smlwld stans: Cleveland FootGolf Cup

Wait, our predictions were actually kinda accurate?

Yes, ladies and gents, smallworld actually didn’t fail miserably in a prediction post! Apparently all we had to do was predict something that’s not soccer.

If you’re the annoying person who didn’t just click the link above and read the Cleveland FootGolf Cup preview, smallworld called the top three finishers to be Cleveland Evertonians, Cleveland SC, and Cleveland Gooners in that order.

As it turned out, two of those three were, in fact, top three finishers!

The Gooners finished in first, outdoing even my expectations, while Cleveland SC finished exactly where I predicted and Cleveland Red Devils snuck into a podium spot in third.

As mentioned in last week’s preview, Jason is quite the Arsenal supporter, so I’m sure he had a few Platform Beers in celebration. Outside of the results, though, it sure seemed like an event worth celebrating.

The connection between these soccer supporters is definitely something the participants were starved for, and just by taking a look at some pictures, it’s pretty evident that the FootGolf Cup gave them exactly that.

look how pretty our logo is next to those wonderful sponsors!
victory pose from the Gunners
clearly this was very hard work, everybody looks dead tired
and a little friendly inter-squad competition about to happen here as well

It was certainly a day to forget about the lack of supporters’ groups in pubs, in living rooms, and especially in stadiums. Because for a few fantastic hours in Cleveland, soccer fans of many affiliations came together once more on the pitch.

Until we get back to tailgates and 90-minute shouting and chanting sessions, I think we’d all be envious of having a memory like this to get us through a little while longer.

Stay weird and support local soccer!




By danny kotula

danny kotula is an aspiring sports writer and play-by-play commentator. unfortunately, he is not good at either one. his interests include watching soccer and listening to obscure music genres, and those aren’t even his most boring ones. he was born in Tacoma, Washington but has called South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, California, Georgia, and Costa Rica home over the course of his life. he generally knows where to put a comma, which is by far his most redeeming quality. he is writing this in third person as if he were famous enough for someone to write him a biography, but don’t be fooled. he’s not famous.

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