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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2018, 09:04:45 AM »
Watching a soccer game is like watching the grass grow, but with a soccer game in the way.

Isn't there more scoring in a grass growing game?

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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2018, 09:50:36 AM »
Y'all can make fun of soccer all you want but so far there's been only one game that finished 0-0, and that was yesterday's France-Denmark game where both teams already knew they were advancing and just didn't want to get anyone hurt before the knockout rounds.
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2018, 09:52:01 AM »
I thought they had a magic spray they used is someone got hurt so they could keep playing.
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2018, 09:54:03 AM »
They've all been 0-0 games as far as I'm concerned. 0 interest on my part and 0 minutes watched :P
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2018, 10:13:07 AM »
If they could brake up the game in smaller parts (time-outs ?) so the US TV channels could throw in a bunch of commercials, they might be more inclined to show games.

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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2018, 10:21:32 AM »
If they could brake up the game in smaller parts (time-outs ?) so the US TV channels could throw in a bunch of commercials, they might be more inclined to show games.

throw in an absurdly long season and you might be on to something  O0
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2018, 10:22:00 AM »
What makes you think live games aren't shown here in the US.
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2018, 10:50:24 AM »
If they could brake up the game in smaller parts (time-outs ?) so the US TV channels could throw in a bunch of commercials, they might be more inclined to show games.

There's no shortage of soccer on TV over here.  We typically get 3-5 EPL games/week on NBC Sports, and often another on "Big" NBC, and all commercial-free.

MLS typically has at least 2 games/week (1ea on Fox Sports and ESPN)

Fox Sports shows 3-4 Bundesliga games each week, plus they have Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup contracts, and between FS1 and FS2, on weeks where there's UCL/EL games, we'll get at least 6 live games, and another 4-6 on delay, especially during group stages, all live in the afternoon here, midweek.

BeIN Sports has La Liga and Serie A, so you can get a lot of those games, but you're paying for extra channels at that point.

None of this includes digital-only subscriptions like NBC Gold or ESPN+ which have a ton of games, including English Championship and USL (2nd tier US league).

Heck, we have a local station here that broadcasts the NCFC (local USL team) over-the-air for all home games.
(fun fact, the color commentator - Jason Garey - is a former player for the team here who grew up in Louisiana, playing on youth soccer teams with 2 of my cousins, until he graduated high school and headed to Maryland for college)
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2018, 11:12:42 AM »
^ The Insomniac  Channel - when you cannot get to sleep any other way, try soccer.

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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2018, 11:38:36 AM »
^ The Insomniac  Channel - when you cannot get to sleep any other way, try soccer.

that's channelS, plural

if soccer was such a losing proposition, why are the big broadcasters sinking more money into showing games?

I get that you might not be entertained by it (I don't enjoy watching NASCAR) but clearly there's enough of a market for it to get at least 4 different broadcast families involved (NBC, ESPN, Fox, BeIN)
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2018, 06:33:25 PM »
I won't commit to watching anything past the World Cup, but, I have enjoyed what I've watched.  I have even gotten up early enough the last three weekends to watch several full matches and parts of others.  I like that there's no commercials.  And extra time is just cool as hell.  I'll be up early both days this weekend to catch both matches each day.  Can't wait!
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2018, 06:40:29 PM »
Yeah, but you like baseball too, so there's already evidence that you have no taste.
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2018, 06:47:15 PM »
Don't mind them MD. I might even give you a break from puns for a few days to allow you to concentrate :)
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Re: 2018 Running World Cup Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2018, 06:51:01 PM »
Soccer, the only sport that makes me enjoy baseball.
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