Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wait....Soccer?


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.

2 comments:

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?