players have and the freestyle tricks!




4. For soccer, all you need is a ball and a patch of dirt
Soccer is the purest of sports because all you need is a ball. Sure, some grass or a flat piece of land helps, but itís not necessarily a requirement. Just ask the kids in South America who play everyday on the streets. Soccer is as pure as sports get. You donít need pads, you donít need any equipment, you donít need specialized fields, or anything else. You donít even need shoes. All that is required is the ball, and maybe some imagination. You can use a lot of different things for a goal, such as trash cans, shoes, other soccer balls, bags, stairs, or anything else that you can find. The fields don't even require symmetry. You play for the sake of playing. And thatís why soccer is such a wonderful sport - because a game can spontaneously erupt based on the want to play.



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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:28 pm

So yesterday was the Gold Cup match and it was between USA and Mexico, the game was held here in New York.
It was a nightmare for the US... they lost 5 to 0. I mean.... .... I just don't know what to say... Huh?

The US had a small section of fans ... I felt bad for them, they had no fan support at all! I mean, they may not like soccer as much but why not support your team?

Well, they play again on August 12 in Mexico this time. Hopefully USA will do better this time.


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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:36 pm

Carol wrote:
The US had a small section of fans ... I felt bad for them, they had no fan support at all!

A few weeks ago when the US was playing Brazil for the Confederation Cup, one of the announcers said that most Americans were probably surprised at how well their team was doing. The other one said, "I think most Americans are surprised to find out that they have a team." Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:18 pm

Rob wrote:
Carol wrote:
The US had a small section of fans ... I felt bad for them, they had no fan support at all!

A few weeks ago when the US was playing Brazil for the Confederation Cup, one of the announcers said that most Americans were probably surprised at how well their team was doing. The other one said, "I think most Americans are surprised to find out that they have a team." Laughing

Laughing Very true!
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PostSubject: Re: Football vs. Soccer   Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:43 am

We got Aussie Rules football, not your wimpy American stuff. HeeHee

And we have soccer too.


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