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mxzombie
08-06-2014, 09:14 PM
In winter they'd have a hell of a challenge getting TV time at all. And that's where all the $$$ is now.

i'd be willing to bet this has something to do with it. i like watching mls and i can't be bothered right now to keep up watching epl or bundesliga as well, but there's an undeniable difference in quality. many would say mls is improving and i'd agree, particularly compared to when i first saw an mls game at the inaugural match of the miami fusion. at this point it's good enough for me. and i'll catch highlights of epl games now and then.

Trotskilicious
08-07-2014, 06:55 AM
intersection of soccer and basketball fans is pretty significant but you can pay attention to both, it's not hard

it's impossible to be an NBA and NHL fan. i defy you to find a real one

i can think of blackhawks/bulls fans but they didn't give a single fuck about the blackhawks when jordan played i guarantee

Trotskilicious
08-07-2014, 06:58 AM
MLS is on the level of mexico which is on the level of dutch and Belgian league football basically, btw if you want to be technical

dutch is on a tier just under the big euro leagues the premier league, la liga, seirie a, even ligue 1

Trotskilicious
08-07-2014, 07:00 AM
i want to know how the russian premeir leage plays out now that they've annexed the crimea and two ukranian first league teams also they seem poised to invade east ukrane and take shaktar donetsk and put it into the russian leage. i think this war is about making the russian premeir league better, that's what the tinfoil hat is telling me

Trotskilicious
08-07-2014, 07:02 AM
Is there such thing as spectator fatigue?

not for huge nerds, like i could literally never get tired of basketball but for example when i had cable i was so excited that NASCAR was over for the year that i practically started to cry when i realized, a month later, that NASCAR was going to start up again

Trotskilicious
08-07-2014, 07:03 AM
baseball is like that for me too. it's mid november and you're like "jesus i'm so glad that's over with" then basically 2 1/2 months later it's back like george will on television and you can't explain why anyone would ever entertain this horseshit

Trotskilicious
08-07-2014, 07:06 AM
<img src="http://www.live4soccer.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Ricky-Van-Wolfswinkel.jpg">

Trotskilicious
08-07-2014, 07:06 AM
<i>dude's name is wolf's dick</i>

Bread Regal
08-07-2014, 11:59 AM
You guys see the MLS All-Stars beat Bayern Munich?

mxzombie
08-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Yeah and apparently guardiola refused to shake caleb porter's hand at the end of the match. Schweinsteiger may have hurt his ankle iirc

hnibos
08-16-2014, 10:06 AM
ROONEY

TuralyonW3
08-16-2014, 11:06 AM
Lol united. Nice start

Eulogy
08-16-2014, 11:28 AM
Rumors swirling about MLS possibly switching to a winter schedule which coincides with most European leagues. And then MLS VP put the kibosh on that:

http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/05/sepp-blatter-comments-that-mls-has-decided-to-adopt-the-fifa-calendar/?utm_source=FB%20-%20NBC%20Sports%20-%20NBC%20Sports%20Soccer&utm_network=facebook&utm_post=2912192&utm_tags=

I would love it for a bunch of reasons. For one, we'd get more MLS matches that look like this:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/C9xuaQDkmL8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

But people say that MLS doesn't have a hard time competing with MLB for viewership over the summer. A winter schedule would pit them against the NBA, NFL and NHL.

Personally, I kind of think that's bullshit. I have a hard time believing that the intersection of fans of basketball, football and hockey intersect so significantly with soccer fans that MLS would see any significant decline in viewership. Plus, soccer games are most often played on the weekends, in the early afternoon. Those other leagues mostly play during prime time. If anything, they'd have to compete with the EPL which heavily saturates the airwaves here anyway.

Playing soccer in the cold is a miserable experience. A frozen ball to the inner thigh is just. Ugh. And playing in snow basically makes it a completely different game. Playing in the winter would be a terrible idea.

hnibos
08-16-2014, 11:40 AM
If it's good enough for Europe it should be good enough for us.

hnibos
08-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Playing football in the cold is god awful and the game changes when it's snowing but no complaints there.

mxzombie
08-16-2014, 12:09 PM
playing soccer in the summer is miserable too. i never really played in any weather colder than about 40F but that was bad enough at the time.

Bread Regal
08-16-2014, 01:26 PM
i forgot today was opening day.

lol @ united losing to a buncha sheepfuckers.

sppunk
08-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Probably should start a new thread for the season. If anyone agrees go ahead.

Bread Regal
08-16-2014, 05:31 PM
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hnibos
09-15-2014, 12:27 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-s_rnrZq_U0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Trotskilicious
09-15-2014, 08:00 PM
manchester united fans are going to start turning into chelsea fans

TuralyonW3
09-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Beautiful equalizer by Lampard against his former club. Badass City-Chelsea game with only 10 on field for MC

TuralyonW3
10-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Nice wins by Hotspur and Man City. Fuckin chelsea is gonna be hard to keep off the top of the table

hnibos
10-05-2014, 12:23 PM
GGMU

I'm Hardcore
10-05-2014, 12:46 PM
nice win indeed, i actually thought Southampton would take at least a point off us

Bread Regal
10-05-2014, 12:56 PM
I haven't watched a single match this season and cable is a ripoff.

I'm Hardcore
10-05-2014, 12:57 PM
firstrownow.eu

Bread Regal
10-05-2014, 01:04 PM
alright that looks to be way more reliable than rojadirecta

I'm Hardcore
10-05-2014, 01:07 PM
i use it for pretty much everything, such as giants vs falcons in 1 hour

5:07 am NZ time, wake n bake n football.

hnibos
10-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Nice

Trotskilicious
10-05-2014, 07:15 PM
i use it for pretty much everything, such as giants vs falcons in 1 hour

5:07 am NZ time, wake n bake n football.

go big blue

I'm Hardcore
10-05-2014, 08:27 PM
yeah that was a really good win!

Trotskilicious
10-05-2014, 09:24 PM
i can't believe i'm feeling positive suddenly! unfortunately jennings went down

I'm Hardcore
10-05-2014, 09:27 PM
it's never perfect, but on the bright side ODELL BECKHAM JR

TuralyonW3
10-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Damn KUN was on a mission to fuck up Hotspur's shit today.

hnibos
10-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Hotspurs usually fuck up their shit on their own anyways.