35 Reasons Why You Should Cheer For Germany

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This week, our U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Germany in the final game of group play. To guarantee we advance to the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. really needs a win, or at least a draw.

However, did you ever think about maybe cheering for Germany? Now, before you blog about how anti-American KorkedBats.com is, hear me out. Germany has a lot of great things to offer. I just want to point them out to you, to make you think, “Maybe I should cheer for Germany?”

Just because Germany isn’t America doesn’t mean it’s necessarily bad. Here are 35 things that Germany has to offer that are pretty awesome, too:

  • Juergen Klinsmann, USMNT head coach
    • He’s the head coach of our U.S. Men’s National Team. Who cares if he doesn’t think we can win? At least he’s honest. Would you rather have some rah-rah Gordon Bombay “we can beat ANYONE, it’s ok as long as you give it your best effort” type of coach? Or a hard-nosed Jack Reilly head coach of the Hawks “it’s not worth winning if you can’t win BIG!” type of coach? I’ll take the latter, cake eater.


  • Frankfurter, hot dog
    • Not sure what’s in them, but who cares? It can’t be worse that what’s in Taco Bell meat, amirite?!


  • Frankfort, capital of Kentucky
    • It’s not German, but it sounds like the name of a German city. And it’s the capital of a state that ranks in almost everybody’s Top 50 American States To Live In.


  • Bratwurst, hot dog-ish
    • You’re welcome, Wisconsin.


  • Pretzel, food
    • You’re welcome, Mall Food Courts.


  • Harmonica, instrument
    • You’re welcome, old-time prison inmates.



  • Leather overalls, clothing
    • Why not feel good while looking good? That’s what the problem leather overalls solve. More like lederBROsen, amirite?!


  • David Hasselhoff, actor
    • He was the actor on Baywatch without boobs. He also had a car that TALKED. He was a judge on America’s Got Talent. Let me repeat that… AMERICA’S Got Talent. He was the first celebrity eliminated on the 11th season of Dancing With The Stars... Not that I watched or anything. He’s nicknamed “The Hoff.” When people start referring  to you by part of your last name with THE in front, that’s when you know you’ve made it. I mean, people don’t even refer to Barrack as “The Obam” yet. Hasselhoff is all that is man.


  • Drunk David Hasselhoff, drunk actor
    • Repeat everything from above, but add a drunken stupor video of that man, lying shirtless on the ground while eating a cheeseburger. That’s the kind of stuff the Internet was invented for.


  • Beer, alcoholic beverage
    • No one really knows where beer was invented. So for the sake of this post, I’m saying Germany.


  • The Sound of Music, musical
    • This legendary musical was created in Germany, and honestly, I’m not sure where society would be without it. Can you say you knew what a female deer was called before you saw The Sound of Music?


  • Alzheimer’s Disease, medical disease
    • Without Germans we never would’ve known why grandma couldn’t ever remember our names.


Jermaine Jackson

  • Jermaine Jackson, singer
    • In my personal opinion, the best and most successful of the Jackson brothers. He’s not German, but his name is as close to German as you can get.


  • Fahrenheit hydrometer, temperature mumbo-jumbo
    • Because Michael Moore’s Celcius 9/11 just doesn’t have that good of a ring to it.


  • Roland Emmerich, film director
    • He directed the film Independence Day, how much more American can you get?


  • Hans Zimmer, film composer
    • He’s scored with more people in Hollywood than Lindsay Lohan.


  • Mercedes, car
    • It’s like a really really nice kind of car.German Cars


  • BMW, car
    • It’s like a nicer kind of Mercedes.


  • Porsche, car


    • It’s like a nicer kind of BMW.


  • Volkswagen, car
    • It’s like a… well… it’s a car.



  • 99 Red Balloons, song
    • Because who doesn’t love a song about a specific number of balloons.


  • Claudia Schiffer, model
    • Claudia was a popular Guess? Jeans girl for most of the 1990’s, she also was the subject of the first “That’s What She Said” joke. If you can’t stare at Claudia for more than 15 seconds without letting out an audible, “HUBBA HUBBA!” then there is no hope for you.


  • Frankfurt Galaxy, NFL Europe team
    • They won the World Bowl 4 times. How many NFL teams in America can say that? Zero.


Dirk Nowtizki And Mark Cuban

  • Dirk Nowitzki, NBA superstar
    • You’re welcome, Mark Cuban.


  • The Perm, hairstyle
    • It was invented in the land of Germany, but perfected in the 90’s.


  • Lindsey Vonn, skier
    • She’s not German, but if she marries Tiger, and her new name becomes Lindsey Vonn Woods, her name will sound super German.


Surge Soda

  • Nuclear Fission, ????
    • I don’t know what this is, but it’s sounds awesome. It might be the fizz at the top of a glass of Surge soda?


  • Christmas Tree, holiday decoration
    • Before Christmas Trees, we had Christmas hydrangeas. Trust me, the tree is a much better idea.


  • Easter Egg Hunt, holiday tradition
    • What better way to commemorate the son of God in human form coming to this Earth, living a sinless life, and overcoming death three days after brutally dying for our sins than to hide candy-filled plastic eggs around the yard?! Classic!


  • Easter Bunny, holiday tradition
    • Those Easter eggs don’t hide themselves, people.


  • Kindergarten, grade
    • The only grade with nap time. Yeah, I’d say those Germans were on to something.


  • Flamethrower, weapon
    • It’s like holding a lighter to your butt when you fart. Only MORE powerful, and you don’t need to buy any Taco Bell before hand.


Indiana Jones Face Melt

  • That Guy From Indiana Jones And The Raiders of the Lost Ark, movie character
    • Shout out to Major Arnold Thoht (played by Ronald Lacey). I mean, the dude got his face melted off for the sake of our entertainment. He took one for the team. Props to you, my man.


 Indiana Jones Elsa Schneider

  • That Chick From Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, movie character
    • Dr. Elsa Schneider (played by Alison Doody) was very easy on the eyes. Yes, she was technically Austrian, but she was working for the Nazis. That’s a total German move. So we classify her as German. It’s too bad she fell off a cliff at the end.


  • Hitler, huge jerk
    • Ok, this guy was a pretty big dick. You’re right. We shouldn’t cheer for Germany. In fact, SCREW GERMANY!


Let’s go U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!





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This post was created by Austin. You can follow him and his jokes on Twitter: @TheAHuff

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Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter (which he apparently thought was important enough to share here). He also wears pants everyday.


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