- 04/14/2012, 06:54PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 04/14, 06:54 PM
"i never thought I woukd find an answer at the bottom of a pint glass"
name that movie..
I will take rugby..
99% of americans do not have passion for soccer.
its boring, not enough scoring, too much diving AND david beckham..
Rugby is extremekey violent..
it suites americans, they just dont know it..
blood everywhere, hospital hits and high scoring..
isnt that what you want?
Soccer will never catch on here..
Rugby was never given a chance..
Give it a chance..
its similar to NFL..
but we pass backwards, and we dont suspend coaches for telling them to kill..
isnt that what you are supposed to do?
if a $1000 takes to get you motivated..
im sorry, but I dont get nfl commisioners logic..
he is an idiot..
stern is an idiot..
bud selig is an idiot..
Your sports are rotting from the inside..
YOU KNOW IT!
Hyped78 said 04/15, 08:47 AM
The first correct answer would be "neither".
But in a straight comparison between soccer and rugby, I do think you've answered yourself when you say "its similar to NFL".
That's the main problem with rugby in the US.
It will never catch on because it's just too similar to football. What is the incentive to watch rugby in the US, when there's already football?
Exactly like football in europe. It has never been able to catch on, and that's in good part due to the presence of rugby.
As for soccer, and even though I don't think it will ever be a popular sport in the US, truth of the matter is that it does have its own place as a niche sport.
And, again, part of it is because there's no overlapping with football, basketball, baseball or hockey.
Plus the US even has a national soccer team that is sometimes good, others decent. Certainly interesting enough, come World Cup time, to keep some Americans interested in seeing their own colors competing in worldwide soccer.
With rugby, to my knowledge, there's no tradition at all in the US.
And I really don't see it changing.
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