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Why is a boring, unwatchable sport like soccer the most watched TV sport in the world

 
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Why is a boring, unwatchable sport like soccer the most watched TV sport in the world
As a red-blooded patriotic american I hate soccer. Yet I can't ignore that its still the most watched TV sport in the world,while great exciting sports like NFL and MLB aren't. Someone explain to me: how can such a boring, girly, unappealing sport be watched by people overseas and do they actually get excited by such a boring sport...is it because foreigners like being bored? Don't they like excitement like the NFL?
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Do Soccer fans riot out of sheer boredom???
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02/05/2010 11:46 PM
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wait for it, wait for it

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL!
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I agree. I have no idea about the popularity of soccer, but I think it sucks. That being said, you mentioned MLB, which I think is almost as boring. NFL, NBA, now I love those sports. Above everything else, though, I love watching MMA. Can't wait for the Couture/Coleman event tomorrow night.
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because... baseball and basket(-case hahaha) ball is for faggots without stamina???
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I agree. I have no idea about the popularity of soccer, but I think it sucks. That being said, you mentioned MLB, which I think is almost as boring. NFL, NBA, now I love those sports. Above everything else, though, I love watching MMA. Can't wait for the Couture/Coleman event tomorrow night.
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I'll be watching Couture/Coleman tomorrow night,should
be excellent!!..

Who in their right mind would fight Couture??..that guy is scarry!!
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He is a beast, even at his age, the guy is brutal.
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02/05/2010 11:59 PM
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It's just like the thread yesterday. Men are turning gay and women are turning into dykes. Soccer makes a good middle ground. Quit pussifying America. Refuse the urge to let your children play soccer.
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Almost every sport would seem boring to those who do not completely understand the intricate nuances of the game in question. For instance, I could not fathom how anyone could possibly watch golf on TV until I actually started playing the game. Baseball, for instance, is a very slow game and hard to swallow as a spectator sport. However, if you know baseball inside and out, you will be on the edge of your seat on every move, guessing what will happen next and what moves and counter-moves will be made. It is like a chess match. In my opinion, ice hockey is the best spectator sport because it is fun to watch even if you do not know the ins and outs of the sport. If you do happen to know hockey then you just appreciate that much more. In the world of sports, everything is not always as it seems. There is a whole lot of strategy that goes into sports.
Are we there yet?
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Almost every sport would seem boring to those who do not completely understand the intricate nuances of the game in question. For instance, I could not fathom how anyone could possibly watch golf on TV until I actually started playing the game. Baseball, for instance, is a very slow game and hard to swallow as a spectator sport. However, if you know baseball inside and out, you will be on the edge of your seat on every move, guessing what will happen next and what moves and counter-moves will be made. It is like a chess match. In my opinion, ice hockey is the best spectator sport because it is fun to watch even if you do not know the ins and outs of the sport. If you do happen to know hockey then you just appreciate that much more. In the world of sports, everything is not always as it seems. There is a whole lot of strategy that goes into sports.
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You're correct. BTW OPie is a limey troll.
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Y'all frum Texas bo?
Hell it aint nearly as excit'n as watch'n bowl'n on TV
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Good point. Bowling is fun but agonizing to watch unless it's the "Kingpin" movie. Just like golf and baseball.
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YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH !!
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As a red-blooded patriotic american I hate soccer. Yet I can't ignore that its still the most watched TV sport in the world,while great exciting sports like NFL and MLB aren't. Someone explain to me: how can such a boring, girly, unappealing sport be watched by people overseas and do they actually get excited by such a boring sport...is it because foreigners like being bored? Don't they like excitement like the NFL?
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Speed and skill rather than brute strength or brains.
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for the same reasons as boring, unwatchable sports like baseball and football are watched in the US
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Until you have played the game, shut up ...
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bump for the current NFL Troll..
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Extreme alcohol makes mega-slow sports exciting. You can almost keep up with what's going on and still be smoked.
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America is not the entire world, and the rest of the world think differently.

Don't look down on other people's interests just because you can't understand them. What's exciting to you may be exceedingly droll for other people.
Don't talk like you know everything, dammit.

