Sunday, January 17, 2010
From a little factoid box in the current issue of Esquire:
Last year's Super Bowl had a record 98.7 million viewers. By comparison, the final game of the 2006 World Cup had 715.1 million.
When people have other sports available to follow - for example, when they move here - futbol begins to take a back seat to other games. In the second generation, you really notice the dropoff.
I write this as a previous soccer coach.