Too Much Life… Too Much Soccer news

My work life has been insane, not busy insane as much as plot of a law firm drama insane… Seriously, it has been nuts to amazing levels and I have been busy as hell..  I cannot share sadly but some day….

Because of this chaos, I have only been able to watch everything happening in the beautiful game.  I have not had time to blog during the day and by the time, I get home at night, I walk to dogs and crash for the night.

Now that said, the game has made me cry repeatedly, so sad tears and any happy ones.  Goddess Loretta Lynch handling shit like the Boss she is; Sepp winning re-election, defiantly, triumphantly promising to clean up FIFA, almost choking on the cracker I was eating when he said it.  Five days later, resigning… the stream of tears down my face left me puffy and blotchy the rest of the day.

I have yet to read the full indictment and blazer’s testimony, but I have them printed out and sitting next to me. I have read Blazer’s Order of Forfeiture which was damning. He is/was required to turn over $1,958,092.72, yes that is almost $2 million, “which represents a portion of the monies that defendant [Blazer] received from bribes, kickbacks and unauthorized World Cup Ticket Sales.”   He was also required to forfeit a second as yet undetermined amount.

Of all of it though I feel most bad for the Irish fans who discovered their own government bod betrayed them for FIFA cash. It might be legal but ethically, there is no justification.

Yesterday, I cried because Pirlo cried and no one ever wants to see that… My bb may be coming to MLS which scares me as ever.  People, even experts, have no idea what he actually does or how he does it so they judge him harshly and ignorantly.. You talk shit about his game.. you and I will be having a conversation and it will not go well for you.

All of that said and because of all of this madness, I have been able to avoid processing THE WORLD CUP IS HERE..  HOLY FLIPPING HELL…. THE WORLD CUP IS HERE..

LADIES BRING BACK OR TROPHY/TITLE.. IT HAS BEEN LONG ENOUGH, NOW GET IT DONE

97 Days… USWNT has a Score to Settle? Fox has some everyday sexism to sell you too

 

WTF is this sexist bullshit, Fox Soccer?  SERIOUSLY, NO WTF IS THIS?

The horrifying levels of sexism in this one commercial is staggering.

So according to Fox, the two-time winning World Cup champions, four-time Olympic champions, etc, etc, etc, U.S. Women’s National Team now apparently ONLY exists avenge the failures of the Men’s National Team, a team that has won precisely zero internationally.  Save me the CONCAFAF wins nonsense, since the ladies have won all of those too.

These professional athletes who have trained their whole lives, among whom hold some of the most impressive records in international soccer, a recent FIFA world player of the year and couple others who have been shortlisted, are simply reduced to being second rate subs for their male-less- than-actually-equal-counterparts.  It is both mind-boggling and highly insulting.

Silly me, I assumed that having lost in the FINAL of the 2011 Women’s World Cup that the, “SCORE TO SETTLE,” would be winning our trophy back.  Yes, I have seen us lift it a couple of times and simply believe it belongs to us.  Kind of like Brazil feels about the men’s trophy.

So tell me Fox Soccer, what is this “score” the women need to settle for the men? How will we all know when the score has been settled?  Does Jermaine Jones tweet, “that’s our win ladies and suck it Belgium?” When the women win the Cup, must they then have the USMNT come out and have Deuce collect it since it is clearly the guys’ trophy? After all, it is there score that got settled.

Why am I even wondering where the history of the USWNT fits into this score?  It clearly doesn’t.

Thanks Fox for correcting my clearly erroneous belief that the Women’s World Cup was about celebrating and supporting women athletes in an international setting.  Clearly it is about using women as pawns in a male soccer wars.