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Why Soccer has Great Benefits…and Unimaginable Consequences

The great game of soccer has been around for a long, long time, ever since some ancient cavemen decided to kick round objects and call it a sport. Eleven against eleven in a fight to put the ball in the net, plus two officials running the sides of the pitch and one blind referee in the middle, tends to make good entertainment. I mean, where else can you find pictures like these:

Yes, soccer, the primal sport of kings. But what makes it so great to watch?

  • The sheer talent and skill of the players is dazzling. I mean, who doesn’t want to see the fancy footwork of a Cristiano Ronaldo or a Kaka? But then again, other sports have their own people who perform well….except for rugby. No one who willingly chooses to smash into other people can be considered talented.
  • People around the world know it and love it. Just talk about (or mime, if you don’t speak the language) soccer anywhere, and you’ll instantly find people who love it. Except in England, who call it “football” and they’ll hit you for being American.
  • It gives you an excuse to stay up late. Well, so does WoW, but just work with me here.
  • It’s not rugby, the sport of idiots.

So, let’s recap:

  1. Talented players in soccer makes it entertaining. But, so does watching people get hurt.
  2. People recognise it around the world. They also recognise flirting.
  3. Excuse to stay up late, and…
  4. …It’s not rugby.

But there are some drawbacks to this “fantastic” sport, such as…..

  1. It’s not as interesting as that crime novel or the latest episode of FRINGE…though how Rafa Benitez (Manager of Liverpool) fails to get fired is just as big a mystery…
  2. Since it’s known worldwide, people automatically expect you to play it. So, if you’re as unfit as me, you’ll end up making a fool of yourself.
  3. If you get injured, it hurts like hell. Trust me, I know.

But at least it’s not rugby.

Do you agree/disagree with this assessment? Leave a comment and let us know YOUR views!


The Random Musings of an Attention-Seeking Author – 01/03/2010

Well, it’s raining again….the dark, dreary downpour that never seems to let up, eh? Nothing really much TO do today….so this, I write.

  1. I’m currently penning a story about a guy from my school – it’s part of a project I took on to pass the time. I challenged myself to write a one-page story for every single person in my Grade….and after the better part of a year, I have about 9 left to do. Which says less about the hugeness of the task and more about my short attention span.
  2. Watched the Manchester United vs. Aston Villa football match – the Carling Cup Final. MU fought on to a well-deserved 2-1 victory….and I screamed in joy like a little girl.
  3. Preparation for my first year of Uni (Law at UQ)….and I’m feeling a little nervous. Any tips, guys?

Hopefully something new happens later. Check back here for further updates!

Do YOU have any tips for a new student at UQ? Leave a comment and tell us about it!