In many places around the world, they play a game called soccer
Last weekend, Japan beat the United States in the women’s World Cup final, which is like the world championship of soccer, for chicks. Hey, no hard feelings, Japan. Truth is nobody much cares about soccer in this country anyway.
Since then, I’ve heard a number of people speculating on how to change that – how to make Americans care more about soccer, which after all is a very popular game worldwide.
The problem is that soccer is slow. The field is huge. Very little scoring, and too many ties. How could it attract more fans?
How could a marginal (in this country, anyway) sport capture the attention of American sports fans?
Politics? You think politics? Celebrities? I dunno.
I’m not getting that. Look, we need to … we need to, um, work on our signals. What was I talking about?
Well I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I don’t know. I’ll think about it. Hate to leave the ladies hanging. There’s gotta be a way.
Some way to build a fan base for soccer in the US. I got nothing. Anyone else?