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Old 07-16-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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The reason soccer isn't popular in the US is because it's slow and not exciting. I hate soccer but can understand why many do like it. The slow and not exciting aspect is why baseball went from number 1 to number 3 in America. It's still Americas past time but outside of certain die hard markets, it's a game no one cares for.

However, I think what really hurts soccer in America and you may laugh but I think it's the no hands rule. It's slow scoring and not very exciting plus long and then they can't use your hands. Baseball for the most part is a slow scoring game and is drawn out and not very exciting unless it's close towards the end but they use their hands. IDK, maybe I'm just thinking to hard. lol
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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The reason soccer isn't popular in the US is because it's slow and not exciting. I hate soccer but can understand why many do like it. The slow and not exciting aspect is why baseball went from number 1 to number 3 in America. It's still Americas past time but outside of certain die hard markets, it's a game no one cares for.
You have a point, but I don't agree completely.

Is Basketball 10 times as exciting as football?
I guarantee that an average basketball game you see people scoring at least 10 times more often than in football.

In soccer people don't score very often, but 1 score means as much as 20-50 points in basketball, that's why you get such huge celebrations for 1 score.

On television, the excitement of a sport depends almost completely on the narrators (soccer always get crappy ones) and changing cameras constantly (big in baseball).

Imagine watching all sports without narrators and only 1 camera for the whole game. That should tell you which sports are exciting and which ones are not.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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You have a point, but I don't agree completely.

Is Basketball 10 times as exciting as football?
I guarantee that an average basketball game you see people scoring at least 10 times more often than in football.
I agree, basketball is more exciting than football in terms of scoring and it's fast pace. However, football is exciting in its own right because of its strategic nature. If you've ever seen the great George Carlin's humorous but spot on comparison of football and baseball, you'll understand that football is like a war with one side trying to advance and the other side doing their best to stop them.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Austin
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The reason soccer isn't popular in the US is because it's slow and not exciting. I hate soccer but can understand why many do like it. The slow and not exciting aspect is why baseball went from number 1 to number 3 in America. It's still Americas past time but outside of certain die hard markets, it's a game no one cares for.

However, I think what really hurts soccer in America and you may laugh but I think it's the no hands rule. It's slow scoring and not very exciting plus long and then they can't use your hands. Baseball for the most part is a slow scoring game and is drawn out and not very exciting unless it's close towards the end but they use their hands. IDK, maybe I'm just thinking to hard. lol
I don't know. In soccer the action is constant, and hardly stops, like basketball. While Football is very exciting I find the long wait between plays to be kinda boring and lacking in excitement.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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I don't know. In soccer the action is constant, and hardly stops, like basketball. While Football is very exciting I find the long wait between plays to be kinda boring and lacking in excitement.
What people usually mean with "exciting" is that they get to see a lot of scoring (basketball) or the scores are very high (football)

What I find funny, is that people don't seem to realize that a 21-14 football game is the same as a 3-2 soccer game.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Cool SA NFL team

Would you support it, whether it's an expansion or relocation? I believe that it would change the dynamic of the city, more than an MLB or NHL team. There are several possible candidates out there that might relocate (a certain team in N. Florida comes to mind).

Any thoughts?
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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There's already a big thread on this topic. If no one finds it and posts the link in this thread, I'd suggest you find it and post this in there as someone will lock this up or merge it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: AGRESTIC
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Could we get Vick, how big would the tax hike be for the new stadium??
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:44 PM
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San Antonio should get a NFL team

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Old 07-28-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Trust me if an NFL team moved to SA, they would be supported. Even with the Cowgirls obsession around here.
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