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#1 Posted by Tridgen (120 posts) -

wich of these do you like the most?

I would say football(soccer) i find it sometimes more exiting, i just can't seem to enjoy too much football.Maybe because i don't know the rules :/

#2 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

The kind of football that is actually played with the foot is the one I prefer.

#3 Posted by Canadian (384 posts) -

I don't wanna watch field fairies. :P

#4 Posted by Atlas (2457 posts) -

I'm English but I'd still take American football over soccer any day. Go Colts!

#5 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

Football. Proper football not the American rubbish.

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#6 Posted by Hulk (428 posts) -

Hulk like American Football.  Hulk played both and American Football was much tougher.  Hulk not allowed to play with puny humans.  Puny humans break too easily.

#7 Posted by MrBrightside91 (60 posts) -

Actual FOOTball... you know, that game that we invented and use the name properly. Not fucked up rugby, but football. Good ol' British game full of foreign players destroying our home teams :P

#8 Posted by Brashnir (59 posts) -

The name doesn't come from using your feet to play the ball, it comes from the fact that you play the game on foot (as opposed to on horseback) which designated it as a game for commoners.  Rugby and Soccer are both football codes. 

As for which I prefer, I love them both.  I hold season tickets for the local soccer team, and am on the season ticket waiting list for the local American Football team. 

#9 Posted by Sharvie (93 posts) -

Football you kick with your feet. I've never got into American football.

#10 Posted by MrBrightside91 (60 posts) -
Brashnir said:
"The name doesn't come from using your feet to play the ball, it comes from the fact that you play the game on foot (as opposed to on horseback) which designated it as a game for commoners.  Rugby and Soccer are both football codes. 

As for which I prefer, I love them both.  I hold season tickets for the local soccer team, and am on the season ticket waiting list for the local American Football team.  "
Aye, "X RFC"  = "X Rugby Football Club"

But I can never take "soccer" as meaning football. Football is football in my opinion and I'll never change that...
#11 Posted by Brashnir (59 posts) -
MrBrightside91 said:
Aye, "X RFC"  = "X Rugby Football Club"

But I can never take "soccer" as meaning football. Football is football in my opinion and I'll never change that...
"
I understand, it's a cultural thing.  We have to use different words here in the States to differentiate them.  Over where you are (I assume England), Rugby is the one that got stuck with the different word. 

At the end of the day, it's just a name.  Is it a hood or a bonnet?  who cares. 
#12 Posted by MrBrightside91 (60 posts) -
Brashnir said:
"MrBrightside91 said:
Aye, "X RFC"  = "X Rugby Football Club"

But I can never take "soccer" as meaning football. Football is football in my opinion and I'll never change that...
"
I understand, it's a cultural thing.  We have to use different words here in the States to differentiate them.  Over where you are (I assume England), Rugby is the one that got stuck with the different word. 

At the end of the day, it's just a name.  Is it a hood or a bonnet?  who cares.  "
Yeah true. Although, rugby is called rugby worldwide... Meh, not that it matters.
#13 Posted by langdon_alger (46 posts) -

I grew up watching football (American) but got tired of spending 3-4 hours for one match.  Now I only watch football (football).  Faster pace.  More exciting.  And you know what, sometimes teams are just equal on a given day.  There is nothing wrong with a draw (tie).

#14 Posted by BulletPulse (183 posts) -

I like Soccer.

#15 Posted by Tachikoma (70 posts) -

There is no suc game as "soccer"

#16 Edited by Tachikoma (70 posts) -

There is no such game as "soccer"

#17 Posted by Toseph (370 posts) -

Football is 10x better than american Football

#18 Posted by Overrated_Hero (238 posts) -

Real Football is played with the foot.

#19 Posted by Warfare (1642 posts) -
Oriental_Jams said:
"The kind of football that is actually played with the foot is the one I prefer.
"
Indeed.
#20 Posted by Colino (146 posts) -

I'm italian so.. yea..

#21 Posted by Cleric (286 posts) -
Colino said:
"I'm italian so.. yea..
"

Oh man, finally another italian.

Football (soccer) is the real deal.

#22 Posted by General (54 posts) -

I like both sports.   I'd rather watch Football(Soccer) than American Football anyday.

#23 Posted by General (54 posts) -

I like both sports.   I'd rather watch Football(Soccer) than American Football anyday though.

#24 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -

I prefer American football.

#25 Posted by PMShockWave (20 posts) -

American Football

#26 Posted by Garfield360UK (453 posts) -

I will say Soccer as American Football I can't get on TV and also the Madden games are far too complicated for n00bs to the sport like myself. They need to change that in future games and have tutorials or something.

#27 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

American Football to watch. Soccer to play

#28 Posted by Tamz (26 posts) -

I'm not a big fan of either but I have watched both, even though I live in England and everyone loves it - I can't stand Football (Soccer), I prefer American Football much more.

