The great rotund one and ruler of all things FIFA Sepp Blatter has opened his big pasty mouth, and once again nothing of any use came out. This story has made the rounds on the interwebs so most people are aware of it already but I figured since I have an outlet for my rants I should make use of it. Here's a link to a story which contains his foolish remarks. The man is supremely misinformed and what will follow is for you sepp, should your bloated self make it over to this blog at some point I hope you read closely because I'm gonna do my best to correct your stupidity.
"American football plays in winter
No that's wrong. "American Football" plays in the fall with only a very limited number of playoff games being actually played in the winter.
or they can only play from March to October
Also very wrong. We play from March to October to avoid competition with...the NCAA, NFL, NBA, and the NHL. MLS can spout on about playing the cold all they like, and while that would definitely crush attendance numbers it's competition not the Cold they're afraid of. But if you are a subscriber of the valid (if slightly of base) "It's too F*@king Cold" argument then you can also point out that in the
which means you are not in the right season
Sepp do you actually pay attention to world soccer? Or do you just pay attention to western-European soccer?
The best American players are playing here, and this is the basic problem with the MLS
If this is the problem with MLS then this is problem with every country in the world outside of
This next stupid bit is from the article itself
MLS has said it hopes to eventually make the switch but it can't for now because it shares several stadiums with NFL teams. Eight MLS teams are in football stadiums built for the league, two share with NFL teams that are controlled by the same owners as the football club, and
shares with NFL teams through 2009 before moving into its own stadium. New York
I don't believe this in the least. MLS may want to end the season a bit later or start it a bit earlier to resolve conflicts, but I do not believe MLS will ever play by a Western European schedule.
Back to the stupidity of Sepp
This league was founded after the 1994 World Cup, but is still struggling to get the position they should have according to the number of football players there are in the
All this shows is that Sepp once again does not understand the way soccer (or sports a whole) is traditionally viewed in this country. There may be literally millions of soccer players in this country, but most are little kids. The same way that I was a kid when MLS was founded and became a season ticket holder as I aged, a good bit of these kids will too. But that's going to take time seppy-boy this stuff doesn't just happen overnight. After all, this league is only 14 years old.
The league has not found yet its position. It can only find its position if the league has its own stadiums."
In the last ten years MLS has built Seven Soccer Specific stadiums and has plans on the books to build three more (five if we count Portland and Vancouver) for a league that many critics still believe will fail. I don't know what he's bitching about, but considering how long stadium plans take to get approved and then built that's impressive. I believe Liverpool FC has been trying to get their new stadium opened since 2003, and even now it still is looking iffy for 2012. In the end all Sepp did by opening his trap was prove how ignorant to American sports he really is. That's enough rambling for today. Have your say at the bottom, I know this story isn't exactly breaking news, but if ya want feel free to let me know if you agree or disagree with me.