The World Cup of Soccer starts today… what does that mean to me? It means I’ll be watching less ESPN and ESPN 2 than normal. I just don’t get soccer and what everyone outside of the US and Canada sees in it. I’m really not trying to be disrespectful to the sport or any of it’s players.. honest.. I just don’t get the sport. I think the players who play the sport are phenomenal.. The field is HUGE and they chase that ball around for what seems to be hours on end. I know the players are great athletes and highly skilled and it’s ridiculous how they can do back-flips, kick the ball with their head closer to the ground than their feet, and have the ball go into the net.. If every play consisted of that.. I’d be a fan. Speaking of the net.. I don’t understand how a net so freaking huge can be so hard to put a soccer ball into. Seems like the score would be 15-13 constantly instead of 1-0 or 2-1 all the time. I just don’t get the sport in general. Chalk it down to ignorance I guess. I understand the concept, get the ball into the net. I just don’t understand all of the rules and what the heck the cards the ref’s pull out are for.
Due to my ignorance.. I’m choosing the US to win it this year.. Yea I know they are like 40-1 underdogs.. but who cares. That’s my pick.