I’ve held off on writing about Ann Coulter’s column for a few days — or about the total amount of time Ms. Coulter has spent on this earth doing anything meaningful — so as to give everyone enough time for a good laugh. But enough is enough. Coulter reminds us that our distaste for soccer or anything else not uniquely American is usually born out of ignorance. Ms. Coulter says there’s not much individual achievement in soccer. That teams win or lose together. This much is plain to see. WeRead More
Ball So Hard… Americans wanna find me. In roughly three hours from my first key stroke, yes I’m “deadlining” here… The ball will be kicked off in the most anticipated soccer game revolving around Americans, either the WOmen’s World Cup Final, or the debut of new USMNT Coach, Jurgen Klinsman. No, I’m not talking about an international game, to Qualify for a spot in this Summer’s Olypmpics, like the US Women’s National Team compete in (but you should check that out too) – or even another International Friendly for theRead More
But it would be a shame if in 6 weeks of great soccer we get to a championship game and after an amazingly played game and things are still tied that the World’s prize would be decided on a skills competition. I think a sporting event of this magnitude and stature deserves better.
If you’re like me, you don’t know much about the World Cup (which starts today, actually), but you probably know that there’s a soccer game tomorrow which involves Team USA taking on Team England. **adsense_4block** What are the chances that Team USA is going to beat Team England? Neal Collins from Bleacher Report wrote an article with some great analysis where he believes The Spector of Defeat Looms for England. Give it a read, it’s a great article.
On the Playstation Network, there is a free demo to EA Sports’ 2010 FIFA World Cup video game available. I dowloaded it in hopes that it would lessen my fears regarding my lack of experience with futbol (the international sport we know as Soccer) affecting my ability to enjoy this year’s World Cup. It’s the most popular sport world-wide for a reason, and so I’d like to get more familiar with it. I’m really hoping to watch a few of the World Cup games on television this year, not justRead More