Thursday, June 29, 2006


About 10 years ago, I briefly dated a gal whose initials were CR. We met at a party, and hung out for about a month and a half. We had great phone chemistry, and I can say without fear of being wrong that she was the most attractive woman I've been involved with. I remember before I went out with her for the first time, I told a friend of mine that thought. I also mentioned that no matter what happened, or didn't happen between her and I that it would be icing on the cake - house money. Because she was so attractive, I didn't have any particular expectations, and no matter how it ended, I would be happy b/c I had nothing to lose.

I've basically adopted a similar mindset for the US soccer team. We have good but not great international experience. Our domestic league is fun, but doesn't turn out world class players. We get the athletes in this country who are good athletes, but perhaps not good enough for our other domestic leagues. Outside of a few of them, I can't see Convey playing football or DMB playing basketball, etc. So, if I don't expect great results from them, it's more fun to see them evolve. Don't get me wrong here - I bleed for the USMNT, but I don't get down when they lose to better and more efficient clubs.