Is soccer the greatest sport?

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Is soccer the greatest sport?

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  1. MXZT

    MXZT Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm watching the world cup right now and honestly I've never seen or felt an atmosphere like it is in a world cup soccer game. Do you think it's the greatest sport?
     
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  2. DrunkMonkMeth

    DrunkMonkMeth Brown Belt

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    clumseygenius Red Belt

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    Wrong forum and yes.
     
  4. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    No doubt about it.
     
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    Matty da Ranga Banned Banned

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    The World Cup is great, but you couldn't pay me to watch club soccer every week. Some games go 90 minutes with nothing but passing and missed shots
     
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  6. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    To be honest, MMA is the greatest combination of extreme skill, physical toughness and endurance, and athleticism...and fighting is a lot more real as an ability than tossing a ball around.
     
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  7. Koro_11

    Koro_11 Silver Belt

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    Yes.
     
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    Njmma209 Brown Belt

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    Personally my “greatest” sports are MMA and American Football.
     
  9. HHJ

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    Its a high stakes game,and because you dont need any equipment to play it,just a ball and a field,even poor people,esp poor people follow it.

    But I dont give a shit about it myself,other than the stakes involved,as with most team sports.
     
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    usa didn't make it the finals unlike iran, saudi arabia, peru etc
     
  11. TheAmericanGazelle

    TheAmericanGazelle Brown Belt

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    "Greatest" is entirely subjective, which makes the question a bit of a non-starter.

    If you want to talk about something more objective like popularity, those are better questions.
     
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    I enjoy MMA better these days, but Football is the biggest sport in the world for a reason, always gonna enjoy playing and watching football.
     
  13. Benoitthegr8

    Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner

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    Spain versus Portugal was an amazing game to watch
    {<redford}
     
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    Obviously.
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Like watching grass grow
     
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    ~JM~ Contra Mundum

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    Yes.
     
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    g*r*b Super-Stretch Elastic Waistband

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    No. Because it's such a low scoring game, penalty kicks loom in importance far more than they should; because penalty kicks are so valuable, it encourages the worst displays of flopping and playacting seen on a playing field.
     
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    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Nope. No sport than can end 0-0 is the greatest sport on Earth.
     
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    It's a tribal thing. Most people don't even care about it but World Cup is an event that pulls people together.
    As a spectator sport, it can be boring as hell, so I don't like it but a lot of people seem to enjoy it for some reason.
     
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