The average football game lasts 3+ hours with an average of just 11 minutes of actual play. I am thoroughly confused as to how this is the most popular sport in the US. I realize that there is a history and a past culture of football in America which I think is a big factor as to why it’s so popular. I also recognize the skill & speed needed to be good at the sport and while I do enjoy playing it, I can’t bear to watch it. Even when there is action and someone makes a sick play, FLAG, doesnt count.
Compare it with other “free-flowing” sports such as Hockey, Soccer & Basketball which have minimal stoppages compared to amount of gameplay and I’m baffled as to how more people aren’t into these sports. Sure Soccer can be boring at times, Basketball can be repetitive however I’ll take repetition over lack of actual play.
I tried to get into Football this past year and while Fantasy is incredibly fun in the sense of having a stake in the game, I just cant sit there and wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
American fans can be told that I play on the best football team in the world? Of course you do. We have the most successes, so there is no reason not to say so. Am I one of the best footballers? I let people talk about things like that. I'm a normal person who just happens to play ball in front of a lot of people. My friends make me stay on the ground.
A record transfer to Real? I know there's no such thing in the United States, because the system is more exchange-based there, but when a club in Europe buys you for a lot of money, there's a lot of pressure because God knows how many millions have been paid for you. There is this pressure to present yourself in the right way. When my transfer came about, it was a little strange. I knew it was a world record then, but I never really thought about it. I left it and I just wanted to play ball. What happened happened happened, and I tried to show my best side on the pitch. You know, a lot of people said I had to prove my worth,
I’ve been sat on this post for a week or so and I’ve finally decided to post it. We cannot allow our clubs to be complicit in human rights abuses anywhere on the planet. Arsenal are not the only example of this in the footballing world, however they are, to my mind, the most egregious in England in recent times.
Arsenal have recently joined in with the social media blackout in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. With the post Stating that “We stand against racism. We stand side by side with our black community. We stand with our black players of the past, present and future. We celebrate diversity. We belong together.”
Again, not that long-ago Arsenal legend Ian Wright was racially abused in his Twitter DM’s Where an Irishman was throwing racial epithets and derogatory statements his way, even wishing for his death on the basis of his race. A vile standpoint we can all agree. And it seemed as if Arsenal did, stating [“... keep reading on reddit ➡
Full text of the tweet here. I post this not to get political (although I have no doubt that the comments will inevitably be so, sorry mods), but to give additional voice to these student athletes that we love. This sentiment is certainly not contained within just the University of Iowa football program, and is something that I believe fans need to hear.
To paraphrase the old saying, these athletes that we love to watch every Saturday aren't just athletes. They're people. Men who deserve our respect, on and off of the field.
To quote Kaevon:
>"I would rather play in front of 1,000 fans who care about us as people outside of football and what we are standing for, than 70,000 fans who only care about us when we are in uniform and on the field entertaining them."
More from Amen Ogbongbemiga:
>By voicing our opinion we are happy to have came to a conclusion and opened a gateway to create some serious CHANGE around Oklahoma State. My teammates and I have all agreed we will go ahead and resume all workouts and activities. We’re all in this together✊🏾
>No don’t get it twisted. Foots still on the gas. Results are coming. It’s not over.
Well, it was a catch; but in the spirit of unbiased opinions, I think overturning Ohio State's fumble recovery for a TD in the Fiesta Bowl is the single worst call I've ever seen. Haven't seen much college football before 2007, so would love to hear other opinions.
Here is the tweet > Man this 💩 did not happen mane. We got a generated text that was sent to everybody. There was no one on one talk between us and coach. This is a lie and me and my teammates as a whole are outraged and we will not be working out until further notice 💯 #hunchoout
>While not a pro wrestler, a personality and former reality show star associated with pro wrestling, Linda Bollea aka Linda Hogan, wrote on Twitter, “Watching the looting. It’s all Afro Americans, not sure how robbing and stealing set the record straight but if they want to be heard they need to be civilized.” This is not the time for things like this. Almost immediately, Tony Khan wrote to her, “You’ve now joined your husband as being banned from all AEW shows. Congratulations."
