The Donegal Express

The calling of the Rosary
Spanish wine from far away
I’m a free born man of the USA

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

I am the most wanted man on my island; but I'm not on my island. More's the pity.

Friday, June 14, 2002

The enemy's soccer.

--Captain Collins

Soccer is just not good. Yes my son plays it, but he's five, so he really doesn't undersand that it's bad yet. He's just out there running around, kicking a ball. If some of these folks would spend one tenth the effort they spend trying to cram a not good sport down America's throat, we could have some rockin' Youth Kickball Leagues.

I'm still amazed that Robert Ziegler is amazed that so many American soccer fans are liberal. Where did you think the phrase "soccer mom" came from, the sky?

I'm not a Steelers fan, but this book has an interesting section on the tension between soccer and football in the old Italian and Polish neighborhoods during the 40's and 50's.

Lost Sundays: A Season in the Life of Pittsburgh and the Steelers
by Sam Toperoff

On the other side of the fence, Jay Nordlinger knows the deal.