Saturday, July 10, 2010

O'Rourke: Make Soccer Less Boring

Some thoughts on soccer from P.J. O'Rourke in a new Wall Street Journal article with the title: A Modest Proposal for Improving a Dull Game.

Excerpts:

Scoreless Sports Ties Are Boring
...let's talk about soccer scores. There are a few things that people all around the world need to admit to themselves. Trade restraints slow economic growth, the euro is not a reserve currency and scoreless sports ties are boring. What if there were a World Series where no team got a run? What if, during March Madness, Indiana were able to advance to the Final Four without making a basket?

Boredom Easily Obtained
The purpose of sports—even foreign sports—is not to bore people. Boredom can be so easily obtained. Hunger, exhaustion from making a living and authoritarian governments that ban the fun parts of the Internet provide it free in most of the world. 

Check out the entire article.

Adam
 
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