Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The Book of Love
Re: America vs Europe/Rest of the World
Nige you misunderstand what I think Freeloader is saying. He's not saying everyone can't afford the equipment, but a lot can't. Obviously many people in Europe can afford it, they just don't give a fuck about it. There a lot of impoverished nations/3rd world countries that seriously can't afford the equipment. It costs decent money to equip an American football team. The money they do have is just simply better spent on other stuff. You need a ball and a field with goal posts for soccer. That's it. I have to think there are public soccer fields the world over, even in 3rd world countries.
So yeah, a sport that has less costly equipment will be more accessible than one that uses a lot of it.