Monday, July 11, 2011

Come Monday...The End Has To Be Near

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Yep, the end of this world (at least as we know it) has to be near. For I generally loathe soccer, and yet, there I sat in front of the TV (slightly to the right side of it, actually) while my wife and her mother were at church (along with shopping, which is part of their regular Sunday ritual) absolutely transfixed on the action (and non-action, as it were) taking place in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match between the [USA and Brazil].

Wait at minute… Watching a women’s soccer match while my wife and her mother were at church… Maybe the devil really did make me do it?

No, it didn’t hurt a bit that our goalie is [Hans Solo’s] daughter. Yeah, [Hope Solo’s] biography has her being from [Richland, WA], but is it just a coincidence that the first Star Wars movie produced was named, A New HOPE? I don’t think so, and don’t think that her being a stone-cold fox as anything to do with my interest. For I hardly noticed.

Anyway, the match had everything that I have come to love (heavy emphasis upon sarcasm here) about the game of soccer. For there was plenty of playing footsy in the middle of the field, with the occasional missed shot on goal from pointblank range. There was even an obvious fake injury meant to waste time by the Brazilians near the end of extra, extra, extra time.

Alas, I suppose I really do owe an apology or two to [Adullamite] and [Ryan] for giving them so much grief over being such rabid soccer fans. I will still reserve the right to call the game soccer—certainly not football. No, never [football].

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  1. A) it's FOOTBALL
    b)it's women's football
    c) women's football doesn't count.
    It's just for lesbians and men haters pretending they are as good as the men. Ignore it.

  2. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! Be assured that I greatly appreciate you telling me that I don't owe you any apologies. For I was sorely dreading it.

  3. It is and will always be:
    It won't be long until America's fav. sport is real FOOTBALL since the other football league can't agree on much. I say we start a petition to change the name of the NFL to NTL "National Throwball League" and give FOOTBALL the respect is deserves as America's future #1 sport. Oh yeah....
    In jest of course - Sausage.

  4. I'm sorry but my first thought was that you were only watching it so you could see all the pretty women out on the field :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Sausage Fingers!!! Are you related to Adullamite?

  6. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! Nope, I didn't notice that Brazil had a couple who looked pretty hot, neither.

  7. Sausage is of course correct!
    The 'National THROWBALL League' is the name!

  8. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! Although, I am a little freaked-out right now about you and Sausage being of the same mind. All I need now is for Ryan to chime-in with some of the same, and I'll be looking for a big rock to crawl under!

  9. And so it begins, the campaign is on a roll. The NFL will now be referred to as the NTL.....
    Is Adullamite a red head from Dundee?
    if so we might be cousins

  10. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Sausage!!! He claims to have been born and raised in Edinburgh, but there appears to be much not quite right about the lad. Did you also used to be a goalie? For I am thinking that the reason why he is as he is may be because of blocking a few too many shots with his head. Of course, being from Arkansas and all, I suppose I shouldn't talk, but it has never stopped me before.

  11. Dundee 'Peh's' and "Long live the 'Beano'"to you too!

    I attempted to have the name changed to 'Throwball a couple of years ago and Fishy and his friends would not allow this!

  12. FishHawk, have you found that big rock to crawl under yet?? Can I third the motion of Sausage and Adullamite of changing the name of that daft game that they play in pads and helmets to throwball. Adullamite's first point is a valid one, what you witnessed on tv while the womanfolk were out galavanting was not real football. It was womens soccer, there's a massive difference. Take his advice and ignore it. If you would like to see a true fitbaw genius at work then type Archie Gemmell goal 1978 into youtube. Have a great weekend watching throwball mate.

  13. Was that some sort of hooligan shout-out to Sausage, my dear Adullamite?

  14. Well, my dear Ryan, since I am here a-replyin', it should be obvious that I have gotten too fat to fit under all of the big rocks I know of around here. I've got our puppies busy digging a hole under the back-porch, though.


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