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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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why the US kicks Europe's ass

Today ESPN pre-empted MENS football (soccer) in favor of WOMEN's tennis for more than half an hour when Cappy-Davey when into the third set. It would never happen in Europe. God Bless the USA!
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That happens all the time on Eurosport.

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*cough*its the MLS*cough* the whole league sucks! and yes, they will postpone soccer brodcasts in europe if tennis is still being played
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vogus, do you get European stations and somehow know this? lol
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More than half an hour ?

Amazing.
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thats because Tennis is a bigger sport than Soccer (which is weird because in the us almost every kid plays soccer)

if Basketball followed Tennis, and tennis ran over, oh well
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that's exactly it - in the US, soccer is seen as a sport that's not good for anything except keeping the kids occupied for a couple of hours so you can save money on the baby-sitter. It's hilarious that the rest of the world takes soccer so seriously! I personally cannot watch that shit for more than 2 minutes.
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It's hilarious that the rest of the world takes soccer so seriously! I personally cannot watch that shit for more than 2 minutes.
You want to say that a bit louder? Or have you not yet realized that more than just Americans occupy this board?

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that's exactly it - in the US, soccer is seen as a sport that's not good for anything except keeping the kids occupied for a couple of hours so you can save money on the baby-sitter. It's hilarious that the rest of the world takes soccer so seriously! I personally cannot watch that shit for more than 2 minutes.
Well if that is the case, what's the big deal about the channel pre-empting it for tennis? Jon is right, Eurosport do this all the time.


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