Pathetic to see grownups making no claim to attempt even the most cursory understanding of Christian theology use the forums to bash the pillars of the Christian faith.
How about a well deserved break for the greatest show on earth, World Cup Football in South Africa.
In other words stop the endless diatribe (yea, been there done that) and enjoy the talent on display in the most beautiful game on the planet.
Come on guys, we need to see more World Cup threads at the top of the heap.
Wasn't it a great result with the Romans drawing with that Christian state the oher day!
Christians - 1
Lions - 1
And the NZ non-believers play the same Italians next week.
The winner of this match to play with the emotions of a christian team from South America.
You're right it's far better to watch the competition from the seats of an arena.
Yep there's something soothing about aloe as well
There will be lots of surprises in this WC.
Two very obvious points have to be the altitude and the new balls that are being used. They are completely unpredictable in flight, with many keepers choosing to punch them as opposed to trying to wrap them up.
A friend who is a keen soccer player reckons the new ball is a lemon too!
Is it true that one of the teams had access to the new ball before the others?
If the ball makes life more difficult for the keeper it can only add more fortune to the attacking side which is what we need. The game has become too defensive.
Mate.... The whole Aussi team called it a lemon after it kept sneaking over their goal line 4 times when German boots connected with it
You know FIFA over the years have never been completely up front with either their team or sponsorship relationships. The ONLY way to trial something like a new Multi-Million dollar Official World Cup ball product... will be to allow top players contribute to it's research and inclusion; no doubt.
I'm sure that non disclosure contracts would have formed part of that exercise too
all teams/countries had the chance to use the Jabulani ball from January on...some claim that Germany has some sort of advantage as this ball has been used in the Bundesliga all season...In my opinion that is utter rubbish: obviously there are non-German players in the Bundesliga as well (Robben, Demechelis, Ribbery, etc.) so this theory won`t be working...was very disappointed to here Wayne Rooney today claiming the same...it`s a ball afterall, how much different it can be to other balls...there was plenty of time for everyone to learn to controll it....
That Swiss team has mastered the art of keeping it compact in defence and attack. What an upset for Spain. Doubt there will be a bigger surprise.
Out of respect for the eminent Nelson Mandela, Uruguay should not have bothered to score a third goal against the host. I'm not joking.
I started the thread but must run off to bed so I can wake up to watch the Argentina match.
greatest show on earth wtf????????? Your not from our planet baseball,basketball, real football are way more exciting then soccer or futbol.
I would understand hockey, but...
Baseball? You stand 90% of the time and most of the players are bulky, whose only objective is to hit the ball hard and then walk around the bases. The only real talent is found in the pitcher, who can control the different spins of the ball. Otherwise all you have to know is how to catch a ball and to hit it on occasion.
Basketball? The majority of players have to be tall or with great hops. The emphasis is not found on getting the most strategic plays like three pointers, but on dunking, which is of less value yet more "entertaining". Few players truly make it a distinguishable sport based on skill and ability.
Real football? You mean the one where they barely use their feet? Running in a straight line behind equipment and a ton of muscle, and then crashing into each other. Sounds complicated. The only one coordinating any sort of play or ability most of the time is the quarterback.
Soccer has much more variety and potential ability involved. It is more of a team sport and anyone can play, provided they have cardiovascular resistance. Otherwise, it's universal. Creativity is pretty much limitless, as opposed to the above sports. It has its flaws - diving, lack of video replay - but it is still the world sport.
soccer has hardly any contact the playes run 10yards sprint a few times a game and the cry when they get hit. You need some stamina for soccer but not as much as football or basketball. soccer doesn't have much potential as any of the sports i've named.
I don't think that seems to be the case.
Basketball, 3-5 km per game
http://yedda.com/questions/Basketball_F … 112441613/
Football, 3 km per game
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index … 154AAV6IlX
Soccer, 10-11 km per game
"The link between football players and long-distance endurance athletes seems strange at first glance, since football is a game involving sudden sprints and bursts of energy rather than continuous moderate-intensity running, but the connection doesn't seem so extraordinary when one considers what happens during an actual football match. In a typical contest, football players run for a total of 10-11 kilometres at fairly modest speed, sprint for about 800-1200 metres, accelerate 40-60 different times, and change direction every five seconds or so."
Please do explain the lack of potential for soccer as opposed to the other sports. As far as I know, the World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the world, so it would seem the majority of people are seeing potential in something that isn't there.
I mean, it's your opinion to what constitutes a real sport, so if those sports are your cup of tea then by all means enjoy. I just wanted to explain why I think it's the world sport. One thing I forgot to mention - it's really easy to play, material wise. All you need is a ball. My cousins used to play with socks bundled large enough to be playable. You can't do that with basketball, baseball or football.
If you watch these sports you'll see football players run more then soccer player and so do basketball plaers. In soccer the forward runs almost as much as a wr. Soccer players arent as fast as football players watch them there quite a bit slower. In soccer if you have stamina you'll be fine, were football you need more explosiveness. in the link they said football but were talking about rugby. I played them all, american football is way harder then soccer. Soccer is fun as long as you can play with 4-5 people.
by Freegoldman 5 years ago
Is it swimming, basket ball or hockey?
by boberto 7 months ago
Two of the largest Sports in the World today!!Which would you say is the better Sport!?Personally i could happily watch Football and never get bored, i think it is the best Sport in the World and involves a lot more Skill and technique than Basketball and other sports in the World today!!I used to...
by Cattleprod Media 8 years ago
I'm South African, and so I've been watching a lot of the World Cup, since it's hosted in this country, but I've been pretty disappointed by the lacklustre performances. I think the Adidas "Jabulani" ball has a lot to answer for?What are your opinions?
by Johnathan L Groom 7 years ago
While it is famous worldwide, soccer is low in the ranks of favorite televised sporting events by most. Why? Should soccer get more American publicity?
by tomtheledge 9 years ago
I want to hear from all the sports fans out there which sport is their favourite, this will help us to decide which sport is the most popular in the world and the best for your health.
by caderade2 8 years ago
There are a lot of sports now but not all of them have time slots in ESPN. Of course Basketball and Football need their airtime, but I think some sports should have less airtime (like baseball and soccer) and some should have more airtime (like beach volleyball). What do you all...
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