OK, can we stop talking about and going berserko grande over World Cup Soccer now that the U.S. team has been eliminated from competion?
On Monday there were no cable news network female anchors acting like middle school girls going (Lord) gaga over the “cute” guy superstar of the team, Landon Donovan.
No, there was little or no interest newsworthy-wise in the World Cup now that the U.S. packed up and is coming home.
The sporting event did serve its purpose last week, though, when the U.S. seized the momentum and was a positive and exhilarating story that was more than a welcome relief from that darn oil spill in the Gulf or the general who spoke in private to Rolling Stone and caused a major bruhaha.
No, no impossible dream has come true for the U.S. soccer team.
The soccer fever even broke in the workplace. No Monday morning spikers —- although there were still some hangers-on who are now rooting for the country of their ancestors’ birth.
Not the same thing.
Looks like the sport is not going to overtake football — or even baseball —- as America’s favorite pastime.
Ghana did the U.S. in again in the World Cup. Must be the vuvuzelas.
It’s a good thing John McCain wasn’t elected president or America would probably be invading South Africa right now.
Poor Bill Clinton, who was at the games when the U.S. peaked last week and on Saturday when they didn’t win, was even more disgruntled once he found out there weren’t any cheerleaders.
Fox News looney tune Glenn Beck has got to happy — he was knocking the sport for weeks saying soccer was being forced on us. That it’s not as American as handguns and Christianity.
Of course Beckerwood hates the World Cup because it has the word World in it. Feeds his, and Fox Noose’s, xenophobia.
Now, the word World as in World Series played on the baseball diamond is different —the only non-America team that could win (and has, twice) is Canada, which is America-lite.
Beckerwood has got to be going even more nutsy-Fagan now that both Germany and Argentina are still in the running for the World Cup title.
He sees Nazis everywhere and one could almost hear him now saying something like: “Listen to me, America, it’s a world-wide conspiracy to bring Hitler’s name back to prominence. Is it a coincidence that Nazis were in Germany and those who escaped capture by the Allies scooted off to where after the war? That’s right, America, Argentina.”
Sung to the tune “You’re so Vain” by Carly Simon:
“You use your power as a TV host to incite people to hate.
You have so many crazy thoughts, you should be barred from every state.
You have the brain of a mole in heat and you whine so much you grate.
And when you dream you see Nazis in your coffee
Nazis in your coffee.
And, you’re so insane
You probably think America can’t do without you.
You’re so insane
you probably think no one could doubt you…
don’t you, don’t you, don’t you……”