In defense of football

A couple of weeks ago when I was in New York for HGTV I grabbed a quick drink at the hotel bar before the car to the airport arrived, taking a seat right underneath a giant flat screen TV that was tuned to The World Cup. There were only a few other people there, and suddenly I heard a really loud, obnoxious voice from behind me complaining about “this boring soccer crap.” And when I turned around to see who he was talking to, I noticed he had a fancy set of golf clubs sewn on the left chest of his shirt. Did I just sum up America in that last bit, or what?

I mean, boring? Have you even seen a match? Because boring is certainly not the first word that comes to mind when I’m watching one. Sexy, yes. HOLY BATSHIT INSANE, totally. Those guys are running, like, a hundred miles and looking mighty fine while doing so. How hard is it to look that good while just standing there on a patch of grass while whacking a ball with a pole? Not really, but how many SO HOT I JUST MIGHT ORGASM FROM STANDING NEAR THE TELEVISION golf players have you ever seen?

Well, I guess if you’re really turned on by a beer gut.

  • newbuffalomom

    Brazil team is yummy. Go Millnar. :-)
    Too bad Kaka is married.

  • Agent Scully

    A thousand times YES!

    You’ll always have the Americans who hate football because it’s popular “over there” (meaning everywhere else). But I’m ecstatic to see so many Americans getting into the sport with this World Cup. It’s a great game, anyone can play, it’s not slowed down by all the replays and the men! THE MEN! We’ve got sweat and abs and shirt exchanges… Did I mention THE ABS?

    (P.S. My reCaptcha is “sweat goods”. Yes. Yes they do.)

  • Greta Koenigin

    Actually, America is full of ardent soccer fans. The golf community does not sum up America. Just that 10% or so that gets all the attention.

  • simonecv

    Thank you!!! You’re the the first American I see defending footbal and, as I’m brazillian, i now love you forever! :D

  • Utahcouple

    Amen sister – soccer is H-O-T especially if the team takes off their shirt at the end of the game. There was a funny video on The Onion last week that featured “Soccer comes out as gay”. Good times.

  • Brea

    I know little to nothing of sports. I was never Sporty Spice in high school, nor did I participate in a league of any kind. I just couldn’t whip up enough enthusiasm to chase a ball – I mean, really, what’s the point?

    That said, even though I don’t understand or know the rules of a sport, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have an appreciation for the athleticism (read: HOTNESS) and hard work that it takes.

    I had never seen the World Cup before Saturday, but I could only watch briefly. Those vuvuzelas (I learned this word the same day) sounded too much like a swarm of bees. That cancels out hot athleticism in my book any day.

  • susanfishy

    Preach it, sister!

  • fleuris

    Meh… I’m more peeved by the fact that NOBODY CARES about soccer for ages, then world cup comes around and all everybody wants to talk about is soccer, their favorite team, scores etc.

    I could care less… now stop honking your horn every time your team wins!!!1 They can’t hear you from here, and you’re only bothering everyone else… GAH.

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  • Wookie

    …and the refs aren’t too bad either. One was so hot I murmured “oh my” and involuntarily started fanning myself a la Scarlett O’hara. Then had to explain to Husband that “oh, uh, that judge-guy is very handsome.” Husband: “‘that judge-guy’ is called a ref and I’ve been told I’m handsome.” Yes, yes you are honey, let’s get you some shin guards and knee socks.

  • Carynami

    As long as Wayne Rooney is not on your list of ‘hot’, I’ll agree with you. Not a huge fan of the game due to having the English premier league shoved down my throat when I lived there… but the Dutch, Spanish, and S. American teams are something else.

  • JulieTheBloggerDotCom

    I will admit that I was totally unapparent to the concept of soccer until word cup (proving the point of Fleuris, above….)and that maybe David Beckham is kind of cute…

  • Amanda Brumfield

    Personally, I’m a tennis person, but them soccer boys sure is purty.