Posted on July 6th, 2010
My second-favorite comic strip is Get Fuzzy; in this strip, Bucky Katt expresses my views on soccer entirely:
I’ve linked to this before; Stephen H. Webb’s “Soccer Is Ruining America” is a great read. Here’s just a sample:
For those who think I jest, let me put forth four points, which is more points than most fans will see in a week of games—and more points than most soccer players have scored since their pee-wee days.
1) Any sport that limits you to using your feet, with the occasional bang of the head, has something very wrong with it. Indeed, soccer is a liberal’s dream of tragedy: It creates an egalitarian playing field by rigorously enforcing a uniform disability. Anthropologists commonly define man according to his use of hands. We have the thumb, an opposable digit that God gave us to distinguish us from animals that walk on all fours. The thumb lets us do things like throw baseballs and fold our hands in prayer. We can even talk with our hands. Have you ever seen a deaf person trying to talk with his feet? When you are really angry and acting like an animal, you kick out with your feet.
You simply must read the rest.
And for an alternate view, check out David Freddoso (whom I met before watching the fireworks on the Fourth – nice guy) on why “Conservatives Should Stop Dissing Soccer.“