Anyone remember and miss those IBM TV ads that use to run during the first quarter of Monday Night Football games? You know, the ones when MNF was on free TV and MacGyver defused a bomb with a cooking mitt in the hour beforehand. Dating myself now.
Who wins this Saturday? The home town so-close Honduran side or the visiting Dempsey-less Yanks?
You already know the subplots, especially:
• Who fills Dempsey’s cleats? Is it a member of the Benny! & Stu show? Is it Feilhaber who has worked his way into the good graces again of Bradley (you’ve never been out of mine BF…you hear me!)? Is it Stu Holden who has been consistently impressive upon his call-up to the senior sqaud and wants to emulate Eric Cantona (3:14 min)? Or is it Paco Torres, everyone’s favorite Mexican leaguer who only gets air time south of the border? TSG needs more Torres coverage — coming up after this round of qualifiers.
• Will it be Stevie C, who was were last time….in 2001 as a 21-year-old or will it be Jonathan Spector, all of 23 who played the first game against La H?
• With Coach B worried about yellow card accumulation, which potential starter may be shelved at Estadio Olimpico? TSG says if you’re already worried about yellow card accumulation and worse, if you’re speaking about it in public, it sends the wrong message. Just don’t talk about it. Go get the win.
Let’s go U.S…..I’ll see you all after the clash, however I will be updating TSG after during and after the match. Big game here, even if TSG is one of the few pubs that think so.
*Note, in BB’s presser yesterday he suggests that it’s between Benny and Stu for the starting nod and that yellow cards will play a material role in his team selection.
My brother will be going kicking off the customary Orange Wedges running commentary / game day post later this afternoon.