The USA don't really get soccer.....

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The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby Claretdave on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:02 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/sport ... .html?_r=2

The most unintentionally funny article ever........
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby -DL- on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:08 pm

They really are a strange bunch.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby Hambrosia Stu on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:19 pm

It's a bit like that on here, of late, as it seems we've had a lot of yanks posting.

A lot of support for the US, and whilst I do get the feeling that they kind of know what they're talking about, it's all bloody greek to me
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby 61dicksey on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:48 pm

Please don't let them Americanise Football , time outs, plays etc etc deeeeefense, ffs!
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby PalmettoHammer on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:24 pm

Lately, It seems we understand it much better than the English.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby Iron Spine v2.0 on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:34 pm

PalmettoHammer wrote:Lately, It seems we understand it much better than the English.


Bantz. :lol:
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby AndyCarrollsBarber on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:37 pm

The US networks are probably furious that the match doesn't stop for erectile dysfunction ad breaks every 10 minutes. Watching sport on tv in the US of A is one of the most painful experiences one could ever suffer.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby PalmettoHammer on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:40 pm

AndyCarrollsBarber wrote:The US networks are probably furious that the match doesn't stop for erectile dysfunction ad breaks every 10 minutes. Watching sport on tv in the US of A is one of the most painful experiences one could ever suffer.



That's strange, b/c all of our TV soccer commentators are English. Err, maybe you have a point.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby WCpete on Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:23 pm

Didn't read the article, still, I wouldn't worry too much, all ye from crusty old Blighty. The younger generations that are embracing the game here are by and large adopting European traditions of support, minus the occasional log cutter after a kicked goal conversion. Lots of singing, chanting, banter, calling themselves ultras etc. Not so many pom poms, laser shows or announcers imploring clap alongs. Besides, if we Yanks didn't do the things we do, what would you have to sneer about? You need us to blow off steam, like a grumpy old dog growling at a puppy from its porch.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby RM6 on Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:51 pm

AndyCarrollsBarber wrote:The US of A is one of the most painful experiences one could ever suffer.


Corrected for accuracy.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby Lee_WHU on Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:53 pm

PalmettoHammer wrote:Lately, It seems we understand it much better than the English.


Well played, well played.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby Lee_WHU on Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:56 pm

AndyCarrollsBarber wrote:The US networks are probably furious that the match doesn't stop for erectile dysfunction ad breaks every 10 minutes. Watching sport on tv in the US of A is one of the most painful experiences one could ever suffer.


Admittedly, I did give up trying to get into the NFL for this reason. ****ing excruciating all the stoppages, I don't know how anyone puts up with it! I tried for the course of the season, not 1 game. I won't be back next season :D
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby last.caress on Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:10 pm

Take West Ham out of the equation and I'd rather watch NFL, MLB and NHL over the English Premier League.

Not basketball, though. Hate basketball. I'd sooner watch myself poohing into a cereal bowl.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby WalthammerUSA on Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:29 pm

Those of us who watch the game and enjoy it understand how all this works. The New York Times famously doesn't get sports at all. It's not representative of our sports press. It's not really representative of anything.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby szola on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:48 pm

They have a good point. Stoppage time is odd.

But then again, so is the goalkeeper, throw ins, corners, indirect/direct free kicks.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby Rocketron on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:54 pm

WCpete wrote:Didn't read the article, still, I wouldn't worry too much, all ye from crusty old Blighty. The younger generations that are embracing the game here are by and large adopting European traditions of support, minus the occasional log cutter after a kicked goal conversion. Lots of singing, chanting, banter, calling themselves ultras etc. Not so many pom poms, laser shows or announcers imploring clap alongs. Besides, if we Yanks didn't do the things we do, what would you have to sneer about? You need us to blow off steam, like a grumpy old dog growling at a puppy from its porch.


Marvellous. :thup:
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby bobcar on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:56 pm

I think they have a point, really the clock should be stopped when the ball goes out of play and a game should be exactly 90 mins (maybe 5 minutes less). Doing so would completely remove time wasting.

The problem is games where there are a lot of stoppages as they could go on a long time.
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby BorderTownHammer on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:59 pm

PalmettoHammer wrote:Lately, It seems we understand it much better than the English.




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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby Gator_Hammer on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:28 pm

I nominate Palmetto Hammer's post for the Hall of Fame
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Re: The USA don't really get soccer.....

Postby fjthegrey on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:46 pm

Meh. You ***** will be out on Thursday, then all this back chat will subside.

Can't we just embrace being ***** together.
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