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Did you catch World Cup fever watching the U.S. soccer team?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 29, 2010

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“Yes I did. Even though I am not a soccer fan, it drew me in.”

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“I’d have to say no, I’m not a soccer fan. I wish they would have won more games.”

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“I have not had soccer fever — seen the end results but we haven’t watched any of the games.”

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“A little bit. I played soccer when I was growing up and my son plays soccer so I thought I would take him and let him watch it — see how soccer is played.”


Bill Lee 7 years, 10 months ago

Growing up as an army brat in Germany, soccer was the first team sport I played, so I always follow the World Cup play. I enjoyed watching the US make it as far as they did, but I think they could have done better. With better coaching, they would still be playing.

looza 7 years, 10 months ago

I would rather watch a T urd float in the toilet then watch a soccer game. That is all I got to say about that.

ohjayhawk 7 years, 10 months ago

Wow! I am shocked to open up today's On The Street to find that someone who answered the question is from the little burg of about 16,000 I now live in. Even though I don't know her, it's still a small world.

As for the question, I have been watching bits and pieces of the World Cup matches, but that's about the only time I watch soccer. I don't think it carry over for me and create a desire to watch more.

Sarah St. John 7 years, 10 months ago

How odd, I always thought Seattle was bigger than that. ;)

jaywalker 7 years, 10 months ago

Not a soccer fan, but I'd have to say 'a little bit' to the question. I will definitely be watching if Argentina and Brazil match up; those guys are something extraordinary to watch, magic with the ball and their feet.

1029 7 years, 10 months ago

I got the fever. I was at work the other day and I was getting on the elevator and the door started to shut before was all the way in, and so the door hits my arm and I flopped on the ground and started twitching like the last breaths of life were escaping from me. My boss was right there and he told me I should take the rest of the day off to recover, so I immediately hopped to my feet and ran down the stairs and out the door before he could change his mind. It turned out to be a great afternoon, but I would have never been able to flop like that if I hadn't learned from the pros.

Kontum1972 7 years, 10 months ago

injection.....similiar to an ...H.B.I. ?

Sarah St. John 7 years, 10 months ago

I'm pretty sure the only cure for that is More Cowbell. :)

beatrice 7 years, 10 months ago

Will it last as long as Disco Fever? Yikes.

jonas_opines 7 years, 10 months ago

Nah, I took my innocculations on schedule this year.

Anyway, soccer is just a little more boring than Football, a little less than Baseball, so no, didn't watch it.

Kontum1972 7 years, 10 months ago

yep...i came down with a fever....then had some Jagermeister....that pretty much leveled the playing field for me......

Flap Doodle 7 years, 10 months ago

This is the game where guys in short pants run back & forth to no apparent purpose?

jaywalker 7 years, 10 months ago

And every once in a while they trip each other and go down with a face that says "multiple compound fracture." Yup, that's the one.

jonas_opines 7 years, 10 months ago

That's true. At least in football running around in short pants has a good old American metaphor behind it.

Take other people's land by force.

freestatehawk 7 years, 10 months ago

A buddy's recent Facebook status said it best: " I'm a huge soccer fan. And I will be again in 3 years 11 months."

Sarah St. John 7 years, 10 months ago

"Did you catch World Cup fever watching the U.S. soccer team?"

No... but my husband has shingles. Does that count?

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