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. 

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  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!
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    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. we call it soccer here, too.

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