Soccer

Hint – It’s in the Middle

Well, it’s been real, been fun but now it’s over and done.  US lost   yesterday in the World Cup round of 16 to Belgium.  (Question for you – where’s Belgium?  If you are like me you probably know about as much about soccer as you do about geography.) 

As sports dude Steve Czaban notes in this item (click here) I’ve watched more soccer these past couple weeks than I ever have thru my entire sports viewing years.  Watching this year’s World Cup action, I’ve finally learned to appreciate the flow and rhythm of the game and got to admit that I actually enjoyed watching it.  True, it  could use a little more scoring for all us ADD, high fiving folks who like it when our team scores.  (The joke that comes to mind goes as follows: I hate soccer.  If I wanted to watch guys struggle for 90 minutes trying to score, I’d go to the bar with  my friends.) 

Because I never played soccer, my exposure to it came watching my kids when they were younger and lately my grandkids play.  I have to confess that for me at least, kids soccer is just one big cluster-you-know-what and is totally unwatchable.  When my Grandkids Shawn or Lily are playing, it’s all I can do to make an appearance, feign enthusiasm by shouting their names a couple times to let them know that I’m there and then haul ass as quickly as I can.  Not quite a total waste of time but almost.  (Now on the other hand, kids’ T-ball games are great fun to watch because every time little Johnny or Becky makes contact with the ball it’s like a bomb going off and all hell breaks loose.)
 
As for the rest of the World Cup competition, now that the USA is eliminated, I’ll probably go back to Homer’s take on the game (below) but then again I may just tune in another game or two.  Homer sums it up very well here at the 40:00 mark if you can’t wait for it:)

 

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Soccer

Hint – It’s in the Middle

Well, it’s been real, been fun but now it’s over and done.  US lost   yesterday in the World Cup round of 16 to Belgium.  (Question for you – where’s Belgium?  If you are like me you probably know about as much about soccer as you do about geography.) 

As sports dude Steve Czaban notes in this item (click here) I’ve watched more soccer these past couple weeks than I ever have thru my entire sports viewing years.  Watching this year’s World Cup action, I’ve finally learned to appreciate the flow and rhythm of the game and got to admit that I actually enjoyed watching it.  True, it  could use a little more scoring for all us ADD, high fiving folks who like it when our team scores.  (The joke that comes to mind goes as follows: I hate soccer.  If I wanted to watch guys struggle for 90 minutes trying to score, I’d go to the bar with  my friends.) 

Because I never played soccer, my exposure to it came watching my kids when they were younger and lately my grandkids play.  I have to confess that for me at least, kids soccer is just one big cluster-you-know-what and is totally unwatchable.  When my Grandkids Shawn or Lily are playing, it’s all I can do to make an appearance, feign enthusiasm by shouting their names a couple times to let them know that I’m there and then haul ass as quickly as I can.  Not quite a total waste of time but almost.  (Now on the other hand, kids’ T-ball games are great fun to watch because every time little Johnny or Becky makes contact with the ball it’s like a bomb going off and all hell breaks loose.)
 
As for the rest of the World Cup competition, now that the USA is eliminated, I’ll probably go back to Homer’s take on the game (below) but then again I may just tune in another game or two.  Homer sums it up very well here at the 40:00 mark if you can’t wait for it:)

 

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Soccer

Hint – It’s in the Middle

Well, it’s been real, been fun but now it’s over and done.  US lost   yesterday in the World Cup round of 16 to Belgium.  (Question for you – where’s Belgium?  If you are like me you probably know about as much about soccer as you do about geography.) 

As sports dude Steve Czaban notes in this item (click here) I’ve watched more soccer these past couple weeks than I ever have thru my entire sports viewing years.  Watching this year’s World Cup action, I’ve finally learned to appreciate the flow and rhythm of the game and got to admit that I actually enjoyed watching it.  True, it  could use a little more scoring for all us ADD, high fiving folks who like it when our team scores.  (The joke that comes to mind goes as follows: I hate soccer.  If I wanted to watch guys struggle for 90 minutes trying to score, I’d go to the bar with  my friends.) 

