June 11, 2006

Ball played with the Foot game, sniping, and Juan Mexico

VAM blog compadre, and postaholic, the Dread Pundit Bluto, shares his ideas for how football soccer might gain a respectable fanbase comparable to that of say, oh, ice hockey: Saving Soccer

[...] allow each team to have one sniper behind the goal, armed with a paint gun. Anyone shot by the sniper sits out for two minutes (five minutes for a head shot), giving the other team a power play opportunity. This should help stop the boring forty minute waits between shots on goal, and enliven the whole game.
Meanwhile, I had to choose between cutting off my right hand, and my left hand... as Mexico played Iran in a Round 1 match.

If Iran won, the would be 3 points closer to progressing to Round 2, and thus, beckoning Hitler II to grace Germany with his presence.

If Mexico won (which they did, 3-1), it would be a victory for countless cheering Mexican illegals sitting in restaurants like La Tolteca and El Jefe --- who would be cheering for the WRONG COUNTRY, rather than the United States (who, by the way, plays the Czech Republic tomorrow morning at 11:55am).

Why would I care that they are rooting for the "wrong country" you may ask?

We all know average Joe America would rather watch a hockey team from the Carolinas play a CANADIAN team in the Stanley Cup on a SATURDAY NIGHT than a bunch of guys kicking a ball back and forth for 90mins with little to nothing to show for it.

Therefore, we need Jose Mexico (and todos su primos) to cheer for the U.S. on Joe's behalf.

Or else the Americans' ranking as the FIFTH (5th) BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD will be meaningless.

So sayeth the kyer.

Posted by Kyer at June 11, 2006 01:43 PM | TrackBack

Actually many residents in the Carolinas do care about soccer as that's where the US Women's and the US Men's soccer team train.

The best pre-teen and teen soccer camps are there, as is the best college teams.

But I do get your point. The US Women's soccer team winning their world cup did a lot for women's soccer; now it's time for the men to stop giving excuses, get their whining over with, and focus on what they went their to do. Play a solid game!

After seeing part of the match yesterday I was embarrased at their 5th place ranking!

Posted by: Michele at June 13, 2006 01:42 PM

i will likw to join ur team and am 18 yera of age and am frm ghana.am a good player.

Posted by: shaibu at June 19, 2006 06:58 AM

hi, my name is shaibu and am frm ghana,i will like to play a team .

Posted by: shaibu at June 19, 2006 06:59 AM