Sunday, July 09, 2006


USA Today's been asking why soccer isn't big in the United States and among some of the blogged responses is my favorite, and sadly probably the most correct:

Think about Golf, US beaten by Europe in the Rider Cup...

Tennis, James Blake is your number 1, that says it all.

Americans are not about sports, they are about entertainment, hot dogs
and beers.

Posted by: Mark July 8, 2006 11:23:49

And when you factor in our recent lousiness in other international competitive endeavours (not to mention not one American in the Wimbledon quarterfinals!!) one has to suspect that Mark is absolutely right.

And that breaks my heart.

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