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Soccer! America’s New Favorite Pastime…or Trojan Horse? ;-)

by stephanie, TF Metals Report:

Happy 4th of July! Please do not take this post too seriously! It is not about metals, or necessarily anything of importance! It is simply meant to provide a diversion for the holiday weekend. Enjoy! Or don’t! 🙂

So we must be officially in the Twilight Zone when liberal blowhard Keith Olbermann joins conservative blowhard Ann Coulter in bashing the pretentious nature of soccer!

First, Coulter stirred up trouble when she wrote her infamous anti-soccer piece, AMERICA’S FAVORITE NATIONAL PASTIME: HATING SOCCER. Among other snide remarks, she wrote:

(6) I resent the force-fed aspect of soccer. The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO’s “Girls,” light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. The number of New York Times articles claiming soccer is “catching on” is exceeded only by the ones pretending women’s basketball is fascinating. 

I note that we don’t have to be endlessly told how exciting football is. ​

She then followed this up with SOCCER: PART DEUX:

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1 comment to Soccer! America’s New Favorite Pastime…or Trojan Horse? ;-)

  • Soccer is a “force-fed”…Trojan Horse….

    I am now 74… and, I first encountered soccer was in the 5th grade…and, get this – the regular jocks did not play it – it was the: rejects, thugs, punks and drop out types that played it….

    For the record: I was a regular jock in: grade school, high school and college…and I never played soccer, because of the types that did play soccer….


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