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On The Thoughtful Young Djedi from Bermuda

I hate the word soccer.

I’m not a football snob or anything, I just don’t like how it rolls off the tongue. In the above scene from Green Street Hooligans, Charlie Hunnam (Pete) berates a very timid Elijah Wood (Matt) for saying “soccer” instead of “football”. I also share these sentiments, but for a different set of reasons. Let me explain.

A history of the beautiful gameWith world cup qualifiers heating up and WC2014 Brazil right around the corner, it’s finally time to settle this once and for all. So who actually invented this word that the U.N., World Bank and international community have all come to despise? Well it was Britain of course.

Phil and Bill - Comparing the greatest NBA and NFL coaches of my life to date.

On The 4 Hour Struggle

Phil Jackson: 6'8", athletic, and charismatic. A former player that had the respect of everyone. 11 rings as a head coach and 2 as a player. A practitioner of Zen Buddhism.

Bill Belichick -- Too small to play football, son of a coach and scout. Uncharismatic, but has been studying film since he was 9 years old. He gained respect by his knowledge of the game. 4 rings as a head coach and 2 as a defensive coordinator.

Jackson was a master of dealing with egos. In the NBA, guys like Kobe, Jordan, Shaq, don't come around very often. So as a head coach, it is much more difficult to have only "your type of guys" if you want to win an NBA championship when compared to the NFL.

When Chicago was going on their 2nd run, they recognized a need for interior defense. After clearing it with Scottie and Michael, they traded for Dennis Rodman and Phil assimilated the enigmatic player into a key piece in the 1996-98 3peat.

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