Most of you know that I have a German husband. Said German husband is, along with the rest of Germany/Europe/Earth, very much obsessed with Soccer. With the start of the world cup he now spends every free moment he has checking the scores, and we exchange multiple texts a day regarding the outcome of various matches.
Just putting it out there: I am not a sports fan. I do enjoy watching soccer, but I have to credit that mostly to having spent 2.5+ years living in a country that LOVED watching soccer (In German, we call it Fussball) and went absolutely bananas during the world cup. Before moving to Germany, I didn't care about soccer at all.
But why is that?
Why is it that in the USA, soccer is largely considered a sport for kids to play and eventually outgrow? It doesn't really bother me that it's that way....I'm just genuinely curious.
Because everywhere else in the world, Soccer/futbol/fussball is a BIG deal. The world cup is the most watched sporting event in the history of the ever! People should be into that, right? But, no. I could easily list five cups way more important to Americans than the world cup:
1. The Stanley Cup
2. Reese's peanut butter cups
3. 7/11 Big Gulp cups
4. Those red cups they hand out at frat parties
5. Cup o' noodles
So I guess I just what to throw the question out into the world: what is with America's apathy towards soccer? Why don't we care about it like every other country on earth does?
I know this post doesn't really have any conclusion, but I definitely find it interesting! What's your take on the world cup and Soccer in general?