Soccer is kind of stupid
Today the UEFA Champions League final was played in Moscow between two English powerhouses Manchester United and Chelsea. I lived in London during the last World Cup and I thoroughly enjoyed soccer, or football if that is your preference. However, I watched about a third of this game (missing both goals mind you) and decided that any enjoyment I really got from this sport may have been premature, or alcohol induced.
First off, they played for 90 minutes and it was tied. Then they played for 20 more minutes and still no one scored. Common sense dictates that they should keep playing until someone legitimately scores again, right? Well this is one of the main reasons why soccer is stupid. The CHAMPIONSHIP of EUROPE was decided by penalty kicks. How can this possibly be a legit way to determine the CHAMPION of a sport, it essentially turns it into a game of chance. This would be like the Super Bowl ending in a tie and the game being decided by field goals. Or if the NBA championship was decided by a game of horse. It’s a fucking joke.
Second, the amount of flopping that occurs in an average game of soccer makes me want to vomit. These players are so blatantly not injured and every time a gust of wind goes by they act like they have been shot in the knee cap. The looks of pure pain and anguish on their face looks like they have their testicles in a vice. It’s embarrassing to watch.
Therefore, all the affinity I had for the world cup may have disappeared. Maybe I was just super drunk the whole time which made it seem more interesting. How can you play for two hours and decide a winner this way?
UPDATE – did you know that these two famous English football clubs are owned by a Russian and an American respectively, nice work England.
UPDATE – Chelsea’s captain John Terry missed a wide open penalty kick to win…and this thrilling conclusion continues with a second round of penalty kicks.
UPDATE – Manchester United won during the second round of penalties. A bunch of people in England are happy and a bunch of other people in England are very sad now.
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