¡Touchdown! Crashing the Tropic Bowl

Watching the U.S. and Costa Rican players practice was as close to a Spring Training astmophere as I had even gotten. These were some of the best American football players in the country. These were athletes who had turned away from their diehard soccer tradition to serve as fullbacks and tight ends. It takes chutzpah to face off with 100-kilo goliaths on the line of scrimage. It takes more chutzpah to do this among people who think American football is a bunch of guys falling down in a pile, over and over.