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i was reading another site and came across a thread where a very conservative xtian women was mocking football (soccer) as anti american, liberal and boring.

ii was just wondering, is this a normal view in america? are even sports grouped into republican/democrat camps?

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Soccer is a second tier sport for the majority of people I know. It is relatively unwatched in my circles. As far as the rest of the country, it appears to be growing in popularity, but I believe it will be a few more years before it becomes a top tier sport. Our national sports radio talk boxes are talking about the world cup, but other than that, I rarely hear about soccer in the US.

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Ulsterman: "Why do you Americans call it "Football" when only the kicker ever uses his foot?"

 

TheRedneckProfessor: "Why do you Limeys call it "Cricket" when insects aren't even involved?"

 

True story.

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i was reading another site and came across a thread where a very conservative xtian women was mocking football (soccer) as anti american, liberal and boring.

ii was just wondering, is this a normal view in america? are even sports grouped into republican/democrat camps?

 

 

I think we are angry that the rest of the world has the nerve to call it football when that name is already taken.  We are waiting for the world to change.

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Plus any sport that is internationally enjoyed is sure to be held in contempt by most Americans (hockey being the exception).  How many Sundays have Americans wasted watching a rugby match?  Yet we have the arrogance to call the big baseball match "The World Series", as if any other team in the world has ever been involved (again Toronto being a possible exception).

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This column seems particularly relevant to this topic:

 

"Have conservatives abandoned rationality, skepticism, and truth?  Has rationality itself become a partisan issue?"

 

http://www.alternet.org/belief/have-conservatives-abandoned-rationality-skepticism-and-truth?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

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Both sides have their rational side and their looney side.  This country is so divided right now that anything is seen as inflammatory and partisan.  We are very close to a civil war of some kind.   

You are indeed, and it is such a shame.  People seem to have forgotten the principles the country was founded on.

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i was reading another site and came across a thread where a very conservative xtian women was mocking football (soccer) as anti american, liberal and boring.

ii was just wondering, is this a normal view in america? are even sports grouped into republican/democrat camps?

 

No, it's just Republican/conservative dumbasses who see every stupid, trivial thing in the world in simple black and white terms. 

 

Yes, they are abnormal. 

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i was reading another site and came across a thread where a very conservative xtian women was mocking football (soccer) as anti american, liberal and boring.

ii was just wondering, is this a normal view in america? are even sports grouped into republican/democrat camps?

 

American Football is the big thing here in the USA. Baseball probably second. Basketball third. And then maybe Nascar (Nascar might be #1 down South). Soccer is way down on the list. Yes, I can see how soccer can become something liberal and then probably morph into impeaching Obama who wants to take away all our guns. haha.

 

I don't think sports are really categorized by political groups but there is a stereotype that Republicans are traditionalists, hence their sticking to (USA) football , while Democrats are stereotyped as embracing non-tradition (soccer).

 

We do have a term here in the USA called 'soccer mom' though it may not be used down south where football is more prevalent as the social activity for families.

 

As far as boring....well, televised team sports are boring to me. I'd rather watch or play a tennis match. Or play golf.

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Both sides have their rational side and their looney side.  This country is so divided right now that anything is seen as inflammatory and partisan.  We are very close to a civil war of some kind.   

You are indeed, and it is such a shame.  People seem to have forgotten the principles the country was founded on.

 

 

People in the USA are encouraged to be individuals and not care that much about anyone else. And so we have little cohesiveness. The Bill of Rights, on the one hand is great for giving people freedom....but I think it also has the side effect of reducing empathy. Read comments from internet articles. Everyone calls each other nasty names and such.

 

But no, I don't think reciting the pledge of allegiance with or without God in it will unite us. 

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how is watching 20 guys chasing after a ball considered anti american?

 

boring, maybe but not any worse than seeing bikes and cars driving in circles for hours without crashing

 

liberal? don't even understand how that applies to football

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i was reading another site and came across a thread where a very conservative xtian women was mocking football (soccer) as anti american, liberal and boring.

ii was just wondering, is this a normal view in america? are even sports grouped into republican/democrat camps?

