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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    I have watched soccer several times before. I wanted so bad to enjoy it. Especially since my son enjoyed playing the game and was quite good at it. I went to all the games. I was a soccer dad who supported his son all the way. I watched the international games on TV with him and his friends over at my house too many times to count.

    Now he is grown with kids of his own. I don't think that he even watches the games anymore.

    So, in short, after it is all said and done, I gave soccer the good ol' college try but I still find it to be an incredibility boring game. In fact, it kinda sucks in my opinion.

    Perhaps the NFL has spoiled me. I have my Green Bay Packers. How could soccer possibly compete with that?

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Reading through this thread is amusing to say the least. Nothing makes you more merican than hating that dirty commie sport " soccer". Fact is though its one of the fastest growing sports in America, its now ranked 3rd in average attendances, NBC bought all the rights to English Prem games because of the demand and US world cup games will get over 30 million tv views.

    You don't have to like "Soccer" but I have never understood the blind hate just because. In 20 years time based on the amount of kids playing and the growing Latino population in the US "Soccer" will be one of the biggest sports in the country.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If no why not?
    I don't intend to watch it. I watch the Super Bowl because I have lots of football nuts in my family. I watch basketball once in awhile. But soccer---nah.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I have watched soccer several times before. I wanted so bad to enjoy it. Especially since my son enjoyed playing the game and was quite good at it. I went to all the games. I was a soccer dad who supported his son all the way. I watched the international games on TV with him and his friends over at my house too many times to count.

    Now he is grown with kids of his own. I don't think that he even watches the games anymore.

    So, in short, after it is all said and done, I gave soccer the good ol' college try but I still find it to be an incredibility boring game. In fact, it kinda sucks in my opinion.

    Perhaps the NFL has spoiled me. I have my Green Bay Packers. How could soccer possibly compete with that?
    To me the NFL has grown to be the best sport ever....Soccer would not even be in my top 10.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Reading through this thread is amusing to say the least. Nothing makes you more merican than hating that dirty commie sport " soccer". Fact is though its one of the fastest growing sports in America, its now ranked 3rd in average attendances, NBC bought all the rights to English Prem games because of the demand and US world cup games will get over 30 million tv views.

    You don't have to like "Soccer" but I have never understood the blind hate just because. In 20 years time based on the amount of kids playing and the growing Latino population in the US "Soccer" will be one of the biggest sports in the country.
    None of that pertains my like or dis like....Like manu have said its just boring.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    To me the NFL has grown to be the best sport ever....Soccer would not even be in my top 10.
    Completeley different sports and hard to compare. I love both sports for different reasons.

    Globally however the NFL can't compete with FIFA.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    None of that pertains my like or dis like....Like manu have said its just boring.
    Which is fine I have no problem with anyone thinking its boring. Just don't understand the hatred towards it displayed in this thread and others like it. I don't hate any sport I just like some more than others.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Which is fine I have no problem with anyone thinking its boring. Just don't understand the hatred towards it displayed in this thread and others like it. I don't hate any sport I just like some more than others.
    It doesn't look like anyone here has especially strong feelings against soccer. You just kind of go ape **** anytime someone says something negative about your favorite sport. I don't see why you care so much. Plenty of people find baseball as boring as soccer but it doesn't affect my enjoyment of either.

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    It doesn't look like anyone here has especially strong feelings against soccer. You just kind of go ape **** anytime someone says something negative about your favorite sport. I don't see why you care so much. Plenty of people find baseball as boring as soccer but it doesn't affect my enjoyment of either.
    Oh please I counted at least 4 Nationalistic posts which is what it all comes down to for me. As someone who is married to an American who loves "Soccer" I find such comments inaccurate and absurd.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Which is fine I have no problem with anyone thinking its boring. Just don't understand the hatred towards it displayed in this thread and others like it. I don't hate any sport I just like some more than others.
    There is a big difference from not liking the sport and hating it my friend.
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