John T. Noonan, Jr. , Bribes, Introduction, p.xi
The Oracle of Ottawa does not get soccer. Never did. The game is slow, tedious and just boring as hell. Watching water freeze on an outdoor ice rink at forty below is even more fun and a hell of a lot faster! And if memory serves me correctly, compared to street hockey and floor hockey, soccer is the most boring game on Earth to actually play. The main reason soccer has never caught on in North America is that the peoples of the New World hate events and processes that do not end in final decisions. Or to put it even more simply and bluntly, we do not waste our time to see an outcome end as a tie! When you have ties, you have a much greater chance and opportunity for manipulation and corruption of the process, or the game.(Just ask anyone from Pakistan! Go ahead ask them....)
|Soccer needs cheerleaders!|
|This and only this...is Football!|
Crisis? What Crisis! A Septic Bladder is a very inconvenient ailment indeed!