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I put Soccer & World Cup in same category as the WNBA
6-16-2014

Posted on 06/16/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles

Feels like this soccer crap is being forced on us on ESPN, etc. Yes, just change the channel but why is there this effort to make believe that Americans love soccer and love the WNBA? They are two artificially created.


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1 posted on 06/16/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

What is soccer?


2 posted on 06/16/2014 2:04:26 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The WNBA is about flopping and acting too?


3 posted on 06/16/2014 2:04:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The WNBA is financed by the NBA and would not be able to support itself on it’s own.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 2:05:26 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

If you don’t like it, don’t bother watching it. I plan to watch as many of the games as possible. Get used to the fact that more Americans are watching soccer now than ever before.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 2:06:23 PM PDT by eekitsagreek
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Why support the MSM propaganda to begin with? Ditch cable/Dish and get a freaking hobby.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 2:06:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

So you are saying, they take money from Donald Sterling, which basically makes them racists?


7 posted on 06/16/2014 2:06:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Umm, don’t watch it? Seems easy.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 2:06:29 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

9 posted on 06/16/2014 2:07:11 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
I put Soccer & World Cup in same category as the WNBA

I think you may then be at least partially gay, seeing Soccer players as scantily clad women.

Perhaps you should seek therapy or a priest or something.

10 posted on 06/16/2014 2:07:57 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

That category is “Boring Crap I’ll Never Watch”


11 posted on 06/16/2014 2:08:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

If I am going to watch the soccer live or expanded soccer reports there are plenty of foreign-foreign language channels carrying that stuff like BBC World or Univision or Galavision(Televisa).

I’ve spent a half hour or so doing so when I feel like it and I’m not being sucked in.

But if the networks in this country can hype soccer and suck us all in to look at it, they can sell ads and make more money.

AND WE ALL NEED TO SUPPORT DISNEY-ESPN AND COMCAST....SARC


12 posted on 06/16/2014 2:08:55 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
You'll like this then:

Soccer - America's Path To Socialism

13 posted on 06/16/2014 2:10:24 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Personally I don’t give a rip about soccer but what are you recommending it its place? Live coverage of Baraq golfing in Palm Springs?


14 posted on 06/16/2014 2:10:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
I think a better analogy between WNBA and soccer is that WNBA is where you get the people least likely to play basketball well to play basketball, and soccer is where you get people to use the least effective part of their bodies to control where a ball is sent.

In both cases you generate a frustrating spectacle for the audience where far more failures occur than successes. And failures not like those in baseball where a well trained pitcher outsmarts a well trained batter 2 out of 3 times, but where someone who can mostly just use his feet is prevented from getting a goal by someone who can use his entire body.

This frustration is most likely what leads to soccer hooliganism.

15 posted on 06/16/2014 2:10:58 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

All sports are artificially created. I don’t think anybody is trying to pretend the WNBA is popular. The World Cup on the other hand consistently got better ratings that the US Open over the weekend, so it’s at least a little popular.


16 posted on 06/16/2014 2:11:16 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: eekitsagreek

They have been saying that for 25 years and it never gets popular.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 2:12:49 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: nascarnation

Past superbowls!


18 posted on 06/16/2014 2:14:50 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I care less about soccer then I do about worms on a fish hook. More globalist BS if you ask me.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 2:16:53 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: nascarnation
Bill Rasmussen, ESPN's fouuder, has some interesting remarks about the before it grabbed the major sporting events. In the early 80s, I recall a number of table tennis tournaments on ESPN.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 2:17:23 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: discostu

All the participation Trophy kids love it. They grew up on it like we did football/baseball/hockey. Brings back memories of free no-score pizza parties and group hugging.


21 posted on 06/16/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Soccer along with bowling, curling, and table tennis for starters.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 2:19:49 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: eekitsagreek

Not true at all. And thank God for that.

img src=”http://www.gallup.com/poll/4735/sports.aspx";;>


23 posted on 06/16/2014 2:19:52 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: nickcarraway
The WNBA is about flopping and acting too?

From the Meryl Streep School of Drama:

24 posted on 06/16/2014 2:20:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Dallas59

It is a boring sport where the players pretend to be struck by the other team. Really, all the major teams practice faking a hit.


25 posted on 06/16/2014 2:20:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Waste of time.....


26 posted on 06/16/2014 2:20:53 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: re_nortex

I remember when they showed the national spelling bee. February was always tortuous until they figured out the NFL has something going all year.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: discostu
I remember when they showed the national spelling bee. February was always tortuous until they figured out the NFL has something going all year.

The national spelling bee was on ESPN like a week or two ago.
28 posted on 06/16/2014 2:24:22 PM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

With a couple of tweaks it could be much more popular in the U.S. - I’m thinking with, like, ring ropes and folding chairs it could out-draw even the WWE. Oh, yeah, and a steel cage they lower over the pitch with ballbats and chainsaws attached to the sides. “Twenty-two men enter, one man leave!” I’d buy tickets.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 2:27:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: caligatrux

Really?! Holy crap, I thought they’d moved on from that.


30 posted on 06/16/2014 2:27:17 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: eekitsagreek

When the United States wins the world cup it will officially be a third world toilet. A country that is good at soccer is horrible at everything else.


31 posted on 06/16/2014 2:27:26 PM PDT by Ajnin (Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.)
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To: Dallas59
The future of sports...

32 posted on 06/16/2014 2:28:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: re_nortex

I remember when they broadcast go cart races on a bicycle track from a college campus here in Indianapolis. The good old days!


33 posted on 06/16/2014 2:28:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I think a better analogy between WNBA and soccer is that WNBA is where you get the people least likely to play basketball well to play basketball, and soccer is where you get people to use the least effective part of their bodies to control where a ball is sent.

