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World Cup anyone?

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safetyobc said:
Why did the game I just watched (the end of it anyway) go to 90 minutes and then it had 3 more minutes after the 90?
It's called "stoppage time" and is added at the end of the half to account for injuries, substitutions, goals, and player time-wasting. Instead of stopping the clock for these events, they keep it running and add time to the end. Strange? Yeah, but that's how it's done.
 

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bobmich52 said:
Uh, how Many American football Games end In 1-0 Scores?
None. It's the nature of the sport.

Real Exciting Eh?
It's a shame that you can't appreciate soccer for what it is. The players have to make the plays for themselves and improvise, instead of executing a set play called in by the coach. As I mentioned earlier, there is an extreme amount of endurance required for these players. In FIFA matches, only three (3) substitutions can be allowed for the WHOLE GAME. I would venture to say that, even with the 1+ minute breaks in between plays, time outs, TV time outs, quarter breaks, halftime break, 5 minute breaks for injuries, etc. - that american football players would have a tough time. :) Especially those lineman! LOL

Oh, and when injuries occur, the player is quickly taken off the field. None of the sprawling all over the field for tens of minutes making a scene as there is in american football. And the injuries in soccer can be as severe as in american football - i've seen my fair share of dislocations, broken bones, concussions, etc.

I Could Take A LONG Nap & Still Not Miss A Thing In a Futbol Match
And I can think of MANY american football games that I HAVE taken a long nap during and haven't missed a thing. It boils down to your appreciation for the sport, which you don't seem to have. This is fine. But do keep in mind that a 45 minute american football game takes 2-3 hours. A 90 minute soccer game takes no more than 2 hours. Twice the action for the same time investment (or less).

As Long Az The Commercials Have Beer & Broads, How Can Ya Go Wrong?
...and if that is what you are really watching the game for, then you've found the right sport for your needs.

Time Outs Are a Good Thing, Unless you are Equipped With A Pilot's Relief Tube.
If I need to drink in order to watch a game, that would tell me something :) Otherwise, yeah, I can hold it for 45 minutes.

Now I am probably starting the ever-present American debate on whether american football or soccer is a better sport, even though they have absolutely nothing in common. bobmich52, i'll let you have the last word since I don't want to carry this argument on forever since nobody is likely to relinquish their position. :)
 
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We Agree To Disagree.

Fair Enough.

Respectful, If Not Slightly & Intentionally Humurous Debate In Order To Stimulate Opinion.

TO EACH HIS OWN
 

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I tuned in to watch USA dishonor the country with a half-hearted effort.

The Iran vs Mexico game the day before was quite entertaining.
 

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I have watched a couple games now and they are pretty good.

The only thing is I get a headache from all the air horns that constantly blair. I have to mute the sound and listen to the scanner while the game is on. It really is unerving to me.

But the games are good.

matt
 

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I have really gotten into this World Cup stuff. It is very exciting to watch.

I like it. I guess I am becoming a Soccer fan. Although, team USA isn't that good. I'll watch them tomorrow and see how they do, but I am thinking Italy is going to win.

matt
 
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