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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..
31st-Jan-2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
I know not every American thinks like that article, but it annoyed me so I had to write about it, heh. I agree that the US needs their own football star for it to really be appreciated. Maybe Beckham can act as an adopted version of that.. though he is getting on a bit now. They need some young, rising star that can impress America with his whole career. I'll keep my fingers crossed as it's about time that the main sport of the rest of the world is appreciated in the US.
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