Tor! Tor! Tor! - The Arena Football Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by MetalDuck, May 12, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MetalDuck Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2007
    how many of you guys likes soccer?
  2. Strilo Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 6, 2001
    star 8
    You guys should use this as the soccer thread instead of that stupid MALL one. :p
  3. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    This is the first soccer thread I think I've seen in the Arena.
  4. Strilo Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 6, 2001
    star 8
    There is one linked in the Index thread, but I think it should be switched to this one. The other one is ... dumb and only like 8 posts.
  5. Kyptastic VIP

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    Yeah, lets see how this one goes. THe other one seems to be half a joke thread, half an advertisement :p
  6. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2006
    star 4
    I can't wait until the next World Cup so we can have another JCC debate about how lame soccer is :p
  7. Strilo Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 6, 2001
    star 8
    Well I for one had an amazing experience living in Germany during the 2006 World Cup. It made me a soccer fan for sure.
  8. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2002
    star 10
    I'm not a big soccer fan in the meaning of watching it on TV or stadium, but I always like to play it and I even got hooked on the WC '06. I think it was a little bit like the WC in 1954 - a really great feeling! Especially if you have been outside on the streets when the German team playrd: You could have done a picknick on the normally very busy mainstreet - all people were inside watching the game, no cars around. :D
  9. Kyptastic VIP

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    Much the same happened here - it was amazing to see how many people became interested in the Soccer. Massive crowds watching at venues in the middle of the night, people walking around in the Aussie colours - it was an uplifting experience,
  10. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Well get yourself back to Stutgart, Strilo, because if they win Saturday they're Bundesliga champs. Oh what a party that should be. Plus, Cup final is the following Saturday.
  11. DarthIntegral Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    I've been told that if you call it soccer, you can't really be a fan.
  12. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    True, but if the thread was called "football", there'd be a lot of disappointed American Football fans disappointed when they clicked on it ;)

    Should call it "Association Football" really :D
  13. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Or "football (actually played with the foot)"
  14. Strilo Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 6, 2001
    star 8
    Dann sage ich Fußball!
  15. FatBurt Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 21, 2003
    star 5
    I really hate the name "soccer" whereas football describes it perfectly as said above as it describes a game played with the foot.


    American "Football" is just a poor version of rugby and is far softer as rugby players don't bother with all that armor :p



    Either way Football (soccer) is great and I love it.
  16. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Thank you, quote of the day =D=
  17. Molineux Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2007
    star 1
    I'm a football (the real football and not the american football) and a rugby fan, and i think saying it's far softer is demeaning to the players of the NFL.

    In rugby, once you go down with the ball, you're practically safe, there are rules about no tackles around the neck etc. But in American football, it's a totally different matter. American Football is much fiercer than rugby, if you get tackled, you'll know about it, when you have the
    6ft7" guys running at you from all directions, the armour is needed. Whereas rugby is a much softer game than NFL, because the tackles are nowhere near as violent, and you can get sent off, which i don't think happens in NFL.

    But still, rugby is better, as is football.
  18. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    [face_talk_hand] ^ That is bollocks! Pansies with armour, there are HUGE hits in Rugby!

    Can't use that word
  19. Molineux Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2007
    star 1
    Yes, admittedly there is, and i don't disagree with that. But you don't get sent flying across the pitch in rugby. In rugby you don't get tackled into the air, then another tackle hitting you.

    And please don't call my opinions bollocks.
  20. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Balls then? :p

    Point taken, but there are still some mean hits in rugga [face_beatup]
  21. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    "In rugby, once you go down with the ball, you're practically safe"

    Oh, that is SO not true LOL
  22. Molineux Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2007
    star 1
    I believe it is, as once you're down you don't get piled on. Admittedly there is still risks of being hurt, but it's only a slight risk.
  23. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    You get loads of pile-ups/rucks in rugby, and it's full of "underhand" tricks including punching, biting, and stamping - with no body protection.
  24. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Anyhoo, how about that soccer? :D
  25. Strilo Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 6, 2001
    star 8
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.