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2021-06-09 Europe
Disrespect from a French astronaut America/SpaceX just put into space.
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Posted by 3dc 2021-06-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [304 views ]  Top
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#1 I would have though of that as gentle teasing between friends, but I do understand that others take the subject more seriously.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-09 00:55||   2021-06-09 00:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Metric Football. How can you call it Football if you don't use your hands??

*raises pint and a shot*
Posted by Frank G 2021-06-09 06:40||   2021-06-09 06:40|| Front Page Top

#3 

What disrespect?
That's just a poke and some good ribbing.

Soccer is more of a speed Foot driven ball game than the US Football style adapted from the UK's Rugby, which started in the early 1800's.

US Football (later 1800's) is basically a Military Battle Strategy education game, taught from grade school ages to adulthood.
Posted by NN2N1 2021-06-09 07:09||   2021-06-09 07:09|| Front Page Top

#4 Sigh...this has been over a thousand times...in football the ball is advanced by foot. The other sport should be called kickball.

It was just another slap in the face from our "friends" in Europe. For it to be a gentle rib between friends, you have to be friends. We're not, and Europeans made that crystal clear quite some time ago. Don't believe me? Here's a milder sample of the typical rhetoric:

"Germany or Russia don't have military bases, don't dominate their media, politics, cause wars or influence elections like the USA does to Europe, the USA hates Europe and independent countries, the USA only guarantees war, misery, poverty, shame, decline, death and humiliation.

America is a dumpster fire of a nation that is: racist, lazy, homophobic, nationalistic, Islamophobic, obsessed with non-democratic forms of leadership, shitty food, rednecks with buck teeth that look like they got curb stomped."

Explain how that's a friendly rib between nations.
Posted by Jiggs Trotsky5854 2021-06-09 08:38||   2021-06-09 08:38|| Front Page Top

#5  Explain how that's a friendly rib between nations.

That most definitely is not, Jiggs Trotsky5854. What are you quoting from?
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-09 08:51||   2021-06-09 08:51|| Front Page Top

#6 JT, that is the most succinct statement I've heard on Soccer Vs. US Football
Posted by magpie 2021-06-09 09:49||   2021-06-09 09:49|| Front Page Top

#7 No flopping in American Style football, that's for sure.
Posted by rjschwarz 2021-06-09 10:01||   2021-06-09 10:01|| Front Page Top

#8 Wonder if it burns the world that the last big soccer movie, "Bend it Like Beckham" had the leads all pining to go to the US to play soccer in college, because in the US it is only taken seriously as a girls sport at this point.
Posted by rjschwarz 2021-06-09 10:02||   2021-06-09 10:02|| Front Page Top

#9 Quoting from typical rhetoric Europeans use on other websites. If you got out more you'd be familiar with it. Trust me, that's pretty mild compared to what's out there. I'm rather shocked that worldly people find this to be novel, as it's literally all over the place. How do you avoid seeing it everywhere Europeans talk about America? These people are not our friends, though they'll take all our free money and spit on us in return.

"I’m willing to stand up to big, powerful, arrogant nations who wish to profit off of suffering and extension of neo-imperialism. The US is a parasitic nation run by banks and corporations and constantly meddles in the affairs of other countries, despite the fact that many millions of Americans themselves are literally starving and live in poverty. A lot like Russia, actually, in that everything in both Russia and the US is controlled by a percentage of the population. They’re both oligarchies that think themselves above the law. However, the US has contributed more directly to the fucked affairs of the world than Russia has.

Although I live in the UK and stupidly my county is allies with America, I do believe America is the biggest threat to "world peace" that country is a mastermind of manipulation, causing wars, faking terror attacks, invading countries, taking down regimes, rigging their own elections, destablising countries, provoking massive countries like Russia and portraying them to Western media as the heroes and Russia the enemy, funding terror groups and so on. America is poison."
Posted by Jiggs Trotsky5854 2021-06-09 10:23||   2021-06-09 10:23|| Front Page Top

#10 And yet the same people scream bloody murder when we try to LEAVE their countries and take our money and bases with us. I like Europeans, but to call them allies is a stretch. They can't even be called client states because they don't do what they are told. When the muslims take over and they beg for help, I hope we say no, why is it America has to fix their problems.
Posted by Silentbrick 2021-06-09 10:57||   2021-06-09 10:57|| Front Page Top

#11 Please note, I do not count Poland in that. They are a stand up bunch and I do feel like they are our allies.
Posted by Silentbrick 2021-06-09 10:58||   2021-06-09 10:58|| Front Page Top

#12 No flopping in American Style football, that's for sure.

Didn't use to be until the soccorization of pro-sports in America, with personality forward advertising instead of performance based entertainment.

The obvious example is Bron Bron. Didn't see that crap back in the Barkley, Jordan, Malone era or before.

In football, it is the 3rd and huge long pass to the star receiver with the intention of a pass interference rather than a completion, often times with a purposefully underthrown ball so the receive can quickly slow down causing a collision with the corner.

That is, if driving, the hard brake to cause a rear end accident.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-06-09 12:00||   2021-06-09 12:00|| Front Page Top

#13 As long as the NFL promotes BLM I won't be watching any kind of football at all.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-06-09 12:11||   2021-06-09 12:11|| Front Page Top

#14 5 years ago NHL - we even think you flop, you go into penalty box.

