I’ve only been watching soccer for about a month, but I’ve become a huge fan. As I explained in post last month, I never understood the game, so I considered it boring and tedious and not all that much fun to watch. My bud Khalil took some time to explain the rules to me, and I started getting into the Euro Cup. My cousin Bryan has spent some time explaining the game in even greater detail, and I’m now completely hooked. I bought FIFA 2008 for the 360 and have spent almost every free minute I have playing the game, and I also subscribed to the Fox Soccer Channel so I’ll be able to watch the Premier League when it revs up next month.
The thing that’s hooked me the most, however, is Trophy Manager. TM is a fantastic football (soccer) management simulation that takes place online. You control every facet of your team, and it’s completely engrossing. Go sign up and challenge me to a friendly!
With that in mind, I wanted to make two notes tonight:
- This Saturday, I’ll be attending my first professional soccer match. Actually, it will be my first soccer match of any playing level. I’m attending a SuperLiga game this weekend as the Houston Dynamo take on Mexican team Altante. I’m pumped. Bryan and I might even head out to Robertson stadium a little bit early to catch the Dynamo youth team. I’ll be taking my new Creative Vado camera with me, so stay tuned for some YouTube-y goodness from the game.
- I’m currently in the process of deciding which Premier League team I will throw my support behind. Early front-runners are Chelsea and Arsenal; Chelsea because they are the only team I seem to be able to win with in FIFA 2008, and Arsenal because I love the name of the team. The problem, however, is that both of these teams are big spenders, and I’m not sure I want to support a front-runner from the beginning. Bryan supports Everton, so I have to pick someone else. I can’t support Tottenham because they have “Spurs” in their nickname. Wayne Rooney is one of the coolest dudes in the world and a scary, scary man, but I can’t support Manchester United because they are akin to the Yankees of MLB. Plus, everyone else in the world cheers on Manchester United, and I don’t like going with the flow.
I may do a blog post later in the month where I list the pros and cons of each team, and then announce my decision. It’s the only real way I’m going to be able to figure this out.