Soccer is slowly becoming a pretty big deal here! :)
I've actually wondered why this didn't happen a long time ago, especially since most immigrants to the U.S. came/come from countries where soccer is a pretty big deal.
Does anyone have an idea about this?
I can't get into soccer. I don't understand why people go nuts when people are able to kick something the size of a soccer ball into a huge 24 foot by 8 foot opening.
Because this sounds much easier than it is in reality (especially if there are any opponents on the field).
Personally I think it's because of its inherent randomness. David winning against Goliath seems like an impossibility in most other sports, but in soccer it happens all the time (Costa Rica being the most recent example).
I tend to compare it to roleplaying games. It's much more exciting if you can't be sure you'll be victorious and if character death is an actual possibility.
Doesn't naturally change the fact that Germany will win the Cup this time, though being one of the favourites from Day 1. :D