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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    boring game, have never watched one and never will. BORING


    If you have never watched a game, how can you say if it is boring or not?

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Were they using bats ?

    If not I wouldn't have enjoyed it.


    Not unless you consider their feet and legs as bats...

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Gee, maybe you would have enjoyed watching the American team beat Ghana today...duh!
    Missed the game. Pissed at the result.
    I had the Black Stars picked as a dark horse in the World Cup. Looking at the match stats, I'd say the US pulled one out of the fire. Good for them- that's just the kind of thing that pushes a team ahead in a tournament.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Missed the game. Pissed at the result.
    I had the Black Stars picked as a dark horse in the World Cup. Looking at the match stats, I'd say the US pulled one out of the fire. Good for them- that's just the kind of thing that pushes a team ahead in a tournament.


    They looked totally wiped out at the end, but they won...

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Show a hockey game against a football game, or baseball or basketball.

    Same same

    Soccer is growing, fact. Americans are watching, fact.

    Deal with it.
    Well, Americans watch the World Cup every four years until the United States is eliminated, which is usually quickly, but that's about it. I think FIFA is terrible but I like soccer well enough. I'm in the minority and actually watch soccer somewhat regularly. As someone who watches soccer somewhat regularly I'm not even sure if MLS games are even televised. That probably tells you a lot about the popularity of the sport right there. I think yesterday gives the Americans a real short to get out of group play but, if they don't, coverage of the World Cup will drop drastically and overall coverage of soccer will drop to basically nothing once the tournament is over.

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    Well, Americans watch the World Cup every four years until the United States is eliminated, which is usually quickly, but that's about it. I think FIFA is terrible but I like soccer well enough. I'm in the minority and actually watch soccer somewhat regularly. As someone who watches soccer somewhat regularly I'm not even sure if MLS games are even televised. That probably tells you a lot about the popularity of the sport right there. I think yesterday gives the Americans a real short to get out of group play but, if they don't, coverage of the World Cup will drop drastically and overall coverage of soccer will drop to basically nothing once the tournament is over.
    MLS are televised nationally on ESPN, ABC, Fox Soccer and Univision. They just signed a new long term contract with ABC/ESPN, the ratings are doing well. As I stated earlier in the thread, MLS now has higher average attendance than NHL and NBA. NBC shows Premier league games on the weekend, and the ratings have increased year over year and are doing well.

    The WC ratings have been very high this year before the US game, they will be high after the US is knocked out, I enjoy watching all of the games, so do all the soccer fans. The sport is popular in the US, you just don't realize it.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    MLS are televised nationally on ESPN, ABC, Fox Soccer and Univision. They just signed a new long term contract with ABC/ESPN, the ratings are doing well. As I stated earlier in the thread, MLS now has higher average attendance than NHL and NBA. NBC shows Premier league games on the weekend, and the ratings have increased year over year and are doing well.

    The WC ratings have been very high this year before the US game, they will be high after the US is knocked out, I enjoy watching all of the games, so do all the soccer fans. The sport is popular in the US, you just don't realize it.
    Again, I like soccer well enough. You and Higgins are behaving as though saying anything remotely negative about the sport is akin to wishing everyone who has ever kicked a soccer ball die of AIDs. No one is saying anything especially negative about the sport. With that said, the sport is not popular. Ratings may be growing but that's mostly because they started from nothing. MLS is nowhere near on par with the Big Four. It's not even close.

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Soccer: Official Sport of Terrorism | National Review Online

    The National Review continues to prove itself to be the National Embarrassment.
    Pretty much on the mark to me.
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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    If you have never watched a game, how can you say if it is boring or not?
    Speaking for myself I have tried to watch a game but I always fall asleep.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Do you intend to watch the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Pretty much on the mark to me.
    Yeah.

    I can't even begin to see what Kobie's argument against that specific article is, outside of partisan views on The National Review in general.

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