Thursday, April 30, 2015

Football vs. soccer

I'm not a fan of a football game, American style.
But I do watch a few soccer games, aka Football, world style.


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And I just shared a delightful Saturday morning watching Liverpool vs. whoever that tied with them 0-0.  Uptown Bar, or pub, or whatever, has a great Saturday brunch and shows the games, for my youngest son, Tai and his friend, Keegan, who have a regular thing there.


Tai in foreground, Keegan in grey next to his dad in green.

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  1. Good to see more fans of Liverpool! People are slow to post this week, maybe not too many sporting enthusiasts amongst us, but we'll see I guess.

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    1. Hi Jo...glad to hear you like Liverpool. My son is definitely a fan, but I just go along with whoever he's cheering on!

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  2. I think soccer people and American football people are kind of like dog people and cat people. Strong preferences abound! Me - American football has been my absolute favorite sport since I was ten years old & listened to the games on the radio with my mom & dad. Strangely, my brother was never particularly interested in the sport until later on. I even played it in the street with the boy up the street!

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    1. Good for you being out playing football yourself. I admit to having played soccer on several levels, as well as being a "soccer mom" to all three of my boys.

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  3. I'm not much of a sports fan but I learned to enjoy watching soccer when my younger son played.

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    1. I was one of those Mom's screaming from the sidelines, but very glad to be there in case of injuries.

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  4. Though I'm not a sports fan, I too can appreciate the fun others have gathering and cheering together.

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    1. This pub wasn't a "sports bar" where everyone is divided between two teams and shouting together, but it was fairly subdued. Of course we made comments as to the progress of the game.

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  5. In theory, i love soccer, in practice, i know nothing about it!

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    1. I never have heard of the theory of soccer. Glad you love it.

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  6. I can't follow football at all. I understand soccer better, but watching sports just isn't my thing

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    1. It's only fun with someone who has more knowledge and enthusiasm than I do!

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  7. I can watch college football for awhile but I don't care a lot. It is fun with a crowd though, at home or at a bar.

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    1. There is that energy that comes from crowds!

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  8. I agree...it's the social part of watching sport that makes it fun. I once attended a basketball game at UCLA when I thought the arena would collapse from the cheering and foot stomping. It was thrilling. I would like to try watching soccer in a pub sometime.

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    1. I have attended outdoor games occasionally, but never indoors. I imagine the level of noise would be much higher than almost unbearable in a stadium. Maybe it's my age...

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  9. Sport ? I listen to the sports reports just sufficiently to pick up a couple of phrases which can later be thrown into a conversation so that I don;t look a complete ignoramus !

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    1. All you have to do it know the name of the team someone is rooting for and say "How about those Bears (or whoever) !"

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  11. Seems like there are a few of us non-sports fans around.

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    1. Isn't it fun to come out and say so!

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  12. At the moment it really could be Liverpool or whoever and the score would be 0-0. But I agree with many of the others, you can't beat watching football collectively.

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    1. Now I'll confess to having crowd-a-phobia. Small groups are more to my taste. Keep me away from a stadium though!

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  13. Barb, I did have to laugh. My cousin and her son are avid football fans --- and do take in the betting pools. One time she sent me a picture of her and her son at the sports bar/pub. Could have been a ringer for one of your pics. Enjoyed your pics and commentary.

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    1. That's great, to share laughter over the web. I've been around betting avid fans but they were college football fans...and very interested in drinking and shouting!

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  14. Very clever! The pint of stout for brunch makes it more authentic too.

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  15. I ate at a restaurant that had a faux lumberjack theme. They had tvs in every single corner playing the same thing over and over again. To top if off the food was terrible. I had low expectations because it was a chain restaurant, but this went beyond bad. It was the worst "sports" bar I've ever been in.

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