On Saturday at 3:30 EST, a contest will kick off that has far less of a real chance for underdog victory. No matter, It will be fun to watch, anyway.
Okay, sports fans, here's a chance to show some nationalistic pride, wow your significant other with your international cultural literacy, and watch top athletes smashing into each other while throwing and kicking a ball.
Your USA Eagles take on the single most recognizable international rugby side in the world, New Zealand's All Blacks.
The match is at Soldier Field in Chicago in front of a sold out crowd of 61,500.
I used to work in Chicago at the old department store.
I used to work in Chicago, I don't work there any more.
And our old roommate Brian Hightower will be calling the game. Not bad, Highcheese. Father Abraham had seven sons, and one of them was Hightower. And he never passed the ball. All he did was go like this.
This article quotes US coach Mike Tolkin saying this is just the start for rugby in the US. Rob may tell him it started with his blogpost, but they may agree on where it's headed. In an Australian publication, the author writes:
Yes, the All Blacks will win handily, but the match is seen as a stepping stone in the USA’s progression from second tier rugby playing nation to first tier.The haka in Chi-town with our buddy on TV? We'll take that. Tune in.
3:30 PM, Saturday, November 1. NBC.