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USA World Cup 2014 fever shows popularity of soccer is growing
telegraph ^ | 6/16/14 | J Law

Posted on 06/20/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The US has brought more fans to Brazil than any other country and this may be a genuine tipping point....

A recent ESPN poll found that among Americans aged 12-17, football was now neck and neck with baseball in terms of popularity, and well ahead of ice hockey. A Washington Times survey found that almost a third of Americans planned to watch at least some of the tournament. The New York Times has splashed the World Cup over its front page several times in recent weeks. Beneath the surface, the last four years have seen the emergence of magazines such as Howler and Eight By Eight, covering the game with the same depth and detail as any European publication.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hype; soccer; sports; worldcup2014
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Not in my world.

I have a passing interest, but only because it is going on now. I do not care about keeping up interest in the game at all.

1 posted on 06/20/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does it really matter? It’s not a zero-sum game (pun intended). If a soccer fan is created, it doesn’t mean that another sport lost a fan.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 8:07:07 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have zero interest in soccer, no one I know has any interest in it either. In fact, we detest the damn game!


3 posted on 06/20/2014 8:07:42 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes, it is growing.
Now more popular than arugula.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Meh, they’ve been saying the same thing for decades now.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:08 AM PDT by Reagan▄berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think that is the story that more and more parents are discouraging kids from playing football, because of concerns over injuries and long-term health effects, and soccer is starting to gain popularity with kids who wish to pursue it as their main sport. It is these kids that will fuel the 2018 and 2022 squads, and with better athletes choosing soccer, it won’t be long until the US is producing elite players.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hey, if more people want to watch soccer then more power to them. I don’t care for it but couldn’t care less if others do. I’d almost always rather go work out or run than watch sports in the first place.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:18 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: 1rudeboy

Exactly. I have no interest in football but they tell me its quite popular for some reason.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s being hyped more, but nobody cares about soccer.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:49 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

Which country bought the most tickets for the 2014 World Cup?


10 posted on 06/20/2014 8:10:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

The NWO has deemed soccer as the official world sport. They have a hard time selling soccer in the US because we prefer football.

That is the reason that everything is being done to destroy the game of football.

As a one world we must all have the same official sports.

Sad, but you know it is true.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 8:10:45 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

What does the House of Rothschild have to do with soccer?


12 posted on 06/20/2014 8:11:45 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dforest
"Sad, but you know it is true."

Yep, it's true. Or paranoid crazy talk from another conspiracy nutter on FR. One of those.

13 posted on 06/20/2014 8:14:17 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: SoFloFreeper
There's a difference between people checking in on the World Cup and becoming soccer fans. For example, every four years during the Olympics, "sports" such as curling, 100 meter dash, swimming, etc. are televised and Americans watch. I doubt 99% of them ever search the TV channels in between Olympics looking to watch those "sports".

Heck, look at how many non-fans of college basketball, check in and watch March Madness. Its the event, not the sport, just like the World Cup.

14 posted on 06/20/2014 8:14:53 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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In fact, we detest the damn game!

Soccer is for Satan

15 posted on 06/20/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: safeasthebanks

could also be both.....


16 posted on 06/20/2014 8:15:49 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: SoFloFreeper

Last night I was torn between watching paint on my porch dry or watching the Japan-Greece nil nil duel. guess what won!


17 posted on 06/20/2014 8:15:49 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Soccer? I fart in its general direction!


18 posted on 06/20/2014 8:16:17 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: Reagan├ťberAlles
Meh, they’ve been saying the same thing for decades now.

Yep, interest picks up around World Cup time, we hear how soccer is going to be the next big thing, the World cup ends, and then interest in Soccer quickly fades afterward.

Americans will never embrace a sport where faking an injury is a big part of the game.

19 posted on 06/20/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: dforest

I see the left pushing soccer for the same reason they push anything else - to undermine our culture.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 8:16:53 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: SoFloFreeper
USA World Cup 2014 fever shows popularity of soccer is growing

And so are the number of states that allow gay "marriage"

21 posted on 06/20/2014 8:17:18 AM PDT by kidd
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To: dfwgator; Ray76

Brazil: 1,041,418 tickets bought so far

USA: 154,412 tickets bought so far

Australia: 40,681 tickets bought so far

England: 38,043 tickets bought so far

Colombia: 33,126 tickets bought so far


22 posted on 06/20/2014 8:17:52 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: sean327
I have zero interest in soccer, no one I know has any interest in it either. In fact, we detest the damn game!

Same here. I'd as soon watch paint dry.

