Although he still sounds very grouchy writing about soccer yet again following the 2-1 loss by the U.S. to Belgium. I’ll bet he’s dipping his fries in mayo, the insufferable, traitorous basterd:
“The US came darn close to tying Belgium in extra time and it would have been thrilling to watch the final seconds tick away if I actually had known how much time was remaining. But this is soccer. It’s like boarding a plane in Sicily. It’s like festival seating at rock concerts. It’s like, ‘yeah, whatever. This is the way we’ve always done it. Too bad if there’s only one guy on the planet who actually knows how much time is left. We’ll go home when the ref is good and ready to throw his arms up in the air.’
"Thank God we now can ignore the World Cup and get on with our lives. We’ll miss the parties (Saturday afternoon vs. Argentina would have been a beauty for every bar in Boston), but we’ll figure out a way to get on with our lives. At least we won’t have to listen to the pretentious, soccer-boosting, apologetic coverage from ESPN. When it comes to the World Cup, the Worldwide Leader is downright NESN-esque.
"The World Cup will go on without us. But we will not care. And we won’t have to listen to any more elitist soccer proselytizing.”
Can we lock this guy in a room with Ann Coulter and just let them tear the flesh from one another to the death? Or better yet, just make him listen to an Alexi Lalas mumble-loop for 15 or 20 minutes. It wouldn’t be penance enough.
There’s nothing like insulting your readers in a market where the sport you loathe actually has some popularity. And you wonder why newspapers are in trouble?
Shaughnessy’s important to have around as a reminder that reflexive, unthinking blowhards will always have a large platform for this kind of retrograde crap, and that perhaps he’d be among the “proselytizers” if what’s below had actually happened.
— Eric Lowe (@EL0WE)
July 2, 2014