Soccer vs Football
For those who think that American Football is the most exciting sport... I really... on so many levels feel sorry for you. While I may have grown up in a soccer household; my father would often drag me to bars in the 80's and early 90's to watch world cup matches that were only shown on some crazy Italian satellite channel and I would watch Dutch Football on ESPN2 at 8 am every Sunday morning. Cruiff was always in my living room. But... anyway...
American football is just that... American. It's loud and it has way too many fucking rules and leaves far too much to the farcical judgment of officials and referees and cameras.
Soccer is like liquid being poured out onto the floor. You have no idea where it will go or how it will play. The rules are simple. The game lends itself to beauty and movement. I hope those of you that bash soccer one day give it a try... take it from a prior die hard football fan... soccer... is so much more fun to watch.
This is the draw for the Champions league -
Chelsea - Juventus
Villarreal - Panathinaikos
Sporting - Bayern
Atletico Madrid - FC Porto
Lyon - Barcelona
Real Madrid - Liverpool
Arsenal - Roma
Inter - Manchester United
I can't even compare this to American Football. I could if anyone else played Football and they were in Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, and Iceland and they were all equally amazing yet equally different in their styles... and there were dozens up dozens of those teams with rabid fan following year round...
My pick to win it all - Inter -