23 posted on 06/20/2014 8:18:35 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: safeasthebanks
Someone better tell the string-pullers at the NWO (whoever they are) that their globalist plan to inflict soccer on the United States is not working.

http://www.cbssports.com/world-cup/eye-on-world-cup/24590735/watch-john-brooks-goal-ignites-wild-celebration-for-us-fans.

Note the chants of U-S-A! I didn't quite catch any chants of N-W-O, although a creative USA fan should probably come up with one. (I'm in favor of chanting "drop the bomb" if we ever play Japan, but I'm a little weird that way).

24 posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MrB

Yeah, US Soccer fans are so liberal. /s

25 posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

More people in US than Aus, Eng, or Col


26 posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 1rudeboy

Rothschild???
The wine, the Yankees pitching coach or the jewish billionaires that fled hitler ??


27 posted on 06/20/2014 8:22:29 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: 1rudeboy

The thing about the World Cup is it’s the opposite of Globalism. It’s unabashed “My Country is Better Than Your Country” Nationalism.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 8:22:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sans-Culotte

Soccer is just one more way the pussification of America continues to march on.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 8:23:38 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

Tell Clint Dempsey that he’s a pussy. I dare you.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Soccer! For kids who can’t hit a curve ball.


31 posted on 06/20/2014 8:25:22 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: sean327
"Soccer is just one more way the pussification of America continues to march on."

If that were true, you would be world champion, right, sweetie-pie?

32 posted on 06/20/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: dfwgator

You’re fan, good for you. Most people aren’t. No big deal.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 8:26:04 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: sean327
Could it be the popularity is growing in the USA because we resemble a third world country?
34 posted on 06/20/2014 8:28:41 AM PDT by angcat
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To: dfwgator

In my younger lean and mean days I would tell him in a heartbeat! Today at 50 and not so lean and mean, not a chance!
All joking aside, these guys are world class athletes. There is no denying it. I hate the game for a number of reasons, the biggest is it bores the hell out of me.


35 posted on 06/20/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Whatever.


36 posted on 06/20/2014 8:30:34 AM PDT by dforest
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To: safeasthebanks

You watch, one of these days football is going to be so wussified that nobody will want to watch it anymore.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 8:32:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: safeasthebanks

See post #35 sweet cheeks.


38 posted on 06/20/2014 8:32:33 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: FlJoePa

Speaking as a baseball fan, is that why the best baseball players are mostly Latin American?


39 posted on 06/20/2014 8:34:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dfwgator

Perhaps. White kids might avoid football altogether but.I can’t.see MLS becoming more popular than NFL.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 8:35:44 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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Could it be the popularity is growing in the USA because we resemble a third world country?

A USA soccer fan would say, "if you don't like it, leave."

41 posted on 06/20/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Another "keyboard warrior". Great, just what FR needs another of.

Please, enlighten us all with your wonderful athletic endeavors, oh great one.

42 posted on 06/20/2014 8:38:01 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: 1rudeboy

You do have a point. I think one of the reasons that is true is that black Americans have stopped playing the game in huge numbers. The only active great black American baseball player that comes to mind is Andrew McCutcheon with the Pirates. I love watching that kid play.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Vaquero

The Yankees are in on it. ;-)


44 posted on 06/20/2014 8:40:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: qam1
Americans will never embrace a sport where faking an injury is a big part of the game.

Wrestling?

45 posted on 06/20/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MinorityRepublican
Which directly goes to my comment #2. Why does soccer need to be more popular than the NFL?

And not to sidetrack the thread, but the NFL is facing an existential crisis with regard to CTE. The sponsors haven't figured it out yet (and they shouldn't be the first to do so anyway, as long as the money is changing hands), but the owners are either too fat, too lazy, or too stupid to figure it out (again, because of the money most likely).

46 posted on 06/20/2014 8:42:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: safeasthebanks

Some of you clowns on this board have no sense of humor!
As for your stupid keyboard warrior comment, take a look at my profile, you will notice I don’t have to prove anything to you princess.


47 posted on 06/20/2014 8:45:01 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

Yawn...


48 posted on 06/20/2014 8:51:16 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: 1rudeboy

Youth football participation already declined by over 10%.


49 posted on 06/20/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: 1rudeboy
"Why does soccer need to be more popular than the NFL?"

This is an excellent point that never (rarely) gets mentioned. It would be like saying a new drink isn't popular unless it meets or surpasses sales of coke and pepsi.

50 posted on 06/20/2014 8:54:56 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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