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Published: Sunday, April 3 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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dave
Park City, UT

I would rather watch them water the turf and gaze at the growing grass than watch soccer.

Joe Moe
Logan, UT

When RSL hits a losing season a decade from now (most franchises go through cycles like this), will the writer turn to the Jazz (or NFL or NCAA BB) and stop attending to RSL? Or will he stick with them in the rebuilding years, because he loves the game and his loyal to his team?

Just wondering.

On the flip side, I enjoy watching RSL, wish them the best, and wish more of their games were on TV because getting to The Fortress is not feasible for me very often.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

I wouldn't go to an RSL game if they were handing out $100 bills at the gate.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

I believe in free markets.

We didn't want RSL here, but the owner Dave Checkettes was buddy buddy with the legislature. They build a stadium using taxpayers money.

Now, if interests don't pick up, then they can just move the team and we're left with an empty stadium.

We should have never built the stadium in the first place. If a team cannot build its own stadium then they shouldn't exist.

Considering
Stockton, UT

And I suppose we could just as easily encourage people to watch and root for whichever NASCAR driver is winning this season, to get excited about whomever is winning the latest bass fishing contest, or even attend a chess match or science fair.

Most of those who support a particular team do so not merely because the team is winning, but because they enjoy the game being played.

Joe has summed this up well. Dave has, with a little less delicacy perhaps, similarly summarized how many people view soccer.

I think people generally put way too much emphasis, time, and money into sports. That said who am I to tell others how to recreate. I ask only that they not require me to fund their recreational choices. Whether it is bowling, snowmobiling, hollywood movies, opera, symphony, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, bicycling, or otherwise, I ask only that those who choose the entertainment pick up the bill for the entertainment.

I will gladly pay for my choice of entertainment. Would that others might do likewise.

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2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

We're an instant gratification society.

Win or loose... in an NBA game there's lots of action, lots of scoring, and usually lots of lead changes. Not so much in Soccer.

In soccer it's rare to score more than a few times... and lead changes... not very frequent in the same game.

We just aren't that patient in America.

You can tell this letter wasn't written after a 0-0 tie game (the definition of an "exercise in futility" to many American sports fans).

When the ball is advanced without scoring... NBA fans used to most possessions ending in a score or a dramatic slam-dunk are left a little blazee.

It takes a whole different perspective to enjoy a soccer game. Not that it can't be done. I enjoy them a lot... it's just different.

Wally West
SLC, UT

I would not go an RSL game if my hair were on fire and Rio Tinto stadium had the only fire station in the Valley.

Besides, its baseball season.

p.s. We all know the NFL is America's sport and baseball its pasttime.

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