Skip to comments.United States can be victors if we lose the World Cup (Sportswriter Roots for America to Lose)
Posted on 06/15/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT by Zakeet
I love the World Cup. And I love America its my hometown! But I would not love to see America win the World Cup.
Frankly, we dont need another feather in our already overstuffed cap. And considering soccer is the worlds game and most of the world is at odds with America at any given moment I think it might be a nice idea for Uncle Sam, in an effort to promote world harmony, to lie down in South Africa.
Now, in all likelihood, the U.S. is not going to be in a position to win the World Cup. But on the off-chance that Landon Donovan and friends have thoughts of reprising that Miracle-on-Ice thing actually, Miracle-on-the-Pitch doesnt have the same ring to it I must implore my fellow Americans to tank.
The smart play, diplomatically, would be to lose with grace.
Americans are a pretty xenophobic lot when, in truth, were the ones who provoke an intense dislike. Most of the world does not threaten us; rather, most of the world is terrified by us. Were a little too big, a little too rich and a little too powerful and, every once in a while, we muscle up and flex our military might in foreign lands.
There is much fear and loathing of America elsewhere. We seldom imagine what it would be like if the Army boot were on the other foot.
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It's called the Libtard Plan for Success ... you reduce yourself to a poor, impoverished, sniveling, dismal, weak shadow of your former self ... but it makes people like you
Why even play the game then, jackass?
Underprivileged countries get two votes.
No need to actually play any football.
That guy is living in some kind of fantasy world I am not familiar with.
Yesterday the whining was that Americans didn’t like soccer because we’re rrraaacccciiissstttt!
Today we should lose on purpose?
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
But....but....I thought if only we got rid of that Evil Cowboy George Bush, the world would love us again.
OMG what an idiot.
I think the turd mentioned every liberal talking point in the Hate America First playbook.
What an asshat! Why don’t you move to South Africa! Look at this guy, this guy is resenting being put in those lockers as a kid.
Laughable goofball, aspires to be French.
These are the type of people running our country right now.
Did he say "Obama really doesn't need a Nobel Prize to go with his Grammys, etc...?"
Did he say "Gore really doesn't need an Oscar to go with his Grammy, his Nobel Prize, etc...?"
I spit on those who spit on this country.
This man is a moron.
But, he’s good at it.
Because he is a moron, and has no sense of pride in his country, I expect he is an Obama voter.
Now that’s a feather in HIS understuffed hat.
So where’s the BARF alert?????
Tell ‘em Iffen they don’t like it—kiss our collective a$$e$!!
...going to see what the comments look like at the site.
Personally, I would love to see US win the World Cup. Honestly, how many hundred people in the country even GAS about soccer? Winnning it over soccer-mad Europeans and South Americans would be oh-so-sweet. Not to worry though: FIFA will never let it happen.
Am I the only one here with an overwhelming desire to b**chslap this idiot?
You play to win or you stay home.
Why don’t we just have Philosophy Football
Wow, this just made it much harder to watch the World Series of Poker.
MM (in TX)
Americans are a pretty xenophobic lot […].If this liberal thinks Americans are as, or even more xenophobic than others, he obviously hasn’t been around much.
I’m thinking of a hanging Chad.
Just another self-hating liberal giving a face to the fact that liberalism is a mental disorder.
South Africa. Now there's a nation to look up to.
Pro-dictatorship hell hole.
Last week this idiot was calling for the end of NASCAR. Maybe he should get together with Princeton prof. Peter Singer who is calling for Americans to sterilize themselves to extinction.
Pussy pants lib has been a loser all his life. POS! Don’t keep score at all.~sarc That way we’re all winners!~sarc All the players get some exercise and afterwards they can discuss world peace over a Starbucks latte. ~SARC
Well, Norman, I’m amazed that you got your job writing for a newspaper. After all, there were likely others who applied for the same position.
Out of fairness, I would think you’d have automatically removed yourself from contention and let someone else have the position. After all, they’d be miffed at you for being selected, wouldn’t they? I think you should resign post haste. There. That’s the ticket...
Was this something he quoted from an Obama speech in Germany or the Muddled East?
Libtards want to be liked. Real Men and Women want to be respected.
I did not know the Plain Dealer was still publishing papers. With pieces like this, why do they bother?
“Americans are a pretty xenophobic lot....”
Except for me, and my progressive, enlightened friends....
OK, I'll stop shouting now. Preaching to the choir, aren't I?
There is much fear and loathing of America elsewhere. We seldom imagine what it would be like if the Army boot were on the other foot
Norman Chad projecting his anti-American feelings onto the rest of the world.
What a moron.
Speaking as a North Dakotan, we still have enough warheads to turn Sweden into nuclear ash that smells like fish.
As to his self-loathing, I recommend he hang himself.
By the same token, the Dems have the House, the Senate, and the WH. Therefore, the Dems should allow Republicans in many bluish/red districts/states to run unopposed.
There was more honesty in Soviet Pravda than in today’s American Pravda Media.
Same #@$%, different day.
“...going to see what the comments look like at the site”.
...I just checked. They look like these comments. Few agree with this clown.
It’s impossible for to care any less.
I think he has too many feathers stuck up his overstuffed azz.
Light in the loafers and short on spine.
I read his column, and it’s almost so far out there you would think it was sarcasm, but it’s not.
This guy is a moron but it is totally in line with the country we have become.
I just cannot stand these people.
Sounds like the author of this drivel had his teddy-bear stolen by his “partner” last night.
I grasp from the xenophobic “nationalist pride” that other nations (who’ve long surrendered their military might) exhibit at the World Cup, that this is how these nations still “flex their muscle”.
Persons of all nationalities still chant for “their country’s team” no matter where they currently reside. They beat the crap out of “soccer fans” who are of the wrong nationality (some would call that xenophobia or racist or at least a hate crime).
Since America doesn’t get worked up over it, they can’t rub our face in it when America loses. It irks them that we don’t care.
In “the future” corporate entities ruled the world and battled in “Rollerball” tournaments.
Oh, the whole world is terrified of us.
Right up to the moment that the natural disaster strikes. Then eyes turn fearfully skyward and seaward, awaiting the flood of assistance, medical aid, food, and whatever else is needed for life to resume, supplied by (guess who).
Right until those terrified of us are themselves threatened, or invaded and subjected. Then eyes turn again skyward and shoreward, ferverently praying for the “EVIL” Americans to come to their rescue.
It is nothing but American might, American wealth, and most of all AMERICAN blood that has given the peoples of the world such freedom that they have. Yes others have joined us, but it is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that is the last, best hope of the peoples of the world.
This idiot, I am sure, would be happier elsewhere.