The Ronan Farrow Comedy Hour’s pitch-perfect parody of liberal elitism

posted at 6:01 pm on July 1, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Progressives hate the fact that Americans have never taken a strong liking to soccer. Why? Who knows.

Maybe it is a symptom of liberalism’s widely shared Europhilia. Maybe it is just another monolithic and yet somehow contrarian viewpoint progressives adopt in order to highlight their status as enlightened thinkers. Regardless, America’s general apathy toward the Beautiful Game has been a source of consternation for generations of liberals.

The crack writing staff over at MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily picked up on this theme on the left and, on Tuesday, broadcast among the more hilarious sketches parodying this phenomenon.

In one of two segments on Tuesday surrounding World Cup mania, Ronan and company tackled the issue of why Americans never jumped on the soccer bandwagon. They stipulated that it was because the rules of the game simply too far outside the American experience for us provincials to fully comprehend.

“Do you think it actually needs to have some more changes in its rules to appeal to Americans?” the host asked his guest. “One of the complaints you hear over and over again is, Americans are confused by the fact that there are so many games that end in ties and the scoring doesn’t happen as quickly.”

“Do you need something with more scoring in the mix?” he asked.

“I just think you need to educate the public a little bit,” his soccer expert guest replied. “A goal is like a touchdown.”

“So, people just need to be educated a little bit more,” Farrow summarized.

What a knee-slapper, right? There isn’t a progressive alive so elitist that they really believe Americans are so dense that they need soccer explained to them in football’s terms, but that’s what makes this parody so spot-on — a grain of truth about the left exaggerated to preposterous proportions.

But the yucks don’t end there, folks. After the break, Farrow & Co. returned for yet another break on soccer. This time, however, they really shot for the rafters (whatever that reference refers to) by taking the liberal elitism theme to its most absurd conclusion.

In this segment, our players mock liberalism’s obsession with regulating other people’s behaviors by questioning the ability of parents to make informed decisions about whether their children should play the dangerous sport of soccer. The guests advocated for wearing head gear in order to limit the number of concussions athletes receive while playing the game.

Farrow did not rule out “legislative solutions” to the problem of soccer players getting concussed on the field.

Lest you think this is all about protecting the kids, as these comic geniuses insisted, MSNBC’s hosts and guests have advocated similar legislative remedies for the issue of concussions suffered by professional football players as well.

So good. I hope Team Farrow’s Emmy submissions make it all the way this year. The entertainment industry needs more of this kind of superb satire.

Keep up the good work, guys. We’ll be watching.


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Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Speak up, or you’ll have the diseases of the nation on your soul.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I grew up in Texas. Football is ubiquitous in Texas. Pro football, college football, high school football, peewee football, in fact, every form of football except the original, European football, which most Texans believe to be a Commie plot.

- Sheldon Cooper

malclave on July 1, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Just because I feel sorry for this thread and didn’t want it to get zero comments.

cozmo on July 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

“One of the complaints you hear over and over again is, Americans are confused by the fact that there are so many games that end in ties and the scoring doesn’t happen as quickly.”

We’re not confused by the lack of scoring. We understand it quite well. That’s why we hate soccer. You can watch it for an hour and a half and have the game end with literally nothing happening.

Doughboy on July 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Football is for those damn Texans and other southern trash, I know because none of the yuppie larvae here in Seattle would be caught dead playing it. It’s soccer because that makes the pasty white kids feel more European, in case never setting foot in a domestic vehicle… In their lives…. wasn’t enough.

Tard on July 1, 2014 at 6:08 PM

“Do you think it actually needs to have some more changes in its rules to appeal to Americans?”

Don’t they imply that Americans are stupid? That’s right, leftist elitists fancy themselves to be oh-so-smart. I hope they all starve to death.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Any sport that doesn’t let you use your hands is just weird.

RBMN on July 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

If leftists are so smart why is Hillary equating Hobby Lobby with “no contraceptives for womens?”

Because she, obama, and all the leftist thugs know that most leftists are LIV morons and modern day plantation sheep.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM

So, soccer isn’t scored in binary?

gwelf on July 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Did Ronan out himself, yet?

