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Cacique Caribe04 Jun 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

Or does it just feel that way to the billions of true fans all around the globe?



ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 1:52 a.m. PST

Not for me. Never could understand the allure of soccer.

zoneofcontrol05 Jun 2018 4:18 a.m. PST

I don't know if it makes the world go round but it sure makes the money go round.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 6:45 a.m. PST

Everyone is special with their own special talent.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

I'll admit that when my son stopped playing soccer and started wrestling, I was sad. Wrestling just isn't pretty, especially when it is your kid with his face (or worse, back) pressed to the mat.

I have grown in appreciation of wrestling, but still miss soccer, which I enjoyed watching more.


Prince Rupert of the Rhine05 Jun 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

I'm British so its football….

Cacique Caribe05 Jun 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

Rupert: "I'm British so it's football …"

Is that also where Hacky Sack is called "Footbag"? :)

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jdginaz05 Jun 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

"I'm British so its football…."

The funny thing about the is that it was the British who originally coined the word Soccer for the game.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine05 Jun 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

Well yes the early days of football/rugby as played by public school boys did cause a bit of confusion but no one in Britain, these days, uses the word Soccer..

We go to the football

EFL stands for English Football League

The FA is the Football Association

and we have football hooligans.

Luckily after some early mucking about we took the British game with an oval ball were you use your hands most of the time and called it Rugby so there wouldn't be any confusion with another game where you use your feet a lot. wink

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

And, so many teams are FC, Football Club, right? Personally, I'm decry the pale, steroid fueled im1tation Rugby our side of the pond uses the name, I tend to think 'World (Association) Football, and that other game…'



Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 5:28 a.m. PST

and that other game…'

You mean this or this or this or this or this?

Old Wolfman12 Jun 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

I've definitely become fond of "the beautiful game" in the past few years,myself.

Terry Naylor01 Jul 2018 9:19 p.m. PST

Globally football surpasses any sport by a mile on the planet..
Anywhere you can talk football with passion.
It's the world sport and nothing gets near it .

28mm Fanatik03 Jul 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

While I can't rightly call myself a true global football (that is, "soccer") fan, I do think American (NFL) "football" is a misnomer because unlike "no hands" football, the only time our foot are allowed anywhere near the ball is when we either couldn't score a touch-down (by kicking a field goal) or fail to even gain 10 yards and get a first down in three tries (by punting). Okay, there's also the extra point after a TD but, let's face it, everybody prefers a two-point conversion than the point after. In other words, the foot = epic failure in American "football."

As a matter of fact, I submit that American football should be called "soccer" instead because players routinely get their bells rung by defensive linemen, linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties in almost every play. It's a "rock 'em, socker 'em" type of game. So I'm all in favor of a name swap between the two in North America.

Alas, as logical as it may be I don't think Roger Goodell would be amenable to my suggestion.

Terry Naylor08 Jul 2018 2:00 a.m. PST

"World in motion ,"

says it all.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

No fatbottom girls makes the world go around.

bobm195911 Jul 2018 8:32 a.m. PST

All football codes come from "scoring" by kicking a ball between posts. In some codes this is no longer the primary aim.

In Leeds until the early '70's we all used soccer so we knew which "football" we were talking about. Apparently "match of the day" (a tv programme) changed everything so soccer became football.

However on the terraces when I'm watching Cas Tigers the crowd still talks about good football and footballers and the oval thing they're playing with is "the football".

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