Researchers note that domestic violence rates in Wisconsin always rise after a Green Bay Packers loss. Of course, the World Cup has to do everything bigger and better. You try to watch the World Cup over a religious program? That’s a killin’. Cry over the US-Ghana match while people are trying to watch. That’s unpatriotic. Oh that’s a killin’ too.
Say what you will about Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal but England were shit and deservedly beaten like rented mules. The back four was a disaster when they could be found for starters. Let’s not talk about the disappearance of Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard as well as the inexplicable sidelining of Joe Cole.
There are many other reasons for England’s failure such as a lack of younger players to rejuvenate the squad. The intense pressure from the media and public to win puts the team in an no-win situation. It’s easy to see the fear on their faces before matches. Any rational person knows England have no chance of winning the World Cup yet the papers and supporters talk about it as though it’s a done deal every time an international competition comes around.
Much of the blame will be placed on Fabio Capello for his selections, tactics and inability to motivate the players to fight. The stupid thing is that he can’t be fired because he signed an extension before the World Cup and the FA can’t afford to fire him. Typical. Whatever can be said about him, no one can’t say that he didn’t care. Don’t believe us? Let’s go to the tape.
Sven may have had a better track record and laid more pipe in secretaries than an oil company but he was killed by the press and viewing public for not looking like he cared. Somehow we’re pretty sure Capello won’t have that problem.
Even the good people of Funny of Die are excited about the World Cup. Why shouldn’t they be, with USA beating Algeria and advancing to the 2nd round where they face Ghana on Saturday, everyone should be excited. If you missed the lone goal of the game, watch it here while its still up. So, in honor of the World Cup and in support of the 1Goal foundation, check out the latest in the High-Five series, World Cup style. Look closely and you might see Landon Donovan and Tim Howard in there.
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