ITS FOOTBALL, NOT SOCCER!!! (Page 4)
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: very true its just a rip off from Rugby atleast the Canadians came up with their own original sport
FogofWar: "hmmmm maybe the Its Only US who see's a rugged messed up agressive game like this as a Sport.....
ITs not a sport dude...!!
its just another time pass game that is so aggressive that only nieve ppl like Americans Play it......
Cold hard Truth!"
The words of someone with no athleticism whatsoever. There's more to football than raw aggression….it is one of the most strategized games out there.
Only a truly naive and ignorant person would think there is no skill of intellect in the game….cold hard truth.
Real men don't chicken out from aggressive sports.
FogofWar: "as far as Eggball goes...
so wat if they uuse strategy its still too aggressive."
Then stick to soccer….and might I suggest figure skating instead of hockey…
"if u want to play like real men why dont ya play witout Da extra padding and eqipment.... Rugby players seem to coupe well to it…."
If you want to stand on the field with these guys and no padding; be my guest. When do rugby players coupe with hits 6 times the g-force of a 100km head on car crash?
The reason for the padding is so that they don't have to hold back….it's so that they can tackle the guy like they are trying to tear through him and crush him; and not kill him….even with the padding; football games see more than one injury a game.
"So in the end Football is Soccer the same... and a krypted wanna be of Rugby is not Football(eggball)... Bottom line
USA/Canada only call it Soccer.. while the Rest of the Whole World Calls it Football...
A game in which using hand plays a major role sholud never be called Football"
It was England that originated the term Soccer, from Association Football, which standardized their own rules. Rugby standardized different rules to football; and it was that version that was adapted into American Football. You can thank England for us North Americans calling it soccer.
"Wel dude in Real Football played around the world... they use hand like Throw in's, Setting up freekicks, Goal keeper etc.... so we should call it Hand ball.. rite.... yes Hand Ball is going to be another word for Soccer…"
The American football is shaped for a reason; to fit your foot when kicking it. It is shaped to the contour of your foot; hence they kept the name….get over it.
"lol get over it dude.... The real football has existed way before The egyptians (look it up).. and we have every right to call it Football and Football only!"
Yes, but they didn't call it football; they called it Episkyros, which means commonball; or in Roman; Harpastum, which essentially means handball. So I guess if that's the case we should call it handball and not soccer.
Oh, and by the way, Harpastum was a full contact sport in which the objective was to steal the ball to your side (kind of like your endzone if you will); and tackle the person carrying the ball….so really, it kinda more resembles American Football than soccer.
But who cares….what does it matter if we call it football? The name originated at the same time; as both sports derived from the same parent sport. What's it matter? Call it soccer if you want; call it football….does anyone really care that much?
I do play hockey. I'm Canadian. Hockey is more aggressive than football in some aspects….why do you hate football's aggression, and love hockey's?
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: idk chelsea if I saw a group of girl scouts charging at me I'd want paddings too haaha "it is one of the most strategized games out there" we should all play chest in paddings too..never know how violent it could turn out
...in the end Football is the correct name that's all...The American rugby is just rugby with paddings
FogofWar: "its not that i hate football agrssion... i actually love to tackle and i love to dive in and catch the ball but i m not happy wit ppl calling it Football…"
Who cares? Does it really affect your life that much? Seriously.
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: FogofWar it is an opinion he is entitled to have one. get a life? <- sounds like you need one more than anyone else
FogofWar: what's the opinion...that American Football sucks because it's called Football? Ha ha...okay buddy.
Go ahead and hold that opinion all you want.
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: idk if it sucks cus it's called "American Football"...but it looks like lame to me that American's cant even think up an original name haa ah and the countries (USA, Canada, Australia, and South Africa) that call Football is "soccer" isn't even good at the game ahaaha even the FIFA world cup on the world stage..just goes to show who the clowns are.
FogofWar: They call American Football football because that's what it was called when it came out in England as Rugby FOOTBALL. It's a derivative of the same parent sport as soccer...hence they both have the name. What's the big deal? Don't like calling it soccer, then call it football...who cares?
