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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Soccer

France just beat long time rival Portugal in the semi-finals and will play Italy for the championship. Very exciting if you enjoy soccer. Oddly enough most American's don't like soccer. I think the reason is because Soccer is continuous.

Two halves of roughly 48 minutes of uninterrupted game. America's short attention spans just can't handle it. We want everything to be slowed down and bite size. When do you stand up to get more chips or another beer? Order pizza or turn and talk to your buddy about how you would do it differently. Those natural breaks just don't exist. You'll end up missing portions of the game. Missing an at bat by the pitcher, first and ten at their own 40, or the first 20 points of any basketball game isn't a big deal. Not watching a goal in soccer is disastrous.

American's don't like to focus on one thing for the time it takes to watch a soccer game.

2 Comments:

Anonymous ErinFaye said...

Any sport where you are lucky to see a total of 5 points scored is BOOOOOOOORING. I watched waaay more of the world cup than I think I cared to and was just shocked at the lack of sports and the ridiculous number of fouls. The officials didn't seemed to have much for scrupals and no one seemed to call them on it. Makes for soccer players that are really just better actors.

7/05/2006 5:58 PM  
Blogger Dena Marie said...

Yeah, I watched some soccer. Of course, one reason I watched it was because the World Cup was going on during our honeymoon. Matt was very adament in watching the games. I was able to pull him away every now and then though ;o)

7/06/2006 9:32 AM  

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