Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Landon Donovan Scores Winning Goal In 80th minute, Team USA Advances In World Cup...Soccer Still Boring As Hell

Landon Donovan scored the game winning goal for Team USA in the 80th minute. It was the only goal scored…and it happened in the 80th minute.

Im just not biting on this whole World Cup thing.

1 – 0 baseball games are exciting. They are intense. You never know if the next pitch is going to tie the game or the next inning is going to be the big inning.

1 – 0 hockey games are exciting because there are plenty of offensive chances. There are shots on net, breakaways, big saves, etc.

1 – 0 in a soccer game is about as exciting as watching water boil.

I watched the game and yes Im thrilled that Team USA has advanced to the next round of the World Cup. But the sport itself just isn’t doing it for me. And Im probably not the only person who feels this way.

Ratings are high for these World Cup games because there are probably a lot of people like me out there—people who are giving World Cup soccer a chance.

But if this is the best the sport has to offer in terms of entertainment, I don’t see it catching on anytime soon.