The CHB doesn't care for soccer, so he writes a 948-word piece to tell us.
OK, fine, lots of people don't like soccer (or football, as the rest of the world calls it). But let's look at Shank's rationale:
1. "Soccer doesn’t have much scoring." Watch hockey lately?
2. "How would we have even known the athletic greatness of Pedro Martinez, Larry Bird, Bobby Orr or Tom Brady if they could not have used their hands? Soccer takes our hands out of the game." Except, of course, that soccer involves running, which requires, you know,
3.Soccer lovers tend to be an elitist, intolerant lot." Those last three words perfectly describe Shaughnessy. Projection!
4. The US hasn't adopted the metric system, therefore we will never adopt soccer. Seriously; that's his point.)
Shank also takes yet another opportunity to bash Bob Ryan. What kind of lover's spat did these two clowns get into, anyway?
Next week, The CHB will tell us how he doesn't like cooking.
*Larry Bird watch!