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oldkatz
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   Posted: 12/7/2018 10:26:53 PM 
Akron will be in the NCAA soccer championship game on Sunday. Though it's the Zips, they are a MAC team so I gotta give them props. They rang up five goals on Michigan State in the semis.


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   Posted: 12/8/2018 8:31:32 AM 
They'll face Maryland Sunday at 8 PM on ESPNU.


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   Posted: 12/9/2018 10:25:36 PM 
Terps nip Zips 1-nil for their 4th championship. My eldest went to the Akron soccer camp two summers, they run a quality camp.
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   Posted: 12/10/2018 10:40:07 AM 
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.
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   Posted: 12/10/2018 11:21:10 AM 
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.
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   Posted: 12/10/2018 11:43:54 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.


I get that, my question is the combo of both.

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   Posted: 12/10/2018 12:52:21 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.


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   Posted: 12/10/2018 12:56:42 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.


Game should have been played in the Big House on the UM campus to accommodate the 100,000-plus fans.
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   Posted: 12/11/2018 11:23:00 AM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.


Game should have been played in the Big House on the UM campus to accommodate the 100,000-plus fans.


Well, if the NCAA knew how to maximize opportunity, this would have also been a Pay-Per View event as well so those who could not get a seat in the Big House could see the game.
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   Posted: 12/11/2018 12:21:54 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.


Game should have been played in the Big House on the UM campus to accommodate the 100,000-plus fans.


Well, if the NCAA knew how to maximize opportunity, this would have also been a Pay-Per View event as well so those who could not get a seat in the Big House could see the game.


You are some funny lads, you are. Let's see: three Midwest schools and an East Coast one in a California Final Four. College soccer is not the best attended (granted)but the locale guaranteed a small crowd.


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   Posted: 12/11/2018 8:21:16 PM 
oldkatz wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.


Game should have been played in the Big House on the UM campus to accommodate the 100,000-plus fans.


Well, if the NCAA knew how to maximize opportunity, this would have also been a Pay-Per View event as well so those who could not get a seat in the Big House could see the game.


You are some funny lads, you are. Let's see: three Midwest schools and an East Coast one in a California Final Four. College soccer is not the best attended (granted)but the locale guaranteed a small crowd.



I think we'll see soccer attendance increasing over the next decade, Atlanta United had a number of 70k+ games this year and averaged 50k+. Ok, maybe we won't see the Big House filled, but I'm willing to bet that in 10 years MLS will average the second most fans per game in American professional sports behind the NFL, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the fandom trickle down into the NCAA.

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Mark Lembright '85
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   Posted: 12/11/2018 8:37:00 PM 
GroverBall wrote:
oldkatz wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
MedinaCat wrote:
Tough to come back playing a man down. Not a fan of the Sunday 8PM start, buried on ESPNU to boot.


Yeah, I am kind of curious as to why this was not on ABC or one of the major networks on Sunday.


Game should have been played in the Big House on the UM campus to accommodate the 100,000-plus fans.


Well, if the NCAA knew how to maximize opportunity, this would have also been a Pay-Per View event as well so those who could not get a seat in the Big House could see the game.


You are some funny lads, you are. Let's see: three Midwest schools and an East Coast one in a California Final Four. College soccer is not the best attended (granted)but the locale guaranteed a small crowd.



I think we'll see soccer attendance increasing over the next decade, Atlanta United had a number of 70k+ games this year and averaged 50k+. Ok, maybe we won't see the Big House filled, but I'm willing to bet that in 10 years MLS will average the second most fans per game in American professional sports behind the NFL, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the fandom trickle down into the NCAA.



Big House was filled this past Spring. 101,254 saw Liverpool defeat Manchester in April.

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   Posted: 12/13/2018 10:30:41 AM 

MLS is already the third best pro league in the US in terms of attendance, behind the NFL and MLB. Quite amazing considering the long histories of all the other pro leagues compared to MLS.

Soccer is the future. No stopping it.




