we suck again

diverI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – soccer would be better without referees. The German referee Dr. Merck (a dentist – good choice) cost the United States a potential advancement to the second round by calling a penalty kick on what clearly should not have been a penalty kick. If there were no referees, pointless diving would also be eliminated, and it would no longer take players up to and including five minutes to get back on their feet. I think we would also see that it’s a lot less painful to fall down than the average player’s face suggests (particularly when his team is winning).

Overall, it was a good run, but Bruce Arena sucked and, therefore, so did our offense. The elimination of the U.S. renders one of my predictions wrong (that the U.S. would make it to the second round), but England is still going to win (despite getting a draw out of their last game and losing Owen to a torn ACL). Keep an eye on it.

The man circled in the picture above is the one who dove in the box to win the game for Ghana. Good for him.

(image: AP {edited})

5 thoughts on “we suck again

  1. i came up with this idea. so when it hits big, pay me fifa.

    Since soccer can’t be ref’ed like other game’s with instant replay, employ an alternative method.
    After each game, review all the fouls and determine which were dives and which were actual fouls. The diver is awarded a “black card” post-game and cannot play in any future games. ever again. period. Quite the deterrent I say.

  2. Excellent idea. But perhaps they should call it a “Mexican card,” since that’s where most of these post-game cards will be issued?

  3. i like mexican card

    ive only watched one game between poland and germany and i havent been home much lately to watch any others

  4. I HOPE GHANA WINS, BECAUSE THEIR BIG BLACK TEAM GETS ME HOT. I HATE MYSELF FOR SUCKING BIG BLACK MEN SO MUCH.

  5. as stephen colbert said to all the oter countries, “see you in the next world war, bitches!” im goin for england and australia. if only ireland qualified…

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