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I wish they'd televise it same as American football or baseball. Unfortunately, there's no time for commercials except half-time so it isn't "supported" that way. And then there's so much movement all the time, unlike a line of scrimage or a home plate and pitcher's mound, that it's a hell of a sport for the cameramen. Still, I think there ought to be some way to make it work. Even the pay channels rarely broadcast it. The world's most popular sport and we're left out of the loop.

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I think we are already ...

I think we are already inundated with enough "sports" on TV. To add soccer, in my opinion, would be gross overkill. If I ever get so bored I have to plop down and watch a bunch of grown men play a kids game, I hope I go blind...

It's painfully boring to ...

It's painfully boring to watch. I tried watching some of the world cup "action" but was quickly bored to tears. I think thats why it wont work here.

Baseballs' not boring, ...

Baseballs' not boring, waiting and waiting while the pitcher scratches his crotch and turns to throw to first several times. Then, when he's doing badly the coaches and catcher come out to have a circle jerk for a few minutes on the mound. That's boring. Soccer's ALL action, ALL the time.

I hate baseball. I think ...

I hate baseball. I think the reason people find soccer boring is because its a low scoring, drags on and on type of game. You know how Americans are, WE WANT MORE AND WE WANT IT NOW !!!!!

th only sport I can watch ...

th only sport I can watch is Football, College or NFL. I can't watch soccer with out getting bored, but I will play it like it's running out of style! It is another one of those sports that you have to be playing to enjoy, like basket ball, baseball, or just about any track and field event.

I'm a die hard Steelers ...

I'm a die hard Steelers fan but for everyones info concerning football. 60 Minutes did a study on NFL games some time ago. The average game is on about 3 hours. Between the setting up,time outs,time between quarters and half times. The amount of play we actually watch is between 10.5 and 14 minutes.
Now back on subject. I worked with a lady that was from The Ivory Coast and went to school and lived in Europe for a while. She told me that countries where soccer is popular have a different sense of urgency than we do in the USA. The game may be due to start at noon but if it starts at 3pm nobody is suprised. 1-4 hours late is not unusual in some parts of the world. A nightmare situation for a TV schedule. Ever notice that when you do see one it's usually already in progress? Tough deal for sponsers also. Many want to air a certain commercial at a certain time. This is also why there is a lot more violence at the games. The games begin late so many fans are already drunk when it starts.

If we could pull it off ...

If we could pull it off european style it might get some interest but until then soccer will always be a back burner game.

That's very informative ...

That's very informative Amarettoxo. I wasn't aware of the issue with not starting on time being so regular. Although, now that you mention it, the games that I have seen on TV were often already in progress.

GOOOO STEELERS!!!!! ...

GOOOO STEELERS!!!!!

sorry about that.... But no, I have been to games that they take "commercial breaks" during the game. It's just something that the sports do themselves. We got a local football (american football, the only football) team up here and they took breaks for commercials. I wouldn't mind seeing some of the violence at the soccer games though, the fans are usually pretty good at messing each other up!!

I really never paid any ...

I really never paid any attention to how far along the game was as I flipped channels. But I do know that I don't speak Spanish, and it is usually on those stations. But most sports are fun to play, but suck to watch.

I get the Fox Soccer Channel

I get the Fox Soccer Channel