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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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The problem is the same 20,000 fans that go to all the games... are the only fans there are. Cheap season tix my friend.....its not rocket science to figure that out..
Can you name what the cost is of season tickets at any single MLS stadium for a particular section? They are not near as cheap as you think they are. Our most expensive section at Livestrong Sporting Park currently has a waiting list of several hundred people and it cost up near $2000 a season to sit there.

 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Why? Because I speak a fact? The diving is ridiculous....
Saying something is ridiculous is a statement of opinion, not a fact. Did you know the NFL just released a statement to their players about faking injuries because it has become a problem in the league? Players in all sports will do things that will help them get an advantage.

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Is it ESPN who has the rights to TV? I dont even know. If it is ESPN then they are gonna market the CRAP out of it and thats why it seems more people are watching. When ESPN had hockey they showed it all the time. When they lost the rights the game didnt even exist in their eyes. They barely showed highlights the first year aftyer they lost it, it was comical./
ESPN/ABC, CBS, FOX, Telefutura, Galavision all have national TV contracts with MLS. Then, every MLS team has a local TV contract and some have two local TV contracts for an English and Spanish broadcast of the games.

Have you noticed that FOX is now showing English Premier League games before or after NFL games on Sunday? They wouldnt be doing that if someone werent watching.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Number 2 sport? Not in this lifetime... I can see it tying for number 4 with hockey...Two sports with a small but zealous cult type following...

Lacrosse has a cult following. Rugby has a cult following. Aussie rules has a cult following.

Two of the world's most popular sports in soccer and hockey are way beyond cult following, even in the U.S. The MLS would not be able to charge 100 million for the next expansion franchise if it only had a cult following.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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good gravy - i don't know what is more insane - the fact that I just used good gravy in the course of conversation (virtual or otherwise) or that a thread that was started by what was seemingly a pretty obvious troll post is up to 13 pages
 
Old 10-07-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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[quote=RjRobb2;21189399]Saying something is ridiculous is a statement of opinion, not a fact. Did you know the NFL just released a statement to their players about faking injuries because it has become a problem in the league? Players in all sports will do things that will help them get an advantage.



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Yes..the NFL had a small problem with teams slowing down the no huddle..thats OVER. Soccer will continue the absurdity as its part of the game unfortunately.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Lacrosse has a cult following. Rugby has a cult following. Aussie rules has a cult following.

Two of the world's most popular sports in soccer and hockey are way beyond cult following, even in the U.S. The MLS would not be able to charge 100 million for the next expansion franchise if it only had a cult following.
I guess.. I just wish I could meet ONE person who gives a rats ass about the MLS..... I mean that. Just one. Its just weird.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Maybe if you had friends that would be possible =)
 
Old 10-07-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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[quote=BrianH;21193162]Maybe if you had friends that would be possible =)[/QUOTE


But it weird, the only soccer fans I ever met were people who were born in Europe and moved here..its okay, I'll keep looking..I'm sure if I talk to 500 people 1 or 2 might be able to tell me what MLS stands for...
 
Old 10-07-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Come on, a guy as expericned in trolling like you can do better than that.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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I guess.. I just wish I could meet ONE person who gives a rats ass about the MLS..... I mean that. Just one. Its just weird.

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