Today while listening to Sports Center on ESPN radio they were talking about the Confederations Cup final between USA and Brazil and why football (soccer) has not blown up in America. I became pretty annoyed hearing the host and all his callers brainstorming on answers to that question. The reasons they had come up with should have embarrassed them but no, they had spewed out these pretentious one liners that made me want to smack them right in the throat. Lines like: Since we are not the best we are not interested…..since we didn’t create the sport we don’t really care…..we need instant gratifacation to keep our interest…..it’s too slow of a game to watch on t.v. (uhhhh golf….) …..and my favorite, we can’t make any money doing it here. If we want the big bucks we have to go over seas.
Now I’m sitting here pretty agitated…..USA just pulled a Newcastle United move and blew their 2 nil lead and lost to Brazil 3 to 2. What could have gotten a lot of Americans interested just went out the door. Will this amazing sport ever make it here?