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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    A team sport and one man can score a hundred points.
    D'ya think it might be too easy to score?
    To be fair, that happened ONCE in NBA history, more than 50 years ago.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Do I plan to? No. Will I? Maybe. Probably some of it.

    By the way, I've come up with the perfect plan to make soccer mainstream here in the US.

    1. Cheerleaders.

    2. The scoring is to low. Widen the goal area to allow higher scores under US rules. Feel free to go back to international rules for international matches.

    3. Set a time of possession where the team that last kicked the ball has to try to score or it goes to their opponent.

    4. Use digital recording technology that allows for "live" TV coverage to be manipulated to create artificial intervals for commercial breaks. Example: start live coverage about 30 minutes late so that the live recording can be paused to play commercials and/or digitally slow down the live feed viewers see to be able to pause it to play commercials. If TV stations can play commercials, they'll have incentive to broadcast matches. If matches are on TV, it'll create more interest.

    5. Make post game concerts with popular acts a part of the price of the price of admission.

    6. Team mascots that do goodie 2 shoes stuff in their communities in addition to game day antics. Make then available for hire at private events like birthday parties.
    get rid of the idiotic off side rule. can you imagine a rule in basketball where its offsides for someone to get an outlet pass on a fast break if there is no defender between the guy going in for a "yo mama" dunk and the goal?

    or offsides in football if the receiver beats the secondary and has no safety between he and the goal line?
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    And how many times has that happened in the last 20 years? It can happen, seldom does. It's a common occurrence in futbol.
    So what? There's no overtime- the game lasts 90 minutes, period.
    I hated when the NHL catered to the American audience by outlawing tied games. If no-one wins everyone goes home unsatisfied- is that the point? Pervert the game for the sake of providing a result to people who don't understand what game sports are about?
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    get rid of the idiotic off side rule. can you imagine a rule in basketball where its offsides for someone to get an outlet pass on a fast break if there is no defender between the guy going in for a "yo mama" dunk and the goal?

    or offsides in football if the receiver beats the secondary and has no safety between he and the goal line?
    The offsides rule is there to allow more offense. It lets the defenders join the attack- without offsides a couple defenders would always have to hang back.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If no why not?
    No. Because I flat-out don't care.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as opposed to tennis or squash, table tennis or badminton where every play results in a score?
    team ..
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    team ..
    there are now (they changed the rules since when I played in college) points awarded after every play in volleyball
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    As opposed to the 4th tie in the last 15 MINUTES, in futbol?
    Nothing wrong with a tie, just means two teams played their best. And tournaments and championships always end in a win, either via golden goal, or PK.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Do I plan to? No. Will I? Maybe. Probably some of it.

    2. The scoring is to low. Widen the goal area to allow higher scores under US rules. Feel free to go back to international rules for international matches.
    The scoring is too low: A 3-2 soccer match is the same as a 21-14 football game. Soccer is about the importance of a goal. One point, one goal, football has 6 points touchdown, 3 points field goal, 2 points safety, one point PAT.

    A goal in soccer is huge and important. It makes the game that much more exciting.

    Oh, and there are cheerleaders http://bustedcoverage.com/cheerleade...-cheerleaders/



    And there are concerts after games.

    And the MLS has a higher average attendance than the NBA and the NHL.

    Your knowledge of soccer is lacking.
    Last edited by beefheart; 06-14-14 at 01:20 AM.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    No, because soccer sucks.

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