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skorch
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Name: vince mcginley
Member since: January 29, 2006
Last visit: November 04, 2008

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Get ready to dislike America

@chicobangs MLS ATTENDANCE SUMMARY 1996-2005 Year G Total Average Growth Median* 1996 160 2,785,001 17,406 15,093 1997 160 2,339,019 14,619 -16.0% 12,733 1998 192 2,747,897 14,312 -2.1% 11,871 1999 192 2,742,102 14,282 -0.2% 12,973 2000 192 2,641,085 13,756 -3.7% 12,690 2001 158 2,363,859 14,961 +8.8% 13,431 2002 140 2,214,878 15,821 +5.7% 14,108 2003 150 2,234,397 14,898 -5.8% 13,719 2004 150 2,333,797 15,559 +4.4% 13,285 2005 192 2,900,716 15,108 -2.9% 12,619 TOTAL 1,686 25,303,092 15,008 -13.2% 13,188 A quick look at some raw data. If 15,000 fans at a game represents an "explosion" and is a greater number than most European countries can muster then I stand by my comment, genius. Also seems that the explosion is a bit of a dud since the average attendance is significantly lower than it was 10 years ago. !5,000 fans at a pro football game in the US would make for a very empty stadium.

posted by skorch at 04:11 AM on June 07

Get ready to dislike America

What in the world does viewership on the NCAA soccer championship have to do with anything. That just means people here don't watch soccer. Good job. You answered your own question. They don't watch because they don't care. Soccer is not a mainstream sport in the U.S. Never has been, never will be (except in the under 6 year old demographic.)

posted by skorch at 03:40 AM on June 07

Get ready to dislike America

Anyone have the viewership #'s on the NCAA soccer championship? Exactly.

posted by skorch at 11:00 PM on June 06

Marshall tragedy finally comes to film

As a young child of 7 I lived in Ashland, KY about 30 miles from Huntington when this tragedy occurred. In an area where there really was very little in the way of college sports the Marshall program was the focal point of the entire region. This event was devasatating to that community. To this day I still flash back to that point in time whenever I see a Marshall highlight, news piece or even a simple score. This movie will be especially poignant and thoroughly emotional but I can't wait to see it. This is long overdue.

posted by skorch at 11:26 PM on May 01