It seems that there are many opinions out there on the merits of Soccer as a spectator sport. I have posted a thread lobbying D* to add Fox Soccer Channel to its regular lineup. I have a feeling people want to talk about whether or not soccer is worthy of this request. So I am providing a thread to do it. Here are my 2 cents on the subject: I once talked to a National Sports Reporter from MSNBC. He had written a rather encouraging article about Soccer in the U.S. and painted it with a positive spin. I asked him about the article and complimented the fact that it wasn't about what a useless spectator sport soccer is. He replied that the National Media seems to have an agenda to keep the sport off the radar as Editors REFUSE to believe anyone wants to read about it. Therefore - no articles get written because the writers are not getting paid to write them. They write them out of their own interest only. That makes me wonder- Could it be that the powerful folks in this country want to suppress soccer to avoid even more competition for the NFL and MLB? Conspiracy yes, but plausible. Well at least 1 didn't want soccer suppressed - Lamar Hunt - virtual founder of the AFL, was also had a MAJOR interest in the MLS. He was visionary enough to see the Super Bowl, I wonder what he was thinking by sinking all this money into U.S. Soccer. I would love for D* to add FSC to its lineup if even to give some of the skeptics a chance to learn more about the game. Of course, for there to be any interest, the writers have to start reporting on it. Once you understand the flow of the game, its much more interesting than the 1 - nil scoreline suggests. If not for any other reason, that the pure implication of that first goal. It is truly - the beautiful game.