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Old 06-23-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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You cant build a fascination around Landon Donovan though.....cant happen.
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LOL LOL easy group eh?

2 matches
2 points
USA wins group after a Landon Donovan goal. Didn't you also say in another thread that the U.S. would go 3-and-out in the World Cup? Boy, your predictions SUCK!

U-S-A!
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:31 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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AHAHAA! (at above pic)

More to the point, one non US guy summed it up pretty well. There is decent buzz and interest but ESPN network execs are thanking the lucky stars that US won. Cause despite growing interest overall, without US matches, ratings drop by AT LEAST a third in regular morning slots.

Still going by TV ratings, there is decent interest even in non US matches, highest rated matches fare well in overall cable rankings and most matches are outdrawing national baseball games and match saturday college football (non prime time) numbers from what I remember.

There is good buzz on the local news in DC and Philly, DC because it's so international (lotta my friends are really into the cup), Philly prolly just cause the city is so hardcore into sports (they recently got a professional franchise). I'd say most buzz is among the affluent urban residents (particularly in Northeast, parts of urban midwest and West coast) and internationals.

Overall, modest (compared to MLB) but solid interest. Soccer is doing ok here and is growing.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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AHAHAA! (at above pic)

More to the point, one non US guy summed it up pretty well. There is decent buzz and interest but ESPN network execs are thanking the lucky stars that US won. Cause despite growing interest overall, without US matches, ratings drop by AT LEAST a third in regular morning slots.

Still going by TV ratings, there is decent interest even in non US matches, highest rated matches fare well in overall cable rankings and most matches are outdrawing national baseball games and match saturday college football (non prime time) numbers from what I remember.

There is good buzz on the local news in DC and Philly, DC because it's so international (lotta my friends are really into the cup), Philly prolly just cause the city is so hardcore into sports (they recently got a professional franchise). I'd say most buzz is among the affluent urban residents (particularly in Northeast, parts of urban midwest and West coast) and internationals.

Overall, modest (compared to MLB) but solid interest. Soccer is doing ok here and is growing.
I'd be interested to find out how much streaming online is going on on ESPN3, since a lot of people I know are "working" at the time of the matches.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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LOL LOL easy group eh?

2 matches
2 points
Wrong again!! Group C winners... YEAH!

USA..USA..USA!
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Wrong again!! Group C winners... YEAH!

USA..USA..USA!

That was a great result.

But, it was also a really exciting game to watch. Congratulations to both teams for a great and pretty clean game. And, even despite the wrong offside call for our goal, I though the ref was pretty good.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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That was a great result.

But, it was also a really exciting game to watch. Congratulations to both teams for a great and pretty clean game. And, even despite the wrong offside call for our goal, I though the ref was pretty good.
I was all gloomy thinking England and Slovenia would go through, and then bam! Yahooooo!
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I've been watching the world cup since 94 when it was held in NY/NJ, I was 14 at that time, so I've been following the WC more then half my life. This has been by far the worse WC in my opinion, there have been no real good story lines, no cinderella team to get behind, no team everyone loves to root against, and the lack of goal scoring has made it painfully boring to watch. That said there is a lot of games left to be played and things can change.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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I definitely watch the sport that the entire world identifies with.
Anything less would be a bit narrow-minded.
I also love discovering sports that I might otherwise be unfamiliar with. Watched some Australian Rules Football the other day.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I definitely watch the sport that the entire world identifies with.
Anything less would be a bit narrow-minded.
I also love discovering sports that I might otherwise be unfamiliar with. Watched some Australian Rules Football the other day.


Go the Demons!
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