OTC: Soccer’s Popularity Compared to NBA/NHL A Myth / Whitlock On Mutherf…

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  1. Anonymous says:

    ricky martin
    I love your ass Greg!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    boy george
    me to

  3. Anonymous says:

    george michael
    concur

  4. Anonymous says:

    Rick
    And Peyton Manning sitting in the last NFL games after they clinched?

    Obviously sports radio should cover pro wrestling. They attract a large group of fans. When was the last time you saw a soccer dvd yet wrestling dvd’s are some of the biggest sellers.

    Yes my tongue is in my cheek.

  5. Anonymous says:

    ricky martin
    can u guess where my tongue is?

  6. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    Soccer my balls! I’m still waiting on the Beckham Effect to turn the US into a bunch of slogan chanting hooligans.
    If the goal is to win championships then you sit players when you can. Using your logic the Pats should have given fans some money back went Tom Brady went down.

    The NCAA has turned into pussyville. Kids coming out today are nowhere near as ready to contribute in the NFL or NBA the way the Bird and Magic were. Outside the BCS the only reason bowl games exist is for degenerate bettors. We have turned into a flacid nation of oversized labia full of jizz encrusted folds.
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    GH: Brady was injured. I am talking about sitting healthy marquee players on game day and the franchise still charges full price for tix.

  7. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    Oh yeah, the only way we could be bigger douchebag pussies is if we were all named Kelly Urich.

  8. Anonymous says:

    barry
    this is a world cup year. the last world cup final in 2006 drew 17 million us tv viewers for the final match, higher than the nba finals drew that year and roughly equal to the world series and ncca basketball finals.

    the champions league final last year drew two million viewers even though it was played midweek during the day, us time.

    espn has invested heavily in expanded soccer coverage. besides the mls and usa international games, they are televising weekly games from the english and spanish leagues. they don’t spend their money stupidly.

    810’s core audience probably isn’t into soccer, but there are more people out there than you might first think who are. in the fight for bigger audiences, is it so foolish to devote one segment a week to a sport that has drawn impressive and rapidly growing viewership numbers?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    Look, soccer is a cool sport, and it takes a lot of skill to play it. The World Cup is a fantastic event. Kansas City has an MLS team, and for the last decade, it has done better in its league than the Chiefs or Royals (title in 2000, lost title game in 2004, in playoffs 2 out of 3 years).

    that said, we invent better sports in the U.S., so that’s why they’re more popular here.

    You know who bashes soccer the most? basketball fans b/c they know thugball and the nba is ruining their sport, and they have to compensate by making fun of another, less popular sport.

  10. Anonymous says:

    mike hendricks
    The reason soccer is not more popular in the US is that the games have far fewer commercials, and therefore less time to go to the fridge to grab beer and nachos. The one thing that ruins soccer on America TV, for me anyway, is American announcers call the games as if they’re calling an American football game.
    Ie, far too much yak, yak, yak.
    One more thing: I know a lot of American sports nuts who diss soccer, yet even the ones who are halfway bright admit that they have never given the game a chance.
    Give me an EPL match over an NFL contest anytime.

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    GH: Hendu, the reason that there are so few commercials is that the entire soccer match is just like a commercial! You can head down to Gates, get a slab of bb’s and a yammer pie, drive back home and still not miss a damn thing. I’m not saying there aren’t fans for the sport. I’m saying that the MLS’s attempt to promote their attendance as surpassing the NBA and NHL is ludicrous — or is that a rapper?

  11. Anonymous says:

    barry
    greg, you have to be kidding. the average nfl game has 17 minutes of actual game play in three and a quarter hours. and you’re complaining about nothing happening in soccer?

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    GH: I’m a big fan of high school cross country. I also enjoy following elite distance road racing. But I understand that those sports do not make good television

  12. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Hey Hillman, I have a religion too but I am not having photos taken of me with my Bible. Yeah… 26 year old superstars really want to work for a guy that brings a Bible to work. Sweeney was a freakining twerp too. We want guys that piss fire, hit .350, and just go nuts in Westport after homegames.
    Hey Guillen, I do not care that your blood clots almost killed you over the winter. You are one of the top 50 highest paid players in baseball. Keep jacking those homers and I will be sympathetic about the blood clots. Hey Glass, please tell me how you can run Wal-Marts and then suddenly change your operating philosophy with your baseball team? Oh wait… you don’t.

