Why Soccer Is Un-American
J Thoendell stashed this in World Cup
Sports are a reflection of national character and aspirations, and it is no coincidence, I think, that soccer has had a hard time catching on in the United States. Simply put, soccer—call it “football” if you must—is a tragic game, and thus it cuts deeply against the grain of the American ethos. Americans are an optimistic people. We like scoring too much to enjoy a game that is more about preventing success than achieving it.
I think any essay like this needs to address flopping. Rocky Balboa would never flop.
He sure wouldn't.
I wonder if the author of this article can explain why soccer isn't popular in India and China.