Third place goes to this tweet, made in the aftermath of England’s exit from Euro 2012 in a penalty shoot-out:
Yeah, that makes sense.
Second place is for a general trend I’ve noticed in the last few days, on Twitter and on some football forums, ever since Spain and Italy but got through to the Euro 2012 final. The train of thought goes: “Hey look, two of the teams that beat Ireland got all the way to then final! That must mean Ireland aren’t actually that bad! ” (Discussed intelligently there)
No. No, no, no, no. Don’t do that. Don’t start with the excuses this late on, and if you’re going to do that, make sure they are good ones at least. We all knew we were going to be playing teams of the quality of Spain and Italy for months, and the right preparation, the right training, the right team make-up was simply not done. When things went wrong, they weren’t changed. It is such an important point to realise and remember: we didn’t have to lose all three games at Euro 2012. It was far, far from inevitable. Denial is a wonderful luxury, but if Ireland is to move forward with its football, it is one we cannot afford to indulge ourselves with.
For the winner this week though we move away from football and on to previous Stupidest Thing entry, back again on the what you would think to be the worst week of their lives, Free Republic, the very conservative, Christian, right-wing fringe forum which routinely comes up with hilarity for those who don’t match the “Freepers” point of view.
The aftermath of the US Supreme Court upholding the “Obamacare” health plan that has caused so much controversy, saw Free Republic devolve further into the realms of exaggeration, hyperbole, craziness and sheer, rank stupidity. Too much to link too individually, so so just check out the previous dozen or so posts from Freeper Madness related to the ACA, the author of which describes the posters of Free Republic as being on a “ragehol bender”.