Likelihood of Watching Soccer on TV
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06-04-2013, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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For the record, I am a soccer fan who simply does not have a rooting interest (outside of TFC, and the Canadian and Irish national sides). The whole "who should I root for?" questions, invaraiably answered with "find a team that plays a style you like" discussion (which seems to occur alot in hockey and soccer), just doesn't do it for me. I watch the best teams and the biggest games because that is what is entertaining, but as a person who came to the sport (at the professional club level) at about 23 years of age, I found it simply impossible to get passionate about any team that I didn't grow up with.
Unless I live there, I just can't get passionate about a team.
Funny thing is that I don't even watch the big games. I don't think I've watched a Champions League final in years. I lose interest in the World Cup once the U.S. is eliminated. I'm barely interested in the Euros since Austria never qualifies. I'm way more interested in regular league games of Rapid Vienna than big Champions League games. But I do follow MLS quite closely. I don't really have a team, as I've been in Europe pretty much continuously since 1996. I used to support the Revolution, but since Kraft ran them into the ground I more or less root for the league as a whole.
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