Sunday, July 02, 2006

Quote of the Year Nominee #1

From Sports Illustrated's Letters section:

"After reading Rushin's column, I immediately checked out all the soccer videos he recommended. And guess what? While I admire the athleticism and skills on display, I still don't like soccer. Why must Americans be lectured every four years about our lack of enthusiasm for someone else's national pastime? We tried it; we don't like it." - Phil Winters, Pittsburgh

Amen, brother, amen.

Speaking of soccer/football...

How many Euros do you think have attended a World League of American Football (or whatever the NFL is calling it these days) only to be stunned by a bunch of guys in gladiator outfits throwing a oblong-shaped ball around the field?

And for that matter, why is American football even called football? Using your feet with regards to the ball has very little to do with the actual game. It's not like back in the olden days there was a ton of field goals kicked. Mostly it was big guys running with the ball every play.


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