Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Most Annoying Argument in the History of the Arguments

The one downside to the World Cup's arrival is the inevitable, unwinnable, hopelessly tired discussions about whether or not soccer is going to take off in the US, those who don't want soccer to take off, why it's hard to be a fan because soccer hasn't taken off, whether soccer can take off, why soccer shouldn't take off, if soccer has in fact already taken off, and derivatives thereof. Who on earth cares!?

Of all of the different storylines of the World Cup, from Drogba's arm to the spooky ball to Messi's attempts to capture his Barcelona form with the Albicelestes to the vuvuzelas to Maradona's toilet, this is the stupidest, yet we have to listen to it every four years. The only subplot that less interests me is Ronaldo's underwear advertising.


JR said...

Couldn't agree more with your sentiments. At the end of the day, if soccer is going to take off in the US, then that's great. If not, then that's great too! I don't see why it's so important either way!!

pc said...

Thank you, I completely agree! The US is plainly not the center of the sport and it's plenty interesting, especially during the World Cup of all times, regardless of that fact.