 

Only a small minded moron would talk shit about someone elses entertainment in this way. Sounds like she just isn't nice person.

 

I am not sure how she thinks it is "liberal" the rules are totally appropriate for a team sport. It isn't that much different from Hockey.

 

Most people I know watch multiple sports in America. There are plenty of idiots in this country that just seem addicted to putting lines in the sand.

 

She makes us all look bad.

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Both sides have their rational side and their looney side.  This country is so divided right now that anything is seen as inflammatory and partisan.  We are very close to a civil war of some kind.   

You are indeed, and it is such a shame.  People seem to have forgotten the principles the country was founded on.

 

 

People in the USA are encouraged to be individuals and not care that much about anyone else. And so we have little cohesiveness. The Bill of Rights, on the one hand is great for giving people freedom....but I think it also has the side effect of reducing empathy. Read comments from internet articles. Everyone calls each other nasty names and such.

 

But no, I don't think reciting the pledge of allegiance with or without God in it will unite us. 

 

 

My allegiance is to human kind not some country name. I would rather have protection in a bill of rights than empathy as strange as that sounds. Most people in power do not empathize with those below them, that bill of rights in some small way still helps to protect us the normals (assuming you are) from the powerful and wealthy that frankly see us as expendable fodder.

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I don't get the "football (soccer) is liberal" statement either, though it could be as simple as: 1) She's conservative, 2) She dislikes football (soccer), 3) Therefore it's liberal.  I don't think a lot of people like this allow their thought processes to get any more complicated than that.

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I don't get the "football (soccer) is liberal" statement either, though it could be as simple as: 1) She's conservative, 2) She dislikes football (soccer), 3) Therefore it's liberal.  I don't think a lot of people like this allow their thought processes to get any more complicated than that.

 

idiots will be idiots. Not to much should be read into the thoughts of an obviously deficient intellect. Maybe one day she will give up on her hypocracy but I doubt it.

 

People like this should not be ignored to the point they cause real harm but they should not be given any serious consideration either.

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I don't get the "football (soccer) is liberal" statement either, though it could be as simple as: 1) She's conservative, 2) She dislikes football (soccer), 3) Therefore it's liberal.  I don't think a lot of people like this allow their thought processes to get any more complicated than that.

 

idiots will be idiots. Not to much should be read into the thoughts of an obviously deficient intellect. Maybe one day she will give up on her hypocracy but I doubt it.

 

People like this should not be ignored to the point they cause real harm but they should not be given any serious consideration either.

 

I think because the US is such a big country, there are statistically enough people who think like her for them to have voice.  They have been able to take over the GOP and affect a myriad of laws.  Reproductive rights is a good example of this.  In several Southern states, it is becoming extremely difficult for women to access their right to the simple medical procedure of pregnancy termination.

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i was reading another site and came across a thread where a very conservative xtian women was mocking football (soccer) as anti american, liberal and boring.

ii was just wondering, is this a normal view in america? are even sports grouped into republican/democrat camps?

never underestimate the ignorance of the American people. Many wear it proudly so.

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Plus any sport that is internationally enjoyed is sure to be held in contempt by most Americans (hockey being the exception). How many Sundays have Americans wasted watching a rugby match? Yet we have the arrogance to call the big baseball match "The World Series", as if any other team in the world has ever been involved (again Toronto being a possible exception).

its Poplar *sic* in 'soshlist' yurip and everyone knows euro trash types are wrong about everything, hence, soccer is a socialist plot.

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Plus any sport that is internationally enjoyed is sure to be held in contempt by most Americans (hockey being the exception). How many Sundays have Americans wasted watching a rugby match? Yet we have the arrogance to call the big baseball match "The World Series", as if any other team in the world has ever been involved (again Toronto being a possible exception).

its Poplar *sic* in 'soshlist' yurip and everyone knows euro trash types are wrong about everything, hence, soccer is a socialist plot.

 

It's dem dayum librals rune-ing th' cuntry.

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