Monday, September 7, 2009
Planting the Seed of Soccer Across America: Dan
"Ask not what the Free Beer Movement can do for you, but what you can do for the Free Beer Movement." - President John F. Kennedy, 1960
We're pretty sure the quote went something like that, although we may have mixed up a word or two. Either way the essence of the quote is intact.... yeah.
The Free Beer Movement site exist as a promoter of the idea that free beer can help increase the profile of American soccer. It also exists as a documenter of the culture of American soccer.
What we need from you, faithful supporters and members of the FBM, is to take the idea of the Movement and practice what we preach.
We would love to buy every person who has not been exposed to the beauty of the American game a nice cold beer, but there's not enough money in the FBM coffers to do such a thing.
It it incumbent upon our followers to expose American soccer to the under-exposed. It has to come from your love of the game and it has to come from your pocketbook.
I'm sure you're asking, "What kind of half-ass deal is this?"
The kind where you do exactly what you've already been doing (going to games, talking other peoples' ears off about the sport, and drinking beer), but now doing it all at once.
The Free Beer Movement is not asking you to fund a 50 person party with free beer before the next US international or MLS weekend match, we are asking you to invite at least one more person that usual to the next game (on TV or at the stadium), buy them a beer or two or three or more if the generous mood suits you (tell them sorry, but the ticket is on them), and show off our sport.
Finally, when you've done so... tell us. We want to hear your successes and failures. We want to see your pictures from the games. We want to know which beers you toasted with the new guy (or girl) as another barrier of soccer ignorance is broken down.
Loving soccer is really easy. We've got a million and one reasons why we support the sport. What is more difficult is passing that passion onto another and selling it to them.
That's why we and the idea of free beer is here.
Share your passion. Tell us your stories.