In high school, we were required to participate in at least one after-school sport every season. In the Fall, the most talented athletes always ended up playing football, while some chose to compete in cross-country running, and the remainder ended up playing soccer by default. With that observation, it’s easy to conclude that soccer is a sport that takes the least amount of enthusiasm to play when you’re forced to chose a sport you have no desire to play. However, it’s also one of the most demanding if you want to have a career in it. In America, that equates to a profession filled with hilarious David Beckham jokes and the same public recognition as the president of your local chain of supermarkets. Jimmy Conrad knows all about that stuff, but he’s proud of being a professional soccer player anyway, He thinks Dana White’s critical comments regarding his former sport were baseless and reassures the public that soccer isn’t nearly as easy to play as it looks; which is coincidentally exactly how I feel about Ms. Pacman. Anyway, here’s his open letter to Dana White, to which he has responded just a few hours ago.
Here’s a little Twitter exchange between the two, compliments of The UG.