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    Quote Originally Posted by TovarishchLisa View Post
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    Agreed, But,.
    IMHO the reason soccer is less than popular in the US is 1. The antics of people like Neymar. and 2. play of teams like the Danes who's team singlehandedly caused 10 million TV sets to turn the channel to watch Mr.Ed re runs..
    And now i'll get down off my high horse.
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    Soccer isn't popular in the US because we have our own, American sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Agreed, But,.
    IMHO the reason soccer is less than popular in the US is 1. The antics of people like Neymar. and 2. play of teams like the Danes who's team singlehandedly caused 10 million TV sets to turn the channel to watch Mr.Ed re runs..
    And now i'll get down off my high horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Soccer isn't popular in the US because we have our own, American sports.
    Yes and no. That they're 'American' in origin is less relevant than the fact it's what people grew up on. Yet kids 20 and under have had choices to make their entire lives and still grivitate toward the other 4.

    Also I sure as heck will run the channel if an NFL or NFL game is putting me to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Yes and no. That they're 'American' in origin is less relevant than the fact it's what people grew up on. Yet kids 20 and under have had choices to make their entire lives and still grivitate toward the other 4.

    Also I sure as heck will run the channel if an NFL or NFL game is putting me to sleep.
    And soccer is a much slower version of hockey, which is also a very regional/marginal sport in America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Soccer isn't popular in the US because we have our own, American sports.
    Soccer will get more popular as the other sports shoot themselves in the feet by catering to TV audiences to the exclusion of the live audience. No TV timeouts is now a novel concept. College football should not be a 4-hour venture. Baseball shouldn't be more than 3. TV timeouts in hockey are just wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    Soccer will get more popular as the other sports shoot themselves in the feet by catering to TV audiences to the exclusion of the live audience. No TV timeouts is now a novel concept. College football should not be a 4-hour venture. Baseball shouldn't be more than 3. TV timeouts in hockey are just wrong.
    That certainly is one of the biggest things soccer has going for it...2 hours and it’s done with basically halftime. It’s one of the things that made season tickets easier.

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    Forsberg scores for Sweden?!?!

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    @FoxNews: 'Psychic' octopus that predicted Japan's World Cup results killed https://fxn.ws/2tPqyd6

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    Add Switzerland to the list of teams with a lot of talent but lacking a true lead man/striker

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    Push was outside the box

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    Wasn't much contact there at all but game was over anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Add Switzerland to the list of teams with a lot of talent but lacking a true lead man/striker
    The passing by the Swiss was just off all night. Sweden I think has the better form right now but the Swiss sure didn't help themselves.

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    Seems the draw process could use a tweak when you have the #2 and #3 teams in the World win their groups yet aligned to meet in the Quarterfinals.

    Oh, and England is now the highest ranked team left on their side of the bracket. The time is now for them to actually do something in a major tournament.

    (They will now probably lose to Colombia)

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Seems the draw process could use a tweak when you have the #2 and #3 teams in the World win their groups yet aligned to meet in the Quarterfinals.
    That's what happens when one finishes second in their group.

    Do you also complain when 14 and 11 seeds meet up in the 2nd round of the NCAA tourney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    That's what happens when one finishes second in their group.

    Do you also complain when 14 and 11 seeds meet up in the 2nd round of the NCAA tourney?
    What do you mean 2nd in their group? Belgium and Brazil both won their groups.

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    Is this the England heartbreak round?

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