Sunday, July 7, 2019

Off Topic: The Beautiful Game

I interrupt our regular programing for some off topic news. 
But not to worry, this is good news.

I seldom go entirely off-topic on this blog, but today I felt the overwhelming need to share a positive overall post. A repeat post in so many ways to four years ago.

If you are a frequent visitor here you are aware of my love of soccer (reminders are scattered throughout this blog). And if you've been listening to even some half descent news channels and shows you may possibly, hopefully be aware that the Women's World Cup, held in France just ended today –
with another incredible overall triumph for the 
US Team!


 

Of course I hold a bias towards the US Team. Another final game for the multiple record books. I wanted to take today and salute these women on an excellent performance throughout and especially on their final match vs. Netherlands. Here's to you Ladies!


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On the surface it may seem odd to some readers here, or even some people who think they know me, that I am saluting the Women's World Cup athletes here on this blog. 

Well, it shouldn't.
It shouldn't in the least. 

As much as I find the need to handle certain young ladies in my own firm ways, preach about certain attitude adjustments that should be made to certain individuals; none of that correlates to me looking down on women. Quite the opposite. Actually I share the factual belief that women don't get enough respect in general, especially on the playing fields. I could easily go into the examples as so clearly demonstrated by the controversies around FIFA in general or the Women's World Cup specifically, or this World Cup's issues in particular; but I won't.  

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Nothing else today. Today I give credit to all these amazing international athletes who competed in all the rounds as they are a gift to watch. A gift to watch their skill and athleticism, witnessing their challenges and their triumphs. It has truly been inspiring. 

Today, I will leave you all with the following - The US Women's Soccer Team has made their country and their families proud. And it all makes me smile, which I need at the moment. That so many Americans need at the moment as well.

Congratulations Ladies!
Well played and well deserved.


PS
Did anyone else here watch the game(s) or was I the only one here watching?