MOChassid

The rambling thoughts of a Modern Orthodox Chassid (whatever that means). Contact me at emansouth @ aol.com

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Soccer: The Most Boring Sport in the History of Man

Let's face it. All this hype about the World Cup is getting nauseating. As usual, Americans are right and the rest of the world is wrong. There is nothing more boring than a soccer game. Not even golf. I'd rather watch NASCAR.

(And, as usual, the media have totally overhyped the American team. They stink. But who cares? Not me.)

20 Comments:

  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger david said…

    I agree, except I think NASCAR is worse.

     
  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Wanna Be Frum said…

    oh please, golf is more boring

     
  • At 2:56 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    Golf and NASCAR are MUCH more boring.

    Soccer has no commercials, and no timeouts. That's a huge plus. Also, your team never gets penalized for ticky-tack fouls. You stop and restart from the point of the foul, but there's no serious loss.

    As with any sport, some games are going to be better than others but when soccer is really clicking it's much better than basketball or hockey. (when it's not clicking, though, even a bad basketball game is better, I agree with that.)

    As for the US team, yesterday's loss was a blow, but the team came out flat. They played horribly and are capable of much better. While the outcome was still in doubt, the game was very engaging.

     
  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger The Town Crier said…

    american baseball is less entertaining than a good soccer game

     
  • At 7:21 PM, Blogger kishke said…

    "Soccer has no commercials, and no timeouts."

    The whole game is a timeout. What a bore.

     
  • At 9:07 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Baseball is poetry.

    It is the greatest game ever invented.

     
  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger The Town Crier said…

    no one ever accused poetry of being entertaining.

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    MoChassid said...
    Baseball is poetry.

    It is the greatest game ever invented.


    Baseball is a snore on TV (usually) It's much better in person, and on the radio.

    Soccer has it's shortcomings (nothing is worse than a bad soccer game) but they don't call it the "beautiful game" for nothing.

     
  • At 5:21 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Dovbear and TTC

    My heart goes out to you for failing to appreciate the beauty and symetry of baseball. Is it a liberal thing?

     
  • At 5:31 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    That's right. Accuse the soccer fans of being communists.

    Look, I like baseball. I got to 4 or 5 games per year, and I keep track of what the teams are doing. Plus, I have a fantasy team and I make an effort to catch the highlights each evening.

    However, I can't deny that a full baseball game on TV is one big yawnfest. You either listen on the radio, watch in person or read about it the next day in the paper.

     
  • At 5:32 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    Mo you are a pretty big liberal yourself, what with your foster kids and all.

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    DB:

    You "misunderestimate" me.

    A conservative believes in private good works.

    BTW, I agree that Baseball on the radio is second only to being at the park, but watching a 1-0 baseball game is SO much better than watching a 1-0 soccer game.

     
  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger DovBear said…

    BTW, I agree that Baseball on the radio is second only to being at the park, but watching a 1-0 baseball game is SO much better than watching a 1-0 soccer game.

    Depends. A one nothing soccer game that has plenty of scoring chances and something big on the line can be great. The US's 1-0 loss to Germany in the quarterfinals of the last world cup, for example, was one of the most excuiting sporting events I've ever seen. (the US hit the cross bar twice, and lost another goal when the ref didn't see a hand-ball on the goal line (or maybe he thought the ball played the guy, rather than the other way around, which is legal) Also both keepers were outstanding.

     
  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger DovBear said…

    A conservative believes in private good works.

    A conservative believes in exploiting people and making money.

     
  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger Tamara said…

    While I am avidly following the World Cup (forza Azzurri), there is a reason baseball is known as 'G-d's Game.'

     
  • At 12:02 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    DB

    I am innocent of the first and guilty of the second.

     
  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger kishke said…

    A liberal believes in exploiting people and taking money.

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger david said…

    Just to paraphrase the famous saying, 'A liberal believes in funding good projects with somebody else's money'. Somebody help me here-which liberal was it a while back that actually claimed some of his used underwear as a tax deduction?

     
  • At 10:45 PM, Blogger The Town Crier said…

    Look at it this way. Baseball enthiusisasts will never be able to quit finding new far fetched insane statistics and records to keep. Why? Cuz they need to make it more exciting. Joe Shlabotnik just hit his 3rd 20 foot pop into left field basehit during the pre post season on tuesdays against a lefty pitcher on a tuesday.
    Can you imagine applying the same silly logic to futbol?

     
  • At 10:46 PM, Blogger The Town Crier said…

    Actually my liberal bias against baseball only started after giuliani blew millions of city dollars on the 3rd yankee parade when half the money spent that one day could have fed all the city's homeless for 6 months.

     

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