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Buck
06-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Don't feel like finding the other thread.

Won't post the results in the OP in case people don't want to be spoiled.

Buck
06-09-2012, 10:40 AM
So I went on ESPN.com and they don't have this score, but I woke up at like 3 AM and Russia was playing the Czechs and it was 4-1 Russia...

Denmark is surprisingly up on the Netherlands 1-0 in the 39th minute.

Germany plays Portugal later today.

Buck
06-09-2012, 10:42 AM
Okay, yesterday's results are Poland/Greece tied 1-1. Russia beat Czech Republic 4-1.

the Talking Can
06-09-2012, 10:53 AM
good game right now

Rausch
06-09-2012, 10:57 AM
Call me when it's time for Cup play...

Reaper16
06-09-2012, 11:53 AM
Hahahahaha. Fuck the Dutch.

Buck
06-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Wow, what an upset.

|Zach|
06-09-2012, 12:02 PM
Wow, what an upset.

It is but...it's not that big of upset as people keep making it out to be. The Danes are good as hell. They are ranked 9th in the world.

KC_Connection
06-09-2012, 12:11 PM
The Dutch are such chokers.

Jerm
06-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Problem is the Dutch don't play as a unit...group of superstars that don't combine all that well.

Germany/Portugal should be a cracker...

dmahurin
06-09-2012, 12:17 PM
The Dutch are such chokers.

So you're saying the Dutch are the collective Lebron James of the soccer world?

Trevo_410
06-09-2012, 12:20 PM
Who else is playing 2day?

Buck
06-09-2012, 12:21 PM
It is but...it's not that big of upset as people keep making it out to be. The Danes are good as hell. They are ranked 9th in the world.

Yeah, but the Dutch are at least top 5. They are a much better team. Supposed to be anyways.

Buck
06-09-2012, 12:21 PM
Who else is playing 2day?

Portugal vs Germany in about 25 min.

Jerm
06-09-2012, 12:21 PM
FIFA rankings are wonky anyways...

KC_Connection
06-09-2012, 12:48 PM
So you're saying the Dutch are the collective Lebron James of the soccer world?
Perhaps, although I don't think I imagined that 45-15-5 game on 73% shooting in an elimination game.

Trevo_410
06-09-2012, 01:01 PM
doucheland doucheland!

Jerm
06-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Neuer with our first great acting job of the tourney...what a joke.

JoeyChuckles
06-09-2012, 02:41 PM
Germany wins.

Whose up tomorrow?

Reaper16
06-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Germany wins.

Whose up tomorrow?

Spain v Italy for the early game
Ireland v Croatia for the late game

bandwagonjumper
06-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Good game by Germany. Not great but competent but Portugal looked more dangerous. Anyway onwards and upwards. Lets kick Holland out of the championship next.

KCtotheSB
06-09-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm rooting for Ireland, simply for the reason that they got boned in World Cup qualifying for 2010.

Demonpenz
06-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Ireland Ireland Ireland

Buck
06-10-2012, 10:23 AM
Italy just barely missed a goal. They seem to be putting a lot of pressure on Spain. Haven't seen Spain have many chances so far.

Buck
06-10-2012, 11:17 AM
Italy 1 - 0 Spain ; 61st minute.

Demonpenz
06-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Italy bossing

Buck
06-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Italy 1 - 1 Spain ; 65th minute.

Slainte
06-10-2012, 11:21 AM
:mad:

Viva EspaŮa!

Demonpenz
06-10-2012, 11:22 AM
niiiiice

Slainte
06-10-2012, 11:22 AM
Italy 1 - 1 Spain ; 65th minute.

Vale!

:)

Buck
06-10-2012, 11:53 AM
Final 1-1.

WilliamTheIrish
06-10-2012, 02:05 PM
The Eire in the last 10 minutes of the first half played the "trying not to lose" defensive play. Sitting back allowing attacks all over the penalty area, clearing the ball and letting the Croats attack again. And giving up a goal in the first 3 minutes of the first half, the last 2 minutes of the 1st half and the first 3 minutes of the 2nd half has effectively harshed my day.

