With the Olympics in full gear, I have watched sports I have never thought I would watch. Water polo. Bicycle sprinting. Competitive hat wearing. Everything that can be considered a sport has been viewed by me.

In honor of the confusion that the Olympics causes me, I have dug up this classic about the ultimate sport I do not get.

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There are certain things Americans do that make us the butt of jokes across the world. We deep fry everything and dump cheese on it. We drive giant gas-guzzling SUV’s. We watch “Two and a Half Men.” (If the world doesn’t make fun of us for that, they should.)

One of the biggest differences between America and the rest of the world is the view on soccer. In the rest of the world (minus Canada, I would assume) soccer is the biggest and best thing ever. Here in America, though, we could not care less about soccer. There are a lot of people who would rather watch golf than soccer. They don’t understand soccer.

I am ashamed to admit, I am one of those people. I do not understand soccer.

I’ve honestly tried to like soccer. If the rest of the world likes soccer, I really should at…

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  2. Nathan, my Husband is an American and he really doesn’t care about soccer. I shared the same amount of his enthusiasm about Steelers during on and off season but he cares less about Philippines Soccer team-Azkals, he doesn’t watch the game with me and knowing the ratings and score standing is enough without even bothering excruciating how the game went. 🙂


  3. I am right there with you on the soccer. It’s not that I don’t understand it, it’s just that it’s boring. The idea of watching a bunch of guys running around for an hour and a half is just not riveting to me. Maybe if I lived in a country that didn’t have football, baseball, basketball or hockey, I’d have no choice but to find soccer interesting. Fortunately this isn’t my problem.


  4. As you will see from my most recent post I am a huge Olympics watcher. I love watching sports that make you go huh? For instance winter Olympics curling event. Love watching and never thought I would care. Summer games skeet shooting highlights since gokd medalst is realated. All good for Americans to branch out.


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