With the Fed’s takeover of AIG, we all are part-owners now.
So this is a cool video, from Al Jazeera, about the popularity of women’s football in Egypt. You can see it’s a total tough-girl thing in the face of conservative Islam, but also, the appeal to the men is being able to see some leg:
Another great soccer video — this one of Ronaldinho, starting as a child, and moving up from there. OK, I think I am gaining a little respect for the Barcelona Brazilian.
(My favorite scene is where he heads the ball out of the goalie’s hands.)
Like seriously, I had no idea weather could play such a factor in so many soccer games:
The thing about inclement weather is that, sure, it can affect the outcome of the game … but both teams have to adjust equally.
(But doesn’t it suck when you are going against the wind in the first half, only to have it shift in the second half?)
My favorite bottom-of-the-barrel Premiership team, Wigan, has survived relegation … but their manager, Paul Jewell, has said he’s had enough and will be taking a break from football.
Interestingly enough, it was the Wigan loss against Arsenal — whereupon he mouthed off Mark Cuban-style about the ref — that really got me into the game … and appreciating the beauty of the threat of relegation! Paul Jewell may be gone, but here at Soccerati, he will not be forgotten.