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Pat McMahon

Updated Jun 27, 2014 - 10:12 am

Soccer wins

Hey, you know what? They did it.

Going into independence week, the Yanks came out of a World Cup loss a winner. Don't ask me the details of how at the end of group competition they could lose to Germany 1-0 and still wind up in the soccer equivalent of the Sweet 16 -- the knockout round. We weren't supposed to be there, but next Tuesday afternoon the US soccer team plays Belgium.

Yes, I'm one of the newcomers to the game and quite honestly I think it's an exciting sport.

I've even begun to start guiding the ball with my body after a corner kick and yelling at the so-called victim who just pulled off one of those phony flops. I'd give the guy on the ground a red card for bad acting. And you know who else is discovering this "true" world series?

Apparently, just about everybody as the COPA television ratings are through the roof.

So who knows? The next time one of your kids wants to play catch, it may be with the feet only.

I'm Pat McMahon

About the Author


He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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