Tag Archives: Soccer

I sincerely hope Nicaragua beats the fuck out of the U.S. Soccer team

Because so many “patriots” think that a game played by children would prove one or another political/slash/economic system to be better than any other. Like the “Miracle On Ice” hockey victory of the doped up US team over the USSR … Continue reading

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Not so much bread, plenty of circus.

At last the modern gladiatorial spectacle in Rio is over. Yay! To not take away any reward gotten by the slave-entertainers, if you won anything good for you. The United States didn’t win a single thing. Seriously.  The athletes who … Continue reading

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Update on the Vuvuzela ban in British Soccer

I mentioned the cheaply made plastic horns being banned on the ridiculous “public safety-homeland security” excuse that they could be a weapon. Now, I’ve a passing familiarity with weapons and the scars and record to prove it. If you could … Continue reading

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Futbol or Football, it’s all about us

Americans already have a “football” and so come into conflict with a majority of the world when our television broadcasters have to say “soccer” and assuage the confusion of US viewers when confronted by everyone else’s “football.” And ironic too, … Continue reading

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World Cup, World Series and possible other uses for the Psychic octopus

There were remarks made that World Cup only had 32 nations represented, thus disenfranchising 85% of the world. The World Series, it was noted that only two countries ever have a chance at being represented, but then, it’s not about … Continue reading

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World Cup victory dances demonstrate culture clash of national identities

World Cup Football champions España hopped up and down like school- boys in elation about their victory. More culture shock for NFL or MLB fans: FIFA goals were celebrated with the airplane, the “can you believe that?”, the pileup, the … Continue reading

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Argentine players lose to their bosses, New World Order is Old World Order

Team Argentina unfurled a banner before Saturday’s match against Germany, against FIFA regulations, but it wasn’t the one above which calls attention to the organization of grandmothers trying to lift the veil on Argentina’s Disappeared, some of whose murderers still … Continue reading

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FIFA vuvuzela horns may prove to be thin-skinned America’s best friend

Gearing up for Saturday’s World Cup match between the USA and Ghana, media talking heads are already preparing US viewers for the home field advantage that will favor the remaining African team in contention. Convenient actually, because by chance our … Continue reading

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Soccer offsides rule is agreement not to score behind your opponent’s back

The US pretends the International Criminal Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over its war crimes, and thinks the same immunity should shield us from FIFA referees I guess.   The USA-Algeria match today was hard fought, admittedly team USA displayed an … Continue reading

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Down to sports, empires are tribal

American World Cup viewers tuning in to watch their team face England on Saturday might be excused confusion about their adversary’s flag. Instead of the British Union Jack, English fans waved a red and white standard usually only glimpsed in … Continue reading

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Eritrean footballers “abscond” in Kenya

The Eritrean Government denies that Eritrean refugees in Kenya are fleeing repression. But then, this is the THIRD national football team they’ve had gone missing. Maybe they’re just partying and laying around drunk in a Nairobi hotel.

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Castro Chavez Ahmadinejad Maradona!

If they needed another endorsement, the anti-empire dream team receives Maradona’s Hand of God! Diego Maradona sends Ahmadinejad and the Iranian people his praises and a signed number ten jersey. Continue reading

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Used American soccer balls

There’s a local drive to round up soccer balls to send off to the children of Iraq. And they don’t want new ones.   An eight year old friend of mine came home from school and explained the logic. “Iraqi … Continue reading

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