Americans, will you watch/care about the World Cup?

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#1  Edited By samcotts
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#2  Edited By samcotts

I'm wondering how much you Americans care about the greatest sporting event in the world, and if you will be watching the USA team play at all (or at the very least look at the results).

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#3  Edited By one_2nd
@samcotts: Yeah I'm going for the US and Italy. (I'm an american btw)
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#4  Edited By Blueman

How big is Football over there?

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It's fun to watch the pansies fake injuries. 

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#6  Edited By Bones8677

Not a fan of Soccer or Futball, so...

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No, but I don't watch the sports that are popular over here....

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#8  Edited By Whisperkill

no...

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#9  Edited By cap123

you just need to look at any world cup thread to realise alot of American's hate the sport without really knowing anything about it.

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#10  Edited By MikkaQ

Yeah... but I was raised in part by the French, so I guess it's that half talking.  
 
Also: 
 
@odintal said:

" It's fun to watch the pansies fake injuries.  "
 
This always gives me a laugh. I'd be the harshest referee in history. 
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#11  Edited By MAN_FLANNEL
@odintal said:
" It's fun to watch the pansies fake injuries.  "
Ain't that the truth.  
 
Also it's nearly as boring to watch as golf. 
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#12  Edited By Dauragon

Not a lot of people over here will watch the world cup. It's just not a big thing over here. However in melting pot areas like where I am from (Washington DC) theres actually a good amount of excitement. Which reminds me, I still have to bother my friend for a Spain Jersey cause I am a filthy freedom hating trator. 
 
Also, I'm not too into real football, I just like Spain.

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#13  Edited By alsnuts2

I dont watch soccer normally, (too many fake injuries healed my miraculous bottles of water) but I love me some World Cup. So yes, I will be tuned in as I am every 4 years.

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#14  Edited By c1337us

Your country has a team in the Cup. I would expect more people to support them even if you don't like the sport. At least a little because that is a high percentage of no so far.

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#15  Edited By davidwitten22

I wont' watch because I can't stand to watch soccer, but I will look at results and will consider watching the game that decides the champion. Otherwise I don't care about soccer at all.

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#16  Edited By samcotts

It's a real shame that most Americans don't seem to care, the USA have a really strong team. You should easily qualify for the knock-out rounds.

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#17  Edited By jakob187

Pfffffft.  No.

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#18  Edited By Redsox44

I love to watch the world cup but it's just not my sport. ( baseball is) But I'm not that close-minded to not watch the world cup. As a matter of fact when i do play some soccer i find it to be fun. Too bad american soccer isn't that interesting. I will try to catch as many games as i can.
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#19  Edited By Daveyo520

No. I may watch a minute or two of it if I pass it on tv, maybe.

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#20  Edited By alsnuts2
@c1337us said:
" Your country has a team in the Cup. I would expect more people to support them even if you don't like the sport. At least a little because that is a high percentage of no so far. "
Ha ha, as an American I am shocked the 'Yes' percentage is as high as it is. But Im not a hater, I appreciate the sport, just cant watch too much of it.  That being said good luck to everyone with a horse in the race and I cannot wait for the trash talk to begin....  

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#21  Edited By c1337us
@alsnuts2: I do like Soccer. But personally I don't care how much I usually dislike a sport, if your an Australian competing in it I am going to jump on that bad wagon and support you all the way.
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#22  Edited By hockeymask27

I'm Canadian, and I love me some World cup. 

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#23  Edited By NathHaw

No, I won't be watching unless I see part of it here and there while I'm at work.

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#24  Edited By hai2u

i will care until the US gets knocked out, so should be any day now.

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#25  Edited By simonius001475

I love watching the world cup every four years, and im american. i happen to think soccer is also one of the greatest sports and play it myself. i also managed to get to the last game vs Turkey in Philadelphia before the US team went off to Africa. so go USA, failing that ... go Netherlands!

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#26  Edited By HitmanAgent47

I voted i'm not american, i'm canadian and I don't give a shit.

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#27  Edited By DeShawn2ks
@samcotts: What is a World Cup. Is that a cup that everyone drinks from if so that is gross.
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#28  Edited By riffingt0n

I clicked 'no' before I read the paranethetical (or at least check the results) in the OP :P.  I may check the results, whether or not the US does well. I tend to take some interest in a lot of different sports, but I just don't find soccer/football remotely interesting.  Maybe I have too short an attention span, but I don't like how low scoring it is.
 
