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post #16 of 48
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^^^ My only exception was March Madness.

What's cool about soccer is that, in the FA Cup right now, there's a beer league team that fought its way through 7 rounds to play against a fully professional team that is 6 leagues above it in the English system, having already beaten a team 5 leagues above them.
post #17 of 48
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Yes, soccer is wonderful. 2 hours of exciting near misses. Hooligans. Ape sounds made by the fans and banana's thrown on the field at black players. Players killed when they make a mistake. Incredibly drunk fans at the games. More f*cking sponsorship logos than NASCAR. I'll stick with baseball and college basketball, thank you.

Gawd i love football

Over here football(soccer) is more or less life for most blokes, myself included. Right from birth you have your team, in my case Heart Of Midlothian FC based in Edinburgh. You follow through thick and thin and some sort of strange bond appears...

A recent match i was at...come on the Hearts!!!! It's hard to explain but the feeling was immense...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXXlUemoo5s

Enjoy!!!
post #18 of 48
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Gawd i love football

Over here football(soccer) is more or less life for most blokes, myself included. Right from birth you have your team, in my case Heart Of Midlothian FC based in Edinburgh. You follow through thick and thin and some sort of strange bond appears...

A recent match i was at...come on the Hearts!!!! It's hard to explain but the feeling was immense...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXXlUemoo5s

Enjoy!!!

Hibs!
post #19 of 48
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Hibs!

Lazio!
post #20 of 48
Indeed the game is beautiful and full of such a passion.

Best, however is to play it. I allways liked football ( the real one not the USA mutant hybrid ) , But since I started to play it regularly ( twice per week now ) I love it passionately.

That is the best football IMHO, played with friends as a gentlemen sport and without the unnecessary violence you see sometimes
post #21 of 48
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There are so many virtues about the game that it's hard to describe, but right now I'm taken by the FA Cup run of Chasetown, and how that's next to impossible in anything else (except perhaps March Madness).

You should read "Fever Pitch" by Nick Hornby

and you should watch the European Cup 2008
post #22 of 48
Ed, you should see Zidane playin' and see how art is football?
post #23 of 48
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Ed, you should see Zidane playin' and see how art is football?

lol I love watching Zidane play, he's fluid as could be.

That said, i think my favorite soccer clip of all time is when he head-butted the Italian in the WC final.
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2 secs
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That's the one!!!
post #27 of 48
... just watch any current season arsenal match - they're playing such a beautiful game right now that even some players and coaches from other teams mention it and that they wish their team can play the way arsenal does
post #28 of 48
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Yes, soccer is wonderful. 2 hours of exciting near misses. Hooligans. Ape sounds made by the fans and banana's thrown on the field at black players. Players killed when they make a mistake. Incredibly drunk fans at the games. More f*cking sponsorship logos than NASCAR. I'll stick with baseball and college basketball, thank you.

Isn't a no-hitter four hours of near-misses? (and isn't that exciting?)

One thing I do like about US sports is the total absence of drunks, boorish behavior, and corporate invovlement.
post #29 of 48
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You should read "Fever Pitch" by Nick Hornby

and you should watch the European Cup 2008

Read a bit of it this weekend, and then punked out and rented the movie (the British one). Book is much better.

One of the great things about soccer is there's always a tournament to follow, so, yes, I'm excited about Euro 08 because I can only get Premier League and Serie A matches now, so I'm excited about seeing the other players.
post #30 of 48
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Read a bit of it this weekend, and then punked out and rented the movie (the British one). Book is much better.

One of the great things about soccer is there's always a tournament to follow, so, yes, I'm excited about Euro 08 because I can only get Premier League and Serie A matches now, so I'm excited about seeing the other players.

Fever Pitch movie was a huge disappointment. Another great little book I recently ran across is "The Far Corner: a Mazy Dribble Through Northeast Football".
http://www.amazon.com/Far-Corner-Dri...9465881&sr=1-1

Simon Kuper's "Football Against the Enemy" is also worth searching out.

I take it you get the Fox Soccer Network?
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