Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:40:02 AM
I love soccer, played organized club soccer for 8 years. American football is my favorite sport though, especially college.
It is true that soccer is the #1 sport in the world. It's also true that it`s #1 because it is the cheapest sport. The equipment to play American Football is very expensive, so 2nd/3rd world countries could never field a large number of teams. Children grow up in most places across the world with very few sports to play, outside of soccer.
Just the equipment for 11 players on a US children`s football team can cost 3 to 5 thousand dollars (not including field costs, etc).
An organized children`s soccer team can pull the same thing off for much, much less money.
Rugby and Soccer are much easier to throw together for a game.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:11:46 AM
The goalie...going for the head-i you gett some goalies who can direct the ball like/better than rio or terry-(brilliant defenders who can head in goals from corners)-It's not unheard of even for the goalies to run with the ball and get the winning cross in-(Peter Schmeichel)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:26:16 AM
"aqua, the only difference is that we have real athletes. You know, 6'2" 300 pounds, and can run 40 yards in 4.44 seconds. Rugby is how we played football as kids. Run around and dont get tackled, the only difference is that we would throw the ball``
You have obviously never seen rugby before, and probly dont even play american football yourself.