World Cup Has It All Over Super Bowl

RECEIVED Mon., June 26, 2006

Dear Editor,
    I am a girl so I could be biased, but let me state the obvious: Soccer players are way hotter than American football players.
    When watching American football people get excited if someone makes a 50-80 yard dash. With soccer, these men run up and down a field, for many, many yards for an entire game. Constantly. No time outs, no huddles, no commercial breaks. In American football these men are huge, yet they are padded to the point of no return, and if you touch the helmet on their head, that's a foul (and go to commercial). There are no helmets or pads in soccer; you play hard and you may get hurt. If you do, they cart you off of the field, and the game goes on. They don't go to commercial break while everyone huddles and rests.
    And speaking of commercials, the Super Bowl is the Holy Grail of American football, and people actually watch it for the commercials. There are always huge write-ups in the news about them, they are all online, the money paid for the ad space during the game is astronomical, and people can't wait to see them. In soccer, the World Cup happens only every four years, and there are no commercials except during halftime, the only break the players get.
    Don't get me wrong, I'll probably go sit in a bar with my husband and watch playoffs of some sort and drink beer. I'll probably attend some Super Bowl party like I always do; just keep in mind that I am probably only there to be supportive and to drink your beer.
Rebecca Knape
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