Simply Jonathan


I saw a documentary some weeks ago, about David Beckham going to LA Galaxy, and what it would take for him to succeed. There was also an interview with a guy — I don’t recall his name, but I think he was a journalist — who was confident that Becks would fail, mainly due to all the problems Americans seem to have with soccer:

  • There aren’t a lot of goals. Americans like lots of goals.
  • Soccer is played with the feet. Americans like to use their hands.

I think there was one more, but I don’t remember it, and what I want to do is focus on his second point: Americans like to use their hands. And then it struck me, only in America can a game where the only foot-to-ball contact is the field goals (and the rare use of the foot to kick the ball forward), be called football.

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.