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Live490
Texas
Post #46
Monday August 10, 2015 1:19am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,174
Lol lets get Ochocinco who couldn't wen kick the ball properly. Anybody with basic hand and eye coordination could throw and catch a ball. Circle or oval. And with practice can hit a ball with a bat. You can have almost any soccer player play any sport and they will not look as weird as any player from any sport play soccer. Just let them kick the ball for a laugh.

blaise213
Post #47
Monday August 10, 2015 2:03am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,987
Original post from Live490

Lol lets get Ochocinco who couldn't wen kick the ball properly. Anybody with basic hand and eye coordination could throw and catch a ball. Circle or oval. And with practice can hit a ball with a bat. You can have almost any soccer player play any sport and they will not look as weird as any player from any sport play soccer. Just let them kick the ball for a laugh.


Lets just cater to the latino demographic who all SPAWN from countries who haven't done shit on the world stage.... Sueno MLS ? GTFO

blaise213
Post #48
Monday August 10, 2015 2:13am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,987
Original post from Live490

You can have almost any soccer player play any sport and they will not look as weird as any player from any sport play soccer. Just let them kick the ball for a laugh.


Please man, any natural athlete can learn to play soccer. I can hit a home run (ex ball player), I can throw a football 65 yards and play QB,WR, S, CB, LB, dunk a basketball, shit, I used to play street hockey growing up.... I can even do x games shit and do a kickflip on a skateboard.

I started playing soccer just for the exercise a couple years ago and already had the natural ability to pass and kick but it took me like 2 months to get comfortable on the ball and learn the shake and bake skills. Now I bend that shit like Beckham....

tylercocinas
Post #49
Monday August 10, 2015 3:34am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Original post from blaise213

Please man, any natural athlete can learn to play soccer. I can hit a home run (ex ball player), I can throw a football 65 yards and play QB,WR, S, CB, LB, dunk a basketball, shit, I used to play street hockey growing up.... I can even do x games shit and do a kickflip on a skateboard.

I started playing soccer just for the exercise a couple years ago and already had the natural ability to pass and kick but it took me like 2 months to get comfortable on the ball and learn the shake and bake skills. Now I bend that shit like Beckham....


Blaise you might want to start taking laxatives... You know, cause you're full of shit

Live490
Texas
Post #50
Monday August 10, 2015 3:51am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,174
No im sorry but I'll have to disagree. They might learn certain things but i guarantee you they wont be able to trap the ball.with their chest, kick the ball with the instep to add curve or outside of the boot. They wont know how to measure a cross. There is a thing i would do to check if people had technical ability to control a ball, before the game or during practice, you can simply pass a person the ball fast and hard, usually the good players control it smoothly. The others, will bounce off or not even xome xlose to it. I'm 5'10, 190 lbs, on the average gut. Slow but i would run laterally, diagonally to look for the ball and make those FAST players look lost. Maybe we should go and bring some Jamaicans over, or use 100 yd dashers.

blaise213
Post #51
Monday August 10, 2015 7:07am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,987
Original post from tylercocinas

Blaise you might want to start taking laxatives... You know, cause you're full of shit


I forgot to mention MMA too! Heavyweight

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #52
Monday August 10, 2015 1:43pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,322
While I agree with the basic premise Live490 you are completely OFF on the hitting a baseball aspect.
Sure you can go to a batting cage and hit a 75 MPH fastball right down the pipe. But hitting a curve that appears as if it's coming at your head then ends up away from your body at your knees that's coming in at 90 MPH, or a 99 MPH (where you literally have half a split-second to decide if you are going to swing or not). It is one of the HARDEST things to do. Sure in Little league and adult rec leagues anyone can learn to do it. But it's a special talent that takes YEARS to develop. That's why the successful ones are only successful on less than a third of their at-bats.
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munns5986
Post #53
Monday August 10, 2015 2:13pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 272
Original post from USAGunner

While I agree with the basic premise Live490 you are completely OFF on the hitting a baseball aspect.
Sure you can go to a batting cage and hit a 75 MPH fastball right down the pipe. But hitting a curve that appears as if it's coming at your head then ends up away from your body at your knees that's coming in at 90 MPH, or a 99 MPH (where you literally have half a split-second to decide if you are going to swing or not). It is one of the HARDEST things to do. Sure in Little league and adult rec leagues anyone can learn to do it. But it's a special talent that takes YEARS to develop. That's why the successful ones are only successful on less than a third of their at-bats.


To add to this how about throwing that curve or 99 mph fastball. Every sport has it's intricacies. Soccer takes a heck of a lot of skill but so do the other sports. You make it sound like Lebron is just a gym rat and anyone could do it if they trained enough.

TheTruth
Post #54
Monday August 10, 2015 2:42pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Ah, now these are the good arguments in these forums. Soccer is more of a finesse/skill sport than basketball/football. Takes many years to develop a touch at game speed.

TheTruth
Post #55
Monday August 10, 2015 2:43pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Not to beat dead horse but Legit's speed is fine and he's earned a call up. I'd say do it now, but now gonna fault Juergy if he waits until after the playoff with Mehico.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #56
Monday August 10, 2015 3:43pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Original post from Live490

No im sorry but I'll have to disagree. They might learn certain things but i guarantee you they wont be able to trap the ball.with their chest, kick the ball with the instep to add curve or outside of the boot. They wont know how to measure a cross. There is a thing i would do to check if people had technical ability to control a ball, before the game or during practice, you can simply pass a person the ball fast and hard, usually the good players control it smoothly. The others, will bounce off or not even xome xlose to it. I'm 5'10, 190 lbs, on the average gut. Slow but i would run laterally, diagonally to look for the ball and make those FAST players look lost. Maybe we should go and bring some Jamaicans over, or use 100 yd dashers.


Spot on!!!

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #57
Monday August 10, 2015 3:46pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Original post from hamsamwich

Lletget also has the advantage of playing on the galaxy. Not hating but would he do the same on philly or colorado?


In the same light, Lletget would be Zidane on Real Madrid?

TheTruth
Post #58
Monday August 10, 2015 3:56pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
That's actually a fair point. I'd probably score a couple of goals if I were playing next to Keane, Dos Santos, and Gerrard.

cudevil
Post #59
Monday August 10, 2015 5:26pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 984
Original post from USAGunner

While I agree with the basic premise Live490 you are completely OFF on the hitting a baseball aspect.
Sure you can go to a batting cage and hit a 75 MPH fastball right down the pipe. But hitting a curve that appears as if it's coming at your head then ends up away from your body at your knees that's coming in at 90 MPH, or a 99 MPH (where you literally have half a split-second to decide if you are going to swing or not). It is one of the HARDEST things to do. Sure in Little league and adult rec leagues anyone can learn to do it. But it's a special talent that takes YEARS to develop. That's why the successful ones are only successful on less than a third of their at-bats.


Agree with this. Hitting a baseball at a high level is probably the single most difficult thing to do in sports.

clawedmonay
VT, USA
Post #60
Monday August 10, 2015 5:30pm

Joined Jul 2015
Total Posts: 9
Original post from TheTruth

That's actually a fair point. I'd probably score a couple of goals if I were playing next to Keane, Dos Santos, and Gerrard.


Yessir. Look at what its done for Zardes.

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