Video: An American football coach coaches, err, football

posted at 9:21 pm on August 5, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Well, hand it to NBC, here. If you’re going to sell televised soccer to Americans, you might as well have some fun mocking the hell out of soccer. Maybe this particular ad campaign won’t reach soccer’s passionate existing fan base, famously cranky about the sport’s subjugation to our football here in the States, but they’re going to tune in anyway, and this sure get the new venture a lot of attention. And, maybe it’ll make someone like me think, “Oh, maybe NBC is playing soccer ironically. That could be interesting. Will they all wear mustaches and skinny jeans?”

I played soccer, and it’s a ton of fun on the field, but man-oh-man, it’s no football for the spectator. Enjoy as both football and football take a healthy dose of self-deprecation courtesy of Coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis):

“No playoffs. Again, my job just got a lot easier. Ties and no playoffs. Why do y’all even do this? If you tried to end a game in a tie in the United States, heck, that might be listed in Revelations as a cause of the apocalypse.”

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I’m torn. My favorite sport on a terrible network. The broadcasters will ultimately make or break this.

22044 on August 5, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Soccer is the most powerful sedative I’ve ever used.

predator on August 5, 2013 at 9:29 PM

….who cares?

KOOLAID2 on August 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM

…g o a l !
….g o a l !
…..g o a l !

KOOLAID2 on August 5, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Eagles 13, Bengals 13

Many, many football players and others were just as surprised as Donovan McNabb.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Credit where it’s due, that was hilarious. Well played, NBC, well played.

Mohonri on August 5, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Eagles 13, Bengals 13

Many, many football players and others were just as surprised as Donovan McNabb.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:33 PM

That game made me realize that NFL games that end in a tie – which are pretty rare – indicate that both teams mailed it in after 4 quarters.

22044 on August 5, 2013 at 9:36 PM

KOOLAID2 on August 5, 2013 at 9:32 PM

You’re not doing it right. It’s supposed to be:

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

predator on August 5, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Soccer

Grass growing

Paint drying

Life is full of difficult choices.

CW on August 5, 2013 at 9:39 PM

And they say Baseball is boring.

Bmore on August 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I played soccer, and it’s a ton of fun on the field, but man-oh-man, it’s no football for the spectator

Hamm (SWIDT)…Netflix Once In A Lifetime.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Bleeding Bloody Soccer!!!!

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Soccer is for euro weenies.

Every minute some clown falls down and pretends he got tripped.

SparkPlug on August 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Eagles 13, Bengals 13

Many, many football players and others were just as surprised as Donovan McNabb.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Giants 7, Redskins 7

At least Gus Frerotte had an excuse for not knowing what was going on, after he concussed himself by head-butting the wall at Fed-Ex Field after scoring Washington’s only touchdown of the game.

jon1979 on August 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Soccer players throw like girls.

SparkPlug on August 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM

And they say Baseball is boring.

Bmore on August 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I am a baseball fan and I get why some think it is boring but when I was young it was about so many things…..

the players
the on field action
the statistics
baseball cards
the skill

I still love baseball but it sure helps if someone buys into as a kid.

CW on August 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I Love the beautiful game, and this was a great video.

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Soccer players kick and scratch. Hop scotch is less boring.

SparkPlug on August 5, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Rush Raised Awareness About

The Dangers Of Soccer With ‘Keep Our Own Kids Safe’ PSAs
This entry was posted on February 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm
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RUSH: We immediately began a campaign here to alert people of the danger because we are interested in that. As a public service, we started Keep Our Own Kids Safe campaign, and I was the spokesman. We did PSAs and so people began calling about it, thinking that I didn’t know what I was talking about or I was teasing. They thought I was doing satire, putting them on, and they refused to believe it. It was that skepticism that convinced me it’s even more dangerous than we thought, this game of soccer.

So we put together, over the course of the years, a number of PSAs that to this day we still run during commercial breaks. People who are on hold or who are listening to this program online will occasionally hear this campaign. We have not given it up. We just don’t do it on the air much. But that’s why I want to just play one as an example to show you how on the cutting edge this program is.

Read Full Transcript @ RushLimbaugh.com
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http://dailyrushbo.com/rush-raised-awareness-about-the-dangers-of-soccer-with-keep-our-own-kids-safe-psas/

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM

For all you dissin’ soccer players, I have 3 words for you from waaayyyyy back: Kyle Rote Jr.

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Give me the pigskin!!!

