Originally posted by Badwater
I think there's maybe 2 or 3 other Americans besides me that follow real football.
I've been catching many of the matches so far but none of the USA matches. Americans don't understand what kind of upset this really is. I really don't have an analogy for it - that's the kind of shocking upset it is.
The problem is that in the US, "real football" ranks below baseball, basketball, "tackleball", hockey, college basketball, college "tackleball", tiger woods worship, the tour de lance, and reality shows like "Survivor".
Nevertheless, it does appear that Americans' interest in "real football" is rising - although I doubt it will ever be one of our premier sports to watch.
As I have posted elsewhere, the analogy that many Americans would think of is the US hockey team defeating the USSR at Lake Placid in the 1980 olympics. Hard to imagine anything equalling that, but US beating Spain comes close.
now if the US can beat Brazil....