Soccer or Football?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Look, I'll tell you ahead of time, I'm not doing the research for this, because it doesn't interest me THAT much, but...

Why didn't anybody stop the person who decided to switch up the football and soccer terms? Wouldn't it have made much more sense to call soccer "football" like the rest of the world, and have this new oval-balled sport being invented have the name of "soccer" or something else entirely?

Which of the two, American Football, or American Soccer, uses more footwork? American Soccer. Which of the two uses forceful impact? American Football. "Sock" is a term used for punching. "Socker" could've been a decent name for American Football, as it would imply the tackling motif.



This site is dead and has been for a long while, for multiple reasons—not the least of which is that it's of a different era (roughly 2007). You can no longer safely play around with discussing gray areas with a humorous twist. People don't read between the lines. If they want to be offended, they'll twist what you said to mean whatever they want, and you're guilty no matter what. Or, on the flip-side, instead of being too sensitive, they'll think you're somehow defending their awfully bigoted or shameful viewpoints, even if you aren't. Both extreme sides of everything are so black/white dumb that it's an impossible minefield to navigate. If anything on here doesn't age well, sorry; times have changed, and so do people, for better or worse. Get over it. (It being "everything") There is always more important shit out there going on. Out on limbs.



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