Henceforth, football shall be officially known as Soccer. The US Golden Generation is here

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Yeah, football is a popular, truly international sport.

So popular in fact, that the Olympics were determined to include it despite it not really belonging there, and there being significant opposition from within football.

No one wants to include Gridiron because it's a minority sport that's only really played in America. Plus, half the competitors would fail drugs tests.

I do understand that you take some pride in the fact that people can fail at long jump, or discus, or other niche, poorly paid sports, yet instantly become a success at nfl.

Most people would find it shameful and embarrassing that random Nigerians who failed at football, then failed at discus, were able to take up nfl in their 20's and become a legend.

Imagine some failed Frisbee thrower trying to make it in football despite never even having seen the sport. It just couldn't happen. The sport is too skilled and competitive, unlike gridiron.

Usain Bolt tried it, and he'd played football his whole life. Guy was terrible. Didn't have enough skill or athletic ability. Shame.
Who are these random Nigerians who failed at other sports that made it in American football? Name 5, I'll wait.
 

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Who are these random Nigerians who failed at other sports that made it in American football? Name 5, I'll wait.
It's a reference to Christian Okoye as part of a long running wind up.

The senile old nfl supremacist had been banging on about NFL players being superior, and cited Okoye as evidence.

I pointed out he grew up in a soccer playing country, played it till he was 17 and got nowhere. Because he was shite.

He then did athletics and was better at that, but still failed to make the grade.

He then took up American football at 23, was a star player in the NFL in 3 years, and retired a legend. All despite never having seen it before, or even liking it.

It's only to wind that old duffer up, and shouldn't be taken seriously by anyone who understands sport, or has an ounce of common sense.
 

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Not nigerian, but Ghanaian, Ezekial Ansah is another West African who didn't make it as a footballer, or a basketballer, but was able to succeed in nfl after picking it up in his 20's.


Not nigerian, but South African, Gary Anderson was unable to make it in football, but was offered scholarships in American football 1 day after he first tried it aged 18! He then went on to become the no 2 all time highest scoring kicker.



Osi Umenyiora was uk born to nigerian parents and moved to Nigeria at 7. He took up American football at 14 having never heard of it before. He played soccer as a kid and is a big fan to this day..



Christian Okoye - see above.

Mohammed Elewonibi - born in Nigeria but moved to Canada. Played soccer and basketball. Was a superbowl winner.

I just googled best African nfl players and these guys popped up. There were a lot of others, but I just picked the ones who were really good, who spent their early life outside America, and who took the sport up late.


Interestingly, Hakeem Olajuwon was a soccer goalie until he took up basketball at 15.


You wonder if the West African countries would be better suited taking up american sports as their main sport rather than soccer?

Not that they haven't produced some great soccer players, but nfl and basketball might be easier for them to succeed in??
 

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So American kids have pretty much dominating for top European teams

Weston Mckennie showing Messi how to play soccer

Pulisic doing pulisic things

Reyna establishing himself in Germany


I think its time to move my time table up, the USA wins the next world cup and it wont be close
 
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Team USA's B team absolutely dismantles El Salvador 6-0. Could have easily been 8 or 9-0 as well

Cant wait for them to play some European sides this next year.
 
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Eh, Belgium is far bigger chokers than England historically. Also England was an extra time goal from going to the final in 2018 so it's not like they are banging around the quarter finals like Brazil recently. Another thing in England's favor besides talent is there is t the expectation anymore of England winning anything. Seems to be a lot less pressure surrounding the National team than before.
you a yank
Statnoutta football talks
You guys now nothing about it
Besides like most yanks when it comes to sports you are all about numbers etc
Wich in the case of football says nothing
 

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@Bachafach^^^ is talking about soccer. Soccer. Read the thread
Wait, so you guys have stopped calling it football and are going to call it soccer?

Does that mean you will now call soccer football like most of the rest of the world?


Does that mean it's now the NSL and MLF?

This guy is now a soccer player?



This guy is now a footballer?




It makes sense to change it. Football is the biggest sport in the world and still soon be the biggest American sport, while gridiron is a niche sport in the way out.


It might confuse some of the CTE guys though.
 
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you a yank
Statnoutta football talks
You guys now nothing about it
Besides like most yanks when it comes to sports you are all about numbers etc
Wich in the case of football says nothing
As Mayweather said if it dont make dollas it dont make sense, and women lie, men lie but numbers dont lie! Just be ready for the World Cup presented by Mcdonalds.

 
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"shit" and "ass"

Stop speaking like a limey. This is a soccer thread.
why ?
You speak English but maybe you guys speak it wrongly

the English spoke English first
If they say shite and arse who are you to say it’s wrong ??
because yanks say shit and ass ??

yanks say lots of things most of damn of very little importance and most of them are dumb

ps it’s a football thread

football is played by clubs as ajax, Barcelona etc etc
The whole world calls it football so you yanks should adept

you’re football is a faggot sport all geared up end wearing protection
Be like rugby players without the protection then I could at least respect it
 

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As Mayweather said if it dont make dollas it dont make sense, and women lie, men lie but numbers dont lie! Just be ready for the World Cup presented by Mcdonalds.

McDonald's and coke have sponsored the world cup for ages I think.
 

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why ?
You speak English but maybe you guys speak it wrongly

the English spoke English first
If they say shite and arse who are you to say it’s wrong ??
because yanks say shit and ass ??

yanks say lots of things most of damn of very little importance and most of them are dumb

ps it’s a football thread

football is played by clubs as ajax, Barcelona etc etc
The whole world calls it football so you yanks should adept

you’re football is a faggot sport all geared up end wearing protection
Be like rugby players without the protection then I could at least respect it
I am going to need you to lower your voice when you are speaking to me. 1. English is a bastard language. America being the supreme leader of the world gets to decide how language is used. 2. Soccer is what its going to be called once the US wins the world cup. This will be mandated by NATO. 3. Ajax couldnt beat the Seattle Sounders, so I dont know why you are classing them with Barcelona and the great Sergio Dest
 
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I am going to need you to lower your voice when you are speaking to me. 1. English is a bastard language. America being the supreme leader of the world gets to decide how language is used. 2. Soccer is what its going to be called once the US wins the world cup. This will be mandated by NATO. 3. Ajax couldnt beat the Seattle Sounders, so I dont know why you are classing them with Barcelona and the great Sergio Dest
I approve this message. Each point was a quick and easy "yep"
 
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