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America's Growing Interest in Soccer/The World Cup a Sign of 'Moral Decay', claims Ann Coulter
Daily Mail UK ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Mccormack

Posted on 06/27/2014 7:07:40 AM PDT by sevinufnine

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter believes that the country’s growing interest in soccer – fueled by Team USA’s success in the 2014 World Cup - is a sure sign of America's ‘moral decay.’

Coulter’s reasons for hating soccer include that individual achievement is not a big factor, it isn’t rough enough, and the fact that ‘it's foreign.’

As a conservative she argued that liberals only love soccer - and the metric system - because they're both 'European.'

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(Ann's additional statement) ‘Do they even have MVPs in soccer? Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in,’ she writes. ‘That's when we're supposed to go wild. I'm already asleep.’

'I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.'

1 posted on 06/27/2014 7:07:40 AM PDT by sevinufnine
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To: sevinufnine

OK, I sort of liked Ann Coulter until this rant. Not only my great-grandfather, but 8 times back great-grandfather was born here and his sons fought in the Revolutionary War. I’ve loved soccer my ENTIRE LIFE and I’m 50. Ann went off her rocker on this one. Clearly.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 7:08:59 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine

I really don’t care one way or the other. But I do consider Soccer Mania around the world (not in this country, per s) nothing but Bread and Circuses, myself.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sevinufnine

It’s the one world sport.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:29 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: sevinufnine

OH, and if Ann doesn’t think it’s “rough enough” she’s never watched a game in her life. Just in this World Cup we’ve seen broken and/or bloody noses, men carried off the pitch on stretchers...and even a vicious bite from nutcase Louis Suarez!


5 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine

Oh good grief she’s an idiot. Watching athletes in a sport that some find fun to watch makes you a LibTard? How about hockey. Does that make you Canadian? Pro football traces it’s beginnings to England. A love for Track and Field makes you Greek?

Ann lost her relevancy, and marbles, a very long time ago.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:45 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: sevinufnine

Did she leave out roundabouts?


7 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:45 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: sevinufnine

here here Ann.

you’ve lost me of late, but you are reenergizing me to you with your great Soccer rant.

Soccer is one of the plans of the left to make us the third world or euro trash country they envision in America.

truth be known there are more concussions with soccer but they are on the case of the NFL about them. more lies like global warming and other leftist plots(plotz).


8 posted on 06/27/2014 7:13:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: sevinufnine

Yes, she’s gone off the rails. Just what “Republicans” need.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 7:13:17 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sevinufnine

The tranny is kind of wrong. There is individual achievement in soccer, for example the golden boot. Also, individual soccer players sign their contract and play for their own career, except for in the World Cup, which is for the country.

I think the tranny is right on that soccer is boring and mostly non white, but it has high individual achievement.

The tranny’s argument is like saying quarterbacks are socialists because they pass the ball around.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 7:13:40 AM PDT by sagar
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To: RIghtwardHo

no....bone smuggling makes you Greek.

Soccer bites the big one.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 7:13:49 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: sevinufnine

While I agree that soccer sucks, I think Ann is losing a grip.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 7:13:52 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Dr. Sivana

Roundabouts are awesome, especially in a Miata lol.

The ones here in Indy have that nice sinusoidal profile curbing just like on race tracks.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 7:14:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: sevinufnine

Exactly. Put Annie out there and see if she thinks it’s “rough enough”.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 7:14:19 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Vaquero

LOL!


15 posted on 06/27/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: sevinufnine

Tongue in cheek criticism is Coulter’s stock in trade.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 7:15:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: sevinufnine

Ann has gone looney on this one. I am a retired football player, current football coach, who happens to have been blessed with daughters, one of which is a soccer freak. I like soccer now that I understand it. Yes, we make fun of the rolling around on the ground to prompt a yellow card.

Hey Ann, if you hate the metric system so much, you may want to consider give up our monetary system - it’s based on the metric system (base 10 instead of 12). you can trade stones and beads for you wants and needs.....


17 posted on 06/27/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: sevinufnine

I don’t care how much I get flamed for this, but I agree with Ann on this point.

