Friday, August 22, 2008

McTough

Eddie Lewis was passing through the Galaxy locker room, his head stitched up from where he'd sustained a cut in the match versus Guatemala. Back in the pressbox, one of the reporters brought up Eddie's age and wondered about his durability in the rough and tumble world of MLS. I pointed out that Brian McBride was older.

"Yes, but he's McBride!" someone responded in exasperation, as if that explained everything.

Actually, I did bring up the age of both McBride and Cuauhtemoc Blanco to their coach, Denis Hamlett. I was trying to ask if it was a concern or affected team strategy in any way. Hamlett cut off my query halfway through.

"Did you see the Mexico game?" he asked impatiently. "Did you see what happened when Cuauhtemoc got into the game? He lifted his team. That's what a player like him can do."

Hamlett went on to explain that McBride was a similar sort, in his ability to make a difference and compete hard for his team.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Word.

Osweet said...

If you recorded the game, note that ESPN cut to Landon in a luxury box, leaning back and looking all fruity, flanked by 2 floozies (1 Bianca I guess), red wine on counter before them. Under the table he's got his hand on Bianca's thigh like he's still in high school and he's mustering courage for his first feel.
Then moments later to Lewis, standing, looking serious, with the battered right eye.

Anonymous said...

...yeah, in the exact same Luxury box.

A.C. said...

I didn't record the game, but if there was another female in the box with LD and Bianca and Eddie was there, too, it could very well be his wife, Marisol. She's a cutie and very nice. I met her briefly at the World Cup in Germany. She didn't know I was media, I think. Or she's just nice even to journalists.

A.C. said...

No, just checked a clip from the game and it's not Marisol pictured in the box. Some blonde.

jon e said...

In fairness to LD, the wine looked to be in front of other people. He was drinking water.

Sick of the Jealousy said...

Lewis and Donovan were not in the same luxury box.

Donovan came with his wife (who is NOT a floozy, you tool) and two friends accompanied them, who happen to be blond.

Donovan had a water bottle in front of him. His wife had the wine glasses.

God, get a life. You're the one back in high school.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on that one....

Osweet seems to be talking out of his arse.