Friday, August 16, 2013

US Interest in UEFA Champions League

Follow up on yesterday's post using Google Trends to assess US interest in soccer, the graph above shows a map of US interest in the search term "uefa champions league."

It shows that US interest in international soccer -- football to most everyone else -- by this measure is limited to affluent, urban and globalized regions of the country.

1 comment:

  1. O/T Probably the dirtiest story in the history of football. Glasgow Rangers are worth at least £110m, bought for £1.5 million.

    Story includes former owner Sir David Murray, Scotland's wealthiest businessman Jim McColl, former BBC personality Ally McCoist, former Scotland manager Walter Smith and a true gangster called Sandy Easdale now on the board. Just in case anyone asks too many questions.

    More importantly it involves a Scottish political class too terrified of protestant sectarian mob rule (roused by McCoist) to say a word.

    Green is about to sell for a small profit.

    Rangers in crisis: Administrators report reveals Charles Green bought assets worth £110m for just £1.5m

    THE price paid by Charles Green for Rangers included a £1.5million fire sale for Ibrox Stadium, Murray Park and the club’s valuable car park.

    The knockdown value was approved by administrators Duff & Phelps despite them valuing the assets at three times that price just two weeks earlier.

    And when Sir David Murray sold the club to Craig Whyte two years ago, he had the same land, bricks and mortar assets valued at £110MILLION.

    Leading Rangers investor: 'I am no gangster'

    He is a gangster, he runs the Paisley buses and everyone knows he's a gangster.

    Guardian writer and journalism professor Roy Greenslade accuses Scottish media of failing readers over Rangers coverage

    all the best

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