JoeyChuckles
06-10-2012, 02:18 PM
It would've been cool to see Ireland win. It doesn't look like that is going to happen.

WilliamTheIrish
06-10-2012, 02:22 PM
Ireland deserves to lose. They are perfectly capable of competing and winning this game. Losing like this is just disheartening. But, that's what they've always done. I'm not exactly surprised.

the Talking Can
06-13-2012, 10:42 AM
portugal/denmark is excellent so far

2-1 portugal in the first half

the Talking Can
06-13-2012, 11:39 AM
ronaldo missed two easy scoring opportunities

and now denmark scores

2-2

the Talking Can
06-13-2012, 11:45 AM
3-2 portugal 86th minute

Buck
06-24-2012, 12:24 PM
Thread hasn't been bumped in a hot minute.

We've got Portugal - Spain and Germany - England/Italy.

England/Italy kicks off in 20 min on ESPN.

Probably the best sport on today if you're a Padres fan.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 02:12 PM
Very entertaining game even though there hasn't been a goal. Yet.

Shag
06-24-2012, 02:21 PM
England's style of only attacking on a counter is kind of boring. Italy has missed some great opportunities so far...

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 02:45 PM
England created two primo opportunities early on. Not as many as the olive oilers, but really good chances.

Buck
06-24-2012, 02:46 PM
If that bicycle kick would have gone in in the 92nd minute, it would have been the defining moment of Rooney's career.

Buck
06-24-2012, 02:46 PM
OMG, Pirlo just missed Balotelli.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 02:48 PM
Oh... Rooney you f! Shoot that or cross it. )Right before that missed pass to Balotelli.

RunKC
06-24-2012, 02:58 PM
Italy's offense sucks. They've had several chances to score but fuck up every one of them.

Buck
06-24-2012, 03:13 PM
Looks like PKs

Shag
06-24-2012, 03:15 PM
lol, 36 shots vs 9. England only had one shot on net...

Buck
06-24-2012, 03:16 PM
England sucks at PKs

jd1020
06-24-2012, 03:21 PM
If England wins this they are going to get dominated by Germany.

Buck
06-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Fucking Cheeky

DJay23
06-24-2012, 03:24 PM
Joe Hart's kind of cool. I like how he made a big scary monster face before that one PK.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 03:24 PM
C'mon Joe Hart...

Buck
06-24-2012, 03:24 PM
And Italy looks like they have it.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 03:25 PM
Goddammit!

Well, Italy deserved the win. They were better.

jd1020
06-24-2012, 03:26 PM
My Germans shall avenge the English players.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 03:27 PM
Henceforth, there will be no male children named Ashley in England.

Buck
06-24-2012, 03:27 PM
Henceforth, there will be no male children named Ashley in England.

Heh.

England played for penalties, still lost. Sucks to be them.

Douche Baggins
06-24-2012, 03:50 PM
PirLOL

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 03:54 PM
Heh.

England played for penalties, still lost. Sucks to be them.

It's something I've watched Italy do for decades. I've always disliked that team. Except in 82 when they beat Brazil in group play. What a great WC that was. Paolo Rossi with a hat trick in that game. Was lucky I got to watch it on Univision (although it was called Spanish International Network then)

Have you ever seen the documentary of that WC? It's narrated by Sean Connery. There were some great players in that WC.

BWillie
06-24-2012, 04:09 PM
So the US isn't playing in this......then why the hell is this crap on eSPn? Hipsters are going to far trying to get euro soccer popular

Setsuna
06-24-2012, 06:06 PM
So the US isn't playing in this......then why the hell is this crap on eSPn? Hipsters are going to far trying to get euro soccer popular

Why the fuck is NASCAR on ESPN? Case closed.

tredadda
06-24-2012, 06:14 PM
Why the **** is NASCAR on ESPN? Case closed.

Or any golf tournament, tennis tournament, or worse of all WNBA.

BWillie
06-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Or any golf tournament, tennis tournament, or worse of all WNBA.

Why the **** is NASCAR on ESPN? Case closed.

