Category Archives: Yaks

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Dedicated Follower of Fascism

If you think I’m going to wait until the United States has safely beaten Belize for mocking Mexico and Canada for their opening night Gold Cup pratfalls, you’re absolutely right.  I’m not cracking a single smile until around ten o’clock tonight. If and when I do, though, I’ll be in …

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The cupcake exists, and it’s Caribbean

So I’ve been skimming the occasional post about Mexico’s qualification troubles, and while I don’t want to pour gas on the fire, I should point out one thing.  Brian Ching is something like 37 years old, and has been cap-tied to the US for over a decade.  So you might …

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We gave at the Office

I had an idea during the Jamaica game.  The next time BeIn Sports has a game, and we have this cavalcade of complaints about it, how about a bunch of us pretend to have BeIn Sports, go on Twitter, and basically lie our fingers off?  We can finish with the …

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Slow news week

Apparently some group of people in Bavaria have conquered Europe.  But as an American, I don’t have time for that.  Maybe I’ll get around to it in a year or two. So, the US National Team played another game, and there was another run on anti-depressants.  We may have to …

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Stolen: one point – culprits last seen fleeing Mexico City

Pessimists are happier people than optimists, if you ask me.  Optimists are generally disappointed, while pessimists get to be pleasantly surprised. Ya know what, before we go any further, let’s look at the Kyle Dane Hexagonal chart, as it stands right this second.  (For those of you just joining us …

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Mental Organism Designed Only for Klinsmann

Has it really been fifteen years since John Harkes was captain for life?  Wow. Anyway, younglings, trust me that whenever the national team is de-captainated, there is, shall we say, a period of adjustment.  Trust me even more that compared to the Harkes affair – er, sorry – the current …

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USMNT – Juergen’s Run; or, it’s a long way to Tippeligaen

I don’t know how you go about proving that, on a worldwide basis, club really trumps country.  But having two weeks of training for the bottom 1/3 of the roster, while having 48 hours to prepare for a World Cup qualifier, must say something. Some of what it says is, …

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USMNT – Cups and cakes, cups and cakes, oh what sweet things Mother makes

My son was pretty stressed out after the US-Canada game Tuesday night.  He’s not used to seeing the Nats play that poorly. Of course, it was also past his bedtime. Also, he’s two. So that’s his excuse.  I don’t know about the rest of you, though. You’re speed-dialing your medical marijuana …

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In which Clint Dempsey becomes an honorary Jamaican citizen

Over the weekend, the American fanbase went through one of its periodic collective meltdowns over the national team’s failure to make a satisfying enough “squish” sound when stepping on a minnow.  But, as both Antigua and Barbuda have been trying to tell us all summer, they’re not just a bunch …

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If this had been a real emergency

My computer has been in the shop for the past week, which is why I’m not exactly up to the minute here.  Pretend you’ve been organizing a boycott of my insensitivity and ignorance (well, more so than usual), because I had a real problem with having this game held on September 11 to …