July 8, 2009

US Soccer Signing History Is Made

Earlier today it was announced that Oguchi Onyewu, a central defender for the US Men's soccer team, signed with A.C. Milan in the Italian Serie A. This is by far the biggest team signing of an American soccer player in history. A.C. Milan is the most storied football (soccer) club in Italy and is the same team that David Beckham played with over the winter. Onyewu is the first American to play in the Serie A since Alexi Lalas played their after the 1994 World Cup.

This signing further proves that the respect of the American player is growing. No longer are US soccer players seen as just being athletic, but are now being seen as players who can contribute technically and tactically to a quality team. Congrats to Onyewu and I can't wait to watch him suit up with Seedorf and Ronaldihno this fall on Fox Soccer Channel.

July 7, 2009

Goodbye Michael

The memorial service for Michael Jackson has come and gone and he can now be laid to rest. The service was very classy and allowed the world to see that at the end of the day he was human just like the rest of us. I never would have imagined Michael Jackson eating a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, but thanks to Magic Johnson I now know that he did. He is gone, but will never be forgotten. His music and humanity will continue to carry on his legacy.

I have cried many tears today and on the day of his death, but now I must allow myself to truly say goodbye....

My New Kit Has Arrived!!

So I finally got myself a USMNT soccer kit. After watching the team for over 20 years you would think I would have had one before now. I can't wait to sport this bad boy around town!!

July 1, 2009

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Steals a Hose

Today I walked outside to find my water hose and reel missing from my yard. I know where it always is, but I thought for some reason that I had possibly moved it to a different location. But I was wrong, someone decided to take it. I'd like to imagine that one of my neighbors just borrowed it, but really, who borrows a water hose.

It's a sad day when someone steals a water hose. Perhaps someone needed the hose to deliver water to small malnourished children as they eat their huge bowl of white rice mush. Maybe they needed my hose to help put out a small fire... Or maybe, they just wanted my hose because they were too lazy to buy their own.

All I know is hat now I have no place to store a hose outside so I will have go and purchase a new reel and find my spare hose in my dirty garage. So thank you hose thief for giving me the opportunity to update my hose reel collection. If I only knew my old hose and reel where so valuable I could have sold them on eBay...