Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Throwing the first (Rob) Stone

OK, I mentioned before about soccer being mentioned by non-soccer people. Mostly, it's good.
But, I'm getting a little annoyed by the people are just using it for reference sake and for their own advantage. Colin Quinn was on NBC this morning, and he mentioned the World Cup. I like Colin Quinn, so I'll cut him some slack.

What I'm getting at are writers and other media people who say things like "so and so happens as often as the US scores in a World Cup game", or "such and such has less interest than America in the World Cup"

And so, tongue-in-cheek, here is my checklist for people who wish to use the World Cup as a reference/humor point.

1. You must be able to identify what a 4-4-2 is
2. You must know that Freddy Adu is not playing for the US during this tournament.
3. You must be able to name at least one US roster player, and "that guy with the red beard" isn't an acceptable answer.

That's it.. 3 simple points.