Soccer Flash

David K. Israel

Okay guys, I'll admit it, I'm getting into the World Cup! The more I watch, the less I complain, the more I'm on the edge of my seat, rooting for teams and players I know almost nothing about. Yes, I've hopped on the football wagon. I even spent some time over the weekend looking for good (read: free) flash games with a soccer angle.

Here's the one that helped me kill a whole hour or so. Careful if you click over though, it's pretty addicting -- sort of like the way hacky sack was in college, which helped me kill entire days when I was procrastinating.

Speaking of hacky sack, ever wonder what its origins are? Well I did. So now, thanks to this little article over on, you get to kick the question around, too. Here's a highlight:

The co-operative kicking sport has ancient origins from China, Thailand, Native America and nearly every country. Hacky Sack or Footbag, as we know it today, is a modern American sport invented in 1972, by John Stalberger and Mike Marshall of Oregon City, Oregon. Marshall had created a hand-made bean bag, that he was kicking around. Stalberger was recovering from knee surgery and was looking for a fun way to exercise his knees. Together, they called the new game "Hackin' the Sack." The two decided to collaborate and market their new game under the trademark of "Hacky Sack®".