Major League Baseball or Homeless Soccer?

June 27, 2008 at 9:41 am 6 comments

Tonight I face a true dilemma. Do I attend the Nationals/Orioles game in the District as planned or do I make the Homeless USA Cup? Over 100 homeless soccer players across the country travel to D.C. to play in the Cup and the best players move on to the Homeless World Cup in Australia.

This whole thing is quite perplexing. If these homeless soccer extraordinnaires can focus hard enough to get to the USA Cup, why can’t they hold down a job? It rings of an Adam Sandler movie plot. The nonprofit funding this endeavor makes it clear they’re trying to help the players out of homelessness, but isn’t this a really roundabout way of doing that?

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lowdogg  |  June 27, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I like soccer more, so I say soccer.

    I read a great article a few years ago in SI about a guy running a soccer league in San Quentin Prison.

    Reply
  • 2. lemare  |  June 27, 2008 at 11:54 am

    It’s a tough question. The Nationals/Orioles is the cross-town rival… But they play a few games every year, the homeless soccer game is more of a “one-off”.

    Plus, it will provide more fodder for IRF.

    Reply
  • 3. mikel  |  June 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Sounds like a way to trap homeless people. Somebody should warn them.

    Reply
  • 4. lemare  |  June 28, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I’m waiting on baited breath–which sporting event did you choose?

    Reply
  • 5. JL  |  June 28, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    We made it to a mere inning and a half of the Nats/Os and may have caught a glimpse of some homeless guys playing soccer under a bridge on the way home.

    Perhaps young PT will be better equipped to handle late-night sporting events next year…

    Reply
  • 6. Sportsattitude  |  June 29, 2008 at 6:39 am

    I am sure fans of both the Nats and O’s are quite familiar with leaving after an inning and a half…

    Reply

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