Posts Tagged ‘Soccer’

Politics has spilled over into the normally pristine nature of… international soccer. Feeling slighted (by President Trump and by extension the U.S.), Mexicans across their country (Mexico) are ready to tune in to today’s big game between the Mexico and the U.S. for a World Cup qualifying contest.

“Soccer-crazed Mexicans tune in for every big game, crowding bars, restaurants and any other place with a television. But Sunday’s match will be exceptional…” — LATimes.com

“President Trump has offended us, he is threatening us with his wall. If Mexico beats the United States, Mexicans will celebrate like never before.” – Mario López, 38, who sells sports clothes from a stand in Mexico City.

Also on the LATimes you can read about the 83-year US/Mexico soccer rivalry. Who knew?

Meanwhile, in the U.S. the rivalry is more subdued. Subdued to the point that no quotes are available by anyone who gives a $#@%! This is soccer we’re talking about!

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$#@^ Soccer

Comic - 2014 06 18 - Buni - Soccer (Click to Enlarge Graphic)

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Sport - Soccer - UnderstaningHey! The World Cup is in progress! Somebody, yeah those guys are really doing something and winning, or at least tying, and running around a lot while not scoring, and then there’s those colored cards the refs hold up… and… and … And I’ve opted for the World Series of Paint Drying instead.

The most exciting part of a soccer game on TV is the gecko hocking car insurance. If there were truth in advertising, TV ads pitching the games would announce “Soccer! It’s better than a stick in the eye… but not by much.” And how one would survive a live game (without getting %$#-$#@ drunk) is beyond me.

Comic - 2014 06 11 - Tank McNamara - Soccer, Keep Away

Comic - 2014 06 11 - Tank McNamara - Soccer, Dollar Beer

About the only positive thing I can say about the sport is the athletes are in shape. It really takes stamina to run around for an hour and half occasionally throwing hissy fits and pretending to be hurt when another player passes within a foot of you.

Now for the rest of the story. Who would invent, much less embrace a game where scoring (let’s call that success) is practically unheard of? My guess would be people who aren’t accustomed to and thus don’t place much value on success (let’s call that scoring); which seems to be just about everybody else on the planet, that’s who.

The freakin’ game can end in a tie for %$#& sake… “Yeeeaaaaa! Everybody wins.” And then there are the fans, slack jawed cretans who beat each other senseless while trashing various venues the game is played in.

Thus, I submit, soccer is the perfect analogy of the current world order. A whole lot of running around by idiots (players and fans) with not much accomplished; driving those few of us who like to accomplish substantive things mad…. MAAADDD!

Soccer is absolute proof that we Americans are indeed exceptional and superior to the rest of the world. We have football (real football) and to a lesser extent basketball. We also have baseball which is slightly more exciting than soccer in that some scoring does actually occur in between the endless spitting and scratching on the field. Baseball (in its defense) would be more interesting to watch if they would “just throw the dam ball already…”

Comic - 2014 06 11 - Tank McNamara - Baseball, A Still Life

Comic - 2014 06 11 - Tank McNamara - Baseball, Pins and Needles

Where was I… Oh yeah, soccer.

Unfortunately, the media seems to be indicating that soccer is becoming more popular in the United States; which wouldn’t surprise me. Obama elected (TWICE), the economy endlessly circling the porcelain, government corruption and spying… soccer… all signs it’s all going to hell and pointing to a leftist conspiracy to undermine all that is decent and holy.

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