I'm not sure what I'm ready to see come to an end more: all this NBA free agency nonsense or the soccer. If you happen to be really into one or both of those, then that's cool, but I'd rather watch all three Twilight movies than LeBron's "Ding Ding Ding, Look at Me!" TV special tonight, and don't feel the need to pretend to like soccer every four years just because every cab driver in Dallas can't shut up about it.
The one thing that has intrigued me a little bit about this whole soccer tournament, though, is the vuvuzelas. It's been kind of funny to hear fans complain about the noise that the plastic trumpets make because it drowns out their SINGING. Is this a summer camp for girls, or a sport?
Yes, they are annoying. I get that. But as Don Ohlmeyer of ESPN pondered in his long-winded column this morning- do they have a future in America? As Ohlmeyer mentioned, the UFC has already banned them, and I'd expect many leagues and stadiums to follow suit. But on the other hand, the Marlins have already had a promotion involving vuvuzelas this summer, so there's got to be someone else out there willing to go bush-league and use vuvuzelas to increase crowd noise, right?
So I'm giving you the chance to be prophetic here: which MAC or CUSA school will give their student section vuvuzelas for a Tuesday- or Wednesday-night ESPN2 game? I got dibs on U of H.