Yesterday, I was one of many to experience "American Football" for the first time. American Football of course being the name of the new Sounders-centric film looking frame by frame (quite literally in some cases) at the 2012 season and the cast of crazy characters that made up the squad. I won't spoil the ending for you (it's sad) but here are a few notes:
- Michael Gspurning's daughter is the cutest baby ever
- I forgot how much I liked Christian Tiffert
- People who don't like Eddie Johnson are going to look at some of his comments very closely
- "If you could say one thing to your loved one before you left this world, what would it be?"
I think there are still tickets available for Saturday's showing, though I could be off base there. If it is still open, it will be a great primer for Sunday's Galaxy match. It's easy to forget how low our lows have been through five years of this. Six game winless streaks are nothing. But better than anything else, this film reminded me why I follow sports. Why I enjoy watching soccer more than some random drama or the latest comedian to hit the Paramount. The personalities that take place, the drama that unfolds, the real reality of it (Salazar aside) is simply unmatched by any other event you can purchase. There is no better example than a Sounders match.
Rich Texan: "She's a witch!"
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Also, Jurgen Klinsmann is predicting that some groups in World Cup seeding will be tougher than others. He'll most likely be correct.