Thursday, July 08, 2004

Soccer and Uch's Girlfriends

From Greg Lalas on his weekly MLS commentary

It's kind of like this: In the European leagues, you've got four Keira Knightleys and 14 Ally Sheedys. Even if Keira has a bad hair day and shows up unshowered and wearing a Hanson t-shirt, you're still going try your luck with her before you settle for Ally. Right? Right. On the flipside, MLS is a bunch of midlevel beauties, Selma Blair, Sandra Bullock, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and the like. None of them are stunning but you wouldn't throw any of them out of bed for eating crackers. However, if Sandra Bullock shows up at Starbucks hungover and puffy-eyed and Selma Blair shows up in a little black dress, odds are Selma gets the nod. (Unless you like the I-was-out-late-and-puked look, in which case, more power to you.) Next time, the roles might be reversed, and Sandra will win your heart.

That's what parity does. It makes every MLS game that much more important because even the slightest discrepancy in performance from week to week, even minute to minute, might mean the difference between a glorious one night stand with Keira Knightley and an uncomfortable breakfast with Ally Sheedy.


At July 8, 2004 at 7:35 PM, Blogger Uch said...

I guess I'm an MLS kind-of-guy. I've actually met and hung with all of those midlevel gals. Can't say the same for either Keira or Ally.

And, by the way, that's way too many Ally Sheedy references for a 24-hour period.


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