Monday, June 12, 2006

Coming Tuesday

For Tuesday's TV Talk, I thought it would be interesting to sit down with English fans to watch the England-Paraguay game at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, then compare their soccer watching style to American fans at Monday's U.S.-Czech Republic game. The English fans were cool, plus they won, so they were in a pretty good mood. The U.S. got its butt kicked pretty bad, 3-0, so not as much fun. I was impressed by the turnout on Monday though - I went to McCabe's and it was standing room only. I watched the England game at Thunder and Buttons and it was pretty crowded, too, but you sort of expect English fans to show up.


At 7:43 AM, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face will never be a major sport in the United States. Many out there follow it only because their 5-8 year-old kids play it on Saturday morning. Once the kids grow older, the less they play the sport. Plus, it is such a boring sport to watch. How could anyone watch soccer this weekend when college baseball had it's regional finals on? For those soccer fans out there, the sport is never going to be popular here in the States, at least not in your lifetime.

At 8:18 AM, June 13, 2006, Blogger AndyW said...

Your final point may be true, although I think it's not, as I explained in the column today. I would point out, however, that soccer is vastly more popular than college baseball. Clearly, it's still got a long way to go, though, and people who didn't play the sport as kids may never be won over.


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