I get the soccer thing, I really do, not my cup of tea, but it's EURO SOCCER. MLS? Fine, no problem. Obviously golf, tennis, WNBA, Nascar all are on a AMERICAN TV network like ESPN, because they are AMERICAN LEAGUES OR PLAYERS. Just very odd to me, I mean I love basketball, but no way in hell am I going to watch some Euro League basketball game...and there are even many American born players playing over there.

tredadda
06-24-2012, 07:10 PM
I get the soccer thing, I really do, not my cup of tea, but it's EURO SOCCER. MLS? Fine, no problem. Obviously golf, tennis, WNBA, Nascar all are on a AMERICAN TV network like ESPN, because they are AMERICAN LEAGUES OR PLAYERS. Just very odd to me, I mean I love basketball, but no way in hell am I going to watch some Euro League basketball game...and there are even many American born players playing over there.

I get your point, but the Euro cup is one of the biggest tournaments on earth. Soccer is more popular than all those others you named COMBINED. Soccer is becoming more and more popular in this country. One of the ways to help with that is for the premier sports network in America to play the tournament with some of the best in the world playing. Even with that a few things to contemplate about the Euro Cup on TV

1. A majority of the games were televised during the weekdays when not many people got to see it.

2. This is the closest thing we have to a dead season for sports with football, basketball, and to a point hockey all being off. Collegiate sports are also in a down time as well. All we really have as major sports right now are baseball and to a point MLS ans NASCAR. The Euro Cup did not take up a slot from any of these sports, so there is no real issues with it being on.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 08:05 PM
If you don't understand why the UEFA Cup is on ESPN then you're an idiot.

Buck
06-24-2012, 08:08 PM
Why is the Super Bowl on TV in Europe?

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 08:09 PM
SEA\POR was damn good tv this afternoon.

Dylan
06-24-2012, 09:41 PM
Why the fuck is NASCAR on ESPN? Case closed.

The NFL has now announced the total number of people who watched Super Bowl XLVI: 166.8 million. NBC’s coverage of the game, making it the biggest total TV audience of all time.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/06/super-bowl-draws-record-total-audience-of-1668-million/


Nascar Demographics
∑ A massive, loyal fan base - 75 million people or one in three US adults are NASCAR fans

∑ NASCAR is the number-two sport on television in the US and is broadcast in over 100 countries in 21 languages.

∑ In 2003, 17 of the top 20 attended sporting events in the US were NASCAR events

∑ Over $2 billion in licensed product sales annually, making NASCAR a consistent performer among all major sports.

∑ Consumers who look for NASCAR licensed product - 83% are asking for more from retailers they frequent.

∑ NASCAR fans are three times as likely to try and purchase NASCAR sponsor's products and services.

http://www.hlglicensing.com/nascar.htm


ESPN’s Euro 2012 Viewer Numbers
Through the 24 matches in the group stage of Euro 2012, ESPN’s live English-language presentation is averaging 784,000 households and 1,002,000 viewers — up 79 percent and 82 percent, respectively, versus the group stage matches in 2008 (439,000 households and 552,000 viewers).

The top 10 metered markets through the group stage include: New York (1.6), Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (1.6), Providence (1.3), Los Angeles (1.2), Washington, DC (1.2), Richmond, Va. (1.1), Atlanta (1.1), San Francisco (1.0), Jacksonville (1.0), and Austin, Texas (1.0).

Here are the number of households and viewers for the top matches thus far:

Sun, June 10, 2012 ESPN Spain vs. Italy 1,570,000 / 2,113,000
Sat, June 9, 2012 ESPN Germany vs. Portugal 1,244,000 / 1,798,000
Sat, June 9, 2012 ESPN Netherlands vs. Denmark 1,077,000 / 1,367,000
Wed, June 13, 2012 ESPN Netherlands vs. Germany 1,066,000 / 1,383,000
Sun, June 10, 2012 ESPN Republic of Ireland vs. Croatia 1,018,000 / 1,387,000
Mon, June 11, 2012 ESPN France vs. England 968,000 / 1,151,000
Sun, June 17, 2012 ESPN Portugal vs. Netherlands 923,000 / 1,323,000
Wed, June 13, 2012 ESPN Denmark vs. Portugal 859,000 / 1,084,000


http://www.epltalk.com/espns-euro-2012-viewer-numbers-up-82-percent-compared-to-euro-2008-44097

