Tuesday, June 13, 2006

One for the Blogroll

Brit blogger Clive Davis is the soul of droll. He seldom fails to make me grin. Speaking of the World Cup, he quotes from Dave Eggers' piece on "American schoolkids' unfulfilled love affair with the game:"

The beauty of soccer for very young people is that, to create a simulacrum of the game, it requires very little skill. There is no other sport that can bear such incompetence. With soccer, 22 kids can be running around, most of them aimlessly, or picking weeds by the sidelines, or crying for no apparent reason, and yet the game can have the general appearance of an actual soccer match.

Davis adds, "Which sounds remarkably similar to England's performance on Saturday."