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Why the hate?

Posted on: July 12, 2009 5:04 am

Haven't really thought this out but thought I would just post my thoughts on something. There are many sports I am not a big fan of though I do watch a little bit of everything from time to time. I have never felt the need or desire to really go off on sports I don't happen to enjoy. To me tennis, golf and baseball are very skilled sports with very talented players but other than an occasional checking in to see who is winning, such as the Braves or UGA in baseball, or to watch hot girls(tennis) I do not really have any interest as the sports are a bit slow for my tastes.
The reason I bring this up is it seems to me that my co-favorite sport of soccer(along with college football) always seems to bring out a great deal of hate from people. I was curious why this was. If you don't like a sport it is all good, just change the channel and move onto something else. There are many people that just simply feel the need to bash and attack soccer as if it once stole their gf. Those of you who are not soccer fans can you explain to me in reasonable terms why this is? By reasonable I don't mean well its boring or its for sissies I mean an honest reason why you can't just ignore it instead you feel the need to truly attack it. I can understand the reason people don't like it, though I disagree with them, but can't see why some people hate it as much as they someone who slapped their mom.
My couple of theories which I will add more to if anyone actually cares enough to read this and respond is that they are not very secure and are the type people that put people down in all things in life to build themselves up. People that will make fun of someone else for their job, car, house, gf etc. just so that they can feel better about themselves since they are really not happy people. Another reason is people feel threatened, why you would feel threatened by a sport I have no idea but they do, by the fact that soccer is so popular world wide and it is not American so they must try to say it sucks to discount the BILLIONS of soccer fans around the world for liking something that is not American. Just because we didn't invent it does not mean it sucks. Those are just a few reasons but would like to know others thoughts on why the hate.
Thanks for the input, even from the haters!

Category: Soccer

Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2009 5:37 pm

Why the hate?

Its not a hobby, Its a Passion. GOOOOO Gators!

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 4:32 am

Why the hate?

Thanks for the comment, you get exactly what I am saying. In all other sports someone may be a football fan and not like basketball but they rarely if ever go out of their way to bash the sport. That is not the case with soccer people look for something bad so they can attack it like they are trying to rid the world of some evil sport.

Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2009 9:01 pm

Why the hate?

I absolutely agree with you.  I worked in Europe a while and learned to appreciate the subtleties and tension of the game better than I ever imagined.  Then when I went to grad school, Clemson was the national champ in NCAA men's soccer.  When I worked in Charlottesville, UVa dominated the sport, and they built a stadium for it that seated more than the basketball coliseum - and filled it.  There is no need for people to hate soccer or the people who enjoy it.  If it's not interesting to them, they should ignore it.  To give a different example, I'm no fan of curling, but I don't want to go out and plant a bomb in a crowd watching it.  I just turn it off and watch something I like better, but I don't get upset.  It says more that a few folks want to control what everyone else watches than that they don't like the game of Fußball itself.  We can live and let live on this one.  Some like certain sports and others don't.  That's why democracy is better than dictatorship.  I'm okay with that.

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