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   Posted: 12/13/2018 2:40:20 PM 
Ohio69 wrote:
MLS is already the third best pro league in the US in terms of attendance, behind the NFL and MLB. Quite amazing considering the long histories of all the other pro leagues compared to MLS.

Soccer is the future. No stopping it.


I remember hearing that last century too.
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   Posted: 12/13/2018 4:32:50 PM 
cc-cat wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:
MLS is already the third best pro league in the US in terms of attendance, behind the NFL and MLB. Quite amazing considering the long histories of all the other pro leagues compared to MLS.

Soccer is the future. No stopping it.


I remember hearing that last century too.


Your skepticism is fair, but a whole lot has changed since the last century. Here are a few trends it futbol's favor:

- The ethnic makeup of the country is considerably different now.
- Baseball has declined precipitously in popularity and participation.
- Traumatic brain injury has become an unresolved existential threat to football.
- Cable/streaming has provided live, consistent access to the world's best soccer leagues and teams, creating millions of new viewing fans in the U.S.

You can bet against soccer and you might win, but it doesn't look like a safe bet to me.
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   Posted: 12/13/2018 5:06:23 PM 
Recovering Journalist wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:
MLS is already the third best pro league in the US in terms of attendance, behind the NFL and MLB. Quite amazing considering the long histories of all the other pro leagues compared to MLS.

Soccer is the future. No stopping it.


I remember hearing that last century too.


Your skepticism is fair, but a whole lot has changed since the last century. Here are a few trends it futbol's favor:

- The ethnic makeup of the country is considerably different now.
- Baseball has declined precipitously in popularity and participation.
- Traumatic brain injury has become an unresolved existential threat to football.
- Cable/streaming has provided live, consistent access to the world's best soccer leagues and teams, creating millions of new viewing fans in the U.S.

You can bet against soccer and you might win, but it doesn't look like a safe bet to me.


MLS had ten teams last century and no profits, 24 teams and profits this century.
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   Posted: 12/13/2018 5:34:17 PM 
Ohio69 wrote:


Soccer is the future. No stopping it.





That's unfortunate. Fortunately there are many far superior entertainment options available. One example: Slow TV, train ride from Bergen to Oslo (https://www.netflix.com/title/80119525 ). 7 1/4 hours of footage shot from a camera placed on the front of a train as it goes from Bergen to Oslo.

(To be clear, I'm not being sarcastic: I WOULD MUCH PREFER THIS TO Euro-Kickball.)
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   Posted: 12/13/2018 6:37:21 PM 
mf279801 wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:


Soccer is the future. No stopping it.





That's unfortunate. Fortunately there are many far superior entertainment options available. One example: Slow TV, train ride from Bergen to Oslo (https://www.netflix.com/title/80119525 ). 7 1/4 hours of footage shot from a camera placed on the front of a train as it goes from Bergen to Oslo.

(To be clear, I'm not being sarcastic: I WOULD MUCH PREFER THIS TO Euro-Kickball.)


I agree. The only time I really got into Futbol was when Iceland was making its run a few years ago in the European games. The upset of England was a "game for the ages" and the "greatest upset in football history" as the talking heads opined after the game. But, to be truthful, it was exciting to me only because I'm half-Icelandic, and it was ethnic pride not the inherent excitement of what you call Euro-Kickball that made me sit on the edge of my seat rooting on the team from the motherland.

Last Edited: 12/13/2018 6:38:09 PM by OhioCatFan


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   Posted: 12/13/2018 6:45:15 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
mf279801 wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:


Soccer is the future. No stopping it.





That's unfortunate. Fortunately there are many far superior entertainment options available. One example: Slow TV, train ride from Bergen to Oslo (https://www.netflix.com/title/80119525 ). 7 1/4 hours of footage shot from a camera placed on the front of a train as it goes from Bergen to Oslo.

(To be clear, I'm not being sarcastic: I WOULD MUCH PREFER THIS TO Euro-Kickball.)


