Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A Giant US-Sized Middle Finger to the Joey Bartons of the World
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.