Because I do.
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As a red-blooded patriotic american I hate soccer. Yet I can't ignore that its still the most watched TV sport in the world,while great exciting sports like NFL and MLB aren't. Someone explain to me: how can such a boring, girly, unappealing sport be watched by people overseas and do they actually get excited by such a boring sport...is it because foreigners like being bored? Don't they like excitement like the NFL?
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soccer is better than NFL bullcrap,in the NFL the game is stop,start,stop start,there is no flow

in soccer the game flows the ball is passed around with skill and the game can flow for 30 minutes with out the ref blowing a whistle,this makes soccer far superior(and skillful)


size is not impooratnt in soccer skill is

the NFL is full of roided up freaks
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America is not the entire world, and the rest of the world think differently.

Don't look down on other people's interests just because you can't understand them. What's exciting to you may be exceedingly droll for other people.
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fastest growing sport in America = soccer

American football is a world joke outside thes states
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Because watching a bunch of overweight unfit jocks all dressed up in armor is fun ?

In NFL the play stops every 10 seconds ! maybe because your attention span is very short i dunno, then you have baseball, we call that rounders and most kids give that up over here at the age of 6. Boring as shit.

I would choose Rugby or as socer you faggots put itany day.

This topic shows why the world thinks most Americans are idiots. ( self importance )

I appreciate NFL, you have John Maddens on the sega mega drive to thank for that. But for fuck sake just get on with the fucking game. TOO FUCKING SLOW.

Lets face it, you yankee doodle dandees are not happy unless the score reads 1000 - 1001.
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Could be worse; could be Cricket.

Cricket is the only game I know that makes soccer seem exciting.

Last Edited by Art Deco on 02/09/2010 11:33 AM
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As a red-blooded patriotic american I hate soccer. Yet I can't ignore that its still the most watched TV sport in the world,while great exciting sports like NFL and MLB aren't. Someone explain to me: how can such a boring, girly, unappealing sport be watched by people overseas and do they actually get excited by such a boring sport...is it because foreigners like being bored? Don't they like excitement like the NFL?
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cool story bro.

The thing you don't seem to realize is that being a red-blooded patriotic American has nothing at all to do with sports.

Another thing for you to keep in mind is that all of your NFL or NBA hero's wouldn't last for one half of a soccer game.

Soccer is a game of endurance. The action isn't segmented by 'plays' where each team gets a little breather.
It's non stop.

Your ghetto ball, and hand-egg hero's would be gasping for breath, while clutching their oxygen tanks on the side lines, after 15 minutes of a soccer match.
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Re: Why is a boring, unwatchable sport like soccer the most watched TV sport in the world
As a red-blooded patriotic american I hate soccer. Yet I can't ignore that its still the most watched TV sport in the world,while great exciting sports like NFL and MLB aren't. Someone explain to me: how can such a boring, girly, unappealing sport be watched by people overseas and do they actually get excited by such a boring sport...is it because foreigners like being bored? Don't they like excitement like the NFL?
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NFL, MLB.......exciting.



A bunch of pansies in tight ball bag showing pants throwing and chasing eggs, you call that exciting?

*lol*

And the MLB *lol* exciting? *lol* at school little girls play this and we call it rounders.
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Ghetto ball *lol*

I like it..
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Soccer boring?

Let's see...

Soccer has no commercials or breaks..except a 15 minute half time. What could be better for your brain?


Shin guards are the only padding.


Soccer is a sport where everyone gets a touch on the ball, if you loose it and you don't come back to defend you will get scored on.

If you are a fan, you are one bad pass or one crappy defensive stand from being scored on. All the attacking is gravy.

Defender have several assignments much like a free safety in the NFL. If the don't manage when to sit on a pass or when to anticipate, then it makes for a lackluster game on defense. Your team will get scored on.

Soccer is much more physical than you think. If you go to a decent game, you will find teams defend in two walls of four men.

To score you've got to beat those odds, all the while you are one tackle, kick from loosing the ball.(possession)



One last thing, have you ever tried running at a high speed with a ball? Ever tried to make a cut running in American Football? Imagine doing it with a soccer ball.

Soccer is the thinking man's sport. You have to figure out opponents weakness on your own most of the time. You can't beat opponents by viewing tape. It's a very different game being on the field.
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Soccer is the thinking man's sport.
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It is; you spend all your time thinking, what was I thinking coming to this boring-ass game, when I could have been doing something more constructive, like watching milk curdle.
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difference in cultures.

why cant people like different things without some closed-minded asshole jumping on them for it.?
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difference in cultures.

why cant people like different things without some closed-minded asshole jumping on them for it.?
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It's the GLP way.
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I found if you get real drunk, it speeds up.

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