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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    OK, so now our team has been shut out once again. The last time they scored was that exciting night on April 7th when they ended with a 1-1 tie. That's soccer.

    Why anyone would be a fan of such a sport is beyond me. What other sport can a team go an entire month without scoring a point in their games? I see these gatherings of soccer fans at bars around Cincinnati. They're all hyped up. They have their gear. They're ready to go...but then night after night they go home w/o even seeing their team score. At what point does it hit them, "why are we doing this?"
    Then don't watch it. Why knock people who do watch it and follow it?

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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    I take it you haven't been watching the Reds play this year...because they can barely score either.
    That's just it. As bad as the Reds are (and I'm on record as saying they've been bad) at least they score. What sport can you go a month w/o scoring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Then don't watch it. Why knock people who do watch it and follow it?
    I haven't watched a bit of it. I still wonder why people like you, do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    OK, so now our team has been shut out once again. The last time they scored was that exciting night on April 7th when they ended with a 1-1 tie. That's soccer.

    Why anyone would be a fan of such a sport is beyond me. What other sport can a team go an entire month without scoring a point in their games? I see these gatherings of soccer fans at bars around Cincinnati. They're all hyped up. They have their gear. They're ready to go...but then night after night they go home w/o even seeing their team score. At what point does it hit them, "why are we doing this?"
    Never. Sometimes you don't score. They are missing their best offensive player. They are a new team and played two of the top teams in the league in their scoreless stretch.

    But honestly I don't know why I need to describe why people are fans of the most popular sport in the world to anyone. If it isn't for you fine. But for some reason Americans that don't like soccer feel like they need to run around and tell everyone about it.

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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    That's just it. As bad as the Reds are (and I'm on record as saying they've been bad) at least they score. What sport can you go a month w/o scoring?

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    I haven't watched a bit of it. I still wonder why people like you, do.
    same reason we watch the Reds, we are all masochists.
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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Never. Sometimes you don't score. They are missing their best offensive player. They are a new team and played two of the top teams in the league in their scoreless stretch.

    But honestly I don't know why I need to describe why people are fans of the most popular sport in the world to anyone. If it isn't for you fine. But for some reason Americans that don't like soccer feel like they need to run around and tell everyone about it.
    You don't need to tell me anything. I just don't get the fascination with the sport and this recent dry spell is a great example why. Your reaction is typical of most soccer fans. Defensive, insecure and not very persuasive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    That's just it. As bad as the Reds are (and I'm on record as saying they've been bad) at least they score. What sport can you go a month w/o scoring?

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    I haven't watched a bit of it. I still wonder why people like you, do.
    It has been a 4 game stretch. I am sure there have been plenty of times throughout baseball a team has been shutout 4 games in a row. Heck, earlier this year the Reds were shut out 4 out of 6 games.
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    ~3,735 games since the Reds won a postseason series, ~455 games since the Bengals won a playoff game. At what point does it hit us, "why are we doing this?"

    Trolls gonna troll.

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    I was up near the front of this march and turned around to see this sea of humanity covering every inch of the streets behind me for almost 2 city blocks. I could've cried on the spot.

    Somebody should tell these people to stop that. Don't they know it's the American way to hate soccer?
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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I just don't get the fascination with the sport.
    I would encourage you to go to a game and sit near the Bailey if you haven't already.

    The energy there, to me, is high energy, like football, except that it is positive energy, where football's energy tends toward the negative/aggressive.

    Also, much like any sport, the better you understand the rules, strategies, etc, the better the game experience usually.

    I'm not a huge soccer fan by any means. But I do like to go to games every once in a while. It's fun to have a professional team locally to root for. That being said, it's not for everybody. But you asked "why the fascination", and those are my reasons.

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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    It has been a 4 game stretch. I am sure there have been plenty of times throughout baseball a team has been shutout 4 games in a row. Heck, earlier this year the Reds were shut out 4 out of 6 games.
    A month! Not 4 games. A whole month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    I would encourage you to go to a game and sit near the Bailey if you haven't already.

    The energy there, to me, is high energy, like football, except that it is positive energy, where football's energy tends toward the negative/aggressive.

    Also, much like any sport, the better you understand the rules, strategies, etc, the better the game experience usually.

    I'm not a huge soccer fan by any means. But I do like to go to games every once in a while. It's fun to have a professional team locally to root for. That being said, it's not for everybody. But you asked "why the fascination", and those are my reasons.
    Positive energy. OK. Got it

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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    A month! Not 4 games. A whole month.

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    Positive energy. OK. Got it
    How often do you think soccer teams play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    I would encourage you to go to a game and sit near the Bailey if you haven't already.
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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    OK, so now our team has been shut out once again. The last time they scored was that exciting night on April 7th when they ended with a 1-1 tie. That's soccer.

    Why anyone would be a fan of such a sport is beyond me. What other sport can a team go an entire month without scoring a point in their games? I see these gatherings of soccer fans at bars around Cincinnati. They're all hyped up. They have their gear. They're ready to go...but then night after night they go home w/o even seeing their team score. At what point does it hit them, "why are we doing this?"
    The key term is, "at the bar". They are drinking. Who cares who scores?
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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    You don't need to tell me anything. I just don't get the fascination with the sport and this recent dry spell is a great example why. Your reaction is typical of most soccer fans. Defensive, insecure and not very persuasive.
    I don't know why I am ever responding to this. There are plenty of things you do in life that one might say "why do you do that, its stupid." Does it matter? Do you enjoy someone telling you that what you enjoy is dumb?

    I like watching soccer, some of the best soccer games I have ever seen are scoreless draws or 1-1 ties, or 1-0 victories. Its the nature of the game, if you don't think its enjoyable, then by all means, don't watch.

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    Re: Cincinnati soccer/MLS

    MLS is the same as any sport to me. The average regular season game is probably boring unless you're a dedicated fan.

    Big games, games in places with high energy (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Seattle, Portland, etc.), and playoff games are amazing even for casual fans and non-fans.

    This holds true in literally every sport, no? I wouldn't tune in to a 1-0 NHL game in November and then declare "boy, this sucks", but I guess it doesn't surprise me some people would.
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