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Old 09-07-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/b...n-ratings.html

All right , so I found the website , that says that the viewership of the national team of the United States in the world cup did much better than NBA finals , world series or NHL play-offs . It seems that it lost only to NFL .

It seems to me that americans actually care much more about soccer during the world cups .
Well, until we lose to someone such as Cameroon.

But even then, I would offer that the interest is casual, not the result of some deep affinity for the sport.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Preussen
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Well, until we lose to someone such as Cameroon.
Or get to the 3rd place like in 1930 .
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The south Produces the best talent in both Football and Basketball. Golf, Nascar, are those really sports?
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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One of the weird things about soccer in the US is that it is clearly the fifth biggest sport in the country, but US vs Mexico in soccer is probably one of the countries biggest international sports rivalries. It is because American football and baseball don't have big international tournaments and the US was dominant in basketball for a long time. Hockey, which is the number four sport, has the other big international rivalry (US vs Russia).
US vs Russia, a big rivalry? No. Maybe thirty+ years ago during the the cold war era. I would say that the US/Canada rivalry is much bigger now.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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At least in my experience Baseball is everyone's second favorite sport. There are Hockey People, Basketball people, and Football people but most of them have baseball as #2. Especially the former 2 are pretty exclusive groups.
Interesting. My experience is quite different in that it is nobody's second favorite. There are a small minority of people that like baseball, but they like it a lot. It is overwhelmingly their number one favorite. However, for the majority of people baseball is a third or fourth choice at best. IMO.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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Not even remotely close. Of the top 50 most televised sporting events in the US for 2016, only two (#37 and #50) were soccer matches and both involved Copa America matches which most likely revolved mostly around the US Hispanic population. The remaining were overwhelmingly pro football, then pro basketball, college football, world series (baseball), pro golf and other miscellaneous events like women's gymnastics.

https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/pho...ts-2016-so-far
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They didn't play the World Cup in 2016 so it would be difficult for it to be on the list.
The 2015 World Cup USA vs Portugal garnered 26.5 million viewers in the US which about equates to 12th place on the list, next to the FBS National Championship in College Football.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The south Produces the best talent in both Football and Basketball. Golf, Nascar, are those really sports?
The South produces the most talent in Football, not basketball. That easily goes to the Northeast plus Chicago.

American Football is number one in this country. How long that will last is anybody's guess. Especially with the CTE thing coming out and the fact that many parents are stopping their children from playing the game. Basketball is two in some sports and baseball is two in others. Hockey and Soccer/World Football is tied for 4th. When you watch MLS, you are just meh to the game. When you watch EPL, La Liga, Series A, or the Bundesliga, you start to really love and appreciate the sport. Soccer is a great great sport and actually, when you learn to watch the game instead of just ball, a great sport to watch on TV. Much better than baseball on TV IMO.
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:18 PM
 
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The 2015 World Cup USA vs Portugal garnered 26.5 million viewers in the US which about equates to 12th place on the list, next to the FBS National Championship in College Football.
And then everybody forgot about it the next day.
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:26 PM
 
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Does handball even exist in the US ? It's pretty popular in many european countries and fun to watch .

And how is it with volleyball ? The US is powerhouse in that sport , yet I don't think that many people watch it over there .
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The South produces the most talent in Football, not basketball. That easily goes to the Northeast plus Chicago.

American Football is number one in this country. How long that will last is anybody's guess. Especially with the CTE thing coming out and the fact that many parents are stopping their children from playing the game. Basketball is two in some sports and baseball is two in others. Hockey and Soccer/World Football is tied for 4th. When you watch MLS, you are just meh to the game. When you watch EPL, La Liga, Series A, or the Bundesliga, you start to really love and appreciate the sport. Soccer is a great great sport and actually, when you learn to watch the game instead of just ball, a great sport to watch on TV. Much better than baseball on TV IMO.
The south takes basketball easily. LA and Chicago definitely, but not the Northeast.

We can use last year as an example: all of the NBA MVP candidates were from LA. James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Kwahi Leonard are all LA natives. KD, and Steph are from the south, the GOAT MJ is from the south. The Knicks' best player is from the south.
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