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    Re: What Comes To Mind When You Think About These Posters

    Quote Originally Posted by dazed&confused
    Don't know about Aussies but I guess Americans don't like soccer because they think it's not enough for real men. (indeed they call it fagball.)
    I prefer Rugby effectively...........

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    Re: What Comes To Mind When You Think About These Posters

    Quote Originally Posted by dazed&confused
    Don't know about Aussies but I guess Americans don't like soccer because they think it's not enough for real men. (indeed they call it fagball.)
    I've never heard it called fagball. A lot of younger people play it and its a popular high school sport, but it has never taken off as a professional sport in America. We already have three major sports leagues (4 if you count hockey) there just is'nt any room for another professional sports league.

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    Re: What Comes To Mind When You Think About These Posters

    Quote Originally Posted by Madoc
    I've never heard it called fagball. A lot of younger people play it and its a popular high school sport, but it has never taken off as a professional sport in America. We already have three major sports leagues (4 if you count hockey) there just is'nt any room for another professional sports league.
    I was under the impression that the Football(i refuse to call it soccer, im English) leagues are growing at a healthy rate in the US.

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    Re: What Comes To Mind When You Think About These Posters

    There are alot of youth soccer leagues & the sport is popular among school age kids but it has'nt caught on as a professional sport.

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    AW: On Soccer, Football, Rugby

    Yesterday I´ve seen "Kick it like Beckham"! There they say that the most important woman soccer league is in the US! Is that true or just a fake in this movie? ( They even say that Beckham is one of the best soccer players ever )

    And.. I´m prefering soccer much more than Football or Rugby, cause I´ve grown up with tihs sport and I don´t want to lose or change it against other "foreign" sports!
    Joke!
    But I´m just not interested in other sports than soccer!
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    Re: On Soccer, Football, Rugby

    There is a womens soccer league but it's not all that popular. Women professional sport leagues do not do that well in America. Even most women do not care to watch other women participating in team sports. The most financially rewarding sports for women in the U.S. are tennis & golf.

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    Re: On Soccer, Football, Rugby

    We have professional sportswomen over here in England, but nobody pays them that much notice over here either.

    I was under the impression that America usually does really well at women's football however?
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    Re: What Comes To Mind When You Think About These Posters

    Quote Originally Posted by dazed&confused
    Don't know about Aussies but I guess Americans don't like soccer because they think it's not enough for real men. (indeed they call it fagball.)
    Fagball? What can be more gay than this:



    ?????

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    Re: On Soccer, Football, Rugby

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamopy
    I was under the impression that America usually does really well at women's football however?
    I think Madoc's point wasn't that the women don't play well, but rather that women's soccer is not a very successful business venture.


    Quote Originally Posted by Thruthheim
    Football(i refuse to call it soccer, im English)
    I recently had an interesting experience related to this. I have a friend who was born and raised in Britain and who taught at Exeter for quite a long while until just five years ago, and he said that soccer was the more frequent term in British usage until just a few decades ago. When he was our age (in his twenties), everyone in Britain was still calling it soccer.

    I found it to be similar to the coffee/tea distinction between America and Britain. I had heard as a boy that we switched from tea to coffee during the Revolution as a sign of rebellion. It wasn't until fairly recently that I learned that actually the entire English nation (including the American colonists) drank coffee avidly during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries (during the time of the initial American colonization), and only made the switch to tea after colonization of America was already in full swing.

    So both tea and football in place of coffee and soccer are British innovations, while the older British cultural institutions are preserved in America.

    To me, this is a sign that the differences between English America and English Britain are not fundamental differences. In fact, the differences are only apparent to us younger folks who aren't aware of our history. As we learn our history, the differences become smaller and smaller until we realize that we are just the same people.

    I think the same is true of Germanics generally, for that matter. The differences are surprisingly recent. The more one learns about the ancient and medieval history of our people, the more one comes to realize that we actually are one people, with one heritage, and one future.

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