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Wait Til Next Year

The Chicago Cubs have a motto and it’s “wait til next year.” That’s because they haven’t won a World Series title since 1908. That’s a pretty big drought, the longest of any North American sports team. As each season crumbles away and they see their World Series chances dissolving, all the fans can do is wait till next year. I never really understood their grief. I’m a Giants fan, and we won two World Series in three years. But then the 2013 season began, and the Giants started playing like a Little League team. We still have the same core team that won it all in 2012, but this season we are last in our division, well below .500, and are about 20 games behind the Dodgers. We have no choice but to wait til next year. We can still gloat about being the defending champions, but we can’t ignore the fact that we suck right now. Only one team can win the World Series, everyone else has to wait til next year.

Critically Rated at 6/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Saying a Professional Athlete Sucks

If you go to any sporting event you’ll eventually hear some loudmouth fan taunting the opposing team or a rival player by saying that they suck. They don’t suck. You know who sucks? You suck. You’re the one sitting on your ass in the stands because you’re not good enough to compete on the field. Saying that the Yankees suck or that Matt Kemp sucks just proves how ignorant you are. Any professional player or sports team is a contender. They get paid to play a game because they are good at it. You can’t say that they suck. Besides, that’s such a cliché insult that it doesn’t even phase them. It’s unimaginative, it’s dull, and you’re better than that. If you really want to mess with a player’s psyche you need to do some research on their personal life and yell out vague threats against his kids and family. It works really well if you know their names and where they go to school. He can’t catch a fly ball if he thinks his kid is in danger.

Critically Rated at 6/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Major League Soccer

I went to my first Major League Soccer game last week. I also went to my last Major League Soccer game last week. I saw the San Jose Earthquakes take on Real Salt Lake at the Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Buck Shaw Stadium is a small college stadium. Any major league team that doesn’t have it’s own stadium feels like a minor league team. And that’s what MLS is. The players might be professional, but they aren’t good enough to play in the Premier League and that makes them minor leaguers in my opinion. It’s ok to like soccer. But if you like soccer than you should watch the Premier League because it has the best players and the best teams. MLS is like watching benchwarmers play each other. They know how the game works, they are decent athletes, but none of them have the skills or talent to be a starter in a real league. Imagine a bunch of mediocre teams with mediocre players playing mediocre soccer and paying for the experience. That’s Major League Soccer.

A Major League Soccer game is a pretty underwhelming experience and it’s pretty obvious from the get-go. For starters the venders were selling RC Cola. Not Coke, not even Pepsi… motherfucking RC Cola. Classy stuff, guys. More than half the people in the stands are only there because they got free tickets or were forced to go. The rest are actual fans of Major League Soccer. And that worries me because it takes a lot of time and energy to follow a sports team. If you live the in Bay Area and prefer the Earthquakes over the Giants, the 49ers, the A’s, the Raiders, the Warriors, or the Sharks than you have failed at life. Somewhere down the road you made a huge mistake and there’s no chance of redemption. Major League Soccer is a joke and proof that Americans will never take the sport seriously. Unless we somehow win the World Cup, then it’s bandwagon time.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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