Give it up soccerphiles, it ain't gonna happen
With the U.S.'s glorious last-minute victory in the World Cup today, they're at it again. You know them, the folks who came that at last America is ready to embrace soccer. Really. They mean it this time.
I'm here to again say that it's not going to happen. Oh sure, we're all excited about the World Cup. It's a big event and that's exciting. But, it's like the Olympics. We care about soccer in the way we care about swimming, downhill skiing and track and field. That is to say, that we don't really care about it at all, especially if Americans aren't doing well. Other than a small hardcore following, the rest of us will only pay attention every few years and shout "USA!" when appropriate, but we're certainly not going to care on a day to day basis.
Don't believe me? I'll run this poll again (I ran a similar poll last World Cup) and we'll see:
Posted by kris at June 23, 2010 07:30 PM
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|# June 23rd, 2010 9:36 PM james|
|Can I use it _after_ 4th down? |
|# June 23rd, 2010 9:41 PM kris|
|of course, i'd assume that's when you'd use it |
|# June 23rd, 2010 11:32 PM james|
|oh. right. I read "extra down," not "extra first down." so yeah, not only would i rather have an extra first down than a WC victory, i'd take a plain ol' regular extra down as well. provided i could use it after 4th down. |
|# June 26th, 2010 9:42 AM themandownthehall|
|Yeah, speaking as a soccer coach, ref and player I would gladly take the extra down. Could have used it against Purdue last season when I had tickets to the big house for the first time since my dad passed.
Soccer will never be taken seriously as long as long as grown men drop and cry like babies every time they're not touched. When some dude gets barely touched in the chest and flops grabbing his face, it makes the game a joke. It's pathetic and the most used point against soccer in the comments of articles.