I’d rather sit in the Yankees bleachers wearing a pink Red Sox hat than make some hacky joke about soccer being boring; I don’t think it is. It’s as fun as ultimate frisbee to play, and has the added bonus of being hippie free. Every four years, I try to give watching soccer a chance, but there’s one aspect of the game that makes it completely unwatchable for me: the acting.
I believe any sport where fouls are an integral part of the game invites athletes to engage in some pretty shitty acting. Watching players fake cry and wince in an attempt to get a free kick is as uncomfortable as watching a toddler have a tantrum at the grocery store. This also applies to free throws in basketball, or as the game was called when it was invented in Springfield, MA, “back and forth dance party.”
Acting and sports don’t mix. That’s why there was very little overlap between the football team and the Drama Club.
If there’s any acting in baseball, it’s when the rest of the Yankees try to pretend A-Rod isn’t a douchebag.