Monday, September 22, 2008
I grew up in California (with a short stint in Ohio), so I'm not going to pretend I know fuck-all about soccer. It was Lunatic Dolphin's prolific postings on West Ham United that inspired this post about their infamous crest, and what it meant to a 15 year old Carl who just heard "Fed Up" for the first time. Football aside, the West Ham crest is a superb piece of graphic design which sums up the tough, working-class history of East London. The Cockney Rejects stole the crossed hammers to represent their allegiance, which in turn was stolen from them by the almighty Judge to represent the New York Crew.
I have no current plans to invest energy and time into a 90 minute game that may result in a tie. But if that day comes where I start waking up at 6 AM to walk down to the Mad Dog because I can't wait for the replay, there is good bet I'm picking my fútbol team based on possibly one of the best sports icons of all time. But like I said, I know fuck-all about soccer.