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Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ugly Americans on Futbol

From Fox Sports: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5774072?FSO1&ATT=HCP&GT1=8393
Although they are right about the cheerleaders, even though you see a lot more women in the stands at soccer games than at football games, and it is hard to beat those Brazilian women.

Why our football is better than their football
The World Cup is over, and NFL training camps open in less than three weeks.
Which got the
FOX Funhouse staff thinking about why we like our football better than the world's football ...
Much better looking trophy given to the champions.
Overtime is sudden death ... first to score, wins.
Championships not decided by the random guessing game that is a penalty kick.
Though it has yet to happen, a Super Bowl champion would be decided in sudden-death overtime.
We won't have to wait another four years for a new Super Bowl champion.
No third-place game played before the Super Bowl.
The French aren't any good at our football.
Football has cheerleaders.
Football has cheerleaders who wear revealing clothing.
No need to make apologies when you tell friends you're a football fan.
Players only carried off field on stretchers for real, serious injuries.
There's no "magic spray" in football.
Our football players can use their hands, and feet, and whatever else they feel like using.
Prevent defense only played in final couple minutes, rather than 90 minutes.
Games not decided by penalty kicks, only kicks that are made by an undersized kicker being pursued by hulking 300-pound behemoths.
Kickers in football are viewed as small and weak, and everybody makes fun of them.
Roughing the kicker penalty doesn't give a team a free shot at a touchdown.
There's no pretending to be fouled.
There's no pretending to be hurt.
A blowout isn't 2-0.
Ties rarely ever happen.
Offsides rule in football easier to understand than offsides rule in soccer.
The U.S. would never lose to Ghana in a game of football.
Fat guys can play.
Unlimited substitutions in football make for a faster, and therefore, better game.
Breaks in play allow for much-needed bathroom breaks.
Bone-crushing hits in our football are considered highlights and applauded. Bone-crushing hits in soccer get players reprimanded, red cards and immediate ejections.
With obvious exception of Philly and Oakland, very few hooligans.
As amazing as this is to admit in light of the 2006 Super Bowl, referees are more competent in our football.
We know exactly how much time is remaining in the game at all times.

9 Comments:

Blogger Truth-Pain said...

great post Publius. Although Im not too much of a sports fan,... I can appreciate the elements of Football better than Futbol, thats for sure.
As to the fans in Oakland, you got that right. Ive been to a few tailgate parties at the Coliseum,... its like Beirut in 1980,... with better looking woman.
Did I just make a slur against Lebanese woman?.......

Tue Jul 11, 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

TP, sorry, I guess I was not clear. That was not my post it was all from Fox Sports, well except the cheerleaders and Brazilian women part. I do like football better than futbol, but futbol is now one of my more favorite sports to watch.

Tue Jul 11, 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Soccrmastr said...

I am American.... but whoever wrote that deserves to die a slow, painful death. what ana sshole, with illogical thinking.

Tue Jul 11, 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Go Futbol Americano!

A little pick on soccer.

Wed Jul 12, 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Soccrmaster, I can understand why Americans don’t like soccer; it is actually quite an unnatural sport for Americans. Every other sport we play uses our hands to some extent or another and soccer is one of the only sports where you can end the game on a tie. As Americans we love to win too much to go, “Hey we played a great game and it ended in a tie.”

Wed Jul 12, 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

Here's a radical idea: Stop comparing sports that have nothing in common. What next: "Why our NASCAR is better than their ice hockey"?

Appreciate each sport for what it is. If you like it, watch it. If not, don't. I love both of these sports - they're my two favorites to watch - but I don't waste time deciding which one is "better."

Or is one "better" simply because one is "American"?

If so, rugby's better. No. Pads.

Wed Jul 12, 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QD wraps it up quite nicely. I clicked on your name QD and see that you're a Flyers fan...and I was really starting to like your stuff...GO DEVILS!

Thu Jul 13, 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

I am not trying to say which sport is better QD, I don’t know if you can. Someone can argue why they like one sport more than another, but that is not the same as saying which one is better. I was trying to comment on why I don’t think soccer is more popular here in the US, because it is so different from every other sport we play and you can’t make the same money here in the US that you can in almost every other major sport.
I did say here in the US too, I know you can make a lot in Europe and some countries south of Texas, but not here.

Fri Jul 14, 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

I am not trying to say which sport is better QD, I don’t know if you can. Someone can argue why they like one sport more than another, but that is not the same as saying which one is better. I was trying to comment on why I don’t think soccer is more popular here in the US, because it is so different from every other sport we play and you can’t make the same money here in the US that you can in almost every other major sport.
I did say here in the US too, I know you can make a lot in Europe and some countries south of Texas, but not here.

Fri Jul 14, 02:03:00 PM  

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