A cheap shot

Many sports are boring to watch, at least on TV– NASCAR, bowling, hockey. Others are imports of no interest to this American– Rugby, cricket, curling. But I loathe only one: soccer.

Stephen Moore once said:

No other activity in life requires so much effort for so little reward. Ninety-nine point nine percent of the action in a soccer game has virtually no bearing on the outcome of the game. Herein may lie the explanation for why so many of my government-bureaucrat neighbors in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. have a love affair with soccer.

Yes, he’s on to something. Soccer mirrors the futility of socialism itself. Moore continues:

We need to begin to channel our kids energies into more productive activities: baseball, football, tennis… even smoking would be an improvement.

Admit it, you laughed.

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