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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Who are you quoting?
    Wikipedia, though apparently I typed it slightly wrong -
    Usain Bolt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4100 m relays).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gl98115 View Post
    I hope you all realize why... The soccer player exaggerates an injury to gain a favorable call by the ref. The cyclist has no advantage whatsoever to do so. The average cyclist is not any tougher than the average soccer player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
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    Not sure either but it's really in the numbers no?

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    The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.

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    I played a lot of soccer in college, commuted by bike, some SCUBA, hiking, climbing, racquetball etc. My thighs would barely fit my jeans. What developed upper body? House framing & farming. A soccer player who starts doing body blocking gets tossed from the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    Because football is the greatest game in the world?
    Because its easily one of the most accessibles sport to play.

    Not that bad to play, but absolutely unwatchable. Too incredibly boring. Cant believe so many people can watch this. Must be a cultural thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggst1 View Post
    I hope you all realize why... The soccer player exaggerates an injury to gain a favorable call by the ref. The cyclist has no advantage whatsoever to do so. The average cyclist is not any tougher than the average soccer player.
    Faking is faking. No matter what the reason is, it's just wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laf View Post
    Because its easily one of the most accessibles sport to play.

    Not that bad to play, but absolutely unwatchable. Too incredibly boring. Cant believe so many people can watch this. Must be a cultural thing.
    Like clockwork. Every time football gets mentioned, Americans come out of the woodwork to declare how much they hate it. As if billions of people are waiting to hear your opinion on it. Or explain to us why it's "boring" (hint: it's not). Or why we like it.

    Minds changed by Americans declaring that they don't like football: zero.
    Eyes rolling at the incredibly tedious spectacle of American keyboard warriors declaring that they don't like football in every gawd-damned thread where football is mentioned: all.

    Here's a suggestion to Americans who don't like football: Instead of opening your mouth and removing all doubt of your stupidity, why not keep it shut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aggst1 View Post
    I hope you all realize why... The soccer player exaggerates an injury to gain a favorable call by the ref. The cyclist has no advantage whatsoever to do so. The average cyclist is not any tougher than the average soccer player.
    Define tougher, tough guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    Because football is the greatest game in the world?
    Right, but what does that have to do with soccer?
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    Like clockwork. Every time football gets mentioned, Americans come out of the woodwork to declare how much they hate it. As if billions of people are waiting to hear your opinion on it. Or explain to us why it's "boring" (hint: it's not). Or why we like it.

    Minds changed by Americans declaring that they don't like football: zero.
    Eyes rolling at the incredibly tedious spectacle of American keyboard warriors declaring that they don't like football in every gawd-damned thread where football is mentioned: all.

    Here's a suggestion to Americans who don't like football: Instead of opening your mouth and removing all doubt of your stupidity, why not keep it shut?
    Soccer fans bring the ridicule on themselves when they insist on claiming that "it's the greatest sport in the world."

    We've heard it, we've tried watching it, we've grown up playing it, we've carted our kids to games, and we still don't like it. Give it a rest.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggst1 View Post
    I hope you all realize why... The soccer player exaggerates an injury to gain a favorable call by the ref.
    Nope. Kids are taught soccer skills young like six years old. The problem is no one tells them to stop crying as they get older.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Soccer fans bring the ridicule on themselves when they insist on claiming that "it's the greatest sport in the world."

    We've heard it, we've tried watching it, we've grown up playing it, we've carted our kids to games, and we still don't like it. Give it a rest.
    even worse is when they talk down to you because we don't understand the beautiful game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggst1 View Post
    The soccer player exaggerates an injury to gain a favorable call by the ref.
    And that's why it's the greatest game in the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    We've heard it, we've tried watching it, we've grown up playing it, we've carted our kids to games, and we still don't like it. Give it a rest.
    That's just too awesome.

    OP: Cycling and soccer / football are two sports where little guys can do well....Why do the soccer guys have much bigger pecs / arms / upper bodies?
    You and other idiots: I don't like soccer....blah blah blah...Give it a rest.

    You can't make this stuff up!

    Honestly, as soon as you saw this thread was about football, why did you feel led to share with the world that you don't like the sport? What's your motivation? Who peed in your corn flakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    That's just too awesome.

    OP: Cycling and soccer / football are two sports where little guys can do well....Why do the soccer guys have much bigger pecs / arms / upper bodies?
    You and other idiots: I don't like soccer....blah blah blah...Give it a rest.

    You can't make this stuff up!

    Honestly, as soon as you saw this thread was about football, why did you feel led to share with the world that you don't like the sport? What's your motivation? Who peed in your corn flakes?
    When are you going to figure out that Americans will never care about what you have to say? You are Canadian, and your opinion means nothing to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    That's just too awesome.

