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2012-05-18 09:26:40 PM
Soccer doesn't appeal to the US because it's so low scoring and tedious to watch. An NHL game has about +/- 60 shots on goal with bone crushing hits, fights, and way more speed. NFL has huge men fighting for turf and violent hits. If soccer got rid of at least the onside penalty it might make it more interesting/higher scoring. Not to mention the grass diving, it makes the players look like PUSSIES compared to other professional sports players.
 
2012-05-18 10:27:35 PM

laid back w/bud light: Soccer doesn't appeal to the US because it's so low scoring and tedious to watch. An NHL game has about +/- 60 shots on goal with bone crushing hits, fights, and way more speed. NFL has huge men fighting for turf and violent hits. If soccer got rid of at least the onside penalty it might make it more interesting/higher scoring. Not to mention the grass diving, it makes the players look like PUSSIES compared to other professional sports players.


6/10. A fairly passionless troll. Try harder next time.
 
2012-05-18 10:43:30 PM

darwinoid: 6/10. A fairly passionless troll. Try harder next time.


he be trollin the truth. soccer is boring.
 
2012-05-18 11:03:54 PM

Forgot_my_password_again: darwinoid: 6/10. A fairly passionless troll. Try harder next time.

he be trollin the truth. soccer is boring.


I'm sure the rest of the world shares your opinion.
 
2012-05-18 11:40:19 PM

laid back w/bud light: Soccer doesn't appeal to the US because it's so low scoring and tedious to watch. An NHL game has about +/- 60 shots on goal with bone crushing hits, fights, and way more speed. NFL has huge men fighting for turf and violent hits. If soccer got rid of at least the onside penalty it might make it more interesting/higher scoring. Not to mention the grass diving, it makes the players look like PUSSIES compared to other professional sports players.


a lot of the athletes in theUS are not fit enough to play a 90 plus minute sport like football, or that s word they use.
GO CHELSEA!
 
2012-05-18 11:53:12 PM

darwinoid: Forgot_my_password_again: darwinoid: 6/10. A fairly passionless troll. Try harder next time.

he be trollin the truth. soccer is boring.

I'm sure the rest of the world shares your opinion.


It was forced on most of the world by europe during the colonial period as a way of controlling the population by boring the masses into submission. So soccer is not only boring it's racist.

I thank god every football season for our revolution.
 
2012-05-19 12:23:53 AM
Forgot_my_password_again:

I thank god every football season for our revolution.

Yup, without 1776 we wouldn't have that revolutionary football game that derived from rugby and soccer. I'm sure the world rejoices daily.

Look, just because *you* and some of your countrymen find it boring, doesn't mean it is. So wander on over to an NFL thread and knock yourself out.

/ hockey fan
// who appreciates soccer
/// but doesn't appreciate arrogant douches who think that what they like is what is best.
 
2012-05-19 12:32:34 AM
I'm sorry but I agree... soccer bores me to tears... it takes me 4 years to muster enough interest to watch the world cup... if it were more often, I'd get bored of it even more.
 
2012-05-19 12:36:58 AM
They need to partner with the MLS and give the larger clubs a women's team to create a WMLS that shares resources and venues with the MLS team. They can play their games before the MLS games and make the ticket for both games. That would probably draw way more than the WPS did.

Isn't that how they do it Europe, where the football clubs have a junior academy team and a women's team and a men's team?
 
2012-05-19 05:50:32 AM

Dinobot: I'm sorry but I agree... soccer bores me to tears... it takes me 4 years to muster enough interest to watch the world cup... if it were more often, I'd get bored of it even more.


I was a fan of the NFL many years ago. The draft is kinda cool. But as a non-American it is boring as shiat to watch. The last time I tried to watch an NFL game about 90% of the TV coverage was ad breaks.

"We'll be back after a word from our sponsors". Again?! Holy fark, didn't you go to ads one farking minute ago when that one guy ran really fast and scored a touchdown?! Really?!

As far as women's sports go, I think direct comparisons inevitably bring up the fact that female athletes just aren't as good. The way that women's sports succeed is by showing something different. eg Women's tennis is a completely different sport than men's tennis, and I actually prefer it over the serving contest that is men's tennis.

I could never care about the female version of Le Tour, for example (and I also struggle somewhat to care about the doping-fest that the modern male Tour de France has become). When you're looking for the best of the best, female sports will always suffer by comparison.

