Goooooooooaaaaaaaaalllllll! Today marks the anniversary of football (soccer) star Pele's 1000th goal. Why has professional footie never caught on in the United States?
Because apparently Americans are into more violent (American football) and boring (baseball and football) sports. And besides, they wouldn't want to play any sport that pansy Europeans (um, and Asians and South Americans and everybody else) play. *snerk* My thing is, if you can watch and enjoy hockey, you'd have to like soccer even more, because you can *see* the ball, as opposed to a hockey puck, which is all but invisible to the spectator. Also, soccer players are very often HOT. Are there hot hockey players? Who knows, they're all behind face masks! I'm not a sports person but I have watched parts of various soccer games on TV and they seem pretty exciting. Basketball would be as exciting except at least for pro ball, it doesn't look hard enough. The baskets should be raised 2-3 feet and then it'd seem hard. Soccer actually looks to be something that requires skill and strategy and finesse, not simply being 7-ft. tall.