Cheers and Jeers is coming a little early so I can comment on the oncoming gladiator battle that is World Cup. Now I thought the best way to express the joys of the elite eight competitions is to compare it what we Americans know a little better College Basketball. Plus it keeps up the college basketball theme of the NBA draft.
World Cup Matchups
Some Quick Cheering and Jeering....
Cheers: Adam Morrison's Mustache. According to reliable sources (EA Sports) Adam Morrison's Mustache and possibly Adam Morrison will spend the summer in a van solving mysteries.
Cheers: David Noel getting drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks. The sole regular player that stayed at UNC following the 2005 Championship, Noel led the upstart Tar Heels to a decent showing. Glad to see he'll join the five other Tar Heels that were drafted last year.
Jeers: To corruption. The Italian Soccer League is embroiled in an investigation alleging fixed matches, point fixing, bribery and a host of other charges. On the eve of the start of the trial one of the key figures, Gianluca Pessota, fell off the top of a three story building onto a car. Nothing to see here. Move along you lookie loos.
Jeers: To Global Climate Change. Yes, remember when those crazy scientists, metrologist, climatologist and average eskimo with their "facts" and usage of the "Enlightment" claimed in the late 1990s that Global Warming was happening. Remember they predicted that the Mid-Atlantic region would see a dramatic increase in rain and possible flooding while the Western states would see increased drought and possible fires? Good thing that whole thing turned out to be hoax/false like George Will predicted. In an unrelated story The Back Seat Drivers is now available under-water in the