I used to be one of those people who said soccer was lame, boring, stupid, etc. Until I caught a Premier League match. I now watch it every weekend (in-season), have been over to England to see "my club", and choose it 90% of the time over an NFL game and its endless commericials. To me, it is the perfect setup. Play each other twice, the team with the most points at the end of the season are champs. A team sucks, they don't get rewarded with the #1 pick, they get relegated to the lower leagues. The domestic and European cup competitions give you "playoff-style" excitement. Atmosphere at the games is unmatched. If the soccer-haters gave the Premier League a watch for a couple of weeks, I guarantee you'd see alot of them change their minds.