Wednesday, June 23, 2010

USA!! USA!! USA!!


Landon Donovan > God.

That is all.

29 comments:

southerngaelic said...

ENGER-LUND! ENGER-LUND! ENGER-LUND!

kanye said...

Maybe when the World Cup is over he can go keep the bench warm for a European club. :)

L. said...

So are we just going to dip Donovan in gold when he comes back to the States or what?

Mart said...

That was thrilling. Still jacked up.

Chez said...

Suck it, Kanye.

: )

Alanna said...

yay! VICTORY! makes up for last week!

Chris said...

I'm a Brit and I would laugh so hard to see the US last longer in the World Cup than England!

Deacon Blue said...

Yeah, but can Landon Donovan make an aardvark out of thin air?

Thought not.

Still, pretty damn cool.

David Davies said...

That goal was made at Goodison Park. Howard and Donovan. he'll be back in the royal blue, just you wait.

Chez said...

England vs. Germany should be a hellacious game. A 65 year old vendetta played out on the pitch.

Fungi said...

Wow. I watched for 90 minutes plus and saw 1 goal. Yeah. Great.

FabMax said...

Yeah. It will come down to penalties, and we'll win again, of course. :D

Anonymous said...

Congrats! :)

slouchmonkey said...

"...and the capital of Nebraska is Lincoln!"

Suzy said...

what an amazing game. all heart.

Chez said...

Slouch... did you just reference Big Jim Slade?

If you did, holy shit how you rule.

1-0 Snoozer said...

Did you hear that? It was the sound of God and America not caring. I had people tell me 20 years ago how soccer was going to "take off" in the near future. I had someone tell me yesterday how soccer was going to be huge in the U.S. within the next five years. The simple answer? No it won't be. Americans don't care. It's boring. There's no scoring. It is fun to play, but lame to see. Ask yourself, did you watch the game or was it just on while you did something else?

figgy said...

I think I came very close to dying about 10 or 15 times during that game. It was unbelievable how many close calls they had. If they hadn't scored at the last minute, I think i would've set something on fire.

And that's the beauty of soccer. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and every now and then, you see a last-minute miracle and you could just explode with joy.

Chez said...

Sorry, Snoozer, but all you have to do is look at the Billboard Top 10 to realize that quality and popularity are often mutually exclusive concepts. Besides, you really think that the fact that it hasn't, or supposedly won't, "take off" is gonna somehow gonna make me like it less?

Alanna said...

I love debating the inherit worth of a GAME. That's like me debating the quality of the beer you enjoy. If you enjoy it, then who cares who likes it.

L. said...

I don't understand the argument that the end scores being low makes soccer boring. It's basically saying it would only be interesting if the keeper did a shitty job or was eliminated entirely.


Look, there are few things in life that are for everyone. Let's not make the argument that because America isn't interested in something that it has no merit because that's pretty ridiculous.

KLS said...

Yes...possibly impressive..but wasn't it nil-nil until "injury overtime"? Maybe I missed something?

m said...

Interesting to see that FIFA has blocked YouTube from showing the goal. You'd think they would want to get as much viral advertising as possible. Soccer is fun to have on while you're cooking, but it simply doesn't arouse the passion as much. Now if Fellini and Hitchcock were opposing coaches, I's watch far more intently.

Trixi said...

God, that perfect game that guy pitched the other day was so boring. That other team didn't even score. Baseball sucks.

Fungi said...

Hey Trixi, one of the baseball teams did win the game though, right? I mean it wasn't a complete waste of everyone's time like ending in a 0-0 tie, or refs just taking runs away without really explaining why. And the team that didn't score, they should be ashamed of themselves. I mean, since 1880 only 20 men have ever done that. They really should take more batting practice.

FabMax said...

So, you're saying that it's easy to score in baseball?

Well, it's not easy to score in football. The players simple have to exert themselves more. (And there are a lot less fat players on the field...)

Trixi said...

The WC counts ties, fungi (are you a fun guy?). You get points for wins and ties. A team...aw, forget it...it harshes my mellow trying to tout soccer to non-believers.

Oh, and it would have been 21 perfect games, but that umpire was an idiot.

PS. Soccer players are so completely hot. Rawr!

slouchmonkey said...

"...requidos a todos."

KFM. A staple.

blogger said...

people who think soccer is boring = retards