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Thursday, June 22, 2006

And American football lives on ....

Posted on Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:29 AM

This push by the soccer lovers to make it the grand sport in America like it is all over the rest of the world has taken a major setback today, with the incredibly overrated U.S. team being eliminated by Ghana 2-1 in the World Cup. It's back to the drawing  board for U.S. Soccer for the next four years. Embarassed by the Czechs, lucky enough for Italy to kick in a tying goal for the Americans in the next game, then losing to Ghana (which whipped the Czechs). And people were calling this the greatest U.S. team of all time? Is this like saying this coming season Vanderbilt could be fielding its best team ever in the SEC?

We could blame it all on the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.

Anyway, good thing, we think: Futbol DOES NOT need to replace football as the American sport where 11 go against 11 on the large grassy field in front of a hundred thousand. It's too pansy ass for Americans. We want collisions between 300 pounders, zig-zagging speedsters, strong-armed throwers, magical receivers, painful leg injuries and hot cheerleaders on the sidelines. As we have for a hundred years, let's leave the World Cup for the rest of the world who can't figure out football and think 0-0 soccer games are thrilling. A 0-0 football game beats a scoreless soccer game anyday.

Also, I don't think I could stomach another World Cup soccer column from J.R. and Henry this month or next. Let's get back to more serious subjects: mainly, the Hogs.

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