So much truth to this. I was certainly a buckeye fan growing up on the outskirts of Columbus, but it took my college experience at UK to really galvanize that passion.
Certainly helps that Muntari is out as well. He had been a catalyst in midfield. He is the bigger loss compared to Boeteng, who has had a marginal couple games.
For some perspective, I would say it would be really hard to gauge true viewership with so many outlets to watch the World cup. ESPN's numbers don't take into account the large fanfest type events, bars, mobile streaming, online streaming, and the really huge numbers of Univision (an over the air Spanish channel that is broadcasting the games). I'm not saying it's getting close to the superbowl in America, just saying the viewership numbers are always going to be skewed lower than actual. Still pretty great numbers though.
My preferred starting lineup at this point: a 4-3-2-1 (I'm partial to this, since I played it in HS to great results)
D: F. Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley
M: Zusi, Beckerman, J. Jones
M (attacking): Bradley, Dempsey
Obviously not a lot of controversy with this lineup as it was actually what was played in our last friendly, but I love having Beckerman protecting our back 4 and Bradley is going to go box to box anyway. Build from the back and get an opportunistic goal early from Clint or Jozy.
I'm getting the pregame jitters and I'm not even lacing up today. Go Go USA. One Nation, One Team.
Luckily for me, my boss is also a former soccer player, I told him I would be out of the office this afternoon so that I could drink and cheer on America. He just gave me the nod and said drink two for me.
Holy cow, I almost just drop kicked my cube wall down! Let's do this! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Well said, sir! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Very interesting statements in that article. When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
So much this. I wish I could upvote a hundred times.
I'll watch every minute I am able. I understand it's not everyone's (world) cup o' tea, but I would hope everyone can agree and pull for the USA at the very least. Haters gonna Hate sometimes, no need for us that are soccer fans, let that get under your skin.
As a side note, I have never, and will never, try to "convert" someone to being a soccer fan. There are plenty around to watch/appreciate the game. If someone happens to become a fan, great. But just like most stuff, if you try to force someone into it, they aren't going to like it anyway.
As tough as our group is, at least we are playing the teams in the order I would prefer. Ghana, Portugal, then Germany. If things shake out in our favor, and with a little bit of luck, we can get out of the group. I think the expectation for this team, in this cup, is merely to put up a fight. If we get out of the group, I will consider that a great win. If we advance from there, I might cover my entire body in an American flag tattoo. I'm going to enjoy the ride, enjoy the games, and pull for my country. One nation, One team. Go Go USA.
Yes, I heard this story. And my oh my, is it worth every second. I hope he brews up a strong batch for Ronaldo and lets just throw the entire German squad in the cauldron while we're at it. Go Go USA.
Your pilgrimage to go to a game this year has inspired me to do the same. Albeit a much closer trek for me, I too crave the Buckeye nation atmosphere.
I was at a bar in Lexington this winter, I walk upstairs and the entire UK basketball team is there (minus the walk-ons and white guys, a little redundant, I know). There are no 18+ bars in Lexington. All of them are 21+... I saw some interesting things going on to say the least. This goes on everywhere, and didn't bother me. If we call out college kids for going to bars underage, no one would field a team.
They should consider bringing poncho's or big trash bags to cover up. Like a vintage Gallagher show, or more appropriately, going to see Shamu.
That's a fair point. Living in KY is painful enough, I can't imagine going any deeper into enemy territory.
There should be a hashtag started just to troll the SEC. Something like #B1GvsSEC #CivilWarChamps #Undefeated. With how angry these crazy southerners get about "rising again", I could see this getting a pretty funny response.
The World Cup is also this summer. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
If by " little funk" you mean, "most of the season funk" then I would agree. I'm not a fan of his fading away from the basket jumpers either. He needs to jump into his shots. His line is fine, it's the distance that is off by a small margin. I have always been a streaky shooter when playing basketball, but getting back to basics almost always cures a slump.
Matt Jones is the worst. I can't upvote that comment enough...
This was my first thought after looking at the picture. Someone needs to photoshop craft onto that scene of gandalf and put it on a poster at a game. STAT!
I believe she was also on The Tudors. May want to check that out. I am a huge fan of her as well.
For some reason, some of my UK friends keep trying to bet me $ that Marcelys Jones will decommit and end up at UK. Is there anything behind this other than delusional wildcats with nothing better to do? I'm on here regularly and haven't ever seen this possibility even mentioned. Thanks for any info or opinions.