Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Poor USA, Poor Poor Celtic Edition of Soccer Top 10

Who the hell knows?  No hay banda!   

I honestly do dig soccer quite a bit, and would defend my right to call it what it is in my native dialect, 'soccer', against any who might disaprove. I mention this because, as much as we Yankees catch flak for our famed coolness to the game, and as much as xenophobia on our part does factor into that, how exactly does this cultural quirk either pick your pocket or break your leg estrangeiro?  For all the talk about American arrogance in this and other realms of interaction, much of it perfectly true to be clear, there is also just as clearly a strong sense of hegemonic entitlement within the culture of international foottie; a perceived moral right to be considered the only truly important form of competition by everyone everywhere; to the point where even suggesting that basketball or judo might be even kind of awesome in comparision to soccer is considered to be in itself proof of backwards provencialism.  It is precisely this attitude that has led various overlapping competitions to be scheduled without the slightest regard for obviously inferior other sports.  The plague of massive cheating & match fixing is simply the obvious consequence of the glut of redundant, maniacally hyped, and overbloated tournaments which were spawned by this superior attitude.  But anyway.

1.  Barcelona
2. Juventus
3. Bayern Munich
4. Manchester United
5. Corinthians
6. Porto
7. Real Madrid
8. Paris St. Germain
9.  Shaktar Donetsk
10. Dortmund

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