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Old 06-12-2015, 12:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hockey and rugby can **** you up worse than any football.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hockey and rugby can **** you up worse than any football.
I can't know for certain, since I've never played either, but I can see football being potentially more dangerous. Both rugby and hockey are played continuously, so the hits are messier than football. Whereas in football, everyone lines up in formation every single time, gets ready to rush forward with everything they've got, and then collides in a much more focused manner (at least the blockers). And then they do it over and over again for several hours.

And even the receivers are actively being pursued for the purpose of being full-body tackled to the ground by three-hundred pound man animals (you have the same thing in rugby, but since you can pass the ball between players I imagine the defenders don't have the same chance to really lineup that brutal hit like in football; and in hockey you're not necessarily gonna get checked just to get the puck).

Regardless, I have no desire to play any of those games with people who actually know how to play defense and make it hurt.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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actually this world cup is in my home town. not going to go to a game cuz its expensive as hell but ive watched both Canada matches so far. its actually got pretty hyped here. soccer is fairly popular here in general, weve got an indoor "mini world cup" that happens every 4(?) years and soccer centres turn into madhouses. its loads of fun. can imagine going to a womens world cup game would just be a reason for me to get loaded as well.

in terms of it being safe or whatever why not just have the middle ground and watch hockey?? you got the speed and the danger
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:48 PM   #24 (permalink)
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ha dang my bro went to the Canada nz game and I know he shelled quite a lot for them, but maybe cuz that was Canada and he got good seats. but I just looked it up and they actually are pretty cheap to see random teams. still wont go haha (no real desire to go watch Cameroon Switzerland) but its like $30 so like 15 quid
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah thought they might be. Applying for the Euros next year and there are 25 Euro tickets for group games would be stunned if Women's WC cost more than that. Been struggling to fill the grounds as it is.

Also thought it was a disgrace they're playing on artificial turf.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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2-0. Get in. Looks like we might beat Mexico.

It's wrong that the women have to play on plastic pitches. It's alright for five a side and dicking about with your mates. Not in competition football when you're sliding around.

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Old 06-14-2015, 01:24 PM   #27 (permalink)
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actually this world cup is in my home town. not going to go to a game cuz its expensive as hell but ive watched both Canada matches so far. its actually got pretty hyped here. soccer is fairly popular here in general, weve got an indoor "mini world cup" that happens every 4(?) years and soccer centres turn into madhouses. its loads of fun. can imagine going to a womens world cup game would just be a reason for me to get loaded as well.

in terms of it being safe or whatever why not just have the middle ground and watch hockey?? you got the speed and the danger
Yeah, the hype is actually pretty decent here. The coverage is pretty considerable for this World Cup. I wouldn't say soccer is very popular in Canada in general. Maybe it is at the grassroots level (with the relative cost to play, where is it not, really?), but it doesn't seem very popular at the pro level. The coverage is pretty considerable for this World Cup.

Women's soccer vs. men's soccer is Canada is a pretty interesting comparison. I don't have any numbers to back it up, but it seems like there's more awareness of the women's national team vs. either the men's national team or Canadian MLS teams, even before the World Cup. Christine Sinclair is probably the most famous/recognizable soccer player in Canada (for either Canadian soccer players or players currently playing in Canada) to either passing fans of the sport, or people who don't really care about the sport but will occasionally keep up with what's going on. The Olympics did so much to put it on the map.

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Old 06-14-2015, 01:41 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I guess I have a bunch of friends that are very good at soccer, so I go to a lot of high quality local tournys, like mini world cup.

definitely womens soccer is more popular here than mens. but its also probably because the women are top 10 in the world and the men are like 110. we like watching winners (or teams that should have won.......).
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:28 PM   #29 (permalink)
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England through btw.

Anyone been watching the Copa America? Some top notch football here lads.

Argentina vs Jamaica about to kick off, it's gonna be emotional for Jamaica tbh.

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Old 06-21-2015, 08:19 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I didn't catch this weekends games, but last weekend, my takeaways were:

Norway's keeper is a monster.
America might take this whole damn thing.
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