NerwenAldarion on August 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Gots to watch out,for a Sudden Riot BreakOut by:

Soccer Hooligan Terrorist Spectators!!
(sarc)

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Was listening when he intro’d that bit-absolutely hilarious.

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 9:50 PM

For all you dissin’ soccer players, I have 3 words for you from waaayyyyy back: Kyle Rote Jr.

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I will say there is nothing funner than yanking the chains of soccer fans.

CW on August 5, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Soccer sucks, period.

rich8450 on August 5, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Soccer is for euro weenies.

Every minute some clown falls down and pretends he got tripped.

SparkPlug on August 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

WR *flops* *pulls imaginary flag*

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:55 PM

WR *flops* *pulls imaginary flag*

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Not even close but good try!

CW on August 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

WR *flops* *pulls imaginary flag*

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Not even close but good try!

CW on August 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Funny, but not gonna make me watch soccer.

Kind of like some Bud Light commercial that makes you belly laugh, then you come to your senses and say “hilarious, but still no way in hell I’m ever ever ever gonna drink a Bud Light for any reason.”

Sacramento on August 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Kobe’s a major Barca fan.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

CW on August 5, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Yank away!

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 9:58 PM

That’s a clown game, bro.

faraway on August 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM

CW on August 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Spending the evening down at the ole ball yard works for me. Relaxing pace, I like to be able to hold a conversation with my company. I’m just not getting there much this season. I may have to change that soon. ; )

Bmore on August 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Youth soccer will let kids play who are not allowed to carry the ball in youth football because they are too big and might hurt the precious little snowflakes wearing helmets and pads all over.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:01 PM

OT: Idiot President with great timing – Old newspaper era is over, Obama says via Kindle

faraway on August 5, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Dear Soccer Haters,

Life’s not fair. Quit your whining. We’re taking over, and there is nothing you can do about it.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:04 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Was listening when he intro’d that bit-absolutely hilarious.

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 9:50 PM

questionmark:

Glad you liked it,I remember listening to it live,
and Lma off!:)

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 10:04 PM

What Barry Sanders did to all-pro defensive players while holding the ball, Lionel Messi does with a ball at his feet.

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Like one of Will Ferrell’s many lame, repetitive attempts at humor — only even less funny.

KS Rex on August 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Of course I’m a Packers fan, so, I don’t get up there enough either. ; )

Bmore on August 5, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I’d never play game called “football” where a girl named Lucy couldn’t snatch the ball away at the last second from a guy named Charlie.

Soccer is for metrosexuals and candy-ass RINOs.

TXUS on August 5, 2013 at 10:09 PM

If you’ve ever watched or plan to watch a baseball game, you have zero credibility in saying soccer is boring.

I’ll take a soccer match over the crotch grabbing, chew spitting, nonathletic oafs in baseball any day of the week.

Nessuno on August 5, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Oh Sh*t:
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The Associated Press ‏@AP 57s

AP VIDEO: Teen pleads guilty to killing Utah soccer ref because he didn’t like call during game: http://apne.ws/15C6Bpd -RJJ
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Teen Pleads Guilty in Utah Soccer Ref Death

Published on Aug 5, 2013

A teenager charged with killing a Utah soccer referee because he didn’t like the man’s call during a game pleaded guilty Monday. The case brought new attention to the issue of violence and sportsmanship in athletics. (August 5)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh_Lj6muo2o&feature=c4-overview&list=UU52X5wxOL_s5yw0dQk7NtgA

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 10:11 PM

The opposable thumb is what lifted Man over the apes. Soccer bans the use of the opposable thumb. It’s a game for apes.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Lol!

Bmore on August 5, 2013 at 10:17 PM

If you’ve ever watched or plan to watch a baseball game, you have zero credibility in saying soccer is boring.

Nessuno on August 5, 2013 at 10:10 PM

That’s pretty dumb. I can see why you’re a soccer fan. Suffocate any opposing fans, lately?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:18 PM

I must say that this NBC Sports piece is funny as hell, still LOL. But, I’ll take a root canal or having my hair set on fire while it’s being put out with a tack hammer before I’ll ever watch soccer. Unless it’s women’s nude soccer and no pudgies allowed.

TXUS on August 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

What Barry Sanders did to all-pro defensive players while holding the ball, Lionel Messi does with a ball at his feet.

questionmark on August 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM

+1. Barry was poetry in motion. I was raised to respect and acknowledge excellence in honorable fields of endeavor. Winning the World Cup is like climbing Everest. Many scoff or not care one whit, but for others who ask “Why?” I offer the words of George Mallory: “Because it’s there.”

