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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday weekend celebrating 'Murica! Because why wouldn't you? Is there anything better than grilled meats, sunshine and pyrotechnics? No, there most certainly is not. Well.... maybe one thing. And that is the fact that we, USA, are the Women's World Cup Champions. I'm a little sad that the tournament is over because it has been an incredible one, and not just because we won. Women's soccer is finally getting to that point that a lot of countries can compete at a high level. Don't get me wrong. There's still a long way to go. But if you watched almost any of the matches, it was an entertaining 90-120 minutes. Last night's match was especially entertaining. 7 goals were scored. It was insane. Especially when you consider 4 of those came in the first 15 minutes of the match and 2 of them actually were against us. For reference, only 1 goal had been scored against our solid defense and incredible keeper in the previous 6 matches. And that 1 goal came in the first half of our first match. Yeah. Even #1 ranked team in the world, Germany, couldn't score on us. So major props to Japan. They had me sweating when they cut the score from 4-0 to 4-2. 2011 flashbacks were real. But history did not repeat itself and we came out on top 5-2. USA! USA! USA!
Happy early July 4th everyone! Since we won't be around tomorrow, I thought I'd write a little about my 2nd favorite holiday of all time (Thanksgiving is the first).
As a tribute to our great nation, here is a list of my favorite songs about America. So, for your Thursday afternoon pre-holiday listening pleasure...and in no particular order...
God Bless The USA - Lee Greenwood
At the 2:47 mark, when Lee sings, "And I'd proudly stand up...(pause)...next to you". That's good stuff right there.
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
Although not exactly uplifting and positive (read the lyrics, y'all) still a great tune.
America - Simon and Garfunkel
I love Simon and Garfunkel. And this song is also in a great scene in one of my favorite movies, "Almost Famous", where Zooey Deschanel says, "This song explains why I'm leaving home to become a stewardess!"
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
I realize this song isn't really patriotic, but it says USA and for me, that counts. And on another note: Miley, Miley, Miley...why can't you sing songs like this again? I think the world is ready for Party in the USA (Part 2). You know, whenever you are ready.
American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I really like Tom Petty. And this is one of my top five favorite of his.
Home - Dierks Bentley
Yes, I like all kinds of music, including country. And I am into this song.
Small Town - John Mellencamp
Part of the soundtrack of my childhood.
America The Beautiful - Ray Charles
This song also makes me feel all the feels. It also plays over an awesome scene in "The Sandlot".