Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Trouble with Tribbles ...

The most annoying thing about American soccer is that so many Americans are ... well, dumb - when it comes to the world's game. Take the "fake sports know it alls" like Jim Rome, for who, even a good beating would be a waste of energy. I call these part-time "wanna be"s - tribbles.

Then there is this guy - who for all intents, is at least trying. However, he does not know the difference between this guy ...

and this guy ...

It adds to the bubble headed bleach blondes who meanders through the news confusing  Manchester City with Manchester United.

It's no big deal, right ? ... I'm sure that baseball fans don't make much separation between the New york Mets and the New york Yankees either.

I thank god every day for the (FSC) Fox Soccer Channel and GOLTV so I don't have to listen to the tribble of ESPN (US version only) - the worst sports channel in the galaxy. It irks me to no end watching a match on ESPN only to be interupted for the latest in Pooh City Vulcans have drafted Romulan Joe Smow in the 101st round.

Imagine if you will, watching your favorite sport - during a break away on the ice or a long pass going for the end zone ... and ESPN breaks away to tell you about David Beckhams toe nail ?

Thankfully, ESPN lost the contract for the Champions League and FSC has won more of the coverage of both MLS, EPL and other important soccer leagues.

Kirk out.

3 comments:

RoofGod said...

While I agree that ESPN doesn't have a clue how to broadcast a Soccer game I am bummed out that they no longer have the Champions League games anymore as I cannot get Fox Soccer Channel.

The Cardboard Connection said...

Chuck -

Since you have both expertise and interest in soccer why not share it with the masses by writing a soccer column for The Cardboard Connection Sports Card & Memorabilia Report? None of us (especially me) have any interest in, or knowledge of, soccer whatsoever so its really hard to write about it. I only know one soccer player other then Pele (David Beckham) and the only reason I know his name is because a group of guys from the Ivory Coast stopped me one day in the mall to ask me for my autograph because they thought I was him. To me its about as interesting as watching the fashion channel or sitting outside watching the grass grow.

Would you be able to effectively cover the latest goings ons of the fashion channel or give daily updates of the growth of your grass? Maybe, but not with the same depth, accuracy, and insight as as fashion guru or a lawn specialist.

With that said, we still want to provide a high level of coverage for soccer collectors, because of our respect for the global popularity of the sport. So if you or any other soccer aficionados would be interested in writing about anything to do with soccer cards and/or memorabilia we can offer you a highly visible avenue by which to do so and would love to have you.

The Cardboard Connection said...

Chuck -

Since you have both expertise and interest in soccer why not share it with the masses by writing a soccer column for The Cardboard Connection Sports Card & Memorabilia Report? None of us (especially me) have any interest in, or knowledge of, soccer whatsoever so its really hard to write about it. I only know one soccer player other then Pele (David Beckham) and the only reason I know his name is because a group of guys from the Ivory Coast in Africa stopped me one day in the mall to ask me for my autograph because they thought I was him. To me its about as interesting as watching the fashion channel or sitting outside watching the grass grow.

Would you be able to effectively cover the latest goings ons of the fashion channel or give daily updates of the growth of your grass? Maybe, but not with the same depth, accuracy, and insight as as fashion guru or a lawn specialist.

With that said, we still want to provide a high level of coverage for soccer collectors, because of our respect for the global popularity of the sport. So if you or any other soccer aficionados would be interested in writing about anything to do with soccer cards and/or memorabilia we can offer you a highly visible avenue by which to do so and would love to have you.