    OP: Cycling and soccer / football are two sports where little guys can do well....Why do the soccer guys have much bigger pecs / arms / upper bodies?
    You and other idiots: I don't like soccer....blah blah blah...Give it a rest.

    You can't make this stuff up!

    Honestly, as soon as you saw this thread was about football, why did you feel led to share with the world that you don't like the sport? What's your motivation? Who peed in your corn flakes?
    Soccer is for girls > girls like abs and soap operas > abs + soap operas = soccer > there are more girls in the world than guys > more people watch soccer than cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gl98115 View Post
    And that's why it's the greatest game in the world?
    No, it is the greatest and most popular game in the world because of its simplicity. About 2/3 of the population on this planet follow it one way or another. Can't say the same about any other sport. Only Americans find it boring. If billions of people around the globe find it interesting and a couple hundred million people in the us find it boring (millions of folks in the us do like soccer especially foreign born citizens), what does that say about the latter? Simple, they don't like something they don't know. Humans always tend to dislike something unfamiliar. Instead they make fun of it because it elevates their ego, makes them feel better.... After all they are real 'mericans!

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    OP, why do you think soccer players are little guys? The average soccer player is just average in size, height, and weight. Little compared to what? Linebackers on NFL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggst1 View Post
    No, it is the greatest and most popular game in the world because of its simplicity. About 2/3 of the population on this planet follow it one way or another. Can't say the same about any other sport. Only Americans find it boring. If billions of people around the globe find it interesting and a couple hundred million people in the us find it boring (millions of folks in the us do like soccer especially foreign born citizens), what does that say about the latter? Simple, they don't like something they don't know. Humans always tend to dislike something unfamiliar. Instead they make fun of it because it elevates their ego, makes them feel better.... After all they are real 'mericans!
    Agree with you. In a simpler way, two VERY common denominators make this sport way too popular. Country + ball = formula for soccer success. Most likely everybody in the world has kicked a ball once (balls nowadays are very accessible) and a lot of people come from countries so it's very easy to understand although it's a sport very hard to master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
    Define tougher, tough guy.
    As in both cyclists and soccer players can sustain injuries and continue on equally, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    That's just too awesome.

    OP: Cycling and soccer / football are two sports where little guys can do well....Why do the soccer guys have much bigger pecs / arms / upper bodies?
    You and other idiots: I don't like soccer....blah blah blah...Give it a rest.

    You can't make this stuff up!

    Honestly, as soon as you saw this thread was about football, why did you feel led to share with the world that you don't like the sport? What's your motivation? Who peed in your corn flakes?
    Honestly, as soon as you saw this thread was about soccer, why did you feel led to share with the world that you think it's the greatest game in the world? What's your motivation? Are you somehow threatened by contrary opinions?
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Agree with you. In a simpler way, two VERY common denominators make this sport way too popular. Country + ball = formula for soccer success. Most likely everybody in the world has kicked a ball once (balls nowadays are very accessible) and a lot of people come from countries so it's very easy to understand although it's a sport very hard to master.
    Dont even need a real ball. In some countries, kids kick a coke can around in a play yard. I wouldn't call it harder to master than other sports. Hard to be a top level player, well yes. The same way it is hard to be the top quarterback etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggst1 View Post
    I hope you all realize why... The soccer player exaggerates an injury to gain a favorable call by the ref. The cyclist has no advantage whatsoever to do so. The average cyclist is not any tougher than the average soccer player.
    So it's the sport that is BS not the player?

    I really like soccer but I'm really getting pushed to the edge by all the crap calls and faking that is going on. I ended up losing interest in the World Cup as a result. Something needs to be done or it will lose all credibility.

    Now biking has its own demons (Lance, where are you?) but at least the cheating that goes on in biking usually has the decency to hide off the road. May not be a big improvement but it helps a bit...and I think (hope) that there's a real effort to deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Honestly, as soon as you saw this thread was about soccer, why did you feel led to share with the world that you think it's the greatest game in the world? What's your motivation? Are you somehow threatened by contrary opinions?
    Are you serious? Ha ha...this thread is just too much. In case you're not trolling, here's how it went:

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
    If you are a straight man, why are you watching soccer in the first place?
    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau
    Because football is the greatest game in the world?
    The idiots in this thread can go on and on about how football is "gay" and "boring," but I make one tiny comment in response to the most cretinous of the anti-football morons, and all of a sudden I'm a zealous football fanatic going around shoving it in people's faces, eh?

    The stupid is powerful in this thread. And it just keeps on giving!
    The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.

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