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soccer football
Debate Score:21
Arguments:18
Total Votes:22
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Soccer or American Football?

soccer

Side Score: 8
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football

Side Score: 13
1 point

Soccer has much less down time than american football, plus, you actually kick the ball with your feet the entire time, unlike american football where the ball is not in play most of the time, and the ball is usually carried with hands, plus the ball in american football isn't even round shaped. Can that really be called a ball? I would say it's more of a pointy ended egg shaped thingy that you throw, run with, kick, and do all sorts of other random things with. Soccer is so much better!

Side: soccer
Cartman(18205) Disputed
2 points

Soccer is 45 straight minutes of down time, followed by half time, followed by another 45 minutes of down time.

Side: football
Gymnast(409) Disputed
1 point

That's just cause it's harder to score goals in a short amount of time against good players.

Side: soccer
Hellno(17618) Disputed
1 point

Soccer has much less down time than american football

Soccer is nothing BUT down time... it's all boring all the BORING time!

Side: football
Gymnast(409) Disputed
1 point

Soccer may not be fun to watch, but it's fun for the players.

Side: soccer
1 point

Soccer is played equally by girls and boys, but for American football, it's played more by boys, because there aren't many girls football teams.

Side: soccer
1 point

Soccer cause it helps with endurance and track and cross country running.

Side: soccer
Cartman(18205) Disputed
1 point

Wouldn't you want to participate in a sport that isn't exactly like cross country running with a ball nearby?

Side: football
1 point

Soccer (or football, to give the sport its correct name), is faster paced than American football. American football is broken down into quarters, with a half-time break and two shorter breaks at the end of the first and third quarters. Games can potentially last up to three hours and have lineouts and stoppages to contend with.

Football matches last 90 minutes (unless it's a cup tie that ends in a draw and goes into extra-time, in which case the game lasts 120 minutes). Whilst football does have stoppages in play, the average time the ball is in play in American football is just 11 minutes (http://qz.com/150577/an-average-nfl-game-more-than-100-commercials-and-just-11-minutes-of-play/ ). In football, the average is 62 minutes (http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2011/may/18/innovations-next-season-premier-league)

So, the average percentage of actual play time in NFL is 8.3%

For football, the average is roughly two thirds.

So, examined from the stats, football involves a lot more action than American football, which is largely dominated by adverts. Football flows more naturally.

Then there is the global appeal. Football has seen many World Cups over the years, and the sport is truly a global one. American football is largely contained to American and Canada (it does exist elsewhere, but not nearly to the same extent as football).

Finally, the pedantic argument in me would be to look to the name of the sport - football is 'foot' and 'ball'. One version has a considerably higher foot to ball ratio than the other.

Side: soccer
2 points

About 95% of the excitement in soccer is fake. It is created by the watcher thinking something might happen when it doesn't actually happen. In football even if the play doesn't result in a score it frequently results in an impressive demonstration of athleticism as the player actually improves their teams chance of scoring.

Side: football
Gymnast(409) Disputed
1 point

Football uses a lot of physical contact which might bother some people.

Side: soccer
Cartman(18205) Disputed
1 point

That's why girls don't play the game.

Side: football

American football has the SuperBowl and plenty of money is in the NFL.

Side: football
0 points

Football its way better !!!

First of all nobody cares that soccer is more popular globally!

Football players make more money than soccer players check the stats

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2017/06/07/the-worlds-highest-paid-athletes-2017-behind-the-numbers/#7e7a790066ad

There are 15 football players in top 100 highest paid athlets and there are only 9 from soccer

NFL Teams are way more valuble than soccer teams

In top 50 most valuble sports teams there are 29 from the NFL, only 7 from soccer check the stats:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2017/07/12/full-list-the-worlds-50-most-valuable-sports-teams-2017/#51f5a73f4a05

Football is the no1 sports in the no1 country USA!! That's why they make more money......the Americans are paying more money to watch football then the rest of the world to watch soccer :))) c mon now it's bcuz u pay more for the better sport...and yea the better sport its Football!!!

Football its way more complexive.....the Americans are paying more cuz theyr richer....theyr richer cuz theyr smarter...only poor people who are dumb as well are watching soccer!! Its easier it doesnt cost u nothing so u can understand it even if ur dumb...:))

Fuck soccer, Football is better !!!

Side: football