I agree. The only time I really got into Futbol was when Iceland was making its run a few years ago in the European games. The upset of England was a "game for the ages" and the "greatest upset in football history" as the talking heads opined after the game. But, to be truthful, it was exciting to me only because I'm half-Icelandic, and it was ethnic pride not the inherent excitement of what you call Euro-Kickball that made me sit on the edge of my seat rooting on the team from the motherland.


For most of my life I felt the same way, then I had kids who started playing soccer and about a decade ago I finally got it. It is an absolutely beautiful game and I love it. And (almost) no stoppages, amazing!!!!

And OCF, I always thought you were kind of Icey, now I understand why and will pass you the ball for the game winner! ;)

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   Posted: 12/13/2018 6:57:12 PM 
GroverBall wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
mf279801 wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:


Soccer is the future. No stopping it.





That's unfortunate. Fortunately there are many far superior entertainment options available. One example: Slow TV, train ride from Bergen to Oslo (https://www.netflix.com/title/80119525 ). 7 1/4 hours of footage shot from a camera placed on the front of a train as it goes from Bergen to Oslo.

(To be clear, I'm not being sarcastic: I WOULD MUCH PREFER THIS TO Euro-Kickball.)


I agree. The only time I really got into Futbol was when Iceland was making its run a few years ago in the European games. The upset of England was a "game for the ages" and the "greatest upset in football history" as the talking heads opined after the game. But, to be truthful, it was exciting to me only because I'm half-Icelandic, and it was ethnic pride not the inherent excitement of what you call Euro-Kickball that made me sit on the edge of my seat rooting on the team from the motherland.


For most of my life I felt the same way, then I had kids who started playing soccer and about a decade ago I finally got it. It is an absolutely beautiful game and I love it. And (almost) no stoppages, amazing!!!!

And OCF, I always thought you were kind of Icey, now I understand why and will pass you the ball for the game winner! ;)



I'll be expecting it! ;-)


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Got Saul . . . and dreams of basketball glory!

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   Posted: 12/13/2018 8:13:07 PM 
I said it before and Iíll say it again; American footballís Golden Age is over and done. Within 40 years, maybe sooner, soccer will be a far more popular sport with far more TV revenue than football. Not than Iím happy about that.
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   Posted: 12/13/2018 10:08:47 PM 
GroverBall wrote:
For most of my life I felt the same way, then I had kids who started playing soccer and about a decade ago I finally got it. It is an absolutely beautiful game and I love it. And (almost) no stoppages, amazing!!!!


My sentiments exactly, although only one child playing soccer changed my way of thinking.

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   Posted: 12/14/2018 6:51:07 AM 
As I've posted before,I played soccer for O.U.,back when they had men's soccer.

I loved playing.

Watching a game,that's another story.

I'll "surf" games during the World Cup,but that's about it.

Soccer has some exciting moments,but overall,the game moves a bit to slowly for me.

I mean,its hard to get into a game where you time a "fast break" with a calendar.
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   Posted: 12/14/2018 9:14:38 AM 
cc-cat wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:
MLS is already the third best pro league in the US in terms of attendance, behind the NFL and MLB. Quite amazing considering the long histories of all the other pro leagues compared to MLS.

Soccer is the future. No stopping it.


I remember hearing that last century too.


LOL. Its gonna happen! Soccer and the electric car !


Can somebody hit a pull up jumper for me?.....

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   Posted: 12/14/2018 10:38:23 AM 
Ohio69 wrote:
MLS is already the third best pro league in the US in terms of attendance, behind the NFL and MLB. Quite amazing considering the long histories of all the other pro leagues compared to MLS.

Soccer is the future. No stopping it.





Yep, and the top 3 are all outdoor sports which have larger venues to allow for viewership. NBA and NHL are constrained by the size of venue. Apples to Oranges.

In TV viewership, MLS is 5th of 5 in both viewership and revenue. But hey.
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