Monday, August 10, 2009

There's Nothing Like Youth

To be honest, Patrick Kane and his cousin should have been looking for more money in their pockets, instead of demanding twenty cents back from the cabbie in Buffalo.

Instead, Kane and his cousin allegedly roughed up a 62-year old cab driver and now the Blackhawks young superstar is getting attention he doesn't need.

The first time I heard this story, I heard a person remark that that's what kids do nowadays. What! 20 year olds go around beating up people that provide a service for them, especially when the kids are "allegedly" a tad over served?

A lot of us have had a few, maybe even before we were legally allowed to do so, but have you EVER thought about, first, asking for twenty cents change, or, ever considered beating up a cabbie? Granted, they can get lost sometimes...take the wrong route to cost you more money, but hitting any individual can and should get you in trouble. Hitting someone is never the answer, unless you are defending yourself, and then anything goes.

The "organization" is doing the right thing and waiting for more information before they take a stance.

And finally, the tip should have been at least $2.20 on a $13.80 fare...at least!

If you missed the Fire loss to the Houston Dynamo last night, you missed an exciting, frustrating night of soccer.

The Fire, who had gone five games undefeated, with four straight shutouts, allowed two goals in the first half due to slopping play on the backline. Left back, Gonzolo Segares was lost due to injury in the first half, and at the intermission, Bakary Soumare was benched. Not sure if it was for poor play or he wasn't physically up to par.

Chris Rolfe got one back just one minute into the second half and the Fire tied it up on a great hustle play by Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who crossed a ball to Peter Lowry, who scored his first MLS goal on a pretty side volley.

The Fire lost another defender when Daniel Woolard was kicked in the leg. The backline was now Brandon Prideaux, C.J. Brown, Dasan Robinson and Mike Banner. Prideaux got called for a penalty in the box taking down Corey Ashe with ten minutes to go. Prideaux appeared to get the ball on the slide tackle, and replays show that he did. None the less, Stuart Holden beat Jon Busch from the spot twelve yards out and the Fire went down, 3-2.

Tough loss to a good team. Kansas City is next and the Fire need three points.

Don't forget, David Beckham, Landon Donovan and the L.A. Galaxy come to Toyota Park, Wednesday, August 19. 8:00 start. Stay tuned and I will have more information on something else coming up that evening. Have I piqued your interest?

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