February 04, 2008

South Korean soccer players dislocate their shoulders to become draft dodgers: Why bother with serving your country when the U.S is there as your minders? Makes me reminisce of my days eating kimchi and swigging ginseng from the bottle.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 03:40 PM - 10 comments

Texan, It brings me back to a few port calls on USS Midway. There's nothing like a couple of bottles of Oscar wine while "window shopping" on Green Street in Pusan. If you've been there, you'll understand.

posted by Howard_T at 04:19 PM on February 04, 2008

Osan was my favorite er---tourism spot. I spent many a won there, being 19 and all. I do remember Oscar, which was far better than that OB crap beer. I can still hear the Bee Gees and Van Halen ringing in my ears from all those nights in the "discos." And Pusan---I played on a soccer team with Korean F-86 pilots and we traveled to Pusan a few times for games, as we did in many towns around the country. Green Street indeed.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 05:51 PM on February 04, 2008

MMMM,, Oscar, had liquid O in it I believe.. Green Bottle, Pink Label With Gold Oscar Statue in the middle. Tasted like Kool Aid but boy oh boy.. Just right after night out with "yobo-seo" lol..

posted by WallyP at 05:53 PM on February 04, 2008

So hooray for mandatory conscription then? Hell to that. Post four and still no talk of sports.

posted by Adept at 06:23 PM on February 04, 2008

Adept, does that make you part of the problem or part of the solution (to channel the MC5)?

posted by lawn_wrangler at 07:41 PM on February 04, 2008

We're all the problem.

posted by Adept at 07:42 PM on February 04, 2008

I would rather serve in the South Korean Army than play for their soccer team.

posted by texoma-slim at 08:53 PM on February 04, 2008

Maybe they should've dislocated their knees, they'd get out of the draft and off the soccer team.

posted by dj sko at 05:43 AM on February 05, 2008

Thats how G-dub got out of the war too. Alas, his soccer career never took off like he thought it would.

posted by Debo270 at 08:39 AM on February 05, 2008

Another ploy they use to dodge military service is to get large tattoos. It's a misdemeanor to get them, but it keeps them out of the army. You wouldn't think it would be that big a deal in this day and age, but even in the U.S. you can't be admitted to OCS with any visible tattoos.

posted by Tinman at 10:50 AM on February 05, 2008

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