I don’t claim to be a fan of women’s soccer. I don’t know one player from another save for the one who once took off her top, the crazy one who’s always getting into trouble and the one who posed naked in ESPN the Magazine. All of whom might be the same person, I’m not sure. I guess you could say I’m a fan of bad-ass rebel chicks who do their own thing, the world be damned.
One thing I do know though is that I’m a fan of big, worldwide events. So hell, yeah I was watching the Women’s World Cup over the weekend. It was appointment television. I have zero tolerance for people who argue that you’re a dope if you like watching something just because they don’t follow it. Every four years I get obsessed with curling, biathlon, synchronized swimming and beach volleyball, I can certainly find a couple of hours on a Sunday in July every 48 months to watch our soccer-playing Valkyries lay waste of the rest of the world. I feel like doing anything less would be un-American.
Having said that, when the World Cup rolls around again, I’m watching on Telemundo, without question. This call was 10 times more fun than anything I heard on Fox. If the Japanese had brought their A-game the way this announcer did, they would have made a game of it.
P.S. So judging by this reaction, am I safe to assume goals kicked all the way from midfield are kind of unusual?
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