>This of course begs the question as to why her husband would be banned, and this goes back to the tapes that got Hulk Hogan temporarily excommunicated from WWE. It’s not really an issue since Hogan is likely to stay affiliated for life with WWE once the time ran its course. But Khan had told people from day o... keep reading on reddit ➡
For me it'd be the Big XII calling themselves the Big XII but not having XII teams.
Something about that just feels ...off, you know?
The Daily Iowan (Student-run paper) has now picked up on this here.
The Gazatte story.
ESPN has now picked up on the story here
For those with an The Athletic subscription, Scott Dochterman has his article here
I would keep an eye on Rob's Twitter Feed. He's retweeting and posting the relevant messages.
Numerous Iowa Football players throughout the day have been tweeting about racist actions and racial disparities within the fo... keep reading on reddit ➡
After training at Valencia’s academy in my native Spain, I got my start as a professional on loan at Celta Vigo in 2005-06, where I scored four goals in 31 appearances, and help clinch a UEFA Cup spot.
From there I earned a seven-year contract at Valencia, where I was proud to make 161 appearances for the club over the next four seasons, winning the Copa Del Rey in 2008.
I was thrilled to join Manchester City in 2010, where it's been my honor to play a role in guiding the club to a number of important victories over the past decade. Those include two FA Cup titles, five EFL/Carabao Cup league titles, and, of course, four Premier League titles, the most recent in the 2018-2019 season.
Through this all, one of my greatest honors has also been to represent Spain at the international level. Through my years earning 125 caps with the national squad, the top highlights included our two UEFA European Championship titles, in 2008 and 2012, and the biggest in all of football -- the FIFA Worl... keep reading on reddit ➡
They host Bayer Leverkusen in a 6,800-capacity stadium as their main pitch is under construction.
Of their four cup matches this season, they advanced twice through goals in 90' (once 90+3') and twice in pens.
Play for 5 seconds. Whistle. Play for 5 seconds. Whistle. 30 Second timeout. Play for 5 seconds. Touchdown. Kick, ball go weeeeee. Play for 5 seconds. Play for 5 seconds. Play for 5- 2 hour games on television with a max average of like 30 minutes of actual gameplay. Oof how do people like this atrocity.
About a month ago I posted my thoughts after watching all of round one as someone that had never watched football before. I promised I'd watch last years finals and report back.
Things I learned from the last thread:
Now, on to the playoffs, or as they are apparently called the Final Series. With regards to players, I’ve tried to not focus on players I’ve already ‘noticed’, but that hasn’t always happened.
Geelong vs Collingwood
Bimage stated in his tweet that until their list of requests are met, “we will continue to practice, workout, and participate in all required team activities in preparation for the upcoming season, but without an official commitment from the university we [football] will not be participating in the recruitment of players or alumni events.”
Among the requests
Edit: several UT athletes are posting the same images/requests, not just Marqez Bimage
##Update: OSU Senior Associate AD Kevin Klintworth has corrected the report: there are only 3 positive tests
Thanks to u/kadune
>For the record: @OSUAthletics has tested over 150 staff/admins/student-athletes with 3 asymptomatic positives. All by SAs. Positives were expected and the plan for that scenario has been activated. We will be as forthcoming as possible on the covid issues. #okstate
>Update: I’ve been told by Oklahoma State that there are 3 positive tests so far. All asymptomatic. They were actually anticipating more positive tests than that. They’ve adjusted their phases for bringing back more players and feel like they’re in a good position moving forward.
Last night LB Amen Ogbongbemiga confirmed he had tested positive, but no other players have as of this mornin... keep reading on reddit ➡
>“I couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries. I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that."
> "I know London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.”
Links to a couple collections of further Channing Crowder wisdom:
A few of my personal favorites:
It’s peak off-season, and we’ve had nothing but bad news lately. Thought this topic would be a nice change of pace