I recently quit Facebook. I received two types of responses. First, “I will miss your sports updates!” Second, “Thank God you won’t be sports-posting anymore.”
Anyway, since baseball is no longer an Olympic sport, the only thing you had to fear was soccer. So I would like to extend my congratulations to the Canadian team. I love you all for defeating our former imperial overlords today. And I love you for being the part of America that doesn’t pay taxes to Washington. But you will go down on Monday.
Tancredi is a great player. I have to say that I am proud to have somebody with such a good American name is doing so well for America. Sorry, I mean Canada. You know, that really well-run well-organized beautiful wonderful not-united state up north of the Vermont border. I know, intellectually, that Tancredi is not an American name. But when I moved to California at age 18, I was stunned to discover that Italian-Americans did not make up 30% of the U.S. population. That is true, ask Dev Patnaik, a fellow New Yorker from Poughkeepsie. In late 1988, in California, he gently took aside this downstate boy and explained that most of America was not, in fact, Italian.
While I am here talking about nothing (and posting from a public terminal in an undisclosed location, before returning to the world tomorrow) does anyone know why the American team played in white shorts instead of navy-blue ones?