First and foremost let me personally say that I think it is bullshit that Dwight Howard is losing in the poll against Zdeno Chara regarding who would win in a fight. Glad I got that off my chest. Anyway, Bob Bradley is the head coach of the U.S. soccer team, which is heading to the World Cup in South Africa this summer. So why would he not be on our good side? Other than looking more or less like a giant sperm cell, the man had the audacity to drop BC's own Charlie Davies from the roster, 7 months after Davies had been in a car crash that nearly took his life. Granted, Davies can't possibly be in tip-top shape right now, but try telling me that having him on the sidelines during the Cup wouldn't inspire our national team, which would be lucky in the first place to get very far in this tourney, with or without Davies. Now Davies is left feeling like Gerry Bertier after the car crash in Remember the Titans.
I haven't heard from most of the other guys on the roster since SI for Kids launched their "Let's begin to include soccer in our magazine" campaign. I was half-expecting to see Cobi Jones or Eric Wynalda on there somewhere. I mean even Carlos Bocanegra a.k.a. Charlie Blackmouth made the cut. There are other players I just can't stand - take Clint Dempsey for example. His ridiculous rap videos remind me of my phase in 7th grade when I bought high-top Air Force Ones and listened to the likes of Murphy Lee and Mannie Fresh on my Walkman while my mom drove me in my school uniform to Catholic school.
At least having Davies on the team would give the national squad some sort of side story for TV networks to play up. We're gonna have to stick to clips of shitty goals with Brian McBride blowing kisses to the crowd for about the fifth World Cup in a row. Thanks for that Bob Bradley.