Today I took photos and completed an assignment for the Davison Index regarding a young soccer player. Nate and I got to chat briefly about soccer and its failure to catch on as a popular sport in America. When you look at Europe, Central and South America and Asia, soccer tends to be extremely popular. Why not here?
I don’t understand, for instance, how sports talk show host Jim Rome* can talk about the “exciting” sports of golf and auto racing but talk about how boring soccer is. Soccer and golf both take great skill, but a minute is about all I can take of watching golf.
*Don’t get me wrong about Romey–I love his show and think he’s funny and witty. But I happen to disagree with him about the golf/soccer issue.