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12th-Jan-2007 04:27 pm
wibble rupert
So, in light of Beckham's £50 a minute transfer to LA Galaxy, I've just been reading this article on Yahoo, and I'm actually quite suprised at how Americans seem to view football (or "soccer").

"..the reason America hasn't taken to the so-called "beautiful game" is not a lack of sophistication, but a wealth of superior and noisier entertainment options. Americans know enough about soccer to consider it the "boring game.."

WHAT?! So for football to be good it's not about talent, it's all about the fireworks and fights?! Maybe we should stage wrestling as half-time entertainment or something. I'm glad I live in a country that really loves football and appreciates the skills and talent needed instead of just wishing it was more like a soap opera.

"Athletic excellence is all well and good, but it pales in comparison to colorful characters, rich rivalries, wild feuds and other assorted mayhem."

That is truly ridiculous..
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31st-Jan-2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
It's true that sports in the US are all owned by big media companies, so really it all boils down to having the most fireworks and biggest "show", it's not much about the real talent. Hence why Beckham is being paid so much to go to LA, it's all about the media attention than his actual football ability.

And American football is very stupid. It's like a wimpy version of Rugby with all the pads and helmets.
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