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Old 01-27-2010, 10:53 AM   #46
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Yes but the ratio of courts and parks is very disproportionate in poor areas.
What's the ratio of courts to parks in poor areas?
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I guess my point is that when you drive through Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, etc you don't see a lot of area where kids can play soccer, at least not anywhere close to regulation size, but you can learn to play basketball on a half court and you'll find these all throughout these cities. Jive was saying that it's even a cheaper sport to play, and he's right but you need the space, and that's something the poor in the states don't have a lot of access to. This is all going back to Headache's post and the poor in the U.S. Oddly enough I would say in the U.S. soccer is more embraced by suburban kids than any other group, but this is just based on the few places that I've lived in my life
That has much less to do with it than basketball's popularity in the U.S. does. As someone who essentially used to live in a city, I can tell you that those who wanted to play soccer found the space. Basketball was just a lot more popular.
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soccer will never be huge in america. it's a different culture. americans don't have the patience for soccer.

ironicly enough soccer players tend to make great basketball players due to their ability to understand that it's not all about them... that it's a team game. the concept of giving the ball up in order to score is one that is severly lacking in american basketball. american basketball has become more isolation, one on one, whereas the european game, largely influenced by soccer, is a more pure, team game (and more enjoyable for this purist, i might add).

but of course this has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
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soccer will never be huge in america. it's a different culture. americans don't have the patience for soccer.

ironicly enough soccer players tend to make great basketball players due to their ability to understand that it's not all about them... that it's a team game. the concept of giving the ball up in order to score is one that is severly lacking in american basketball. american basketball has become more isolation, one on one, whereas the european game, largely influenced by soccer, is a more pure, team game (and more enjoyable for this purist, i might add).

but of course this has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
Well, you are a white guy, so you're still on topic.
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