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
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Country:
    Argentina
    #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
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    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
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    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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