Immediately after World War II, when we helped rebuild Europe and established NATO and the UN to prevent another giant clusterfuck in Europe. Also, when the Soviet Union fell in no small part thanks to the triumph of American soft power. That’s the short and simple answer, anyway. Read more
The company was probably paying him under the table because they knew this was a crime. And since this Florida Man has “fall guy” written all over him I’m pretty sure the company had deniability contingencies in place if he ever flew off the handle.
Or “litigation costs finally surpassed recall costs to justify it”.
Interference is a bit of a grey area that’s up to the referee to call I think, so I can certainly see why they did. It definitely looks to me like a planned attempt to ambush the keeper and interfere with the kick, rather than clever positioning to be able to block the kick after it’s taken.
Eh, I wouldn’t say Tesla has “disrupted” the auto industry. They’ve shown that EVs can sell, but they’re not at a point where the rest of the industry is reacting to them. They haven’t made ICE automobiles irrelevant. They haven’t made any other companies irrelevant. Read more
As a former keeper, that ball would be in play the whole time as the ball her kick is from the hands, therefore the ball had been in play before for her to hold it and drop kick it. If the ball wasn’t in play, it would be put in play by a place kick in which the other side would have to back off a certain amount if… Read more
That’s absolutely disgusting, as well as fascinating...and an excellent analogy.
When I was going to college in Chicago, I lived with some friends in a very cheap apartment in a definitely sketchy neighborhood. We had a roach problem that was certainly bothersome, but mostly in a catch-sight-of-something-in-the-corner-of-your-eye way, focused primarily in the kitchen. One day I’d had my fill,… Read more