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Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mexico vs. Iran




Mexico defeated Iran 3-1 in the World Cup Group D opener games. I was really rooting against both teams and was happy when the score was tied 1-1.

8 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

Yeah, God forbid these two teams try to participate in a World Cup. The nerve!

Sun Jun 11, 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Sarah, Iran won’t let Iranian women attend the games because drinking occurs there and they might be “tempted” by heathen western culture. Mexico on the other hand which is one of the toughest countries on immigration by only allowing 3,000 new citizens a year and makes illegal immigration a felony with up to 2 years in prison, has imported a star Brazilian player to help their team.
Tell me again how or why I should support either team. Especially when they are in the easiest bracket in the tournament and the U.S. which is ranked number 5 by FIFA drew both the Czech Republic, ranked number 3, and a tough Italian team.

Sun Jun 11, 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

For one thing, Mexico should do just fine without their import. This bringing in of foreign-born players, by the way, is a pretty common practice on World Cup teams: the Mexicans are not unique. And why ANY of this matters when this is about soccer escapes me.

Two, The US is seriously over-ranked by FIFA. They're the ninth-seeded team overall in the WC, which is probably a more realistic ranking. Even the coach says so. The Czechs are over-ranked as well. The US will beat them, and Ghana, and move to the next round.

Where, I fear, they will get clocked by Brazil.

Third, it was a blind draw. There was no conspiracy here. The US drew this bracket by, literally, the luck of the draw. Frankly, I WANT to see our lads play good teams. I don't want to get to the second round with the world press claiming we got there by an easy draw. Our guys need to play their way into world respectability. Just like last time.

Sun Jun 11, 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Sure the U.S. is ranked too high by FIFA and I think even 9th might be too high too. But, the better the U.S. does the better it is for U.S. soccer. But, tell me a team that wouldn’t get it handed to them by Brazil?
But, QD, does that mean you root for every team on the field or are there some you want to win more than others? I know I am rooting against France, Mexico, and Iran, and I would love to see anyone other than Brazil win.

Sun Jun 11, 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought of you when the game came on yesterday, Publius. I figured you felt the same way I do when the Detroit Red WIngs play the New York Rangers...isn't there someway both teams can lose? DOn't worry too much about the imported Brazilian player on Mexico's team though, here in the US, we granted almost immediate citizenship to a Canadian figure skater so she could compete for us with her American partner. Same same.

Mon Jun 12, 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous ron said...

I am just glad that the networks did not replace a NASCAR race or a PGA event for a soccer game. I hope they do not give me a "card" for speaking out!

Mon Jun 12, 07:52:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Yeah but anon, Mexico does not have the same immigration policies that we do. There is no discussion on what is fair when it comes to Mexico’s immigration policies only the matter of exploitation.

Mon Jun 12, 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Immigration policies aside, they bring in a ringer, we bring in a ringer...I mean, it's all about winning, baby, do what ya gotta do.

Tue Jun 13, 10:38:00 AM  

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