Tuesday, September 26, 2006


With the Fire and Galaxy getting set to clash in the final of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night I figure this is as good a time as any to make fun of Landon Donovan. But then, when isn't it a good time to make fun of Donovan? You may think that's mean-spirited or unecessarily cruel, but hey, look at this way: At least if Donovan is being made fun of, it's sort of humorous. And if we couldn't look at Donovan in a humorous light, well, we'd be reduced to downright bashing the guy. Everybody else does.

I mean, I could go on yet another tirade defining Donovan as all that is wrong with the U.S. national team. (He is. Do you honestly want to build a team around a dude who disappears in the big games faster than Matt Millen screwing up a draft pick? Good luck with that.) Or I could argue that he is the most overrated American soccer player ever. (It pains me to think that he's probably the most recognizable American soccer player to the average, non-soccer following American sports fan. Ugh.) Or I could ridicule him for refusing to man up and play in Europe, choosing instead to hang out on the sunny beaches of Cali wasting away his prime years in MLS. (Reason 1A his role on the national team should be severely reduced.) Or I could poke fun at his shiny, prematurely balding dome or his embarrassingly high-pitched munchkin voice. (Always makes me chuckle.)

No, instead of the mean-spirited stuff I'll simply leave you with this funny pic and a smile. (Oh, and here's hoping the Fire runs him over tomorrow night.)


Blogger Bill-DC said...

I hope the Fire beat the crap out of Landon and the Gals. Oh year, bad karma to Tino Quaranta here as well.

The former DC United player had the balls to come over to the Barra and Screaming Eagles supporters side after the first Landy goal. Keep in mind these are the same sides who rooted him on through his many injuries here, and he taps his Galaxy crest and cup his ears telling us "I can't hear you".

Normally I don't mind goal celebrations but Tino didn't score that one but he sure popped off like he had. Landy later came by our section and did the same after he got his third.

Bottom line is they were the better team that day, scoreboard Gals 5-2 but right now they are the on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs.

Score and score often Fire.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Tottito10 said...

Well there's finally something we can all agree on. Landon Donovan is overrated. I live about 15 minutes from HDC where the Galaxy plays, so I have to deal with the national and local coverage of America's superstar.

3:27 PM  

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