So.........to all of you soccer fans... I am trying to get interested in the sport. There are some strange things about the game though, to me. Like, why does the clock never stop during the game? And they seem to end it at a convenient time - i.e., whenever they want to. (I must say though, I greatly appreciate the lack of commercials during the game! This is very much UNlike NFL games. Tune in to American football -- you end up feeling like you watched a reel of commercials, with bits of a game mixed in there somewhere...)
One thing I find funny about the game, is that it seems like any player is ready, willing, and able to drop to the ground and grab their knee at the drop of a hat!! They are either the biggest wimps around, or very bad actors..
Tonite, I watched a bit of a game between Barcelona and....wait for it -- Espanol!! Seriously?? You name a team Espanol???!! Seems like the owners of that team suffer from a deplorable lack of creativity. Yeah... I hear the U.S. is putting a new team together also. Going to name it "English."
Then, I thought I was seeing things and had to do a double-take --- but the Barcelona players had across the front of their shirts, in large letters, the name "RAKUTEN"!!
Say whhaaaaaaaaatttt????! Are the Barcelona players secret G-lovers who do a lot of Rakuten shopping? They must be the ones who bought up all of the GW-5035s from Rakuten! Dang soccer players!!