Anyone else watching the World Cup? My favorite thing about soccer is the lack of commercials.
A typical 15-minute quarter in American football can last anywhere from 30-60 minutes because they stop the clock every few seconds to allow commercials to run. At minimum, you get 2 minutes of commercials for every minute of play. In soccer, once the 45-minute half begins, there are NO COMMERCIALS. All the commercials come before the game, during halftime and after the game. Ah, it's wonderful. 8->
And I enjoy the games, too. Began watching World Cup games many years ago. Had to go to Wikipedia to look up the rules. The international aspect is very entertaining. Where else would you see people from Cameroon on TV? The US men's team isn't all that good, but the US women's team has been a major force for over 20 years. Current title holders and likely to win again this time around.
Fun stuff. Certainly more enjoyable that watching an hour (or two) of beer and pickup commercials. LOL