26 February 2006

Oh, America.

Well, Firefox just decided I didn't really want to talk about Liverpool-City or the Carling Cup final after all. So, instead I'll just go on with my real point, which is this.

I may be coming around on the US Men's National Team, all due to this ad. I don't know -- I have a bad reaction to relentless "you must support this team!" boosterism, which is what's really put me off the USMNT in the past. That, and the lack of a catchy nickname. I mean, how do you even pronounce USMNT? It's no "Indomitable Lions," that's for sure. Hell, it's not even "Azurri" or "Three Lions." Anyway. That ad somehow struck the right tone, and I may end up penciling them in as my third-favorite team this summer. (That's all I'm willing to grant right now -- England's still my team, and Spain's basically Liverpool, so I have to support them.)

Though, one thing. The ad says something like, "let England mock." Well, one, that's what the British press does. Y'all think you've got it rough, try being Argentina or Germany. Two, they specifically mock you because their B-team kicked your ass on your home field. So, you know. That kind of deserves some mockery. I mean, gloat about your FIFA ranking all you want, but head-to-head? You lose.

3 comments:

sarah said...

I have nothing constructive to add because we've already been over this, except that I'm telling you, it should be US MINT. Really. Just because that's a lot more fun than trying to say USMNT as a word.

footie girl said...

Well, Firefox just decided I didn't really want to talk about Liverpool-City or the Carling Cup final after all.

Is this more evidence of the media's anti-Liverpool conspiracy?

In other news, no way is Stevie G. going to go to Juve. Could you imagine him trying to speak Italian?

ynba said...

Hee. At least Steven would make an effort, I think, unlike some England captains I could name. But you're right -- Italian with a Scouse accent? I shudder.