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM

“I just think you need to educate the public a little bit,” his soccer expert guest replied. “A goal is like a touchdown.”

Nope. Not quite. Not even in scoring!

IrishEyes on July 1, 2014 at 6:11 PM

If libs love soccer so much, let Them watch it.

TimBuk3 on July 1, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Jeantel, Jamooo on Fox, Wasserman-Schmutz, Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Boxer, Michelle o. are all leftists…all smarter than Einstein.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

I’m a conservative and I fully understand soccer. It’s boring as He!!. If there’s anything I don’t understand, it’s the love affair the rest if the workd has with it. I suppose its because they never developed any

real

sports. That’s right, real sports.

Charlemagne on July 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

“I just think you need to educate the public a little bit,” his soccer expert guest replied. “A goal is like a touchdown.”

…and they sure end a lot of games without anyone scoring ‘a touchdown’.

I’d like to bitch about the flops and dives they take but in the NFL 90% of incomplete pass plays ends with the receiver begging the ref because he got interfered with…

BigWyo on July 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Soccer needs a shot clock. It’s too slow.
And maybe a random “exploding” ball thrown in there.
Americans would enjoy that.

TarheelBen on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

This time, however, they really shot for the rafters (whatever that reference refers to)

Baseball, I believe.

IrishEyes on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Didn’t mean to put real in quotes.

Charlemagne on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Oh, don’t fret you little wallflower.

I’m sure your Dear Leader can simply make it the National Sport by edict or fund through some new subsidy state programs to “elevate”, “encourage” “educate” and “nudge” the “dumb masses” into liking this sport.

There. All better.

Opposite Day on July 1, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Charlemagne on July 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

The fans in most countries just look forward to the riot at the end.

TarheelBen on July 1, 2014 at 6:14 PM

In this segment, our players mock liberalism’s obsession with regulating other people’s behaviors by questioning the ability of parents to make informed decisions about whether their children should play the dangerous sport of soccer.

And this

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Americans would enjoy that.

TarheelBen on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Or at least a couple of guys on each team carrying a big club.

….oh, and an alligator pit.

BigWyo on July 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Ronan looks like he is 12 yrs old.

tommer74 on July 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM

“I just think you need to educate the public a little bit,” his soccer expert guest replied. “A goal is like a touchdown.”

If you want an accurate comparison, I think “A corner kick is like a touchdown.”

BigWyo on July 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Little Ronan Farrow and Wee Luke Russert!

I think I read the greatest day for Luke Russert and Meghan McCain was when MSNBC hired Chelsea Clinton and Ronan Farrow, two worse cases of nepotism. Or was it when they hired Ronan and Chelsea. Or when they hired Meghan for Luke. Anyway, those 4 are jokes in any other newsroom.

Marcus on July 1, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Noah, you need to add a /sarc tag to the end of your posts with sarcasm in them so the leftist progressive droolers can comprehend that you are being sarcastic.

Diluculo on July 1, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Aren’t his 15 minutes up yet?

AZCoyote on July 1, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Ronan looks like he is 12 yrs old.

tommer74 on July 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM

He acts like he’s 10.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:22 PM

“I just think you need to educate the public a little bit,”

What is there to educate about? Only the goalie can use their hands, the rest have to kick the ball into a net to score 1 pt. Not that hard.

I think these dweebs have it wrong…it is they who need to be educated about football and baseball. There is a lot more strategy in both games when it comes to actually playing and scoring.

tommer74 on July 1, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Well I am pissed I am unable to un-see this now.
Where’s the disclaimer?

FlaMurph on July 1, 2014 at 6:24 PM

It’s a tenet of liberalism that Americans are stupid. That’s why they love nannying.

RebeccaH on July 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

“A goal is like a touchdown.”

No, it is like a point after WITHOUT the touchdown. The kicker kicks the ball through the goal… Exciting

tominsd on July 1, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Two questions.

1. Did Jimbo3Jim54 get banned?

2. We’re we all tongue lashed by Bluegill for talking mean to a troll?

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 6:29 PM

“were” we

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM

God, she’s one ugly broad.
lostmotherland on February 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM

HumpBot Salvation on July 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM

His eyes look brown in that photo.

