Unsurprisingly, fans from Columbus (where the next U.S. match is taking place) and Portland (Seattle’s biggest rival) are acting all aggrieved over this supposed “slight.”
Also, unsurprisingly, I’ve had this story sent to me with folks asking “What do you think of this???”
The answer is that I don’t give a shit.
And, honestly, neither should you.
If you’re going to the US-Mexico match, here’s what you need to do:
- Get to the stadium/bar early (preferably while listening to NASN’s pregame coverage on TuneIn Radio or Stitcher)
- Enter the stadium
- Drink more
- Cheer loudly and passionately
- Don’t be racist
- Let your sober buddy drive you home
As a certain other overweight Semitic sportswriter used to put it – that’s it. That’s the list.
Who cares who’s leading cheers? Who cares whether it’s a Seattle or Columbus-based busybody standing and gesticulating at the front of the section?
This isn’t about you. It’s about the 11 guys in red, white, and blue beating the Mexicans and hopefully even clinching qualification for the World Cup.
And if you can’t manage to have fun at a U.S.-Mexico match because of this issue? You have far bigger issues to deal with, my friend.