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Original post made by Yawner on Jun 24, 2010

This is why I hate (to watch) soccer. Ok, I'll admit it can be fun to actually play the game. But give me a break. It is boring to watch. Ok, I used to play baseball thru college freshman as well. Fun to play. Boring to watch.

But this author pinpoints other reasons why I hate soccer. It is the perfect socialist's sport...for many reasons.

Here is the article >>> Web Link

Comments (17)

Posted by Rae, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

You know, what's really a yawner is the drivel that posters feel the need to litter this forum with.

Take this whole "soccer is a socialist sport" thing that has cropped up since the world games began. I would bet that there are plenty of Tea Party/Republican "patriots" who support their children or grandchildren on one of the Pleasanton soccer leagues, or their school teams.

So "yawner", you find soccer boring . . . big deal! Don't go to or watch any games. It's that easy! You have that choice.

Frankly, any sport that interests a child or adult and gets them energized enough to exercise and outdoors to play is NOT a bad thing! It's certainly gotta be better for them than trolling the web looking for opinion pieces on any subject that include the words socialist/marxist/communist/blah blah blah . . .

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Jun 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Great article! I know it was meant to be humorous, but there's a lot of truth to the observations. Thanks for psoting this timely information.

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Jun 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Rae, I find your criticism about this article with poignant observations about soccer to be boring so I'll stop reading your posts until you develop a sense of humor. One too many headers for you, I suppose.

Posted by HHR, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Such stupidity had to come from a very STUPID publication: The American "Tinker", of course.

Now, time to be clobbered by the Glen Beck lovers...

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Jun 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

HHR, it's all a maater or personal taste. 'The American Thinker' had to be created to offset the views of 'The Liberal Feeler'.

Posted by Ill, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm

If Pleasanton is "Soccer City USA", I guess that means Pleasanton is a very socialist city.

Posted by Pleasantonian, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

You think watching soccer is boring?

Try sitting through a golf tournament. There is not enough caffeine in the world!

Posted by Buford, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Glenn Beck told me soccer is turnin' our youth communist! We need to stop the annual soccer parade and build a NASCAR track around downtown with a Walmart in the middle.

Posted by Julie, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jun 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I didn't read the article, but still had 2 comments:

1) Why so much obsession with Socialism

2) Soccer doesn't feel "socialist" here in P-Town when you can spend almost $400 for a kid 7-18 years old to play REC flight! After that there is lettering, banners, trophies, snacks, costumes, etc. to purchase. I'd say Capitalism is more at work here.

Posted by dublinmarx, a resident of Dublin
on Jun 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

dublinmarx is a registered user.

Dang! I knew that Pleasanton was populated all this time by a bunch of socialists! Now I know why Amy, Steve and ! get all wound up... they drive by the sports fields and just get all lathered up about those "socialists" wrecking the fields that they paid for!

But, Yawner, I think they mean soccer is a 'social' sport... :)

Posted by Amazing, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

So does this mean Al Caffodio was the Mao Zedong of the Tri-Valley?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm


I have even pretended that I was in the stands blowing one of those cool horns...HOORAY!

Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Jun 25, 2010 at 9:46 am

dublinmike is a registered user.

Amazing...LOL... put a smile on my face. I knew him.

Posted by Unbelievable, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2010 at 10:45 am

I find it disturbing that a lunatic like Glen Beck comes up with a unbelievably stupid comment like the one came up saying soccer is a socialist sport, and then all these people follow his words like it was the law. Scary not to say the least.

Posted by 8 under soccer, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2010 at 10:46 am

Yes, every kid playing 8 and under soccer all the way through middle school in Pleasanton and other American cities throughout the world should take this advice to heart. I mean the exciting games of golf, country club excessive drinking, Glenn Beck watching and going to the library (another socialist plot) should be banned immediately.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Since I'm playing for the team from Argentina this week, I'll do my best to take out the German team. I'll just kick 3 or 4 goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooals and the crowd will roar with delight! Everybody at home will cheer up when they notice that I'm the one that kicked the goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool! read, set, gooooooooooal!



Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Jun 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

Did any of you mental midgets even read the article? It was a humorous piece meant to poke fun at the soccer zealots, of which there are apparently many on this forum. Glenn Beck didn't write the article, but you would know that if you had actually read it.
Read it again once you develop a sense of humor.....but maybe that's an impossible task for you wonder you're so angry and defensive all the time.
See you at the G20 summit.

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