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07-28-2012, 08:10 PM
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Wouldn't more time played (90 minutes vs 60 in many other sports) mean that there would be more "luck" in a match, thereby decreasing the influence of any single "lucky" event?
Also that part I bolded is nonsense, and is disproven every night in the NBA. There are guys who can score at will on their own.
On the first part, yes. an increase of time should help decrease the luck factor.. however, much of that time is spent at midfield... the best way to minimize luck is to increase the number of, to use a hockey term, scoring chances, of which soccer still has a fairly small amount.
and i reject your nba analogy. partly that's a function of the design of the game.. it's a game that one person can very much score on their own... however, if the lebrons of the world truly controlled every factor and could score "at will," they would... every trip down the court. "at will" is figurative. (though i agree far more likely in the nba)
whatever, i'm not trying to convince you to not enjoy soccer.. it's purely subjective what sports we all enjoy.. hell, lots of people enjoy the "sport" of poker tournaments.. soo not my cup of tea.
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