12 December 2005

Countries and Localities

The DCU United stadium sales show continues on, and the Washington Post has a great article on the sales pitch. Interesting details on what the competition for Poplar Point might be, and how Kevin Payne thinks the stadium would be a better deal not just for United, but for the local residents.
Apparently, Ghana still wants Freddy to play for them, even after he's turned them down once. Um, no. He's ours.
Finally, a side question. During the FIFA WC Draw program, there was an uncomfortable moment as Ghana was placed into its group. Mentioning that the team was known as the "Black Stars" the announcer said something along the lines of "How fitting that Cobi Jones will draw their lot for placement." Um, why? Was it just a play on words because Cobi is a black US Soccer star? It seemed odd, since as far as I know Cobi has no real connection to Ghana other than playing their clubs while with the LA Galaxy. It just seemed... odd. If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd appreciate it.


At 13 December, 2005 06:31, Blogger scaryice said...

I was watching the draw again, and I definitely noticed that too. Awesome. Cobi is a "black star." Can't believe he said that.

The announcer probably assumed that he was born in Africa, or I guess that somewhere down the line his family was from there.


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