Monday, June 23, 2008

Tired out

Last week, we got into a little discussion here about soccer athlete's top-notch physical conditioning as opposed to other sports, baseball actually.

Here's a post from Paul Oberjuerge's blog about the topic of fitness. If you're not familiar with him, Paul was sports editor at the San Bernardino Sun for many years before he was unjustly fired earlier this year. Paul's covered multiple World Cups - four or five I believe - and gave me my start in journalism 11 years ago. Oberjuerge.com is a great blog which you should definitely read quite often, as I do.

Anyway, Paul partially blames fatigue for Holland's ouster from Euro 2008 on Saturday and says that Holland players are only human for tiring.