Soccer and other sporting topics
For some years, this was the index to the season box score and game
reports of The Blazing Spuds, an over-30 men's team in the Southern Idaho
Soccer League. I'm sad to say that the Spuds have gone defunct, and
over-30 has become over-
5060 for some of us.
What's left is a small collection of essays on the topic
of soccer (mostly) and other sport.
World Cup 2022 (in process)
Not just an Open, but The Open.
The 150th (British) Open, 2022.
Now that it's 2015, there's another Women's World Cup going on, and I
might have something to say about that. But first,
the exciting conclusion the U.S.
Open... in golf! from the blog.
- The 2011 World Cup
quarterfinal between the USA and Brazil
was one of the most exciting soccer games I've seen.
- World Cup '06
A short wrap-up of the quadrennial spectacle.
- A Kid's Game
Spectating at the sports book lounge at Harrah's in Reno.
- World Cup '99
Observations on the women's 1999 World Cup, and a few suggestions
for ABC Sports on how to cover soccer.
- World Cup '98
My short list of what the (men's) World Cup would have been better
- Play Ball!
Cuba vs. Baltimore (in baseball) and a visit to Pleasant Valley
for a friendly soccer match.
- Prater's Prattle
Mike Prater was (maybe still is, I don't know) a sports columnist for
the local Boise paper, and one of his columns made fun of soccer in that
freely sarcastic style sports columnists get to use. I make fun of
What do you get when you cross America's pastime with a disgusting
- Soccer refs attacked after game
An article that ran in the Palo Alto Daily News in
March, 2000, about an incident of Menlo Park players and
fans taking things a little too seriously.
Other soccer links
Tom von Alten