Is soccer the greatest sport?

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Is soccer the greatest sport?

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  1. Katsumi Yamada

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    That's a shame.
    A world tournament with all the best players would do wonders for the sport, surely?
    Consider how many extremely casual fans ONLY watch soccer at the world cup.
     
  2. Spoken

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    76 cunts on sherdog, I see.
     
  3. Revolver

    Revolver you sound poor Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It is if you like seeing players throw themselves on the ground and acting like they’ve been shot at the slightest touch.
     
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  4. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Along with 80 manlet pussies.
     
  5. Spoken

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    I’m of average height.


    ...for a 16th century native Mexican
     
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    Madmick Scholar of Taghaza Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Nevertheless, popularity is more strongly correlated to greatness than just about any other metric.

    I am the opposite of a populist, btw. If I had grown up in the early 20th century I would have been one of those assholes with a Transatlantic accent even if my parents were pig farmers.
     
  7. ModernMatt

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    You're watching the World Cup, which is the best from one country going against the best of another country...which is exciting in any sport.
    I don't know the numbers, but the World Cup is probably on par (or even bigger) than the Olympics in viewership. Its a huge event.

    If you compare league play against sports then thats more of an even playing field than comparing one of the biggest events in the world against league play.

    I live in Canada, so we have MLS, which in quality is not as good as the leagues in Europe or South America.
    And before that gremlin Gary Betttman banned NHL players from taking part in Olympic hockey...it was my favourite world event. Afterwards the quality went down in my opinion...not pitting the best players from each country against each other ruined the quality of the event.
     
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    What makes soccer the greatest sport is how accessible it is. Just needs a ball, it allows creativity, physical contact is moderate.
     
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  9. WandySaku2

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    This for me is a big part of why it's the best sport overall. If you're good, you're good. For all, we know there's a Messi sized basketball or football player with equivalent skills in his sport that we'll never know of because he couldn't show those skills against guys 6' 8 or 200+ lbs.

    That, the simple rules, the league set-ups, the creativity that's involved, skills/tricks used, various types of shots and everyone is playing with the same disadvantage.
     
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    It's not even compelling as performance art. Men don't cry over skinned knees and tangled feet.
     
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    Football is the greatest sport. This World Cup has been great by the way.
     
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    Football is the most popular sport in a lot of countries that have higher standards of living than the US.
     
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    Why do people keep saying that you only need a ball to play?
    that is the equivalent of saying you only need a ball to play basketball,so why isnt basketball as popular?
     
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    You only need an eggball to play american football,its for backwards countries:
     
  15. WandySaku2

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    That's been my general experience having lived in middle America and the coast. The middle is just too far from other cultures to be influenced. I love being American, but American exceptionalism is odd.

    In time, I think. The CTE issue is fairly new, and I've seen interviews where even former players say they wouldn't let their sons play.

    Bold prediction: Between the CTE, politics, it's slow/stop-and-go pace, and the general "softening" of society, I could see the NFL rapidly declining in popularity in the next decade or so.
     
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    Silly.

    In a sport that can end zero, zero every single play and rush matters. Each rush that could put in a single goal can be the decider.

    You can say basketball for instance is the sport of the ADD fan. I love it and grew up watching it and it feeds ADD fans non stop scoring but literally in most games non of that scoring matters outside the last 15 minutes of the game. You don't even have to watch. It's meaningless highlights.
     
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    Only Americunts would disagree.
     
  18. Escabar

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    Its called football but otherwise yeap.
     
  19. MXZT

    MXZT Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    It's amazing a site that focuses on another sport has majority of the votes saying that soccer/football is the greatest sport. Says a lot about the sport and how legendary it is especially in the World Cup.
     
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    I understand the fascination of American football. It is highly specialized, militarized kind of sport similar to Battleship or Chess or classic RPGs.

    The football the rest of the world knows is more spontaneous. You have to think on the fly.

    But if you want pace and speed, you would enjoy ice hockey the most.
     
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