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Posted on 07/01/2014 3:15:08 PM PDT by PROCON
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has been shown a red card for her controversial comments criticizing the World Cup and calling soccer a girls game.
On the eve of the United States game against Belgium, Coulter has been blasted by fellow conservatives who have scoffed at her claim that "any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nations moral decay," Politico reported.
On Fox & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade attacked Coulter, saying, "I will outline what she said and try to find anything factual in it. That will be an interesting little exercise."
And Fox News host Shep Smith said sarcastically, "I'm told it's a sign of moral decay. It's not."
Although millions of Americans are watching every match in the tournament being held in Brazil, especially the U.S. team, Coulter suggested that only Americans of Hispanic descent are viewing the games.
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I know, I know...TTIUWOP
Coulter has supported a second Romney run, and also had a love affair with Krispy.
Notice, she is beating up on soccer. Okay, fine, I don’t like it either. But are there not MORE IMPORTANT things to be attacked, Ann??? How about the voter fraud in Mississippi?!?!
Fox News — working hard to pander and osculate hispanic posteriors.
She dumped on conservatives years ago. I don’t forget and forgive.
Soccer, meh, to each his own.
Most things in our current society are signs of moral decay. Watching a bunch of guys in shorts kicking a ball up and down a field is meaningful how? Just another symptom of an entertainment-based culture.
Once again, the Right seems to be missing the point here. The World Cup should be more than just “dissed” but boycotted for being held in a country that went through its streets and did away with its street children to make Rio look better in preparation for the games.
Slammed by Conservatives???
Is this Coulter issue possibly a GOP ploy to divert attention from the Mississippi voting situation?
I saw the players limbering up today and I thought I was watching the first act of “A Chorus Line.” I’ll stick to baseball.
Dullards never seem to get ironic/sarcastic humor.
I'm not as gaga over Ann as I used to be (not at all gaga, really) but she is still entertaining - and nobody skewers the libs quite like her (unless your name is Mark Steyn)
Coulter was largely just trolling for fun with this column.
Not saying that she secretly LIKES soccer, mind you, but the entire tone of the piece is tongue in cheek, IMO.
And wow, did she ever catch some whoppers with her trolling. As she put it, some people had “a hissy fit” over the column.
ROTFLMAO!!! Best soccer-related post of the day!
[ Once again, the Right seems to be missing the point here. The World Cup should be more than just dissed but boycotted for being held in a country that went through its streets and did away with its street children to make Rio look better in preparation for the games. ]
Did Bartry arrange an OIL for KIDS exchange with Brazil????
Maybe we should check if the dreamers at the border speak Portugese????
And ask where the hell our oil is....
Coulter was largely just trolling for fun with this column.
That is how I read it, part of the problem today with this country is that peopel take sports too seriously and the loss of their freedoms not seriously enough...
Ann Coulter is only looking to draw attention to herself. Whenever she is on tv, I change the channel.
Shep Smith a conservative? Hahahahahahaha!
If people are talking about Ann, Ann is happy.
Soccer is like Harry Potter. If you don’t know or care that much about either, you can put them down as signs of decadence and blame them for a lot. But then there are people who are really into soccer or Harry Potter who’ll take you on and make things hot for you. Eventually, a tipping point is reached where enough people have grown up with something like that, and the old attacks — even if they’re valid — don’t get much of a hearing anymore.
Whatever, the US just lost to Belgium 2-1 and are out of the World Cup. So, interest is soccer around the US will plummet once more until the next WC.
The international spectacle and the US as an improving underdog generates a fair amount of interest during the WC, but now it’s time to get back to off-season football and baseball.
Ann Coulter is a bomb thrower (AKA Troll).
It’s a funny column. You have to have a sense of humor to appreciate it. Liberals — and, I guess, these “conservatives” — have no sense of humor.
I thought her take was hilarious.
You’re right on, pogo
Why in hell does everyone have to be offended by everything?
Loosen up, people. You’re getting as bad the freakin’ liberals.
We’ve really been having a meltdown on the humor front at FR lately. I’ve never known a time where so many people didn’t get a joke or sarcasm or a funny snark. Coulter’s column was funny. Especially to those of us who loath and despise (as Curtis Sliwa would say) the game of soccer.
Tried watching US v Belgium this afternoon.
Soccer is even more boring than hockey — heck soccer makes hockey look like an interesting game!
Can no one take a joke anymore? Sheesh! What’s next, the Redskins?
If you cared to check you would see that Mayor Daley in Chicago did exactly the same thing when the World Cup was played there in 1994. Lighten up and wise up.
Boredom is actually another sign of moral decay. You can either stop watching or demand more. So when hockey, soccer, baseball and football can no longer entertain the masses, will gladiator games start appearing in arenas?
I’m with Ann. Soccer is a squish game. America is Football and baseball. We don’t need no steenking soccer. LOL!
Can't believe that's coming from this side of the aisle.
Already here. It’s called “Mixed Martial Arts”
Image running ‘round a huge grassy field with a ball.. But DON’T USE YOUR HANDS. LOL Soccer is a joke. It’s 80% chance, and 20% skill.
And how many times did Nixon run?
Shep Smith defending soccer kinda proves Colter’s point.
Ann said no one whose great-grandfather was born in the US is following the World Cup. There's a problem--most people have 4 great-grandfathers (only 2 if their parents were first cousins). Two of my great-grandfathers were born in the US and two were born in Europe. So I should half-watch the games?
The cartoonist Gary Varvel had a great cartoon on June 27 about the World Cup.
In the first box, a boy excitedly tells his dad: "USA advances!" His dad asks, "So we won?"
In the second box the boy says, "No, we lost." The dad asks, "How's that?"
In the third box, the boy explains, "Ghana lost." The dad observes, "But we played Germany."
In the final box, the boy says, "That's right" and the dad says, "I'm going back to baseball."
When you are under constant attack, yes
I do the same with Shep Smith.
I can't think of one person Smith could interview that would obviate that action.
I rarely partake of tv news any more, even before BHO, to the extent I can't even remember the last time I watched FNC, let alone changed the channel when Smith irritatingly popped up.
“Shep Smith likes succer?”
Maybe not soccer, but definitely the first act of Chorus Line.
Having never seen it, I can guess..............
The difference is chorus girls don't keel over, writhe and whimper and wet themselves for no apparent reason.
Yes, because baseball players are the epitome of sporting physicality. Steroid sodden sport whose greatest player is a fatso.
Baseball is for people too poor to afford sleeping pills. Give me soccer anyday over that slow, dull, 4hr snoozefest. A game based on English rounders for little girls.
Soccer is at least 90m of continuous movement, baseball is SO slow and dull. And not even American.
Do baseball players eveb warm up?.
Yes, how silly of soccer players to warm up and stretch their bodies like professional athletes.
People that don’t “get” Coulter, don’t “get” hyperbole either.
Football, baseball are not American. You DO realise that?.
Although Americans are the only people who can watch two sports which take 3-4 hrs to complete, and then with no sense of irony complain that soccer is slow and dull.
Uh oh. The scotsman has surfaced...correcting hundreds of freepers as we go...
Yeah, it's not nearly as meaningful as watching a bunch of gorillas in armor beating the snot out of each other for five seconds in between beer commercials.
Oh, the lack of irony charge tonight, scotsman! You’re in rare form! Sitting by your fireside with your single malt scotch and your itchy kilt correcting us low-life Americans again. I feel like I’m lost in the comments section of The London Times.