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Old 11-07-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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I finally realize why..... No commercials!
Americans need to watch a sport where they can get up and get something to eat every ten minutes.
They need to be told what to buy or what to wear!
This society will never get on board with a sport that does not have commercials.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I disagree. You can get up and get something to eat at anytime during a soccer match because, chances are, you won't miss much.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Seriously jaypee, if that's your opinion of football then why take the time to post on the football forum?? Thats like me posting on the American football forum, I don't because I know nothing about it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Well it is about time weve had the same mindless discussion again!
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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Well it is about time weve had the same mindless discussion again!
I guess I missed the party last time, do tell!
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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I finally realize why..... No commercials!
Americans need to watch a sport where they can get up and get something to eat every ten minutes.
They need to be told what to buy or what to wear!
This society will never get on board with a sport that does not have commercials.
Every sport has advertisements mixed in in some way. The European football teams have shirt sponsors and LED billboards that are visible throughout the game. Ever see some South American club shirts? Ads all over it. The reasons are obvious, in lieu of showing commercials during the game, sans halftime, the revenue needs to be made up someway.

Soccer will probably never crack the top 3 in this country in my opinion because the game was never a strong contender dating back generations. Kids have grown up watching American Football, baseball, basketball and hockey (depending on where you live) and their parents and grandparents did the same. I grew up playing soccer but never took a big interest in the MLS when it first began and still have a very small interest right now. I love European soccer and avidly watch it over the MLS. Growing up I would play a soccer game on the weekends and always tune into the NFL games, or a baseball, basketball and hockey games.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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NHL is the #4 in "Big 4 Sports" in the US. However, the NHL has a crappy TV contract and not an incredibly strong national following in the United States. The League is a joke and is shooting itself in the foot. The popularity of soccer in the US could easily overtake the hockey/NHL in the next five years. Baseball popularity is kind of weird...nobody really watches it on TV unless your team is in the playoffs (and maybe only then if you are a Yankees or Red Sox fan), but people love to go to games because of the experience. However, I still see its popularity waning as the national attention span gets shorter and shorter. NBA is getting more exciting by the season, and I project will become #2 because of the star power, amazing athleticism, the rivalries, the excitement of the playoffs, etc. So I see soccer/MLS has an at-best ceiling of sport #3, but will more likely settle at #4.

But what's most important is that the league stays exciting for the fans and is profitable. As long as that occurs, who cares how high up the list it is?
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I guess I missed the party last time, do tell!
You can check the locked threads, pretty soon it will evolve into bickering then NFL fans come in here to call us ******* and then it will get locked.

Im not getting at you though, they are fair conversations IMHO but trolls will be trolls ...
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:42 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I finally realize why..... No commercials!
Americans need to watch a sport where they can get up and get something to eat every ten minutes.
They need to be told what to buy or what to wear!
This society will never get on board with a sport that does not have commercials.


No offense, but what you "finally realize" is something that's already been beaten to death MILLIONS of times over...
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I am pretty sure this exact same thread was posted before.
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