Soccer probably originated with victorious tribes kicking the heads of defeated enemies around the field. I do not know why anyone would think it is a sissy sport.

34 posted on 06/16/2014 2:29:48 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
1) Somebody has been pushing soccer for years. When I started school the gym teachers were telling us about this exciting new game played the world over. It might have been better to teach us skills that we could use playing more popular sports or to help us to love exercise, but soccer was the agenda of the day.

2) There are a lot of channels out there and not that much programming cheaply available. NBC Sports Channel might be "pushing" cycling lately, but I suspect they just show it because it's there and the hours to fill are there and cycling is cheaper than basketball or football or baseball. Ditto on lacrosse. Nobody I know is interested, but it shows up on the local sports channel. It's a cheap get and if they show it often enough maybe the public will take an interest.

3) After decades of promoting soccer and decades of mass immigration, there very definitely is an audience for soccer. Plus, it's a little like the Olympics: a lot of the sports aren't that interesting, but the fact that it's a global event makes it interesting -- to talk about if not actually to watch.

4) Is anybody really pushing WNBA? I suppose, sure, the fact that they show it at all constitutes "pushing", but it's like it's on all the time, is it? I can't say that watching it would be worse viewing than soccer or lacrosse. Would you?

35 posted on 06/16/2014 2:30:55 PM PDT by x
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Again I’m not a soccer fan, but MLS averages about 20k per game for 19 teams.

That’s not trivial by any means.


36 posted on 06/16/2014 2:31:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
I am so, so, so, glad you posted your opinion about the game of soccer and ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup. You have made my life complete. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. No really, I mean it. I am being very sincere. I really, really care about your opinion and I have no doubt your opinion will immediately cause me to hate soccer.
37 posted on 06/16/2014 2:33:21 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
LOL. Soccer is the world's game and it is not being forced on us.

The England-Italy game that was played on Saturday averaged a 2.6 rating for ESPN with 4.615M viewers. That makes it ESPN/ESPN2’s most-watched non-U.S. Group Stage World Cup game ever. The network says that only three U.S. men’s Group Stage matches have delivered a larger audience (the side has yet to take the field this year). In terms of household ratings, England’s defeat at the hands of the Azzurri is the 2nd highest-rated non-U.S. Group Stage World Cup game, falling behind Thursday’s Brazil-Croatia opener which scored a record overnight average of 3.2 in the metered markets. Univision, meanwhile, reports that its World Cup audience is 25% larger among total viewers than in 2010 through eight matches.

I bet tonight's US-Ghana game will draw more viewers (combined Univision and ESPN) than last night's NBA fifth and final game.

The FIFA World Cup is the quadrennial soccer championship held every four years since 1930 (with two exceptions as a result of that whole WWII thing). The Cup’s final game is the single most viewed sporting event on earth. The 2010 match between Spain and The Netherlands was watched by an estimated 700 million people. That’s a decent chunk of the world’s entire population.

38 posted on 06/16/2014 2:37:45 PM PDT by kabar
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I am so, so, so, glad you posted your opinion about my opinion about the game of soccer and ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup. You have made my life complete. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. No really, I mean it. I am being very sincere. I really, really care about your opinion about my opinion and I have no doubt your opinion of my opinion will immediately cause me to hate myself and soccer (soccer even more.)


39 posted on 06/16/2014 2:38:17 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: kabar

Are you Gay by any chance?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/4735/sports.aspx%22

Yes soccer has almost doubled in popularity in the last 11 years! From 2 to 4%. LOL


40 posted on 06/16/2014 2:40:09 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I think a better analogy between WNBA and soccer is that WNBA is where you get the people least likely to play basketball well to play basketball, and soccer is where you get people to use the least effective part of their bodies to control where a ball is sent.

I'm sure paraplegics and quadroplegics would thank you for that.

I'm not sure women would.

41 posted on 06/16/2014 2:40:22 PM PDT by x
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Very unfair comparison.

Players in the WNBA aren’t PMS-ing nearly as much as those in international soccer.


42 posted on 06/16/2014 2:40:37 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I am 67 years old, and I still remember the great time I had playing tackle football with my buddies, and viewing the introduction of soccer as a sport for those who were too pussified to play real football.


43 posted on 06/16/2014 2:42:28 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: jimbug

or Rugby.


44 posted on 06/16/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: eekitsagreek

Don’t get too excited. Before the 1990’s NOBODY watched soccer either on TV or in person...


45 posted on 06/16/2014 2:44:41 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Again, not a soccer fan, but these are VERY GOOD tv ratings for any non NFL sport.


46 posted on 06/16/2014 2:45:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Went out to eat with the family Saturday night. Restaurant had a dozen or so TVs going. Half with golf, half with soccer.

Golf seemed like a rollicking, riotous, outrageous good time compared to the soccer snoozefest.

Globalists love to make Americans think we like soccer. Then, the USA will blend in the rest of the world and cease being so darn exceptional.

Not yet.


47 posted on 06/16/2014 2:48:47 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Skooz

No Nascar on? You need to frequent better establishments....


48 posted on 06/16/2014 2:50:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
They have been saying that for 25 years and it never gets popular.

More like 40.

49 posted on 06/16/2014 2:50:37 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: nascarnation

On ESPN47, Glidden is taking on Sherwin-Williams in the National Paint Drying competition.

If you remember the controversy from last year’s competition, Glidden was disqualified in the semifinals for having been found to have used performance enhancing thinners in its paint.

I am JUICED for this competition...


50 posted on 06/16/2014 2:51:03 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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