Friday, June 18, 2010

Ball Buster


Since the USA just got robbed of its chance to enter the pantheon of the world's great football countries via the usual means, I think we may have to resort doing it the other way: Who's up for killing a ref -- and his family?

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. vs. Slovenia Ends in Controversial Tie/6.18.10

Adding: A minor but necessary adjustment to the Wikipedia entry for Koman Coulibaly, the referee who disallowed the winning U.S. goal (click to enlarge):

15 comments:

Mart said...

Yes that ref was sick; but why the hell is the US falling behind 2-0 in the first place? Just need to win the last one by two goals and we are on to the next round...

L. said...

My coworkers and I shut down the office and headed to a bar to watch the game and to say people were pissed when that happened would be an understatement of epic proportions. There were too many people to hear the commentators so none of us knew why it happened either.

In looking around once we got back to the office, the general consensus is that it was a bullshit call.

L. said...

And just to double post, this is hilarious:

Wiki entry on the ref who disallowed the goal.

(screenshot since it was taken down nearly immediately.)

Chez said...

Oh that so goes on the main page.

Tracer Bullet said...

I thought that was the usual way.

Colonel Yelgen P. Masters said...

Fucking ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Did you mean: Koman Coulibaly?

(from Wikipedia)

Chez said...

Yup. Sorry. Writing quickly.

Deborah said...

I haven't watched one moment of the World Cup, yet I still feel compelled to post this: Anyone else notice that this notorious "hater of the US" was born on America's Independence Day?

Soccer McFootball said...

Yay another tie! Soccer is so much fun.

Alanna said...

robbed. not a day to be a sloppy ref, it's the World Cup for pete's sake.

David Davies said...

Also, (puts on Pedant's hat) it was David Moyes, not Chris Moyles with the quote on the wiki piece.

Moyes manages Everton, my team ( and home of Tim Howard and Landon Donovan) and MoyLes is an unfunny waste of at least one kidney.

Chez said...

Chris Moyles is no Scott Mills.

VirginiaO'Possum said...

Thank you SO much for the screen grab!

David Davies said...

Mills is ok, but he's not Collins and Herring. Or, if you can, try and catch the Danny Baker show.

DB is a genius.