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Old 03-16-2013, 07:24 PM
DSpivack DSpivack is offline
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post

I fully suspect (and expect) that in 20 years (I won't be around though) soccer fans will continue to be harping about how "the sport is ready to break through in the U.S.!!!!!!"

Bet on it, for real, it's gonna happen! LOL

The "sport of the 70's" will morph into "the sport of the 30's"
(as in 2030...)

I'm not one of those who think it will become the biggest sport in this country. And I don't really care whether it's detractors watch the sport or not. All I am saying is that is a sport of the present; I don't understand people who refuse to accept that as a fact. Is it football, baseball, or basketball? No, but it's just as popular as hockey is in North America.

I don't understand willful ignorance in terms of ignoring facts about it. If some Fox affiliates reject the Champions League Final because of low ratings, why don't NBC affiliates do the same for the Stanley Cup Final? The former has had about twice as many viewers as the latter in the last two seasons.
Attendance records:
09 : 3-2.
10 : 2-3.
11: 0-1.
12: 2-1.
14: 2-3.
15: 3-3.
16: 1-0.
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