Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Why Soccer Sucks
Watching the end of the game only reinforced my belief that soccer is a horrible, boring sport. What kind of sport decides the world champion based on penalty kicks? That's like deciding the Super Bowl based on field goals. Stupid, stupid, stupid. And then I read this. Never has someone more perfectly summarized everything that is wrong with soccer.
Soccer is the perfect game for the post-modern world. It's the quintessential expression of the nihilism that prevails in many cultures, which doubtlessly accounts for its wild popularity in Europe. Soccer is truly Seinfeldesque, a game about nothing, sport as sensation...In truth, soccer could be played without using a ball at all, and few would notice the difference.
Wait a sec - you have hi-def!? Umm, hello, some of us are in desperate need...!