Monday, December 17, 2007

Way to go, Andrew

On Sunday, wishing to avoid the Cowboys' inevitable comeuppance against the Eagles, I suggested a switch of sport, changing channel to ESPN for the NCAA Men's Soccer final between Wake Forest and Ohio State. As we joined the game, Ohio State was protecting a 1-0 lead with 34 minutes to go.

After a whole two minutes of pinpoint passing and a couple of near scoring chances, Mr. Ross complained that no-one ever actually scores in soccer, so I reluctantly switched back to the NFL. I am here to report, then, that the Demon Deacons scored in the 66th and 79th minutes to take a well earned and tense 2-1 victory.

New rule: no-one ever actually scores in soccer while Andrew is watching.


Andrew Ross said...

It's true. I remember watching the 1994 World Cup final on Univision so I could hear the announcer yell "GOOOOOL"... no goals. He had to settle for yelling it during penalty kicks, which isn't the same thing at all.

David D said...

Yeah, that game was rubbish. Both teams were terrified of losing, and megastar Roberto Baggio missed the vital penalty. Not exactly an advertisement for the sport.