Archive for the ‘US Soccer’ Category

Sometimes, there actually are points for 2nd place

Fig Jam One of my favorite movie quotes comes from “Top Gun” when Viper (Tom Skerritt), the hardnosed flight instructor charged with running the Navy’s Top Gum program, stares out into a briefing room full of hotshot young pilots and cooly declares, “Remember Gentlemen, There are no points for second place.”  Generally, when it comes to sports I tend […]

Then you go and do something like this, and TOTALLY redeem yourself

Fig Jam So, for a brief period I am going to take a break from criticizing the US Mens Soccer team.  Yesterday’s win over Spain was epic and bought the squad sufficient capital to carry them through next summer’s World Cup.  I have to admit that the victory was an absolute shock to me (and I’m […]