Compare And Contrast Soccer Vs Basketball

Words: 533
Pages: 3

Soccer V.S Basketball
Soccer has been popular for many years, so has a basketball. But their history is very different. Soccer has a violent history and basketball is the total opposite. That is why i’m writing about this to totally opposite sports.

The game of soccer in England has survived a violent history. When soccer was first played soccer was very dangerous and injuries were common, so only men and boys were allowed to play. The players were so unruly that kicking, punching, biting and even eye-gouging were allowed! In a typical-medieval European soccer game the men and boys of one town would try to kick the ball which was rags tied together all the way to the entrance of the other team's town.Unlike today, hundreds of people played
…show more content…
Naismith used to be an instructor at the Young men’s Christian Association Training Center which has now been named as the Springfield College and is in Massachusetts. The game basketball was invented when Naismith was a teaching phys-ed specialist along with Luther Halsey Gulick. Initially, the game was tested and played with the help of a soccer ball and for the goals, peach baskets were used. After seeing the success of the game, the peach baskets were replaced with the open hoop nets. When the game was completed, James Naismith made 13 significant rules to be followed in the game and named it as a basketball. The game soon became popular in Canada as well as America, and then it was practiced in many schools and introduced as an indoor game. Basketball was played first time on January 18, 1896 by the students of the University of Chicago in an experimental game match when they were invited by the University of Iowa. Slowly and gradually, the game became a part of every country and became popular all around the world and in 1983; the game was ranked higher than football and baseball. This was a great twist which brought the popularity of basketball more in everyone’s eyes. Before the orange ball was invented in the game, the game used to be played with soccer balls, baseballs and then people felt a high need to design a ball specifically for the game. The ball was developed by a man named Tony Hinkle. Basketball didn’t really have a violent history like soccer.

Soccer and basketball are popular and are a world treasure to watch and play. Soccer had an violent and intense history. But basketball not so much. But both sports have changed throughout the years but soccer improved the most. By adding rules and a ball made such a big difference in soccer's violent history. These two sports have such interesting