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"soccer" 
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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13th-Jan-2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Also, someone made me realize another point. Our soccer is HUGELY popular as a youth sport. Nearly nine out of ten kids play soccer at some point in their lives. It's very big in middle school, high school, and kind of big at college. I think it is true, that we just don't have a soccer superstar to help snag the media's attention. And thus, the public's support.
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