See the Football Diving Hall of Shame for some Oscar-worthy performances.


  1. justsearching
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    As much as I love the “beautiful game” I despise the not-so-beautiful acting. Players are supposed to get a yellow card for deceiving the ref, but I’ve only seen 2-3 cards given out for acting.

  2. Florian M
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    …and this before Argentina’s performance…

  3. Steve
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    It’s kind of interesting, perhaps someone can work out an equilibrium model on the benefits of diving and not diving.

  4. Kirth Gersen
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I hate to be that guy, but shouldn’t the Y axis read “number” of acting classes needed? I figure that if I give them a hard time at the grocery store (“10 items or less!”), I should be equal-opportunity and do it here, too.

  5. Chayanov
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Still seems kind of high for “Twilight”.

  6. Carl Troein
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I just wish I had the courage to download and watch Twilight. I have one of the books here, though. I suppose I could try to read it.
    I suppose that for someone who cares as much about form as about content it can’t be any worse than Dan Brown’s atrocious attempts at forming sentences.

  7. jose
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Diving is a form of art comparable to mime. Ask Luis Figo about it.

  8. Posted July 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Even if Ashley Greene couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag, I’d gladly watch her for 2 hours.

  9. Posted July 3, 2010 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    Twice in two months, I agree with this blog! I must reexamine my faith.

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