I want to party like it’s 1999. Remember what happened in soccer that year? The U.S.A. Women’s team won the World Cup in a shootout with China before 50,000+ in the Rose Bowl. I’ll admit I’m not a full-time soccer fan and always kind of watched from afar, but at that time, the band wagon was a great ride to jump on. I’m not ashamed to say I’m on board full time again with the current U.S.A. Mens team. When Landon Donovan scored “the goal” I ripped off my U.S.A. shirt ala Brandi Chastain, and ran screaming around my empty house like a crazy person!
Imagine if they can actually WIN THE CUP? Do you believe in miracles?! YES!! The country was in a dreary rut in 1980 when the U.S.A. hockey team shocked the world with their win over the USSR. Lord knows we’re in a dreary, oily, rut right now. With Italy and France out of the picture, and Spain hanging by a thread, chances are looking very realistic for a run at this thing (Did I just say realistic? Yes, I’m serious and don’t call me Shirley). Regardless of the outcome, thanks to “the goal”, life doesn’t seem so dreary right now.
As mentioned above, France is out of the picture, but they were in the picture for the last installment of the Original Retro Brand’s “Kickin’ Captions Contest.” For those of you just checking in, the contest is simple; we provide a photo featuring one or more of our new international soccer t-shirts and you provide a caption that best fits the picture. The Original Retro Brand panel of judges then chooses their favorite caption. The Winner receives a FREE Original Retro Brand T-shirt of their choice. A new photo will appear on this blog every Tuesday and Friday through to the World Cup Finale on July 11th.
The latest winning caption was entered by Allen Duncan of Saint Charles, Illinois. Since his wife turned him on to the contest, he picked this Illinois shirt for her…Nice guys DO finish first! Winning caption in the photo below. Congrats Allen!
Here are a few other captions that were in the running…..
“South Africa dummies beat hapless France in World Cup play…”
“South Africa tells Les Miserables “au revoir” and “get out of our country!”
“If the South African team was made up of mannequins, France may have had a chance.”
“South Africa doesn’t even have a hand to lend to the frustrated French fans. Oy! Veh!”
“Sacre Bleu for Les Bleus although they did figure out that the only way to stop the Vuvuzelas is to go to the source.”
“Silly France! They only win when the US does the fighting!”
“He who will not shake the hand may receive the shocker..”
Now that we’re in a new U.S.A. “Era of good feeling,” * let’s see your best shot at today’s photo below:
Enter your caption in the post/view comment section at the end of this post and check back this coming Tuesday 6/29/10 to see if you are a winner!**
* Era of Good Feeling (1817–25) was a period in United States political history in which partisan bitterness was almost non-existent (Yes, I’m serious and don’t call me Shirley).
** one caption guess per customer