Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Everyone watches the World Cup 

Even Americans who don't like soccer! Bill Simmons may not be a soccer fan, but his ten reasons for watching the World Cup are pretty much on the money. And, on top of his many great points (you're watching the best of the best, no one will ever switch off a penalty shootout, etc) he brings up an hilarious, excellent suggestion:

3. The red card/yellow card thing. Nonsensical, completely arbitrary, even crooked to some degree … I love it. Why hasn't the NBA adopted this yet? Can you imagine how many yellows and reds the Mavericks would have gotten in the Finals?

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