Monday, May 18, 2009

David vs. Goliath: Beckham & Obama Lead World Cup Charge

The English footballing galaxy packed into Wembley this morning for the ceremonial unveiling of the country's latest bid to host the World Cup. FA Chairman Lord Triesman is organizing the effort, which will be stamped over with David Beckham's golden grin.

Sadly though for trophy-starved Ingerland, there is at least one equally magical genius of international acclaim standing in the way of their proposed hospitality.

Said President Obama, vouching for Sunil & Co., in a letter to FIFA's Septic president:

"As a child, I played soccer on a dirt road in Jakarta, and the game brought the children of my neighborhood together... As a father, I saw that same spirit of unity alive on the fields and sidelines of my own daughters’ soccer games in Chicago.”

By contrast, England frontman David Beckham sought to remind the world of his homeland's priapismic hard-on for the beautiful game:
"The passion doesn't just stop at Premier League level. It's from the grass-roots and the amateur leagues right through every league, including the dark recesses of League One, where the Norwich City Canaries will fight fate and push for a return to the Colaship in 2010." (I made up those last 18 words)

The happy-ending scenario being bandied about by the English press involves the Americans and English teaming up (like in Iraq!), with each country backing the other as England targets 2018 and the U.S. sits back for 2022.

Here are some relevant (and informative) links:

*Football's Coming Home!-- Err I mean, Please, football, come visit for a few weeks nine years from now!

*Breaking down the existential threats to plans for an Anglo-American Axis of World Cup hosting... Greedy Spanish thieves!

*Hey, who let Shrek in the shot?? The game report from Wembley.

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