Skip to comments.I put Soccer & World Cup in same category as the WNBA
Posted on 06/16/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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.
What is soccer?
The WNBA is about flopping and acting too?
The WNBA is financed by the NBA and would not be able to support itself on it’s own.
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.
Why support the MSM propaganda to begin with? Ditch cable/Dish and get a freaking hobby.
So you are saying, they take money from Donald Sterling, which basically makes them racists?
Umm, don’t watch it? Seems easy.
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.
That category is “Boring Crap I’ll Never Watch”
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
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?
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.
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.
They have been saying that for 25 years and it never gets popular.
I care less about soccer then I do about worms on a fish hook. More globalist BS if you ask me.
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.
Soccer along with bowling, curling, and table tennis for starters.
Not true at all. And thank God for that.
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.
Waste of time.....
I remember when they showed the national spelling bee. February was always tortuous until they figured out the NFL has something going all year.
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.
Really?! Holy crap, I thought they’d moved on from that.
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.
I remember when they broadcast go cart races on a bicycle track from a college campus here in Indianapolis. The good old days!
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.
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?
Again I’m not a soccer fan, but MLS averages about 20k per game for 19 teams.
That’s not trivial by any means.
The England-Italy game that was played on Saturday averaged a 2.6 rating for ESPN with 4.615M viewers. That makes it ESPN/ESPN2s most-watched non-U.S. Group Stage World Cup game ever. The network says that only three U.S. mens Group Stage matches have delivered a larger audience (the side has yet to take the field this year). In terms of household ratings, Englands defeat at the hands of the Azzurri is the 2nd highest-rated non-U.S. Group Stage World Cup game, falling behind Thursdays 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 Cups 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. Thats a decent chunk of the worlds entire population.
I am so, so, so, glad you posted your opinion about my opinion about the game of soccer and ESPNs 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.)
Are you Gay by any chance?
Yes soccer has almost doubled in popularity in the last 11 years! From 2 to 4%. LOL
I'm sure paraplegics and quadroplegics would thank you for that.
I'm not sure women would.
Very unfair comparison.
Players in the WNBA aren’t PMS-ing nearly as much as those in international soccer.
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.
Don’t get too excited. Before the 1990’s NOBODY watched soccer either on TV or in person...
Again, not a soccer fan, but these are VERY GOOD tv ratings for any non NFL sport.
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.
No Nascar on? You need to frequent better establishments....
More like 40.
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...