Sunday, June 08, 2008

Point Shots - Euro 2008

The time has come again for Euro 2008, the 13th edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament for European nations. It is scheduled to end June 29th.Nobody wants the summer to go by too quickly, warm weather and sunshine are always welcome...but this is the exception. June 29th can’t come soon enough. Soccer is worse then watching paint dry, The only reason it is worse is because occasionally you get some good fumes from paint.

Now seems like a good time to share some wisdom from a show that was too good for TV and stupid Execs at ABC didn’t know what to do with it. The show is Sports Night, written by West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin. I am sure that this show will show up in this blog more then once over time as it was very well written and has a great insight on sports even for a fictional tv program struck down in its prime.

Here are some quotes from one of the main characters that truely encompases the “game” that is scoccer.

• Nobody move! Name five teams that play in the MLS, and Casey says it's an American soccer league so you can't choose Luxembourg. Go.

•Blake kicks the ball with high hopes that it will enter the goal, but it does not.

•I know we promised you soccer highlights, so let me just tell you that Columbus beat Miami one-nothing, Dallas beat San Jose one-nothing, Chicago beat Colorado one-nothing, and New England beat Kansas City 2-1 in an offensive slug fest. A modest proposal - make the nets bigger.

•We'll bring you the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat, and because we've got soccer highlights, the sheer pointlessness of a zero-zero tie.

I couldn’t have said it better myself

July will hopefully be a better month because June doesn’t look too promising.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... I have to disagree with you here. I love soccer - playing AND watching - but not quite as much as I enjoy watching hockey.
But we can still be friends because you put me on your blogroll. Thanks, man! :)

Anonymous said...

Silly soccer, so boring and full of bad haircuts. Ex points here, and don't forget the orange slices. I would rather watch horse-racing than soccer, though I hear that Cristiano Ronaldo is a beast in the sack.