Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rugby is in the air.

Did you know that the 2007 Mens IRB Rugby World Cup started this past weekend in France?

I mentioned this to the work lunch group and they gazed at me with incomprehension. World Cup? Rugby? So I decided to blog about it, in hopes of educating the Americans reading this blog who don't know this either. The World Cup is a [finger quotes] large event that involves [finger quotes] THE WORLD. You may remember it from things like the 1999 bad ass US women's soccer champions, or last year's mens soccer debacle where head butting was all the rage. However, although most people know all about Soccer/Football World Cup, they don't even know when the Rugby World Cup is going on (or even that it exists). Well the US Men's Eagles aren't very good due to being years behind in terms of development, however, they were praised for playing a tough match against England in the opener. They lost 28-10 and then lost another tough match to Tonga today 25 - 15. Hopefully they can get a win in their next game against Samoa on Sept 26th. FYI, the US Women Eagle, are good and consistently are one of the top 8 teams in the world.

Also, did you know that the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup started this past week? Well you should because they kick ass and are awesome to watch. The US Women's National Team tied Korea 2-2 yesterday in a debacle where the goals were scored while a US player was off the field getting stitched and they were playing down a player. They should bounce back to be the dominant team they usually are. The WNT takes on Sweden on Sept 14th and will be on live at 5:30 am.

Also, I want to wish the Scottsdale Lady Blues good luck this weekend as they kick off the SoCal Union season with a tough match against the San Diego Surfers. I won't be on the field since I will already be out of town for the wedding but will send my special winning powers to them via wiretap. It's always a good match up and a very physical close game with a great party afterward. I do miss rugby.

In other news, my fiance got a black eye playing frisbee last night 10 days before the wedding...should I be worried or just kill him?

4 comments:

la chaser said...

Oh yes, and the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA finals and trailing the Detroit Shock 2-1 in a best of 5 game series. Phoenix is going to win on Thursday and pull off the upset in Detroit to claim the title. Go DEE Go!

joe studer said...

Please don't kill TJ for getting a black eye, I already had my suit drycleaned for the wedding. The black eye look would be hot for wedding pictures, or he can apply vagisil and a bag of frozen corn to reduce swelling, bruising, itching, redness and minor discomfort. Detroit Shock?? Thats what I had when I went to a Detroit HUD Housing project for a warranty claim.

Susana said...

Ironically, I just passed a bar in Quito that advertised that it was showing the Rugby World Cup on their tv's in the bar...

RamblingRags said...

Just browsing & came accross your site, & the word rugby caught my eye. I have just done a bit of a post on rugby - I am a South African/Springbok supporter & watched the the Springbok/Eagles game last night - there were some good moments by the Eagles, but unfortunately they are not in the calibre of the stronger teams. Still it's always great to see the spirit which the less established rugby playing nations display, despite the odds against them. It would be great as South Africans to see our team win the cup again -we have a good chance but the mighty All Blacks stand in the way!