personal theory as to why soccer is so addicting to play

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Olo2317, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Olo2317

    Olo2317 Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    CA River Plate
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    #1 Olo2317, Oct 27, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
    playing soccer stirs our ancient hunting/chasing instincts,where the ball substitutes for the prey animal ! The action of scoring a goal substitutes for killing and keeping the prey as a trophy.The bouncing and rolling ball away from us at a fast rate of speed resembles a prey animal that is trying to escape.
  2. La-Máquina

    La-Máquina BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 5, 2013
    Juventus FC
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    Perhaps we were too quick to misjudge Luis Suárez then. He was merely getting in touch with his 'ancient hunting instincts'...?


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  3. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Do you also have a theory for why the interest in the sport can vary so widely? Above data is from 2012 and 2014 respectively:

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    The 'natural' interest in the sport can vary a lot.

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