I'm generally really ****ty feeling on the US program in general. But I will say that I don't even think the sport has to become a national passion. It's all about how players are trained once they leave this country to do better things. We also have a very warped mindset about players staying at home to grow our league, which comes at the cost of having a worse NT. Our best team in 2002, which should have been in the SF I should add, was full of players who left the country. The correlation is too strong to ignore, but we continue to ignore it because people have decided that we need to grow the league and the NT at the same time. We just can't do that in any meaningful way, the progress of growing the NT doing it that way is too slow.