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  • 04/21/2012, 12:27AM ET

soccer vs nfl

HighwayCrossingFrog (175-852-64) vs Marlins Fan (156-78-31)
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soccer

talent pool is deeper..
international competition.
no sucky tebows dominating the highlights..
no rules against bounty hunting..
world cup greater than superbowl
champions league greater than college football
euro cup is greater than draft..
sissys wear shoulser pads..
patriots undefeated season was just as impressive as fins..
eli will always be less than brees rodgers brady and peyton..
no logic


Well I definitely have a different opinion on this topic than you do, but that's not really why I took this TD. I think most people would have a different opinion, so me disagreeing isn't anything to write home about. Beefy could do that. Matter of fact that's about all he can do ("I'm gonna go ahead and take the opposite of what you picked"), but I digress.

The real reason I want to argue this is because I believe there are a few holes in your reasoning, and I would like to try and see if I can get you to change your mind about them.

For one, your logic is a little questionable. No sucky Tebows ruining soccer highlights? What if I said the NFL doesn't have any suck Ronaldos ruining their highlights? It's just my opinion. Or you say the Euro Cup is greater than the draft. Apples and oranges, friend. The NFL draft is greater than whatever soccer does for a draft, and proof of that is the fact that none of us even know how the soccer draft works, if there is one. Last opinion I want to challenge... sissies wear shoulder pads? Well what kind of player flops his **** off every time the opposing player simply breathes too close to him? That indicates true sissiness.


the main reason I did this TD was cause I got tired of people throwing soccer under the bus..
so I thought I would take some decent jabs at sports you love..

let me continue..
better atmosphere at soccer, we sing songs..
we have more passion, hence the hooligans..
we have more depth.. NFL only has a handful of good QBs, the rest suck..
we have a true world cup.. you have a national cup..
we give the big trophy to the most deserving consistent team..
you give yours to a team that goes on a 3/4 game winning streak..
we relegate the sucky teams as punishment..
you worship sucky teams like a burger king franchise..


Fair enough; feel free to attack the NFL. We all do it to soccer, so I guess the law of averages says someone should take the NFL to task as well.

Anyway, I don't think soccer fans are more passionate; I think thy're more uncivilized. People get killed at soccer matches. (Heck, players even die, but that's a whole-nother story and it's very unfortunate) I'll pass on that kind of "passion".

Depth? Well, more of the world plays soccer than football but I don't see how that makes the sport superior.

The World Cup I'm not going to clown; it's pretty cool and honestly I wouldn't mind seeing a "World Cup" in American football. Too bad only Americans are good at it...

Same with relegation. I like it. I wish American sports could somehow incorporate it.

Your point about worshipping sucky teams... I don't get it. Is it a bad thing for a fan of a sucky franchise to support their team? Are you insinuating that soccer fans are band wagoners? Not a good thing, in my book.

Anyway, the NFL has big hits. Soccer had big fakers.

The NFL has passing. Soccer has endless dribbling.

The NFL has scoring. Soccer hardly does, but they do have fruity **** shootouts.


im down by 8..
i quit!

April 21, 2012  12:41 AM ET

"champions league greater than college football"

-- College football isn't the NFL!

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April 21, 2012  12:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Lol. So true.

It's ok, I will be surprised if this doesn't end up 107-(-2)

April 21, 2012  12:50 AM ET

If I wasn't lazy, I'd spend the bulk of the next 24 hour creating dupes with which to vote right.

April 21, 2012  12:53 AM ET

I swear HCF is trying his hardest to catch Peachy for most losses in FN history. WTF kind of TD is this? You may as well say Rosanne Barr is better looking than Angelina Jolie...sure, you can say it's just opinion, but you'd be just as wrong and have just as much of a chance of winning.

April 21, 2012  12:54 AM ET
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If I wasn't lazy

No need to go on!

April 21, 2012  12:58 AM ET

The NFL draft is greater than whatever soccer does

You could have stopped there and been just as accurate.

I'm pretty sure there is no draft in soccer though. There are like 8000 different levels and leagues and a lot of the players play in more than one.

April 21, 2012  01:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"champions league greater than college football"-- College football isn't the NFL!

I didn't really understand how it was a comparable analogy.

April 21, 2012  01:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I didn't really understand how it was a comparable analogy.

At least we can decipher the levels of football unlike soccer...

April 21, 2012  01:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I swear HCF is trying his hardest to catch Peachy for most losses in FN history. WTF kind of TD is this? You may as well say Rosanne Barr is better looking than Angelina Jolie...sure, you can say it's just opinion, but you'd be just as wrong and have just as much of a chance of winning.

Good thing he doesn't have an important job like safeguarding our most precious and fragile children....

<face palm>

April 21, 2012  01:12 AM ET
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Good thing he doesn't have an important job like safeguarding our most precious and fragile children....<face palm>

People who say teachers are underpaid have certainly not met HCF.

April 21, 2012  01:21 AM ET

sissys wear shoulser pads

Yeah...no sissy's at this after match party for soccer fans. :)

[youtube]http://youtu.be/_OLFQW4nNpw[/youtube]

April 21, 2012  01:22 AM ET

hmmmmm....

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April 21, 2012  03:57 AM ET

I agree with the last thing that left said, which is no logic to his argument.

And strongly disagree with the Pats undefeated regular season without a SB was equal to the Dolphins undefeated season with a SB, that's just sheer madness.

April 21, 2012  08:48 AM ET

The TD concept actually is very intriguing, matching a globally loved game against a US-centric sport. Too bad HCF doesn't really bring home the argument on behalf of futbol.

I expected to read about the constant motion of the game, the athleticism, the finesse, the skills required.... certainly not about bounty hunting and sissies in shoulder pads

April 21, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Stupid is as HCF does.

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April 21, 2012  12:02 PM ET

MF, you might want to consider forfeiting cause this could get ugly real fast IMO.

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