Thursday, July 06, 2006

World Cup

The Sports Guy checks in with 10 reasons why he's a World Cup fan, not a soccer fan. My favorites:
3. The red card/yellow card thing. Nonsensical, completely arbitrary, even crooked to some degree … I love it. Why hasn't the NBA adopted this yet? Can you imagine how many yellows and reds the Mavericks would have gotten in the Finals?

9. The whole injury-time thing. I mean, what other sport keeps some arbitrary amount of extra time in an official's back pocket? It's so stupid yet weirdly effective. I'm convinced the guy who came up with that was drunk.
He might change his tune if he were living in Somalia. Check out this story about 2 Somali men who were shot and killed by "radical Islamic militia fighters" for watching Tuesday's Germany-Italy semifinal match.

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