    I was watching a Yankees spring training game a couple of weeks ago, where Steinbrenner was in the stands, and he was freaking pissed off. I bet he sits around with his son and they laugh their asses off at the Royals. I love watching enraged owners.

    Maybe if Glass threw another 75 Million at this team he would get enraged more often.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    I played all sports growing up…soccer, basketball, football, tennis and baseball. Soccer was my favorite with basketball a close second. No other sport gets kids in better shape than soccer, and no other sport improves coordination like soccer to make kids better basketball or football players. Soccer is a wonderful sport.
    But don’t talk about it on the radio and I’m only going to watch it every four years on TV. Terribly boring unless something huge, like the world cup, is on the line.
    That said, the reason soccer is going to be forced down all you old people’s throats for the rest of your life is a lot, if not most, of people my age played the sport and now own houses and T.V.’s. Just because I’m not a fan of watching it doesn’t mean the tens of millions of others that played it aren’t.

    You know what I would watch more of? Track and field. I feel very underserved in the track and field department. KC sports talk should do a few segments about the Relays in Larrytown. The Jamaicans are coming this year!

  14. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    The tv numbers for world cup are really an indicator of all the illegals we have in this country.

    Greg, I respectfully disagree with you. If I buy tix to any game because I expect to see a certain player that’s on me. The team has no obligation to make sure I see Peyton, Koby, Sidney, Lebron, etc. I’m there to see the team play. If a player gets injured on the first play or doesn’t play at all there is no difference in my expectations not being met. Same could be said for going to a game where Lebron only puts up 8 points. Did I get to see the REAL Lebron. What if I go to a concert and the band plays like crap? What if the celebrity chef takes a night off and I made reservations months in advance? All the risk is on the buyer, which is why they say, Caveat Emptor Let the buyer beware.

  15. Anonymous says:

    MandDShagger
    Ditto on the Kelly Urich comment smartman. Look at the dudes picture on this website. It’s freaky in that Burger King king character way. Has kind of a Deliverance/Registered Sex Offender feel to it.

    I do like watching World Cup Soccer. There is NO comparison between the MLS and the game played outside the US. As America gets less black and white and more brown there will come a day when futbol may pass pucks and hoops. At least the NFL had the good sense to start a Latino outreach program to welcome and encourage latinos to follow the sport.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Old people? How’d you like to get your ass kicked by an old guy? Old enough to remember the Kansas City Spurs and to have watched Pele. Still a snooze.

  17. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    said it before…say it again…
    Hillman is a complete jerk. Knows nothing about
    baseball…and knows less than daytom mooreless.
    If I owned this team (which i don’t ) I’d
    fire both guys right now. Of course they are
    doing okay and if the middle bullpen can do
    somethinig decent they can win some games.
    But didnt they learn their lesson last year?
    These guys are crap.
    And talk about lazy. We sit in section 152 over
    the royals bullpen and watch these guys.
    They eat…sit…jabber…lay around the entire
    game…maybe get up and run some sprints…
    do some warm up drills…hey maybe even walk
    aro0und so incase you’re called to pitch you’re
    ready to maybe throw some strikes.
    But glass is making money and to that greedy
    man thats all that counts…

  18. Anonymous says:

    kctacomonday
    I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Wright’s new afternoon show and find myself flipping there first on my drive home. With 810, if I get in my car at 4:55, I can expect to drive for at least 15 minutes before I hear any real sports talk, thanks to all the product shilling KK has to do at the beginning of every hour. Wright’s show is interesting and I agree with his stance on the Royals.

    On soccer, I just couldn’t care less and agree with GH about changing the channel, just as I did this morning when they had some MMA fighters on. Personally, I think Bukaty is incredibly boring and never has anything of value to say. That show would be so much better with Jason Anderson and St. John together.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Rick
    Rainbow man, u r kidding right. Look just because you are a Christian does not mean you aren’t a piss and fire guy? Anyone here who wouldn’t want to go into a foxhole with Kurt Warner?

    Yes their are wimpy Christians. Just as their are wimpy sportswriters, football players, and boxers. If I had been Vinnie Del Negro that GM would be carrying his teeth in a jar right now.

    So please let’s stop all this if u r a Christian you can’t be a hard nose athlete also. Someone tell that to Reggie White.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE This line
    Jojo-“if I owned this team.” (which I don’t)
    Thanks for clairfying. All this time I thought you were a David Glass.

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