Netball is a farking great women's sport. I'd reckon that about 3 of the top 10 sporting events I've watched were netball games between Australia and New Zealand. No quarter is asked by either side, and certainly none is given. I can't even recall a time when I've seen one side get more than two or three points ahead of the other.
 
2012-05-19 06:49:44 AM
The approach to this is all wrong. Don't set up leagues in the traditional sense. Pick the top 10 (or however many) best cities for soccer, and focus only on those markets. But, here's the catch: don't play games in every city every week. Have soccer festivals one city at a time. Market the hell out of that city, and have games and events for 3 days at the stadium/ venues.

If you cannot sustain a league, and league 1 (after the HUGE world cup victory) and league 2 have now failed, then change the approach.

Find 120 of the best women's soccer players. Divide them into 6 teams. Have them play each other over the course of 3 days - two games per team, and then move on to the next city in two weeks.

Make it more of a moving festival of women's soccer than a league. If after a few years you've got a following, then set up a couple of permanent camps, or visit the same cities more than once in a "season."
 
2012-05-19 08:24:12 AM

Bronzed War God: The approach to this is all wrong. Don't set up leagues in the traditional sense. Pick the top 10 (or however many) best cities for soccer, and focus only on those markets. But, here's the catch: don't play games in every city every week. Have soccer festivals one city at a time. Market the hell out of that city, and have games and events for 3 days at the stadium/ venues.

If you cannot sustain a league, and league 1 (after the HUGE world cup victory) and league 2 have now failed, then change the approach.

Find 120 of the best women's soccer players. Divide them into 6 teams. Have them play each other over the course of 3 days - two games per team, and then move on to the next city in two weeks.

Make it more of a moving festival of women's soccer than a league. If after a few years you've got a following, then set up a couple of permanent camps, or visit the same cities more than once in a "season."


Isn't this the beach volleyball approach?
 
2012-05-19 11:33:42 AM
This is a bullshiat headline. There was no fan this time.
 
2012-05-19 01:49:33 PM
There's never ever been a soccer thread started by a non-soccer person that doesn't use the exact same lame headline.
 
2012-05-19 02:40:09 PM

Bronzed War God: The approach to this is all wrong. Don't set up leagues in the traditional sense. Pick the top 10 (or however many) best cities for soccer, and focus only on those markets. But, here's the catch: don't play games in every city every week. Have soccer festivals one city at a time. Market the hell out of that city, and have games and events for 3 days at the stadium/ venues.

If you cannot sustain a league, and league 1 (after the HUGE world cup victory) and league 2 have now failed, then change the approach.

Find 120 of the best women's soccer players. Divide them into 6 teams. Have them play each other over the course of 3 days - two games per team, and then move on to the next city in two weeks.

Make it more of a moving festival of women's soccer than a league. If after a few years you've got a following, then set up a couple of permanent camps, or visit the same cities more than once in a "season."


You certainly could do all of that but you would still be trying to sell soccer (women's no less) to Americans. Soccer sucks. It is a game that kids play during recess. We don't go nuts over watching people run marathons, so why the fark would we care if they also happen to be kicking a ball during their exercise? Make it full contact and have the women play in bikinis and we can talk.
 
2012-05-19 03:00:28 PM

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2012-05-21 11:10:11 AM

laid back w/bud light: Soccer doesn't appeal to the US because it's so low scoring and tedious to watch. An NHL game has about +/- 60 shots on goal with bone crushing hits, fights, and way more speed. NFL has huge men fighting for turf and violent hits. If soccer got rid of at least the onside penalty it might make it more interesting/higher scoring. Not to mention the grass diving, it makes the players look like PUSSIES compared to other professional sports players.


Then explain how people can sit through a baseball game. I agree that soccer is boring though.
 
2012-05-21 06:42:01 PM
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Beer, home runs, stolen bases, beer, double plays, hit batters, beer, hating the opposition, in the park hr's, strikeouts, managers going face to face with umps, catching a foul ball, hot chicks, beer, and beer.

Soccer has endless passing at midfield, throw-ins every minute or two, corner kicks, the goalie kicking the ball 3/4 of the length of the field only to be headed by the other team and going the opposite direction, a goal the size of a double garage, but still have 0-0 ties. And mullets and effeminate looking men. I could think of more,but I figure you probably get the guist of my opinion.
 
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