MM: World Cup Soccer and the Raider Nation

MM: World Cup Soccer and the Raider Nation


MM: World Cup Soccer and the Raider Nation


Yet another Monday and it is time for my weekly mumblings.

World Cup fever has struck most of the world. What the rest of the world calls football has taken a center stage around the world that is the Super Bowl to an exponential power. The best of the best has stepped away from their home professional leagues to play for their home country.

The United States battled the heavily favored England to a 1-1 draw. In England Soccer is nearly a second religion, whilst the general attitude in the US is ehh?

Next up for the USA is Slovinia. Slovenia is one of the countries that was formed with the former Yugoslavia broke up in the early 1990s. The final game of group play for the US will be Algeria.

As a general rule, I am not much of a soccer fan, but I do follow the World Cup. It is the height of international competition. It also would be a kick in the butt to rest of the soccer obsessed world for the US to win it all.


Soccer hooligans are known throughput the world as being some of the most insane sports fans in the world. In fact, most people consider the Raider Nation the NFL’s answer to soccer hooligans. They are quick for a fight to defend their team/side and don’t take kindly to losing. Even more than losing, they hate the fans of other teams.The only other NFL fans that come close are the Eagles fans who get style points for actually booing Santa Claus.


Tuesday is the last allowed Oakland Raider OTA. They lost their last two sessions due to sanctions from the league. For my take on how that will effect the team check out this article on Examiner

The Raiders resume their practices when they report to practice on July 28th.


Fear not, TFDS will be continuing with our coverage of the Raiders even during the dead zones.

We’re in the process of compiling a list of the Greatest Raiders. Feel free to nominate any of your selections in the comment box.


Comment of the week:

On the article Raiders & 49ers should share floating stadium

Raiders 49ers should share floating stadium
written by 5thDown, June 12, 2010
Where will they dump all the human excrement after the games, in the bay? That’s one big honey bucket right there. And when they find a hookup to a land based sewer line the population has to be warned not to flush their toilets while the tanks are being sucked out. LOL. Not smart enough but Roto-Rooter might make a killing.

I genuinely had not considered that issue. Although, I am sure that they could come up with something.


Classic movie of the week:

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie for Theaters DVDs

Starring: Dana Snyder, Carey Means, and Dave Willis

The Aqua teen Hunger Force Colon Movie for Theaters DVDs tells the story of the origins Frylock, Meatwad, and Master Shake as they face off with the Insanoflex which is an exercise machine designed to take over the world. Their usual nemeses MC Pee Pants, the two dimensional moon men Ignignokt and Urr, as well Dr. Weird all make appearances. The plot is unimportant. It is typical Aqua Teen Hunger Force randomness, as they save the world, learn their origins, and do it with pure hilarity. It is surrealist and absurd humor mixed with low brow bathroom humor.


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