I created this thread just because of some random thoughts I had, and I put it here since almost all of us grew up with sports besides soccer. When I first saw soccer as a child, two things stood out to me. #1) I couldn't get to used to how there weren't instant highlights. Because of the nature of the game, minutes can pass before you can even see a highlight of a play, which I wasn't used to because of the instant highlights I saw in basketball and football. #2) I found it odd that the referee didn't need to check or set the ball after a foul or throw in. I thought it was the most peculiar thing that a player could just grab the ball from the ball boy, or set the ball down and continue play as if nothing happened.