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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5250 on: July 19, 2018, 08:45:48 PM »
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Also you're missing the point.
Soccer kicks are made under very little duress.
Field Goal kickers often have to kick between 50-60 yards away (nearly HALF the length of the field) and much farther than those trick shots in the video, and unlike soccer, football is rarely played in domes or covered stadiums so they have kick in near zero degree weather, in the snow, in the rain, or in the wind against 11 dudes, most of them 300 lbs or close enough to it, trying to block or tackle him.

Football matches aren't played under covered stadiums. I can't think of a single one to be honest. I've seen matches played with heavy rain, lightning storms and snow.

As for the revenue generated, most Americans don't understand how big football is in Europe. We don't have anything else like NBA or NHL or college-level competitions. Football rules all and everything else is marginal. I'll give you an example. NFL generates revenue in the ballpark of 12 billion, while the English Premiler League is half that (in very round figures). But consider for a moment the populations of these countries: 330 million vs only 65 million.
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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5251 on: July 19, 2018, 09:09:44 PM »
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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5252 on: July 19, 2018, 10:39:45 PM »
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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5253 on: Today at 02:25:43 AM »
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As for the revenue generated, most Americans don't understand how big football is in Europe. We don't have anything else like NBA or NHL or college-level competitions. Football rules all and everything else is marginal. I'll give you an example. NFL generates revenue in the ballpark of 12 billion, while the English Premiler League is half that (in very round figures). But consider for a moment the populations of these countries: 330 million vs only 65 million.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_League

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The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes and a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people.

Wow, a potential audience of over HALF the planet and it still generates half the revenue as our little NFL that nobody outside of America cares about
(and even at least half of America doesn't give a fuck about the NFL in the first place outside of the Super Bowl).

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5254 on: Today at 08:23:16 AM »
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Wow, a potential audience of over HALF the planet and it still generates half the revenue as our little NFL that nobody outside of America cares about
(and even at least half of America doesn't give a fuck about the NFL in the first place outside of the Super Bowl).

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I think this is disingenuous to say the least. Despite the fact that EPL is broadcasted around the world (unlike NFL which doesn't seem to spike the same levels of interest) the thing that brings home the bacon is domestic revenue.
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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5255 on: Today at 10:30:04 AM »
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wow impressive moves running straight and kicking a ball forward 3 times

There isn't an NFL or NHL athlete who could've had the vision to immediately make the perfect pass for the striker or the speed and agility to outrun one of the best defenders in the world and play around the goalie and two defenders like that and finish with a perfect shot to the corner of the goal.

I can appreciate the skill involved in hockey but it just doesn't get the adrenaline pumping like football.


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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5256 on: Today at 10:33:06 AM »
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During the world cup the Columbus Dispatch ran an article about people gathering to watch it. Anyway they had a picture of a bunch of soy boy faggots at a bar.

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5257 on: Today at 12:20:23 PM »
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During the world cup the Columbus Dispatch ran an article about people gathering to watch it. Anyway they had a picture of a bunch of soy boy faggots at a bar.

American soccer fandom seems to be made up of two things: Self-hating Americans cosplaying as Eurofags, and illegal beaners. I hate both groups.

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5258 on: Today at 12:46:32 PM »
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American soccer fandom seems to be made up of two things: Self-hating Americans cosplaying as Eurofags, and illegal beaners. I hate both groups.

Exactly. I lost a long-time friend, who suddenly became a soccer fan out of nowhere about 4 years ago, because I suggested the only people here in the States who care about soccer are illegals, soccer moms, and hipster faggots.

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5259 on: Today at 12:53:17 PM »
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There's some hullabaloo about the Columbus Crew taking off for Austin and all the pro Columbus Crew staying in Columbus people are just as faggy as you'd expect too. Good riddance I say.

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5260 on: Today at 01:48:58 PM »
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It's funny watching the Revolution play before a couple thousand people in the 66,000 person monolith that is Gillette Stadium. Pretty sure keeping the lights on during matches would under normal circumstances cripple the organization financially, if it wasn't bankrolled by Bob Kraft and his Patriots money.

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