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NFT : yeah = soccers over

Posted: 7/2/2014 7:55 AM

NFT : yeah = soccers over 


I hope not to ever hear again.the insipid chant "I believe", its pretty lame IMO.

soccer will now disppear from tv  =yeah. Id rather watch the x games or cars making left turns .
ratings will be nothing for the remaining games, unless your a countryman
Ive seen enough soccer to last a  lifetime , the last two USA games. way more than enough.
ending games with penalty kicks is no way to end a contest.
extra periods should be sudden death, not playing out the entire extra time.

as I said...YEAH !!! soccer is over.

ps- at times it did look like a bunch of 6-12 yr old playing and flailing their legs at balls as anyone tries to kick it any which way .

pps- and when they try to 'head' the ball and jump and all miss
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Posted: 7/2/2014 8:04 AM

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Well you are entitled to your opinion. If you do not enjoy watching a sport turn the channel. But remember the average NFL game has 11 minutes of action per 60 minutes of game time. Oh yea, commercial, kick off, commercial, punt, commercial, 3 plays, punt, commercial. A TD, commercial, extra point try, commercial, Kick off, commercial.
As great as the NFL is we are still burdened with the Terry Bradshaws, Dion Sanders, and the Mike & Mikes of the world. Who you can turn off, luckily.

So pick what you enjoy in the sports world be it is not the end all to others....
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Posted: 7/2/2014 11:37 AM

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ErnieFergler wrote: Well you are entitled to your opinion. If you do not enjoy watching a sport turn the channel. But remember the average NFL game has 11 minutes of action per 60 minutes of game time. Oh yea, commercial, kick off, commercial, punt, commercial, 3 plays, punt, commercial. A TD, commercial, extra point try, commercial, Kick off, commercial.
As great as the NFL is we are still burdened with the Terry Bradshaws, Dion Sanders, and the Mike & Mikes of the world. Who you can turn off, luckily.

So pick what you enjoy in the sports world be it is not the end all to others....
Very good points.  The lack of commercials during the soccer game is great.  I think the NFL and their endless commercials and program ads are absolutely ridiculous.  I think it is a shame that so many people have to dvr the NFL games and start watching either after the game or at least after halftime to avoid the endless interruptions.  If Soccer ever gets big like the NFL in the US, you can bet that the game will take the back seat to the selling.  No more 60 minutes of commercial free game time.

I did watch most of the US/Belgium game and did not get caught up in the excitement that ESPN tried to promote, with all of the exuberant fan spots they showed from Seattle, Dallas, etc.  Soccer just doesn't do it for me.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 11:56 AM

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I also love the criticism that there is not enough scoring in soccer, which is why it is "boring".

Meanwhile, a 21-14 game (which is a relatively common score) is nothing more than 3-2.  Americans just love high scoring games, so football made each score worth more.  It also seems like a much greater feat to come back from a 10 or 14 point deficit than it would be to come back from a 2 point deficit.

I like football as much as the next guy, but Americans have to get over this "we are right and soccer sucks" mentality.  Not saying you have to get into it and watch it...just ignore it.  Women have been doing it for year when it comes to football...why can't football fans do the same with soccer.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 1:32 PM

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I HATE BASEBALL!!

It's a stupid boring game that grown men look silly playing it...

But did I ever post a topic to tell others how much I hate hearing and seeing highlights of this freaking waste of time, I have to put up with more than 1/2 of the year??!!

Keep such opinions to yourself because I know there are millions of Americans like myself who enjoy that very tough and physically demanding game.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 1:54 PM

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No one is forcing you to watch soccer -- or anything else you don't like or enjoy.  However, you could at least show some respect for the folks who do enjoy watching soccer and/or show support for the USMNT as they represent our country in this global event.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/a...58620023#!7p1Nj

Last edited 7/3/2014 12:33 PM by NYGJim

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Posted: 7/2/2014 6:57 PM

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I'm really enjoying this World Cup.  The games are exciting and I will still watch the games even with the US out and definitely am watching the final.  Soccer isn't a sport I've gotten into in terms of MLS, but I do enjoy the World Cup every four years.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 8:03 AM

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I had been using my VHS deck in years past, upgrading to a hard drive recording device to tape all game I may want to watch. 70 minutes is the max viewing time when you cut out the commercials and half time. Well worth it. I just would rather be outside on Sundays in September & October than in front of a TV. Just me, certainly not critical of what others do and like as we all pull for the New York Football Giants !!!
 PS A big fan of the clean screen the World Cup broadcasts present as well.  Do we need that constant crawler across the bottom while watching NCAA & NFL games repeating the same lame info? No, but E$pin must think so.
 A fan of Notre Dame football broadcasts on NBC for that exact same reason.  I think that part of the contract must stipulate no crawler and constant score updates.  Mainly because you tune in to watch that game and not everything else. With the electronics of today information is a nanosecond away to begin with.

