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Old 06-16-2003, 02:33 PM
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You've seen the news stories and analysis pieces, all wondering how soccer (or "football" as those foreign types call it) just doesn't seem to catch on in the US, at least on a professional level. I think I have an explaination.

Let's be clear - the vast majority of sports in the good ol' US of A are watched by men. Usually accompanied by a frosty beverage or two, and possibly grilled meat of some sort. Not to mention potato chips. I think that's a reasonable assumption.

Now, we've got our red-blooded American male, cold beer and hot bratwurst in hand, looking for a suitable sporting event to watch on the tube.

This ain't what he's lookin' for.



Nor is the attached image. Thus, no soccer in the 'States.
It just ain't happenin'.
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But only one ? Damn, I gotta work harder...
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Oh My GAWD!!!!!!!!!
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Whats that guy yelling? PACKER
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Here's a corollary: Why NASCAR is more popular than Formula 1 - ya just don't see this sort of thing in the pits at Daytona....
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Now that's what they call "friendly" competition.
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That's gonna leave a mark!
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All's fair in love and rugby... (note the guy on the left - obviously a cagey veteran, while our hero on the right is probably a rookie. He'll learn, the hard way...)
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Whats that guy yelling? PACKER
Of course, soccer does have pockets of popularity here in America; I've heard that it's the *in* sport in Saugatuck....
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