Please root for me at the World Soccer Cup

Just a heads up that I’m going to be a little busy today. I think I’m ready for the challenge. I’ve done my stretches and had five Red Bulls. Please root for me as I take on Costa Rica…

I think my biggest challenge will be passing the ball to myself.
I think my biggest challenge will be passing the ball to myself.

I wonder if I will get called for “off-sides?”

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writerโ€™s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

20 thoughts on “Please root for me at the World Soccer Cup”

      1. Well, if I’m being perfectly honest, I didn’t watch the game. Even though I’m Dutch, I spend more time reading your blog than watching soccer, or any sport…come to think of it, I don’t even have a TV;)
        (so I really was rooting for Ned, just not the way most Dutch people would.)

        That said, you’re welcome!;)

  1. Ah, that word again. Over here, down under, root has an entirely different meaning and while I know yours, I will support you, and hope there are not too many off sides, but root for you, no way!

    1. I think I get the gist of what “root” means in Aussie. We had an Australian exchange student in school who kept asking for a rubber, which he explained was an “eraser” in Aussie; In the U.S., it is slang for “condom.” Needless to say, most of the students at my school started asking their teachers for rubbers on a regular basis…

  2. Ned, you’ve always been a little off-side. It’s only about the degrees for today, but then we’re just moving into quibbling, not dribbling,.territory. Ole, ole, ole ole ole, SCORE!

  3. Did you win???
    I see this was from several days ago…have you come down off the rafters yet? For me one Red bull=7 fun-filled days of heart palpitations and a very clean house.

    1. Yes, I WON! Then I played as goalie for Brazil and… well, it didn’t go well for them. But it’s going to be Ned vs Germany in the finals, so I’m resting up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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