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Time to Convert to Soccer?

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 7/25/2021 1:14:10 AM

A lifelong baseball fan, I abandoned the game this year after MLB sided with the Democratic Party in its campaign against ballot integrity in Georgia. It wasn’t just that: my home town team has put a “Black Lives Matter” sign and a memorial to George Floyd in right field. If I can’t escape politics at a baseball game, I’d rather go somewhere else. For the first time in decades, I haven’t seen a major league baseball game this year. Not only that, I haven’t watched or listened to a single pitch on radio or television. Then there is football. Commissioner Roger Goodell is driving the sport in a “woke” direction.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 7/25/2021 1:23:53 AM (No. 856052)
Golf is a good unwoke option. At least for now. The Tour had the stupid face diapers, but otherwise seemed disaffected by wokeness. Really hope this trend continues. Otherwise, I guess it’s bowling. Or cornhole. Or curling.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 7/25/2021 2:36:47 AM (No. 856073)
Soccer is THE most boring thing I have ever attempted to watch. Any game that can go on for hours and wind up with a 0-1 score.....has NOTHING happening. No chance I'd ever watch another game.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 7/25/2021 2:42:10 AM (No. 856075)
I once was invited in London to a football "match" between Arsenal and some other team, the name escapes me. Let me tell you, that was a boring experience. The final score was one to nil...and people were screaming in their seats the whole time. Bash baseball, bash football, bash the NBA, but at least they do not bring new meaning to the word 'tedium.' Minding the gap and riding the escalator in the Underground was more entertaining than this Arsenal match.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kennedylaw 7/25/2021 3:01:29 AM (No. 856088)
I only watch high school sports now.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 7/25/2021 3:17:32 AM (No. 856095)
Time to forget about all professional sports with overpaid nitwits showing off their steroid muscles and their pea brains. Stick to your kids backyard sports. Cheer the hometown on a friday night.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mifla 7/25/2021 5:40:58 AM (No. 856124)
Ditch the pros and watch college sports. The clock is ticking on them as well, but there may be time.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: SweetPea3 7/25/2021 5:41:50 AM (No. 856125)
Never! I can take a nap and not burn the electricity running the TV.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: 5 handicap 7/25/2021 6:03:23 AM (No. 856138)
Eschewed the NBA 30+ years ago, Latreen Spreewell...the NFL 4 years ago, gave up season tickets, Redskins... MLB 3 years ago, went to first Orioles game in 1954...I miss the good times afforded by these once admirable entities, alas no more!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork 7/25/2021 7:19:39 AM (No. 856172)
All sports are now dead to whatever the hell you want.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: philsner 7/25/2021 7:50:03 AM (No. 856199)
When the Nashville Predators went to play the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the playoffs, they had "Black Lives Matter" plastered on the big screen and also had a minute of silence for George Floyd. Turned it off immediately and haven't watched hockey since.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: watashiyo 7/25/2021 7:50:46 AM (No. 856200)
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Reply 12 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 7/25/2021 8:16:21 AM (No. 856225)
Hinderaker's article is as boring as soccer. A real snoozer.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 7/25/2021 8:24:27 AM (No. 856236)
The pro golfers are smarter than the average bear and leave this woke nonsense off the links. Crowds are finally starting to come back to watch the tournaments. It helps that there are no black golfers out there putting on any kind of a performance since Tiger messed himself up. The woke sponsors, however, are another story. The number of black kids in their ads walking around on golf courses holding clubs and being recruited for golf schools is overwhelming. They somehow have the mistaken imression that they might someday be as good as the Asians that the black thugs like to beat up because they are a little smaller. Dream on.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: downnout 7/25/2021 8:36:58 AM (No. 856254)
Try rugby. I used to drive by a rugby field where a sign said “Give blood. Play rugby”.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Come And Take It 7/25/2021 8:40:02 AM (No. 856260)
Sports = ZFG.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Laotzu 7/25/2021 9:12:12 AM (No. 856297)
I watched the same matches the Author mentions -- the Euro Cup finals. Was fascinated to see the formerly fascist Italians showing an outpouring of patriotisms for their country. It was almost like they live in a world where people can look past historic failings and see the good in themselves. Crazy, right?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/25/2021 10:37:12 AM (No. 856405)
Soccer? You have to be comatose to watch soccer, an hour of nothing then someone Accidently gets one past the goalie...What a pathetic pile of rubbish!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/25/2021 10:42:14 AM (No. 856414)
FTA: "All of this will only contribute to our country’s growing racial strife, which I guess is its purpose." The purpose is to legitimize and normalize this kumbaya/CRT regimen. It's no different than any propaganda campaign. People run with the crowd, and the object is to get the herd moving, not necessarily a stampede. The idea is for the conflict to dull and the strife to reduce to nothingness as society adopts its expanded understanding nature.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hazymac 7/25/2021 12:16:52 PM (No. 856528)
#14's mentioning bumper stickers with "Give blood. Play rugby." brought back memories of Mr. Jefferson's U (University of Virginia), where rugby was a way of life. So was lacrosse. That particular bumper sticker could be found on many bumpers in Charlottesville back then (early '70s). Another just as prevalent in the university parking lots was "It takes leather balls to play rugby." Yes, it does.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: anniebc 7/25/2021 12:24:22 PM (No. 856534)
Leftists are destroying the world and everything in it. Like with the nuclear holocaust everyone fears, God will have the final say. In fact, God is having His say now. It's a terrible thing to fall into the hands of an angry God. I don't claim to speak for God, but I know He does not like ugly, and leftism is plenty ugly.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Videodrone 7/25/2021 12:42:24 PM (No. 856552)
In poor taste but we used to have bumper stickers "Rugby players eat their dead"
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Reply 22 - Posted by: local500 7/25/2021 1:01:33 PM (No. 856564)
Those who say soccer is not popular or boring, need to get out a bit more. It is the most popular game on the planet. Just because he has less violence than "football" (ironic how it is called football and you don't touch the ball with your foot most of the time), and requires players to be actually fit, and smart, unlike thuggish basket ball, where one player can absolutely destroy the team or make them lose, baseball, as boring as it can be, with fat , nonathletic players with beer belly running around. The boring claims come from the crowd who find Golf and 300 rounds of NASCAR racing, or poker "exciting" and have no problems sitting in front of their TVs watching them. Also, most of the soccer fans love their country. Your problem is you think women soccer in the US and how pathetic they are is how soccer is. Watch more soccer (real name football) games, and you'll learn.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: czechlist 7/25/2021 4:53:44 PM (No. 856761)
the only soccer I enjoy watching is little kids. they are a riot and their great expectations parents and grandparents are a scream.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: doctorfixit 7/25/2021 7:11:33 PM (No. 856860)
Boycott pro sports.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: RayLRiv 7/26/2021 2:07:00 PM (No. 857605)
I'm still loyal to college football (now that my Sooners appear to be headed to the SEC) but if they turn woke I'll drop them as well.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: zoidberg 7/26/2021 2:33:10 PM (No. 857636)
Soccer AKA un-American football.
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