Saturday, January 5, 2008

Playoffs? You’re Talking About Playoffs?

Although the U.S. team had two trainings today, the team got the chance to watch parts of both NFL playoff games. The Seattle Seahawks were leading 13-0 when the USA left for its afternoon training, only to hear before training started that the Washington Redskins had stormed back to take the lead. Alas, after training, Seattle resident Hope Solo was stoked for her team's victory, while suburban Washington, D.C. native Joanna Lohman (she’s from Maryland) was a bit bummed as her team's season came to an end. The U.S. players got back to the hotel in time to watch the entire second half of the second game, but apparently there are no Pittsburgh or Jacksonville fans on the team. Said resident team football expert Cat Whitehill (who admittedly follows the college game much for fervently): “I felt bad for the Redskins. I’m a big Joe Gibbs fan and after winning four in a row, and playing with such emotion after the passing of Sean Taylor, it would have been nice to see them win.”

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