Film and TV

Lessons for Team USA From 7 Soccer Films

Despite Ann Coulter's disapproval, the United States has World Cup fever and it's pretty awesome to experience. Across the country people are calling in sick to work and hitting the bars at ungodly hours just to watch some dudes kick around a ball. Whodathink it? I mean, besides the legions of soccer fans in this country.

But all good things must come to an end and that end has come for the American team. Sad. But now at least we can move on to other sports like... whatever other sports are going on right now. Baseball.

While I know nothing of soccer, I am familiar with a few movies about the subject and everyone in these films always seems to learn valuable lessons, not just about the sport but about life in general. Perhaps these films can offer some some guidance for future endeavors.

Shaolin Soccer In Shaolin Soccer a former monk uses magical, Superman-style martial arts on the soccer field. In the end, through the power of the shaolin, the good guys win, which in our case would be Team USA.

Lesson Learned: It's not cheating to use supernatural kung fu against your opponents. But, they are also able to use it on you.

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