Need an opinion

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Ghost, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    I am a newspaper reporter and I was just out at this weekend function here in Georgia, and I saw this white, red-headed, middle class teenager wearing a knockoff jersey of the Mexican National Team.

    Should I have ...

    a) been happy and optimistic to see that a youngster thinks it's cool to wear a soccer jersey in a big group of teenagers


    b) cracked a beer bottle over his head for daring to wear the jersey of the arch-enemy on American soil.
    Granted I'm not sure how that would go over, given that I was on duty and it was a church-related function. :)

    I'm just asking for future reference.
  2. crestuden

    crestuden New Member

    Apr 5, 2001
    Be glad he was wearing a jersey. I know all kinds of people that wear jerseys and apperal(sp?) for teams they have no connections with. They either like the colors or think the team is cool.
  3. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    Should have gone with B and claimed it was holy water.

  4. blitzzfan

    blitzzfan Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    St. George, UT
    If it's a church function doesn't one have the moral obligation to set the kid straight?

    Furthermore, aren't we all "on duty" all the time when it comes to soccer?
  5. UncleSam527

    UncleSam527 Member

    Jan 14, 2002
  6. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    And how could a good church-going kid wear the jersey of the devil's team? I could have claimed the "holy water" was all part of an exorcism, given his team of choice. :)
  7. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    If it was a Hernandez jersey, I'm gonna drive down and kick your ass for not exorcising him ;)

  8. galaxyfan03

    galaxyfan03 Member

    Jul 4, 2001
    Glendale, California
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DEFINITELY, B, every day of the week & twice on Sunday.
  9. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    New England Revolution
    if it was holy water he probably could've done something wholly different with the bottle.
    p.s. anyone else see the Pope drooling this weekend while giving mass?
  10. footiegrrrl

    footiegrrrl New Member

    May 22, 2002
    Be glad he was wearing a jersey. I know all kinds of people that wear jerseys and apperal(sp?) for teams they have no connections with. They either like the colors or think the team is cool. ex-hubby took a vacation to Cancun and brought our daughter back a Mexican National Team Jersey which she promptly wore to school because it was "cool". And she has no love at all for the Mexican National Team - especially Hernandez...she thinks he dives so much because he's old and can't beat the younger players unless he cheats. Of course, she also thinks anyone who plays soccer, is over 26, and can't run like Donovan & Beasley needs to retire!! But, the best part of the story is that my daughter said all the kids at school said " jersey, but that team is so dirty!!" Lots of knowledgeable 6th graders here!
  11. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    C) Walked up to him and asked him where he got the jersey, thereby finding out if he even knows it's a soccer jersey, much less a Mexican soccer jersey. Who knows, maybe the kid has 20 jerseys at home and he was only wearing this one because it pisses off his father (who's a huge US soccer fan who grew up in the same neighborhood as did Josh Wolff and Clint Mathis and can't stand any American - much less his son! - supporting Mexico).
  12. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eddie's a priest? cool. I'm going to have to start going to church again. actually no, because sunday morning is soccer playing time.
  13. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    very true. I actually own a Barca jersey cuz of that reason.
  14. timmy409

    timmy409 Red Card

    Apr 3, 2002
    i would got the priest to... i mean i wouildt have done nothing
  15. Hey Waft Man

    Hey Waft Man Member

    Feb 17, 1999
    Colchester, CT
    Well! Isn't that just special?

    We find a soccer jersey on the rack at the local den of conspicuous consumption. It's got pretty colors. It's priced right. How convenient! We break a few commandments:
    Worshiping another God.
    Bowing down to a graven image.
    Disrespecting a church-related function.
    Wearing a knockoff instead of a licensed product.
    Coveting something that belongs to our neighbor.

    Could it be someone has led us down this evil path? Could it be someone is whispering in our ear, "Mexico! Mexico! Mexico!"? Could it be, oh, I don't know...
  16. HoytClagwell

    HoytClagwell BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 15, 2002
    Florida parishes
    Ghost, if you'd walked to within three feet of him, he'd have flopped to the ground on his own.
  17. Topo

    Topo Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    If it's a church-related function, there is only one recourse. Beat the ************er senseless with a the good book. That's what it was made for to bring the wrath of god down upon the heathens.
  18. MightyYank

    MightyYank New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Livingston, NJ
    Wearing non-American jerseys

    Okay.. as a soccer fan you have the inalienable right to wear a CLUB jersey for any team in the world. Yes we should all support our local MLS teams.. but nothing wrong with wearing and EPL, Liga, Serie A etc... club team jersey.

    As far as wearing national team jerseys... there's only one you can wear if you consider yourself an American... let me give you a hint.. its white with red/blue strips on the side (or any past version for us old timers). To wear any other nation's team shirt, especially from that disgrace of a football team Mejico, should be treated as nothing less than treason... punishable with life w/o parole in a Federal Prison.

    Sincerely yours,
    George W. Bush
  19. agaig

    agaig New Member

    Jan 2, 2002
    If I bought my 12 or 8 year old a Mexico jersey, they would gang up on me and try to kick MY ass.
  20. agaig

    agaig New Member

    Jan 2, 2002
    good stuff
  21. rob88

    rob88 Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Mexico city
    Nat'l Team:
    There are also white skinned mexicans.
    When I was a kid, I was read-headed.
  22. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Umm....How did you find this thread?????

    I do have to agree with you though. My nephew, who is 100% American but ethnically 3/4 Mexican and 1/4 Filipino, also had red hair when he was younger and was as white as an albino.

    Regardless I talk smack to anyone wearing an El Tri jersey unless I know for sure they are from Mexico.:D
  23. mcnaulty21

    mcnaulty21 Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriously, a 5 yo thread??
    I was on campus when US played Mexico earlier this year and I went down to the hall store to grab a pizza during halftime. A (white, American) buddy of mine was working and I noticed he was wearing a knock-off Mexico jersey. I informed him of his treason and made him pay for my pizza. He felt guilty and obliged.
  24. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    I'm an American who lived several years in Mexico working... I met and knew many Mexicans who looked many different ways.. For example, In Mexico City I was friends with an entire family of Mexicans of 100% Irish decent. Three generations. They were big Cruz Azul fans...;)
    I knew Korean/Mexicans and German/Mexicans... ...

    The question posed by this thread is based on an assumption.. A reporter should not make assumptions..:p
  25. Narc83

    Narc83 Member+

    Jul 21, 2007
    I think that if the US Mens kit needs to be redesigned. It should not be a standard adidas or nike design, it should be unique and visually kick-ass. Mexico's jersey looks substantially nicer than the US Jersey. My favorite colors are blue and red, US flag has both those so why does the US Kit look so lame?

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