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4 Days

13 Jul

A quick recap of the World Cup:   I had planned on writing a nice little conclusion to this years World Cup, but as of right now I am at a loss for words.  Their were glimpses of extraordinary plays, shots on goal, 4o yrd passes…  but having to wait for 4 years, I felt a little cheated.  I expected more goals, better play by the “superstars”, better play by the elite teams, and it just wasn’t there for me.  What it did do was strike a fire in me to want to play again!  This September a group us from the gym are forming a team, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to play again… it’s been too long!  SO in conclusion, Brasil 2014, the best of the best better step it up and make amends for their so-so performances and prove to the world how truly special they are.  I will be in Rio as a witness, my prayer is I don’t have to write Soccer off with the rest of the tainted professional sports I despise.

OPERA

Power Snatch 5 x 3


3 ROUNDS

8 – Strict Pull Ups

8 – Ring Dips

12- GHD Situps

8 – 225# Dead Lift

12- Push Ups

100ft Walking Lunge

8 – Dumb Bell Clean/ Press

2 Minute Rest and Repeat the Circuit 2 more times

5 Minute Rest

500m Row Burnout

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Lucky…or Opportunistic?

13 Jun

USA v England ended in a 1-1 draw.  Not a bad start for the U.S. considering they gave up a goal in the first 5 minutes.  When Steven Garrard of England scored on a beautiful 3 pass combo, for a second..and just for a second, I thought oh shit we are in trouble!  But the U.S. fought back and played ok in my eyes.  Tim Howard was phenomenal in goal… cutting angles on shots, and holding on to the ball that most goalkeepers are complaining about right now.  Because the U.S. didn’t crumble they were able to net a goal in the 40th minute off an outstanding individual effort by Clint Dempsey.  After getting the ball, Dempsey was able to twist and turn and out maneuver multiple English defenders before ripping a shot on goal….. that the goalie flat out mishandled, plain and simple.  But you know what?!  Put the ball on goal and it’s bound to go in…..JUST PUT IT ON GOAL!  So was it lucky that it rolled in…..Naaaahh, I say it was opportunistic.  Now the English goalie can chime in with the rest of the complainers and blame it on the ball…  While Clint Demspey can say he scored in the World Cup(again), a gift for his sister who is no longer with us…  Just Put it on goal!

Here is the goal…watch it while you can, I’m sure Youtube will remove it soon

Ole.. Ole Ole Ole..Ole.. Ole.

12 Jun

After Norway defeated England 2-1 in a 1982 World Cup qualifier, the Norwegian commentator failed to control his delight and went absolutely berserk with one of the most famous rants of all time.

“We are the best in the world! We are the best in the world! We have beaten England 2-1 in football!! It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten England! England, birthplace of giants. Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Henry Cooper, Lady Diana–we have beaten them all. We have beaten them all. Maggie Thatcher can you hear me?”

“Maggie Thatcher, I have a message for you in the middle of the election campaign. I have a message for you: We have knocked England out of the football World Cup. Maggie Thatcher, as they say in your language in the boxing bars around Madison Square Garden in New York: Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!”

Wow, they start the English fans young!

World Cup 2010: Ten Teams to Watch

No workouts this weekend..  I will be adding some weekend workouts in the future but with so much strength training lately I figured it’s best to take the necessary rest that my body needs…  feeling really good about the last 2 weeks, with PR’s everyday!  Constantly Improving!  So, tomorrow bright and early I will be gearing up for the USA v England match-up, should be one hell of a game!!!

This Monday I will continue the series of blog posts of people that inspire me, you never know, you might be one of them, and if you’re not…. you could be one day.  Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it.

The best goals of the 2006 World Cup