Because I never played soccer, my exposure to it came watching my kids when they were younger and lately my grandkids play.  I have to confess that for me at least, kids soccer is just one big cluster-you-know-what and is totally unwatchable.  When my Grandkids Shawn or Lily are playing, it’s all I can do to make an appearance, feign enthusiasm by shouting their names a couple times to let them know that I’m there and then haul ass as quickly as I can.  Not quite a total waste of time but almost.  (Now on the other hand, kids’ T-ball games are great fun to watch because every time little Johnny or Becky makes contact with the ball it’s like a bomb going off and all hell breaks loose.)
 
As for the rest of the World Cup competition, now that the USA is eliminated, I’ll probably go back to Homer’s take on the game (below) but then again I may just tune in another game or two.  Homer sums it up very well here at the 40:00 mark if you can’t wait for it:)

 

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Soccer

Hint – It’s in the Middle

Well, it’s been real, been fun but now it’s over and done.  US lost   yesterday in the World Cup round of 16 to Belgium.  (Question for you – where’s Belgium?  If you are like me you probably know about as much about soccer as you do about geography.) 

As sports dude Steve Czaban notes in this item (click here) I’ve watched more soccer these past couple weeks than I ever have thru my entire sports viewing years.  Watching this year’s World Cup action, I’ve finally learned to appreciate the flow and rhythm of the game and got to admit that I actually enjoyed watching it.  True, it  could use a little more scoring for all us ADD, high fiving folks who like it when our team scores.  (The joke that comes to mind goes as follows: I hate soccer.  If I wanted to watch guys struggle for 90 minutes trying to score, I’d go to the bar with  my friends.) 

Because I never played soccer, my exposure to it came watching my kids when they were younger and lately my grandkids play.  I have to confess that for me at least, kids soccer is just one big cluster-you-know-what and is totally unwatchable.  When my Grandkids Shawn or Lily are playing, it’s all I can do to make an appearance, feign enthusiasm by shouting their names a couple times to let them know that I’m there and then haul ass as quickly as I can.  Not quite a total waste of time but almost.  (Now on the other hand, kids’ T-ball games are great fun to watch because every time little Johnny or Becky makes contact with the ball it’s like a bomb going off and all hell breaks loose.)
 
As for the rest of the World Cup competition, now that the USA is eliminated, I’ll probably go back to Homer’s take on the game (below) but then again I may just tune in another game or two.  Homer sums it up very well here at the 40:00 mark if you can’t wait for it:)

 

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Soccer

Hint – It’s in the Middle

Well, it’s been real, been fun but now it’s over and done.  US lost   yesterday in the World Cup round of 16 to Belgium.  (Question for you – where’s Belgium?  If you are like me you probably know about as much about soccer as you do about geography.) 

As sports dude Steve Czaban notes in this item (click here) I’ve watched more soccer these past couple weeks than I ever have thru my entire sports viewing years.  Watching this year’s World Cup action, I’ve finally learned to appreciate the flow and rhythm of the game and got to admit that I actually enjoyed watching it.  True, it  could use a little more scoring for all us ADD, high fiving folks who like it when our team scores.  (The joke that comes to mind goes as follows: I hate soccer.  If I wanted to watch guys struggle for 90 minutes trying to score, I’d go to the bar with  my friends.) 

Because I never played soccer, my exposure to it came watching my kids when they were younger and lately my grandkids play.  I have to confess that for me at least, kids soccer is just one big cluster-you-know-what and is totally unwatchable.  When my Grandkids Shawn or Lily are playing, it’s all I can do to make an appearance, feign enthusiasm by shouting their names a couple times to let them know that I’m there and then haul ass as quickly as I can.  Not quite a total waste of time but almost.  (Now on the other hand, kids’ T-ball games are great fun to watch because every time little Johnny or Becky makes contact with the ball it’s like a bomb going off and all hell breaks loose.)
 
As for the rest of the World Cup competition, now that the USA is eliminated, I’ll probably go back to Homer’s take on the game (below) but then again I may just tune in another game or two.  Homer sums it up very well here at the 40:00 mark if you can’t wait for it:)

 

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