It might not be “moral decay”, but it certainly is cultural decay.

America sports are baseball and gridiron football.
“Multicultural” sports include soccer.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 7:15:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: All

Most of what Ann says is tongue in cheek, heck the woman dates liberals for crying out loud.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 7:15:52 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: sevinufnine

I’m 10th generation American. Scots-Irish ancestry. Also 10th generation military. Played soccer from 7th grade to age 34 when I had to stop due to a service connected back injury. I also played football, basketball, baseball, swam and surfed competitively. All of those sports are thoroughly American.

Ann is an irrelevant hack. I hope the skinny bitch falls through her ass and hangs herself.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 7:17:29 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Ann lost her relevancy, and marbles, a very long time ago.”

yes and it is a shame. such comments make conservatives appear rather insane IMO. we’ll all be lumped together over such words by those who want to make us all look foolish.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 7:17:53 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine

I think this is for laughs…


22 posted on 06/27/2014 7:18:01 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: sevinufnine

Articles like this are good for business. They generate traffic to your website. A conservative polemicist has been writing one of these World Cup columns for as long as I can remember (back to the 80’s), when I saw one in National Review.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 7:18:44 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asTgXMFoZ-s


24 posted on 06/27/2014 7:19:02 AM PDT by mylife
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To: sevinufnine
Coulter is being deliberately snarky, as is her unfortunate habit. I will agree with her on one point, however: many American soccer fans are Euro-snobs who like soccer precisely BECAUSE it is not American in origin.

Seattle is a big soccer town - 30,000 or more average attendance for MSL games - and the Euro-centrism is slavish and sickening, e.g., the announcers MUST be British in order to lend "authenticity", and the chants and flag-waving exactly mimic the pattern of European soccer fans. And many fans think that soccer is oh-so-subtle and beyond the intellectual capacity of most Americans to comprehend. These soccer fans seem utterly clueless about the huge amount of planning, preparation, mental back-and-forth, and statistical analysis that go into American football and baseball.
25 posted on 06/27/2014 7:21:41 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: sevinufnine

Whenever I’m in an Irish pub I can handle some soccer while I eat or drink. But I don’t care who wins and whenever I see an actual score it’s almost always because they are showing “highlights”.

I find some aspects of the sport interesting, but most americans just want to see more reward for your effort. That is, more actual scoring. I consider even baseball more exciting than soccer, and that’s saying something.

BTW, my daughter started out in soccer and, like all the other girls on her team, as soon as she was old enough she moved on to Basketball. My grandson did the same, only he moved on to baseball at nine.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 7:21:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: sagar

“I think the tranny is right on that soccer is boring”

Hardly boring at all. MUCH better than American football where it takes 4 hrs. to play a 60 minute game. Or baseball where all they do is pick at their groins and spit tobacco juice everywhere.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 7:22:09 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Steve_Seattle
What ever became of Dirt Bike Scrambles? ☺
28 posted on 06/27/2014 7:22:53 AM PDT by mylife
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To: sevinufnine

You understand, that the American version of football, played by men who form teams of offense and defense, with downs, lines of scrimmage, tackles, passes and touchdowns, is rapidly on the road to being outlawed, because of the long-term injuries done to the players, ethnic slurs contained in the names of the teams, and various constraint of trade agreements regarding league expansions and TV coverage.

With this mainstay of sports entertainment being shuffled off the scene, there just has to be a substitute to take over as the US version disappears.

And there is one in the offing. What is called “football” in the rest of the world, but known as “Soccer” in the US, is being promoted ever more strongly, to at last wean Americans away from their reliance on the high-contact and gladiator aspect of spectator sports, for the more genteel and unisex game that involves very little body contact.

Like the way was paved for that travesty called “gay marriage”. And introduced to the US by the same devious agents.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 7:23:01 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Lol, not tough enough. I am a 56 year old female, weigh about what Ann weighs and have not played soccer in about 10 years. I would love to meet her on the field and introduce her to the ‘gentle sport’. Ann is an idiot who is doing her usual shrieking for attention.
30 posted on 06/27/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: sevinufnine

I hope it gets all the progressive and liberal panties all tied up in knots! It’s perfect!


