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    Default Re: Why is a boring, unwatchable sport like soccer the most watched TV sport in the world?

    Just like the wrestlers on here would love to be able to watch wrestling on TV, the people who play soccer like to watch soccer on TV. With soccer being the most played sport in the world, it therefore stands to reason it would also be the most watched. The fans are also insanely loyal to their teams/towns.


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    ^Soccer isn't the most played sport in the world, volleyball is. In fact, basketball and table tennis are more played than soccer.

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    I'm not talking about the count of people playing organized sports. I'm talking about what kids play in the streets and empty lots, etc.


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    Default Re: Why is a boring, unwatchable sport like soccer the most watched TV sport in the world?

    How many people do you know who think that wrestling is the most boring sport to watch? If you understand the strategies and techniques, almost any sport can be interesting.

    Beyond that, soccer is very easy to understand on a superficial level and can be played recreationally by almost any number of people almost anywhere with minimal equipment (a ball).
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    It's not politically correct to say, but I like soccer. It started early with Cleveland having a professional team, "The Stokers", in the 60s. In 64 or 65 Brazil and Pele came in for a "friendly", which the Cleveland team won. A nice crowd of 30,000 or so was in old Cleveland Municipal Stadium many of them elderly immigrants who hadn't forgotten the sport of their youth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post
    I'm not talking about the count of people playing organized sports. I'm talking about what kids play in the streets and empty lots, etc.
    by that logic, we'd all be watching dodgeball and four squares. Soccer is boring, why do foreigners watch it? Why don't they watch more entertaining sports we have just like they watch out movies and tv shows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    It's not politically correct to say, but I like soccer.
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    Hmmm. I think p-jersey has it right.
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