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HEY!!!! What you got against soccer...
And weve gone full circle. The very first controversial opinion posted in this thread:

I'll start with something I've kept inside for a really long time, but it's time to say it: Soccer isn't really a sport. It's a way for uncoordinated kids to get some exercise, and a little sunshine.
 

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And weve gone full circle. The very first controversial opinion posted in this thread:

Never known a pro I guess you anti-soccerist :)

but seriously, my best friend in high school ended up a pro-soccer player... and man, he was deadly with a soccer ball....could take out his sisters idiot boyfriend a 200 feet, no problem...
 

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No values are objective: they are all subjective, and those that we think are objective are just popular with our group.

For example, pineapple on pizza is not objectively disgusting: it's only disgusting to the group that finds it so.

Now, if we define a value in an objective way, then that value, based on that definition, can be objective. For example, the Toronto Maple Leafs can be said to be a bad team because they rarely win (or haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967), if we define a good team by their number of wins, or by how recently they won a championship.

Carry on.
 

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You mean other than it's boring?
As someone who loves almost any sport-less boring than baseball. In baseball you're spending half the time waiting for a pitch to be made/hit, while 90% of the team is waiting for the same. In soccer the ball is always in motion, and even the people not involved in a play are trying to get into the right positioning. It's basically hockey but using your feet rather than sticks, more strategy, and less violence.
 

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No values are objective: they are all subjective, and those that we think are objective are just popular with our group.

For example, pineapple on pizza is not objectively disgusting: it's only disgusting to the group that finds it so.
No, pineapple on pizza is objectively disgusting. Those who think otherwise are just sick and twisted, that's all there is to it.
 

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No, pineapple on pizza is objectively disgusting. Those who think otherwise are just sick and twisted, that's all there is to it.
Certainly not the first time I've been described as sick and twisted. :)
 
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No values are objective: they are all subjective, and those that we think are objective are just popular with our group.

For example, pineapple on pizza is not objectively disgusting: it's only disgusting to the group that finds it so.

Now, if we define a value in an objective way, then that value, based on that definition, can be objective. For example, the Toronto Maple Leafs can be said to be a bad team because they rarely win (or haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967), if we define a good team by their number of wins, or by how recently they won a championship.

Carry on.
I think its worth distinguishing between a value and an opinion. integrity is a value. Courage and service are values. Some values can be negative, like avarice.

Personally I think values are pretty objective, but could agree that how they are prioritized is subjective.

Opinions are all over the place.
 

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As someone who loves almost any sport-less boring than baseball. In baseball you're spending half the time waiting for a pitch to be made/hit, while 90% of the team is waiting for the same. In soccer the ball is always in motion, and even the people not involved in a play are trying to get into the right positioning. It's basically hockey but using your feet rather than sticks, more strategy, and less violence.
What you need is Banana Ball, it's the new baseball played down south.

Amongst the rules.....

Who ever wins an inning gets 1 point.
Two hour time limit for the game.
Batters may not step out of the batters box.
No bunting.
No visits to the mound.
Batters can steal first base.
If a fan catches the baseball, it's an out.

There's a few more, but those are what I remember. I saw part of a game on TV, it was way cool.
 

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You attempt to utilize an old Bruce Lee clip against an even older Bruce Lee fan?

(You must now visualize the following response with the video not matching the audio...)

"You....must be....tired...of living."
 

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You attempt to utilize an old Bruce Lee clip against an even older Bruce Lee fan?

(You must now visualize the following response with the video not matching the audio...)

"You....must be....tired...of living."

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As a Martial Artist, and someone who loves and appreciates movies more than anyone I know, I LOVE that clip above.

Almost makes me want to make Bruce Lee movie sounds. Almost.

Makes me want to go back and train JKD...which I was expressly told by the retina surgeon to stop

 

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Makes me want to go back and train JKD...which I was expressly told by the retina surgeon to stop

Could you wear safety goggles or something like that?
 

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Bob Ross is an imposter.
The style of painting and the show itself was created by Bill Alexander. The network executives didn't like Bill because he was German with an accent. Bob learned from Bill and the executives fired Bill and put soft spoken hippy Bob in his place. Thus Bob Ross became famous off the back and hard work of an old German imigrant. While Bill died heart broken and faded into obscurity.
 
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Bob Ross is an imposter.
The style of painting and the show itself was created by Bill Alexander. The network executives didn't like Bill because he was German with an accent. Bob learned from Bill and the executives fired Bill and put soft spoken hippy Bob in his place. Thus Bob Ross became famous off the back and hard work of an old German imigrant. While Bill died heart broken and faded into obscurity.

Yeah. It's Bob's fault Bill Alexander never hit it big. Maybe his charisma translates better in person:
 

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