WORLD CUP > SUPER BOWL

posted by Mark Madden -

Things in American sports that are just as annoying as diving in soccer:

*A receiver that pantomimes throwing a flag after he’s bumped running a route. That’s basically the same thing as diving in soccer.

*Performing a Broadway musical after a three-yard gain, or after a touchdown cuts the other team’s lead to 14. "I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you... "

*Taking a knee or raising a fist during the national anthem. (I support the cause. But there’s no denying it’s fouled football’s nest.)

*Visits to the mound.

*Unfastening and refastening batting gloves after every pitch.

*Endless timeouts in the dying moments of a basketball game.

*10-15 minutes of actual action in a five-hour football or baseball game.

Every sport has its own culture. Some facets of each sport's culture are regrettable.

A lot of Americans don’t like soccer. We get it. That doesn’t mean the rest of us need to hear how stupid we are because we like it. Just STFU and watch JuJu Smith-Schuster play hide-and-seek like he’s 9 years old.

The action never stops in soccer. The athletes are mostly normal-sized people. Soccer has a ton of skill, and a variety of styles. Entertaining qualities are plentiful.

The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world. The Super Bowl isn’t a pimple on the World Cup’s ass.

Some act like not liking soccer is a celebration of American superiority. Look around. There’s not a lot to currently feel superior about.

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