I wonder if it’s because he has stopped wearing his specially-made, “Sinatra-blue” contact lenses, or just because he’s so totally full of $hit.

AZCoyote on July 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM

I’ve heard more than one commentator say the U.S. team needs to learn how to flop because “It’s part of the game.”

That’s about all you need to know about soccer and pretentious weenies like Ronan Farrow.

RadClown on July 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:05 PM

That article doesn’t mention the terrorists that have slipped through, but what they do report is frightening.

dogsoldier on July 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM

“One of the complaints you hear over and over again is, Americans are confused by the fact that there are so many games that end in ties and the scoring doesn’t happen as quickly.”

Anybody here confused or bewildered that games end in ties or it takes a long time to score? Yeah, didn’t think that was a difficult concept to grasp.

In this segment, our players mock liberalism’s obsession with regulating other people’s behaviors by questioning the ability of parents to make informed decisions about whether their children should play the dangerous sport of soccer. The guests advocated for wearing head gear in order to limit the number of concussions athletes receive while playing the game.

Well to be totally safe they should probably advocate for wearing other types of padding or gear as well, like for the shoulders, ribs, thighs and hips. They should probably change the shape of the ball to oblong so there isn’t as much surface to potentially cause a concussion.

Oh wait.

HumpBot Salvation on July 1, 2014 at 6:37 PM

“A goal is like a touchdown so a 3-1 game is like 21-7 in football”

No – it would be like 18-6. Or maybe he’s using Common Core math.

DamnCat on July 1, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Two questions.

1. Did Jimbo3Jim54 get banned?

2. We’re we all tongue lashed by Bluegill for talking mean to a troll?

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 6:29 PM

He’s spewing on the thread about birth control pills as we speak. He says he is going to apologize to annoyinglittletwerp on the QOTD thread tonight. We shall see.

As for Bluegill?? Who gives a flying leap at a rolling doughnut??

bimmcorp on July 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM

The reason soccer or futbol or whatever is so popular around the world is that it’s the lowest common denominator game. All you need is a simple ball. Even the poorest socialist utopia can afford a round ball.

ROCnPhilly on July 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

DamnCat on July 1, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Football scoring is too nuanced for the elites…

bimmcorp on July 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

The reason soccer or futbol or whatever is so popular around the world is that it’s the lowest common denominator game. All you need is a simple ball. Even the poorest socialist utopia can afford a round ball.

ROCnPhilly on July 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Yep…They use severed heads in the Middle East…endless supply…

bimmcorp on July 1, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Yep…They use severed heads in the Middle East…endless supply…

bimmcorp on July 1, 2014 at 6:42 PM

And for the upper crust, polo is played with a goat carcass.

ROCnPhilly on July 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I just watched the USA/Belgian game. Aww, we lost.
I couldn’t figure out which team was which, were we the white or red team. And, who were the guys in different colors, guest players?
All I say was a bunch of sweaty guys running back and forth like deranged escapees from an asylum, flopping on the ground, and not much else. Where was the game plan, the team effort?
What a stupid game.

srdem65 on July 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Wow…speaking of dives…Here’s a “Best of”..

No wonder the leftists love the game…

BigWyo on July 1, 2014 at 6:52 PM

EIB Flashback » Keep Our Own Kids Safe
***************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZoB04BI0Ko

canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Cut the field size in half, make it full contact, and put in a shot clock…I might watch it.

Wyznowski on July 1, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Soccer needs a shot clock. It’s too slow.
And maybe a random “exploding” ball thrown in there.
Americans would enjoy that.

TarheelBen on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Better idea: Each team gets one .38 revolver and six rounds…

PointnClick on July 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Soccer;
18 men – twenty men? – chasing each other back and forth across a grassy meadow for no apparent reason for an hour or so.
You want to make the game interesting for Americans?
Put another ball in play.
That should bust up the monotony enough to be amusing.
Don’t worry about the rules, we’ll make up what we need.

thelastminstrel on July 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Soccer – is the closest that the left will actually get to loving their country.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 1, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Speak up, or you’ll have the diseases of the nation on your soul.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Hi Schady. Thanks as always for sharing, just added this to my “Schaedenfreude links file.”

