Keep your ideas that (NFL) football is better then football (soccer). The difference in popularity and fans is comparing millions to billions. No Football (soccer) is not just a game of the third world. Countries such as Japan and Germany love it. So its not valid to say football (soccer) only reigns in poor countries. In America we have baseball where hitting 3 out of 10 balls makes you a superstar. Where teams rank high while losing half of their games. Yet people say football (soccer) is boring. I leave you with quotes from an article in USATODAY heres the link http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/worldcup/2006-07-06-soccer-in-the-us_x.htm "Beisel, 35, a banker and son of German immigrants, grew up in this melting pot of a city playing soccer and watching games with his family. "It's not just a game for us, it's a part of our cultural identity," he says. "Each team reflects that nation's culture. The Brazilian players dance. The Germans are physical and precise. It's way beyond just being a sport." "And maybe most significant of all, the pace of a soccer game speaks to cultures whose own dramatic histories span centuries if not millennia. Games are less pointed battles (pitcher vs. batter) and more two-act operas where getting up mid-dribble for a beer would be as unthinkable as going for a glass of wine mid-aria."