Listen: Soccer, Edward Shaughnessy, Writer discussed on Puty's World Cup Podcast
"And this is this is a side issue. But it's but it's important. So there's all these like dinosaur sports writer people, you know, think like the Bob Ryan's of the world Edward Shaughnessy that guy Frank Ford he bit the bullet. But like, you know, as soon as guys like get the fuck off the stage. And you know, they're hate hate narrow soccer hating. Sort of dissipates a little bit. You know, that's gonna help excel rate the the mainstream acceptance of the sport the demographics are in soccer's favor. You know, got kids playing we got more Spanish people just in in the country. You know, there's just I think the caller actually pointed out some good like NBC. They've just incredible job with EPL, which is often. You're right Lalita has just like shit the bed this season with whatever the hell is going on there being you know contract. They don't even have have Sky Sports coverage in England. So tire went awaiting is just ridiculous. Take on this always say, this is when you think about it for a sports fan for somebody. Who's in there in the Paul sees follows record on Twitter, falls, right networks, watches, the right games. He will already know that the Premier League is dominating a lot of what is more appealing to. Watch. What better sport conversations, it is appealing to a lot more people? It is there for the normal sport consumer. But the reason that soccer may not ever take this debt that we are talking about in the one that gets discussed in the one that has these intricate little conversations is because there's nothing local. There's no hometown rally. There's no like the girl that doesn't know anything about the sport. It's going to go to the bar because it's her home. Like, there's no it's never gonna have the feeling of the breaking out of the sports world into the world here because it's not going to appeal to anybody on emotional level that is half in half out. So your point is well taken in I see Recode from. I'm gonna disagree though. It's gonna take time. But I think that soccer will be that smart. You right. You know, what it really comes down to the domestically of talking, basically. Yeah. It comes down to dollars and cents. Like right now, our best athletes we can discuss. This some were athletes play soccer a lot of them. Don't and it comes down to the fact that if you're less player you're making. I don't know what eighty thousand or something like that. I think I think there's are so far so far part though. Like, I don't think that I'm not playing soccer as a child because of the MLS money. No, not pursuing it later as Mets that's possible. But I think it's just that we're not as like where we're starting from behind and we're trying to build it backwards. Sherbro? I try. I think at the base level of boils down to money and the more the standard, you know, gets. It's sort of a a virtuous circle. The soccer gets better. More money comes in soccer gets better. More money comes in this will grow the this is not going to be a fast process.."