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Old 06-11-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Do you think basketball or football could ever have as many fans and excite the world the way soccer does? Maybe in 20 years?
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Not even close to being debatable the answer is:

No

The key word is worldwide. If we are talking 100 years out or something then who knows, but 20 years, no chance.
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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No. It is really ridiculous how so many xenophobic Americans will never realize this.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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If you travel outside the US, you will see how vast the rest of the world is. A big chunk of this vastness are diehard futbol (soccer) fans. All of Latin America, Europe, Africa and somewhat Asia heil futbol as their favorite sport.

Anyone realize how popular Manchester United is? They have hundreds of millions of fans worldwide...one source claimed the team has 300 million fans. ****, that's more than all NFL teams combined.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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If cricket would reform its rules so the games didn't last for days it would have a good chance. It already rules India and is popular in other former British colones. If could just add a hunk of the US or continental Europe it would be close if not over the top.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Table Teenis and WWF
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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If cricket would reform its rules so the games didn't last for days it would have a good chance. It already rules India and is popular in other former British colones. If could just add a hunk of the US or continental Europe it would be close if not over the top.

You've never heard of One Day or Twenty20 cricket? Twenty20 only takes around 3 hours to play and is the most widely popular format.

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Old 06-12-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Kickball (sometimes referred to as football) is an up-and-coming sport and could soon rival soccer in popularity once it gets those lucrative TV/Radio broadcast contracts.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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Lacrosse is gaining popularity right now. I'm pretty sure that in 10 years it will be dominant sport worldwide.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Lacrosse is gaining popularity right now. I'm pretty sure that in 10 years it will be dominant sport worldwide.
I am pretty sure it won't. lol.
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