Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saipan Football has come a long way since Roy Keane

In the hearts of Irish Football fans, The Saipan Incident was worse than 9/11.

That was 2002.

This is 2007.

Things are a little bit better now. NMIFA Men's Team tryouts begin tomorrow at 5 PM. Don't be late.

...and for more on Roy Keane and The Saipan Incident, look out for a documentary called Red Mist...and here are some Amazing President Facts.

12 comments:

Shazam said...

You inspired me to post about the Roy Keane/Mick McCarthy saga. I linked your post to mine.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Okay, I give. I looked at several of those utube vids and still no clue. Wht the heck is "The Saipan Incident"?

Obviously this Keane fellow is/was a soccer player in the UK. He died in 2005? What did he or someone do on Saipan in 2002?

Shazam said...

He's still alive. Every time I see the one where he breaks the knee of the other player it makes me beyond angry.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

That would be this knee break:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuZcoOeGdz0&mode=related&search=

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

The Saipan Incident is when the Irish National Football Team came to Saipan to train before the World Cup in 2002. They were kind of unhappy with Ada Field and the Captain ended up quitting the team. That doesn't happen very often...and it sent shockwaves through Ireland.

Mike said...

Well, if they watched real football, they wouldn't care about this Keane guy anyway.

Shazam said...

oh oh that's the one...my blood is boiling. How can anyone glorify a player who would deliberately do that to another person???? He later went on to brag about doing it on purpose in his autobiography!!! Unbelievable!!! I looked up the movie Red Mist and found out it is based on a book written by a fan so it is going to be very biased on the side of Keane.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

When you say real Football, do you mean the one where they get pumped up on steriods, wear pads, and actually only play about 3 minutes out of each 15 minute quarter? Just asking.

You should read Greenspan's new book, too. I here it has some nice things to say about Nixon. Serious.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

...and I think that knee break ended that players career.

Oh well, right?

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Maybe I'm missing something. So the team capitan quit because he didn't like the practice field? Could we say that perserverence may not have been his middle name?

Now if he had been unhappy with the way his steak was cooked and quit, I could understand that.

There must be more to this than meets the whine.

jake rhymes with cake said...

Red Mist. what channel is that going to be on?

John said...

This is my analysis of the infamous Saipan Incident:

http://www.soccer-ireland.com/saipan/index.htm

John Hogan