Does Anybody Care?

July 21st, 2007  

Topic: Does Anybody Care?

So, almost a week after Beckham arrived in America, I have to ask the question, does anybody care? Very few in America care because, well, it's soccer. Very few in Europe will admit that they care because they claim that Beckham is all washed out anyways. So does anybody really care that Beckham jumped the pond and will be playing in America? I personally couldn't care less, the MLS is a joke with only.... 9? teams, not even enough to make one conference in any other sport in America and yet it gets treated like it is on par with the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, NBA and NHL.
July 24th, 2007  
The Other Guy
does it really get treated on par with the others by anyone other than ESPN?
July 25th, 2007  
Rob Henderson
No...No one cares, because anyone who knows soccer well enough knows that the rest of Europe is right...He IS all washed out. America has a LONG way to go before international recognition and national popularity for soccer increases.
July 31st, 2007  
The only reason I know who Beckham is, is because he was in Cosmopolitan...otherwise I wouldn't have a clue cause I don't watch soccer blehh!
July 31st, 2007  
Team Infidel
I think that it is too early to give an opinion. Let's see what happens in a year. Once he gets healthy and starts having a marketing impact... I will hold off judgement until then.
July 31st, 2007  
Bingo, the marketing impact will probably be big.

In a year he´d not take a shirt in any european league.
But it´ll probably still be enough to revolutionise american fotball..Oh sorry, soccer.

Dang what a gay name you all have given the

July 31st, 2007  
ok if they call soccer fotball, then do they have football football?
July 31st, 2007  
Soccer is popular in other parts of the world only because the other sports they watch are curling, cricket and darts...
July 31st, 2007  
Originally Posted by philam15
ok if they call soccer fotball, then do they have football football?
Well there is american football, austrailian football and then there is rugby.

As for the dart remark.
We have a few athletes playing a little sport called Icehockey, ever heard of it?
Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin, Niklas Lidström, Daniel Alfredsson, Markus Näslund. Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg, Henrik Lundqvist, Tomas Holmström..
To name a few that have made an impact on their respective NHL Teams.

Then again, icehockey is gay too so.

Baseball is a great sport though...Middleaged fat guys knocks a ball away a few yards and then try to get their fat asses around a pitch smaller then my backyard..
Entertaining...ehh perhaps.
Athletes..ehh no.

American football?
Steroidpacked gymrats made of sugar.
Carry more protective gear then all tricks picking up Thai hookers combined and still breaks atleast twice per season.

No give me Aussie football anyday over that crap.
Some of those guys are hardcore mf,ers.

Basketball was quite cool to watch for awhile though, when the US Teams led the way.
Now they get beaten by any nation that have more then 100 registered players in total.

Track and field is almost the one remaining worldwide sport that the US can claim world dominance in.
Hopefully it won´t turn out they were just better then everybody else to give their athletes drugs.

//KJ, a cynical bastard.
July 31st, 2007  
Originally Posted by NavyCS
and darts...

oi! any sport you can play one handed while holding a pint in the other is OK by me

Similar Topics
Mental Health Care Lax, Vets Say
Program To Improve Care For Service Members Begins
For War's Gravely Injured, Challenge To Find Care
Care For Injured British Troops Is Faulted
What was said on the 3rd presidential debate.