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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Walking The Walk


There is a reason why the Ghana Black Stars were talking about their pending match with Brazil even though they had not yet beaten the United States - it was a foregone conclusion. Who concerns themselves with bulletinboard material when your opponent is the Detroit Lions? Who worries about motivating the opponent when you're playing the Kansas City Royals (without their pine tar). Who worries about giving the Golden State Warriors motivation? (can't jones on the Clippers any more) That is just how lightly esteemed the US soccer team is, and at the same time the Ghana Black stars are just that good. It's one thing when someone talks the talk but can't walk the walk, ala Roberto "No Mas" Duran or Donald "We'll be greeted as liberators" Rumsfeld, but the Black Stars backed up every word that they spoke. Keep in mind the fact that Ghana shut out a Czech Republic team that was pegged to challenge for the World Cup, so the US didn't exactly lose to a bunch of scrubs - they lost to a team that will give Brazil, the NY Yankees of World Cup soccer, all that they can handle Tuesday morning (10 AM EST).

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien said, "We did our best today. We did it for Ghana and the whole of Africa so they should keep cheering us." I believe that Africans throughout the diaspora will continue cheering for the Ghana Black Stars - I know that I will.

Emancipated by Athanasius @ 5:57 PM

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I certainly will too. Maybe I am a traitor but I was rooting for the Ghana team and I too would like a jersey if they continue to live up their own words. The problem is I am also rooting for Brazil...During the World Cup I am often rooting for the "third world" countries...but Brazil has always been my fave since Pele.

Posted by Blogger DJ Diva @ Friday, June 23, 2006 2:43:00 PM #

Enjoyed a lot!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Friday, November 17, 2006 8:45:00 PM #
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