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This is an odd article. While reading through this I thought for sure the writer was being facetious. Especially when I saw this quote:


"Conservative suburban families, the backbone of America, have turned to soccer in droves. Baseball is too intimidating, football too brutal, and basketball takes too much time to develop the required skills. ""

But if he is being facetious I must be missing the underlining point of the article. Then again I see at the bottom of the page that the author is a Professor of religion, so he's probably just an idiot. Actually that may explain his terrible use of logic and complete lack of any strong, scientifically-driven argument.

Ahh... soccer-hater and religious freak. My favorite type of people!

Okay, John TV... take it from here. [:P];)

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Thanks Ami,just noticed this and it again shows how deeply rooted that hatred is.It only convinces me that I am doing the right thing and I am even willing and ready to take on the Jesus imposters if necessary.

I am also convinced again that there are these forces that have it in for soccer,yet I like to think that my attacks on Wall street has resulted in this report.lol.

Boy these Americans are so racist misguided and now this one under the veil of religeon.

This whole society needs a complete make over.

It is now up to the TFC and Whitecaps fans to show what this society has missed for so long.The changes will be dramatic and yes we will be under attack by these groups,but we will win and we will change it around and get rid of these corrupt and misguided ideas that have run these people for to long.Frankly I am getting sick and tired of that stupidity.

US here we come,time for a change the Canadian way!

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Journalistic drivel. Trying to get reaction. Webb is a puritan who lives with his head in the sand, oblivious to the world's #1 "egalitarian" sport that gives all kids, regardless of their family's income or socio-economic background, a chance to play a sport. All you need is a ball and a space to play. Name one other game Prophet Webb that allows such fair access? Baseball arguably, but then you forgot to mention why kids aren't playing that dull game anymore these days. Could it be that soccer is more..exciting? Perish the thought Mr. Webb!

We can't all afford to put our kids into hockey. The equipment costs are outrageous. Soccer is the working man's sport. The very reason why those "girly" 19th century working-class Europeans made it their favourite sport along with boxing. Somehow I don't see how bleary-eyed, grimy Brits from Shoreditch working the 6 - 6 shift at a smelting refinery would call soccer a "boring sport for girls.".

Clear your head Webb, put down the Old Testament, and pick up a copy of Football Weekly. The world's favourite sport! Played by over 1 billion people! Are we all wrong?????

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