Burning Question #16: In Honor of the 2018 World Cup

150705 WNT v JPN Champions

Women’s Team USA wins GOLD 2015

American’s are protective of their sports. They’re sort of protective over Canadian sports too. But hey, what do I know.

This is the list of sports I watch live and in person:

  • Artistic Roller Skating
  • Baseball – Go Giants. OMG they have the most beautiful ball park in the world.
  • Basketball – I’ve kind of given up on the Kings, but the draft pick just happened and you never know.

And what I’ll watch on TV:

  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey – GO LAS VEGAS
  • Baseball
  • Olympics stuff, odds and ends like three minutes of the Scottish Games, Lumberjack Games, Naked and Afraid, Dog shows, Triple Crown Horse racing, etc.

I also like to listen to baseball on the radio. There is something so soothing about it.

BUT…

We’re (USA) just isn’t a soccer kind of place. Our Football is well…FOOTBALL. I don’t watch THAT either.

7e3822974338b48dbd85fe87391b3fbe

My brother Aaron’s kids played soccer when they were small. We went to all of the games. It was great fun. They graduated up to other sports when they got older.

I’ve played soccer. It is hecka fun to play. I’m good at it. I never had the opportunity to be on the team.

majestic-as-fuck

Is it ballet or is it soccer? This guy knows the real answer.

It isn’t as if I don’t like soccer. I just don’t have any feelings for it. I’ll glance at a baseball game, or even football in a bar but I won’t glance at soccer. OK if cats are playing I’ll glance at it.

maxresdefault-1

I’ll watch anything with a cat.

And that brings us to the World Cup Game which is famous for wild fans, South African’s with weird horns, and all kinds of crazy shit. It is pandemonium unlike anything even Pablo Sandoval could ever imagine.

Which brings us to a question that many a suburban dad asks…

Burning Question #16: Is Soccer a Real Sport? 

 

AP QUICK HITS THE 99ERS S SOC FILE USA CA

Yes, it is a sport! Ice cream and Jello shots for everyone.

Why soccer this week? The original Burning Question #16 was a scrape the bottom of the barrel silly post about Werewolves. That one might resurface as Burning Question #37. My darling husband said, “You can’t ask that.” Oh ye of little faith in my readers. So HE came up with this question about soccer. Blame it on Teddy. He’s a Vampire so you can blame a multitude of things on him. Please, feel free.

werewolfoflondonlarge

Excuse me but all of this silly talk about soccer is going to make my head explode. Cheap laughs woman. Just cheap laughs is all you care about. For God’s sake ask them about Werewolves.

I have to admit that the parks, once completely filled with children playing soccer, are now filling up with Lacrosse players. My kids roller skate and surf. I just walk around the park with the dog. But that said, soccer is pretty popular and there is always talk of a pro team coming to town. But would anyone go watch? Maybe. Maybe sort of not. Is it a sport? A real sport?

If you haven’t already, please click on your answer on the poll. Spout out your opinions in the comments below but don’t be too mean or snotty. If you have a suggestion for a burning question let me know. You know how to reach me (look on my about page if you don’t.)

Have fun. Play hard. Stay cool.

For more Burning Questions CLICK HERE.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

funny-animals-playing-soccer-football-001

After Circe turned the men into swine they found themselves quite bored. To pass the time they invented soccer. But is it really a sport?

9 thoughts on “Burning Question #16: In Honor of the 2018 World Cup

  1. I watch the occasional bit of football but I never really got on with American football (not that there’s much of it played outside of America). Now rugby, there’s a real sport… 🙂

    • Don’t feel bad because aside from the Super Bowl game I don’t watch NFL (American Football) either. The only reason I watch that is because of the parties.

      But wait… RUGBY HELL YEAH. Rugby is a REAL sport. Rugby rocks it out of the park. Alright, we might as well close shop and all go home now.

      Awwww man I can’t believe I missed Rugby. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Soccer is on my long list of boring sports I’d never watch, but it fits my definition of a sport. If you can play it with your friends in the backyard without needing an umpire or a judge to determine the outcome, it’s a sport. Everything else is an activity…

  3. Football is a sport. Although I could just be saying that because England are now through to the second round of the World Cup…

    American Football on the other hand is to Rugby what canoeing is to swimming. I really don’t get what’s with all the protective gear! Are your guys afraid of getting hurt or something? If they are, they should go take up something safer, like golf.

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.