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Old 06-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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tomorrow the biggest day of the summer is here, the release of Jurassic World. but first majority priority before most of us see it is this....... US vs Sweden. heres the preview U.S. all in against Sweden

in case most of you forgot, the US def Australia on tuesday 3-1
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How big is this in the US and would you say it's more popular with women?

The England match was abysmal. I saw highlights of Cameroon vs Ecuador, Ecuador repeatedly giving daft penalties away. The officiating in the England match was very bad too.

Australia scored a nice goal vs the US tbf.
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How big is this in the US and would you say it's more popular with women?
No one gives a ****. Not one single ****. There was a few months back in the nineties I think, when the US women's team was doing well or something (or maybe there was just a hot chick on the team IDK), when some people cared, but aside from that, nobody has ever given a **** about women's soccer over here.

To be fair though, that's more interest than men's soccer ever got. If it wasn't for David Beckham moving here, then I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people didn't even know professional soccer even existed in America.

And I don't think women care any more about women's sports in general than men do (I don't know if it evens out, since men care more about sports in general, but probably have more sexist contempt for women's sports than women do.)

Women's basketball is a running joke (lesbians and layups), golf is golf and women's golf is also golf and no one gives a **** about the whole thing in general, and... actually there are people who care just a tiny bit about women's tennis, but that is entirely due to Venus and Serena Williams, and that's about them being black, just like Tiger Woods. Anybody who really actually cares about tennis is still going to be pretty lukewarm to women's tennis in general.
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Fair points. Yeah that's why I was asking really, as they are one of the very best teams going. I don't know why but I've always got the impression soccer was more popular with women than blokes over there.

I remember seeing that John Oliver video saying it's something you pick your daughters up from.
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Fair points. Yeah that's why I was asking really, as they are one of the very best teams going. I don't know why but I've always got the impression soccer was more popular with women than blokes over there.

I remember seeing that John Oliver video saying it's something you pick your daughters up from.
As far as little league stuff goes, I guess. Little league soccer was big with boys when I was a kid too, but none of my generation gives any more of a **** about soccer than any other age groups. I think it was just one of those things where pansy parents didn't want their little darlings getting hurt playing American football (**** flag football), so they had them play soccer instead. But then the kids got older and just grew out of soccer.
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I must ask, considering for AF you get all armoured up and for soccer you have zero protection, how did they think that playing soccer was less dangerous? Do you know how many players' careers have been ended by a bad tackle, often called a "leg breaker"? American football is the one for pansies if you ask me. Get them to play without their robocop suits and we'll soon see who cries first about injuries.
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TH calling american footballers pussies is rather amusing.
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I'd say AF is more dangerous, don't let the padding fool you. There's less protection in soccer cos it's not a full contact sport. Soccer is very safe to play.
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I'd say AF is more dangerous, don't let the padding fool you. There's less protection in soccer cos it's not a full contact sport. Soccer is very safe to play.
And you never see 6'8 350 pound men that can run 5 second 40 yard dashes in Soccer and lift 350 lbs over 40 times. I think soccer gets abad rap because of diving but it certainly is a mans sport when it comes to the european version.
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I'd say AF is more dangerous, don't let the padding fool you. There's less protection in soccer cos it's not a full contact sport. Soccer is very safe to play.
Oh come on! You of all people? How many American Footballers have had their careers ended due to injury? They don't head the ball, they don't have to contend with the kind of tackles soccer players do. Full contact sport? Tell that to someone who's been chopped down in the box, has to be stretchered off and is out for months, maybe a season.

And Frown, I wasn't saying AF are pussies, but comparing the two and saying that soccer is safer just does not sound right to me.
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