From: Southern Cal
Keep a spot open for me, K?
Couple more years of hockey suck, and I might start looking elsewhere for my fix.
Not trying to sway you but the 2 sports are actually not that different.
1. Most people don't like them
2. Offside is the same concept just a bit different in where it can be applied
3. Both 'should' be low scoring and non stop up and down the "rink/pitch"
What turns people off about soccer is they don't watch the right team when they are new so they think it's boring. If you watch 2 shitty teams draw nill/nill, I agree. That sucks. But even a nill/nill game can be very exciting. Like hockey fans who see things happen before most, it's about how much you know/see.
If you don't see the little things that are happening before the big thing, it can be boring. To me, at least, that's a lot like hockey.
Agree/disagree with Joe about where to start if you are interested. Yes on the The Premier League (not saying my bias with Arsenal, just in general) but I'm a "no" on Serie A. It's too defensive minded for me. You have Juve and a bunch of JL Wild teams. It gets old to me quickly.
The other thing you have to be weary off with the Euro leagues is diving is more prevelant in some leagues. The PL has it, like all, but it's generally not as bad. The 'biggest' league in the world is probably La Liga (Spain) and I can't stand it. I want to jump in the TV everytime it's on and beat those guys about the head and neck. If you are going to fake shit, I might as well make it real