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America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:02:19 PM »
America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
By Ann Coulter (anncoulter.com)


I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay.

(1) Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls -- all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they're standing alone at the plate. But there's also individual glory in home runs, touchdowns and slam-dunks.

In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway. There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child's fragile self-esteem is bruised. There's a reason perpetually alarmed women are called "soccer moms," not "football moms."

Do they even have MVPs in soccer? Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in. That's when we're supposed to go wild. I'm already asleep.

(2) Liberal moms like soccer because it's a sport in which athletic talent finds so little expression that girls can play with boys. No serious sport is co-ed, even at the kindergarten level.

(3) No other "sport" ends in as many scoreless ties as soccer. This was an actual marquee sign by the freeway in Long Beach, California, about a World Cup game last week: "2nd period, 11 minutes left, score: 0:0." Two hours later, another World Cup game was on the same screen: "1st period, 8 minutes left, score: 0:0." If Michael Jackson had treated his chronic insomnia with a tape of Argentina vs. Brazil instead of Propofol, he'd still be alive, although bored.

Even in football, by which I mean football, there are very few scoreless ties -- and it's a lot harder to score when a half-dozen 300-pound bruisers are trying to crush you.

(4) The prospect of either personal humiliation or major injury is required to count as a sport. Most sports are sublimated warfare. As Lady Thatcher reportedly said after Germany had beaten England in some major soccer game: Don't worry. After all, twice in this century we beat them at their national game.

Baseball and basketball present a constant threat of personal disgrace. In hockey, there are three or four fights a game -- and it's not a stroll on beach to be on ice with a puck flying around at 100 miles per hour. After a football game, ambulances carry off the wounded. After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box.

(5) You can't use your hands in soccer. (Thus eliminating the danger of having to catch a fly ball.) What sets man apart from the lesser beasts, besides a soul, is that we have opposable thumbs. Our hands can hold things. Here's a great idea: Let's create a game where you're not allowed to use them!

(6) I resent the force-fed aspect of soccer. The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's "Girls," light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. The number of New York Times articles claiming soccer is "catching on" is exceeded only by the ones pretending women's basketball is fascinating.

I note that we don't have to be endlessly told how exciting football is.

(7) It's foreign. In fact, that's the precise reason the Times is constantly hectoring Americans to love soccer. One group of sports fans with whom soccer is not "catching on" at all, is African-Americans. They remain distinctly unimpressed by the fact that the French like it.

(8 ) Soccer is like the metric system, which liberals also adore because it's European. Naturally, the metric system emerged from the French Revolution, during the brief intervals when they weren't committing mass murder by guillotine.

Despite being subjected to Chinese-style brainwashing in the public schools to use centimeters and Celsius, ask any American for the temperature, and he'll say something like "70 degrees." Ask how far Boston is from New York City, he'll say it's about 200 miles.

Liberals get angry and tell us that the metric system is more "rational" than the measurements everyone understands. This is ridiculous. An inch is the width of a man's thumb, a foot the length of his foot, a yard the length of his belt. That's easy to visualize. How do you visualize 147.2 centimeters?

(9) Soccer is not "catching on." Headlines this week proclaimed "Record U.S. ratings for World Cup," and we had to hear -- again -- about the "growing popularity of soccer in the United States."

The USA-Portugal game was the blockbuster match, garnering 18.2 million viewers on ESPN. This beat the second-most watched soccer game ever: The 1999 Women's World Cup final (USA vs. China) on ABC. (In soccer, the women's games are as thrilling as the men's.)

Run-of-the-mill, regular-season Sunday Night Football games average more than 20 million viewers; NFL playoff games get 30 to 40 million viewers; and this year's Super Bowl had 111.5 million viewers.

Remember when the media tried to foist British soccer star David Beckham and his permanently camera-ready wife on us a few years ago? Their arrival in America was heralded with 24-7 news coverage. That lasted about two days. Ratings tanked. No one cared.

If more "Americans" are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 09:05:54 PM »
I rate this American team at the World Cup. Most pundits said they won't get out this group..they did it and probably can easily beat Belgium and reach quarterfinals.

As of right now more people around the world know more about Tim Howard instead of Ann Coulter
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 09:42:32 PM »
This man does rel write some mess.
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 10:06:58 PM »
From the time I read the first paragraph I noticed it was pure rubbish. I've seen girls play basketball on the same team as boys and just last year there was a little girl lighting up the boys in pee-wee football, which was all on ESPN so what the fack this writer talking about "it's a sport in which athletic talent finds so little expression that girls can play with boys. No serious sport is co-ed, even at the kindergarten level."

