NEELY wrote:wprager wrote:NEELY wrote:Only North Americans can find a reason to rip the most popular sport on the planet because of their issues with it, lol. 99% of the people on this planet believe the sport is fine the way it is and those same 99% could really care less about North American's opinions on it.
I felt the same way when I was living in Moscow. I played soccer (mostly goalie, since I couldn't run for an hour) but hockey was and still is more fun to watch.
I also lived in Italy for a year and a half, and didn't see *any* hockey. And it was *still* better.
I'm not as North American as you think.
I was talking more about the talk shows that say "yah if we cared or the game was better we would be the best" mostly US, some Canada. The complaints in this thread are very similar in terms of the North American views on the game.
well the US isn't wrong when they say that. If soccer was the #1 sport, they'd be up there. Not the best, but they'd be up there.
THere's so many sports in the US and basketball/football/baseball is KING