Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Congratulations to the American soccer squad for beating the best team in the world, Spain, 2-0. I know nothing about soccer, but I heard the chances of America beating Spain, who had not 1, but 2 guys with one word names. America had like, google-1 odds of winning this game. But they did.

So, even I who find soccer as interesting as watching the Home Decorating Channel, will give propers where they are due. Games like this are the reason I watch sports. Eli beating the Patriots on the most incredible play I've ever seen in football. The Yankees down 2 games to 0 in 1996 (losing the first two games by a combined score of 16-1, and heading down to Atlanta...and sweeping the next 4. And of course...."Do you believe in miracles?"

So, congratulations to the USA soccer squad. Enjoy this time. it's yours.


blmeanie said...

congrats indeed, the magnitude might not be up there with the "Do you believe in miracles" but I get your point...and it "is" soccer after all

Pete S said...

I have read that the magnitude of this is on par with the 1980 Olympic Hockey team. However, I just can't get excited about it. Soccer is an example of a sport that, despite the world class athleticism (and they are unbelievable), it cannot hold my interest. And I know why...I'm American and those guys just don't score enough. I can't help it.

P-Cat, I'm Irish and you're Italian...we should like this sport. I have a idea, though...mandatory penalty kicks at the end of each half. Five shot apiece, twice a game regardless of score. What do you think?