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Soccer is boring
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by Frank, Greenmeadow,
on Jun 11, 2010
Why is soccer such a smash amongst most of the world's nations? It is such a boring game. Basically, it is just semi-organized kick-ball. There is precious little scoring, and there are many reasons for this, built into the structure of the game. It is a game of negative opportunities. Winners are distinguished from losers by circumstance. The fans go nuts over next to nothing, and many of them are drunk on booze or nationalism.
As far as I can tell, soccer is a game that was spread by the British Empire to its colonies, as well as the consequence of the power of the Empire.
I forced myself to watch the France vs. Uraguay game today. I didn't expect much, and I got even less.
Other than the fact that so many people invest so much emotional energy into this boredom, there is little reason to hype the "world cup".