The Official Soccer Basher Thread, Part Deux.

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by geordienation, May 27, 2006.

  1. soccershins

    soccershins Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Another one to add to the list. Apparently the U.S. department of Time Magazine is not too fond of soccer either. :mad: Really bugs me that they would do this. Messi is on the cover of the latest Time Magazine globally, with the exception of the United States issue, which is featuring a bit about "shyness" instead. The picture and info is in the link below. Too bad for soccer and especially too bad for soccer in the U.S.

    Messi Gets Snubbed
     
  2. CCSUltra

    CCSUltra Member+

    Nov 18, 2008
    Cleveland
    Club:
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe it's because they'll make more money with that than with a cover story on Messi...

    I don't see how this says they're not fond of soccer. They have a duty to make the most money, not promote soccer.
     
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  3. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ehh - how compelling is a cover about shyness though? At least with the Messi cover you might be interested to find out who this guy is. Is the article still in the US version of Time or did they rip the article completely?
     
  4. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
  5. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ugh - yet another CNN dope. And he's supposedly a man of the cloth. This kind of attitude towards what constitutes masculinity in the black community is what caused stupidity like Proposition 8 to get such wide support in California.

    Honestly, CNN such an embarrassment.
     
  6. Cork Writer

    Cork Writer New Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I am shocked SHOCKED I say to read these outrageous claims about Soccer injuries vs American Football Injuries in this article.


    "Bountygate Debate: Why Football is Still Better Than Soccer"


    "This misguided hypocrisy ignores the outrageous number of career-ending injuries in Soccer. There’s easily a half-dozen per match--more if you count pre-tilt muggings by British Hooligans. The worst part? Soccer injuries are both rampant and faked."--EXCERPT

    http://tinyurl.com/cc360bounty
     
  7. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Had to expect it. People are scared that the NFL as we know it will go away. So is the NFL.
     
  8. atomicbloke

    atomicbloke Member+

    Dec 7, 2009
    Berkeley, CA
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    This.

    Test cricket is the most strategic game invented by mankind. An Ashes series comes the closest to the war analogy in the world of sports. No other sporting event requires 2 years of dedicated strategizing, from players, coaches, media, the folks who cut the grass at the stadium, the weather forecasters, and the fans.
     
  9. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    every sport at the highest level has a massive amount of strategy in its own right. No need to bash one in favor of the other like what some of these blinded pundits do that don't understand. Some people just understand certain sports better than others and take the fact that they don't understand the strategy to mean that it doesn't exist.
     
  10. JJ Mindset

    JJ Mindset Member

    Dec 7, 2000
    I want people to get ready because once this story makes the rounds at American media, it won't be long until the bashers jump on it. It has everything they "like": foreign country, even Muslim; 0-0 result; overturned police cars; fans throwing chairs at players and police, not to mention two sending offs.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wor...ice-article-1.1077145?localLinksEnabled=false

    And you can bet that you-know-who-who-is-at-an-obscure-sports-channel will open his mouth on this story.
     
  11. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    nope no mention today. perhaps tomorrow.
     
  12. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And in the non-basher category: Peter Ueberroth

     
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  14. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Y'all should check out Frank Deford on Colbert last night. :D
     
  15. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They guy who once said that lacrosse requires more skill than soccer's "fancy footwork"? No thank you.
     
  16. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He looked older than 73 last night.
     
  17. Cowtown Felipe

    Cowtown Felipe Member+

    Mar 12, 2012
    Fort Worth, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I played in an established youth league in Maryland in the 70s. At the time it was believed that soccer and the metric system would firmly take hold in the US by the end of the decade. Although that didn't happen, I think soccer might be doing better than the metric system in the US today.
    In today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a quote from Frank Deford giving a lecture at a nearby university, "There are two great myths in American sports. Next year soccer will be popular in the United States. And next year college presidents will do something do clean up college athletics."
     
  18. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's a bitter old man.
     
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  19. Whitecaps10

    Whitecaps10 Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Long Island,NY
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Soccer has been popular here for years. Even before I was fan, I saw people wearing their team's jerseys all the time
     
  20. brittkamp

    brittkamp Member

    Nov 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wouldn't worry about Deford (or Dracula as he is looking more and more like) I bet a savvy computer person can put together quotes from him saying soccer/world cup will a) never get an American audience B) only get a small audience c) only will get an audience every four years D) will get big audiences if the US is good E) will get big audience for big event matches etc etc etc.. He is a man that once lived in a world where boxing and horse racing were huge sports but will deny that the US can change in its sports preferences. I think its fun listening to him as its fun to see the stereo-scope: relics from our past.
     
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  21. 1Coug1

    1Coug1 Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    espn tilted the best of the best poll against a soccer play? Today sportscenter anchors allegedly told viewers to vote for the gridiron play for the sake of change. I can't link but the poll results and comments are still up in the sportsnation section. I guess this sort of thing is expected from espn but I thought I'd share it.
     

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