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Date: 06/28/10 12:03 PM

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  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Link: USA Loves Its Sour Grapes - Finally, the truth about what Americans think about soccer comes out. Admit it!
  2. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    most sports are stupid anyway -.- we over pay these people to kick/throw/hit a ball around.
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    deadmeat553 Male 18-29
    149 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    poor baby!
  4. Profile photo of xReaper
    xReaper Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    yeah , americans seem to hate soccer so much cuz they suck fcking balls at it.
  5. Profile photo of JeffBeau
    JeffBeau Male 30-39
    180 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    When is the final game?

    Will this ever end?

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    JeffBeau Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Other way around: U.S. sux at it because we hate it. It`s a 3rd world sport (the game is played in trash!).
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    jeffbeau, the World Cup finals are July 11th (iirc)

    US has been out since saturday`s lost to Ghana in extra time

    England and Mexico are also out of the tourney
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    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    @gothmo, I wouldn`t say sports are stupid, but the athletes really do get paid way too much. Especially when you consider that with the exception of a few players most of them could be replaced by anyone with a little bit of practice.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    ok.
  10. Profile photo of SuperOnion
    SuperOnion Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    Let me sum it up:

    America`s interest in soccer is only dependent upon whether or not the US team is winning. If the US is winning, then hell yes they love soccer. If not, meh.
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    no soccer is just boring
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    PayN8tention Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    gothmo, agreed. I fail to see why guys splooge themselves every time "their team" (composed of people who may not necessarily even be from the region they represent) score a point.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    `Shopped.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    xReaper - any game where a ball can blatantly cross the goal line yet NOT count as a goal because the goalie just grabbed the ball and pretended it didn`t happen, with no recourse whatsoever, is a stupid sport for stupid people.

    Any game where you can kick the ball bicycle style, lift yourself off the ground to see if it stayed in bounds, see that you kicked it out of bounds, THEN discover you are unable to move and have to have a stretcher remove you from the game, only to STAND UP once you reach the sidelines, ALL THE WHILE the clock runs while the other team is behind, is a stupid game for stupid people.

    When even the announcers - who love the game - begin to comment on how much flopping / diving / intentional delaying fakery occurs in the game, its a stupid sport for stupid people.
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    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    photoshopped...
  16. Profile photo of yaybrendan
    yaybrendan Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    @auburnjunky

    As a subscriber to the New York Post I can vouch that this isn`t shopped.
  17. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    I think most Americans don`t like soccer because the rest of the world is better at it.
  18. Profile photo of DrMambo
    DrMambo Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    Whether it`s stupid or boring, I would watch soccer instead of football any day of the week. x:
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    Come on now my fellow Americans, being hugely into a sport until your team is knocked out and then endlessly bitching about it is something the English specialize at. Let`s not lower ourselves to their level.
  20. Profile photo of hannahyak
    hannahyak Female 13-17
    31 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    Fair enough. Americans don`t like football. I don`t particularly either. But you can`t say that it is a "stupid sport", as the majority of the world play and enjoy football, which kind of speaks otherwise.
  21. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    @hannahyak: "the majority of the world play and enjoy football"

    You assume that if enough people want do it then it`s the smart thing to do. That is what the U.S. government is based on and you can see where that sort of thinking has got us.
  22. Profile photo of hannahyak
    hannahyak Female 13-17
    31 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    "and you can see where that sort of thinking has got us"

    from where I`m standing, finally a fairer healthcare system
  23. Profile photo of nateas
    nateas Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    All sports are a religion and stupid unless its 1 on 1 to the death haha
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    heresjonny Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Americans don`t like competition out of their own deluded bubble
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    The headline kind of took the comedy out of that for me
  26. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    calling photoshopped 100%
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    SeaBassEX Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    We have to give the world something they can beat us in.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    It`s not called Soccer. It`s called Football.

    The former `American Football` has been changed to `Handegg`.
  29. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Go Germany!
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    mjfoxman Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    @kairobert hahaha handegg, i like it
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    JabbaTheAWES Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Tragedy?!?! I find that a solution! Who likes babies anyways? Go whoever is winning!
  32. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    most sports are stupid anyway -.- we over pay these people to kick/throw/hit a ball around.

    I think that`s the underlying reason for all the cheating. That and the fame.

