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Old 01-08-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Are you serious? Im surprised when I actually meet an American that likes soccer. Im stoked about the World Cup this summer, but many Americans could care less. I think of soccer as more of a European/South American sport. When I think American sports I think baseball, football, and basketball. Soccer is not a top sport in this country. Many say its boring. I only watch soccer when its time for the qualifying matches and the World Cup.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Many call soccer boring yet they watch baseball. This alone is proof that it's 100% cultural bias. That view will die off with old rednecks that harbor such views.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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That view will die off with old rednecks that harbor such views.
I'm not so sure. There are many under 40 who harbor similar views.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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Soccer IS an American sport, because everywhere else it is called FOOTBALL, or futbol.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Soccer IS an American sport, because everywhere else it is called FOOTBALL, or futbol.
What about Canada and Australia, which already have their brand of football?
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Soccer IS an American sport, because everywhere else it is called FOOTBALL, or futbol.
This has been disproved many times. It's [at least] sometimes called "soccer" in practically the entire Anglosphere, including England.

P.S. You're not clever.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Soccer IS an American sport, because everywhere else it is called FOOTBALL, or futbol.
There are other countries that use soccer. For example, Ireland uses soccer because football is used to describe Gaelic Football.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Soccer is boring to watch, baseball is boring to watch, basketball boring, golf boring, football love it. Soccer is/was my favorite sport to play as a kid though. I still miss it. I dont think soccer will ever become big in the states though.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:25 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I had no idea this thread was still goin'....


Anyway, I noticed something about certain soccer fans..... some of them are really, REALLY sensitive about this subject. As if, people who don't like soccer or care about soccer are idiots or something.

I said, "it's just soccer", and a couple of them jumped all over me, mentioning how it's the biggest sport in the world, it's the most popular sport in the world, and the World Cup is so much bigger than the Super Bowl.... well, it's not that I don't know any of that..... it's just that I don't care.
Sorry, but I just don't see soccer the way the rest of the world does. And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on that.


Now EVERY sport has "those fanatics" that can't stand hearing how someone doesn't like their sport, but this is just soccer we're talkin' about. If you are a hardcore soccer fan, please don't get offended when the Super Bowl champion is known as world champion or care more about that game than the entire world cup. It's just a name, it's just a game. That's all.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Anyway, I noticed something about certain soccer fans..... some of them are really, REALLY sensitive about this subject. As if, people who don't like soccer or care about soccer are idiots or something.
They are called Europeans.
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