So Southeastern Conference college football has gone from being all White in 1967 to being virtually all Black in 2012 (the lone exception my Vanderbilt team – how ’bout them Dores?!). But, there is good news for our people in the world of sport:
Euro 2012 Soccer Championships
I am enjoying the Euro 2012 Soccer Championships being held in Poland and Ukraine – it’s a decidedly White affair. Yesterday, I watched host Ukraine play Sweden – a very close match, won by Ukraine with 2 goals by Ukrainian soccer hero Andriy Shevchenko. The best news is that the Ukrainian team looked… Ukrainian and the Swedish team – virtually every man a handsome Nordic Swede! Since both teams have the same colors (yellow and blue), it was hard to tell the Swedes from the Ukrainians – the stands were packed by handsome yellow clad Whites, one would have thought Germany and her Ukrainian allies had won World War II.
France sent a virtually all Black/Arab team to the World Cup in South Africa – and the team lost every match. The starting French national team at Euro 2012 is now about half White.
England seems to be the Tournament’s multi racial propaganda team. English team captain Steven Gerrard has threatened to pull the English team off of the field if spectators shout racial insults at Black English players. But this isn’t such a big threat as the English national soccer team has been basically walking off the field in international competitions since 1966 – the last time England won either the World Cup or Euro Cup.
So I encourage OD readers to check out the 2012 Soccer Euro Cup. Try to find a sports bar with some European ex pats and encourage pan European sportsmanship. I root for the team that has the prettiest White gals in the stands; so far I give the nod to the beautiful women of the Ukraine.