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Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by soccermilitant, May 10, 2012.
Swing and a miss.
The problem with Soccer fans constantly bashing baseball (And vice versa) is, in fact, an oddly American tradition started by Baseball writers in the first place. Soccer fans naturally cringe at the names of baseball writers- Dick Young, Frank Deford, Jim Rome, etc. Most of their arguments are deeply seeded in Dog-Whistle Xenophobia- "Soccer" represents a "Non-American, Anti-Traditionalist" force that must be derided and made to be unwelcome, and unfounded accusations must be made against it at all times. In turn, I think many US Soccer writers have simply reciprocated.
I think it's still too long. People really sit down for 3 hours in front of TV to watch the whole thing?
The average MLB game is actually shorter than the average NFL game ... yes, people sit down to watch the whole thing.
One of the nice features of baseball is that you don't need to constantly be paying attention throughout a game. It's a more laid back experience than a soccer or hockey game. There are also plenty of natural breaks in the game, so it's not like you're stuck in your seat for the entire length of the game.
I think there could be some changes to speed up the game, though.
Yup 11-12 minutes of the whole thing and 2 hours and 50 minutes of commercials and nothing LOL.
That's the NFL LOL, not the MLB LOL ....
Only 2/3 of a match and as low as half of a match has actual soccer LOL
Don't think you could handle being a track fan. Penn Relays lasts 35 hours, spread over three days. Saturday meets all over the place routinely last from mid-morning to late afternoon.
Or test cricket matches that last 5 days.
You haven't seen this?
12 min for MLB - http://www.livestrong.com/article/449125-how-much-actual-playtime-occurs-in-a-baseball-game/
Of course I have genius. http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/06/how-much-action-is-there-during-a-baseball-game/
Flawed methodology ... from you ... imagine that ...
Yea a pitcher looking at a catcher while 16 other players either standing around or sitting around is an 'action' LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.
A pitcher and catcher trying to figure out what combination of pitches to throw, or the pitcher trying to stare back a baserunner at 1st, or the batter adjusting his stance or pretending to square to bunt or calling time out to throw off the pitcher's attention, is pretty much the same level of import to the game as, say, a pressured midfielder huffing the ball back to the keeper tos tart the play again.
I personally find soccer more entertaining, but that's just my opinion.
This argument is about as well thought out as the claim that soccer is boring because it is relatively low-scoring.
16 other players ? What game is this ?
The entire point of that (which you missed, not surprising in the least), is that the ball is actually in play much, much longer than the study shows. Your take on that "action" is irrelevant to the facts of things.
Haha your link doesn't say anything about facts. They say its subjective.
At least be consistent with your source you just provided. Sigh...
Holy retarded inability to decipher what he reads guy Batman.
The term 'action' is subjective. The FACT of when the ball is in play in baseball is not. Genius.
WTF I thought we were talking about 'action'. The fact is that American-football has four 15-minute quarters.. uh... so... WTF hahaha
So why did you bring baseball into it genius ?
Look at the title of the thread Einstein?
Both have around 12 min of actual action according to the WSJ research.
You may argue that 'action' is subjective.
Oy vay, the ball bounces ... the portion of the discussion that you and I were having was revolving around the NFL, from which you just tossed out baseball in the middle of an exchange. It's hilarity bordering on feeling sorry for you that you can't even follow your own self from post to post.
WTF are you talking about. It was just on page 2 and we are on page 3.
Doesn't even matter which. Both last around 3 hours, but actual action of 12 min.
I guess it depends on your definition of action. I consider the length of each at-bat to be part of the action in a baseball game.