I hate this business of bringing England over in pieces . It's strictly for the homesick.
Lane Pryce, Mad Men S05E05
He also talks about having no fond memories of watching football in pubs. I do during world cup, but I only follow in sport it doesn't involve professional teams. National teams in big world wide competitions are the only time to pay attention to hockey or football. For me the service that professional leagues provide is that it keeps athletes employed between international events.