Slow, slow morning in the South Florida blogosphere. It won't take you but two sips of your coffee to get through your morning Sift...
A- A few comments on yesterday's soccer game from Eye on Miami.
Our guys did well. We did well enough to win against Ghana in a game where we were lucky as against Algeria. There is still a big gap between the skill level of the world's top players and ours. When Landon Donovan said, after the game, that "we were a little naive", I guess what he meant that the US still needs to play more physically and brutally to make up the difference. The gap is much narrower than it used to be, but as long as millions of parents are driving kids to soccer practices, that is how it will remain. That is not to say that we will never win a World Cup. Advanced selection and training systems are already in place that have turned professional football into a human form of thoroughbred racing. I wonder, where is the joy of the beautiful game in that?B- The late Commissioner Arthur Teele gets a mural and The Reid Report thinks it's all wrong.
The mural is a chessboard, with a fallen piece that depicts the fact that “the king has fallen.” Lord have mercy. And I should also mention that Miami is broke, and can’t even afford to rehab its historic once-segregated beach, Virginia Key….