Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/27/13
The FA Cup sometimes gets a bad rap, even back in England where we should know better. That's why this past weekend was so important: it served as a reminder that the magic of this tournament is not only still present, but burning strong. With all due respect to the Liverpool , Norwich , Queens Park and Tottenham fans, it's hard not to feel a swell of pride when you see teams like Luton, Oldham and MK Dons knock off the big boys. That is the stuff dreams are made of in this sport, and I can tell you that playing in a game like that is a goal for children across our country. This tournament really gets to the heart of our culture. It's about the underdogs having their day, it's about gutting through the games on a cold, rainy field, and it's about looking up and seeing the fans in the stands and knowing what it means to them. If anyone's ever questioned the passion of the FA Cup - well, they got their answer this weekend. Often times - and I'm guilty of it as well - we talk about ...
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