Hey Yachtsman, Great post douche-bag. No really, I was entertained and it even got me a little excited for our upcoming Soccer/NASCAR day (don’t ask now, you will soon know). However, after I finished reading the post, I felt the need to defend us dirty Americans who don’t care for the sport. What Yachtsman and other soccer fans fail to realize, is that many of the people who do not enjoy soccer, truly have given it a try on multiple opportunities.
I have NEVER said I do not appreciate the sport. I appreciate all sports. In fact, I have even played futeball on several occasions in my life and soon really appreciated it, due to not being able to breathe after about three full minutes of play (and this coming from a guy who ran the steeplechase in track). Personally, as recent as this past World Cup I have tried to “get into” soccer. And since college, I have taken several opportunities to enjoy the game. One of my best friends is from Ecuador and we often would frequent bars to watch games during World Cup season. I watched games on Fox Sports Net with an old roommate on weekends trying to get excited. After both the 2002 and 2006 World Cup, several friends, as well as myself decided that we would start following soccer more closely.. We would each pick a European club and attempt to follow them in order to appreciate the game more and create a dedication to said team. Three months in, most of us had lost interest.
Fuck that. I get it, O.K.? I DO NOT FUCKING LIKE IT! GET OVER YOUR SELF YOU PRETENTIOUS MOTHERFUCKER! The same thing happens with fans of bands like Wilco and the Flaming Lips. Oh, and movies like Blade Runner and anything by Jim Jarmusch (Although I do admit, I enjoy the former). Why the hell is someone not allowed to like something YOU love without insults being tossed their way?? Jesus, it is just like anything in politics right now.; “You don’t agree with me, so you’re an idiot and hate America!!!” Screw off, I have seen better debate skills from the evil high priest in Temple of Doom. "KALIMA. KALIMAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"
I honestly think soccer is the sport where this happens the most. People have told me they don’t like Hockey or American Football, and while I will attempt to convince them that it is awesome, I have never put them down as morons. I may tell them they need to watch it live, or explain that it was better in the 90’s, but the words “you just don’t get it” will never come out of my mouth. Hell, I rarely even attempt to defend NASCAR. I watch it because I grew up with it, but I am the first to admit that the shit is pretty ridiculous. I sure as fuck-sake would never dare call NASCAR drivers better athletes than soccer players. Have you ever seen Jimmy Spencer in his prime???
So soccer fans, next time someone says they don't like soccer. Don't be a douche-bag. Kindly ask them why and maybe have an intelligent discussion instead of insulting their sports knowledge prowess. There is a good chance they may be an ignorant redneck, but they also may have given it several tries and simply don’t like watching it. Hope this brings the sports world closer together. Now go back to your pansy game with silly colored cards, magic spray and fake injuries. KIDDING!!!!
On a side-note: I could not agree MORE with the Yachtsman on the Terry Pegula/birthday episode. My lord. Act like you've been there Buffalo!!!!