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Old 06-23-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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The yanks are hopeless at tennis at the moment and with the football team doing well at the wc is it more popular than tennis can someone from across the pond tell me if the wc is getting more tv coverage than wimbledon
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: is tennis in the us more popular than football/soccer

No, football/soccer is definitely more popular, both to watch and to play. And of course the WC is getting more coverage, delete thread, ban OP.
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No, football/soccer is definitely more popular, both to watch and to play. And of course the WC is getting more coverage, delete thread, ban OP.
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soccer by a mile
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soccer by a mile
I don't think they're that far apart. Tons of people play tennis or have a general interest. Gauging soccer levels during the WC is a bit unfair. When the WC isn't going on, no one cares.

And yes lots of people play soccer but mostly children who haven't moved onto other sports yet. And a lot of the "popularity" is just media hype pushed by E!SPN.
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Momentarily soccer.
But it is also a team sport and a lot of Americans love their team sports, rather than the "dull and boring" individual sports.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:18 PM   #7
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I don't think they're that far apart. Tons of people play tennis or have a general interest. Gauging soccer levels during the WC is a bit unfair. When the WC isn't going on, no one cares.

And yes lots of people play soccer but mostly children who haven't moved onto other sports yet. And a lot of the "popularity" is just media hype pushed by E!SPN.
older people and middle aged people do play tennis a lot more but I find that their is a big disconnect in the USA between those who play and those who follow it at the pro level. Like many many Americans play tennis with having no interest in the pros at all. Which isn't the case in every other sport
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WC at the moment, no contest. US Open always focuses attention back on tennis though. Good time for me though, my two favorite sports.
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lol no not even close

tennis is even below the likes of drag racing in the USA
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I'm curious about this. Had Soccer a big popularity growth in the last 3/4 years in the USA? They sure are investing a lot of money in it.
When I visited New York I was surprised about the quality and quantity of public soccer fields, considering the popularity of it compared to Basketball, baseball, etc.
Better than the ones here in Portugal, and here sports is all about soccer
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lol no not even close

tennis is even below the likes of drag racing in the USA
thats going the other extreme. No way fringe things like drag racing are ahead of tennis in the isa
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I've never seen more than a few minutes of any soccer match, but I have completely dove in head first into this WC mania. I've seen at least 5 full matches

It's definitely more popular than tennis here....especially since the U.S. is still in it. I see a lot of FB posts from my friends about the WC, whereas I rarely if ever see any about tennis.
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lol no not even close

tennis is even below the likes of drag racing in the USA
This. Tennis is way down on the list. Even the Master's Series events in the States don't get shown on TV outside of the SFs and finals. They've even not shown the first set of a USO final before due to regular season NFL games running late, and will routinely delay the start of the finals for a late game to finish.
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Here is a list of the most popular sports in america. Its pretty much 100% accurate and puts soccer at 5 and tennis at 6.

http://sporteology.com/top-10-most-p...ts-in-america/

1.) American Football
2.) Baseball
3.) Basketball

4.) Hockey


5.) Soccer
6.) Tennis
7.) Golf
8.) Wrestling (lol)

It varies slightly on where you live though. Here in Maryland, lacrosse is pretty big.
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I'm curious about this. Had Soccer a big popularity growth in the last 3/4 years in the USA? They sure are investing a lot of money in it.
When I visited New York I was surprised about the quality and quantity of public soccer fields, considering the popularity of it compared to Basketball, baseball, etc.
Better than the ones here in Portugal, and here sports is all about soccer
It's "popular" in the sense that lots of kids play it and there are fields everywhere, but very few people continue to play soccer into their teens and almost no one actually follows professional soccer. The World Cup does get attention. Main thing is that ESPN is shoving it down our throats 24/7 because they want it to get big.
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