DailyDirt: Having A Ball

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Maybe you've been following a sport called football (not soccer!) recently. You wouldn't be alone. The World Cup has an audience size of nearly a billion people, roughly nine times the audience that watches the Super Bowl (or the whatever-you're-allowed-to-call-it "big game"). But for those of you not really interested in watching these soccer football matches, here are some links on the technology behind various game balls. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Jun 19th, 2014 @ 5:15pm

    Maybe you've been following a sport called football (not soccer!) recently

    The US, Canada, and Australia use "soccer." "Football" seems to be the non-english term.

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Jun 19th, 2014 @ 7:38pm

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    Football is the name of a group of sports including American Football, Australian Football, Canadian Football, Rugby, and Soccer. The term "Soccer" was coined by the British to reference their specific version of Football.

     

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    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, Jun 20th, 2014 @ 3:18am

    Re: American Football

    Is it called that because the ball is carried with what Americans call their feet?

     

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    Anonymous G (profile), Jun 20th, 2014 @ 7:12am

    Re: Re: American Football

    It's called that because what the Americans call a ball is carried with what Americans call their feet.

     

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    Andrew Norton (profile), Jun 20th, 2014 @ 8:45am

    There's something missing about the world cup

    needs more vuvuzela's!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 20th, 2014 @ 11:36am

    Soccer is a very boring sport and as soon as the US loses, 99% of Americans will lose interest.

     

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