Going to go away from programming and into hijinks mode for a moment. Too many memories coming back from eight years ago during the epic 2001 battle between the US and Mexico in Columbus.
As with most big sporting events that actually allow in the inebriated public, the stands can be an interesting place. I stood in about 2 rows from the top of the North End, directly behind the goal. It was from this angle that I was able to see some mighty entertaining things.
The first was the Mexi-whore. Someone, obviously during a highly energetic brainstorming session fueled by Jager or Firewater, decided to purchase an adult doll. You know the kind of doll I'm talking about. The owner then acquired an undergarment for the doll, a thong of some nature, as well as a Mexican jersey. At various times during the match, the doll was held aloft by a leg while a cohort proceeded to spank the doll.
Needless to say, the presence of this doll has reached legendary status. But today I have found proof! In this snap from YouTube, you can see the head of the doll circled. It did exist. I can only hope it will make a return.
Other entertaining items were the signs. This sign would not made it through today's PC filters. The text of it read: Red Card, Yellow Card, Mexican
Yep, definitely wouldn't be "allowed" today. It also shows you how different things were eight years ago. Most everyone had a good time...some had too much of one. There was that one drunken guy who thought it would be a good idea to take taunting to the next level and to moon a bunch of Mexican fans in the parking lot. It might have been harmless had their not been a slew of vulgarity and elementary school kids in the car. Needless to say, he almost got his ass kicked.
The full YouTube video for your enjoyment:
At any rate, the hijinks tomorrow should be outstanding. If you're attending, I hope to see you there. If you're watching at home, hopefully you'll see some antics on TV or YouTube in the days to come. I'm hoping for a big US win, in the slop and wind that will be Columbus Crew Stadium. And maybe the return of the Mexi-whore.