    If pretending to be tripped can result in adulation and millions of pounds, it`s hardly surprising that quite a few players will do it.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Yeah let`s change rugby to handegg while we`re at it. And baseball should be ballbat. And cricket should also be ballbat. Baskettball is now handball. And handball is also handball. Tennis is now rackettball. Golf is now ballclub. Thank God we have Europeans to correct our silly American mistakes.
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
    316 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    sissyball
  35. Profile photo of Nutimik
    Nutimik Male 18-29
    59 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    seems like american tree-branches really don`t like sour grape-eating babies. bad, bad branch!
  36. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    So you didn`t get to the Quarter Finals either? Let`s be crappy together!! :D

    Although our loss was worse than yours. But then we were playing Germany...
  37. Profile photo of Nocciolina
    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    Poor baby!

    also, I agree with gothmo 100%
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    we knew the post wasn`t interested from the get-go... remember the 1-1 "victory" headline?
  39. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Typical American attitude
  40. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    If the sport really was stupid then it would probably appeal to the majority of the New York Post`s target audience.
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    "Finally, the truth about what Americans think about soccer comes out. Admit it!"

    We`ve been "admitting" it for years, where have you been?
  42. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    US citizens have been saying this for years... When did it become newspaper worthy?
  43. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    "Americans don`t like competition out of their own deluded bubble"

    Wow, more words of wisdom from the 13-17 year old group.

    why don`t you enlighten us some more about our "deluded bubble" you seem to know so much about, make sure you check with mommy to see if you can stay up past your bed time first...
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    mar95789 Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    "Falling limb kills baby" that is so sad. :(
  45. Profile photo of CandyClown
    CandyClown Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    I never really knew that USA had a soccer team XD
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    xAntman182x Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    i think what the "admit it" is talking about is how everyone all of a sudden has become oddly obsessed with the world cup, but a few weeks before it, no one would have even been talking about soccer

    because soccer is an incredibly boring sport to watch, not as boring as baseball, or golf, but boring..

    and now that the US team has been knocked out, americans will go back to making fun of soccer, what a bunch of hypocrites..
  47. Profile photo of Drones
    Drones Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    I`ll admit, I don`t like football(soccer). But I have been watching the World Cup this year. I think that flopping is bad. Granted, basketball players and quarterbacks flop but in soccer it`s way worse and pathetic. That`s one reason why I can`t stand the sport.
  48. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Generally I think soccer (football) is a great game for its sense of internationalism and skill and technique.

    I`m just saying though, I cannot watch any sport whatsoever. They bore me watching. Playing not as much. But watching.
  49. Profile photo of HalfSandwich
    HalfSandwich Male 18-29
    145 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    soccer sucks, America is great, deal with it rest of world.
    also you should be happy we don`t like soccer because if we did our teams would buy up all your good players and bring them over here and you would be left with rubbish. the sport is boring enough, imagine if every player on the field was awful. so be thankful rest of world
  50. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    This year sucks for soccer.
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    nofatchicks Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    @halfsandwhich

    well played sir
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    "so yes you are great and we ARE all scared of you. Jolly well done. Well done."

    You damn right you are. AMERICA! F-UCK YEA!
  53. Profile photo of Luniz82
    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    Max I like you more Europeans should be like you. Stop fighting us and know your role. We run poo with our empty heads, what do you suppose that says about the rest of the world?
  54. Profile photo of Luniz82
    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    Never like soccer even when America was in the world cup. Soccer is stupid no matter who is playing it. It is just so popular cause poor countries can play I mean all you need is a ball. Soccer=poor mans game.
  55. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Haha, funny cause it`s true. Actually, soccer wouldn`t be so bad if the players weren`t so pansy that they have to fake injuries. And if the procedure of the officiating didn`t support faking injuries. And if the fans weren`t so annoyingly crazy.
  56. Profile photo of urbanlegend
    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    those vuvuzelas and horrible officiating=no more world cup for me
  57. Profile photo of V4nger
    V4nger Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    @Luniz82

    I wouldn`t say it is a poor mans game. But its definitely a stupid ones game. It makes an insane amount of money. But I think it takes a lot of effort from the players for training and dieting like in other sports.

    By the way... Basketball, bassball and American Football are stupid and poor mans games :P all ou need is a ball.
  58. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    "why don`t you enlighten us some more about our "deluded bubble""

    "soccer sucks, America is great, deal with it rest of world.
    also you should be happy we don`t like soccer because if we did our teams would buy up all your good players and bring them over here and you would be left with rubbish. the sport is boring enough, imagine if every player on the field was awful. so be thankful rest of world"

    Had to.
  59. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    There`s a lot of `soccer is boring` here but lets face it, baseball and American football are both boring. There`s pauses every minute and a lot of pointless statistics. But that`s what the yanks like, fast-paced, high-scoring sport. So long as they can sit and watch it and not actually play it of course. The majority of European boys have probably played a proper football game at least once (if not tens of times), I doubt American boys have all played a proper game of American football. Football`s not a stupid sport, Americans just don`t like it because they didn`t invent it.
  60. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    I wonder if it`ll be less stupid if they were still in?
  61. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    what sport was that again?
  62. Profile photo of Weakmonkey
    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    I doubt American boys have all played a proper game of American football. Football`s not a stupid sport, Americans just don`t like it because they didn`t invent it.

