SI shows that some of the writers have no brain cells

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  1. Chris_Morris

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    I know that SI likes to dumb down sports for Joe 6-pack, but their latest list: 10 ways to spice up futbol in the US just shows how ignorant they are, and how ignorant they want their readers to be.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soc.../spicy_futbol/

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    Rather then trying to get people to understand a sport, they try to trash it. Maybe if FIFA would throw some money their way, they would change.
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    I thought it was hilarious.[​IMG]


    That said, I'd actually enjoy watching that game, minus the contact. What makes football suck so much is the fact that plays last about 10 seconds until the tackle or the drop and then another few minutes until the next 10 second span.
     
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    What I don't get is that alot of Americans, my father-in-law included, will sit there for hours watching a baseball game, whose action can be reduced to ~20mins but give them a sport where there is near constant action (hockey, soccer, rugby, etc.) they will groan. A 3 hour 1-0 baseball game is more interesting than a 1-0 90min soccer game? [​IMG]


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    I love watching futbol/soccer games, but it is also true that watching 2 good teams is alot more fun than watching 2 mediocre teams because what I really enjoy in watching soccer is the passing, the intricasies of a players awareness and attack vrs counterattack. Watching a bunch of guys randomly passing the ball back and forth is dull but a well oiled team that seem to know where every other teammate is to me, very exciting.

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    Well, some sports can be entertaining if the two teams are matched evenly, even if they aren't the best. Like a boxing match, sometimes a great match can be had without having to be between the big shots. Sometimes a baseball game could be interesting if the two teams are evenly matched. But in my opinion, soccer is an art, your team either has a good mesh and understanding of the sport or you don't. And when a team doesn't, it isn't pretty. Perhaps it is harder to have a team that plays well than in other sports which may be part of the problem with soccer in America? Who knows...

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    Uh oh...
     
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    Yes, it is.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of baseball but just because the img tag makes it so easy..

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    I dunno man but I think this guy could kick all our asses. I'd call him an athlete. [​IMG]

    *insert big fat picture of John Kruk next post*
     
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    I don't dispute that most baseball players are athletes, it's the game that's boring. 30 minutes of something happening, packed into 3 hours is not my cup of tea.
    Or put most of your famous ball players on a pitch, make them run for a near constant 90 minutes, and most will not make it [​IMG]


    What really gets me though is that people (alot of ones I know) will say that soccer is boring (not enough scoring) and they don't want to watch people running up and down a field.

    Yet these same people will watch guys drive in a circle for 3 1/2 hours every Sunday [​IMG] [​IMG]


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    You cannot include pregame and postgame as part of the game time of football, and to include halftime is still sketchy as it would be like including the intermission in the running time of a movie. The reason most americans dont like futbol is because we have never played competitavly and when we see people running back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and almost a goal, and back and forth and back and forth etc. we dont have any appreciation for the ball control.
     
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    Dude it was a freaking joke!
    Exactly how many fat 40 year old are there in MLB. Are you thinking about your company picnic softball game?
     
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    I, too, think the article was more of a knock on American audiences than a serious suggestion.

    And I, for one, like watching a bunch of rednecks drive in circles for 3.5 hours. [​IMG]
     
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    I always felt this summed up international soccer quite nicely:
     
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    While many will see it as a joke, the J6P of the world (a big portion, but not the only audience of SI) will see it as serious, and rather than be educated, will have their insane personalities justified.

    As reference, look at some of the letters in issues from last year after there were World Cup photos on the cover.
    People were actually writing in and cancelling subscriptions because SI dared to have a soccer player on the cover. [​IMG]


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    This thread is a joke.

     
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