I say that because you seem to like the sport more than ever despite the parellels.
Soccer has always been a diving sport, and though it can be pathetic it is supposed to be a grace and finesse thing anyways(with wicked endurance, of course). Hockey on the other hand is supposed to be for tough guys and you got pansys like dustin brown and Kesler dropping to the ice anytime an opponent is within a 5 yard radius like they got shot in the gut.
hell, basketball too. Some teams literally rely on it...and you know your sport is gay when players actually practice diving.
Really, the only major sport without ******** flooding out of its ears is baseball, and alot of people find that as entertaining as watching flys have sex(though I really like baseball). You cant really dive in baseball(except maybe acting like you got hit by a pitch, but rarely do you get the chance anyways), but the reality is that as easy as it could be to correct, diving wont ever go away because it leads to more penalties, which leads to moregoals, then more(albeit false)excitement....and to more money.