Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Because It's Been Awhile

If you guessed this was going to be a soccer post, you guessed right. If you thought I was just going to gush about hot soccer players you're wrong.


After being promised a new episode of House last night, and then finding a boring NASCAR race on instead, I watched for ten minutes while making my dinner. So there I was wondering why on earth anyone would choose to watch this "sport" and was inspired to write this post.

Five Reasons I Watch Soccer (that have nothing to do with the hot guys)

1 A soccer game is 90 minutes long. An hour and a half. Yeah, OK, in knock out stages in some cups it must be played longer if the games tied, but even then, it has two 15 minute overtimes and then goes to penalties so it does end. And all around two hours. That's considerably shorter than most sports.

2 There are NO FREAKING time outs every five seconds! (I'm looking at you basketball and football) The clock starts and doesn't stop till the game is over.

3 Because there are no time outs, there are no stupid commercials. You get to sit down and watch your game and ONLY your game. 

4 Despite what people say about soccer being boring because they hardly score, it's not! Let's consider, shall we? What's more boring? Basketball, where they score so many times it's not even a novelty and hardly worth cheering about, or soccer, where they have to work incredibly hard and use some actual technique and skill to score? Seriously, people.

5 Alright, alright! I can't list five reasons to watch soccer without mentioning the hot guys! I really can't! Thank goodness for the workout regime that soccer enforces to create bodies like this.

Sergio Ramos

26 comments:

  1. Dang, maybe I'll actually start watching! :)

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    1. Um, cause of the picture right? ;)

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  2. I Hate to tell you this but....the percentage of bodies like that is way low....so maybe if you eased off a bit on your expectations you'd....well.....you know...Find that June 21st might actually happen.



    Just KIDDING!!!!
    I really don't know why people think soccer is boring.. I love watching it.

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    1. Hey! Are you saying I can't marry a soccer player? I'll take that challenge!

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  3. Similar reasons to the reasons I like hockey! Course with hockey you have to use some imagination because the bodies are kinda hidden by equipment but still ...

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    1. I've never watched hockey but I'm aware that it's similar to soccer. But if I had to choose what to look at I'd stick with soccer. ;)

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  4. Hahahahaha! I love this post. I'm not much into sports in general, and it's mostly because of what you mentioned--all the timeouts and hours upon hours when the clock keeps on stopping... I have little patience for it. And NASCAR. Oh man. That just gives me headaches to listen to for even fifteen minutes.

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    1. I know! I can't understand why people would watch it...except for maybe the awesome crashes. ;)

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  5. I'm not a soccer person but I've got a story you'll appreciate (although you'd probably appreciate it more if I'd bothered to pay attention). When we were in Edinburgh at a restaurant, there was this group of really good-looking, very muscular guys sitting in the middle at a big, round table and people were looking at them like you look at people you admire. Occasionally, someone would approach them and get an autograph. It turned out they were soccer stars, but I don't recall what team. But, man . . . in person? Those guys are definitely HOT.

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    1. Oh. My. Gosh! That would have been awesome!!!! Even more so if it had been my boys.

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  6. I'm with you on the 90 minutes things and the no time outs thing. I loved that when I saw my first soccer game. It was awesome!

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    1. I know, right?! It's a relief really.

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  7. Oh if this isn't a post worth getting behind, I don't know what is!

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  8. Oh my word!!! Yes, if I ever get into a sport it will be soccer. But, um it may have nothing to do with reasons 1-4;)

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  9. Football hasn't really caught on where I live, so I don't get bitten by the bug until the World Cup rolls around again. And then I just end up cheering for another country's team because my country doesn't have its own. That's changing, though, and football is slowly building a bigger profile here.

    (A friend once told me about a World Cup "map" he had seen, in which every country was filled in with its national team colours. There were only two grey areas: the Philippines and Laos. I felt left out and pathetic.)

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    1. Yeah, at least the US has a team but soccer isn't very well loved here. I'm a bit of an oddity for loving it.

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  10. You forgot to mention who said hotty is!

    You make such excellent points for why soccer is a great spectator sport, even without the hotness factor. I never thought about how you won't have commercial interruptions and when a goal is actually scored, it's special because the players have to work so very hard for even one point.

    I used to play soccer (a little) and was surprisingly good at it when I was younger. It is a great sport.

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    1. Oh, sorry. It's Sergio Ramos and he plays for Real Madrid. My team. ;)

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  11. I can see you've thought this whole thing through really well Jenny. But you can scrap the first 4 reasons and put up 4 more pictures. That'll win over more people ;P

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    1. Well, the girls anyways. ;) The other reasons are good too.

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  12. I love soccer! And soccer players, because honestly, those boys are pretty in shape!

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  13. We (England) lost to Holland last night. Not looking good for the Euros later this year. And we dont' really have any hotties to make up for our lack of talent!

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    1. You never know. Wasn't it just a friendly? Those are so different. And it's not about the hotness of their faces. ;)

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