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Tag:Wayne Rooney
Posted on: January 28, 2008 1:35 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2008 8:51 pm
 

Armectomy

I wonder why elite soccer players don't have their arms removed. It could prevent a game switching on a dime. Imagine going from 1-1 to 1-2 and missing a player because you have an arm. And it hit a soccer ball.

I suppose you could run around with your arms behind you the entire time. But that would look dumb.

Yeah, we lost to a better team, on the road at one of the greatest places on earth. But don't let the score fool you. It came down to one play. And it was because of an arm.

An interesting game, this soccer. I'm learning more and more about it every day. Do they immediately eject a player for having a ball hit his arm? Is it because it was in the box? Does intent have nothing to do with whether you get ejected? I don't know the answers to these questions. It seems like a bad enough penalty to give the other team an almost automatic goal. To send the guy away seems harsh.

Still, I feel good about the team. It looks like they belong and can handle some of the better teams. Finally.

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Even more important, did I ever think that I would care about soccer at all? Did I ever think it would turn into this? I can't believe that my first two blogs are all about Spurs. Yikes.
 
 
 
 
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