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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The foot-glove banned by the military.

Yeah, these things. For a long time shoemakers have known that the best configuration for a shoe sole would be a bare foot. Which doesn’t hold up as well on jagged rocks and hot or cold concrete etc.   So … Continue reading

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Operation Iraqi Freedom To Say And Do Exactly What They’re Told

Apparently the Imperialists weren’t lying when they said they were bringing American-style “freedoms” In Bahrain and in Iraq… where the Iraqi Puppet Government PIGS have used American style Police Tactics to break up demonstrations, including, with the United States “Freedom” … 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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To GOL! or not to GOL! that was the question.

How would it have been played out in the press had the Team America gone on to at least a higher level of victory? We’ve already suffered through an anti-Immigrant slam against major league baseball, with all the appropriate “OUTRAGE! … 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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S. Africa wipes Apartheid from the map

A unique subtext of the pre-game coverage of the 2010 World Cup is that South Africa was once banned from soccer competition because of its policy of Apartheid. Reporters ask how the host nation is faring post BDS. In the … 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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White Flight from football to assault rifle

Ryan dons the rest of his gear in the car. Pads, armor, helmet, even mouth guard. I adjust the rearview mirror downward until I see his small frame in the backseat. We’re only halfway to practice and he’s already biting … Continue reading

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Ward Churchill: Some People Push Back

Here is Ward Churchill’s notorious 9/11 “Little Eichmanns” essay, published online September 12, 2001, presented here for archival purposes lest critics think they can silence one of our nation’s strongest dissenting voices. Churchill later expanded this piece into a book … Continue reading

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Football player tackles crazy soccer mom

I’m Terry Tate, and I approve these messages…   Terry Tate on foreign policy Terry Tate on the importance of reading

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Come march in favor of elections for all

ON MONDAY OCTOBER 20th, at 12:30pm, Colorado College students will hold a PUBLIC MARCH to mark the first day of EARLY VOTING in the 2008 presidential election. Students will assemble at Worner Center, and march straight downtown to the El … Continue reading

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USA! USA! Today on Jerry Springer- Alaska vs. Delaware!

Snooty, arrogant, Dupont chemical state Biden, versus Soccer Mom eating moose burgers with Alaskan Separatist hubby! Let’s hope they take their tops off and go at it! Joe, you can tag team with Hillary to make it more even if … Continue reading

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The difference between GOP and a pig? Lipstick.

In her speech last night at the RNC, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin riddled us: What’s the difference between a HOCKEY MOM and a PIT BULL? LIPSTICK. Maybe those of us who aren’t Alaskans or Canadians don’t know what “hockey moms” … Continue reading

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Just say no, Sarah Palin

Exactly who is John McCain pandering to by adding Sarah Palin to the ticket? Talk is that he’s hoping to hook the evangelical crowd, but he’s obviously missing a few key bits of information. Conservative Christians do not put their … Continue reading

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Bad DNC protesters? get them to behave

That was embarrassing. The Indy asked me how to keep a protest peaceful, in light of participants who may be tempted to mix it up. The Indy said my advice was get them to behave. It’s what I meant of … Continue reading

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Air National Guardsmen are aiming Preditor and Reaper Drones from home

Bush has brought the Global War On Terrorism to American shores! Air National Guardsmen deployed at stateside bases are piloting and aiming the Predator and Reaper drones against peoples in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and victims yet unreported. Do you … Continue reading

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Battlefield without Borders a reading

An excerpt from STANDING THERE, After the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, June, 2006   Days before, Rachael had told a story. It seemed simple then. “A bug flew into my eye while I played soccer. For a full minute, … Continue reading

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