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    Stephen H. Webb wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal about how soccer is ruining America. Apparently conservatives' worldview is threatened by a recreational sport...
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain curmudgeon View Post
    Stephen H. Webb wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal about how soccer is ruining America. Apparently conservatives' worldview is threatened by a recreational sport...
    Maybe because conservatives' worldview is centered around the idea of being threatened.

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    The funny thing is that football is probably the most progressive sport. They change rules all the time and there's just not the same respect for historic players like you see in baseball. Even the economics of football is progressive with salary caps and profit-sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    The funny thing is that football is probably the most progressive sport. They change rules all the time and there's just not the same respect for historic players like you see in baseball. Even the economics of football is progressive with salary caps and profit-sharing.
    I like American football more than baseball. My parents are from Chicago, so knowing all about the silly Cubs-Sox rivalry was forced on me. There's also so much strategy behind American football, and I can definitely respect that.

    I guess my main point is that I think baseball is boring, and I'm not sure how anyone can claim that it's a more exciting or interesting game than soccer, or even enjoy it sober.
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    interest in reality tv of 3 year old strippers throwing chocolate milk at each other's faces and cracked out in the mcdonald's play place isn't contributing to moral decay of this country. it's soccer! good to know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Maybe because conservatives' worldview is centered around the idea of being threatened.
    That is not an unlikely premise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpankyMcFly View Post
    She's getting in an anti Kennedy dig while injecting immigration into the equation. Then whips out a True Scotsmen followed by a very real concern some centrists and most right'ists have with immigration, the unwillingness/willingness of certain immigrant groups to assimilate via learning English, with a small dig at soccer by calling it a fetish
    According to online accounts of the history of soccer, it was first brought to the US by immigrants in the 1850s. I suppose these immigrants would be the great-great-great grandfathers of today's American soccer players and fans. The same references (e.g. Wikipedia) also mention that the Native Americans had their own variation of soccer. If so, soccer is as home-grown as it gets.

    Relating soccer to moral decay in America today makes even less sense than blaming global warming on the decline of piracy. At least one can show correlation for the latter, if not causality:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    Relating soccer to moral decay in America today makes even less sense than blaming global warming on the decline of piracy. At least one can show correlation for the latter, if not causality:

    That is a hella funny! WTF pirates?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    ...mention that the Native Americans had their own variation of soccer.
    I vaguely recall that it was was the Aztecs? or Zapotecs? who played "hip ball" a game like soccer in that they didn't use their hands but their hips. They were pretty hardcore though, with the losers being killed afterwards or some such ill fate.

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    She can very eloquently say nothing yet emboss it with enough vocabulary and syntax to mimic something far more profound. I don't think she's stupid; I think she's made a name for herself by being extremist; a part of me believes this was said for publicity.

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