    Whats funny is how everyone thinks Americans are a bunch of elitist prigs who make comments about countries they know nothing about. Sometimes its true, but as evidenced by the post above, same can be said for people everywhere.

    Its obvious you know nothing about America, and you cant handle the fact that not everyone finds soccer/football entertaining. Many people here have played a variety of sports. Ive played both, and I quit soccer because I wanted something more physical. I got sick of snide elbows and hidden trips being the extent of actually doing anything.

    Yes, football has a lot of stops, the one thing i do enjoy about soccer is the lack of commercials. I think the only sport that has any kind of argument against football is rugby.
  63. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    I like soccer. At least, to play soccer. I don`t like watching sports in general, but soccer and field hockey are my favorite sports to play.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    I never liked soccer. Brings back horrible childhood memories.
  65. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    XDD
    It should`ve read "We`re not Canadian. Who gives a sh*t anyways?"
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    Poor baby in central park
  67. Profile photo of TGPZarquon
    TGPZarquon Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    I admit I lean to the right more often than not, but the Post is a complete rag.
  68. Profile photo of TGPZarquon
    TGPZarquon Male 30-39
    166 posts
    June 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Lots of Americans love soccer - kids play it all the time. It`s just not a national sport because there`s no way to put commercial breaks in it. And this is the sort of poo the Post WOULD say.
  69. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    I just saw HBO`s "Real Sports" report on racism towards blacks in European soccer.

    Daaaaaaaamn. People here in the USA don`t know what racism is:

    -We`re talking entire stadiums full of people making monkey sounds,

    -Fans and other players calling black players "dirty monkey,"

    -BANANAS being thrown at black players while they`re playing,

    -open neo-Nazi groups taking over entire sections of the stands and giving the old Sieg Heil salute...it looked like something out of a movie.

    Are you friggin` serious, Europe?
  70. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    Baelzar, ESPN had a story on the same thing before the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
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    RandomRamen Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    Sweet! $79 Shopping Savings inside!!
  72. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    "Lots of Americans love soccer - kids play it all the time. It`s just not a national sport because there`s no way to put commercial breaks in it. And this is the sort of poo the Post WOULD say."

    I agree that kids love soccer. I played until 5th grade, but for some reason, most kids seem to stop playing at that time and switch to football.

    I also kinda agree about the commercial break thing. Though, they do put a logo on the screen the whole time.
  73. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Baelzar: please don`t label Europe as though it`s a town where everyone knows each other and does the same thing.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    Last comment directed towards TGPZarquon.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    TR-Wolf, right back at ya.
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    iCyborg Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    US has done really well in the last decade in Soccer/Football considering the fact that Soccer/Football is probably not in top 5 most popular sports in USA
  77. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    Sorry for posting so much...

    But, here`s why I think soccer is not popular in the United States: We start out as young kids playing soccer. You kick the ball around and it`s fun for a while. Then, someone says, "Do you wanna put on pads, strap a helmet on, and run into someone as fast as possible?" You say yes.
  78. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    Let us win the world cup once and I`m sure your average Joe would turn his attention to soccer.
  79. Profile photo of aikiman
    aikiman Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 12:17 am
    Fair point Supersmash, if I`d had the option of putting on a cool helmet and pads and be allowed to smash into people, I would have. But I had to make do with rugby instead which doesn`t allow quite so much smashing and doesn`t have cool equipment :)
  80. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 2:15 am
    aikiman: I wasn`t too impressed by American Fooball, so I stuck to Rugby, a decision i`ve never regretted. And TR-Wolf makes a good point, a lot of people here seem to have a need to label Europe as some sort of homogenous community or a unified country, as if imposing a republic or state model onto a continent would clarify and simplify it. It`s tiresome.
  81. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 4:56 am
    I`d have to agree with ChrisMunich (re rugby). There is no reason you can`t smash into people as fast in rugby as in gridiron, and if you watch any of the Tri-Nations, Super 14, or Heineken Cup, you`d see it. The difference is, in rugby you smash people without 50 kinds of pads.
  82. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 5:01 am
    Also, I just read Baelzar`s comment, I would nearly bet that that `documentary` used footage from one, or a very few, isolated incidents, and that Europe in general is nothing like that.
  83. Profile photo of RaTheMighty
    RaTheMighty Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 5:18 am
    psht...I`ve felt that way about (watching) all sports for a looooooooong time.
  84. Profile photo of Flashman07
    Flashman07 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 7:01 am
    @aikiman

    Wtf? The pads and helmet are gay. Rugby is a far better sport in every way.
  85. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 8:13 am
    In truth, Americans think all sports are stupid unless they involve girls. Usually nude (ex. Foxxxy boxxing, hot oil wrestling,etc.)
  86. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:08 am
    @ agreed that rugby = awesome. In my highschool at least, rugby was way more popular than american football.

