The only normal person who appears to like the game is Nigel Farage and he needs several beers to make it work (he doesn’t fit Archie Bunker’s description of the English). 

I’m reminded of the line from Homer Simpson when he takes over coaching his daughter’s soccer team.

Otherwise, what’s the point?  According to Nielsen just 7 people are watching the tournament in the United States.  And all of them are asleep or possibly in a coma.

A writer at the Wall Street Journal suggests games we watch are active with scoring and show the dynamism of our culture.  Meanwhile Europeans are still munching on haggis, pastries and Spam and watching men fall over while pretending to be injured.

I’m reminded of the line from Homer Simpson when he takes over coaching his daughter’s soccer team.  He watches hours and hours of the game and then explains he almost saw a goal.  As one of my football coaches once told us when a soccer team was practicing on an adjacent field, “It’s a girl’s game”.  As he told us, red-blooded American boys prefer our version of football.  So, ladies, enjoy the tournament.  I’ll be watching paint dry.