Jody Genessy: How a World Cup infraction turned into a sports confessional

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  • 1hemlock Tooele, Utah
    June 12, 2019 3:28 p.m.

    I don’t know if the comment about football (soccer) being the “pretty game” was part of the set up but it’s not known as the “pretty game” by anyone , anywhere.
    It’s the “beautiful game”.
    Good article tough.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 12, 2019 8:25 a.m.

    Offside in soccer is actually really easy.

    If you're closer to the goal than the two opponents closest to the goal, or the ball itself, and someone tries to pass to you at that moment, you're offside.

    Honestly, soccer rules are much easier than pretty much every other major sport. Can you tell me the difference between a block and a charge in basketball? Or what travelling is? Or what pass interference in football is? Seems to me that referees in those sports don't even know.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 12, 2019 7:37 a.m.

    Confession, I qualified for the state final in 100 meters in junior high, but missed it because I went to a movie. I took 3rd in my heat, and didn’t know that the next fastest would still qualify. My coach was so ticked off.