Agostino Berti wrote:French or Italian wine?
Agostino Berti wrote:So what will you drink for the final game at 3 pm (ET) this Sunday?
French or Italian wine?
Reporting from Milan,
Agostino Berti wrote:This is the only true world-wide sports competition (actually, the olympics too) and the U.S. will always get their behinds whupped because soccer games consist of 45 minute continuous halves with no room for commercials. And that's why soccer has never gotten a foot-hold (pardon the pun) in the States, in my opinion. With no possible commercial breaks, soccer cannot become big in the US. Follow my thread?
Agostino Berti wrote:And that's why soccer has never gotten a foot-hold (pardon the pun) in the States, in my opinion. With no possible commercial breaks, soccer cannot become big in the US. Follow my thread?
Remember, World Cup only comes around every four years so its OK to open a Barolo or something special.
Agostino Berti wrote:By the way, what channel is showing the final?
Agostino Berti wrote:That's great. There's probably enough Hispanics living in the US now that the World Cup draws enough viewers to be on ABC. If I'm not mistaken ABC probably wouldn't have picked it up 10 years ago. Am I right or am I talking jibberish?
What's more, a lot of us here watch the games on Univision, the Spanish-language network, anyway.
I'm not saying the lack of "time-outs" allowing for commercial breaks is the only reason soccer hasn't become wildly popular in the US but its probably a factor. Sure, if enough people requested it they would show soccer on TV, but how is it going to get popular if its not on there?
Howard wrote:I think things are changing here. There's much more interest in the World Cup this year than previously.
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