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WatchMeWin
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July 16th, 2018 at 7:53:00 PM permalink
Poll for USA based members.
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dogqck
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RogerKint
July 16th, 2018 at 8:28:59 PM permalink
Just wondering why all the goalies I see are average height or less ? I mean some of these 7th foot guys have such a wingspan.
Of course many of them would rather play a real sport.
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billryan
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July 16th, 2018 at 9:58:25 PM permalink
Quote: dogqck

Just wondering why all the goalies I see are average height or less ? I mean some of these 7th foot guys have such a wingspan.
Of course many of them would rather play a real sport.



The soccer coach at my High School had the same thought. He grabbed our two 6-8/6-9 basketball players and forced them on to the team. I guess it was semi successful as the team went to the county semifinals.
I'd think agility would trump wingspan in goal, but I played one soccer game in my life, a club match for ROTC and got red carded about ten minutes in for running a guy over.
I attended a few Cosmos games when they were selling out Giant Stadium and it was an event forty years ago.
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Zcore13
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July 17th, 2018 at 5:02:18 AM permalink
Usain Bolt is trying out for a Soccer team in Australia.


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SOOPOO
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July 17th, 2018 at 5:09:38 AM permalink
I checked ratings. ESPN had LESS than 1 million viewers for MLS cup. There were over 100 million viewers for Super Bowl.
Not really a fair comparison, because MLS is really a minor league if you count worldwide.
Tanko
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July 17th, 2018 at 6:45:02 AM permalink
" Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in. That's when we're supposed to go wild."

"Baseball and basketball present a constant threat of personal disgrace. In hockey, there are three or four fights a game -- and it's not a stroll on beach to be on ice with a puck flying around at 100 miles per hour. After a football game, ambulances carry off the wounded. After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box."

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terapined
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July 17th, 2018 at 6:57:34 AM permalink
I don't enjoy seeing players on a field inflicting brain damage on each other on every play
Just a short step from the fights in Django
A brain is a terrible thing to waste. Its actually supposed to last a lifetime
Brett Farve cant remember jack. That's shocking
Having memories is a big part of being a human being.
I cant imagine living without memories. Its part of who I am
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Zcore13
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July 17th, 2018 at 7:07:14 AM permalink
But if someone thinks differently than you and doesn't mind trading the risks for the rewards, they should be allowed to. And then if someone enjoys watching that event, that's good to.

A lot of people love watching soccer. Me, not so much. I watch the World Cup of the U.S. is playing and the final if I'm not doing anything else.


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TigerWu
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July 17th, 2018 at 8:06:06 AM permalink
Quote: Tanko

" Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in. That's when we're supposed to go wild."



Haha... Football is the exact same, only worse because the players stop the game every 15 seconds and just kind of mill around for a while.

I prefer soccer to football, but baseball overall.

I'm not much of a sports person in general, though.
RS
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July 17th, 2018 at 9:01:29 AM permalink
In order from most interesting to least interesting of COMMON sports

Curling
Baseball & football
Hockey
Every other sport
Soccer
Basketball, because basketball is trash


These are facts, people. Facts.
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