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Soccer is dangerous – I hear they sprain ankles and break toenails frequently.

faraway on August 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Try playing keeper or making a throw-in without your thumbs.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Winning the World Cup is like climbing Everest.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:24 PM

The World Cup is a perfect example of the problem with soccer – it’s a competition among second rate teams. The World Cup is more about nationalism (which is silly in sports) when the best teams in the world are the professional teams that pick and choose from among the best players, regardless of nationality.

No one thinks that Olympic basketball is anything other than a sideshow. The Olympic teams are not even close to the best, since they are by nationality, not merit.

Soccer is very Eurpean in this respect, It’s more about nationality and offering Eurotrash opportunities to pretend they are prosecuting wars than it is about athletic prowess and performance. This is why the soccer fans are obsessed with beating the cr@p out of each other. The Euros have moved their wars to the soccer field … since they can’t beat anyone in real wars anymore.

You see this same silly Eurotrash influence in other sports – such as tennis and golf – where they are obsessed with everyone’s nationality in friggin individual sports!! It’s insane. You can’t watch a tennis match with hearing them talk about “the Spaniard” or “the German” instead of just using the actual name of an INDIVIDUAL athlete playing an INDIVIDUAL sport. It’s beyond annoying … but that’s tribalistic Europe for you. THey can’t help themselves.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Try playing keeper or making a throw-in without your thumbs.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM

One guy on the field is allowed to use his hands and others are allowed to touch the ball with their hands off the field … occasionally. Still doesn’t cut it. Soccer is a de-evolutionary sport. Don’t blame me. I didn’t make it that way.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Soccer is dangerous – I hear they sprain ankles and break toenails frequently.

faraway on August 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Bert Trautmann.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The endurance of the constant, near constant running strikes me. Water polo similarly, except swimming, treading water, not the running part.

Bmore on August 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

One guy on the field is allowed to use his hands and others are allowed to touch the ball with their hands off the field … occasionally. Still doesn’t cut it. Soccer is a de-evolutionary sport. Don’t blame me. I didn’t make it that way.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Quick restarts on the pitch on FKs. Also, you can use your hands to grapple with opponents.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:31 PM

UEFA Euro.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Quick restarts on the pitch on FKs. Also, you can use your hands to grapple with opponents.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Christien, I like you … but you’re fighting a losing battle on this. Americans don’t like sports that bar the use of the upper body – especially the hands. We just don’t. Feet are just not as interesting as hands. Yes, people can do all sorts of challenging things with only their feet … but they’re still boring and dull.

Now, this is not to say that Americans dislike all leg-oriented events. We love track. But, that’s running and it’s merely a absolute measure of power and speed, not a game.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

UEFA Euro.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

But the first thing that came to your mind was the World Cup. That would be like someone saying that basketball is great and that the Olympics are the pinnacle of basketball. And, yes, soccer fans adore the World Cup … as if it means anything.

Sports with professional leagues have no need, or use, for national competitions. The best are in the professional leagues. The national competitions don’t even use real teams, since they are just thrown together for the particular competitions. Those “teams” can usually be beaten by any halfway decent professional team that operates as a team.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

UEFA Euro.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Christien:Kidding aside,I have two neices,who play
Team Girls Soccer:O

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Headers. Shoulder charge. Chest trap.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Christine Sinclair is one helluva player.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I dunno. It’s a funny damn commercial and all that, but…….

I still don’t get why grown men are playing a girl’s game. Is it some sort of British humour that the rest of the civilized world doesn’t get?

I mean, 1st world nations play American Football, or Rugby, or beer pong. It’s those lesser countries that are rife with men playing soccer, and if you look closely, they’re also pretty much the same sort that are known for poofsters as role models. NTTAWWT. ;)

TKindred on August 5, 2013 at 11:02 PM

For those of you who know soccer, is it true that at the end of the championship game all the players get individual participation trophies?

TXUS on August 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Headers.

LOL … Give it up, Christien. Hitting things with your head isn’t big among American sports, either.

Okay … we do like bobbing for apples – but that professional league never really took off, either.

Shoulder charge. Chest trap.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

No hands. Ape-sport.

Dude …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

TKindred on August 5, 2013 at 11:02 PM

LOL…the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Stick to pocket pool, champ.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

The World Cup is a perfect example of the problem with soccer – it’s a competition among second rate teams. The World Cup is more about nationalism (which is silly in sports) when the best teams in the world are the professional teams that pick and choose from among the best players, regardless of nationality.

