Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Canadian Soccer

THERE IS ONLY ONE THING IN SPORTS THAT IS WORSE THAN LOSING…
AND THAT IS NOT GIVING A DAMN…
TODAY MARC WEBER OF THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE WROTE A BRILLIANT STORY THAT DETAILED THE DISASTER…THAT HAS BECOME OUR MEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM…
ON FRIDAY THE WORLD CUP BEGINS IN SOUTH AFRICA…AND FOR THE 6TH STRAIGHT TIME…
CANADA WILL NOT BE INVOLVED…
IT IS NO SECRET THE BLAME BEGINS AND ENDS WITH THE CANADAIN SOCCER ASSOCIATION…
A GROUP THAT DEFINES THAT UNIQUE MIXTURE OF “IGNORANCE AND ARROGANCE”…
THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING…
IN THE LAST 3 QUALIFYING ATTEMPTS FOR THE WORLD CUP…
CANADA HAS GONE A MISERABLE 2-10-6…
ALTHOUGH THE GREATEST EMBARASSMENT BELONGS TO OUR “UNDER 20 TEAM” THAT HOSTED THE WORLD IN 2007…
A TEAM THAT WENT 0-3 AND FAILED TO SCORE A SINGLE GOAL…
THIS FROM A COUNTRY THAT HAS NEARLY 3 MILLION PEOPLE PLAYING THE GAME…
CANADA HAS 17 TIMES THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED PLAYERS AS COSTA RICA AND 14 TIMES AS MANY HONDURAS…
COUNTRIES THAT ROUTINELY KICK OUR BUTTS IN WORLD CUP QUALIFYING…
CURRENTLY THIS COUNTRY IS RANKED 63RD IN THE WORLD…RIGHT BEHIND MACEDONIA AND IRAN…
DESPITE IT ALL…NOBODY AT THE CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION EVER LOSES THEIR JOB…
IN THE WORDS OF FORMER NATIONAL GOALKEEPER CRAIG FORREST:
“HALF OF THEM DON’T EVEN KNOW THE GAME…AND THEY’RE NOT ACCOUNTABLE”…
AND THERE IS THE KEY…
A COMPLETE LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY…
AND UNTIL THAT CHANGES…NOTHING WILL CHANGE…
TO UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR ATHLETES ARE CAPABLE OF…
SIMPLY LOOK TO THE VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS…
THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CREATED A PROGRAM CALLED “OWN THE PODIUM”…
WE INVESTED IN OUR ATHLETES…WHICH GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD…
THE RESULT WAS 14 GOLD MEDALS…
THE MOST EVER WON BY ANY COUNTRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WINTER GAMES…
THE 2014 WORLD CUP WILL BE HELD IN BRAZIL…
AND WHO KNOWS…IF WE LEARN TO GIVE A DAMN…WE MIGHT JUST GET AN INVITATION TO THE PARTY…

1 comment:

Jay said...

Totally agree!