Personally, I appreciate soccer more than football. I believe that it is more demanding in terms of practice and on the body physically. If you want to whine and complain that soccer or football is the only sport that fakes injuries, you would be very wrong, all sports do it. Also, some basic facts to bring to the table.
1) There is a total of about 30 minutes of actual action in a football game, that is televised for about 4 hours.
2) There are 2 45 minute halves of soccer that have no commercial breaks.
3) The average soccer player runs about 8 miles in one match.