Last fall Merlin and Starling both played soccer for a little while. Then it became super inconvenient because they both had games at different times and so I took Merlin off of his team so I wouldn’t have to spend my entire Saturday watching little kids whiff away at a spotted ball. Starling quit a week later because it was boring and she hated one of the girls on her team for being ugly.
Anywhoo, I just found out that soccer is an actual sport game, like baseball, except European and classy. They even call it football, which is confusing. People who like soccer, I mean football, wear scarves and are called hooligans. Grown men play it and sometimes even women, but just not on real teams.
There are even American football teams, but here they are called soccer, like the children’s games (I know!). Right now the players are deciding to go on strike, like teachers do all of the time. There was a picture of some local hooligans in our paper this morning and you will never guess who was sitting in the front row; my most hipster friend, Ty! I had no idea he liked soccer even, but he has a scarf, so I guess it is true. Some of them were interviewed about the strike. In my humble opinion, it would be a shame if they went on strike.
I think I might really enjoy getting to know more about this fascinating sport.