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Indoamerican_Sikh
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Indoamerican_Sikh   6/16/2014 2:50:38 PM
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Benjamin  Should visit turf fields in California to see what is being played by kids on weekends in Summer;

1. Mountain View, CA: MVLA has reserved the fields for Soccer.

Go to Stanford....Soccer during week and weekends

2. California demographics -49% latino...80% of who are Soccer crazy and their Kids are very good players; Asian and Europeans who make up over 30% of bay area are also fans of soccer...

3. then take a look at world wide fans of Soccer

China and India: Over 1 Billion fans of soccer; I know many folks in india that are watching this sport after midnight eventhough India is not in the World cup

4. San Jose Mercury News:  Shoocked that they cannot send a reporter to cover World Cup fever...Sports voverage is biased towards baseball and basketball

5. Me an American indian have to rely on Univision ...to catch some of the action

Probably it will be another 5 yrs before we see American Asians dominate media and bring about change in media coverage of Soccer...

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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 2:24:49 PM
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@betajet: Sounds like 43-Man Squamish :-)

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that MAD Magazine based 43-Man Squamish on Australian Rules Football

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betajet   6/16/2014 2:18:47 PM
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Max wrote: you should see "Australian Rules Football"...

Sounds like 43-Man Squamish :-)
Each team consists of one left and one right Inside Grouch, one left and one right Outside Grouch, four Deep Brooders, four Shallow Brooders, ...


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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 2:09:15 PM
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@amir.alavi: American footbal is a very funny game for me or a person who watches it for the first few times.

If you think American football is funny, you should see "Australian Rules Foorball" -- it's an elyptical field -- three goals at each end -- and the funny thing is that there don't seem to be any rules LOL

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Re: A fair knowledge ?
amir.alavi   6/16/2014 1:52:12 PM
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Soccer it may not be the best game to watch, but honestly much better than many sports that is common in America. as you see many sports have time out. The reason is the TV channles want to broadcast advertisements and make money. The first year that I watched Super Bowls I was surprised. IS it a sport or a show??!

BTW, American footbal is a very funny game for me or a person who watches it for the first few times. There are bunch of Buffalos stacking up and someone sneaks the ball and passes it and they make a score of 6!! After that, the winner team have a penalty which is always on target. the funny look goal is so big and everyone can score that penalty. I don't know what is the goal of that penalty and why it has 6 points! and the most common question is why it is called footbal

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Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 1:03:55 PM
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@Webby81q: I have pleanty of other BLOG's to read.

I wish I had the time LOL

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Webby81   6/16/2014 12:49:42 PM
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True but I don't come to EETIMES for this, I have pleanty of other BLOG's to read.

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Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 12:28:58 PM
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@Webby81: However why the heck is this article on EETIMES, it has nothing to do with technology.

"Man does not live by technology alone" ... to paraphrase the good book ... even engineers need to think about other things (like bacon, beer, and even soccer).

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Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 12:26:44 PM
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@pd99: I think this is a cultural thing. I would quite literally prefer to watch paint dry than watch American football...

Now cricket ... there's a game we can all sink our teeth into...

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Re: Football dull?
Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 12:25:50 PM
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@pd99: I think this is a cultural thing. I would quite literally prefer to watch paint dry than watch American football...

I'm from the UK -- I moved to the USA 24 years ago -- over the years I've actually grown to enjoy American Football -- I'm not a rabid fan (and I usually don't really understand some of the more complicated rules -- "if the wind is coming from the west and the man with the tight-end is standing on one leg, then...") but I do quite enjoy watching it with my 19-year-old son.

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