OT: Hey England, remember this?
I know, I was heartbroken when Ronnie told his lover to leave. I was like "WTF, they're so perfect for each other!"
I did not see this coming from Ronnie; he said he was glad to be out of the meat market scene.
Just so Maradona can pump them out all over again.
Ron Jeremy doing well for himself
Argentina is one team I can not root for, especially with that cocaine addict communist who does not recognize most of his children as a coach (yes, talking about Maradona)
I don't care if he gets high and rapes a panda bear on the touchline. So long as he keeps making the English cry I will love that crazy little dwarf.
It's the new Godwin's Law...
As an MGoBlog discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving raping panda bears approaches 1.
England has the major championship record of average European nations like Czechoslovakia, Portugal, and Greece and yet somehow think they are God's gift to soccer.
It's the rough equivalent of say Pitt crowing over their football team with schools like Florida, Ohio State, Texas, etc.
They aren't in the same class and frankly never have been.
A) Awesome representations of 80's hair in this vid
B) English-soccer-hooligan-guy is the greatest and on full display in the first minute of the video.
What is that crazy shadow over the field at 1:39?
are drive by arguments...
And fantastic dental benefits as part of their socialized health care system.
this post would be a lot more powerful, if England were going home. Goal of the first round is to advance. They succeeded.
And yet they couldn't win their "easy" draw and now have to go through Germany, Argentina, et. al.
oh noes! And to think if not for one ham fisted goalie!
So, without that dumb goal England wins group C handily and the US may or may not have advanced. Let's not burn all our good karma, ok?
Agreed. As shitty as they've played, we tied them in points, and our match with them resulted in a draw.
Have Rooney on our team?
How does one stupid headline from The Sun become representative of the opinion of every person in England? It's a cheap, trashy tabloid.
I know ESPN has been playing this cover up and ranting on constantly about how the US players aren't respected by the English, but that doesn't make it true. Howard and Dempsey play in the Premier League, for fuck's sake. I've just returned from a trip to the UK, and almost everyone I talked to about the World Cup was worried about the US game and generally sarcastic about their English squad and its chances. This notion that we don't get respect is pure bullshit and ESPN's usual hysterical sports "reporting."
I love soccer, and I'm a huge fan of the USMNT, but it's hard to call out England's media when ours' has been just as insufferable. The last three matches have all been dubbed "the biggest game in US soccer history" and it seems like whenever a US player takes a dump it becomes a "historic moment" that needs to be mentioned 45,000 times in the course of the broadcast.
I like our draw, I like our talent, and I like our team cohesion, but I don't for a minute believe that any of our matches at the WC so far have been historic. 2002 was historic. CONCACAF was historic. Our WC so far is just prelude.
US soccer will have finally arrived when we stop freaking out about "historic" moments and start expecting results - we have the talent now, and we should expect no less than the quarters and probably the semis. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like US soccer is here yet, but I hope it's coming.
And I think I might watch the rest of the WC on Univision, because ESPN is getting on my nerves.
Go to the guardian.com and look in on any of their chats during the games. Their arrogance and generally pissy behavior towards the American team is downright sad. It's Brits in general.
It's a rivalry. Rivals tend to dislike each other. Nothing more, nothing less. I expect them to be arrogant when dealing with the US, because we are little brother when it comes to international soccer.
Steven Gerrard claimed that for Algeria (a team that held the squad he captains 0-0) playing against England was their World Cup final. Joe Cole, after the team squeaked by Slovenia (Slovenia!), said he thought a 3-0 or 4-0 result would have been a fairer indication of England's (piss poor, in my view) performance (a performance he contributed to by running around for twenty minutes like a chicken with its head cut off screaming, "Pick me, Fabio, pick me!" before tripping over the ball). The entire country was in meltdown mode yesterday with the team apparently in dissaray but now (after that handsome thrashing of mighty Slovenia) all of their pundits and former footballers see England having no problem with ze Germans on Sunday.
Also, it is just the English who do this. Scots and (even) people from Wales are not clueless, arrogant assholes (the English are all Brits but not all Brits are English).
/Scottish grammar police
The Brits advanced, but let's just say it hasn't gone quite as smoothly as they expected.
They weren't expecting the US to be looking like their equal at this point.
I hate to say this, but quite a few of our fans are just as bad as the worst English fans. I lived in England for a short time and heard fellow Americans say the following unsolicited opinions to the English:
-The US would win every World Cup if we ever decided to care about the sport
-If our best athletes decided to play soccer, we would have to pull Shaq before half time after he scored a dozen goals on your scrawny team
-You guys can't do anything in soccer like you couldn't do anything in WWI or WWII
-If we cared about soccer our entire line up would be made of NFL players that were all 6'4'' and 300 lbs your team wouldn't even take the field against that
-All soccer players are "lawn fairies" real men don't play girlie sports
yeah, and what's wrong with those statements?
You guys can't do anything in soccer like you couldn't do anything in WWI or WWII
What's wrong is that he forgot to mention the Revolutionary War. America owns.
Yorktown bitches, Yorktown.
Make that Saratoga -- Yorktown we won because of the French Navy, Army and supplies.
Just pointing out that the trash talk goes both ways.
P.S. I do have a serious problem telling a British WWII vet that he and his country didn't do anything in the war like his soccer team doesn't do anything in the World Cup. British soldiers fought just as bravely as our men and for less pay and more years angaint the Axis Powers.