Skip to comments.POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP
Posted on 04/15/2014 8:40:04 PM PDT by kingattax
A new online poll found that Americans just are not interested in the the World Cup, which is the world's top sporting event.
According to the poll, "two in three Americans do not plan to follow this year's tournament," only "7 percent said they anticipated following it closely," 86 percent of Americans "said they either know nothing or only a little bit about the World Cup, and more than two-thirds did not know Brazil is the 2014 host nation."
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How true ...
Soccer = snooze ball
What is this “World Cup” you speak of? Is it clean?
This bodes poorly for our future.
The “beautiful game” - its going to have a global audience in excess of a billion.
My pick? Brazil. If they don’t win it, I will be shocked.
Over 100,000,000 Americans interested in the World Cup.
I am interested enough to ask: What is the World Cup?
Will there be any soccer hooligans there?
Somebody’s been promoting soccer for young kids for years.Why?
sounds like more than 66% to me...
Maybe we should change the name to the Obama Cup, and mandate that everyone select a team to root for or pay a penalty to the government in the form of a “nonparticipation” tax. We could require minimum fan apparel purchases for your selected team, and provide government subsidies to help the poor purchase their required minimum allotment of fan apparel.
Put an 800 horsepower motor in those things and I’ll watch.
What’s wrong with watching football?
I’ll waste 30 seconds watching the highlights on ESPN.
I’m surprised that one in three IS interested.
But I bet one in five would say “yes” to any question that starts, “Are you interested in...”
How's this for a revised first sentence, emphasis mine:
They’re passionate about their football in Brazil. It won three times: 1950, 1962 and 1970 - gaining permanent possession of the Jules Rimet Cup. They have the best football team in the world. The only teams from Europe that have a chance are Italy and Germany.
I’m taking Argentina because of this guy:
The heck is the world cup anyway?
It’s a 3rd world game and should be outlawed in this country!!
What’s funny is that the most attended WC was the 1994 one in the US.
I guarantee, if the US makes the Finals, it will get Super Bowl-like ratings.
Who cares, it sure isn’t football.
Maybe I’ll paint something just to watch it dry.
I am hoping for Germany.
When this country has been degraded to 3rd world status, the youth will be ready to join!
Its not going to happen. If the US makes it to the consolation game that would be a good showing.
The upside is the World Cup will be played during the fall and winter in South America so it should be a pleasant experience for the players.
They were so close to the semis in 2002, pretty much outplayed Germany.
Before anyone jumps on me, YES, YES, I KNOW the average soccer game is only 26 seconds long. It only seems like nine hours.
There is nothing as edge-of-seat exciting as a 1-0 World Cup soccer game.
It will happen someday...No, not this year, but if it did, everyone who dissed soccer, will be glued to the TV set just like the rest of us.
I was going to ask if it was sailing or downhill skiing. But I really don’t care which; I’m not watching it even if there is someone named Bubba playing.
A sailboat race, I think.
The quality of American players is improving but it will be a long time before the US even wins.
You need to bring the emotion to the game but it has never had the following here that it does in the rest of the world.
The other third are Mexicans.
I was thinking America’s Cup at first. Don’t much care about that either.
But, but Slow Joe, who is there to throw out the first ball, said yesterday the cup is “the most consequential sporting event in the world.”
Which just goes to prove that Joe’s elevator doesn’t go to the top floor.
“I guarantee, if the US makes the Finals, it will get Super Bowl-like ratings”
In this country?
I actually grew up playing soccer...not on an organized team, but in pick up games. The person who was instrumental in bringing soccer to Alabama was a neighbor:
and we learned the game before our friends had even heard of it.
My brother even went on to college on a soccer scholarship....as did two of the other kids I played with. One of them went on to play in the USISL.
So I am familiar with the game.
But no...it will not get Superbowl ratings in this country.
Pound for pound soccer threads bring out the ignorance like no other topic.
Soccer stinks. Only the low-testosterone types watch it. Did I say “soccer stinks”?
If you have a vested interest in one of the teams, it's very nerve-wracking.
How interesting is a football or baseball game between two teams you don't care about? Once you get vested in a team, you get hooked. I've been following Everton for the past few years.
Probably one of the best moments in sports I ever witnessed was the final day of the 2012 Premier League season when Manchester City scored late to win the title over Manchester United.
Manchester United Vs. Real Madrid Tilt At University Of Michigan Stadium Sells Out In 24 Hours
With the possible exception of watching paint dry.
I remember seeing photos of the female Paraguayan and Swedish soccer fans from recent tourneys but not so much of the games.
MLS equals MLB in popularity with kids
Maybe that says more about the decline of baseball than anything.
Oh, you mean turd worlders running around? Meh........
Full contact, twice as many players, more balls in play, smaller fields, blindfold the goalies, pads and helmets and arm the defenders with field hockey sticks.
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