Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by LouisianaViking07/09, Nov 26, 2022.
Fox News' Soccer Analyst, Mabel Applebaum from Palm Beach, Fla
Given that network’s target demo, would that be more entertaining relative to the sport where there’s in game action for 11 of 60 minutes or the sport where 8 of 10 people on the field stand around all the time. Just checking for a friend.
Funny enough, my daughter's high school had a watch party yesterday and most of the teachers let their classes go watch the first half. And that's here in North Carolina, so not too shabby.
I teach high school. The kids in my last period class were motivated to finish the lesson in time to put the game on.
need more insurrection.
I know of some high schools in my area that allowed teachers to bring their classes to the gym yesterday to watch the game on big screens. Others streamed it on screens in their classrooms. And the absentee rate was pretty high as well.
Decryption: McKennie, Musah and Adams, the American golden triangle Associated in midfield by Gregg Berhalter since the start of the World Cup, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah shone again against Iran on Tuesday evening.
Didn't go through the paywall, but did catch this from the comment sections with 4:1 likes:
I teach 6th and 7th grade. I let them watch clips of previous matches as I'd have no class during the game but most of them felt soccer was totally alien to them but we're in football country down here.
I think the biggest evolution that has caught me by surprise about soccer in this country is the success of the MLS franchises in the south. Every one of them draws a crowd and has a big, devoted following. I didn't foresee that by any means, and I don't know how that's so, especially with the popularity of a network that runs with stuff like "soccer needs to be more entertaining" or some such.
I concur. Atlanta's massive following seems almost improbable same with Nashville and Charlotte.
I am surprised too. I thought all they did in the south was drink light beer and watch "fuh-ball" and Nascar.
There are millions of people in the south in locales both rural and urban. I'm usually suspicious of easy generalizations. But our major networks, especially one in particular that very definitely believes that its target audience is most concentrated in that region, obviously still try to pander to their audience with the "soccer is boring" talk, so I'm surprised that such a major, media-driven, media-dependent enterprise has been repeatedly successful there.
The fact that younger people tend to be more plugged into social media and streaming apps than traditional media undoubtedly factors into this equation.
That's exactly all that we do down here. So can all of you please stop moving here.
I've seen a number of fan comments reading British articles like in the Guardian where they're incredibly impressed by our MMA midfield, particularly Musah.
And they think our midfield is superior to the Dutch.
I teach at a university in Ohio and was pleased to see some students wearing USA jerseys. I had to leave halfway through the second half to teach a class. About thirty minutes into the class there was a gasp from a group of students in the back. I thought Iran had scored a goal. I asked them and they said a defender cleared the ball after it got past the goalie.
Leeds forums debating if it is a good idea to sell Tyler for some large fee like $75m, with many comments saying nope!
Yeah. Gives me hope for the South.
I'd argue it has long been one, unfortunately. Those two guys are idiots by the way. I normally try to show restraint, but one of those guys in particular really grates on me...
who cares …. About what Watters or the rest of the world says. This is not a popularity contest. Winning isn’t everything - it is the only thing.
they both are wonderfully absorbed in looking into mirrors. Idiots.
True. But we don't have to respond to negativity in a similar vein. It seems to me there is much to celebrate and we should emphasize that and let the rest of it take care of itself.
My daughter, Freshman in HS, said during her class, suddenly they heard screaming and stomping and running from the classroom in the floor above her. She said they thought maybe a school shooting . Then some girl said, no, the US just scored. After class she said she watched the last 5 minutes.
My 11th grade daughter said they watched the last 20 minutes in her classroom. Awesome.
And, neither of my girls are soccer fans, but they both came home and said how exciting it was watching the last minutes of the match. Now, "exciting" isn't the word I would have used, but I'll take it.
My wife's English class watched it under the pretense that they get their work done. Results were as you would expect.
You should have offered everyone a daily grade of an A to skip class and watch the game. Or just cancel class for personal reasons.
I love how the "Rest of the World" thread has evolved to the US South, Fox News, and K-12 students!