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 11:29:28 PM »
Ann Coulter found out about this (below) and she got mad  :rotfl:

"USA/Portugal drew a 9.1 rating on ESPN. That's a smidge worse than the 5 game average for the 2014 NBA finals (9.3), better than the 2013 World Series (6 games @ 8.9) and ~3x the 2014 Stanley Cup (6 games @ 2.8.)
 
Figure does not include ESPN's streaming options or Univision's Spanish language coverage."

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 03:09:59 AM »
Don't worry about her - she's a complete nut job and professional idiot, obsessed with some sort of "liberal conspiracy" in America

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 03:35:18 AM »
Hawk too, want to believe that such idiots are in the minority
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 07:35:13 AM »
Now there's a woman who needs to get herself laid.
I guess her problem is that she'll only shag a real man, you know, a third generation white American who regularly beats up people (preferably Europeans or non whites). I think they're called rednecks??

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 07:51:12 AM »
Allyuh first mistake was reading past "Ann Coulter"
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 08:42:50 AM »
And de second was to take anything she said seriously!
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 09:44:33 AM »
she like Rachel Price...says outrageous stuff designed to provoke, starts beef with random people all in an attempt to stay relevant smh

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Re: AMERICA'S FAVORITE NATIONAL PASTIME: HATING SOCCER
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2014, 12:37:19 PM »

Hooooo hum another stupid American view ....sign  :bs:


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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2014, 03:31:18 PM »

Hooooo hum another stupid American view ....sign  :bs:


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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2014, 06:10:39 PM »
Allyuh first mistake was reading past "Ann Coulter"

Pretty much... people probably just ent familiar with she.  She's the female version of Rush Limbaugh.

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2014, 08:27:50 PM »
Allyuh first mistake was reading past "Ann Coulter"

Pretty much... people probably just ent familiar with she.  She's the female version of Rush Limbaugh.
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2014, 09:03:23 PM »
you cannot take anything she says seriously.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2014, 05:37:20 AM »
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America
http://time.com/2940442/kareem-abdul-jabbar-soccer-world-cup/
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2014, 06:04:38 AM »
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America
http://time.com/2940442/kareem-abdul-jabbar-soccer-world-cup/

with all that said. Football is mainly a suburban sport in America.  There lies the problem. American football, baseball and basketball have a large urban population. Those kids see playing these sports as a way out.   

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2014, 09:02:32 AM »
The downfall is thee college system thing. If Ronaldo was an American he would have  never been discovered. They need to have scouts going on the streets looking for potential. They need more youth teams in clubs, not colleges.

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2014, 10:14:30 PM »
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America
http://time.com/2940442/kareem-abdul-jabbar-soccer-world-cup/

with all that said. Football is mainly a suburban sport in America.  There lies the problem. American football, baseball and basketball have a large urban population. Those kids see playing these sports as a way out.   

Actually baseball in urban areas is on the decline, MLB is making a big push to get more African American youths in inner cities back in the game. But yes around the world football is considered a poor man's sport and in the US it's mainly middle to higher income families in suburban areas who can afford it or have access to good facilities.

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2014, 10:17:22 PM »

Actually baseball in urban areas is on the decline, MLB is making a big push to get more African American youths in inner cities back in the game. But yes around the world football is considered a poor man's sport and in the US it's mainly middle to higher income families in suburban areas who can afford it or have access to good facilities.

They've been trying that at least the past 20 years thru the RBI initiative (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities).... with mixed success.

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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2014, 09:13:04 AM »

Actually baseball in urban areas is on the decline, MLB is making a big push to get more African American youths in inner cities back in the game. But yes around the world football is considered a poor man's sport and in the US it's mainly middle to higher income families in suburban areas who can afford it or have access to good facilities.

They've been trying that at least the past 20 years thru the RBI initiative (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities).... with mixed success.

i had a convo with a high ranking US soccer official in wc germany 2006 from the ussf and he said that selection is the problem bc they are not getting the game into the ghettos/urban areas and pushing the sport there, also they are selecting from the middle to upper class, which rules out the real talents, with exceptions of a few players... plus when you check it, there are a lot of great hispanic american players that get skipped by, to name a few

it's also to do with perception as well and the media... you have lebron with jay-z and associated to hip hop music, as well as the nfl players, and the salaries, so youths will gravitate towards those sports because they feel the nfl and nba are an extension of rap/hip hop culture... big money, women, cars, fame..

if you had a youth from the inner city in la or ny becoming a big name in football and on the wc stage, it would push the youths to take interest, that's not happening in the US.
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Re: America’s National Pastime: Hating Soccer
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2014, 09:51:59 AM »
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America
http://time.com/2940442/kareem-abdul-jabbar-soccer-world-cup/

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