    Oh and boo @ the guy from Europe who commented about how European boys have all played soccer but american boys probably haven`t played american football even though they like watching it. I`d STRONGLY disagree with that, I`ve played football and I`m a Canadian girl so...(well without pads and helmets) I imagine most Americans have played football at least in highschool, if not as a pass-time with friends. And the American boys have played soccer too.
  87. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:10 am
    So if football is so pussy why are so many people getting concussions? Pads don`t make a sport soft, they make a sport sensible because without it half of the football team would be dead after every game. What`s softer, crying like a baby on the field after losing a sports match, crying like a bitch after having your legs taken out by a 160 pound man, or wearing pads so you don`t get decked by a 6`, 250lb man running at full speed.
    Clearly soccer fans don`t understand sensibility though, otherwise there would be replays and no vuvuzelas.

    One last thing

    Soccer = The non-American NASCAR
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    campofclay Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:59 am
    Well, I`m ok with hot oil wrestling as an olympic sport, but that`s where my interest begins and ends.
  89. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Oh lordy me, the rugby and American football thing *again*?

    Rugby: Lower impact forces, no pads, more impacts per game.

    American football: Higher impact forces, masses of pads, less impacts per game.

    It`s hard to compare how tough the two sports are and as far as I can tell no-one even tries in these arguments.

    I saw one attempt, but they were comparing impact forces on the *outside of the pads* of the American football players with impact forces on the rugby players. Even so, total impact force in a game was about the same.

    As far as I can tell, you will routinely get more pain and more minor injuries (up to broken nose sort of level) in rugby, but the chances of more serious injuries are comparable and there`s more chance (though still an extremely small chance) of really serious injury in American football.
  90. Profile photo of Zebrameat
    Zebrameat Male 13-17
    107 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Okay I´m going to defend soccer:
    Of course it isn´t as ´badass´ or ´tough´ as sports like rugby or football.
    But being ´badass´ is neither the point of soccer (which is more about endurance, finesse and tactic), nor is it the definition of "sport".
    If you´re going to compare sports, then please say football is better because it´s more interesting or exiting or something else, not because it´s more violent, because that would be very pathetic.
  91. Profile photo of aikiman
    aikiman Male 40-49
    255 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 10:37 am
    @Flashman07 - Yeah, right, what 7 year old wouldn`t love to have an american football helmet and pads.
    @Chrismunich- I agree, rugby is awesome, I`ve played it all my life and now coach. My point was that the american football gear is cool for a 7 year old.
    @eskimo9 - You can smash into people as fast as american football, but not as hard. There are rules about who you can tackle, when and how you know....
  92. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:57 am
    Putt-Putt > All Other Sports
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    The New Pork Roast? You taking that paper seriously?
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    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    Yup. The only reason we call it "soccer" is because the name "Football" (or "Futball" if you are so inclined) had to be reserved for something far more kick*ss.
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    Ginerio Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 30, 2010 at 2:59 am
    The reason why you americans don`t like Football is because you actually have to think, instead of doing what someone else told you to do.
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    June 30, 2010 at 10:40 am
    I honestly don`t understand how much "thinking" goes into European football. Apart from setting up tactically to a more defensive or offensive formation, set piece play, and making substitutions to get the most out of your players, is there really all that much thinking involved? Seems to me that the vast majority of the time, it`s all about quick reaction and making the most of the situation given the way your players are situated when you get near your opponent`s goal, frantically trying to set up a situation where you can get a clear shot on goal. I think it`s more about the skill of the individual players and the chemistry of the team more than about "thinking," especially from the fan`s point of view (and I`m NOT diminishing the sport or the skill it takes to play it). This as compared to baseball (where there is strategy involved literally pitch to pitch) and football (where each down and distance presents different tactical challenges).
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    aikiman Male 40-49
    255 posts
    June 30, 2010 at 10:48 am
    @Ginerio: You have to think to play football? No-one has told David Beckham or Wayne Rooney, they`re hardly the sharpest tools in the box.
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    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    June 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    "Yup. The only reason we call it "soccer" is because the name "Football" (or "Futball" if you are so inclined) had to be reserved for something far more kick*ss."

    If by "kick*ss" you mean colliding with some excessively clothed weirdos, while carrying an oval "ball" which isn`t even used with the foot, well...you have a strange feeling of "kick*ss" or football.

    Kickarse football would be something like...running around a field with a long stick that looks like a sword and trying to get the ball from someone(who has to get it to the enemy`s goal place) with it by either fighting him with the stick or pushing the ball from underneath his feet. The ball carrier can, of course, defend. Hey wow, maybe I invented a new sport.
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    whipsmart Female 18-29
    665 posts
    June 30, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    I just tumbled this and then realized the depressing story at the bottom. Gotta crop that out. R.I.P. baby.

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