I know there are some loyal soccer fans out there (including HizMGoHonor Brian) but watching these first two World Cup games sum up the reason I just can't get into soccer even at its greatest and highest level.
TWO GOALS IN TWO GAMES/180 MINUES OF GAME TIME.
TWO TIES. 0-0 and 1-1 and thats actually a big deal.
Its the only sport on Sportscenter where the "close ones" have to be utilized just to fill up the 30 second highlight reels.
I recognize it as interesting, the athletes as being absolutely world class and going to a live game is as unique experience in the sports world as it gets.
But the low scoring, the ties, the fact that ties are considered a good outcome for some teams (I can't remember which site I read it on CNN or ESPN but they were lauding South Africas tie as a really big deal). Its just not hard to understand why soccer hasn't picked up in this country the way it has in the rest of the world.