"I rest my case" http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-14836.gif

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 09:45 PM
The NFL has now announced the total number of people who watched Super Bowl XLVI: 166.8 million. NBCís coverage of the game, making it the biggest total TV audience of all time.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/06/super-bowl-draws-record-total-audience-of-1668-million/


Nascar Demographics
∑ A massive, loyal fan base - 75 million people or one in three US adults are NASCAR fans

∑ NASCAR is the number-two sport on television in the US and is broadcast in over 100 countries in 21 languages.

∑ In 2003, 17 of the top 20 attended sporting events in the US were NASCAR events

∑ Over $2 billion in licensed product sales annually, making NASCAR a consistent performer among all major sports.

∑ Consumers who look for NASCAR licensed product - 83% are asking for more from retailers they frequent.

∑ NASCAR fans are three times as likely to try and purchase NASCAR sponsor's products and services.

http://www.hlglicensing.com/nascar.htm


ESPNís Euro 2012 Viewer Numbers
Through the 24 matches in the group stage of Euro 2012, ESPNís live English-language presentation is averaging 784,000 households and 1,002,000 viewers ó up 79 percent and 82 percent, respectively, versus the group stage matches in 2008 (439,000 households and 552,000 viewers).

The top 10 metered markets through the group stage include: New York (1.6), Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (1.6), Providence (1.3), Los Angeles (1.2), Washington, DC (1.2), Richmond, Va. (1.1), Atlanta (1.1), San Francisco (1.0), Jacksonville (1.0), and Austin, Texas (1.0).

Here are the number of households and viewers for the top matches thus far:

Sun, June 10, 2012 ESPN Spain vs. Italy 1,570,000 / 2,113,000
Sat, June 9, 2012 ESPN Germany vs. Portugal 1,244,000 / 1,798,000
Sat, June 9, 2012 ESPN Netherlands vs. Denmark 1,077,000 / 1,367,000
Wed, June 13, 2012 ESPN Netherlands vs. Germany 1,066,000 / 1,383,000
Sun, June 10, 2012 ESPN Republic of Ireland vs. Croatia 1,018,000 / 1,387,000
Mon, June 11, 2012 ESPN France vs. England 968,000 / 1,151,000
Sun, June 17, 2012 ESPN Portugal vs. Netherlands 923,000 / 1,323,000
Wed, June 13, 2012 ESPN Denmark vs. Portugal 859,000 / 1,084,000


http://www.epltalk.com/espns-euro-2012-viewer-numbers-up-82-percent-compared-to-euro-2008-44097

"I rest my case" http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-14836.gif

So, you just compared the championship game of a given sport...to the merchandising appeal of one sport...to the TV numbers (mid week and weekend) of a continental tournament (not the championship) of another sport.

Apples vs Oranges vs Mangos

Dylan
06-24-2012, 10:02 PM
Zoccor: Since one of the posts in this thread mentioned the NFL, I included the total viewer numbers for the Super Bowl. I was not about to research NFL viewer numbers per game.

Why the fuck is NASCAR on ESPN? Case closed.

There can be no different narrative emerging from ESPN's Euro 2012 vs. ESPN's NASCAR. Clearly, in the U.S., NASCAR beats Euro 2012 in viewer numbers.

If you want to research it further, be my guest.

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:05 PM
Zoccor: Since one of the posts in this thread mentioned the NFL, I included the total viewer numbers for the Super Bowl. I was not about to research NFL viewer numbers per game.



There can be no different narrative emerging from ESPN's Euro 2012 vs. ESPN's NASCAR. Clearly, in the U.S., NASCAR beats ESPN's Euro 2012.

If you want to research it further, be my guest.

Is NASCAR on ESPN?

