Agreeing With Greg Lalas (For Once)

Agreeing With Greg Lalas (For Once)

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 22, 2008
  • 6 Comments
  • Greg Lalas

Usually I have trouble agreeing to anything Greg Lalas says or writes. A lot of times I find him to be pretty full of it but there are a few times out there that he says something or writes something that I find him to be dead on about.

Today is one of those days.

He posted the American Soccer Fan’s Responsibilities.

Give it a read, its honestly one of the better soccer related posts I’ve seen in some time here. Pretty much every point he is dead on about. Also, if you need another decent Lalas read…check out his American Soccer Fan’s Bill of Rights.

  • Cannon Girl

    I can't believe I'm agreeing with him either but he's right on the money with #6.

  • Kevin

    I also agree with everything he says except the thing about snobby music fans hating sellouts. I hate it when my favorite bands sellout, but not because they become more popular, because they literally trade in their talent for crap that sounds exactly alike but attracts the public.

  • BlueDevilBrad

    Thanks for the link, WVH. Excellent write up by Lalas – I had some problems with the Bill of Rights, but he hits the mark with every one of those points on the Bill of Rights. I signed the guestbook at the NSHOF in Oneonta almost 8 years ago and still get emails from them.<br />
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    I do my best to convert the non-believers – though again, the hardest sell is to convince a ManU fan to watch an MLS game. I try to convince them that people in (for example) Greece may be big Champions League and EPL fans, but they'll still support their local teams on a week to week basis. But to Kevin above: the point is, in terms of soccer, the goal isn't to have people like soccer because it's alternative and not mainstream; we want to make the game more mainstream, spread the beautiful game to as many people as possible.

  • Cannon Girl

    I can’t believe I’m agreeing with him either but he’s right on the money with #6.

  • Kevin

    I also agree with everything he says except the thing about snobby music fans hating sellouts. I hate it when my favorite bands sellout, but not because they become more popular, because they literally trade in their talent for crap that sounds exactly alike but attracts the public.

  • Thanks for the link, WVH. Excellent write up by Lalas – I had some problems with the Bill of Rights, but he hits the mark with every one of those points on the Bill of Rights. I signed the guestbook at the NSHOF in Oneonta almost 8 years ago and still get emails from them.

    I do my best to convert the non-believers – though again, the hardest sell is to convince a ManU fan to watch an MLS game. I try to convince them that people in (for example) Greece may be big Champions League and EPL fans, but they’ll still support their local teams on a week to week basis. But to Kevin above: the point is, in terms of soccer, the goal isn’t to have people like soccer because it’s alternative and not mainstream; we want to make the game more mainstream, spread the beautiful game to as many people as possible.