From: johnty on 13 Jun 2010 10:08
On 13 June, 01:23, William Clark <wcla...(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com>
> In article <eq78161uruh84m7e32s3o5f4pno3b97...(a)4ax.com>,
> Jack Hollis <xslee...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> > I suppose you would agree with the old adage that football (soccer) is
> > a game played by gentlemen and watched by animals and that rugby is a
> > game played by animals and watched by gentlemen.
> Number one: the correct phrasing is "hooligans", not "animals". That is
> an important distinction given that the expression relates to the
> English social class system, but I didn't really expect you to be able
> to understand that, or get it right.
Number two: to be even more correct, the old adage uses the word
Perhaps something was lost in translation from English to American.
From: Howard Brazee on 13 Jun 2010 10:52
It's funny that soccer fans tend to put the goalkeeper as the last and
least of the players on the field. Very different from hockey.
There was only one world-class goalkeeper on the field in that game,
and it really mattered.
"In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
to the legislature, and not to the executive department."
- James Madison
From: John B. on 13 Jun 2010 11:14
On Jun 13, 2:38 am, johnty <john...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 12 June, 22:30, "Frank Ketchum" <nos...(a)thanksanyway.fu> wrote:
> > "Moderate" <nos...(a)nomail.comu> wrote in message
> > >I tried watching some soccer today. One-one tie after 90 minutes. The
> > > whole time I watched the sub-human fans blew air horns the entire time.
> > > Ridiculous.
> > Soccer? I'd sooner watch paint dry.
> It helps if you understand the subtleties of the game.
> I've never watched anything worse than major league baseball.
That's funny. I've never watched anything better.
From: Jack Hollis on 13 Jun 2010 11:33
On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:17:47 -0500, bknight(a)conramp.net wrote:
>Upset? Nope, just making a statement that IS a fact. Your opinion
>doesn't proffer the right to decide what is, or isn't, intrinsic to
>another's personal preferences.
I said intrinsic to a sport. In fact, it's personal preferences that
make the difference. I think that you're just looking for things to
From: Jack Hollis on 13 Jun 2010 11:38
On Sun, 13 Jun 2010 07:08:19 -0700 (PDT), johnty <johnty1(a)hotmail.com>
>Number two: to be even more correct, the old adage uses the word
>Perhaps something was lost in translation from English to American.
There have been many versions of that saying. One uses the term
beasts rather than animals. There's also one that begins with cricket
as a game played by gentlemen and watched by gentlemen.