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POLL: TWO IN THREE AMERICANS NOT INTERESTED IN WORLD CUP
Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | BREITBART SPORTS

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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1 posted on 04/15/2014 8:40:04 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

How true ...


2 posted on 04/15/2014 8:40:57 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: kingattax

Soccer = snooze ball


3 posted on 04/15/2014 8:41:22 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: kingattax

What is this “World Cup” you speak of? Is it clean?


4 posted on 04/15/2014 8:41:59 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: kingattax
A third of Americans ARE interested?

This bodes poorly for our future.

5 posted on 04/15/2014 8:42:09 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: kingattax

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.


6 posted on 04/15/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kingattax

Over 100,000,000 Americans interested in the World Cup.
Great news!


7 posted on 04/15/2014 8:43:29 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: kingattax

I am interested enough to ask: What is the World Cup?


8 posted on 04/15/2014 8:44:00 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: kingattax
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."

Will there be any soccer hooligans there?

9 posted on 04/15/2014 8:44:40 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Somebody’s been promoting soccer for young kids for years.Why?


10 posted on 04/15/2014 8:45:22 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: kingattax
86 percent of Americans "said they either know nothing or only a little bit about the World Cup

sounds like more than 66% to me...

11 posted on 04/15/2014 8:46:14 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kingattax

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.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 8:46:17 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: kingattax

Put an 800 horsepower motor in those things and I’ll watch.


13 posted on 04/15/2014 8:46:23 PM PDT by umgud
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To: kingattax

What’s wrong with watching football?


14 posted on 04/15/2014 8:46:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: kingattax

I’ll waste 30 seconds watching the highlights on ESPN.


15 posted on 04/15/2014 8:47:12 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: kingattax

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...”

Just sayin’


16 posted on 04/15/2014 8:48:08 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: kingattax
And Brietbart isn't helping a bit.

How's this for a revised first sentence, emphasis mine:


17 posted on 04/15/2014 8:48:10 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Alex Murphy

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.


18 posted on 04/15/2014 8:48:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kingattax
That’s one in three too many who are interested.
19 posted on 04/15/2014 8:48:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: goldstategop

I’m taking Argentina because of this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR2zbvv-OYM


20 posted on 04/15/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: kingattax

The heck is the world cup anyway?


21 posted on 04/15/2014 8:49:02 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: kingattax

It’s a 3rd world game and should be outlawed in this country!!


22 posted on 04/15/2014 8:49:30 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: goldstategop

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.


23 posted on 04/15/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kingattax

World What?
Who cares, it sure isn’t football.
Maybe I’ll paint something just to watch it dry.


24 posted on 04/15/2014 8:49:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: goldstategop

I am hoping for Germany.


25 posted on 04/15/2014 8:51:07 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: Farmer Dean
“Somebody’s been promoting soccer for young kids for years.Why?”

When this country has been degraded to 3rd world status, the youth will be ready to join!

26 posted on 04/15/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: kingattax

27 posted on 04/15/2014 8:52:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


28 posted on 04/15/2014 8:53:10 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

They were so close to the semis in 2002, pretty much outplayed Germany.


29 posted on 04/15/2014 8:54:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kingattax
Incredibly, a third of the people in a country that actually has real sporting events are interested in a bizarre ritual in which skinny non-athletes in shorts run randomly about for nine hours pretending not to have arms.

Before anyone jumps on me, YES, YES, I KNOW the average soccer game is only 26 seconds long. It only seems like nine hours.

30 posted on 04/15/2014 8:54:37 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: dfwgator

Dream on.


31 posted on 04/15/2014 8:55:20 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: kingattax

There is nothing as edge-of-seat exciting as a 1-0 World Cup soccer game.


32 posted on 04/15/2014 8:55:53 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: FredZarguna

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.


33 posted on 04/15/2014 8:57:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yarddog

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.


34 posted on 04/15/2014 8:57:40 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (I measured twice and cut twice and it's still too short!)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

A sailboat race, I think.


35 posted on 04/15/2014 8:57:58 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: dfwgator

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.


36 posted on 04/15/2014 8:58:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kingattax

The other third are Mexicans.


37 posted on 04/15/2014 8:58:25 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: kingattax

I was thinking America’s Cup at first. Don’t much care about that either.


38 posted on 04/15/2014 8:58:35 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: kingattax

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.


39 posted on 04/15/2014 8:59:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: dfwgator

“I guarantee, if the US makes the Finals, it will get Super Bowl-like ratings”

In this country?

No.

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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Woodard_(soccer_coach)

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.


40 posted on 04/15/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: dfwgator

Pound for pound soccer threads bring out the ignorance like no other topic.


41 posted on 04/15/2014 9:00:25 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Soccer stinks. Only the low-testosterone types watch it. Did I say “soccer stinks”?


42 posted on 04/15/2014 9:00:28 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Proud2BeRight
There is nothing as edge-of-seat exciting as a 1-0 World Cup soccer game.

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.

43 posted on 04/15/2014 9:01:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kingattax

Manchester United Vs. Real Madrid Tilt At University Of Michigan Stadium Sells Out In 24 Hours

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbelzer/2014/04/10/manchester-united-vs-real-madrid-tilt-at-university-of-michigan-stadium-sells-out-in-24-hours/


44 posted on 04/15/2014 9:02:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Proud2BeRight

With the possible exception of watching paint dry.


45 posted on 04/15/2014 9:02:57 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: kingattax

I remember seeing photos of the female Paraguayan and Swedish soccer fans from recent tourneys but not so much of the games.


46 posted on 04/15/2014 9:03:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: kingattax

MLS equals MLB in popularity with kids

http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1740529/mls-catches-mlb-popularity-kids-says-espn-poll?cc=5901

Maybe that says more about the decline of baseball than anything.


47 posted on 04/15/2014 9:05:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kingattax
World Cup? That is expensive sailboat racing, right?

Oh, you mean turd worlders running around? Meh........

48 posted on 04/15/2014 9:06:48 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Yogafist

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.


49 posted on 04/15/2014 9:07:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: lacrew
Thanks for proving my point so quickly. Club soccer is growing like a weed here. I mentored a boy who plays on a club championship team in Maine(lots of real estate) and they are having a hard time finding fields to practice on because of the demand). There are entire soccer complexes that have sprung up out of nowhere and they are filled in the Northeast from March til November.
50 posted on 04/15/2014 9:08:33 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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