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Posted Saturday October 13, 2012, About: More Americans Like NASCAR than Soccer
Actually D-Wreck you might wanna check yourself here. Nascar generates a lot more money professionally than MLS but don't underestimate the popularity of soccer in the USA.

Soccer is played from peewee to junior school to high school and dont get me started on college soccer or how popular it is with women in college. And if you really want to just talk about soccer's popularity then you also have to see how teams like Chelsea, Man U, Barcelona, Real Madrid an many more show their games like in the champion league and their ratings are not too shabby.

The MLS definitely has not capitalized on how widespread soccer's popularity is but don't let it fool you. Soccer is very popular and has many many fans..... Just the number of people who play soccer in the US is a helluva lot.

I think you saying that 'many Americans consider watching soccer boring' is just you buying into the talking heads and overly opinionated posters on here. I disagree and contend soccer is very popular but very poorly marketed in the US.
Posted Monday June 11, 2012, About: Predicting the winner of the NBA Finals if Spurs vs Heat
Do you remember writing this about Miami against the Spurs in the Finals?? Post #28 from you Jim...

"Spurs in 6 and only because Stern gets his henchman to keep it close for ratings."

or this post...

"Spurs are better just as good if not better defensively, they rebound better, the execute on offense better, and their much better coached. James and Wade could combine for over 60 every game and they'd still lose."

or this post...... "Parker will tool Chalmers. Mike Miller is garbage. He hobbles around the court. Haslem will get owned vs Duncan, Splitter, or even Diaw."

That's not you assuming the Spurs would beat OKC??? LOL!! I'm gonna enjoy watching you try to spin that..........genius.
Posted Monday June 11, 2012, About: Top sports, where selling the foul/play is involved..
That video was hilarious!
Posted Thursday June 07, 2012, About: Predicting the winner of the NBA Finals if Spurs vs Heat
I told you that you were being premature with your "Spurs are champs" talk Jim......
Posted Thursday June 07, 2012, About: Predicting the winner of the NBA Finals if Spurs vs Heat
Maybe it's because they are, well, just boring to watch...............
Posted Thursday June 07, 2012, About: Predicting the winner of the NBA Finals if Spurs vs Heat
And that folks, is why they play the games...........
Posted Thursday May 31, 2012, About: Predicting the winner of the NBA Finals if Spurs vs Heat
That series is not over yet.... You know that right?
Posted Thursday May 31, 2012, About: Predicting the winner of the NBA Finals if Spurs vs Heat
I'll revisit that with you when the dust settles... Thats if the Spurs get past OKC...
Posted Thursday May 31, 2012, About: Predicting the winner of the NBA Finals if Spurs vs Heat
Listening to all the chatter on here really makes me shake my head and say 'whaaaaaaa?'. Do you people watch the same games or are your games in some Bizarro world where everything just happens cos its supposed to happen that way. There is a reason for that sports aying............'that's why they play the games'....

Firstly, the Spurs will probably NOT sweep the Thunder... I wouldn't be surprised if its knotted up after the next two games. The Celtics will not go away quietly either...

The Spurs will not walk all over Miami if they meet in the finals. Miami roughed them up when they met in the season. Granted, much has changed with the Spurs and Ginobli was out but Wade was also out for Miami and their bench is showing signs of life.... To say the Heat have NO chance is just plain moronic.... Just a few days ago it was all about the demise of that same Heat team when they were down to the Pacers.

That is why they play the games folks......
Oh man!! That is a huge statement to make... Undefeated is a big word.. Personally I don't think they will beat Miami, if Miami beats Boston that is. Match ups and styles make the series and will run the Spurs into the ground.. Losing bosh hurts cos quite frankly even if he returned for the finals he will be rusty, Bosh is already a non factor... but, you still made a bold prediction and I salute you for that, but you are wrong. They will lose 1 or even 2 to Oklahoma and will not beat Miami...
Are you serious man??? Flacco?? The guy has a killer D that bails him out n still cant get to the dance....
Posted Tuesday March 20, 2012, About: Rubio or Wall?
Quite right... Rubio has Kevin Love and Wall has Javale Mcghee...ouch!! Not that I dont appreciate Rubio's game but I'll take Wall any day and twice on Sunday over Rubio.
Posted Thursday February 16, 2012, About: Rugby world cup v soccer world cup redo
I would have wanted to take this TD but just missed it. Good Luck!
Posted Monday February 13, 2012, About: When Melo returns, what happens to the Knicks?
He did in Denver. I think making Melo handle the rock actually hurts Melo's game. In my opinion Melo plays better when he does not have to facilitate, that is not his game. He will do better with Lin than without him. Definitely leaning left.......
Posted Monday February 13, 2012, About: NBA 1st Team, 2nd Team, and 3rd Team
J-Business you are right to drop Deron Williams but it should be Wade you move up not Westbrook.............
Posted Wednesday February 08, 2012, About: Is Eli already a Hall of Famer?
I have heard this before and I just wonder if that is the case why has the number of 1000 yard rushers been going up in the 90s and 2000, well above the 80s and the 70s levels!! Passing attempts per game is comparable and has been about the same average for the past 30 years! Granted it was a little less in the 70s and earlier but modern day QBs since the 80s passed at about the same rate.
In his era Ruth was a great, as as a baseball icon Ruth is great but........ Whether you like him or not or whether think he did steroids or not...... Barry Bonds makes a strong case for G.O.A.T. in baseball...........
Posted Saturday February 04, 2012, About: Is the charge call good for the NBA?
I have to disagree with you here. I think the refs made an incorrect call because both guys were already in the air when the defender set their feet.... That being said you are not going to get my vote because the charge is an essential part of basketball.
Posted Sunday January 29, 2012, About: Manning Vs. Brady is a worst debate than Kobe vs. Jordan
When you quoted me the reformatted quote just takes away from your little joke....hehehe
Posted Saturday January 28, 2012, About: Manning Vs. Brady is a worst debate than Kobe vs. Jordan
You lost me at Kobe-Jordan........ Frankly they are BOTH weak and stupid arguments considering the body of work of the people being considered.... Jordan>>>>>>Kobe Brady>>>>>Manning
Love has a very good game and will always post good numbers but lets be honest about this, Kevin Love is just too vanilla. I personally dont think he can motivate his teammates if you choose to build around him. Minnesota is lucky that they now have Rubio to excite the team and Love to do the trenches work... Dont get me wrong I think he is a great player but to build around, I would have to go with Griffin.
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