Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympics tilt

F*ckin shit...

Last night, despite the fact that the first preseason games of NFL started, I ended up watching Olympics soccer because... well, my team was playing against Team USA. It was basically the two of thes shittier teams in the division that are going at it but hey, I will never miss Japan v USA. Now for those of you who are casual soccer fans, don't get your panties up in a bunch and tell me how great US is in soccer also because this is an under 22 (with a few exceptions) league and the division also includes Nigeria and the Netherlands (apparent 2 year champs of the U-22 league).

Anyways, Japan generally sucks cuz we have all these guys who could do a lot of things with the ball and has good speed but no one that can score. Basically, no finisher and that has always been the thing about Japan's soccer teams, whether it's the actual Japan national team or the U-22 league. But it doesn't help when the official blows two fuckin calls. Two calls that were in the penalty box that would have resulted in a penalty kick which for all intensive purposes are considered a guarantee.

Here's an excerpt from an article:

After taking the lead, the U.S. was intent on defending it and did so capably, albeit with a bit of luck. Midfielder-turned-defender Maurice Edu was fortunate on at least two occasions not to be called for a penalty kick after committing fouls in the box, but Senegalese referee Badara Diatta turned a blind eye.

Said a relieved Edu: “It was pretty intense toward the end of the game as they were pushing a lot of bodies forward. There were a lot of scrambles in the box, but the referee made the right decisions to let certain plays go on.”


I mean seriously dude... TWO missed calls? At least call one. Do your f*ckin job!!!! This is the only game that Japan had the chance to win/tie. Jesus...

Now, Japan definitely had their chances so the fact that they didn't capitalize on any of several very good looks at the goal is where Japan sucks. But when they get unlucky with the calls, there's no way they could even sniff the victory...

What a way to start the olympics.

11 comments:

かず said...

You should have known better about Japan.
こうなるのはいつもの事、前の晩の女子サッカーも全く同じ、ゴール前でパスしまくって終わり、それが日本のサッカー、飽きもせず毎年同じ事やってる。もっと単純に、野球もそうだけど、ゴール目掛けて強くシュートする事忘れてるよ。これで今回のオリンピックも終わりだな。

Mike Maloney said...

Olympic soccer is so irrelevant. You have the World Cup, and even the Euroes, and the best the Olympics can do is throw out an U-22 rule and kill a lot of the worldwide interest? Screw that.

And that's ignoring the idea that having Olympic games played before the Opening Cerermonies is just dumb. (Yes, I know why they do it, it's still dumb)

Schaubs said...

Suck it up you whiny baby poopy pants.

It's just soccer!

Instant Tragedy said...

Score more goals!

:-)

IT

Instant Tragedy said...

Score more goals!

:-)

IT

Instant Tragedy said...

Score more goals!

:-)

IT

kurokitty said...

It's tough for Japan to win on the road, especially if the road is China.

Instant Tragedy said...

Score more goals!

:-)

IT

Instant Tragedy said...

Score more goals!

:-)

IT

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Schaubs, where's canada? Go back to curling, f@g!

Schaubs said...

Are you seriously asking me where Canada is???

It's right above the USA, it's considered part of the continent of North America...

;)

I thought Japan was only good at Judo...

Oh and video games. I love Nintendo.