No one thinks that Olympic basketball is anything other than a sideshow. The Olympic teams are not even close to the best, since they are by nationality, not merit.

Soccer is very Eurpean in this respect, It’s more about nationality and offering Eurotrash opportunities to pretend they are prosecuting wars than it is about athletic prowess and performance. This is why the soccer fans are obsessed with beating the cr@p out of each other. The Euros have moved their wars to the soccer field … since they can’t beat anyone in real wars anymore.

You see this same silly Eurotrash influence in other sports – such as tennis and golf – where they are obsessed with everyone’s nationality in friggin individual sports!! It’s insane. You can’t watch a tennis match with hearing them talk about “the Spaniard” or “the German” instead of just using the actual name of an INDIVIDUAL athlete playing an INDIVIDUAL sport. It’s beyond annoying … but that’s tribalistic Europe for you. THey can’t help themselves.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Watch the intro to this international match from 5:00 minutes in and tell me that nationalism and sport don’t mix (also no rest breaks & idiotic gear, the crowd knows how to sing a national anthem, and these guys aren’t wussies). Tell me that the tribalism of the haka doesn’t add to the entertainment and the gamer. It sets the stage rather than being a war substitute. In many sports, it allows for a valuable cultural exchange. I had a great time touring the world with my rugby clubs as a player and a fan. Most sportsmen and women would love the chance to represent their country in competition.

It’s also fair to point out that the NFL is about the closest example of marxism in practice that you can find anywhere… ironic.

lexhamfox on August 5, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Hitting things with your head isn’t big among American sports, either.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Tell that to Goodell and the owners. Multibillion-dollar NFL concussion lawsuit goes to litigation.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Most sportsmen and women would love the chance to represent their country in competition.

lexhamfox on August 5, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Jim Thorpe. Jessie Owens.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

LOL…the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Stick to pocket pool, champ.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Oh snap…. I actually was a two-semester air-hockey champion at my college. There again, another sport played by men, unlike soccer. :)

TKindred on August 5, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Jim Thorpe. Jessie Owens.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Both represented their country at the Olympics. Your point is?

TKindred on August 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

There again, another sport played by men

TKindred on August 5, 2013 at 11:27 PM

And, thanks to Title IX, you got to fulfill your dream.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

And, thanks to Title IX, you got to fulfill your dream.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Indeed. Title IX, another social engineering experiment forced upon these United States by the Diversity Zampolits and their Democrat enablers.

What they fail to grasp is that there will never be any sort of meaningful equality as long as one cam is XX and the other XY. :)

TKindred on August 5, 2013 at 11:39 PM

gg,

Thanks for dissing The Beautiful Game, Mary. Enforcer is a fun role.

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Have a bunch professional soccer players tell a bunch of professional football players they have a cooler sport. See how that goes.

Oil Can on August 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Christien on August 5, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Vinnie Jones

lexhamfox on August 6, 2013 at 12:18 AM

It’s also fair to point out that the NFL is about the closest example of marxism in practice that you can find anywhere… ironic.

lexhamfox on August 5, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Seems to be a committee meeting before every play and a lot of the central planning doesn’t work.

a capella on August 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Soccer is for euro weenies.

Every minute some clown falls down and pretends he got tripped.

SparkPlug on August 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

It’s true that many lesser players use the flop to rig the game. Other sports, too:

- PEDs in baseball, cycling, and football.
- The flop in basketball.
- So many variations of cheating in football that the only defense football fans offer is that cheating is “part of the game”.
- Dirty and dangerous play in hockey and fist fights that are actively allowed/encouraged as “part of the game”.

Rugby and golf seem to be the only honest sports.

Jaibones on August 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Rugby and golf seem to be the only honest sports.

Jaibones on August 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Yeah, I would much rather watch rugby than football. It appears to be the most physically demanding sport in terms of conditioning.

a capella on August 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

The ex never allowed our son to play football because “it was too dangerous”. That is, until he broke his wrist playing soccer.

BigAlSouth on August 6, 2013 at 5:54 AM

I’m in Liverpool and i can’t stress enough how huge and passionate football is.
From an international point of view this is were we learn geography and other countries flag’s.
Unfortunately we have to listen to loads of crap national anthems.