#29 Posted by DazbotAthertron (874 posts) -
BulletPulse said:
"I like Soccer.
"
Instead of referring to it as "soccer", it's fake name, lets call the sports by their REAL names:
Football & American Football.
#30 Posted by duffman1990 (45 posts) -

american football is better.

soccer is for cock lovers like carzy who will whore these forums like kirstie alley stalks dunkin donuts

#31 Posted by Verdugo (2001 posts) -
Overrated_Hero said:
"Real Football is played with the foot.
"
Agreed.
#32 Posted by Vivek (517 posts) -

Its got to be the Football as in premiership football, with the feet. I am a huge American football fan but I'd go see my beloved Manchester United anyday or my wonderful Ravens.

#33 Posted by Milkman (17311 posts) -

American football.

#34 Posted by BeyondPerfection (49 posts) -
DazbotAthertron said:
"BulletPulse said:
"I like Soccer.
"
Instead of referring to it as "soccer", it's fake name, lets call the sports by their REAL names:
Football & American Football.
"

I like soccer better, as both a name and the sport. Football sounds too plain.
#35 Posted by Julian_jr (418 posts) -

I like soccer more.

#36 Posted by BillBraski (14 posts) -

I hate football. I'll take american football over football any day. Though american football isn't my favorite sport either. IMO, baseball is better than both.

#37 Posted by Arsenal99 (29 posts) -

soccer is by FAR the better

#38 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -

I enjoy both equally.

#39 Posted by skidd (461 posts) -

nah, its gotta be football (soccer), mainly cus its a lot easier to watch over here, plus there are a lot more teams to play in or support. also, i find american football harder to get into - its too stop-start. If it had more fluidity, like in rugby, i may be more interested in following it

#40 Posted by Virago (2487 posts) -

Calcio. 

Ten points for anyone who knows what I'm talking about without googling it.
And if you google it... you're a timid cat.
#41 Posted by AndyWilliams24 (708 posts) -

Im from Wales and I call Football Soccer, thats how screwed up I am.

#42 Edited by shades846 (158 posts) -

Its the Italian word for Football(soccer) there is good book on the history of Italian football (soccer) called Calcio: A History of Italian Football by John Foot it is a good read with good background on the  deanglicisation of football (soccer) in Italy.

In such the location for the development of the word soccer is from association football that was shorted to soccer during the late 19th century.
The history of the period is interesting in such the class nature of the use of football and soccer is note able in such upper class people in England called (or in some cases still call) football (soccer) as soccer in such its not a pure Americanism.   

That the history of football (soccer) in the USA is long and varied and that during the period between 1880 and 1930s football (soccer) was a popular game before the rise of the NFL and with Collage American football really only taking off in post world war I in mass way in the use of Radio. That in one of the first international football (soccer ) games outside of the UK was Canada vs USA and that US OPEN cup (US football (soccer) federation version of the FA CUP) was first played for in 1912 (and still is today) along with USA FA being a founding member of FIFA.

In such there are places like St Louis, upper New York state, PA and New Jersey that have long histories that produced some good teams that had good results against English touring teams and even tour the UK themselves. However the USA FA were really bad at organising a League format  (though given the lack of affordable air travel and time it takes to take trains and drive in the US before the WWII it was always going to be difficult to copy UK model) In such there developed two pro leagues that competed against each other in the North East and Mid west in which they were successful with number of ethic based teams in the cities and work based teams in small towns and cites of the industrial new England and north east. However the depression of the 1930s kills most of these teams and then world war II took alot of the men away and when they came back pro American football got it self together while the in fighting and amateurism in US FA was getting worst.

It was not till the after 1966 world cup with TV coverage that football (soccer) started to make it way back in  the form the NASL days and the another cock up with that we reach MLS in 1996.
There is great book for people to read on the topic called Soccer in a Football World: The Story of America's Forgotten Game by David Wangerin just put into Amazon.

As a Manchester born and bread person I grew up in football (soccer) world but I find it interesting to see the movement of sports from across the world and how they change.

Though I you can guest I love football (soccer) but also watch baseball, American football, Cricket, Rugby Union and Tennis.


#43 Posted by Katatonic (41 posts) -

I definitely prefer soccer.  It's much more fun to watch and it keeps moving the whole time, rather than 2 seconds of live play and then everything stops for another minute or 2 while they walk around and set back up...very boring.

#44 Edited by Sharp (3 posts) -
DazbotAthertron said:
"BulletPulse said:
"I like Soccer.
"
Instead of referring to it as "soccer", it's fake name, lets call the sports by their REAL names:
Football & American Football.
"
Real names? Alright then.
Association football and American football.
That's the real names.



#45 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -
duffman1990 said:
"american football is better.

soccer is for cock lovers like carzy who will whore these forums like kirstie alley stalks dunkin donuts
"
It begins, eh?
#46 Posted by error11 (79 posts) -

FOOTBALL! FUCK YEAH!

#47 Posted by BigEd88 (12 posts) -

You mean futbol?

#48 Posted by mr_korean (610 posts) -

futbol not football yes soccer. Why not?

#49 Posted by MoldOnHold (627 posts) -

Football (soccer) by far. Though American football isn't that bad.

#50 Posted by TanKLoveR (333 posts) -

Footballs is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better, i dont really enjoy or like American football.