In this Sports Thought Thursday blog, we are going to get into the World Cup. I am not going to get into the history of this tournament or soccer. Personally, I really do not care. It might shape the thought pattern on this blog. The big question is why should we care in American? Is soccer going to grow in the United Sates? Let us get into this debate.
This is a big event around the world asides here in the United States. I know there are many in the states that can give a crap. However, if the US team keeps playing, the more interested it is going to gather in the States. Will that help the sport grow in the states? Of course, it will help but will anyone care after the World Cup is finish. I see the only way this sport will make in the States if US team wins the cup. It is a fact. There has been several soccer leagues open in the states and then soon disappears in the dust. We had the Rockers in Detroit and I was always getting free tickets to go watch the game. I did not understand the game and I told myself I will be back to a game. I never made it back. We have NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. Two out of four of our sports is what the world worries about. They are MLB and NHL. Most part of the world they do not care about MLB and NFL. Do we have it wrong in the states? Or is the world wrong? I believe it is taste and what you like. Soccer had its highest TV ratings during the US vs German match. Is there more to come with this? I would say yes.
In closing, I will write a follow-up blog at the end of the World Cup. I personally do not care. I just find the sport very boring. I never saw so much flopping field or court. I do understand it because I took the time to learn it. I am turn off on the sport. I wish all the countries the best of luck. I believe we in the States will go back to not caring once the US is knocked out and when the World Cup disappears for another four years. We do not care about soccer and it is reality. It is a niche sport here. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser