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    Why do they call it SOCCER? Football is better because you use your FOOT...duh
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    Why do Americans call their version Football? The ball spends more time in the hands of the players

    What you call soccer is called football in a lot of places
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think "Ok, this is the limit".
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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    There's a sport called handball they should change the name to something else

    or a better idea call football American Rugby
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    It's Rugby Football actually. You will hear them describe the players as a "good footballer".

    It's Association Football, the "soccer" comes from the association part. It wasn't an Americanism, it was probably the English who thought it up in the first place. You can just hear them say "that chap is a damn fine soccer exponent". Harks back to the Raj one would have thought.

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    maybe they called it soccer because the players sock the ball, or the ball makes a 'sock' sound when it's kicked

    American footbal is probably callde fooball because its an evolution of the original game, cricket

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    Originally posted by DarthInsinuate@18 April 2004 - 12:48
    American footbal is probably callde fooball because its an evolution of the original game, cricket


    Yep, I can see how cricket could evolve into American Football.

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    maybe because The game was originally played with a rbber ball put inside a sock, so the word soccer could have been coined from sock?

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    Originally posted by DarthInsinuate@18 April 2004 - 11:48
    the ball makes a 'sock' sound when it's kicked
    A sock makes a sound?

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    Originally posted by j4y3m@19 April 2004 - 11:41
    A sock makes a sound?
    take a sock and slap yourself with it
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    Originally posted by J'Pol@18 April 2004 - 10:02
    It's Rugby Football actually. You will hear them describe the players as a "good footballer".

    It's Association Football, the "soccer" comes from the association part. It wasn't an Americanism, it was probably the English who thought it up in the first place. You can just hear them say "that chap is a damn fine soccer exponent". Harks back to the Raj one would have thought.
    If William Web Ellis had gone to my school he'd have got the shit kicked out of him by the games teacher for picking up the ball and running with it, not have a whole new game invented for him.

    Bah!!


    P.S. Good information by the way

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