Last week's question: About 23 million Americans watched Team USA's soccer World Cup knockout loss to Belgium — just one fifth of the number who tuned in to this year's Super Bowl. In seven words or less, describe how you would change soccer's rules to make the game more appealing to Americans.
THE WINNER: Shorten it by 89 minutes
Roy Seitz, Sheffield Lake, Ohio
SECOND PLACE: Substitutes may enter driving monster trucks
Richard Tchen, Philadelphia
THIRD PLACE: More biting
Michael Shore, Newport, R.I.
Add helmets, goalposts, yard markers, and Gatorade.
Bill Kiskowski, Capitol Heights, Md.
Aztec Rules: Loser’s head becomes the ball.
Don Walker, Lexington, Mass.
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
Play the games on ice
Tim Haagenson, Minneapolis
Rename it “Freedom Football”
Cheryl Old, San Diego
Just add steroids
Christopher Nutter, Levittown, Pa.
Make them wear capes and ride brooms
Sharyn McCrumb, Catawba, Va.
Wardrobe malfunctions at the half-time show
K. Lindsay Shoen, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
All players must have two names
Kenneth R. Updegrove, Cedaredge, Colo.
Allow players to carry concealed handguns
Jeffrey Hutchins, Black Mountain, N.C.
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