My name is Eric, and I’m an American. I like good beer, old cars, head-hunting linebackers, chin music, posterizing dunks and botched National Anthems.
I was raised by a man with an OU Sooners tattoo on his calf. I love American sports. I do, however, have a dirty little secret. I also love soccer.
Yes, the other football. Spare me the “boorrrriiiiiiing,” alright? Sure, the 33rd minute of a goalless midseason EPL match might drag a bit, but no more so than two offensively inept NFL teams in a 9-6 “defensive battle” or an 18% team shooting night in an NCAA Basketball Final.
I assure you that soccer is worth worshiping just like any other sport.