NBA Finals vs. World Cup
So, I'm on a nice long vacation and I've got plenty of time to watch the tube. I'm suddenly faced with a question - do I spend my time watching a rather exciting Celtics - Lakers NBA Finals or do I watch what the entire rest of the planet is watching - the World Cup?
Here on Retrospace, I like to look at things from a historical-cultural perspective, and so the real question is why is everybody else watching soccer and we Americans are watching basketball? Why did soccer never catch on here in the States?
A few theories: (1) There's very little scoring, and Americans need lots of stuff for the ESPN highlight reel, (2) many Americans suffer from a superiority complex - in other words, who gives a shit about France and Brazil, the only rivalries that count are within the US of A, and (3) it's just too damn late - it's not easy to get 290 million people to become soccer fans, when they've already invested themselves in football, baseball and basketball.
That's my two cents. If you've got any theories, I'd like to hear them. Go Celtics!