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Old 07-09-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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What are you basing this on?
Well like your statement, it is an opinion. My own opinion. It seems like support for soccer is pretty strong here. Maybe I am wrong. Look at all the US news about the Germany and Brazil game.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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The die hards will always watch soccer regardless of the time of year. World Cup, MLS and other leagues for sure. For the casual fan, which seems to be the majority in Texas, soccer has no weight here. Texas has their roots deep in football. Friday night lights, college, and the NFL are extremely prevalent here and will continue to be in the future. Think about it...what do you see more of around town. Cowboys/Texans gear or Scorpions gear? The only 2 reasons the Germany game made headlines was because it was the semifinals and the score of that match. The country's intrigue about soccer dwindled when the US lost to Belgium. The only ones who are most likely still interested in these matches are the die hard soccer fans and Vegas. Oh, and the OP who thinks we should be playing soccer video games and not interacting with society unless it is about soccer.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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The only 2 reasons the Germany game made headlines was because it was the semifinals and the score of that match. The country's intrigue about soccer dwindled when the US lost to Belgium. The only ones who are most likely still interested in these matches are the die hard soccer fans and Vegas. Oh, and the OP who thinks we should be playing soccer video games and not interacting with society unless it is about soccer.
My Facebook feed has been constant with WC updates from locals, and tons of locals are watching the matches live. These are people who are also dedicated Spurs fans, and some Cowboys fans. So fandom need not be mutually exclusive.

and the NYT page devoted to World Cup 2014 is still quite active.

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Old 07-09-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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its official, Germany vs Argentina for the Championship this sunday. let's all make the day like Super Sunday and NBA finals night. bring friends over, set up the bbq pit, bring your snacks. pass the world to friends and family.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Brentwood
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its official, Germany vs Argentina for the Championship this sunday. let's all make the day like Super Sunday and NBA finals night. bring friends over, set up the bbq pit, bring your snacks. pass the world to friends and family.
No thanks. I am afraid all my friends would be inspired to start flopping around on the floor if I ask them to pass the chips or something harmless like that.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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No thanks. I am afraid all my friends would be inspired to start flopping around on the floor if I ask them to pass the chips or something harmless like that.
LOL, you obviously haven't been watching, but I don't blame you for saying that, it's the typical response from people who are afraid of the sport in this country.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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LOL, you obviously haven't been watching, but I don't blame you for saying that, it's the typical response from people who are afraid of the sport in this country.
Or he saw this Exaggerated Soccer Injuries Look Ridiculous Off the Field

No one loves the sport more than I, but the diving is out of control. I know drawing a foul is a tactical move, but it's one element of the game I just don't like.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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No thanks. I am afraid all my friends would be inspired to start flopping around on the floor if I ask them to pass the chips or something harmless like that.
I am torn between BBQ and going to the pub. Interest here hasnt dwindled a whole lot since the US got out, many still watch and have been going to bars.

If theyre NFL fans why would they start now ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8-JYSXDp9k
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Just remember everyone. No socializing or listening to techno music on Sunday. Wake up, talk only about soccer, you might be able to snack on some soccer-related items, and remeber to play those video games! But seriously, perhaps they need to fine players like the NBA does. They get fined for every flop they do. Usually when these primadonnas get hit in the pocketbook they wake up. Usually is used loosely there.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Just remember everyone. No socializing or listening to techno music on Sunday. Wake up, talk only about soccer, you might be able to snack on some soccer-related items, and remeber to play those video games! But seriously, perhaps they need to fine players like the NBA does. They get fined for every flop they do. Usually when these primadonnas get hit in the pocketbook they wake up. Usually is used loosely there.
FIFA wont fine, but some leagues already do. FIFA is an OLD organisation based on corrupt people running it. Does NFL fine people for dives ? Cheating is a bad part of every sport, to deny its in whatever X sport is your favourite is blind.
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