Even in the United States, Twitter’s top trending topics are dominated today by talk of the World Cup.

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Is it true that the trend is made of three types of people? If so, it looks like the people who hate people who pretend to like soccer are keeping things trending.

Let’s check with the always-reliable Ace of Spades.

Did we say soccer? We of course meant fútbol.

 

  • Portnoy

    ‘Americans hate on the World Cup….. Do u guys realized futbol is the biggest sport in the world?? Learn some culture’

    Well that’s great. The rest of the “World” has to have something to crow about since you suck ass at everything else.

    Now GFY.

    • Ragnar__Danneskjold

      Thanks to third world countries. All it takes is a ball a few goals and a bunch of people that are tired of doing nothing all day.

  • Super Marsupial

    I prefer ‘Ow my balls’ from Idiocracy

  • WisconsinPatriot

    http://deadspin.com/milwaukee-bar-celebrates-world-cup-in-most-tone-deaf-wa-1589971863

    You have to see this….. The lefty bar built a Brazillian slum, and simply cannot understand the uproar from the PC police. :))))))))))))) HaHa!

  • AT

    I find that this helps to make sense of soccer:

    http://tinyurl.com/37764vq

  • http://tokenwhiteguy.net Token White Guy

    GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DLago

    World Cup… Meh. It is interesting, but there are more important things to keep track of.

  • DaMello ®

    I’ve spent 12 years in Germany on US Army bases and each year our schools forced us dependents to learn about and play soccer to honor our Host country’s traditions. I can only say that I think fusball sux eggs!

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      And you survived somehow. Boo freakin’ hoo. Yeah, I’d much rather people coming to other people’s countries refuse to show any interest in the local culture. It works so well here for us– don’t you think?

      • DaMello ®

        I participated in all other activities with no prob. I just can’t stand soccer! Since I am half German , I think I can complain with honestly.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Think for a minute what I was saying. The point was that when in Rome, you do as the Romans do. You don’t come expecting to tell the Romans you will show no interest whatever in their local culture. You may not like what they do very much, but be a good guest– unlike all those people who are “visiting” the US and fail to recognize that we, e.g., don’t kill our daughters for going out with the wrong boyfriends.
          So you didn’t like a particular sport. I’m sure they absolutely became enthralled with baseball when they saw the Americans playing it (*zzzzzzz*). So don’t watch the Bundesliga. But just don’t complain when people from other lands fail to try to understand when Americans use expressions like, “Three strikes,” “You’re off-base,” “Threw him a curve,” “He’s a screwball,” “Take one for the team,” and the like.

          • DaMello ®

            I do get your point, you explain thing very nice and coherent. I thank you for that. There where many studies we dependents had to take for our cultural studies of the host nation including learning the language, Volks Marches, The annual Dachau tours, field trips etc… Having to play a sport most of us didn’t like cut in to the other school clubs like chess, archery, auto mechanics etc… It shouldn’t have been forced on us but stayed as an elective instead. Perhaps I should have pointed that out first.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It’s like the phonies who claim to be interested in the “Big Game” the No Fun League holds every winter– y’know, the one whose very name is copyrighted and off-limits to any commercial advertiser unless they pay a “kickback,” if you will.

    At least the World Cup has the saving grace of being held every four years, like the Olympics and presidential elections, and all its games are of the same well-known sport and not obscurer ones. Sadly, many Americans have about as much interest in what the President is doing in between those elections as they do about futbol.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    THE BIG GAME!!!!!! With, lawn fairies.

  • BoscoBolt

    All I know about “professional” soccer is that if things don’t play out the way fans want them to, fans are supposed to riot, beat each other to a pulp, collapse the bleachers, throw Molotov cocktails and burn the stadium to the ground.

    Seems like a lot of work for such a stupid game.

    • Ragnar__Danneskjold

      Don’t forget the decapitation. That’s the best part.

  • Blake Waymire

    The World Cup? Is that that other sporting event taking attention away from the 24 Hours of Le Mans that happens this weekend?

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    I’ve come to realize that – like those who hate baseball – there are two groups of soccer haters: those who don’t understand it and those who are incapable of understanding it.

    • Katie Carroll

      No – I do understand it and I just think it’s boring. I’d rather watch paint dry.

      • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

        As Exhibit A of the evidence for my case, I present the above post.

        There is nothing wrong with not liking soccer, but please don’t claim to understand it. If you understood it, you wouldn’t think it was boring.

        • Katie Carroll

          How can you say that – you don’t know anything about me. I certainly do understand it and I absolutely think it’s boring. I think baseball’s boring too. I’ve seen a few very exciting moments in soccer as I have in baseball, but that doesn’t make up for the boring rest of the game.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            It’s very easy for me to say it, but here’s a simple question to determine your understanding of soccer:

            What is the strategy behind the 1-3-2-4 formation?

            We won’t even discuss baseball, as your inability to understand it renders it moot.

            I find NASCAR boring; one could even say that I hate it. The reason? Because I don’t understand it, which is true. I don’t understand anything about it.

  • Henry Hyman

    Half the WORLD disagrees with the I hate soccer. Grow up and enjoy it.

  • Kmicanakreku

    American sport is the closest you can get to socialism….
    drafts and all that other crap…

    lol in football we have a transfer market system where guess what whoever pays the most money gets the player…

    football = capitalism

    baseball, american gridiron, baketball = socialism

  • Kmicanakreku

    theres nothing wrong with hating football but please dont try to tell me that baseball or american football where the play stops every 2 seconds is exciting

  • Wonder Pony

    Wow. After reading the comments it has become apparent the only snob bigger than a wine snob is a soccer snob. Geepers! Simmer down.