Wing Chun Man on July 1, 2014 at 6:59 PM

How to make the game more attractive to Americans:

Instead of a free kick, have two of your biggest guys try and toss a dwarf through the goal;

Release a bull on the field once a quarter.

That should liven things up.

TarheelBen on July 1, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, because it only requires a ball…….. and a bunch of wimps.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 1, 2014 at 7:06 PM

The US lost to Belgium. This has ended our nation’s participation in WC……..you may now return to your regular viewing of baseball.

hawkeye54 on July 1, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Educated more,………..in Soccer,…….Hmmmmmmmm,………….

canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Soccer – is the closest that the left will actually get to loving their country.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 1, 2014 at 6:59 PM

The US lost and is now out of WC play, so that love will fade.

hawkeye54 on July 1, 2014 at 7:08 PM

So, soccer isn’t scored in binary?

gwelf on July 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Dang it, I’m still chuckling at this. ..

Kraken on July 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

That is one creepy looking dude.

portlandon on July 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Maybe it is a symptom of liberalism’s widely shared Europhilia…

A great cure for “Europhilia” is to actually go there and meet some British Chavs, Yobs, soccer hooligans and punks. Or French islamists storming out of Paris banlieues who gang rape women who don’t wear a headscarf and burn car by the thousands every summer. Or the Germans who are kurt and unfriendly to the point of being hostile until you get them drunk, and then they get crazy.
So many of them like to look down their nose at us for trying to keep the government from taking our rights as it has theirs, (misery likes company) they go tough intellectual backflips to pronounce themselves more educated, more morally superior and, amazingly, less belligerent and more evolved than we are. (It doesn’t help when you see a fat, loud American who makes no attempt to address them in their own language waiving some greenbacks around, but f-them if they don’t want our money) They are smug hypocrites or Pakistani immigrants surrounded by some nice architecture and a long ago history of doing something.
Northern Italy is nice and in the Czech Republic as well as Poland they are actually friendly towards Americans. Or at least they were about 10 years ago, we have probably blown it since.
There’s lots to see in the USA without having some Algerian cab driver wag their finger at you for some imaginary history of colonialism.

V7_Sport on July 1, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I thought they fired Little Blue Eyes. Huh.

And, soccer is not difficult to understand. These people make a good living beclowning themselves.

Fallon on July 1, 2014 at 7:17 PM

……..you may now return to your regular viewing of baseball.

hawkeye54 on July 1, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Says someone who is obviously not from Chicago.

Fallon on July 1, 2014 at 7:18 PM

That is one creepy looking dude.

portlandon on July 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

He & Bill Maher have those kind of faces you simply want to rearrange…with your fists.

bimmcorp on July 1, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I only watch soccer during the World Cup, but the World Cup is also my favorite sporting event. I do like the sport itself a lot, when played right it is like chess.

I think this whole Progressive vs Conservative spin regarding soccer is pretty stupid though. Both sides are guilty of it. Love of soccer is cultural, not intellectual or ideological. Ronan needs to grow up an accept that not everyone needs to like what he likes.

I also cringed when I heard Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators bloviate about how in soccer “you win even when you lose” after the U.S. qualified for the elimination rounds. Rush was purposefully complicating the point system to qualify, as if the NFL playoff system is any less complicated. I wish conservatives would stop moaning about soccer as if they’re not allowed to like it.

Daemonocracy on July 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

“Do you think it actually needs to have some more changes in its rules to appeal to Americans?” the host asked his guest. “One of the complaints you hear over and over again is, Americans are confused by the fact that there are so many games that end in ties and the scoring doesn’t happen as quickly.”

This was done.

It is called Indoor Soccer.

It was never as popular as that other indoor game that used to be outdoors called Hockey.

That is the icing on the cake: the very comedians sending up the Left forgot that the very thing the Left complains about in Americans not liking soccer and opining about changes, actually had that done.

It still didn’t fly.

