From: William Clark on 22 Jun 2010 07:52
In article <88aunfFnbmU1(a)mid.individual.net>, "Bob" <Bob(a)Bob.com>
> William Clark wrote:
> > In article <4c1f2771$0$23955$afc38c87(a)read01.usenet4all.se>,
> > "Winston Smith, American Patriot" <FranzKafka(a)Oceania.WhiteHouse.GOV>
> > wrote:
> >> 21 June 2010
> >> The New York Times explains to its readers, who may not be
> >> conversant with usual soccer play, that players may intentionally
> >> fall (dive) in order to obtain cautions or dismissals of opponents.
> >> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/21/sports/soccer/21diving.html
> >> It is utterly surprising to Americans that players would feign
> >> injury in a sport, slowing down the game and doing what it considers
> >> acts of behavior perhaps seen only in children.
> > I can only imagine what the reaction of an NHL player would be to
> > these theatrics. I would say within two minutes, the cheater would be
> > carrying a real injury, like missing some teeth.
> Which only shows the level of unacceptable violence in hockey.
True, but at least there is a certain brutal honesty that is sadly
lacking in footballers.