Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:48 pm

One last thought on the World Cup

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 9:48 pm

It’s interesting to me how many people are upset that other people, including American citizens, are expressing enthusiasm for teams other than the U.S. in World Cup soccer play.

For one thing, it’s interesting because the U.S. is out of it. I mean, why pull for a team that already has lost?

For another, in strictly my own personal observation — your mileage may indeed vary — the kind of cheerleading that seems to evoke this criticism isn’t for, say, England or Ireland or New Zealand or even Italy. It’s for countries from the world’s equatorial regions, like Brazil or Nigeria. You know — the ones full of scary brown people.

Could you be a little less subtle?

And if you’ve ever worn anything green on St. Patrick’s Day, let alone marched in a St. Patrick’s Day parade and gotten knee-walking drunk, and you’re not actually an Irish immigrant or first-generation Irish-American, you need to shut the hell up.

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4 Comments

  1. I pulled Brazil in the sweepstake at my workplace – which has given me a lot more to cheer about than any enthusiasm for the bunch of overpaid media personalities masquerading as an English football team . . .the world cup is well rid of them. We were entertained by the USA though. Any team featurng someone called ‘Demerit’ must have something going for it . . .

    Comment by Nick — Thursday, July 1, 2010 5:33 pm @ 5:33 pm

  2. True. OTOH, the U.S. Senate features someone called “Demint” and it has NOTHING going for it.

    Comment by Lex — Thursday, July 1, 2010 6:18 pm @ 6:18 pm

  3. Go Ghana!!!!!

    Comment by ngee — Thursday, July 1, 2010 6:59 pm @ 6:59 pm

  4. OK. Brazil. So it really didn’t work out . . . & it does rather seem that the Germans are serious about world domination . . . again . . .

    Comment by Nick — Saturday, July 3, 2010 12:38 pm @ 12:38 pm


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