Un Zih de Ensueño

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 09, 2019, 09:09 (672 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Maybe if they took the acting out of futbol more gringos would watch. It’s one thing to draw a penalty but to lie there and act like you’re dying is just ridiculous. Maybe they should add some good old fashioned wrestling during the break, they’re better actors. No matter what they try in the US, it really doesn’t catch on. I saw a little bit of the game in Chicago and it looked to me that there were more Mexico fans at the game.

Acting? So what is it that U.S. football players spend 90% of their time doing? Run one or three plays and have to be substituted because they're out of breath? Fútbol is two blocks of 45 minutes of non-stop action with one 15 minute break. No commercial breaks or time outs or stopped clocks every 10 seconds like baseball, basketball and U.S. football. So if there's a little Hollywooding on the field it's often to give the TEAM a chance to catch their breath. Sometimes the acting is so good it changes the outcome of the game, like when a penalty was assessed in favor of Holland costing Mexico the game in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup.



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