Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Stryker44, Feb 4, 2017.
Why can't we see this level of passion in the crowds at NFL games?
Yes. I too wish that we had a few more barbaric animal fans. I hear that the after-game drunken riots and looting are all just in good fun.
I don't see riots and looting here. I see and hear passionate fans who are in the war with their team and are willing to fight to the death with them if necessary.
Thats the difference. You just answered your own question.
Most Americans realize that sports are just a game for fun and enjoyment. On the other hand, some of the less civilized around the world think that sports truly are something that you should be "willing to fight to the death for if necessary."
When enemy fans invade your stadium, it doesn't make you angry?
It makes me angry, especially when they act disrespectful. What pisses me off is nobody says anything when they act stupid. I do.
Nope. It's just a game. Nothing more... Nothing less....
And it's certainly not worth fighting or dyeing over.
Just look right after 6:45...Fenerbahce.
Why do American football fans just sit on their ***** at games rather than yell like this?
Firstly the barbaric animal argument I've been to literally hundreds of games mostly in Scotland but also in France and Germany. In all of those games I've been caught up in one incident in and around the stadium, a bar fight that lasted about a minute or so. I saw more drunken trouble and arrests at the Chargers Texans game I went to in San Diego than most games I've been to in Europe.
How were Celtic only 15 on that list?
I don't think the game lends itself to that kind of support, it's too stop start and the need for quiet on offence.
Edit: to claify I wasn't involved in the bar fight other than pulling my dad out of the way of a stray pint glass.
While not on the same level as the crowds in the video, the Montreal Canadiens fans in the old Montreal Forum and now the Belle Centre come as close as I have ever witnessed. Far and away the most passionate and involved fans of any NFL, NHL or MLB game I have been to. I am always there as a rival fan and have never had a problem. The worst it ever got for me was at a Canada vs USA world cup elimination game in 2004. I was wearing a USA jersey and took a lot of flack but never a threat of harm. The flack was much more about the political climate of the world at that time and not the game. That game was also the loudest I ever heard it get in there during and after a dramatic come from behind victory for team Canada. And that is saying a lot. They treat preseason games like some fans treat the most important regular season games.
Having a few beers watching videos on YouTube and thought of this thread when I found this one
Soccer has alot more passion involved. And some fans lose it when it comes to their love for the team. Which is totally wrong. I believe alot of the problems originate with soccer having organized "groups" of fans. Not saying all of these groups are bad but they usually are the ones who if they lose on the field, want to "win off the field" . (Fighting/instagating/damaging stadiums etc)
im a fan of both and just bc NFL fans dont make all that noise or jump up n down for 90 mins, doesnt make them less passionate. I just think its different. I like how anywhere you go in the US no matter the sport its always FAMILY oriented. U cant say that of argentina , brazil, etc in soccer.
I disagree. I feel like when enemy fans invade, they should be willing to understand they are at risk doing so. Its a war and they are invading.
I think that you are a very confused individual. You do understand that a sporting event is just a game for entertainment and enjoyment right?
It is definatley not a "war" and noone should have to "understand" that they are at "risk" going to another team's stadium... SMH...
A game yes, but its also a simulation of battle and war. Honor, loyalty, sacrifice.
I live in Europe and I think the "passion" over the soccer teams is lame. Most these countries don't even have a functioning military to defend themselves but have able bodied men willing to die for a freaking athletic club. Priorities, I guess.
This. When the World Cup came here in 1994, an American reporter asked a Brazilian soccer fan why they take this sport like it is a matter of life and death? His replied, "Life or death? It is much more important than that."
Still can't believe how popular soccer is. Boring boring sport.
I mean its fun when your like 6
Lol i love it man. But i get what u mean. Honestly if ur not a fan of a certain club u wont hang around to watch it.
I say the same about baseball. How can ppl like it so much? Very boring.