Dylan
06-24-2012, 10:19 PM
NASCAR Cup Series TV Schedule:
FOX TV - 14 weeks.
TNT - 6 weeks
ESPN - 12 weeks
ABC - approx. 3 weeks

NASCAR Nationwide Series TV Schedule:
ESPN - 18 weeks
ABC - 3 weeks


http://www.channelguidemagblog.com/index.php/2012/02/17/2012-nascar-tv-schedule/

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Isn't NASCAR hurting pretty bad or has it picked back up. They were reeling for a lil while.

Douche Baggins
06-24-2012, 10:25 PM
Isn't NASCAR hurting pretty bad or has it picked back up. They were reeling for a lil while.

There are more than enough rednecks to keep that machine running hot.

In fact, where else can you see THIS:

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/977677/burn.gif

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:26 PM
There are more than enough rednecks to keep that machine running hot.

In fact, where else can you see THIS:

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/977677/burn.gif

Haha true. Though some soccer fans around the world will burn pretty much anything down. Especially in Turkey. Hahaha

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Damn you Turks be cray

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Tv5Q_mhEIc4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Buck
06-24-2012, 10:36 PM
Dylan, do you just search NASCAR on CP like once a day? I think it's funny you stumbled into a soccer thread as soon as someone mentioned NASCAR, lol.

As far as your soccer numbers, shit's looking good. Looks like our performance in WC 2010 has got our country more interested in soccer, whether it's MLS or International Competition.

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Dylan, do you just search NASCAR on CP like once a day? I think it's funny you stumbled into a soccer thread as soon as someone mentioned NASCAR, lol.

As far as your soccer numbers, shit's looking good. Looks like our performance in WC 2010 has got our country more interested in soccer, whether it's MLS or International Competition.

True. The numbers are looking good.

The metrics for the MLS are really great except for TV ratings. They are not there yet and it will take time. Getting people to tune in when their team isn't playing as well as getting American soccer fans who don't currently watch their home grown soccer league is the next step.

I am gonna try to be in Brazil in '14 should be a blast.

Demonpenz
06-24-2012, 10:40 PM
Nascar is wierd because if you are a fan for a driver he can be in the sport for 40 years and gather an unreal following.

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:41 PM
Nascar is wierd because if you are a fan for a driver he can be in the sport for 40 years and gather an unreal following.

That is interesting. Never thought of that.

Dylan
06-24-2012, 10:46 PM
Zocor:

Not sure if this is better -

European Championship’s viewership in US: The 24 matches on ESPN averaged more than 1 million viewers. For Euro 2008, the games were watched by an average of 552,000 people. (A/P, 6/22)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/european-championships-viewership-in-us-up-82-percent-from-4-years-ago/2012/06/22/gJQAnZTjvV_story.html



NASCAR viewership in US: Over the course of 33 races across three networks — Fox, TNT and ESPN/ABC — NASCAR attracted an average of 6.5 million viewers, which equates to a 3.8 Nielsen rating. Those numbers are up from fewer than 6 million viewers (+8%) and an average 3.6 rating (+5.6%) for 34 races in 2010.

http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2011/12/05/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/NASCAR.aspx



NFL viewership in US: More than 200 million viewers "saw NFL games this season, with an average of 17.5 million per game," making it the "second-highest viewership average since 1989," according to the AP. The '10 season drew an average of 17.9 million viewers per game. NFL games "accounted for 23 of the 25 most-watched TV shows among all programming," and the 16 "most-viewed shows on cable TV were NFL games." Fox "matched 2010 for its most-watched season, while NFL Network’s Thursday night telecasts were its most watched." NBC’s "SNF" was the "most-watched show in primetime for the second consecutive fall." ESPN’s "MNF" was cable’s "most-watched program for the sixth season in a row." CBS had its "second most-watched season carrying the AFC" (AP, 1/5). Regular-season NFL ratings on Fox "were the network’s highest in 16 years." Games "averaged a 12.0 rating and 24 share, up 2 percent from last year’s 11.8/24, according to Nielsen Media Research." Fox indicated that it was its "best NFL rating since a 12.5/29 in 1995 and it marked the first time since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger that the NFC package had an increase in ratings in three straight years." Fox "averaged 20.1 million viewers, tying 2010 as its most-viewed NFL season" (AP, 1/5). BLOOMBERG NEWS' Andy Fixmer noted ESPN "averaged 13.3 million viewers, a 9.6 percent drop that’s the biggest among the networks." NBC "drew the biggest audience with 21.5 million viewers, 1.5 percent fewer than the previous season." CBS "dropped 1.5 percent to average 18.4 million viewers" (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 1/5).

