About a year ago, maybe less, I declared that would post a soccer-related topic every month as a countdown celebration to South AFrica 2010. I was more or less successful. Now that we are five days away from kickoff, I’m taking the liberty of cataloging all my posts that describe, complain about, ponder about, poke fun at, and otherwise show my love for this game – the only sport I care about. The only sport that counts because it has a power the American triad of sports can’t fathom: the power to stop wars, the power to effect societal change, the power to equalize the playing field between the sexes. That is soccer. Call it what you need to call it; it doesn’t matter. Just love it with all your heart.
SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE KAKA AND CRISTIANO RONALDO SELLING THE CHAMPION’S LEAGUE, AKA “UEFA Big Vase”.
I’ve been especially fond of Russell from the get-go. Wouldn’t harm a fly – but he might try to chat it up. Steady, Russell.
My little brother got me the “Big Book O’Soccer” for Christmas. New computer dropped to second place.
A journalist embeds himself with a third-rate soccer team in a no-rate town. Let the insanity begin!
Some of the best humor writing in any topic!
Books about soccer-playing societies by soccer-loving sociologists masquerading as sports journalists.
Me manipulating double-entendres like they are taffy. Damn, I’m good.
These are mostly about shopping for books, but they have sections on soccer stuff.
This one is an older post from the early days. Most of the art is expired. Sorry about that. And it pretty much rehashes soccer posts up to that time.