Updated: Jun 21, 2019
Not gonna’ do it. Not gonna’ sit here and write ANOTHER patriotic rant about the USWNT 13-0 destruction of the Thailand squad during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Wait. Yes, I am.
Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard about (or even argued about) the outcome of this game. News outlets and Social Media sheep have jumped aboard their steel laden ships and have taken it upon themselves to shove their opinions, gripes… and WTF ever else they can think of, right up our “you know what’s”.
Here’s the meat of it: Naysayers are chirping “disgraceful”, “disrespectful”, “over exuberant”.
Not havin’ it.
Before I go any further, I wonder how many of these folks can explain the “offsides” rule in a football game. Sorry, Merica, Soccer.
Am I missing something? Is there a mercy rule? Is there a goal limit? Should they not celebrate?
Better question: IS THIS A CHILDREN'S TOURNAMENT? NO! It’s the effin’ 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup! The LARGEST competitive stage in Women’s Football! Oops, I did it again… soccer.
Here you have incredible female athletes who have worked their butts off and poured thousands of hours (to say the least) into their craft ONLY to make the largest stage in their game and you’re telling me they need to “take it easy”? These ladies are here to compete! WE HAVE A TOURNAMENT TO WIN HERE PEOPLE! This is a high stakes tournament with 30 MILLION in prize money on the line. Still only 7.5% of what the men would get, but we’ll save that B.S. for later. Plus, let’s not forget “Goal Differential”. Anybody want to discuss that?
AND, YES! I’m going to tease the fact that if this were any other sport, or even men, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
A GLARING CASE IN POINT:
Game 1, 1992 Summer Olympics, USA vs Cuba.
The “Dream Team”
Starting lineup: Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson… NBA GODS!
Final score: 136-57
Goal differentials in that tournament = ZERO.
DURING THAT GAME, EVERY LAST 1 OF YOU WERE CHANTING “U.S.A.” AS IF A SQUAD OF SCREAMING AMERICAN BALD EAGLES DROPPED OFF A 2-TON CRATE OF TAX-FREE CASH TO YOUR FRONT DOORSTEP.
Why not now?
Strike first. Strike Hard. No mercy.
U.S.A. - U.S.A. - U.S.A.