Saturday, October 13, 2007

1 versus 20?

Stephanie Lopez is confusing me on the definition of forgiveness.
After Solo apologized, Lopez said, she forgave her.
"I'm really just feeling for her because I know she's lonely in a sense," Lopez said.
What I don't understand is how and why, if Solo has apologized and Lopez, at least, has forgiven her, Solo would still be alone. Unless Lopez is one of only a few to forgive, perhaps. Or perhaps some have "forgiven" but continue to shun Solo.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another quote by Stephanie:

"Even though we only got third, we came together as a team," she said. "We really had fun in that last game."

Many of them just don't "appear" to get it? Is this really a cult?

I cannot believe how the attention is being diverted off Ryan!

We (read media) must not allow this to happen.

Joan said...

Lopez said, "in a sense."

Solo did say her father was the only one who understood her. She was not playing the World Cup for her teammates or country, she was playing for him.

There may be only so much one can do for a person going through that.

A.C. said...

"only so much"? Like having her eat apart and fly home alone?

I guess don't understand, if anyone sympashizes that Hope was lonely because of missing her dad and playing for him, why she couldn't be forgiven for her statement in a way that actually appears forgiving.

joan said...

You're right. But we still do not know who did and did not agree to the 'shunning'. It seems the players aren't even aware that the public knows as much as it does.

Still, Lopez seems to be the only one who has expressed any concern for Hope's state of being.

Which I guess might make her the Switzerland of the team. I hope she like cuckoo clocks and really useful knives.

Anonymous said...

I really do believe Hope's teammates might just be a little bit envious of her burgeoning star power.

This would be unfortunate, if true, as it could have been packaged as a really great, positive thing for the team.

Her indiscretion gave them the opportunity to pounce, yes, like cats, but they just don't seem to realize how much support Hope has and how bad they are looking in all this.

They now look like a totally disfunctional family and by alienating, dare I say thousands of fans, are putting themselves back many years.

Anonymous said...

What I suspect is that several players (possibly many, mostly younger) have forgiven her, but the team leaders have circled the wagons and moved on without Hope, for the moment.

This is all for the perceived "good of the team".

The players that have forgiven her probably want to get through these games and not rock the boat anymore.

Anonymous said...

This situation is ridiculous and is destroying the last good thing USSF had.

I think in due time MLS is going to have to cannibalize USSF and integrate the two as it is in other countries. Taking over both the men's program and the women's league and national program.

Ryan needs to be gone and soon.

Anonymous said...

Above comment, I meant to say "some" of Hope's teammates might just be ... etc.

Yes, I would agree with you that those that are supportive are just keeping quiet, to steady the boat and let this storm pass, as Hope smartly is too.

But Coach Ryan still must go!

charlton heston said...

Posted by anonymous:

"This situation is ridiculous and is destroying the last good thing USSF had.

I think in due time MLS is going to have to cannibalize USSF and integrate the two as it is in other countries. Taking over both the men's program and the women's league and national program.

Ryan needs to be gone and soon."

Mr. Heston's reaction:

Wow. Great quote. And thanks for validating the beliefs of the majority of U.S. soccer fans.