Why Girls Should Watch Football Too!

Michelle AlvesSenior Writer ISeptember 27, 2008

Its just a bunch of sweaty men, kicking a ball around! It goes on for 90 minutes and there are chances of no goals being scored at all. The referee’s can get biased and it’s not as great as they show in movies.

But girls, you have no idea how crazy the sport really is. It's a roller coaster of emotions, a movie in itself, and an experience that you’ll never forget!

Here’s why I think you should watch soccer (it's football, actually).


1) The Men

Every straight girl should know what I’m talking about here. Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Michael Ballack, Kaka, and Michael Carrick are some of the well known hunks of football. If you think Brad Pitt is good looking , you should take a look at some of these guys!


2) The Goof Ups

Also known as bloopers. Have you ever had a day where suddenly you hate guys? Maybe you broke up with your boyfriend, maybe some guy just ruined your day and now you want them to suffer?  

Here’s what you do. Watch football. See men get hurt, embarrassed, and insulted! How much better can it get? It happens all the time, like when the goalkeeper is passing the ball to his team mate and it slips out of his hand and goes right back into the net.

Stupid? Yeah, I know! Trust me, you’ll be laughing your broken heart back to normal in no time.




3) The Referees


  T Referees are always something to talk about. Schwuler Schiedsrichter, the most  amusing referee ever. A referee in football is like the principal of a school. Very annoying, hardly ever smiles, it never seems like he’s on your side and he’s always looking when you’re hoping he isn’t. Schwuler though, is such an unique referee, I guarantee you, you’ll be too busy watching him to pay attention to the match. Take a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhzaYWFY9g8





4) The crazy fans.


Football has the craziest and most devoted fans ever. The painted faces, the dancing, the cheers are fascinating to watch. The funny banners and crazy chants will leave you with a smile on your face, no matter how bad your day has been.


The streets flooded with flags before the World Cup matches, and the closing down of offices inorder to catch a big game will describe the world’s devotion towards the sport.






5)   The Miraculous Moments and Unpredictability.


Every sport has its moment. So does football.


In the 1999 UEFA Champions League final versus Bayern Munich, Manchester United were one goal down in the 90th minute. Even the tiniest glimmer of hope had faded away for the United supporters. But just as the fourth official indicated three minutes of injury time, United won a corner, which led to a goal.


Unbelievably, 30 seconds later United forced another corner leading to another goal, which led to United winning the cup, much the to shock of the Munich supporters. UEFA president Johansson described it perfectly as the “winners are crying and the losers are dancing.”


Another miraculous moment is now known as The Miracle of Istanbul. Liverpool were facing humiliation at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul, being three goals to AC Milan until six unbelievable minutes of the second half, where Liverpool not only equalised, leading the game into penalties, but emerged the winner of the 2005 Champions League finals!


Talk about unpredictability. Why watch boring old predictable soap opera’s when you have a chance to be on the edge of your seat till the last minute, not knowing what’s the result going to be till the final whistle is blown? Think about it!








6)   The controversy


The head-butt might not have been very popular until Zinedane Zidane gave the world a live demonstration using Marco Materazzi as his victim, but today, it is known as one of the greatest controversies in football. Zidane got red carded off the field and France lost the  World Cup!


Another controversial move was once again in 2006 when Cristiano Ronaldo appealed to the referee to get his Manchester United team mate Rooney off the field after a foul. English devotees lashed out against Ronaldo, he was booed and greatly criticized


Now, girls are no strangers to back stabbing and betrayal. I’m sure it will be nice to know that we are not alone.





Sir Alex Ferguson described it perfectly in three words, "Football, bloody hell!"