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I mean, I played when I was young. I understand the rules. The low scoring thing really doesn't factor in because I enjoy baseball and hockey and the Panthers.

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I agree with Smoot (did I just say that out loud?)... soccer is about on the level of baseball for me... I've played both, and baseball a lot growing up, but watching it is not for me... yeah, I can watch the World Series, and I can watch the World Cup if the US is playing, but that's about it... just too hard to get into.

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soccer= poo

football

racing

snowmachining

motorcross

UFC

screwing

yup- pretty much soccer is a pretty boy bitch sport

Spoken from a true, stuck up football/baseball jock, right?

I f**king hate when people say that.

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Go find a bar that is full of English fans watching the World Cup next summer and you will love the sport. If you're in Charlotte Jack's is a good spot.

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I never played soccer and I love it.

But then again I'm not a mouth-breather.

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World tournaments are fun to watch.

Otherwise, you might as well pay attention to the grass growing on the field because there's more action there.

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EPL, La Liga and Champions League are very entertaining.

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Different strokes for different folks.

The rest of the world pretty much loves soccer, it is about culture, what you grow up with, the tribal unity/bonding/tradition type stuff.

Same can be said for American football here.

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As a tot (ok tater tot) I played soccer and was quite good at it until I grew into a football/rugby body

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Club matches are much better than international matches.

Sans Brazil on a good day, there isn't a national team that plays like Arsenal or Barcelona.

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Spoken from a true, stuck up football/baseball jock, right?

I f**king hate when people say that.

agreed!!

Soccer players are some of the most fit athletes in the world...they run miles per game!

I also agree you probably have to play to really understand and appreciate what the pros do.

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Soccer requires a lot of patience... It always keeps you at an edge of your sit and there is no freaking commercials every 2 minutes. In a good game there can be about 35-50 scoring chances but only 3-5 goals will be scored. Soccer is a strategic game, like chess, where every move can be a deadly one. Its also artistic where insane goals can be scored... And if you want to talked about a true team supporters? Look no farther than Soccer stadium where about 50,000 people sing songs and chant for their team all at the same time. If you want to understand soccer, watch European Champions League either Wednesday or Tuesday every other week at 2:45 p.m. on ESPN 2.

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I tried to get into soccer (live with an El Salvarodian roommate and it becomes a necessity). But I just couldn't get into it for two reasons.

1.) Too low scoring.

2.) Too many people taking dives. I can't stand it. Say what you will, "oh, football players take dives too." But we can all agree that in soccer, taking a dive is much more prevalent, and they just try to sell it way too hard. They're laying on the pitch flailing around and screaming, and grabbing his leg and writhing in agony, you'd expect when he takes his hand away there's a compound fracture jutting out of his knee-highs. Then you see the replay and the other guy just tapped him on the shoulder, and the recipient of the love tap flings himself on the floor in response.

I will never embrace a sport where the athletes do shiz like that. Kinda worried about the state of football, because Tom Brady is single-handedly trying to incorporate taking a dive into this sport.

I will however, give soccer credit for one thing, and that's the fanaticism of the fans. During the entire game fans are cheering and chanting and singing fight songs. It's never quiet. College football has that, to a degree, but it's totally lacking in Pro Football

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