I’ve got nothing against soccer or the people that are passionate about it.  As an American, of course I’m pulling for the U.S.A. in the World Cup.   I just won’t take the time to watch it.  To put it bluntly, I find it really boring.   Like watching paint dry.

Watching Paint Dry (Getty Image)

I realize that billions of people are very passionate about soccer (or ‘futbol’) and it’s the most popular sport in the world.  But I must be missing something.  I’m probably missing a lot.  I don’t even understand how the clock works in soccer.  How much time is there per half?  It seems to vary from game to game. (Who decides?) And I couldn’t tell you the difference between a red card and a yellow card.  I guess I could learn all that if I really wanted to.

My biggest problem with the sport is the scoring or should I say “lack of scoring”.  I just can’t get too excited out of a 0-0 tie.   And with a 1-0 or 2-1 game, I’d rather watch the highlights on Sports Center.  I have better things to do with my time.

I’m a big sports fan and like to watch most other sports.  I suppose someone could make the case that many popular sports like football and baseball have a lot of ‘down time’ between actual plays.  And there are people that say that auto-racing is simply cars going around in circles or golf is just chasing a little white ball around with sticks.  And people are certainly entitled to their opinions…and so am I when it comes to soccer.

While much of the world is going crazy with Fifa World Cup fever, I’ll likely just give it a glancing look.  Much the way I did the last time I painted my house.