I am adding the prompt for context:
Bill Shankly, manager of Liverpool Football Club once famously said, "Football's not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that." Can that true and what does it even mean?
In asking the question we are made aware that you don’t understand hyperbole.
Let’s face it, if “football” were all that great then the bloody Americans wouldn’t call it soccer!
No, there’s a reason that America’s greatest past-time is baseball, and not “football” (which I keep putting in quotation marks to separate it from Football), and that reason is that there are much better quotes from baseball.
For instance, "binary-ism" wasn’t even a thing yet when Yogi Berra famously noted after some streakers appeared at Yankee Stadium, “I couldn’t tell if they were men or women running naked across the field… they had bags over their heads?” Now there is a great quote that is completely lacking in hyperbole!
And a few other examples of quotes that show us why baseball is more important than soccer, and without all the hyperbole;
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base. — Dave Barry
Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs. — Tim McCarver
Beethoven can't really be great because his picture isn't on a bubble gum card. — Charles Schulz
Alan Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today. — Anonymous, St. Louis newspaper
All I remember about my wedding day in 1967 is that the Cubs lost a doubleheader. — George F. Will
A man once told me to walk with the Lord. I'd rather walk with the bases loaded. — Ken Singleton
So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face. — Yogi Berra
The baseball mania has run its course. It has no future as a professional endeavor. — Cincinnati Gazette editorial, 1879
So get off of the pitch and pitch us a great quote instead (especially if you aren’t a good fielder).
my knowledge of soccer is of dribbling and David Beckham
but I google the score at halftime so I can share in the reasons why you care
Listen to you rant about the penalty in the third quarter
and all the words translate in my head to tell me that you’re talking about sports, about something I don‘t understand
But you listen to my questions
about teams and plays and rules
over and over again
every time we watch a game
and that’s worth more than winning to me