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  1. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    28 Jun '14 09:43
    I found this:

    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

    and the Lady managed to enrage me with her mindless babble so much that I create a thread in Debates.

    Is it really true that football (the kind played with the foot and a ball actaully) is for sissies?
    Is it true that for a sport to be real people have to be injured?
    Is it true that no American whose great-grandfather was born in the US is watching football?
  2. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    28 Jun '14 10:04
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I found this:

    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

    and the Lady managed to enrage me with her mindless babble so much that I create a thread in Debates.

    Is it really true that football (the kind played with the foot and a ball actaully) is for sissies?
    Is it true that for a sport to be real people have to be injured?
    Is it true that no American whose great-grandfather was born in the US is watching football?
    England played like girls.
  3. 28 Jun '14 10:12 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I found this:

    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

    and the Lady managed to enrage me with her mindless babble so much that I create a thread in Debates.

    Is it really true that football (the kind played with the foot and a ball actaully) is for sissies?
    Is it true that for a sport to be real people have to be injured?
    Is it true that no American whose great-grandfather was born in the US is watching football?
    You should not get enraged, as I understand it the perception in America of soccer is that its a non contact sport and initially was primarily played by women (if you ever watched the X-men animated series Jean is portrayed as as an awesome soccer player although she is accused of using her mutant skills to be awesome), the empirical facts are that record numbers of people in America are watching and playing soccer and I suspect projecting stereotypes like the reference that you cited is because other sports are afraid of its popularity. Ann Coulters text is simply that, a projection of her fears.

    How much fun can going to the local park with an egg shaped ball actually be? What can you do, throw it to yourself? Wow thats seriously lame.
  4. 28 Jun '14 10:26
    That column looks like something whodey could've written.
  5. 28 Jun '14 11:22
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I found this:

    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

    and the Lady managed to enrage me with her mindless babble so much that I create a thread in Debates.

    Is it really true that football (the kind played with the foot and a ball actaully) is for sissies?
    Is it true that for a sport to be real people have to be injured?
    Is it true that no American whose great-grandfather was born in the US is watching football?
    The real question for me is why spectator sports are so popular. I find them boring. I'm more of a "doer" than a "viewer". Watching sports seems like a vicarious life style. Bought my first telly when I turned 65.
  6. 28 Jun '14 21:36
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I found this:

    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

    and the Lady managed to enrage me with her mindless babble so much that I create a thread in Debates.

    Is it really true that football (the kind played with the foot and a ball actaully) is for sissies?
    Is it true that for a sport to be real people have to be injured?
    Is it true that no American whose great-grandfather was born in the US is watching football?
    I don't watch soccer. I find it a very boring sport. Yes, soccer is viewed as a sissy sport in the US.

    I know people get injured playing soccer.
  7. 28 Jun '14 21:57
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I found this:

    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

    and the Lady managed to enrage me with her mindless babble so much that I create a thread in Debates.

    Is it really true that football (the kind played with the foot and a ball actaully) is for sissies?
    Is it true that for a sport to be real people have to be injured?
    Is it true that no American whose great-grandfather was born in the US is watching football?
    "...the Lady (Ann Coulter) managed to enrage me with her mindless babble"
    --Ponderable

    Apart from arguing about whether Ann Coulter should be considered a 'Lady'
    (she has no aristocratic title), I would like to point out that Ann Coulter has
    made a well-paid career out of 'enraging (people) with her mindless babble'.
  8. 29 Jun '14 17:25
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I don't watch soccer. I find it a very boring sport. Yes, soccer is viewed as a sissy sport in the US.

    I know people get injured playing soccer.
    How is soccer more of a 'sissy', sport than basketball? Do explain.
  9. 29 Jun '14 18:13
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    How is soccer more of a 'sissy', sport than basketball? Do explain.
    In the US Soccer goes more head to head with American football.

    But no, Soccer is no less sissy than either Basketball or Baseball, but it is much more sissy than American football.
  10. 30 Jun '14 00:16
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    How is soccer more of a 'sissy', sport than basketball? Do explain.
    One measure of sissiness in the US has a dollar sign in front of it.
  11. 30 Jun '14 07:21
    Originally posted by JS357
    One measure of sissiness in the US has a dollar sign in front of it.
    Indeed and its quite absurd. Clearly Eladar is simply regurgitating some piece of propaganda. If he observed the recent spate of games he would have realised that a number of players were taken from the field of play by paramedics on a stretcher. A much more rational objection would be the propensity for diving and the horrendous decisions made by the officials. On this later count the NFL is vastly superior as there are numerous officials who form a consensus and who intimate the reasons for their decision to the spectators. The argument that video review would slow soccer down is nonsense.
  12. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    30 Jun '14 10:33
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Indeed and its quite absurd. Clearly Eladar is simply regurgitating some piece of propaganda. If he observed the recent spate of games he would have realised that a number of players were taken from the field of play by paramedics on a stretcher. A much more rational objection would be the propensity for diving and the horrendous decisions made by ...[text shortened]... decision to the spectators. The argument that video review would slow soccer down is nonsense.
    lets be honest basketball is the male version of net ball(very girly)Baseball is what british kids played called Rounders very sissyish and American Football is a sissy version of Rugby(where there are no time outs no protection and the players run for nearly an hour and a half.
  13. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    30 Jun '14 10:36
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Indeed and its quite absurd. Clearly Eladar is simply regurgitating some piece of propaganda. If he observed the recent spate of games he would have realised that a number of players were taken from the field of play by paramedics on a stretcher. A much more rational objection would be the propensity for diving and the horrendous decisions made by ...[text shortened]... decision to the spectators. The argument that video review would slow soccer down is nonsense.
    It depends, they shouldn't do it over every tackle, but getting decisions within the penalty box right is critical.
  14. 30 Jun '14 11:04
    Originally posted by redbadger
    lets be honest basketball is the male version of net ball(very girly)Baseball is what british kids played called Rounders very sissyish and American Football is a sissy version of Rugby(where there are no time outs no protection and the players run for nearly an hour and a half.
    Back of the netball kidz
  15. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    30 Jun '14 11:08
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Back of the netball kidz
    game set and match