The ignorance of the Left is amazing.

ajacksonian on July 1, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Soccer, tennis, and cricket are only interesting when they are played by the Monty Python Rules.

And the Upper-Class Twit Of The Year Competition is still better.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 1, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I think this whole Progressive vs Conservative spin regarding soccer is pretty stupid though.

Daemonocracy on July 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Ditto.

Fallon on July 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Running up and down, back and forth on the field? Without any scoring?

Here in America we call that “warming up before the Game”

NorthCountry on July 1, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I’m still in mourning over the passing of Chuck Noll..

..what’s the Topic? oh, Soccer.

F*ck Off.

ToddPA on July 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Now if golf were a full-contact sport… THAT would be interesting.

ajacksonian on July 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM

What turns me off is the constant wussies of soccer falling down and moaning to try to draw a foul.

It is the perfect sport for those countries and cultures that value not truth, but packaging.

I’d red card any player that I felt was faking an injury, especially in the penalty box.

It’s perceived by Americans to be too slow-paced and too much for wussies.

Sports for men should be manly, not for those who are the best actors.

KirknBurker on July 1, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I played kickball in elementary school.
liked it then but I grew up.
it bores me.
score/tie doesn’t bug me, I just find it boring to watch.
baseball is a close second.

dmacleo on July 1, 2014 at 7:52 PM

There’s an organization called Keep Our Own Kids Safe, you should check it out.

Akzed on July 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Eventually, soccer will be Americanized, with little improvements like carrying the ball, throwing it to team mates, dragging the “ball carrier” to the ground, and so on. I predict that even kicking the ball will be prohibited except in certain specific situations. Mark my words.

Akzed on July 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Needs car wrecks. If you want norte americans to watch soccer, you need car wrecks and unmuffled internal combustion engines.

Joseph OHenry on July 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Do you think ‘Calvin-ball’ rules would help?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Can you imagine basketball with an off-sides rule? Yawn. At least move the off-side line from midfield to about the 25 yard line.
Also, an “over and back” rule, like basketball.

Tekov Yahoser on July 1, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Q: What is the only sport in the world where men and women compete directly against each other on the same field of competition?

kurtzz3 on July 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM

A: Target shooting

kurtzz3 on July 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM

….oh, and an alligator pit.

BigWyo on July 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Wait, there is no alligator pit now? And people WATCH it?!
Jeez.

Tard on July 1, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Wait, Kurtz. Isn’t it diamond collecting? With different definitions of winning?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 1, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Funny, my dear, departed dad was born in Maaseik Belgium and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 24 in 1958. I get my conservatism from him, but I did not inherit his love of soccer. It’s big in Europe, no doubt. All I remember of the game was having to play it in summer camp long before shin guards became standard. I absolutely hated the idea of getting in the thick of it and having my legs kicked. Needless to say, I was much more enthusiastic about baseball when I joined t-ball, and then little league.

Many expatriate Europeans (although, unfortunately not all of them) came to the United States because it was the land of opportunity. That is certainly why my dad came here. Some of them seem to wish to teach us how to become more like the Europeans. Many saps who were born here think they can learn something from them.

kscheuller on July 1, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Just because I feel sorry for this thread and didn’t want it to get zero comments.

cozmo on July 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

…me too!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Another poster mentioned Kickball which we all played in grammer school. Similar to Baseball, it’s much more interesting than soccer, even with juveniles playing it.

Old eagle on July 1, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Soccer needs a shot clock. It’s too slow.
And maybe a random “exploding” ball thrown in there.
Americans would enjoy that.

TarheelBen on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Snipers with paintball guns?

A lottery for the people that could force themselves to attend the game for privilege of shooting the paintballs. A certain number of paintballs per each fan that won the lottery? Could make it watchable.

talkingpoints on July 1, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Snipers with paintball guns?

A lottery for the people that could force themselves to attend the game for privilege of shooting the paintballs. A certain number of paintballs per each fan that won the lottery? Could make it watchable.

talkingpoints on July 1, 2014 at 9:06 PM

They could do that in the MSNBC studio. It could double their viewership to… what? Twenty? (If all the kids Mia adopted tuned in to see Rowan get hit, too.) Maybe, thirty?

