My 100 reasons that baseball is better than soccer Topic

One of soccer's best players is apparently a cannibal.  How can that possibly be boring?

Good baseball list.  I'd only add Mark Fidrych and Bill James...
6/27/2014 7:09 PM
We are up to 106 now with crazystengel's additions. 
6/27/2014 7:33 PM
I think cannibalism in soccer can take us to 107. 
6/27/2014 7:34 PM
Posted by italyprof on 6/27/2014 7:34:00 PM (view original):
I think cannibalism in soccer can take us to 107. 
Miguel Olivo.
6/27/2014 9:11 PM
Posted by hersheybear on 6/26/2014 3:47:00 PM (view original):
101. You can lose and still advance. And be happy about it.
A baseball team can lose 8 times in the postseason and still win the World Series.
6/27/2014 9:13 PM
Yes but you can't advance in a playoff situation by losing your last game, but the World Cup is essentially a playoff (since the national teams participating had to previously qualify). 

Baseball is great partly because of how often even a great team does lose or a weak team does win. But reaching the division title though you lost on the last day of the season is not the same as advancing when you didn't manage a win or even lost one or more out of three in a playoff situation like the World Cup. 

And there are still no penalty shots. 
6/28/2014 4:57 AM
But Miguel Olivo does make us lose one point here. 
6/28/2014 4:57 AM
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6/28/2014 6:36 AM
Ten cent beer nite/ Cleveland Ohio June 4th 1974 - 25000 =fans showed up in a 74000 seat Municipal stadium - a game never completed.
yet even today, probably half a million Clevelenders will swear they were there.
6/28/2014 8:24 AM
Holland just beat Mexico 4 minutes after the match ended. 

6/29/2014 5:22 PM
Posted by italyprof on 6/29/2014 5:22:00 PM (view original):
Holland just beat Mexico 4 minutes after the match ended. 

So it would be different somehow if they stopped the clock during play for injuries, rather than tacking time onto the end?

And just to be accurate, Holland scored the go-ahead goal four minutes into stoppage time; they won six minutes into it, when time expired.
6/29/2014 7:27 PM
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Posted by italyprof on 6/27/2014 5:04:00 PM (view original):
Thanks pinotfan, especially coming from you. But hey, if it didn't have some socialist propaganda it wouldn't be me would it? 

On the other hand at least I offered an alternative to Ann Coulter's argument about why soccer is evil - too left wing apparently (!), but she compares it unfavorably only to football, and never so much as mentions the word baseball. 

Interesting, since her claim is that no one whose great-grandfather was born in the US loves soccer - my great-grandparents were all born in Italy but I still do't like soccer, so the whole "DNA" based argument falls apart. And anyone's great-grandfather who was in the US probably watched and played baseball and only rarely football if at all. 
Ann Coulter's only thought is how to get herself clicks and headlines. She'd have Obama's love child if it meant selling 10 more books or getting her face onto another screen.
6/29/2014 8:58 PM
her? shemale. check out the adam's apple on that scrag
6/29/2014 9:02 PM
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