World Cup from Scottish perspective


INVERNESS. Scotland -- Watched the final match of the World Cup at Castle Stuart Golf Links with a group of writers from the United Kingdom on Sunday. A couple observations:

- They prefer football, will settle for soccer but don't fancy the term 'kick ball.'

- As painfully dull as a 1-nil overtime bout sounds to an American the folks on this side of the pond couldn't get enough of that type of action.

- They know most yellow cards are the byproduct of good acting, and they are fine with it.

- They had little interest in switching over to check the scores from the U.S. Women's Open. Not big Paula Creamer fans it seems.

- They can't explain the details of 'offsides' no matter how hard they try or how many times you ask.

- They think the refs did a fine job.