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the US hates soccer...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by EasyEB, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Colo Springs E

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    OK, so now you're telling ME what is and what's not boring TO ME?

    That's rich!

    Thanks for clarifying for those of us who find soccer boring, that in fact, it's not boring. You, after all, know what we feel better than we do.

    Thanks. And I'm done with this ridiculous topic, although it has been more intriguing than an actual soccer game.

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. EasyEB

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    I really should have kept that "Soccer is called Football" comment to myself... :D
     
  4. Steve McGinnis

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    America has the best Player and Team in the World Cup

    I am of course speaking of Messi, and Brazil, respectively.

    I am really enjoying the success the United States of America is having also...

    This has been a public service announcement... With Guitars!!!
     
  5. Telefone

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    Thats the game bigger stronger faster. They know what they are getting into. Those guys that are lucky enough to get to the NFL have been getting hit since they were 12yrs old. They know what's coming.
    No different than a kid with a 98mph fastball that gets to the majors and gets that ball hit back at him. Down he goes. Never pitches again.
    Happens in all sports even soccer as shown above.These guys are pro's they know better than us fans what the risks are.
    And i'll bet if you would ask Aikman if he would do it again with hindsight. He would say Yes Sir.
     
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    So I take it you follow the NFL and NASCAR now.
     
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    Sissy's what?

    Grammar is for everyone...
     
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    i like soccer
     
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    Sounds like the perfect time for ICE raids.
     
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    I don't like any sport wherein players routinely feign injury.
     
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    Very good point....totally agree.
     
  14. jimbach

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    Really? When there are NFL threads here do you see posters like myself threadcrapping all over them about how stupid and boring a sport like American football is? Because that's what happens in almost every soccer thread here. If you don't like soccer, fine, nobody's asking you to. Just shut the hell up about it.
     
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    I could care less about the game. That said, I watch baseball and am a hockey fan, but not what you call a HUGE fan of either.
    The thing that really turns me off, as an American, about soccer, is that we are constantly reminded over and over, every time there's a World Cup or other major soccer event, that:
    "Soccer is the World's Sport! Americans don't like it! Why Not? Pompous Americans"
    "Americans aren't open to other peoples cultures"

    etc..etc..BLAH-DEE-FREEKIN-BLAH!!

    It makes me puke a little in my mouth.
    I'm SICK of hearing that because Americans (not all, but in comparison to other countries populaces) are NOT raving, lunatic soccer fans that somehow that equates us to a nation of "un-accepting, bigoted, isolationist"

    It's JUST a GAME... Americans have LOTS of other sports to fixate on that other countries don't have as easy access to. It's that simple. That's why soccer isn't as all consuming to us. Really!

    Don't take it personal Europe and South America and whoever else. ALL of us don't care for YOUR sport...So what?!!!??

    That said..I will personally NEVER watch a soccer game EVER just because I have the freedom of choice to reject it!
    HA!!!
     
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    This happened in the 70s when they brought/bought Pele' to NY to play for the Cosmos...anybody remember how that worked out?
     
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    It was an unsustainable business model.

    I don't know if soccer will overtake hockey or not. Sports in the US has become tremendously balkanized - we have separate channels for practically every sport now, not to mention specialized magazines, websites, etc. But the MLS business model, for all its faults, seems pretty robust and the league has done a pretty good job managing expansion and curbing excessive losses and spending. By and large the 'Beckham experiment' was successful. LA makes money and they are a huge draw as a visiting club. Henry coming to RBNY this fall should also be big.
     
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    Americans like things to happen on the field when they're watching sports. Hockey at least used to have a lot of fist fights. It's not as popular as it used to be.

    Plus, public intoxication isn't as acceptable here as it is in many parts of the world, which takes half the fun out of a "metric football" game.
     
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    I say bring back "The Battle Of The Network Stars"!!! No there was some serious TV.
     
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