July 12, 2010

The Cup Runneth Over

Well World Cup 2010 has come to an end in South Africa. Spain defied their underachiever past to finally break through and lift the cup. I am happy for them and I have to admit I enjoyed seeing Casillas lift the cup over his head to a backdrop of confetti and cheering teammates. That is my favorite moment in sports and is well worth the 4 year wait each time.

Overall, I think the cup was a success. South Africa played the perfect host and ran the event smoothly with no major problems. They showed the African continent is more than capable of putting on the world’s biggest event. However, I am very disappointed in the teams of my African brothers I think all of the African teams underachieved. Even Ghana, the only African team in the knockout rounds underachieved (we all know that they have only themselves to blame for not playing in the final weekend). I fully expect them to rebound and show much better in the next World Cup in Brazil (I would complain about Brazil, but that would be a post in itself and I don’t have the time lol). Mark my words, in 2014 the African and North American teams will make plenty of noise.

What were your final thoughts on the World Cup? Who are your favorites for the next cup in Brazil?

July 11, 2010

A Sad Day For Me

Today was a rough day, but what made it rougher was I knew it was going to come at some point. Today was the last day my family would be regular members of Destiny Worship Center Christian Church in Cedar Hill. The church will be moving its worship services to a new location that will just be too far for us to attend normally after our own relocation. We were really pushing it by continuing to attend after we moved, but we just enjoyed it so much that we put any discomfort for us to the wayside and made the trek each week, but we knew at some point it would have to end.

We started with the church in the fall of 2008 and it was the first church where I was not only a member, but actually excited about attending. In the years before starting to go there I had been to church for a non-funeral service one time back in 1999 (I only remember because I went to church with Cara that one time). In the short couple of years we worshiped there I got baptized and took an active role in the worship service by being in charge of church announcements. The church felt like a second home for me and the pastor certainly challenged me to push myself spiritually and find my true destiny.  I will miss our church family and will try to pop in there every so often to see everyone.  In the meantime, we will begin our quest for a new church home closer to our area.

And for all those in the Dallas area who are looking for a church, I urge you to check out DWC. The people are friendly and I can guarantee you will certainly not leave the same way you came. :)

July 6, 2010

Lebron James Has Taken It To Another Level

Just read that now Lebron James has decided to announce which team he will sign with during an hour-long special on ESPN. Are you kidding me??? King James is slowly becoming a queen of the drama variety. At this point, I would not be surprised if he announced he had decided to sign with the LA Galaxy after falling in love with soccer during the World Cup.

Now, there is no doubt that Lebron James is a one-of-a-kind talent, but I just don’t see the point of dragging all of this out. All it is doing is holding up the rest of the big free agency signings as his decision will set the market for the rest of the big names waiting to sign. If the story is true, I can’t wait for Thursday to be over so I can finally figure out what my team will do to better itself.

July 2, 2010

FIFA Rule Change ASAP

Dear FIFA,

After watching the Ghana game and seeing Uruguay profit by stopping a goal by intentionally stopping the ball with the hands, I think we need a rule change. From now on, balls heading into the goal that are handled intentionally to keep the ball out should be considered a goal in addition to the offending player receiving a red card ejection. This would put an end to the shenanigans in the goal box for tie games.

Thank you,

Pissed off soccer fan