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The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:54:59 AM »
Perhaps more popular on the womens side, but they at least have some achievement to back it up...the men are going the other direction...

http://abc7.com/sports/us-mens-soccer-fails-to-qualify-for-world-cup/2517742/

Last place T&T!   ::hysterical::

Did they get a participation trophy?  Poor dears!   ::laughonfloor::

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Re: The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 05:26:39 PM »
Who wants to watch a bunch of grass fairies running around?

Soccer's about as exciting as watching paint dry. If I'm going to watch a boring sport, I'll watch golf. Aren't many overpaid cry babies there. Plus I can appreciate a good shot.
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Re: The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 07:10:33 AM »
Who wants to watch a bunch of grass fairies running around?

Soccer's about as exciting as watching paint dry. If I'm going to watch a boring sport, I'll watch golf. Aren't many overpaid cry babies there. Plus I can appreciate a good shot.

I can relate to golf too Alan...grass fairies not so much!   ::laughonfloor::
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Re: The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 05:38:36 PM »
Reminds me of two of Ann's funniest columns. She put out the bait and WAY too many people jumped on it.

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html
AMERICA'S FAVORITE NATIONAL PASTIME: HATING SOCCER
June 25, 2014

I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay.
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(4) The prospect of either personal humiliation or major injury is required to count as a sport. Most sports are sublimated warfare. As Lady Thatcher reportedly said after Germany had beaten England in some major soccer game: Don't worry. After all, twice in this century we beat them at their national game.

Baseball and basketball present a constant threat of personal disgrace. In hockey, there are three or four fights a game -- and it's not a stroll on beach to be on ice with a puck flying around at 100 miles per hour. After a football game, ambulances carry off the wounded. After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box.
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http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-07-02.html
SOCCER: PART DEUX
July 2, 2014

PARIS -- Soccer fans have decided to prove me wrong about soccer being a fruity sport by spending the last week throwing hissy fits. This, in defense of a "sport" where the losing players cry on camera.

The massive and hysterical response to my jovial sports piece proves how right I was. Nothing explains the uniform, Borg-like caterwauling, but that soccer is a game for beret-wearers. Most of the articles attacking me are verbless strings of obscenities, their subject matter identified only in the title.

Consequently, I've decided to emulate The New York Times, which runs the exact same column, year after year, "Soccer Catches On, Take 27," by re-running mine on how excruciatingly boring soccer is.
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Re: The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 05:41:39 PM »
There is a reason why American soccer stadiums are built with only about a third of the seats of a football stadium.  And they often have problems filling that third. 

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Re: The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 06:33:26 AM »
But undocumented Democrats love that stuff, so...
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Re: The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 02:29:45 PM »
  Libs are pushing it at the school level to get the kids while they're young enough to brain wash. I had that in my town in CT. the mothers were all up in arms about their kids getting hurt playing football so they worked at it to get it banned at the local middle and high school the the only sports available were soccer and track and field for the boys and the girls also had field hockey.

  So if you were raising a baseball player or a football player you had to go to private school or move. I had kids that were not interested too much in sports my daughter got booted off the team because she tossed the trophy away and she was apt to punch the other girls if they did something she didn't like and that was not a good thing which got me a trip to the school.

  And my son was no better than his sister who was by far the worst.
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Re: The myth of Soccer's popularity in America
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 06:54:55 AM »
Heh, I like your daughters response!  ::thumbsup::

This ridiculous non-results oriented candy-assed participation trophy tossing crap can stick it where the sun don't shine!
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