Fallon on July 1, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Little Ronan Farrow and Wee Luke Russert!

I think I read the greatest day for Luke Russert and Meghan McCain was when MSNBC hired Chelsea Clinton and Ronan Farrow, two worse cases of nepotism. Or was it when they hired Ronan and Chelsea. Or when they hired Meghan for Luke. Anyway, those 4 are jokes in any other room.
Marcus on July 1, 2014 at 6:21 PM

FIFY

yesiamapirate on July 1, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I don’t understand why the ‘Merican Right is so insistent that only liberals like watching soccer. I’m in a few conservative groups and a lot of us follow the games closely. Sports fans, well some anyhow, enjoy watching. …sports.

It seems to me that Right hates soccer more than the Left loves it. That it’s more of a product of xenophobic anti European bias than the left wanting America to be more European.

To each their own. I think watching the World Cup once every four years is more entertaining than a Duck Dynasty marathon.

phadedjaded on July 1, 2014 at 9:37 PM

“A goal is like a touchdown”.

And, a liberal is like a European.

And soccer is like watching grass grow.

orangemtl on July 1, 2014 at 10:16 PM

This was done.

It is called Indoor Soccer.

It was never as popular as that other indoor game that used to be outdoors called Hockey.

That is the icing on the cake: the very comedians sending up the Left forgot that the very thing the Left complains about in Americans not liking soccer and opining about changes, actually had that done.

It still didn’t fly.

The ignorance of the Left is amazing.

ajacksonian on July 1, 2014 at 7:26 PM

The moronic abyss of their empty minds is more vast than the Valles Marineris.

ebrown2 on July 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I don’t understand why the ‘Merican Right is so insistent that only liberals like watching soccer. I’m in a few conservative groups and a lot of us follow the games closely.

Does “Bronies for Christie 2016″ really count?

Sports fans, well some anyhow, enjoy watching. …sports.

phadedjaded on July 1, 2014 at 9:37 PM

No compost, Solar Pons, as soon as soccer becomes one we’ll watch it.

Oh, that’s right, it did that in 1830…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_football

ebrown2 on July 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Americans aren’t real fond of watching paint dry either.

flyovermark on July 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Maybe it is a symptom of liberalism’s widely shared Europhilia.

Ironic that that progressives blame European-Americans for all our problems.

mankai on July 1, 2014 at 10:47 PM

“A goal is like a touchdown”.

Funny, we don’t need hockey reworded for us to enjoy its “goals.”

This whole “soccer frenzy” is nationalism. It’s not some shift in sports allegiance. It’s the Olympics. Once every 4 years I care about swimming, track and gymnastics for two weeks. Period. Otherwise, you could give me free tickets to those events in another venue, and I wouldn’t care.

I watch the USA curling team in the Olympic medal rounds, but not because I give a darn about curling, I like to see the USA win anything on the big stage.

mankai on July 1, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Maybe it is a symptom of liberalism’s widely shared Europhilia.

Ironic that that progressives blame European-Americans for all our problems.

mankai on July 1, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Note that those morons never want to adopt the European policies that ACTUALLY WORK, like France’s use of nuclear power.

ebrown2 on July 1, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Funny, we don’t need hockey reworded for us to enjoy its “goals.”

This whole “soccer frenzy” is nationalism. It’s not some shift in sports allegiance. It’s the Olympics. Once every 4 years I care about swimming, track and gymnastics for two weeks. Period. Otherwise, you could give me free tickets to those events in another venue, and I wouldn’t care.

I watch the USA curling team in the Olympic medal rounds, but not because I give a darn about curling, I like to see the USA win anything on the big stage.

mankai on July 1, 2014 at 10:57 PM

The disgusting corruption and politics in the Olympic movement have quelled any desire I have to watch it every 4 years, but at least the events themselves have more point to them than a soccer match.

ebrown2 on July 2, 2014 at 12:05 AM

“has quelled”

ebrown2 on July 2, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Soccer is boring as h@ll. it’s as simple as that.

txag92 on July 2, 2014 at 1:19 AM

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