Saturday, July 16, 2011

Abby Wambach: our atom bomb

It's almost here.  Tomorrow is the World Cup final match between the American women and the pigmy people of Japan. Those miniature Japanese girls have upset Germany and Sweden on their road to the final, and are looking to defeat the US with similar elven magic. The US, however, possesses a weapon that could single handedly crush it's Japanese ant repellent. Some call her Abby Wambach, but I prefer "the Atom Bomb." Like a man among teeny tiny girls, Wambach's head could well be the deciding factor in tomorrow's match. Anyhow, the United States women have led an entire nation to watch a women's athletic event, leading most American sources to agree that they better not blow it. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Women's World Cup: worth a watch

Okay, I'll admit it.  I was a skeptic.  Women's international soccer?  I would have preferred watching bowling.  But Sunday's quarterfinal game between the US and Brazil turned all my cynicism into alchemy.  A 121st minute goal to send the game into penalties, despite a Brazilian player's attempt to waste time through faking an injury.  A US victory, nullifying Brazil's second half penalty goal, awarded on a phantom foul.  Fast paced, exciting, and packed with poetic justice, that was a world-class game.  And a message for all you skeptics who still maintain that women's soccer isn't soccer: please, remove your tampons and just enjoy the game.