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I feel helpless.

Kind of like that moment when your plane is about to land on the tarmac – just that split second before touchdown, when you have that one moment of weightlessness. When your entire Aerospace education flashes in front of my eyes (not a lot it must be, if it all of it can flash in front of my eyes in a single moment), and you hope that the slats, the flaps, the landing gear, all of it works in perfect harmony to bring you down to earth (gently).

Also kind of like the helplessness Diego Maradona must have felt when his team was being thrashed by ze zermans

I don’t really feel helpless per say, I just like these two analogies.


Written by sujaybedekar

July 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Give him the cup

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A typical argument given by an country for being chosen to host a Football (Soccer) World Cup would be ‘We love Footie!’ or ‘It’s been a long time’ or ‘Tourism has been really down these days.’

Here’s Obama’s argument for USA hosting the 2018/ 2022 WC:

As a child, I played soccer on a dirt road in Jakarta, and the game brought the children of my neighbourhood together. As a father, I saw that same spirit of unity alive on the fields and sidelines of my own daughters’ soccer games in Chicago. Soccer is truly the world’s sport, and the World Cup promotes camaraderie and friendly competition across the globe. That is why this bid is about much more than a game. It is about the United States of America inviting the world to gather all across our great country in celebration of our common hopes and dreams

An American who’s a fan of football (I refuse to call it soccer anymore) is a rarity anyway – and one who supports West Ham United, rarer than that. Given their troubles in wake of the Icelandic economic crisis, I totally sympathize with the Hammers, having had to suffer some heartburn over that particular topic myself. (The Icelandic meltdown, as obvious a pun as there can be, was what inspired this post).

As long as he doesn’t insist that all nations must only field those players who play for American clubs, I say Give Him The Cup!!

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Written by sujaybedekar

April 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm