Every four years, sports fans in parts of the world that you probably haven't heard of, and undoubtedly don't care about even if you have, get swept up in a little something known as World Cup mania. In spite of its global popularity, we as Americans are often nonplussed by the soccer tournament — or, as it' more commonly known stateside, "that bullshit that pre-empts real sports."
Why is soccer so popular everywhere in the world but here? Is it because athletes in other countries are too poor to afford equipment for actual sports? Too drunk or stupid to know how to use said equipment? A combination of both? Never one to leave an investigative stone unturned, Cracked delves deeply into the matter, casting our investigative gaze on the phenomenon that is soccer.
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