Saturday, May 15, 2004

I'm Rooting for the Iraqi National Team!

Wretchard of Belmont Club received an email today:

The Iraqi Soccer Team just qualified for the Olypmics for the first time since 1988. It is a HUGE deal in Iraq. They are celebrating in the streets. What do you think about promoting the idea of bringing the Iraqi team to the US to train for the Olympics? We could even have a "friendly" game between them and the US team.

He also has a suggestion of his own:

A variation on the theme JB suggests is creating a raffle for tickets that Iraqis can win to actually attend the games in Athens. Most Iraqis are too poor to attend the games themselves and their cheering squad, unless filled out by Americans, will be thin at best. Maybe they should have a chance to cheer on the home team themselves.

This is the best idea I've heard in awhile.

And wouldn't it also be great to send Iraqi bloggers like Mohammed, Ali, Omar and Healingiraq (Zayed) to the Olympics to accompany their team and share their stories with us when they get home?

Anyway, I'm rooting for the Iraqi National Team. I wish them luck.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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