DOLPHINS: Future of NFL (was RE: more names than a phone book)
Randy.Salas at startribune.com
Wed Jan 20 20:29:48 GMT 2010
Except how many decades have we been hearing that soccer is poised to take over the United States? Since the 1970s?
Everyone points out that because so many kids play soccer, Americans are primed to watch it. Millions of kids are in band, too, but orchestra halls aren't exactly beating off crowds.
From: dolphins-disc-bounces at phins.com [mailto:dolphins-disc-bounces at phins.com] On Behalf Of Patrick McLaughlin
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Subject: DOLPHINS: Future of NFL (was RE: more names than a phone book)
Which begs the interesting question of what happens if there is no football after next season? It's hard to believe soccer could ever surpass the NFL here, but circumstances are certainly lining up for futbol to take a huge bite out of football.
I mean, we have the World Cup coming back this summer and by all accounts, there's a chance the US could make a little noise in it. Couple that with the surge in HD television households (with HD tvs making watching soccer pretty damn compelling viusally) and 2010 is lining up like it could be the best soccer summer ever. If that happens and the NFL season kicks off it's season after a summer dominated by soccer and the entire season has the pall of no deal hanging over it...who knows?
If I was an enterprising tv executive here in the states, I may be having some preliminary discussions with the premier league and other major leagues about possibly lining up a shot for soccer on the main stage in the US. Just sayin...
Patrick, getting down verbally...
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