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Date: 05/29/13 09:48 AM

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  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 9:50 am
    Link: The Truth About Soccer - It had to be said.
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    schuey63 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 9:55 am
    wow June 27th 2010. Is that how up to date IAB is already?
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:09 am
    `twas surprising to see the American football team (It`s not soccer, it`s football) not make it to the WC. Since 2010 they`ve nosedived, and now they`re 29th, behind nations such as Mali, Denmark and, cough, Mexico.

    To be honest, they should do better; they could field half an english premier league side on their own with another half a sides worth of Bundesliga players. Some of the American players are in the top leagues in the world...
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:14 am
    not sure why the USA are so crap at football- they must be able to afford the training.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:15 am
    (It`s not soccer, it`s football)
    Blame the British.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:17 am
    gay and stupid
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:27 am
    Oh poo. I thought they failed to qualify for 2014! lol.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:28 am
    madduck

    "not sure why the USA are so crap at football- they must be able to afford the training."

    Because if you have the kind of athletic ability necessary to play professional football then you go into American football, baseball, or basketball. More money, more notoriety, more opportunities.

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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:37 am
    You can`t hold yer balls but you can kick and head butt them
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:49 am
    The word soccer is a slang term of British origin.

    Each to his own but man soccer is boring. I played it for four years in high school and was pretty good too. I just hated it. But my school was so small it was sort of my civic duty as an athletic individual to play otherwise we`d might have not had 11 to suit up.

    Now get me on a lacrosse field. That`s a fun game.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:59 am
    But HolyGod- there are only so many USA only based teams, with an enormous pool of sporting kids- I would have thought that football would be another opportunity, and one with better travel prospects than the others which someone would exploit.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Actually, it`s a great sport.
    It`s action packed. That`s why it doesn`t catch on in the US, there are no commercial breaks.

    Also, it`s non-violent among the players {faking injuries don`t count}. The fans can be a bit aggressive though.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 11:19 am
    It`s actually the second most played sport in the US, behind Baseball.

    It`s just gotten a bad reputation since the beginning. MLB held it down during the early 1900`s so it wouldn`t compete. NFL did the same thing in the 60`s and 70`s by not sharing stadiums.
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    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 11:55 am
    I don`t care how popular it is, it is THE MOST boring sport in the world.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    a sport is only stupid when you lose.
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    Keyh Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    I can name a few sports that are more boring to watch than soccer:

    Golf
    Racing
    Basketball
    Baseball
    Tennis
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    auburnjunky

    "It`s actually the second most played sport in the US, behind Baseball."

    Yes because it is cheap and easy for kids to play, just like baseball. Just because lots of kids play it doesn`t mean it is popular as a spectator sport. Just look at ESPN. Nascar and people playing poker are obviously more entertaining to most Americans then watching soccer.
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    Saunder Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    I can`t believe that EVERY SINGLE TIME there is something about football (with the foot and ball, not arms and egg) Merikans start bashing it and us Old People start defending it. It`s very simple: The English invented it (as soccer), thus the Americans hate it by definition. Not all of them, only the ignorant ones. Nobody really likes basketball and Merikan Football, but that`s all Merikans really have, right? Wrong, I am now taking of my BS-cap and am already sad that I spend like five minutes on this post. English is hard!
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    One of my professors famously said, "Soccer is a great game...for 4th graders. There`s not a whole ton of action and there`s always the possibility of a tie, so yeah more for the cookies and juice box set."

    Although I do remember seeing a TV special on the hidden groundswell of American soccer fanatics on the periphery of sports culture. Will it grow? only time will tell.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    Watching sports is boring.
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    The crucial thing to remember is that American needs football more than football needs America.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    What`s the score? Still zero!

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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    @Saunder, to be fair I bash ALL sports. ;-)

    No, though I`m not a sports fan (though I do like to here when Pittsburgh teams are doing well), I don`t really bash them. Different strokes for different folks, eh?
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    I am actually quite proud that we stink at soccer.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2013 at 12:54 am
    Keyh

    Golf
    Racing
    Basketball
    Baseball
    Tennis
    ------
    You forgot Cricket
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2013 at 7:13 am
    I feel the same way.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2013 at 9:16 am
    Don`t worry, yankies, I`m from England where the game was invented in 1976 by Sir Jeremy Soccer ball and we`re so crap that we`ll be knocked out soon as well.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2013 at 11:11 am
    Gerry!! You nailed it again!
    And the no commercial breaks... I think that`s why it`s not really caught on here in North America... you have to actually WATCH the game. What American has the attention span for that?
    (Sorry `Muricans... can help poking a little fun at you).
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    Xprez Male 30-39
    676 posts
    May 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    Hate watching golf, but would watch that any day over soccer. Now, Rugby is what soccer should be more like. And no Wendy, we just hate soccer. It`s the gay version of football. I do agree football stole it`s name from soccer though.
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    May 31, 2013 at 1:12 am
    The sentiment "I suck at it, therefore it must be stupid" somehow really resonates with me.... maybe I`m just as childish as the `Muricans??
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    May 31, 2013 at 5:45 am
    Well said.
  32. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2013 at 6:11 am
    Exactly why only `Murican`s kids pay the sport.. it`s stupid as hell.

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