Something's wrong with that equation. Oh right, the World Champion part. First off, let me pledge my allegiance to football. Great game. Probably the most athletically demanding sport, along with basketball, soccer and hockey.
The real issue at hand, leading into the Super Bowl, is the over-whelming display of pundits - i.e. ex-players - patting themselves on the back. "When I played, I was so great. You weren't so great. I was greater. I was the greatest. There was no one greater than my greatness which was greater than your greatness which means I was great." We'll leave names out of it. It just seems like they're all reading the same script anyway. And they all seem to be receivers. One crucial faux pas they've made is this: "The receiver position is special." So far so good. "There are only 65 wide receivers in the National Football League." Okay. Sure. "That means there are only 65 people in the world that can play at that elite level." STOP. Stop right there. Just quit it. Nobody plays football. Only Americans play football. Stop acting like the rest of the world plays and from the billion or so out there we've dwindled it down to sixty-odd guys. Stop saying that. It sounds ridiculous. Why? Because it is ridiculous.
Stop saying Super Bowl champs are World Champs. You know why? Because they're not. Again, nobody plays football. Football Europe - or whatever it was called - failed. And guess what? They were all American players. There's not even a much-needed showdown between the Super Bowl Champs and the Canadian Football League Champs. No one's playing this game. It's only Americans. It's not World Champs. It's League Champs. Just admit that. Otherwise, you're making a faux pas, spelled fopaw.
That's why soccer is such a great game. Because, like it or not, everyone plays it. When you win the World Cup, you really are World Champions. And, following the Super Bowl League Championship, which I look forward to more than any other sporting event, Bruce Arena will get the USMNT back on track to make a run at becoming legitimate World Cup winners. Something to look forward to for sports fans alike, who are interested in World Championships.