I betcha some of you saw this at Ace's last night. I don't hate soccer. It is a good sport featuring talented athletes. But I do enjoy teasing soccer fans. They are a touchy bunch and gettin' them riled is almost as much fun as taunting a liberal. And often times the soccer fan IS a liberal, so hassling them is like cashing in a 2-for-1 coupon.
You know the kind of people I'm talking about: The ones with a $3000 bike on a rack on top of their Subaru Outback. That listen to "World" music and eat a lot of soy products. They like soccer 'cuz it's so eeeurrro. So innnnnternational. So not confined by American cultural hegemony. Combine that attitude with the home opener for the Portland Timbers and it's hard to believe any good could come of it. Portland is the most wretched hive of scum and villainy and soy-eating Subaru drivers on earth. When I saw this clip I was expecting something like naked anarchists to come out and do a synchronized Segway presentation.
I was wrong. That happens once in a while. And not one over-rated pseudo-celeb mangling the Anthem anywhere to be found. I like it.