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June 18, 2010

USA Wins Game But Referees Don't See It That Way


Almost a game I was happy to watch... and then this happened. After going down 2-0 early, the USA rallied back to a 2-2 tie and then scored the winning goal.

But they got Galaraggaed.

Background on the reasons for this idiotic call at Allah's joint. And what was the claimed foul? The ref won't say. You'll just have to take his word that something happened here.

Just when I open the door to soccer...

It's not just that we tied when we should have won, of course. It's a confirmation of the suspicion that the game is kind of nonsense in the first place.

That idiot at The Nation (and NPR) whined that if the United States was doing well at the World Cup, all of us wingnuts would rally around them and root our little fascist hearts out.

Well, yeah. I'm not a fan of competitive swimming but if an American is doing something historic, you betcha, I'm a fan of swimming for a week and a half.

He says this like it's a bad thing -- as it's somehow wrong to cultivate an appreciation of a sport not based on the sport itself but out of patriotic sentiment and wishing your fellow countrymen to do well.

Anyway: Good job, Team USA. You won the game. Most anyone can ask of you.

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posted by Ace at 05:42 PM

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