Last year - hard tap with a darker skinned player gets you penalty box.

NFL, like the NBA, is irrecoverably broken. Sure, they will do Big Military Appreciation, Honor Tillman, Tebow Underrated All This Time?, and other publicity stunts to wrap gauze around a 00 buck gut wound.

MLB, usually 2 years behind the trend, gained a lap with the mascot purge, opting instead for muppet sex toy hybrids doing weird hip gyros in the faces of the dugout kids.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-06-09 13:03||   2021-06-09 13:03|| Front Page Top

#15  Quoting from typical rhetoric Europeans use on other websites. If you got out more you'd be familiar with it.

Oh. You mean the Brit/EU equivalent of the American sites I also don’t waste time perusing because they’re full of ignorant idiots congratulating themselves on what they fondly believe to be cleverness.

I’ve never claimed to be worldly — quite the opposite, and grateful for it. I prefer spending my time with people who are knowledgeable, insightful, and happily wise. There are plenty of Europeans and Brits like that, too — I’ve spent my entire life in an international crowd, both when we lived in America and the years my husband’s career took us to Europe after the Wall fell. (If you’ve ever been in the shops in Hungary or Russia or India or Egypt or Peru, among many others, you’ll have seen the results of his labours.) A few acquaintances over the years had the kind of odd ideas the French philosopher-journalist Jean François Revel discussed in his _Anti-Americanism_ and you do above, but all have been entirely too well bred to speak in the terms you so kindly share with us.

As an aside, there is already a game called kickball. In America schoolchildren play it with a big rubber ball on a baseball diamond.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-09 13:51||   2021-06-09 13:51|| Front Page Top

#16 Separately, Mr. McCoy, when did you become English? You’ve never claimed that before, to my recollection, nor does anything about your writing style reflect a non-American sensibility. And you truly must decide if you are a fellow American, annoyed that those Europeans are not our friends, or a Brit who does not want to be friends with America alongside those foulmouthed others. Your usual line is to explain that you’re a long time Rantburger and dreadfully disappointed that the current generation is so immoral and hateful. And then post a bunch of long, over-HTML’d blog pieces about paleo-conservative philosophy that have nothing to do with either Rantburg’s mission or its side interests.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-09 15:54||   2021-06-09 15:54|| Front Page Top

#17 Soccer is not a sport. It's what happens when you give kids a ball and some space. It's a game, like tag or Simon says.
Posted by Angstrom 2021-06-09 16:07||   2021-06-09 16:07|| Front Page Top

#18 In Olde Times, back when The Church was trying to ban it, it likely resembled something we would recognize as Olde Hockey or Olde Football where hits were brutal and frequent and not penalized.

Only recently, last 150 years, did it become Footsie, the rift being those who craved the contact going rugby/football.

That is, Lacrosse would have been a familiar game.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-06-09 16:41||   2021-06-09 16:41|| Front Page Top

#19 Such a hullabaloo about a rib. I don't see the disrespect. In America you call it soccer, or kickball or whatever; the rest of the world calls it football.

I wish our hair triggers would work better on real issues, which are not out there in Europe or Russia.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-06-09 16:53||   2021-06-09 16:53|| Front Page Top

#20 I agree Dron, why quibble over what something is called. We have that in plenty even across the US geographically and across generations. I do think it'd be funny if the next time a brit asks an american for a torch, he gets handed a nice heavy stick with burning pitch on the end instead of a flashlight
Posted by Silentbrick 2021-06-09 18:37||   2021-06-09 18:37|| Front Page Top

#21 Silentbrick, or imagine the hilarity if the Brit asks for a "fag".
A cigarette, for those of you who don't speak English.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2021-06-09 19:32||   2021-06-09 19:32|| Front Page Top

#22 Two peoples divided by one language. We moved back to the States just in time for trailing daughter #1 to start first grade, after having gone to the International School in Brussels — American-style teaching with an English classroom teacher and a dear little Irish teaching assistant, but because the school was exceedingly expensive and they had a lot of students from England, they taught reading and writing in kindergarten instead of waiting until first grade. So td#1 stumbled over all the vocabulary differences (as well as having to learn to print in American ball and stick, after having learnt the previous year in English italics): verruca/wart, jumper/sweater.... the big one for her was tadpoles, about which she was very excited because the previous year they’d kept journals on the development of polliwogs into frogs, and she couldn’t wait to see what kind of creature tadpoles became.

But nobody here really cares about the soccer/American football/football difference, Dron. They’re all reacting to Herb McCoy/Jiggs Trotsky5854 jumping straight into being nasty again after having been away — or anonymously well-behaved until now. It’s how he amuses himself — none of the fights he picks are meaningful, either to him or to us.

swksvolFF, it is my understanding that as late as the 1920s college football players often had to be carried off the field with broken bones or skulls, and occasionally died of it. There were other traditions they had that produced similar results Looking back, the thinking is that they didn’t have enough physical risks in their lives — World War II changed the mentality for all that kind of thing.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-09 20:13||   2021-06-09 20:13|| Front Page Top

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