Is Football the New War?
My ten year old son plays football, at a local academy, and I was watching them play on Sunday afternoon – families had all turned up to watch the kids… a very homey scene. Except on the pitch that is. Those are some bloodthirsty little boys out there. It got me thinking about football terms.
There is the defense. They guard the goal from any invading opposite team members. They are the vanguard that take care of the back. Then we have midfielders right? Sounds very tame; until you see them at work. They are the link, between the offense, and the defense. They get the ball where it needs to be. My son is an attacking midfielder. And that is just what he does. He attacks; using all the speed, skill, and aggression at his disposal. For such an itty bitty thing, he seems to have quite a bit of all three. His job is to get the ball from the other team, and pass it to the ones in front, or put it in the back of the net.
Then of course, there are the strikers. Otherwise known as Offense. Their job is one; put the ball in the back of the net. They are usually targeted by the defense of the opposing team. The better you are as a striker, the more they’ll try to take you out.
Its funny though, that the most violent part of football is given ช่องทางเข้า ufabet มือถือ the most polite name. The Body Check. Which could entail anything from breaking your legs (accidentally) to giving you a nose bleed (again, accidentally). So long as you have the ball in your possession, you’re fair game.
Perhaps this is why men the world over love football so much. After all, there are only two things testosterone is used for; fighting and sex. Not so much of the former is done these days; what with civilization and everything. But you can still live vicariously by watching other people play at war games disguised as a ball game. Maybe that’s why more and more women are attracted to the game. Its the only chance many have to see aggression on display.
Whatever the reason; its a beautiful game.