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Should Football Be Outlawed? [Pic]

Hits: 6775 | Rating: (2.0) | Category: Sports | Added by: Sweepofdeath
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Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1898 Posts
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 1:46:54 AM
All pro sports should be outlawed.

Stormith
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 543 Posts
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:21:14 PM
Soccer hooligans are literally the worst.
They shouldn't have to stop people from joining together to enjoy a sport, plenty of other sports hold just as large of crowds without any violent incidents. It's something about what this sport means to people that makes them riot, something about soccer that is so near and dear to them that they feel the need to do these things.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13246 Posts
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:30:26 AM
But nobdy else cares about those sports, except maybe Canadians.


Ask people in Japan what their favorite sport is.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2362 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:09:02 PM
Seriously. America is supposedly the screwed up middle child of the world and yet soccer/"football" just doesn't catch on here ... and I can't imagine the kind of violence that goes hand and hand with it being even remotely tolerated. In other countries ... is part OF the game. (Geez, in America we just drink flat beer, eat cold hot dogs and yell at the ump/ref.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4358 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:56:46 AM
Gerry,

It's mostly fine. This particular riot is about politics and the economy. Yes, I do tend to stay out of the city on match days, but in most places rabid violence only erupts three ot four times a year.

Where it is bad the teams are mostly a political, religious or ethnic proxy. It's particularly bad in Italy, Spain, Greece and Easten Europe. Also Scotland. And the Near East. And some other places. So, yeah, actually quite a bit, come to think of it.

But it's not as bad as it wss, in the UK.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4358 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:26:31 AM
'That and the top watched sports {American Football, baseball, basketball and hockey are played with teams.'

But nobdy else cares about those sports, except maybe Canadians.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:09:58 AM

How about we stop letting violent fans gather together in such large numbers? STOP selling tickets and only Televise the games. Let them riot in their own living rooms.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13246 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:57:50 AM
That and the top watched sports Football, baseball, basketball and hockey are played with teams.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13246 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:51:17 AM
@LordJim

It's a game so meh but I'd say that kind of debunks the statement
it just doesn't engage in the international team sports the rest of us play.
wouldn't it.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4358 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:54:52 AM
While looking at the numbers it it true that one or two exceptional athletes can, on a per capita basis, boost a country such as Grenada or Montenegro up to the top of the charsts, which distorts the figures.

But if we look at countries with a sizable population (say, above 10 million) and which have the sort of economy which supports sports the US ranked well behnd; Australia, Cuba, Netherlands, GB, Czech Republc, Khazakstan, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Romania, Ukraine and Spain.
'How'd that whole Olympic thing work out for us last time? Oh ya...'

On the whole, rather well. I think we put on a damn good show and our Olympians did us proud. The Us took the highest number of medals and if if that gives you bragging rights then good for you.

furrything
Male, 50-59, Europe
 799 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:53:05 AM
Yes, yes, it should. It's boring as hell, and seems to bring out the worst tribalism in people.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4358 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:28:55 AM
McGovern1981

Overpaid sports stars, true.

The Olympics? Seriously? I thought we put on rather a good show. The US ranked, per capita, at 49th. GB at 23rd. But how many US golds were at team sports?

Women's soccer, women's beach volleyball, women's basketball, men's basketball. I think the rest were all individual events.

So my point stands.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13246 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:47:53 AM
But sport everywhere are taken too seriously and their stars get paid far too much.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13246 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:46:28 AM
It is odd that while America excells in individual sports at an international level it just doesn't engage in the international team sports the rest of us play.


How'd that whole Olympic thing work out for us last time? Oh ya...

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4358 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:43:24 AM
CrakrJak,

You have a point about the fans being mental. But no, soccer is the most beautiful game. The US has fielded some quite decent teams in the past and sometimes seems to almost get it, but it's never quite made it.

I'm not havig a go but I suspect that is because an emergent national team can have a good run but not trouble the more established teams and American audiences want to see American victories to cheer. Today, not in later years. 'What, we didn't win? This sucks. USA always wins.'

It takes years of developing the sport before you can expect that, so 'Soccer sucks' is easier than admitting that many, many countries are better at it than you are. Even quite small countries.

It is odd that while America excells in individual sports at an international level it just doesn't engage in the international team sports the rest of us play.

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4243 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:36:16 AM
So soccer fans want to kill each other... where's the problem?

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1016 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:13:29 AM
Kicking a man when he's down is the most despicable act during any fight. If you want to kill him, kill him. But punching a helpless victim is what cowards do. Manhood involves some honor.

Specators who fight because of football are mostly idiots who don't actually know how the game ended. They are there to fight. It's an ugly side and i wouldn't mind football being banned for five years. Those fighters would be so hated that maybe the phenomenon would stop.

And there is no such thing as soccer. There's football and american football. We compromise calling it american football despite it doesn't use feet to play nor a ball. One is national sport, other is global.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16912 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:56:57 AM
Soccer sucks and it's fans are completely mental.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5510 Posts
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:17:30 AM
Might be a good time to let you Americans know you made it to next years world cup finals. So called because it involves teams from all around the world. Unlike the superbowl winners who get called world champions and there's only you in it.

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1659 Posts
Monday, December 09, 2013 11:44:35 PM
No need to outlaw the sport, just outlaw opening the stadiums to the public.....Problem solved.

If everyone has to watch the game on TV, no one is going to start a riot in their own living room.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5431 Posts
Monday, December 09, 2013 11:39:57 PM
Firstly- many countries take football very seriously.. and yes- football- not American football- so called because it is played in ONE country. Rugby football is my choice- more violent on the pitch but fine off- but football violence CAN be dealt with- we have calmed it down over here- and Britain produced some world class footie hooligans. However- the game is loved by millions, kids who play in fields and in the streets to men who invest millions- so of course it produces strong reactions in people. Just not Americans because they don't play the damn game.. only the rest of the world who apparently don't count.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11917 Posts
Monday, December 09, 2013 5:53:52 PM
Jesus Christ on a Stick (PBUH), this thread escalated quickly!

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Monday, December 09, 2013 4:25:25 PM
To any Derp who took my post seriously and got all butthurt about it- this is what we Hoo-mans call a (still with me here? ok.) joke.

Go outside, get some fresh air, take your Autism meds or whatever. And chill the f%$# out (and go watch some Soccer, it helps.)

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11288 Posts
Monday, December 09, 2013 4:06:55 PM
Like everything else in life now, greed overrides anything and anybody.


You can forget "now".

Take a look at chariot racing in ancient Rome, for example. It involved more money and more violence than any sport today. Rome itself had a stadium that could seat 250,000 people, charioteers who became multibillionaires and mass rioting, fighting and even killing amongst the "fans".

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 838 Posts
Monday, December 09, 2013 4:04:08 PM
I've got a better idea. Just don't stop them. If they knew that that nobody would stop them, they'd think twice before getting involved. Oh, and obviously, it is also on them to find their own way to a hospital.

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