Since ww2 the England v Germany games are hilariously political.
America’s new mate Piers Morgan, whilst editor of The Mirror caused uproar with the German’s .
On the run up to the fixture he put some of the England players on the front page with tin hats on, under the headline ,
‘Achtung Surrender’

He had approved plans for a Mirror-sponsored Spitfire to dive-bomb the German training ground and drop copies of that front page
Oh, and for a Mirror-sponsored tank to invade the Berlin offices of the German tabloid rival, Bild newspaper.

If England are winning in tournaments, schools and even some business’ shut and others phone in sick,this means nearly everybody watches the match together,during these times patriotism is huge

mags on August 6, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Soccer…….Making Baseball look fast paced for over 100 years!

Mini-14 on August 6, 2013 at 7:59 AM

This was a hilarious commercial.

The problem Americans have with soccer is they think ‘football’. Instead, watch a soccer game and think ‘hockey’. The field reverses about every 30 seconds, and because there won’t be a lot of scoring, every chance is a potential game-changer.

If you want to see why people think it’s exciting, find a replay or internet archive of the Bayern Munich/Borussia Dortmund Champion’s League final from earlier this spring. That was a fabulous game, with shots and passes everywhere.

Parabellum on August 6, 2013 at 8:25 AM

We can afford to play our football.

They usually can’t, so they play theirs.

We are exceptional.

Sherman1864 on August 6, 2013 at 8:30 AM

I have to disagree and about soccer being hard to watch; its no harder to watch than American football, especially with all of our stops and commercial breaks. I’ll still take soccer, thanks.

Sammo21 on August 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM

The opposable thumb is what lifted Man over the apes. Soccer bans the use of the opposable thumb. It’s a game for apes. ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Dude, apes have thumbs. Four of them.

Akzed on August 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Football, soccer, rugby – Choose your favorite – No matter what the British Empire still dominates.

For a truly American game, you’ve got to play lacrosse.

Of course, I only discovered the native American origins of lacrosse while trying to figure out why the sport was so popular with wealthy north easterners and almost unheard of in the rest of the country.

Having never seen a game of it played, I can’t weigh in on whether it is more or less boring than watching tennis or golf or baseball or soccer or whatever.

The truth is that none of these sports are America’s pastime. Playing video games – now, that’s America’s pastime.

/yes, but, are people playing FIFA or NFL2K13 – We must know!!!

JadeNYU on August 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

For a truly American game, you’ve got to play lacrosse.

Of course, I only discovered the native American origins of lacrosse while trying to figure out why the sport was so popular with wealthy north easterners and almost unheard of in the rest of the country.

Having never seen a game of it played, I can’t weigh in on whether it is more or less boring than watching tennis or golf or baseball or soccer or whatever.

JadeNYU on August 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Lacrosse — “Fastest game on two feet” — VERY exciting. Like hockey in many ways.

Gear is VERY expensive, though. That’s a big factor in its reach to a large group.

Check out NCAA Lax Final Four highlights online. There are also some good pro leagues – both indoor and outdoor versions.

WAY more exciting than soccer.

DOOF on August 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Two things. One, the English Premier League is the best league in the world. Two, the matches are exciting because of the play on the field and the passion of the fans.

Soccer (football) is growing more and more popular here in the states. I live in Seattle, where the Sounders draw 40,000 fans every home game. I love going to the games. Sadly, other teams (Chivas USA, FC Dallas) have lousy fan bases. But the sport is absolutely growing.

nicktjacob on August 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

JadeNYU on August 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Lacrosse is a wonderful sport but your comment is still full of anti-American crap.

You are welcome to take a hike if you haven’t already.

Sherman1864 on August 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Sherman1864 on August 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

You’re kidding, right?

Which part of the comment is anti-American?

Is it noting that Association Football, Grid Iron Football and Rugby Football were all initially sports in the British Empire?

Is it noting that lacrosse isn’t well known in most of the U.S. but is very popular in the northeast (especially amongst the wealthy)? Or noting that it was a sport invented by Native Americans?

Is it my reference to video games (which are awesome by the way) – an entertainment media that is very American and is largely driven by U.S. tastes?

Or my tongue in cheek joke about FIFA vs NFL2K13 (which is a play on the joke about the guy in Northern Ireland claiming he’s an atheist and being told “That’s fine, but, is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants you don’t believe in”)?

I am very curious to know what part of any of that is anti-American.

And, for the record, telling people you disagree with to get out of your country is much more European than American and is how a good portion of the early Americans ended up here. So, between your comment and mine, I would say that there’s a much easier argument to make that you are the one spouting anti-American garbage.

JadeNYU on August 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

How many countries are in this country?

funny

mdenis39 on August 6, 2013 at 6:32 PM