Some of my sports fan friends are a single game fan.When the season is over, they have nothing else about which to talk until recruits are chosen for the next. Over the past week, I saw a couple countdowns for certain baseball players to report to spring training. Since October they waited for this. Football,… Continue reading An All Year Sport
Some things are easy to buy online. A few times in the past month I’ve gone looking for a soccer jersey for any of the many football (soccer to my fellow Americans) team I follow. Three futile hours later, I am considering changing which football I follow since stores can carry appropriately sized apparel for it. I’m… Continue reading Plus Size Soccer Jerseys
I wonder how many Americans became soccer fans after the upset tie with England? It seemed like the furor over the Slovenia tie became more conversational than I expected. After the amazing win over Algeria, even more people wanted to talk about the World Cup. Well, the loss to Ghana didn’t sustain the conversation. May Instant… Continue reading CORFing
World Cup Yay for Italia! They won the World Cup in penalty kicks. Flash back to 1994 when Roberto Baggio entered into infamy for completely blowing the penalty kick to hand over that World Cup to Brasil. Want to see what its all about? 🙂 Read and post comments | Send to a friend
Does the World Cup have a lingua franca? By Daniel Engber: [Alexi] Lalas once regaled [a referee] in Ecuador with the Spanish translation of “son of a bitch.” The resulting phrase turned out to be far more offensive than the English version, and he got a red card on the spot.