Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fact of the Day: Soccer Ball

When the game basketball was first invented, there was no official basketball to speak of. The first games were really played with soccer balls. 


  1. Startling information.
    Soccer came first then basketball.
    A word of warning - don't use the word soccer
    to a member of FIFA! HQ's Zurich.
    It is called FOOTBALL which is quite sensible - a foot kicks a ball into a net - GOAL!
    Still called soccer here in Australia by some as we have 3 codes of football - League, Union and Aussie Rules
    (sometimes still but often when I was young called Aerial Ping Pong - but ill advised to use that terminology at present unless you like your face re-arranged).
    In the USA you still call - "THE WORLD GAME - "SOCCER", don't use that term in Europe or South America and for that matter anywhere outside the USA!
    I see Trump has now included Senator McCain on his list - "he shouldn't have been shot down over Vietnam". Hasn't he heard of anti-aircraft batteries??? What an insult to a person who spent 5 years in "The Hanoi Hilton" jail, and then had a Hanoi Hilton nightmare to select that looney - Palin???
    God is there any hope for the G.O.P and the lunatics and Tea Party fanatics who support this idiot and Palin??
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

  2. Replies
    1. Yep I still call it soccer too.
      Much to the looks of disgust of the
      World Game enthusiasts.

  3. How do you dribble a soccer ball?! Lol

  4. Eek! All that foot juice touching their hands!!!

  5. Never knew that. Our Toronto Raptors lost in the playoff game last night, sigh.

  6. That one I knew. Soccer balls aren't that easy to dribble though

  7. I never knew that. That is quite interesting.

  8. we call it soccer here, too.