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Even though I have low expectations of the World Cup soccer tournament, (I contend and nothing has changed my mind on this that the powers that be in soccer do not want the US to win.  Be in the Cup, yes, because of TV ratings in the USA.  But not win it.  Soccer is one sport where other nations do better than we do and the powers that be want to keep it that way.), I have been keeping up with it.

I like Chile for example; I think the Cote D’Ivorie got robbed – a penalty call at a key moment like that ought to be only when it is blatant.  I also think a sport where the team does not even know when the game ends is silly.  I can understand in the day before super technology to have the official time on the field.  But today – not necessary.  Besides, the game can be manipulated to favor one team.  How can you know if time ran out before Portugal’s goal in the US game?  Trust the refs?  I refuse to do that.  Too many bad calls in past against the USA.

But tomorrow, let’s root, root, root for the home team!  Noon!  Beat Deutschland!  If you can, wear red, white and blue.  Put your flag out!  Take a lunch hour in a sports bar.  If we win – we upset a good team and win group!  (If we win our group, we would play a team we can beat:  South Korea, Algeria or Russia.  If we tie, and come in second in group, we have to play Belgium.  Much harder game.)


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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