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Written by fabiorojas

March 19, 2017 at 12:11 am

futbol >> football

It’s not just the names, it’s a philosophical issue. If two creatures fight for the same turf, there has to be a winner. Nature demands it. There can only be one and I side with “futbol!” Here’s my reasoning:

  • Accurate advertising: In soccer, the main way you play is by bringing your foot to the ball. In North American “football,” kicking the ball is rare.
  • Simplicity: Soccer’s a game where the rules are simple and short. Anyone can understand them.* In the NFL, you have bizarro rules like “the Tuck Rule” and the cryptic onside kick rules. And don’t even get me started on over time scoring rules.
  • Fake injuries: In soccer, it’s a big scam!!! Nobody is injured and the flops are part of the show. It’s a sport with some high school drama tossed in. People rarely get hurt. In football, people get injured for life. Very bad.
  • Excessive celebration: In the NFL, there’s a weird rule. You get a penalty for being too happy about scoring. In contrast, soccer players are encouraged to go nuts on the field. It’s part of the fun.

I will give the NFL one point. The scoring is optimal. The combination of 1, 2, 3, and 6 points plays seems to work fairly well. It avoids the NBA problem where the first 200 points of a game mean nothing and the soccer problem of low scoring games. But soccer even has an answer for this – indoor soccer. Faster, higher scoring and fun.

Match: Futbol.

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* Ok, ok, nobody gets “offsides.” I’ll give you that one.

 

Written by fabiorojas

February 22, 2017 at 12:26 am

berio’s gesti (1966) by dodo kis

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January 15, 2017 at 12:32 am

susie ibarra, solo drum exploration

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September 4, 2016 at 12:01 am

another week comes to an end, with Attwenger

Need some dance moves for your upcoming conference outings?  Happy Friday, folks.

“OIDA” by Attwenger.  Directed by Jessica Hausner.

(Maybe our German readers can tell us what this OIDA song is about?)

Written by katherinechen

July 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm

eriko toyoda, a message for you

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July 24, 2016 at 12:40 am

christine jensen conducts coltrane’s africa (1964)

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June 5, 2016 at 12:09 am