Well first off, the soccer news. The USWNT beat China 1-0 (and won the Four Nations Tournament) on a 2nd half goal by Shannon Boxx – an amazing header! Way to go Boxxy!
It sounds like the team had a tough first half and got a bit of a “talking to” from Pia (who by report didn’t look happy at halftime). She made some subs … and in the second half they were able to get it done. BigSoccer has some play-by-play commentary by those brave souls who stayed up to watch the feed from China. Nothing’s up on the US Soccer site about the game yet (they continue to be unreasonably slow about reporting on the women) – but here’s the quote sheet from the Finland win (while we wait).
Meanwhile, back on the Primary scene, Hillary won in Nevada with 51% to Obama’s 45% (although apparently Obama won in the delegate tally, 13 to 12 or something like that). Edwards came away with 4%. That leaves me wondering if his supporters broke in any particular direction, since it all sounded pretty close going in. South Carolina now becomes a “must win” for Edwards – and it’s hard to see that happening from where I sit.
The Republican stuff just gets weirder and weirder. McCain won in South Carolina (sure wish he had 8 years ago) while Romney did in Nevada. Meanwhile Ron Paul and Fred Thompson moved into the top three for the first time – with Paul taking second in Nevada (McCain third) and Thompson (presumably on the strength of his accent) taking third in South Carolina (Huckabee second). Duncan Hunter dropped out. Who knew he was still in? And Rudy is still lurking somewhere in the Everglades.
And on top of everything else, turnout for the GOP continues to be low (meaning that there may be ONE thing to thank Bush for).
And last but not least … will it be a Pats-Packers Superbowl? Guess I’ll go WAY out on a limb and make that prediction. Daring, incisive stuff here on a Sunday morning!