I've got to show some love to Canada's national soccer (football) team at the World Cup in Germany.
I'm a once every 4 years fan of soccer (OE4YFOS), so I have no right to critique the game or the teams or the fact that more kids in Canada play soccer than hockey. I'm soccer ignorant and I have no problem admitting it.
What I will say is that after watching Canada play Germany in their opening match, as a OE4YFOS, I've noticed that these women play with bigger balls than the men that actually have a pair between their legs.
Take for instance Canada's team captain, Christine Sinclair. Even though Canada lost the match, she had her nose broken by an illegal elbow, doctors told her she couldn't play, came back on the pitch and then scored a goal.
I know women's sports don't get the same kind of respect as the men, but if you haven't been following the World Cup, watch a couple games and get into it. At the end of the day athletes are athletes and sport is sport.