Get Off the Forum of Circular Arguments and Watch World Cup Football

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  1. glendoncaba profile image79
    glendoncabaposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      woolman60posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The world cup is awesome, the Swiss beat Spain
      and Greece won there first world cup game ever, and don't forget
      USA vs Slovenia
      They play at 9:30am Friday (tomorrow)

  2. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Yeah.. Absolutely....

    Wasn't it a great result with the Romans drawing with that Christian state the oher day!

    Christians - 1
    Lions - 1

    lol

    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. lol

    1. glendoncaba profile image79
      glendoncabaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pearldiver, I like the amorphous avatar.  Toad or alien?  Or a human? 

      Great humour too.  smile

  3. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Yep there's something soothing about aloe as well lol

    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.

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    A friend who is a keen soccer player reckons the new ball is a lemon too! smile
    Is it true that one of the teams had access to the new ball before the others?

    1. glendoncaba profile image79
      glendoncabaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 sad

      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. hmm

      I'm sure that non disclosure contracts would have formed part of that exercise too hmm

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My friend was a bit shocked! He said the Australians could not control the new ball, yet the Germans played like they had been using it for months! smile
        All I know is we got creamed! lol

    3. Donnacha C profile image77
      Donnacha Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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....

  5. glendoncaba profile image79
    glendoncabaposted 8 years ago

    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.

  6. glendoncaba profile image79
    glendoncabaposted 8 years ago

    I started the thread but must run off to bed so I can wake up to watch the Argentina match.

  7. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 8 years ago

    greatest show on earth wtf????????? Your not from our planet baseball,basketball, real football are way more exciting then soccer or futbol.

    1. mrpopo profile image73
      mrpopoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. mrpopo profile image73
      mrpopoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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
      http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/football-nutrition.html
      http://www.brianmac.co.uk/football/nutrition.htm

      "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.

      1. optimus grimlock profile image60
        optimus grimlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

 
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