From: Jackson Tn
Steiner, in Ambroses' 1954 ground breaking expose on rubbish games: Rubbish Games America Invented But The World Didn't Want, Ambrose forcefully made the case, and ultimately proved beyond doubt, that BPB only took hold in America because your average American needed something, anything, to take their minds off the mind numbing tedium that is Baseball, American Football and the other one......er...basketball. Fact - cos Ambrose said so - so there, ya boo sucks to you matey.
OOOOOHHHH. You just put me in my place - NOT.
As Ambrose wrote in The True History of the World's Gayest Sport - Soccer, "Soccer didn’t always suck. About a thousand years ago, natives on the American continent played a sport that was prophetically named pasuckuakohowog–we’re not making this up–which featured teams of up to 500 people apiece playing on fields one mile long. Players kicked balls toward a goal just as they do in modern soccer. Unlike modern soccer, however, they wore warpaint and committed atrocities upon their opponents, using weapons and breaking bones as a matter of routine. Whatever your feelings were about atrocities, there was one thing you had to admit about pasuckuakohowog: it was interesting to watch. Something happened during the games.
For scientific purposes, I tried to watch the Austria-Cameroon match last weekend. At halftime, the two teams were locked in a fierce 0-0 tie. I shut it off and spent the rest of the night staring out my window.
The following day, Bulgaria and Paraguay played to a thrilling 0-0 tie. Belgium and the Netherlands followed up the next night by renewing their heated rivalry in exhilarating goalless fashion
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman