I grew up watching and playing football, but nowadays I just cannot bring myself to watch these damn cheats getting paid millions to be cheating sods. Put someone like Neymar on a rugby pitch and see how long he lasts.
Yep. It’s all so senseless. If they cracked down on it, I would watch. The time investment per game is less than the NFL, tooAh, international futbal. The only sport with more flops than professional 'wrestling'. I really don't get it either. The players are superb athletes. If you have ever played you realise just how much the cardio aspect comes into it. Conditioning is beyond belief. Nearly non-stop running 45 minutes at a time. And the footwork and coordination is spectacular. No need for the theatrics.
Now rugby on the other hand, here are some guys who get it done. Played in gym class in high school. Essentially full contact like our American football but no helmets or pads. Tough on the body but I loved it.
To be fair, the NBA is just as bad with players trying to get fouls, as is the NFL. All players try to work the refs to get a call. Neymar is just the extreme.The flopping and acting in international soccer really is extreme to this NFL/NBA fan’s eyes. It’s like James Harden is on every team in the World Cup.
Im still a huge NFL/NCAA football fan but Ive gotten to where Im more into soccer. Partly because of the nonsense with the NFL and partly because the games just havent been very good the past few years. Partly too because I love how soccer is a global game, how the clock never stops and because of the athletic ability that the game takes.Yep. It’s all so senseless. If they cracked down on it, I would watch. The time investment per game is less than the NFL, too