Reflexo is probably a word in many languages. The one I had in mind for the name of this Portuguese soccer jersey inspired dress shirt is the Portuguese word meaning “reflection”, as in an image rather than deep thought or other meanings of the word “reflection”. That’s because I have the red and green colours reversed, for practical reasons. Otherwise, I’d have called this the Portuguese dress shirt!
In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting tragedy, I am hearing and seeing a lot of social media about needing to provide more mental health support to stop incidents like that. Well, talk about a crazy argument, pun doubly intended! And I didn’t pun because I’m insensitive to those needing mental health. Rather, the argument of better mental health support for gun violence in America is that ludicrous!
Settling a soccer match by penalty kicks is like deciding…
- Boxing decisions by having fighters taking turn freely punching each other till one goes down.
- Baseball ties after 9 innings with a home run hitting contest.
- Basketball ties in regular time with a free throw or 3 point shooting contest.
- American football ties with a field goal kicking contest.
- Tennis ties with an ace serving contest instead of tie-breakers.
Soccer needs an alternative that involves the natural play of the game! What alternatives? Here are some to consider.