Soccer is indeed universal!

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by RevdUp, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    See, we ARE God's favorites. Now to prove that he's a DC fan.........
  2. Flying Weasel

    Flying Weasel Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    Harrisburg, PA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "No soccer ball, no doughnuts, no bagels,"

    And let the witty headlines and play on words begin.

    Astro-boffins mull football theory
    The Age - October 9, 2003

    A team of astrophysicists have taken a kick at the conventional view that the Universe is flat and endless, suggesting instead that the cosmos is shaped like... a football.

    Universe is shaped like a football, says scientist
    by ALOK JHA, Science correspondent
    The Guardian - October 9, 2003,3604,1058868,00.html

    It is a question which has been kicking about for thousands of years: is our universe infinite? Today, scientists have announced the most compelling evidence yet which suggests that, not only is it finite, but it may be the shape of a football.

    Scientists calculate shape of cosmos
    CBC News - October 8, 2003

    CANTON, N.Y. - If you feel like you've been kicked around in life, maybe it's because you live in a big soccer ball.


    And just that quickly we're being told that this theory is already close to being proved wrong . . . but the play on words continue.

    Cosmic Soccer Ball? Theory Already Takes Sharp Kicks
    NY Times - October 9, 2003

    In an unusual logjam of contradictory claims, a revolutionary new model of the universe, as a soccer ball, arrives on astronomers' desks this morning at least slightly deflated.

    Are we inside a big soccer ball?
    Scientists' report says universe resembles a 12-sided hall of mirrors

    by DENNIS OVERBYE (New York Times)
    The Charlotte Observer - October 9, 2003

    But other astronomers, including a group led by Dr. David Spergel of Princeton University in New Jersey, said that a continuing analysis of the same data had probably already ruled out the soccer ball universe.

    The study, about two-thirds complete, had already eliminated many simple models of so-called "small universes," including a dodecahedron, when the Nature paper hit their desks last week, Spergel said.

    "No soccer ball, no doughnuts, no bagels," he said.
  3. Flying Weasel

    Flying Weasel Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    Harrisburg, PA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Problem: American footballs are shaped like rugby balls

    Maybe it was all a publicity stunt.

    Football crazy
    The world is just a great, big on
    ion. Or football, if you like
    MegaStar - October 9, 2003

    “It’s a question that’s been kicking about for thousands of years,” according to Alok Jha, the Guardian’s science correspondent.

    The question to which he refers is, of course: is our universe infinite?

    Scientist Jeff Watts believes he has found the answer, and in the process, he has cracked another problem: how can I get lots of publicity for my project?

    The answer to the latter problem is simple: make sure you contrive a connection, however tenuous, with the f-word.

    This he has duly done – hence the relatively prominent position of the story, and its sexy headline: “Universe is shaped like a football, says scientist”.

    But there is a problem. Watts is based in New York, and American footballs are shaped like rugby balls.

    His model resembles a soccer ball, which gets you page six of the Guardian, but is unlikely to excite the New York Times.

    Back to the drawing board, guys.
  4. soccerchick584

    soccerchick584 New Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    Honestly people. You are the 4th person to put that same topic on here.
  5. Hey, we are talking about soccer here!
  6. HinchaDeRiver

    HinchaDeRiver New Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    It is one of those things you know subconsciencly(sic) but now I know for sure this was meant be it is no, (football) the truth

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