Tuscaloosa, AL - Frank Rast, a fan of Major League Soccer, posted a massive online document detailing his efforts at spending one entire month tracking the MLS kits that he noticed while working the afternoon shift at the Cracker Barrel in Tuscaloosa.
"I thought that people would be interested in my data collection methods and results after spending a month working the afternoon shift waiting tables and writing down the MLS Kits that I saw when I could actually notice them," stated an excited Rast on Reddit earlier. "It is important to show the penetration of Major League Soccer by examining the number of kit (or jersey) wearing individuals at the main institutions of the South East. That would be Cracker Barrel, Waffle House and Whataburger. I had a discussion about including Milo's on the list, but my friends were convinced that you would never see Yankee, soccer supporting hipsters at Milo's. I think they were just trying to keep the lines from getting longer there."
While Rast posted his document with an exceptionally long winded description of the methodology, the dates, and all the data that he utilized to make his summation, even he admits that he has further steps to take to prove that there is penetration of soccer into the South East portion of the United States.
"Next time, I'm going to do a residency at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia to check that area of the country. After that it is on to the Shoney's in Montgomery, Alabama followed by a comprehensive study of national team kits and international squads at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. It's nice to have a plan and I'm planning on showing people, through scientific testing, how much market penetration these teams really have."
The Nutmeg News will have more on Mr. Rast's attempt at quantifying market penetration by looking at people at restaurants and amusement parks as it happens.