how do u get the USA excited over soccer?  

shadeofpink 42F
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5/25/2006 7:44 am

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how do u get the USA excited over soccer?

Top Ten Ways To Get Americans Excited About Soccer

10. Rename the sport "Deathball 3000"
(Midfielder Landon Donovan)

9. From now on, you can't use your feet either
(Midfielder Claudio Reyna)

8. Constitutional amendment stating if U.S. wins World Cup, every American gets a brand new car
(Midfielder John O'Brien)

7. More players who look like Mia Hamm -- fewer players who look like Davor Vugrinec
(Forward Clint Mathis)

6. Instead of "Goooooal!" have that announcer guy yell, "Yahtzee!"
(Defender Gregg Berhalter)

5. Printed on every red card, a collectible "Star Wars" photo
(Defender Jeff Agoos)

4. Drunken monkey goalies
(Goal keeper Brad Friedel)

3. Find a way to involve that hilarious San Diego chicken
(Defender Tony Sanneh)

2. You mean millions of Americans aren't getting up in the middle of the night to watch up play?
(Forward Joe-Max Moore)

1. Give Tiger Woods a soccer ball, America will never lose again
(Midfielder Cobi Jones)


sfvppl818 50M/50F

5/25/2006 8:43 am

Ummmm ... if u don't find it exciting, you're an elitist!


meerkittykat 42F

5/25/2006 8:58 am

Soccer.....or, rather football, is only the most popular and most-played sport in the entire world. It's not liked here cos there's no high-scoring or offensive explosions. People miss out on the skill and the teamwork of 11 people on the pitch. But..we're the US; we like excitement and we want it NOW!!

--Meer (ranting on a mildly trivial subject)


sfvppl818 50M/50F

5/25/2006 3:28 pm

    Quoting meerkittykat:
    Soccer.....or, rather football, is only the most popular and most-played sport in the entire world. It's not liked here cos there's no high-scoring or offensive explosions. People miss out on the skill and the teamwork of 11 people on the pitch. But..we're the US; we like excitement and we want it NOW!!

    --Meer (ranting on a mildly trivial subject)
First of all, let me just say that this is the male voice of this dynamic persona, and I have had a love affair with the beautiful game since I first learned that a distant relative was on the last Italian team to win the World Cup in 1982. One of the toughest defenders in the history of the game, Claudio Gentile was a key part of both that championship team, and the success of Juventus Football Club of the same period.

"Football is not for ballerinas," he declared, after the World Cup matchup between the Azzurri and Argentina, when he completely destroyed Diego Maradona, at the time recognized as God in the sport.

Try an afternoon watching Real Madrid take on Barcelona, or AC Milan play InterMilan or the Gunners of Arsenal run sides into Manchester United's Red Devils.

If you know anything about this game you already know that the United States owns a World Cup - yes, we do! And that the Americans have been ranked in the top ten in the world for months, peaking at number five, where the English, French, Germans and Dutch often reside!


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