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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-16-2017 10:51 PM)fishpro1098 Wrote:  
(07-16-2017 01:14 PM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  
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(07-16-2017 10:36 AM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  
(07-16-2017 09:58 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  That's the biggest misconception of the sport. Only about 8% of matches across all professional leagues in the world ended in 0-0 draws over the last 10 years according to a SkySports study from last summer. I guess I just find it ironic how the vast majority of people who think soccer is boring tend to be baseball fans. Also, far too many fans seem to forget that college football ended in ties until the late 90's, which for those who have a hard time with history is roughly a century of the sport. Carry on.

I stand corrected, thank you. However, a 0-0 score is still a particularly salient example of the futility of ties that occur in soccer that, like college football, should be fixed by soccer organizations.

Oh I completely agree, I think they should go to the hockey format. That has worked very well for them, and the sports are incredibly similar in many ways already.

The Predators' run to the Stanley Cup turned me into a hockey fan. It is a fast paced and unpredictable sport with masterful and tough athletes. Who would have thought hockey would be the toast of a southern town and the capital of country music?

Ice hockey is a fabulous sport. They could ban fighting tomorrow and I would still watch it because of the power and grace of the game. Those players skate so well, so effortlessly, and combine that with the essentials of the game makes it a marvelous sport. Even though it is low scoring, it is fast paced. Love it.

Downtown Nashville around Bridgestone Arena was jammed with Pred fans during the playoff run. It was quite the party and adds to home ice advantage.
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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
I really wish that soccer wouldn't have infected our country. I've always though of soccer as a 3rd world sport. If you need any more proof that the United States is in decline as a world power... I give you soccer's growth. I believe both are positively correlated.


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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-17-2017 08:51 AM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  I really wish that soccer wouldn't have infected our country. I've always though of soccer as a 3rd world sport. If you need any more proof that the United States is in decline as a world power... I give you soccer's growth. I believe both are positively correlated.


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A rise in something matched with a decline in another would be a negative correlation...guess that's the WSU education you've got there.

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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-17-2017 08:45 AM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  
(07-16-2017 10:51 PM)fishpro1098 Wrote:  
(07-16-2017 01:14 PM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  
(07-16-2017 01:00 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(07-16-2017 10:36 AM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  I stand corrected, thank you. However, a 0-0 score is still a particularly salient example of the futility of ties that occur in soccer that, like college football, should be fixed by soccer organizations.

Oh I completely agree, I think they should go to the hockey format. That has worked very well for them, and the sports are incredibly similar in many ways already.

The Predators' run to the Stanley Cup turned me into a hockey fan. It is a fast paced and unpredictable sport with masterful and tough athletes. Who would have thought hockey would be the toast of a southern town and the capital of country music?

Ice hockey is a fabulous sport. They could ban fighting tomorrow and I would still watch it because of the power and grace of the game. Those players skate so well, so effortlessly, and combine that with the essentials of the game makes it a marvelous sport. Even though it is low scoring, it is fast paced. Love it.

Downtown Nashville around Bridgestone Arena was jammed with Pred fans during the playoff run. It was quite the party and adds to home ice advantage.

I was in that area back in 2012 when the Bearcats played their first two rounds down there for the NCAA tournament and enjoyed the hell out of that environment...I can only imagine what it was like for the Preds.
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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-17-2017 08:51 AM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  I really wish that soccer wouldn't have infected our country. I've always though of soccer as a 3rd world sport. If you need any more proof that the United States is in decline as a world power... I give you soccer's growth. I believe both are positively correlated.


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France, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy... ...none of those are third world countries.

Even Japan, Australia, and SK are also advancing to World Cups. It's the world's game.
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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
soccer is like baseball or even tennis...I enjoy playing those sports with friends for fun...I get no pleasure from watching them on TV.

I do like soccer though just because it seems to enrage those on the right side of the political spectrum for no apparent reason.
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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-17-2017 08:51 AM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  I really wish that soccer wouldn't have infected our country. I've always though of soccer as a 3rd world sport. If you need any more proof that the United States is in decline as a world power... I give you soccer's growth. I believe both are positively correlated.


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Need to build a wall around soccer stadiums.

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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-17-2017 11:04 AM)oliveandblue Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 08:51 AM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  I really wish that soccer wouldn't have infected our country. I've always though of soccer as a 3rd world sport. If you need any more proof that the United States is in decline as a world power... I give you soccer's growth. I believe both are positively correlated.


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France, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy... ...none of those are third world countries.

Even Japan, Australia, and SK are also advancing to World Cups. It's the world's game.

They've all been in decline for some time, all due to embracing soccer.

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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-17-2017 11:16 AM)fishpro1098 Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 11:04 AM)oliveandblue Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 08:51 AM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  I really wish that soccer wouldn't have infected our country. I've always though of soccer as a 3rd world sport. If you need any more proof that the United States is in decline as a world power... I give you soccer's growth. I believe both are positively correlated.


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France, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy... ...none of those are third world countries.

Even Japan, Australia, and SK are also advancing to World Cups. It's the world's game.

They've all been in decline for some time, all due to embracing soccer.

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Ya... they should model themselves more on the Caribbean countries that embraced Baseball. It's done wonders for them! /s 07-coffee3
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RE: OT:Official Soccer Sucks Thread
(07-17-2017 10:59 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 08:51 AM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  I really wish that soccer wouldn't have infected our country. I've always though of soccer as a 3rd world sport. If you need any more proof that the United States is in decline as a world power... I give you soccer's growth. I believe both are positively correlated.


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A rise in something matched with a decline in another would be a negative correlation...guess that's the WSU education you've got there.

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I understand that. I was attempting to infer that as soccer grows, so does our advancement in the decline. While that could be deemed positively correlated in an informal sense, it wouldn't make mathematical sense on a correlation chart unless I specified a value for America's decline in positive terms as the decline grows larger.

P.S. **** you!


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