Soccer? I Hardly Know Her!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5th, 2010 by bl1y

This is why soccer is not a real sport:

And for all you people who like to respond to soccer criticisms by saying that it’s the most popular sport in the world, popularity does not always mean quality.  McDonald’s is the most popular restaurant in the world, but that doesn’t mean they serve Grade A beef.  McDonald’s, like soccer, is merely the lowest common denominator.

The only reason real, American gridiron football hasn’t become more popular internationally is because it’s too expensive to play.  Kids who live in corrugated aluminum huts in South American jungles can still afford a soccer ball (which they use on their makeshift basketball court).  But, they can’t afford the pads needed for football.  Nor can they afford the food required to build a lineman.

But, for the people who are sincerely, die-hard soccer fans, here’s the greatest moment in soccer history:

One rule that would possibly convert soccer into a real sport: Two for flinching.

If, upon reviewing video footage, a preponderance of the evidence shows you faked an injury, you should be suspended from the next game, and your team fined $10,000.

If, upon reviewing video footage, it is beyond reasonable doubt that you faked an injury, you should be suspended from the next six games, and your team fined $1,000,000, or whatever is considered a lot of money in the third world.

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You’re Dixie’s Football Pride

Posted in Uncategorized on January 8th, 2010 by bl1y

Congrats to the Alabama Crimson Tide for their defeat of Texas in the BCS National Championship Redundantly Titled Game yesterday. The heavily favored Tide won 37-21, making coach Nick Saban the first college football coach to win national titles at two different colleges.

Alabama won in a way familiar to many of its fans: sloppy and mean. Texas star quarterback and Heisman finalist Colt McCoy was injured in his first series and was out of the game, replaced by freshman Gilbert.

Gilbert put up a great effort, all things considered, at one point leading Texas within 3 points of Bama in the fourth quarter, though perhaps the close score was due more to serious of foul-ups by Alabama. But, the running power of Richardson and Heisman winner Ingram proved unstoppable, with each running for over 100 yards and 2 touchdown.

I think Gilbert could be a star player next year and will start the season at the top of the Heisman watch. With so many recent trophies going to sophomores, he might be the smart bet. But that’s a long ways off. Today belongs to Alabama.

Yea Alabama, Roll Tide!

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