I was listening to a comedy thing on the radio and they were commenting about how Americans never seem to get behind national teams.
I am an American living abroad and can't seem to get behind any one baseball, football, hockey, or basketball team. But I have been following our National Soccer team for many years.
We are unifed when our country goes to war but can't get unifed when our national soccer team makes the best of 16 in the World Cup, or our Women's soccer team wins the women's world cup. (Has done so several times) The U.S. mens volleyball is one of the strongest in the world. We argued for professionals to play on the olympic basketball team, yet when they came in third we just gave up. It just seems we can't be unifed behind our national teams.
Why is this?