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View Poll Results: Why are you not a loyal soccer fan?
-game is too slow 6 11.11%
-game is low scoring 4 7.41%
-no domestic tradition, too new 1 1.85%
-too difficult to understand 0 0%
-just don't like it 18 33.33%
-no real good domestic teams 6 11.11%
- I AM a loyal fan 19 35.19%
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post #1 of 87 (permalink) Old 07-09-2006, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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POLL: Why are you not a loyal soccer fan?

Well, many of us are baseball, basketball, football, e.t.c., fans but few are soccer fans. Even fewer of us are soccer players.* The 06 World Cup was watched by one billion people and 200 countries!
We would have thought that by now the sport would be more mainstream here in the USA.* However, it seems that there is a long way until the game catches on and we have some loyal fans.
How many of you can even name the pro-soccer team nearest to you?


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Re: POLL: Why are you not a loyal soccer fan?

I say leave soccer for the "third world" to play, and they can have Rugby too!

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Re: POLL: Why are you not a loyal soccer fan?

it will never catch on here.....just like american football and baseball outside of the US.

i think a lot of soccer is just people wanting their country to beat another country....soccer just happens to be the weapon.


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Re: POLL: Why are you not a loyal soccer fan?

just dont like it. it can be slow. (which is why i dont like baseball or golf) plus the damn clock counts up. wtf.

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Re: POLL: Why are you not a loyal soccer fan?

[quote author=knoxindy link=topic=51090.msg812448#msg812448 date=1152502811]
i think a lot of soccer is just people wanting their country to beat another country....soccer just happens to be the weapon.
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People don't form drunken riotous mobs because they like a game....


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[quote author=BRUCE! link=topic=51090.msg812436#msg812436 date=1152502534]
I say leave soccer for the "third world" to play, and they can have Rugby too!
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what a superiorist comment that is.* And who is the 3rd world?* Europe?
Are we not an offspring of europe and its culture?
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[quote author=Maverick9110E link=topic=51090.msg812463#msg812463 date=1152503234]
just dont like it. it can be slow. (which is why i dont like baseball or golf) plus the damn clock counts up. wtf.
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Yes, there is nothing worse than the slowness of baseball.
If it wasn't for the beer and hot dogs, it would totally suck!
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[quote author=knoxindy link=topic=51090.msg812448#msg812448 date=1152502811]
it will never catch on here.....just like american football and baseball outside of the US.

i think a lot of soccer is just people wanting their country to beat another country....soccer just happens to be the weapon.
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Once you get to know soccer you will love it.
It is a sport that unites people from all over the world.
The fan experience in the World Cup is nothing that of any other sport.
Makes superbowl look totally superficial!
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In my eyes, soccer only has the appearance of being a fast paced sport. Pardon the nerdy science reference, but it's a lot like a system at equilibrium... if you look at indivdual parts, you get the appearance of something dynamic and exciting, but when you view the system as a whole, there's not a lot going on. The ball bounces back and forth like crazy, and people are running and jumping and kicking like mad, but actual interesting events are few and far between.



On the other hand, one of the appeals of baseball is the how neatly a game lends itself to analysis. Each player in the game has a very definite role, and their performance can be tracked precisely, and be boiled down into a few key descriptive statistics. Like chess, you can record the details of a game pretty succinctly and recreate it later on. It has a certain mathematical quality to it. Hell, maybe that's why the Japanese like it so much...

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^ Try being spontaneous once in a while. Not everything needs to be mathematical, predictable, and measureable.


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