http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2012/01/06/Media/NFL-Ratings.aspx

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-05/nfl-tv-ratings-fell-this-season-with-espn-suffering-9-6-decline.html

Demonpenz
06-24-2012, 10:47 PM
spell is fucking name right LMAO

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:49 PM
It is funny...again...you get to take the top of your sport and compare it to a continental non World Cup tournament. I am not saying NASCAR is shit or anything but its just a funny set of comparisons that makes soccer look really great the more you talk.

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:51 PM
19.4 million people watched US v Ghana in the 2010 World Cup in the states.

Buck
06-24-2012, 10:52 PM
True. The numbers are looking good.

The metrics for the MLS are really great except for TV ratings. They are not there yet and it will take time. Getting people to tune in when their team isn't playing as well as getting American soccer fans who don't currently watch their home grown soccer league is the next step.

I am gonna try to be in Brazil in '14 should be a blast.

Yeah I want to go too, it would probably cost at least $5000 for that trip though.

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Yeah I want to go too, it would probably cost at least $5000 for that trip though.

I am def saving up. I don't think it will be *that* bad but not far off of that mark.

Demonpenz
06-24-2012, 10:57 PM
The Farmers Almanac says around 3000

Buck
06-24-2012, 11:11 PM
The Farmers Almanac says around 3000

How much are tickets going to be to see the games? At least $200 right? Assuming 3 games, hoping for at least 4...

|Zach|
06-24-2012, 11:11 PM
How much are tickets going to be to see the games? At least $200 right? Assuming 3 games, hoping for at least 4...

Yea about there.

Dylan
06-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Nascar is wierd because if you are a fan for a driver he can be in the sport for 40 years and gather an unreal following.

Demonpenz:

Good point. Interesting.


Junior Nation
According to a NASCAR survey of its fan base, 30% still name Earnhardt as their favorite driver, far outdistancing the next two stars, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

In October, Eanrhardt was ranked by Forbes as the seventh most valuable athlete brand in professional sports, ranking behind Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Phil Mickelson, David Beckham, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and ahead of any NFL or baseball player. (USA Today, 6/15)

http://www.freep.com/article/20120615/SPORTS16/120614080/NASCAR-Fans-still-love-Dale-Earnhardt-Jr-



So, 30% of 75,000,000 million NASCAR fan base = 22,500,000 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fans.

Hell - Every NASCAR fan knows that when they watch Dale Jr. speed around the track and takes the lead the entire grandstand stands up and cheers - Junior Nation. LMAO

Dylan
06-25-2012, 12:07 AM
It is funny...again...you get to take the top of your sport and compare it to a continental non World Cup tournament. I am not saying NASCAR is shit or anything but its just a funny set of comparisons that makes soccer look really great the more you talk.

I know this: England is the mother nation of soccer - that is all I know.

Now: The Glazer family (as in The Tampa Bay Bucs LMAO) took 98% ownership of the Manchester United. "The total purchase of the club totalled almost £800 million."

According to The Telegraph, Manchester United survey reveals they have doubled their global fan base to 659 million over five years.

Manchester United have doubled their global fan base to 659 million over five years to reinforce their standing as the world's most popular football club, according to a survey commissioned by the club.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/9298384/Manchester-United-survey-reveals-they-have-doubled-their-global-fan-base-to-659-million-over-five-years.html


OMG :eek: The Manchester United has a MASSIVE 659 million fans - that's one football team!

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers is pocket change.

I think I'll better take my little Casino cash and go home...



UEFA Country Ranking 2012
http://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/data/method4/crank2012.html

http://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/index.html

|Zach|
06-25-2012, 03:52 AM
I am not a huge fan of the EPL but yea it is bonkers popular.