Re: [NTLK] [ot][soccer][or football][whatever]

From: Robert Benschop (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 02:56:44 EDT

on 12-06-2002 10:18, Stephen Jendraszak at wrote:

> I think Americans savor the SITUATION, and the STRATEGY of
> sport. The aforementioned bottom of the 9th, the 4th and goal with 15
> yds. left and 30 seconds on the clock, etc. In hockey and soccer, it is
> precisely BECAUSE they are so fast paced that you don't have time to
> revel in the brilliant strategy, or to sweat it out, hoping your team
> can win the game in the last play. People can score in soccer or hockey,
> and you don't even see it coming! It happens in a split second.

Which is why a famous American football coach called football 'soccer for
dumb people'
Not to offend any football fans but it does take a bit of watching to
understand the strategy behind it all, but I have to admit that I never
understood cricket either ;-)

Robert Benschop

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