Wednesday, May 3

Soccer can get fiercely competitive

The hooligans haven't even landed yet and already the World Cup action is hotting up. In Korea alone, ten thousand women are vying the opportunity to perkily shake their poms poms and form human pyramids for their country. It's reassuring to know that there are so many limber females out there who are standing by, ready to rally the crowd at a moment's notice.

This batch of contenders seems be fairly matched but Miss Lower-Left-Corner wants it just that little bit more than everyone else. She knows that this is the culmination of everything that life has to offer. She won't hesitate to kneecap somebody to get a place on the squad. Yeah, this is the big leagues. This is it! Bring! It! On! Beeyotches! Why all the fierce competition and mild cussing? A lot of it has to do with the dream of wearing the special World Cup cheerleading uniforms.

And that's just the training gear. The onfield costumes are much more official looking and inspire heart-swelling patriotism.

But it's not the cheerleaders who will have exciting new uniforms. Because the World Cup is held in Germany this year, we can also expect a few efficiency-enhancing changes to the referee stylings. No need to reach for the shirt pocket when your entire body can be used to warn offending players.

The number of yellow cards might seem a bit excessive but then again some of those wild card teams tend to have trouble playing by the rules.

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At 3:35 AM, Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

If that's what World Cup does to Korean women, bring some my way! ... I can't wait for this one to start

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see what the World Cup does to Brazilian women.


At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Ellie said...

My mother, a 40-something Korean woman and soccer fanatic, does not parade around in soccer themed beachwear...

however, last time round she managed to break two of my wooden spoons from excitement. Needless to say, I'll be hiding them this year.


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