One-Liner Wednesday — Don’t Argue with Papa

The little boy said he wanted to play soccer. His father told him that soccer was unAmerican, and he should want to play a real sport, like football.
My dad looked up from his paper to say, “Soccer is the most widely-played sport in America,”Β and then resumed reading his paper.

sassy the giantesse at her first soccer game. she was 7

2010 sassy is front and centerΒ 

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32 Responses to One-Liner Wednesday — Don’t Argue with Papa

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Such determination! Great picture, Joey. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dan Antion says:


    BTW, the link in the email failed (but I know where your blog lives)

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  3. Benson says:

    Great picture. Sassy,what an appropriate name.

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  4. It’s certainly the most widely played sport in England and my childhood would have been much poorer without it I can tell you πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      In regards to that, I should think it’s obvious that soccer is football, and that it is a real sport because games, goals, cups, and things!


  5. dalecooper57 says:

    Not that I’m a fan, (far from it, I can’t stand any of them) but “soccer” is not unAmerican, it’s totally American.
    “Football” however, that’s English.

    I think what y’all talking about is “American Football”.

    Hope that clears that up for you. ;~}

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  6. I don’t like watching football much but I loved playing it when I was younger. Sassy looks like she is enjoying herself πŸ™‚

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  7. garym6059 says:

    If it was mentioned before your email subscription came up as the dreaded 404 error. Sassy looks like she is going in for a good kick in the gut of one of those two!

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    It is, was, and always will be Soccer to this North American. A great game for kids to play. You know: outdoors, exercise, timing, coordination, teamwork, and all.
    As a spectator sport I think I’d rather watch paint dry (way more going on!!) or perhaps even listen to golf on the radio.
    *Ducks and runs from the room* πŸ˜›

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    If past Norm Posts are an indication, the month has a leading zero but the day doesn’t.. I’m going to try this for tomorrow –

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  10. reocochran says:

    I liked the short story and Grandpa’s retort about soccer, Joey. It IS very popular! My youngest daughter liked it a lot. Your daughter, Sassy in 2010 looks like a real athlete and she seems to be having fun, too.


  11. markbialczak says:

    I love your dad’s steely line and Sassy’s look in your photo, Joey. Family all the way. πŸ™‚

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  12. baldjake70 says:

    And as Papa spoke, even the crickets fell silent! It is like an EF Hutton commercial, because when Papa speaks, everyone listens.

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