Posted by swamphawk22 on 10/1/2012 6:13:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 10/1/2012 2:21:00 PM (view original):1 Maybe we should put it in the late 80s and early 90s. There was very little soccer back then.
1, I was a kid in the 90's. Everyone I knew played soccer.
2. Soccer isn't very fun to watch. But it is fun to play.
3. I'm liberal and I love NFL and college football. So do all of my liberal friends. We also played football in high school when we got tired of soccer. (And by "got tired of," I definitely mean we weren't nearly good enough to keep playing at the high school level.)
4. Education in American really has nothing to do with soccer. Most kids play in neighborhood rec leagues.
2 So a game that no one enjoys watching is popular becuase it is fun to play? And how did they discover this? And what makes it fun to play. Americans are fatter than ever, and out of all the main team sports soccer is the least fat friendly.
3 So you have never heard a liberal make the point that organized team football is a negative for children? That soccer is a more global and community sport?
4 I see kids in school leagues, but you might be right on that one. Still community organizing is also a more liberal genre.
1. It was the early 90s. My older brother and his friends all played soccer as kids in the 80s. My parents are and have always been conservative (my dad still listens to Rush Limbaugh).
2. Have you ever watched soccer? Shoot me in the ******* face. It's boring. But running around with your friends playing soccer is a lot of fun, especially when you're a kid.
3. Tackle football is bad for kids. That's not a political statement. That's a medical one. Kids are not mini-adults. Their skeletons, skulls, muscles, and brains are not fully developed and are more vulnerable to physical trauma.
4. Judging by the soccer moms in my son's soccer league, community rec soccer leagues are inhabited almost exclusively by well off, suburban, Christian, stay at home moms with mini-vans and husbands who are the VP of this and director of that.