The origins of U.S. '94 bashing on r.s.s

The origins of U.S. '94 bashing on r.s.s

Post by Colin Morr » Wed, 13 Apr 1994 11:03:13


Looking this up, the origins seem to stem from an (in)famous press
conference held just after the World Cup Final in Rome in 1990, where
the U.S. rolled out Henry Kissinger and tried to tell the world that
Americans really liked soccer despite the fact that next to nobody
watched the '90 finals, and that by the way wouldn't it be a really
neat idea if the '94 finals were played in quarters instead of halves?
Admittedly, most of the original organising committee are long gone,
but talk about getting off on the wrong foot...

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The origins of U.S. '94 bashing on r.s.s

Post by Colin Morr » Thu, 14 Apr 1994 15:11:31


Quote:


> >Looking this up, the origins seem to stem from an (in)famous press
> >conference held just after the World Cup Final in Rome in 1990, where
> >the U.S. rolled out Henry Kissinger and tried to tell the world that
> >Americans really liked soccer despite the fact that next to nobody
> >watched the '90 finals, and that by the way wouldn't it be a really
> >neat idea if the '94 finals were played in quarters instead of halves?
> >Admittedly, most of the original organising committee are long gone,
> >but talk about getting off on the wrong foot...

> Correct me if I am wrong, Colin, but wasn't it Havelange who proposed the 4
> quarters stupidity?

Dunno. Andy Busa's also suggested HeavyLunge asked Kissinger to
mention quarters. All I can vouch for is that the first
words I can recall being uttered on the subject came from our mate
'enry's diplomatic mouth. My info came from a report in The Guardian
so I guess it could just have been another bitter Englishman in the
wake of their semifinal defeat on penalties...

Quote:
> Last time I looked, he still carried a Brazilian passport.

You mean he hasn't been awarded honorary U.S. passport for services in
Americanising soccer?

--

"Hull are the Tigers so they play in Tiger strip. By the same logic,
 Wimbledon will soon be playing in brown" -- Danny Baker

 
 
 

The origins of U.S. '94 bashing on r.s.s

Post by Christopher S. All » Thu, 14 Apr 1994 03:56:33

Quote:

>Looking this up, the origins seem to stem from an (in)famous press
>conference held just after the World Cup Final in Rome in 1990, where
>the U.S. rolled out Henry Kissinger and tried to tell the world that
>Americans really liked soccer despite the fact that next to nobody
>watched the '90 finals, and that by the way wouldn't it be a really
>neat idea if the '94 finals were played in quarters instead of halves?
>Admittedly, most of the original organising committee are long gone,
>but talk about getting off on the wrong foot...

Correct me if I am wrong, Colin, but wasn't it Havelange who proposed the 4
quarters stupidity?

Last time I looked, he still carried a Brazilian passport.

Cheers, Chris

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