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

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

    As a red-blooded patriotic american I hate soccer. Yet I can't ignore that its still the most watched TV sport in the world, while great exciting sports like NFL and MLB aren't. Someone explain to me: how can such a boring, girly, unappealing sport be watched by people overseas and do they actually get excited by such a boring sport...is it because foreigners like being bored? Don't they like excitement like the NFL?
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    Default Re: Why is a boring, unwatchable sport like soccer the most watched TV sport in the world?

    You lost me when you described baseball as a "great exciting sport". Different people like different things.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    You lost me when you described baseball as a "great exciting sport". Different people like different things.
    what he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    As a red-blooded patriotic american I hate soccer. Yet I can't ignore that its still the most watched TV sport in the world, while great exciting sports like NFL and MLB aren't. Someone explain to me: how can such a boring, girly, unappealing sport be watched by people overseas and do they actually get excited by such a boring sport...is it because foreigners like being bored? Don't they like excitement like the NFL?
    I suspect this is a troll attempt. You are lucky I have not received my mod status yet or you would be joining snakerattle on the ban list.

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

    I don't have a problem with the post.

    It's a legit question and one that I have pondered myself.


    I agree soccer is boring and largely unappealing, but I admire how they rush the injured players of the field. When someone is hurt, the very quickly scoop them up a stretcher and the game goes on without much interruption. For this, I don't consider soccer girly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    I suspect this is a troll attempt. You are lucky I have not received my mod status yet or you would be joining snakerattle on the ban list.
    lol

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    I don't have a problem with the post.

    It's a legit question and one that I have pondered myself.


    I agree soccer is boring and largely unappealing, but I admire how they rush the injured players of the field. When someone is hurt, the very quickly scoop them up a stretcher and the game goes on without much interruption. For this, I don't consider soccer girly.
    I think its because no country except America can afford to watch any other sport except soccer, football games need a ton of pads and a proffesional stadiums and coaches and cheerleaders and goalposts and big budget TV teams, for soccer you just need a ball (it can be even a coconut or a rock) and two other rocks to make goals, its so cheap. I bet as soon as other countries gain the ability to afford pads, they'll all start watching the NFL. I think its also that foreigners don't understand sports that are complex and have strategy, soccer is the simplest children game where you just kick a ball and has no strategy.

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    I don't like soccer, but in all fairness, I can see how someone could find baseball rather boring. Also, saying soccer has no strategy is ridiculous. It isn't as scripted as football, for sure, but there is a strategy to attacking and defending, much like there is in basketball or hockey. It isn't just people running around aimlessly.

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

    I won't go out of my way to watch soccer on tv, but I did learn to appreciate the game from my kids playing it for many years. I also played hockey as a kid for a few years, and there are similarities between the two sports.
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