FogofWar: who the clowns are?
So I guess that makes you a clown since the US dominates American Football....or since Canada dominates Hockey.
Canada doesn't have a strong soccer team because no one in Canada cares about soccer.
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: oh please who plays hockey? who plays American Rugby? Football is a world sport the world plays it...just admit Canada and America can't play it as well as the rest of the world. THEY WILL NEVER DOMINATE IT why? cus life is like that can't dominate everything dude esp when you don't have the talent or "buy" the foreign talent.
hey btw who's following the UEFA?
FogofWar: Who plays hockey? Are you retarded???
Hockey is an international sport..it's in the Olympics. Russia has their own league; Scandinavia has their own league, North America has their own league and Europe has their own league. There is also international world leagues like the world cup, IIHF.
Who cares if the world likes soccer; no one in North America cares to be good at it. I'll stick to dominating hockey and American Football.
Malobear: O,Jack, Im sure you are aware how many people live in the USA and Canada. So there is more than enough talent here to compete at any sport you wish to talk about. Its just the USA and Canada choose not to focus on that style of football just as I have never seen a european ever take to bull riding. Its just not their gig. As I said, I really enjoy watching world style football and to be honest,theres alot of kids here that like playing it,even though they call it Soccer.Its just it never really goes beyond the college level.
In any sport there must be a fan base,if that doesnt exsist than its hopeless. There is other sports I love to watch in Europe and worldwide,but because these sports dont sell ad spots on the TV and the fan base is few here, I have to find it elsewhere and the effort is always worth it
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: Typical N.Americans *shakes head*
Blinded to the rest of the world. Hurry along into your little shell...the rest of the world could careless.
Did you know that USA took part in the FIFA world cup 2010? (or is it that the "talented people" were left out haahaha didn't even got noticed. Only qualified cus they played against low teams...
The fact that they are always trying to qualify in the FIFA means something right? means that they do 'care' but just can't. Excuses is a sign of cowardice but I wouldn't base my opinion of USA/Canada on two idiots that don't know anything but think they must come to 'defend' a country's inability to master a sport its pathetic and motivated by false pride.
Why is it so hard for ppl to admit they're not good at something and just move on? all this false pride will get you guys no where.
haa at your bull fighting comparason to football. (its in the wrong context btw)
It's important to note that ignorance is normal k dont feel pressured. When you lack knowledge in something you must remember that it still exist without you. hence the "the world doesnt' surround you" phrase.
Malobear: I dont offer excuses for anything Jack,but you seem to have the need to.Never called you any names either,but you seem to have the need to. You speak of one sport,a sport that very few adults care about here and its obvious,the media doesnt even cover it. I have to watch it thru the internet to watch it.
Why is it so hard for you to accept,that maybe North Americans just dont care for that style of football,most of them anyways.
And Pride,haha, thats something that will never be a shortage of here,whether your Canadian or American.
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: Malobear read to understand not read to argue...where did I call you names? anyways I see you just rumble on and not explain
'False Pride" isn't true pride, hence when I said 'False Pride' it was referring to the stubborn pride not the patriotic pride...now move over you seem to have nothing importante to bring
Situation: USA tries to win FIFA World Cup
Excuse for not winning: no talent + other rumblings
End Result: No one cares
FIFA was covered if you were wondering, btw because YOU (personally) are unaware of anything it is very foolish to think everyone in USA are unaware of the same thing.
Malobear: "where did I call you names?" hmmm "I wouldn't base my opinion of USA/Canada on two idiots that don't know anything" Who are you refering to here Jack? "it is very foolish to think everyone in USA are unaware of the same thing." Hmm Jack, you cant even read a post correct."North Americans just dont care for that style of football,most of them anyways." Your right Jack, I have alot more important things to do then to waste my time with this, have fun.
†Jack☠OfHearts†™: calling you foolish and an idiot isn't calling you names if it is indeed a fact have a good day man
Losfer_words: To me it is Footyball played on a pitch, and football on field. I like both except for NFL. There is too much hype in that boring game. I prefer the CFL. Anyways that is how I distinguish the two.