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The Origin Of The Name Soccer: Now You Know

Hits: 28058 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Sports | Added by: Ani187
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meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:46:30 AM
I played soccer.

kipz0r
Male, 18-29, Europe
 37 Posts
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 9:09:18 AM
And here now: The real explanation
It's football, even when you say soccer. :)

Sinn
Male, 18-29, Europe
 285 Posts
Monday, July 05, 2010 5:17:06 AM
i'd like to see sources on this instead of some random heresay some douche conjured up like an impotent wizard.

kirstoner
Female, 18-29, Australia
 538 Posts
Sunday, July 04, 2010 4:21:28 AM
Why do some people/countries call it soccer and not football? TO AVOID CONFUSION. Now shutup about it.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:00:30 PM
The answer to that is well known - rugby is a spinoff from football.

Rugby is never called football, though, so it's not the same situation as American football. Strictly speaking it's Rugby rules football, but it's never called that either. Rugby or (rarely) rugby football, but never just football.

frajola
Female, 18-29, S. America
 100 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 9:08:58 PM
So if American football, Canadian football and Australian Football are all variations of Rugby football, I think the question we need to ask is "how come rugby is football?"

oxyl
Male, 30-39, Canada
 919 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 4:49:55 PM
soccer is a synonym for football as doucherocket is a synonym for australians

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 3:25:04 PM
Rugby impact forces are the same as American Football levels, so the padding makes it less painful. You have never seen professional rugby if you think they are more in American Football.


I have seen professional rugby. I've played rugby. I've seen the results of experiments measuring impact forces for rugby and on the outside of the padding for American football.

I am confident that I am right and you are wrong.

xxPinkxx
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3842 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 2:00:18 PM
In canada we call it soccar, but it really SHOULD be called football, i think.

V4nger
Male, 13-17, Europe
 49 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 1:57:12 PM
Wow... This is a laod of bullcrap IMO. Soccer is the American word for it, Football is the British word for it. (I hate the word British because for some reason Americans insist on calling me British even though I'm ENGLISH).

I know many British people are snooty towards the American way of calling it soccer but the Sun, Daily Mail, all those tabloids DO NOT give the view of a nation. They give the view of stuck up, ignorant people who just want to have an argument. I have no idea why Americans seem to think that Britain has something against them. But it annoys me a hell of a lot. I'm not a fan of the sport so I don't really care. But Football makes a hell of a lot more sense than Soccer does. Also most of the world calls it football. Russia, France, Spain, Portugal, all Spanish speaking countries. It isn't just Britain that calls it Football.

Froggybuster
Male, 13-17, Europe
 123 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 1:34:41 PM
Rugby impact forces are the same as American Football levels, so the padding makes it less painful. You have never seen professional rugby if you think they are more in American Football.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 12:24:36 PM
it's cause stupid yanks have an idiotic whimpy game and call it football


Wimpy? The clue train didn't stop at your station, did it?

There are plenty of things to complain about with American football, chief of which is how little of any given match is actually played (play for a minute...wait...wait...wait...aha, another minute...wait...wait...wait) but it's definitely a hard sport. The armour drops the impact forces down to roughly rugby levels, so you're still going to get hurt.

shinu
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1394 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 12:15:19 PM
now the word "soccer" looks weird :/

Shtiv
Male, 18-29, Australia
 93 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 11:02:36 AM
Right, so a few retards in one part of England APPARENTLY called it Soccer, according to one Doctors Martin Rogers and Clive Toye which means the WHOLE of England call it Soccer?

Wait...Martin Rogers isn't a Doctor and is just some dude with a twitter page who has just spouted a load of crap?! Oh no, stupid soccer theory debunked!

Flashpacker
Male, 18-29, Europe
 665 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 11:02:28 AM
Why in my face?? im not even british......thank god =)

MikeyNiv
Male, 18-29, Europe
 701 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:46:49 AM
Whoever said footballers got rewarded for diving is an ass-hat. That's why they get booked for doing it these days.

mulan182
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 314 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:45:10 AM
"soccer" ftw. but soccer=epic fail

DarthTyranus
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 50 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:16:32 AM
@jamesrs Will stop calling you brits when you stop calling us yanks.

Samsquanch
Male, 30-39, Canada
 794 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 7:14:08 AM
American football (aka "football") is a variation of Rugby football (aka "Rugby"). Properly, it's "American Rules Football", just as there's "Australian Rules Football", and "Canadian Rules Football" (all of which are Rugby variants). Those became shortened to just "football".

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 7:01:29 AM
>>stop calling us brits! when it comes to football England, Northen Ireland, Scotland and wales...

Yeah! They're EUROPEANS, dammit! Get with the program!

martinikene
Male, 18-29, Europe
 307 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 6:36:17 AM
Why is that game in the United states called football? You know the game where people run into eachother. They barely use their feet to kick the ball. Or am I wrong because I have never seen American Football.

pizzaroll
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 235 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 5:24:29 AM
@zepth, if you really think professional football (NFL) is whimpy, you must be drating Chuck Norris or something. It'd probably kill you if you got tackled by a 300 lbs linebacker. drating stupid ass brit.

MYCHEMGIRL
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1429 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 5:12:54 AM
That article was way too long.
I learned that it used to be called 'Association Football,' by them Brits, then to shorten that up it morphed into 'Assoc.' which then turned into 'soccer' from 'soc.'

I call it soccer. Because it's how I learned what the freakin' game was. Even whenever I try and call it football, I can't seem to help but imagine the NFL. Everyone knows what 'soccer' is. While using 'football' you have to specify /which/ football you mean. Which takes up far too much time when you're busy cringing at the television screen.

TheNineXXX
Male, 18-29, Europe
 401 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 4:58:33 AM
Soccer = Association Football. I thought everyone knew that.

zepth
Male, 18-29, Europe
 38 Posts
Saturday, July 03, 2010 4:50:25 AM
Here Here Buiadh "The issue Brits have is not that you call it "soccer", but that you don't call it "football"."

it's cause stupid yanks have an idiotic whimpy game and call it football... and no-one else in the world agrees with them

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