31 posted on 06/27/2014 7:24:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ExpatGator

“Ann is an irrelevant hack. I hope the skinny bitch falls through her ass and hangs herself.”

LOL...never heard that before, but trust me I’ll use it one day when the occasion arises.


32 posted on 06/27/2014 7:24:23 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Steve_Seattle

There’s two sides to that coin. Some of those people act like snobs because they know it pisses people like you off.


33 posted on 06/27/2014 7:24:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Soccer sucks BTW!


34 posted on 06/27/2014 7:25:13 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
"30,000 or more average attendance for MSL games"

Correction: s/b MLS games.
35 posted on 06/27/2014 7:25:22 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: sagar

Why all the Ann hate? I remember when she was adored on FR.

She kind of lost me w/ the Christie and Romney lovefest, but I still admire her writing and rants.


36 posted on 06/27/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by Tx Angel
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37 posted on 06/27/2014 7:27:00 AM PDT by mylife
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To: sevinufnine

Soccer may be good or it may be bad, but it cannot be denied that liberals hate America and love soccer and are constantly ramming it down our throats for one reason and one reason alone: France and the rest of the world love soccer and we do not. Therefore we are bad and must be made to love soccer.


38 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:04 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: sevinufnine

Every 4 years we get silly articles touting America’s supposed new love for soccer. Mostly from the usual self-hating Americans that want so badly to pretend like they are Europeans or feel soooo ashamed that our most popular sports dwarf soccer in interest.

As if the fact that India, Australia, Ireland, Japan, and Canada also being lukewarm to the sport never crosses their mind. Nope, we are just all dumb rednecks for not seeing the wonders and sophistication of it.

Once the US is out of play, the interest in it will drop to nothing.


39 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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When do we get Cricket? A 4 day test?


40 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:24 AM PDT by mylife
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To: sevinufnine

People that don’t understand or don’t like the game need to just shut up about it. The more they say, the dumber they sound.


41 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Soccer may be good or it may be bad, but it cannot be denied that liberals hate America and love soccer and are constantly ramming it down our throats for one reason and one reason alone: France and the rest of the world love soccer and we do not. Therefore we are bad and must be made to love soccer.


42 posted on 06/27/2014 7:30:01 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Tx Angel
"Why all the Ann hate?"

Because she has the personality profile of a liberal - smug and snarky, and does as much harm as good for the cause. People on the fence will usually not be won over by her demeanor. Also, her over-statements often divert attention from the real issue to herself.
43 posted on 06/27/2014 7:30:21 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: VanDeKoik

I like Bocci ball but is a it a world cup event?


44 posted on 06/27/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Doctor 2Brains

“Soccer may be good or it may be bad, but it cannot be denied that liberals hate America and love soccer and are constantly ramming it down our throats for one reason and one reason alone: France and the rest of the world love soccer and we do not. Therefore we are bad and must be made to love soccer.”

I hope you are joking because otherwise that is a massive load of donkey crap. I’m as conservative as you can get as is my husband, my father, my brother...many of my south-western Virginia farmer, gun loving neighbors. We all LOVE soccer and have for as long as I can remember. What’s liberal about that?


45 posted on 06/27/2014 7:32:40 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: skeeter
Tongue in cheek criticism is Coulter’s stock in trade.
Yes, you would think more people would pick up on that and not take this rant so seriously. It seems pretty obvious that it is mostly, if not entirely, tongue in cheek.

And by the way, soccer is terrible.
46 posted on 06/27/2014 7:32:47 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: MrB

See post 38. I really have no respect for people who are so stupid they do not see a liberal conspiracy behind pushing soccer. Again, soccer itself may be good or bad, but that doesn’t change the fact that libs love it only because they hate America.


47 posted on 06/27/2014 7:33:01 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: mylife

I think it might have been in the Olympics at least. :P


48 posted on 06/27/2014 7:33:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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Crickets....
49 posted on 06/27/2014 7:35:01 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Dr Hfuhruhurr, is that you?

Those are Azaleas, by the way.


50 posted on 06/27/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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