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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..
1st-Feb-2007 03:14 am (UTC)
I agree with a lot of this. Although I have come to really love American football a lot, my friends and I used to think it was SO DULL. I mean really, all of the stopping and starting and penalties and two yard rushes drove me crazy. But when I moved to a football-crazed area, I took the time to learn and love it.

Now, I don't really understand a lot in soccer. I understand enough to go cheer on my girls at school when they play, but all of the different flags and corner kicks and rules confuse me. It's not that I don't WANT to learn the rules.. it's that I already follow so many sports that I don't see the necessity in understanding soccer/football. Very short attention span I have. We also have nothing vested in the sport.

More two cents from me.
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