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    NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Kaita's red card could be this World Cup's worst - Dirty Tackle - World SoccerBlog - Yahoo! Sports

    This is insane... at least the NBA has a lot more exciting plays per game... 1-0 and the worst flop red card ever... what a joke, and 1 of the many reasons soccer sucks.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    That honestly wasn't that bad of a flop. The dude intentionally tried to rake his knee.

    Don't watch soccer if it sucks. kthxbye



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Weak flop. Players in other sports act to draw calls though too. This particular one just happens to make the flopper look like a giant ***** as well.


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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    I enjoy watching a good soccer match. However, I find it very difficult to watch games involving certain teams (primarily from Europe) because of the excessive flopping. The recent U.S. - England match was really nice to watch because it was a hard-fought and physical game without all of the flopping that would have been seen from, say, the Italian team.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    It is funny, in that in soccer, fans generally look down upon players who flop.

    In mbb, flopping is just "heady play" to sell a charge. We practiced flopping in high school.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Whether or not it was a flop by Torosidis, you still can't make that move and expect not to get red. It's like "oh he threw a punch and didn't connect so he shouldn't have been sent off." You don't want to be sent off? then don't make the attempt. and btw the game was 2-1

    People ***** and moan in america about there not being a lot of scoring, which is true, but there is a lot more meaningful scoring. In basketball some layup in the 2nd quarter is hardly going to make you leave your chair in amazement. but a goal can make you go NUTS! Plus soccer is a much faster sport. 45 mins STRAIGHT, no commercial breaks until halftime, then another 45 mins STRAIGHT. No stupid commercials or TO's. There is an actual flow to the game rather than in football with tv timeouts, 6 sec plays and 30 seconds off and replays. Knowing the goal could come at any moment and the fact the games are so much shorter. i can deal with going through a game 1-0, but when i waste 3 hours watching a basketball game that turns out to be no "team play" down the stretch and just 1 on 1 with a superstar in the 4th Q sucks too.

    You gotta take the good with the bad in any sport and I get why some Americans don't get it. and that's fine, go watch tennis or golf or nascar. Things i find disgustingly boring and i think suck. even the sports like NFL and NBA which interest me are very hard to watch at times with so much of my time being wasted and about 10 million cell phone and beer commercials later...to each their own, I will always love watching soccer. plus i can watch a lot more matches in a day. I've been watching 3 games a day and working an 8-10 hour job without watching at work or taking time off or completely sacrificing the rest of my social life/duties. Try telling me you can do that with 3 baseball games during a work day.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Everyone always try to make the comparison between flopping in the NBA and in soccer, the fact is soccer is much, much worse because its in nearly all soccer leagues. You don't see this kind of stuff in the olympic bball, the only place flopping is really prevelant is in the NBA.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    There is no comparisson between NBA flopping and soccer flopping. I am fine with a little acting job to try to get a foul call. I don't like it, but its part of the game...I understand that. The difference comes with the reactions. Soccer players roll around like they've been stabbed, NBA players get up and yell at referees. There was one play in the Ivory Coast game where a guy got kicked in the bicep area when an opponent attempted a bicycle kick and immediately grabbed his face. It was absolutely ridiculous.

    I don't mind watching soccer, but the fake injuries are really what keeps me from really enjoying watching soccer. Soccer fans have tried to explain to me that players fake these injuries to give themselves and their teammates a little rest. This is fine--I can understand that...but instead I'd rather see different rules involving a few more stoppages of play. The flopping and the acting damn near ruins the sport.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    There is no comparisson between NBA flopping and soccer flopping. I am fine with a little acting job to try to get a foul call. I don't like it, but its part of the game...I understand that. The difference comes with the reactions. Soccer players roll around like they've been stabbed, NBA players get up and yell at referees. There was one play in the Ivory Coast game where a guy got kicked in the bicep area when an opponent attempted a bicycle kick and immediately grabbed his face. It was absolutely ridiculous.

    I don't mind watching soccer, but the fake injuries are really what keeps me from really enjoying watching soccer. Soccer fans have tried to explain to me that players fake these injuries to give themselves and their teammates a little rest. This is fine--I can understand that...but instead I'd rather see different rules involving a few more stoppages of play. The flopping and the acting damn near ruins the sport.
    And this is why I enjoy watching the English Premier League. A lot less diving than in the Spanish or Italian leagues.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    Everyone always try to make the comparison between flopping in the NBA and in soccer, the fact is soccer is much, much worse because its in nearly all soccer leagues. You don't see this kind of stuff in the olympic bball, the only place flopping is really prevelant is in the NBA.
    Apparently you've never seen a European team playing international basketball, or any Argentina games with Manu Ginobli



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Complete and utter flop, but Kaita probably deserved the red card even if he didn't touch him. You just can't do that.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFever View Post
    Complete and utter flop, but Kaita probably deserved the red card even if he didn't touch him. You just can't do that.
    This. exactly. like I said, just bcuz you throw a punch and it doesn't hit the guy, doesn't mean you shouldn't get sent off for throwing it. Plus they have started to card people for flopping in soccer, so I think we'll see less of it.

    I really have no problem with what the player did in the situation. He was doing what is best for his team at this point (it' the WORLD CUP!) and if it was an American soccer player we would have cheered him for getting a player sent off, giving his team a 11 on 10 player advantage, and scoring the deciding goal!



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    That honestly wasn't that bad of a flop. The dude intentionally tried to rake his knee.

    Don't watch soccer if it sucks. kthxbye
    i dont.. i watch usa in world cup every 4 years, thats it. so dont worry. only reason i watch then is because i want to talk trash to my friends from outside the us if we ever win...



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Derek Fisher has been doing some epic flopping in the Finals. To the point where it's embarrassing. The Spurs called, said he needs to man up and just play the game.



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    Re: NBA and Soccer have a lot in common with flops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    Derek Fisher has been doing some epic flopping in the Finals. To the point where it's embarrassing. The Spurs called, said he needs to man up and just play the game.
    Followed by a text from Duke.

    Back to the soccer flopping. I was watching a game the other day and one player went down and acted like his acl exlpoded. They came out and sprayed some WD-40 or something on his knee, then he was up and running around good as new. Does anybody know what this "stuff" is that they spray on players after an "injury"? I had never seen it before, just curious what it actually is and what it is suppose to do.


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