Anyway, the Champions League is the “match” or “game” between the two best teams in Europe. Europe, for those of you who don’t know, is that place across the Atlantic where Eurotrash comes from. Ok, I might be getting too deep into the explanation process. Where was I? Oh yeah, the “match.” So FC (which stands for Football Club) Barcelona was playing against Manchester United. This game was billed as the two top teams with the two greatest players in the world, Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. If that really is the case, the two best teams and two best players, then there should at least be a couple dozen people watching in the U.S. But why would there be so few? Maybe because the game was a 1-0 win by Barcelona. And the goal came in the first 10 minutes. No need to watch after that. Now, I actually like soccer, or football… whatever. I watched a lot of the 2006 World Cup, and several games of the ‘08 Euro Cup. Both tournaments were really exciting, and got increased interest with Americans.
But just when you think that the sport is going to catch on, you are reminded why our country, with it’s short attention span and need for everything to be bigger, better, stronger, faster, will never totally embrace soccer/football. When only a fraction of your game contains relevant events or suspenseful moments, people are going to lose interest and change the channel. I should know, I was one of them. In the end, the only goal was scored by Messi, which I guess makes him the best player in the world or something. For a more comprehensive comparison between the two, check here and here. If you want to decide who the greatest of all time is, check here and here.]]>