Daily Archives: June 3, 2010

North Korean Football Drops the “Ball”

-Associated Press

“Kim Myong-won was put on the DRPK’s final 23-man roster, as the third goalie. North Korea had better hope their first two stay healthy, because Kim isn’t actually a goalie. He’s a striker, who the defensive-minded Chollima were counting on to provide a little extra offense. They apparently listed him without first consulting with FIFA to see if that was legal.”

It wasn’t, as FIFA announced today:

The squad lists that the teams had provided to Fifa by 1 June 2010 are final and can no longer be changed. On the final lists must be no more than 23 players, three of whom shall be goalkeepers.

“The three players listed as goalkeepers can only play as goalkeepers during the World Cup and cannot play outfield. This will be communicated to the teams in the team arrival meetings and will be enforced on match days.

“Kim Myong-won will not be allowed to play as an outfield player if he has been put on the list as a goalkeeper.”

Seriously who does North Korea think they are? Some sort of real world super power? Sinking submarines, violating human rights, taking international prisoners, faking World Cup rosters? I’m not one to advocate violence, but I think FIFA should mandate a soccer assination by Brazil and demand that North Korea be soccer bombed back to there country, anything less then a 10-0 win should not be allowed.

Freaking North Korea!

Update: Jim Joyce Feels Like Shit

  Well, what can you say after last night? Between ESPN, ESPN News, MLB TV, and every website and blog out there we’ve had it broken down from every conceivable point of view there is. And after it’s all said and done, you’ve got to feel pretty bad for Mr. Joyce who will now only be remembered for this call as long as he works in baseball. It’s a shame, and after hearing the audio its pretty obvious nobody feels worse this Joyce himself. The call was tee’d up and he just missed it, simple as that, Yikes. If you have a spare moment listen to the audio and you’ll feel for for this guy a ton.