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Posted: 7/6/2014 4:43 PM

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EddieNYG wrote: I'm really enjoying this World Cup.  The games are exciting and I will still watch the games even with the US out and definitely am watching the final.  Soccer isn't a sport I've gotten into in terms of MLS, but I do enjoy the World Cup every four years.
Same here .

When the World Cup comes around I watch , love the speed of the game and all those crazy fans out there . 

Unfortunately the team I always root for never makes it that far and that is the English team , so I go with my 2nd fav. the Germans !

And for anyone who doesn't like soccer , too bad , keep it to yourself and watch Golf instead .ohlord.

--- ALWAYS GIANTS ---

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Posted: 7/7/2014 9:16 AM

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Is acting school a prerequisite to play soccer?

I'll really miss the drama of shadows causing players enough agony for a borderline convulsion.


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Posted: 7/7/2014 5:09 PM

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NYSPORTS98 wrote:

Is acting school a prerequisite to play soccer?

I'll really miss the drama of shadows causing players enough agony for a borderline convulsion.


No more than in hockey!

Ultimately, it is an unfortunate form of gamesmanship...bringing attention to how "rough" the other team is playing so you can get the call the next time.
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Posted: 7/8/2014 7:50 AM

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--- NewYawka wrote:


NYSPORTS98 wrote:Is acting school a prerequisite to play soccer?

I'll really miss the drama of shadows causing players enough agony for a borderline convulsion.




No more than in hockey!

Ultimately, it is an unfortunate form of gamesmanship...bringing attention to how "rough" the other team is playing so you can get the call the next time.

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Com'on lol - a few hockey players dive on occassion. These soccer players hit the deck quite often and act like they were shot while flopping around in agony. Heck, that one clown bit a player and held his mouth b/c his teeth hurt. Give me a break :)
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Posted: 7/17/2014 1:44 PM

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best game was the 7-1 blowout of brazil, scoring, breakaways and defense at times.

now if only Brazil didnt quit and made it a game, it wouldve been maybe 7-4,5 and that wouldve been great.

better than 90 minutes of midfield kicks with missed headers (my fav when they all miss the ball like 8 yr olds)

as for the non stop action, most times it non start.

few and far between scoring chances. so must increase these.
flops galore. got to stop this.
do not end games with free kicks, its absurd in every way.
and a substitution rule that should be like hockeys would make it better.

but its over and good riddance.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 2:46 PM

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I guess I am in the minority.  I really enjoyed watching some of the games.  I saw all of the US games plus the final 4.  The winning goal by the Germans over Argentina was well worth the wait.  That simply was a phenomenal display of athleticism.  

I am thinking that my love for great athleticism and defensive play allows me to enjoy the low scoring.  I see playing to a 0-0 or 1-1 tie as a defensive battle.  Granted, many of those types of games are a result of poor play by both teams.  That is why I am selective about what games I will watch. I am very impressed with the stamina and speed that soccer players have.  I also enjoy watching superb passing.  To me the 30 or so yard passes that are right on is as good as watching a long pass to a WR caught against great defense.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 4:30 PM

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56801BackAgain wrote: best game was the 7-1 blowout of brazil, scoring, breakaways and defense at times.

now if only Brazil didnt quit and made it a game, it wouldve been maybe 7-4,5 and that wouldve been great.

So based on this, I am assuming you would prefer to watch a 49-35 NFL game rather than a 21-14 game.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 4:44 PM

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Never been a fan of the game but I was impressed by Tim Howard and believe he could be a standout in any sport.We dont really have our most elite athletes competing at this time but with the cost of funding youth sports and general recreation soccer may be on the upswing.
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