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Date: 07/07/11 01:45 PM

45 Responses to 10 Little-Known Sports Related Facts [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    Link: 10 Little-Known Sports Related Facts - Suck it Brits, its called Soccer!
  2. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    I`m guessing that the more pompous Euros will deny all of the Soccer/Football information above, and they will continue to insist Soccer is Football.

    Whatever. At least the question has finally been answered.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    wow, thought it`d be quick and witty. nope, tl;dr
  4. Profile photo of trippy25
    trippy25 Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    interesting facts definitely
  5. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    yeah i agree. tl;dr
  6. Profile photo of xerch
    xerch Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Who cares if is called Soccer/Football?

    Is still great, and Mexico is still better than the USA. :)
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    That first fact paid for the rest of the post. Although the foul ball story was hilarious.
  8. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    facts were boring. sorry
  9. Profile photo of gibb0
    gibb0 Male 13-17
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    I scrolled half way down the page to click the next button -_-
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    youngdz79 Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    To bad he spelled football wrong for soccer and the Detroit Lions fact is wrong also
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    sweatpeanis Female 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    YAWN
  12. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    too long
    can somebody summarize it please?
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    Klivel Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    @gibb0: Actually, you scrolled all the way down the page to tell us about it. Now scroll back up.
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    Reggae_Dude Male 13-17
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    July 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    tl;dr
  15. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    Summary:
    Sport has some oddities. There are boring origins for all of them.
  16. Profile photo of bigkkm
    bigkkm Male 50-59
    98 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    I`m happy they included the finest sport tradition of all!
    Thanksgiving Day Football in the D!!!
    TDFiD, then, now and FOREVER (or until the Ford`s sell the team)
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    I`m guessing that the more pompous Euros will deny all of the Soccer/Football information above, and they will continue to insist Soccer is Football.

    That would make some sense if you don`t call American football just "football".

    If you do, then you`re obviously a hypocrite.

    You`re basing what you claim is correct usage on slang used by a small minority of students, as opposed to the common usage. That`s a sign that you`re scrabbling for a reason.

    It`s true that any game involving feet and a ball can be called "football". It`s also true that if any such game is to be called just "football", without any qualifiers, it makes most sense for it to be the version played most widely and most often.

    If I saw that it was normal in the USA to refer to their version of football as "usaball" or "ameriball", then I`d concede that you have a bit of a point.
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Too many words, not enough interest to pay attention to sports.
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    iamcool1235 Male 13-17
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    July 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    That would be pretty embarrassing to break a bike.
  20. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    Today I found out: That I still don`t give two Sh*ts about sports after reading this.
  21. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    These are pretty dull, and I like sports!
    ZZZZzzzzz...
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    That golf ball one is true for cars too =D

    No hockey facts =( Booourns
  23. Profile photo of SunnyNphilly
    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    TL;DR!
  24. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    Its still Football
  25. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand i don`t care
  26. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
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    July 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    I thought the bike thing was pretty obvious. And doesn`t everyone know what golf ball dimples do?
  27. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    The football info is somewhat misleading; the term Soccer indeed originates from England, but football was just a common a term. Soccer was sometimes used to differentiate it from Rugby, but Rugby football was rather quickly simply called Rugby for most, and thus the term football for Association Football became the most used. The reason it is so prevalent in the US is because American Football (Handegg) was already popular in the US when regular football was on the rise.

    aside from that the list focused mostly on American sports facts and such, it would have been nice to see a more global variety.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    Good call @osirisascend, the most pompous Euro of all did not disappoint.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    I thought soccer came from sucker... Because it`s mostly played by suckers...
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 12:03 am
    I`m sure someone will wiki this and try to disprove me but the british also invented BASEBALL - previously colled ROUNDERS... which is a girls game!

    ...so by your logic of *it was called soccer first so ha*, you have to acknowledge that baseball was called rounders.

    ...otherwise agree that the country that developed the sport/ its rules has the right to call it what they want.
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 12:05 am
    Jesus christ, who cares!! Then again its not like IAB actually cares about its viewers opinions given the direction some of the posts have been going...
  32. Profile photo of SnapsForMe
    SnapsForMe Female 18-29
    217 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 12:58 am
    jadedtortois, I care.
  33. Profile photo of BlackHaze
    BlackHaze Male 18-29
    194 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 3:42 am
    @jadedtortois
    Good for you you don`t care... Us normal people do.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2011 at 4:17 am
    Soccer did come from "association", but it was never the proper name for the sport ... EVER. It was a nickname, its like saying American footballs real name is "handegg".

    Also, the origin of the name Cricket, is about as exciting as he game itself.
  35. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 4:30 am
    eh, hate sports. don`t have the time to read that BS; But I have time to comment! ^.^
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    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
    110 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 5:24 am
    How does the term `Soccer` Predate the term `Football` if it is derived from `Association Football`
  37. Profile photo of DeadlyLegion
    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 5:49 am
    TLDR
  38. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2011 at 7:14 am
    tldr
    Seriously.
  39. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 7:54 am
    i had no idea about the soccer thing, after reading some of these comments... who knows.
  40. Profile photo of greguba1
    greguba1 Male 40-49
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    July 8, 2011 at 9:39 am
    metalmOrgan dont know where you learned to read but it states clearly, in the first paragraph, that the sport was called soccer for over 18 years before the first recorded mention of it as football.
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    zlatan Male 18-29
    292 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 11:07 am
    hahaha. "assoccer" sounds like "ass soccer." man i love being immature.
  42. Profile photo of zlatan
    zlatan Male 18-29
    292 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 11:10 am
    and also, i hate when people say "TL;DR!" why do i give a sh*t that you were too lazy to read something that would take all of 5 minutes to read?
  43. Profile photo of RobertE92
    RobertE92 Male 18-29
    58 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    Most of them were about baseball. Baseball is the most boring sport ever invented, thank god its nearly dead.
  44. Profile photo of Grendal
    Grendal Male 18-29
    182 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    Was always curious about the bike thing
  45. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    @RobertE92 Have you ever even watched soccer?

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