Alright, I haven't posted here in a while, so I'll just mention a few things.
I was really glad to see a win against San Jose a couple weeks ago. I think Brandi Chastain's going to be hated by the Beat fans for life. I seriously have never heard a grown woman whine so much. When Kylie Bivens got her first yellow card, Chastain started yelling at the ref about how it should have been a red card. (And really, Bivens did deserve a yellow, but no way in hell should it have been a red.) Brandi got carded for dissent. Bivens's second yellow card was totally bogus. She barely ran into Chastain, but Chastain proved that she'll have a great career as an actress after she's through with soccer. She went rolling on the ground, cluthing her knee. Not surprisingly, after Bivens was ejected, she hopped right up and continued playing as if nothing had happened. After that, every time Brandi would do a throw-in or get the ball, a bunch of people would boo her. The part of me that's sweet and compassionate wanted to feel a little bad for her, but then I thought about it some more and I no longer felt bad.
When Chastain was whining, we could hear every word she was saying because it took place right in front of us. My roommate yelled out, "Shut up, Brandi!" in a cute little voice. My sister was visiting me so she was also at the game with us. Now every time someone starts whining about anything, my sister says, "Shut up, Brandi!"
So, last week's game against Boston: I didn't see it, but YAY! From what I hear, the Beat were really outplayed, but still ended up winning 3-1 because they put away their shots and Boston didn't. I'm glad to hear it because Atlanta's been having problems with that lately. I hope this will be a new trend because our offense has been suffering since the first two games. Serlenga got to play for a while, too! She's still listed as questionable on the injury list, though. Nikki's one of my favorite players on the team (possibly even my very favorite, but I really like most of them), but it seems like she's often overshadowed by the other players. I think she really keeps everyone organized on the field. At the San Jose game, Crumpton played well but looked absolutely lost out there without Serlenga directing her. Stone had to yell out to her a lot to tell her to move up.
Since I last posted, we've lost Emily Burt! :( I'm going to have to update the interests list. We added Callie Withers. I hope she's good enough to justify losing Burt. I think one of the biggest mistakes that happened in the off-season was waiving Lisa Kryzkowski to add Dieke.
Saturday's game is away, but I'll probably be going to Jocks and Jills to watch it. I wish they'd put these games on network tv, or that cable wasn't so damn expensive. It should be fun and J&Js though. Anyone want to join me?