I was on vacation somewhere once and was a bit bored, ended up watching 3-4 games while I was there.  And saw maybe 6 goals?  I know this is my own ignorance not really 'appreciating' what I was seeing, but it felt like a damn lot of running around for so little payoff.  I tend to like variety in outcomes in my sports.  Hockey is about as low-scoring as I can take.  Baseball and american football (which I'm sure paints me in someone's horrible stereotype) have slugfests and stingy play and somehow both of those feel more tactical as a result.  Teams may play for one-run/field position or they may go for the bigger risk/rewards.
 
Also, I can't stand the loosey-goosey time management.  "Stoppage time" just feels too  arbitrary.  Again, I probably haven't seen enough games to appreciate it's purity, but I don't understand why they don't manage time like most other time-centric sports - stop it on out of bounds, resume it in play.  No random "and now the bonus round!" stuff.

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#29  Edited By DeShawn2ks

Seriously though I am not a big fan and won't be watching only time I really care for the sport is when I go and watch my nephews play. They are 6 and 7 and don't fake injuries all the time.

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#30  Edited By Ravenousrattler

nope don't care

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#31  Edited By davidwitten22
@samcotts said:
" It's a real shame that most Americans don't seem to care, the USA have a really strong team. You should easily qualify for the knock-out rounds. "
Our own captain said he didn't see us getting past the 2nd round.
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#32  Edited By Diamond

No, but I don't really care about major sporting events in general.

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#33  Edited By peepeepoopoo696

Yes. Go Team USA!

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#34  Edited By HaltIamReptar

No.  The only sport I watch is football, and that's when  I'm bored.

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#35  Edited By damnboyadvance

No. It's not something I'm interested in. I don't care for soccer that much.

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#36  Edited By samcotts
@davidwitten22 said:
" @samcotts said:
" It's a real shame that most Americans don't seem to care, the USA have a really strong team. You should easily qualify for the knock-out rounds. "
Our own captain said he didn't see us getting past the 2nd round. "
Yeah, I'd be surprised if you do. The 2nd round is the first knock-out round, which you should make easily, but you will have to face Serbia, Australia, Germany or Ghana in the 2nd round, all very good teams.
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#37  Edited By fini_fly

I'm Canadian and I'll be going for either Italy (dad was born there) or France (mom's heritage if you go back far enough). Toronto being a multi-cultural city, most people here will be watching attentively. I on the other hand will be driving across Canada.

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#38  Edited By Kedi

Hell no.

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Fuck. Yes. 
The World Cup is by far the most exciting event in sports. The closest thing (March Madness) can't even be compared to it.
Some people just don't know what they're missing.

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#40  Edited By natetodamax

No, I hate soccer.

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#41  Edited By TheCreamFilling

No, I don't even know why/how soccer/football has gotten this big boost of interest here all of a sudden. I see commercials all the time about WATCH THE WORLD CUP! DO IT WITH OUT SATELLITES!!! I don't get it. 

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#42  Edited By mutha3

Eh. I may not be an American but, I've always found football to be incredibly boring to watch.
 
Everyone I know(no exceptions) is going fucking crazy about it, though. Which means I'll be watching most of it!
 
@TheCreamFilling:
What are  you talking about? soccer has always been a big thing, its the most popular sport in the world.

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#43  Edited By calidan777
@jakob187 said:
" Pfffffft.  No. "
This.
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#44  Edited By clubsandwich
@Manhattan_Project said:

" Fuck. Yes.  The World Cup is by far the most exciting event in sports. The closest thing (March Madness) can't even be compared to it.Some people just don't know what they're missing. "

This!  I mean, how can you not get exited with the best event in the whole world!??
 
Just look at this, it's amazing!
 
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#45  Edited By pweidman

I'll watch a lot of the Cup.  USA team and all the others.  I'll root for the US team, but I just really love watching the amazing athleticism you see watching the best in the world play all-out for their countries.  The last Cup was extremely memorable w/the infamous headbutt match most etched in my memory.
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#46  Edited By AlwaysAngry

What? Is USA even it it?

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#47  Edited By thevector
Hell yeah!
 
@Blueman:  Soccer is easily the most popular recreational sport in the US, but most Americans would rather die than watch it so pro soccer isn't as commercially viable as other sports.   The World Cup is actually a pretty big deal and people crowd into bars to watch it (at least where I live), but only when the US or England are playing. 
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#48  Edited By apathylad

No, hate sports.

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#49  Edited By yakov456

I will absolutely watch it, when I can that is. Most game times for the east coast are morning/early afternoon. So weekdays won't work for me because of work, but I'm down for the weekends. Gotta find a nice pub to watch Saturdays U.S./England game, should be fun.

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#50  Edited By Brockly46

nope i watch real football