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Crowds React To The Goal Heard Round The World

Hits: 18037 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Sports | Added by: madest
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icklevamp
Female, 18-29, Europe
 372 Posts
Sunday, June 27, 2010 4:15:32 PM
Lol at the suggestion that American football is more popular than actual football. I'm guessing people don't see the irony that "American football" is just for the US, and proper football is supported by everyone else??

jayme21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 389 Posts
Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:39:28 AM
It was nice to see Americans supporting their team for a sport the majority don't care about.

However did find it a bit pretentious saying "the worlds" (implying whole), France a country which hates the English wouldn't watch us, and the US fans in SA don't make the world. Like World series....

will sound arrogant but most of the foootie fans across the globe will have watched the England match on at same time, as we're ranked a higher team, with our league and players being more high profile around the world. And we're playing atrociously so people would want to watch and see if we got knocked out.

But congrats on winning (by goals) and bad luck about Ghana

TR-Wolf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1565 Posts
Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:16:43 PM
It's actually quite nice to see the Americans getting into football :)

needles_nny
Male, 18-29, Western US
 154 Posts
Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:24:41 AM
what a bunch of drating clowns. If this isn't evidence that the human race is worthless, I don't know what is. They are cheering for a bunch of apes kicking a drating ball.

ryannn24
Male, 18-29, Europe
 83 Posts
Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:13:05 AM
Yeah goal heard round the world... i know most americans may disagree with me, like the one who argued with me saying that American Football is a more popular sport around the world than real football aka soccer, but american is not the whole world.

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:08:32 AM
I watched it with envy

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:41:57 AM
Crakr,
Read my post.

Ellis, when he picked up the ball, invented Rugby Football, which American football is derived from.

Why, the heavenly drat, are you using "soccer" in your sentences 65 years before the term was used, but using the term football instead of Rugby when talking about American Football's origins?

Ah it helps your point, so lets just make up names as we go along.

Drat it.

American football was originally made from milkshakes. It's a type of meat served on mars. I look forward to many sdjngsuinui sn nfgsdjkngk. Thanks for your sjkgnsi.

CreweAlex
Male, 18-29, Europe
 77 Posts
Saturday, June 26, 2010 5:23:10 AM
It's nice too see the yanks enjoying the beutiful game. Shame they pipped us to the top spot though. Ah well we'll enjoy stuffing the old enemy on Sunday.

idiotfilter
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3934 Posts
Saturday, June 26, 2010 2:32:56 AM
wow....people don't have lives....

i guess i have no room to talk though...

DinoVelvet
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 28 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 11:22:18 PM
@LightShaded, Don't hate bro, just cause Argentina kicked Canada's 5-0 prior to the start of the Cup. It's no reason to be a bitter.

LightShaded
Male, 18-29, Canada
 420 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 9:59:47 PM
This was really stupid.

MauserTM
Male, 18-29, S. America
 1223 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 6:47:59 PM
First of all, its Web Ellis, and second, its not an evolution if you cheat and play your own game.
If you play tennis without a racket, its not called tennis.

MauserTM
Male, 18-29, S. America
 1223 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 6:44:47 PM


CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 6:32:31 PM
The earliest known rules of the game, Of soccer, were written in 1815. Up until then it was just a chaotic game of 'kick ball'.

In 1823, Ebb Ellis was the first person noted for picking up the ball during the soccer game and running with it, thereby breaking and changing the rules. In 1876, at the Massosoit convention, the the first attempts at writing down the rules of American football were made.

So American football is an evolution of, And I believe an improvement of, The game of 'Football'.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 4:17:48 PM
But also not as amusing as the argument for calling it:


Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11623 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 4:11:17 PM
This is a summary. I'm aware of the bits I have missed. Feel free to look up the full lineage if you're interested.


Not much point, as I knew it already and referred to it in my post.

However, it's not as amusing as a logical argument for the use of 'assball'.

And the 'cer' is pulled from nowhere. Do you see it in 'Association football'?

peloos12
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3765 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 4:01:57 PM
Baal,

You're actually arguing with class and respect. The people I'm talking about are the ones who comment with a simple "It's sad that the US gets so excited about a stoppage time goal against a team they should have beaten easily" and "Let's see the reactions after Ghana beat them 3-0 Saturday". The guys trying to debase our excitement. All you're really doing is being realistic (while still giving us the credit which is due). No bones to pick with with you.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 4:00:57 PM
Erm, it's not pulled from nowhere actually.

Soccer was a term first used in the UK to differentiate it from other rules systems.

Basically you have football, which then branched off into:

Cambridge Rules Football.
> Rugby Rules football
>> American Football (Later)
> Association Rules football

The British differentiated it between Rugby and football by calling it "Soccer" and "Rugger".

When we started calling it Rugby, we had no need for the differentiation, so called it Football again.

The Americans however, whose rules are a form of Rugby football, never stopped needing a differentiator, so continued using Soccer.

This is a summary. I'm aware of the bits I have missed. Feel free to look up the full lineage if you're interested.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11623 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 3:51:45 PM
eh, I actually said after watching the USA's first game that this is going to be the world cup that people stop making fun of the USA's football team.


Or notice that the USA *has* a football team.

They might not have got through without Green's roosterup, but they look like a team who deserve to be there.

It should be called assball in the USA. Seriously, it's completely logical :)

The origin of the name 'soccer' that's used in the USA is 'association football', i.e. football played under the rules and regulations of the Football Association.

The obvious shortening of that is ASSociation footBALL, i.e. assball. That makes much more sense than asSOCiation football and pulling 'CER' from nowhere.

So...assball.

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 3:48:20 PM
Misleading title/caption.

This was not "around the world". This was "in America".

Contrary to unpopular belief, the USA is not the world.

wko
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 557 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 3:39:10 PM
LOL SOME DUDE IN ARKANSAS xD

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 3:11:19 PM
LOL madest, let me paste again that quote, its so appropriate right now.

"Soccer; the sport of 4th graders that foreign people take seriously." ~ Stephen Colbert

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 2:45:19 PM
Yay for USA and England in the final. :)

Peloos:
1) When countries compete, we argue. If a Slovakian was present when England beat them, I would berate him, he would accept it, and berate me back.

This makes us friends, not enemies.

2) If you yell "Go <team X>", teams A, B, C, D, ..., Z, get to shout you down. The more you yell, the more they yell.

3) Americans yell a lot. "USA WINS 1:1!". You cannot expect the rest of the world to let comments like that go without at least a little mockery. :P

Like we do with Germany, and they're one of the best teams in the league, and of all time.

veeoh
Male, 18-29, Western US
 19 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 2:08:56 PM
I like how at the 1:00 mark when everyone stand up to cheer he points the camera at the girl in fron of him with the nice ass. Well played sir, well played.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10157 Posts
Friday, June 25, 2010 1:32:59 PM
I think it would be awesome if USA and England meet again in the final, or the third place game.

That would be movie-esque, no matter who wins.

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