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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica Files A Protest
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:09 am 
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Soccer isn't much of a men's game if they can't play in 2" of snow. This is why it will never be a prominent sport in the us.



Yeah, no kidding... like how baseball and basketball gut out the weather


also, soccer is now #3 in attendance for all sports in the US (ahead of basketball and hockey) and has more American viewership than all sports but football. The problem is that the US professional league isnt the best the world has, so many millions of soccer fans watch teams on cable and internet not located in the US. this creates this incorrect (and ignorant) understanding that soccer isnt "prominent"



Soccer is still behind our amateur sports, college football and college basketball. Now I have nothing against soccer. My 8 yo daughter had to play last week in 4" of snow, how can her team do it but not a bunch of paid adults?


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CPHawk wrote:
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Soccer isn't much of a men's game if they can't play in 2" of snow. This is why it will never be a prominent sport in the us.



Yeah, no kidding... like how baseball and basketball gut out the weather


also, soccer is now #3 in attendance for all sports in the US (ahead of basketball and hockey) and has more American viewership than all sports but football. The problem is that the US professional league isnt the best the world has, so many millions of soccer fans watch teams on cable and internet not located in the US. this creates this incorrect (and ignorant) understanding that soccer isnt "prominent"



Soccer is still behind our amateur sports, college football and college basketball. Now I have nothing against soccer. My 8 yo daughter had to play last week in 4" of snow, how can her team do it but not a bunch of paid adults?


Because those conditions are unacceptable at the world cup level.

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I think you underestimate the number of people who follow soccer vehemently in this country and how much they pay to watch the sport. Again, they just arent as visible. Id agree that college football gets more viewership, but doubt college basketball (which is only relevant for one month)... but thats aside the point.

They did play the game, so not sure what you're asking. The issue was Costa Rica is using the snow as an excuse to abandon a game they lost. Why this was even considered was the same reason the NFL has always chosen warm weather climates for Super Bowls... they dont want the weather to adversely impact (or atleast limit the chance that it will) its showcase event. This was part of the FIFA's World Cup qualifying, a two year process leading up to its biggest event. You can argue its qualifying (Playoffs) and you would be correct, but still a very big game. You cant argue that snow greatly impacts the game of soccer (as the ball travels along the ground, now full of snow) but still its an element to play like humidity, heat, elevation, smog, wind and rain that they play through all the time. to me once the game gets started it needs to be finished (unless the players were in jeopardy, ie lightning). FIFA agrees as they dismissed the Costa Rican claim for a replay. They want ideal conditions but cant guarantee it. the result stands.

Costa Rica was looking for a way to overturn a loss. It didnt work


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ICYMI - They now show world football scores for prominent league games on American ESPN. Soccer is growing wether you want to admit it or not.


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pehawk wrote:
Until I was 13, and decided it was girly, I played in select leagues which travelled all over North America. Including Canada, to get our arses kicked by bi-lingual dirty kids, in the snow. We played in any weather, period.

What am I missing?


Lol, at soccer being "girly"


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I never said it was girly, I decided it was girly. Made sense, man! While all my soccer teammates got scolarships and WC tryouts, I had a lackluster HS football career. Made GREAT sense.

I want the US to protest the conditions they'll be playing in tonight. It's essentially played in an atmosphere similar to Mars...with the added bonus of Mexicans throwing urine and vomit at them.


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Yea, I was under the impression that soccer was an all weather, all conditions, sport, just like football.

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Yea, I was under the impression that soccer was an all weather, all conditions, sport, just like football.


It's not.

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Mexico V USA lead story on Sportscenter tonight. Pretty cool.


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Mexico V USA lead story on Sportscenter tonight. Pretty cool.


Don't be so dumb. Don't you know that they hate soccer in America and think it's for girls and gays?

So dumb.

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Great result for the United States tonight as they leave Mexico with points for only the second time in history. They did drop to third in the standings though.

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Soccer isn't much of a men's game if they can't play in 2" of snow. This is why it will never be a prominent sport in the us.


And I thought your Duck homer posts were stupid... :34853_doh:


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peachesenregalia wrote:
InSuarezWeTrust wrote:
Mexico V USA lead story on Sportscenter tonight. Pretty cool.


Don't be so dumb. Don't you know that they hate soccer in America and think it's for girls and gays?

So dumb.



Way to encapsulate the views of everyone in a country to "make a point" -even if it is just a girly-gay-game. :P


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