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Vitek: I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7d4I-HR6iw]I
like this accurate depiction of
football[/url]. :-)
I still watch it sometimes.
I think quite the opposite. People requiring violence in sports probably have some issues :P For me, the real beauty of sports is beating the enemy without using any violence, only skill and technique. Unless we are talking about fighting sports, but then - I prefer karate than some silly bar brawling like in most lesser MMA leagues.
Post edited January 07, 2013 by keeveek
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keeveek: I think quite the opposite. People requiring violence in sports probably have some issues :P
For me, the real beauty of sports is beating the enemy without using any violence, only skill
and technique. Unless we are talking about fighting sports, but then - I prefer karate than
some silly bar brawling like in most lesser MMA leagues.
I actually don't like violent sports. ;-) I like hockey and occasional fight is OK, but only in limited amount. My second most favourite sport is basketball. ;-)
But I agree with that video that a lot of football players cares for their looks more than actual sport and that too many players dive as hell. It's biggest problem of football, IMO. It went so far that even commenters usually don't believe player who is screaming in pain until they see his severed leg and even then he will be probably holding his face in pretension of head hit.
True, but this not come from the fact players are sissy girls but because of the football rules - the smallest contact = faul (with exceptions of course), so players are even trained to fake injuries and to lay down every time they even feel a smallest touch to their legs.

And that's the problem that can't be eliminated unless we want to brutalize football. But I've seen some open fractures in football matches already and I don't think we want to see that happening more often.
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keeveek: I think quite the opposite. People requiring violence in sports probably have some issues :P
For me, the real beauty of sports is beating the enemy without using any violence, only skill
and technique. Unless we are talking about fighting sports, but then - I prefer karate than
some silly bar brawling like in most lesser MMA leagues.
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Vitek: I actually don't like violent sports. ;-) I like hockey and occasional fight is OK, but only in
limited amount. My second most favourite sport is basketball. ;-)
But I agree with that video that a lot of football players cares for their looks more than actual
sport and that too many players dive as hell. It's biggest problem of football, IMO. It went so
far that even commenters usually don't believe player who is screaming in pain until they see
his severed leg and even then he will be probably holding his face in pretension of head hit.
I rarely watch football (soccer), but from what I've seen, as bad as the diving is, it tends to be limited to international play. The last few world cups were unbareable with the dives but every once in a while a ManU or Arsenal game will get broadcast over here and I don't honestly recall ever seeing any blatent diving. Thats one nice perk about baseball; faking an injury does ABSOLUTLY NOTHING to help your team so you only ever see guys screaming when they slide wrong and come up with their foot facing the wrong way. Tasty!
Why couldn't they come to an agreement one week earlier...Oh well, better than no NHL Hockey at all.
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tinyE: I rarely watch football (soccer), but from what I've seen, as bad as the diving is, it tends to be
limited to international play. The last few world cups were unbareable with the dives but
every once in a while a ManU or Arsenal game will get broadcast over here and I don't honestly
recall ever seeing any blatent diving. Thats one nice perk about baseball; faking an injury
does ABSOLUTLY NOTHING to help your team so you only ever see guys screaming when they slide
wrong and come up with their foot facing the wrong way. Tasty!
There's plenty of diving in the domestic leagues, as well. Maybe not as high-profile or prevalent as the international matches, but it's there.