Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Giant US-Sized Middle Finger to the Joey Bartons of the World

This Really Happened

Steven Wells wrote a thoughtful article on what an Obama presidency owes to the development of soccer, apparently a panacea for cosmopolitan urbanity, throughout the United States. I will now attempt to echo Wells' stridency and write about what an Obama presidency will mean for the future of soccer in America:

Zilch. Nada. Niente.

AMSL is very pleased to announce we will no longer draw tenuous parallels between the executive brach of the Ameircan government and an eleven-a-side sport that involves kicking a ball into a net. I have been guilty of this in the past, and in some sense, we in the soccer blogging community are all guilty (Yes We Are!). Let me just say in closing: like the first few seconds after the whistle blows on a slim lead at the end of the second half of extra-time, I am fucking relieved.

Now, go clicking to my right -- my friends in soccer blogging all seem to be on a marvelous streak at the moment. Especially Fredorrarci who I think deserves a Florida recount for this effort.

Photo Cred: Louis C. for finding the one most moving election photo I've yet seen.

1 comment:

Fredorrarci said...

I am the Ralph Nader of soccer writing competitions.

"Let me just say in closing: like the first few seconds after the whistle blows on a slim lead at the end of the second half of extra-time, I am fucking relieved."

Amen. It says something when so many people could feel so moved about the outcome of a plebiscite in another country (on another continent, in our case). Of course, it was probably pretty special for Americans, too...Oh, to have been in Chicago last night.