USA vs. Mexico Countdown: Not Voodoo again?

USA vs. Mexico Countdown: Not Voodoo again?

U.S. Men's National Team

USA vs. Mexico Countdown: Not Voodoo again?

MexicanVoodooDoll (AP) 

The fun never ends in the USA-Mexico rivalry.

You remember the story a few weeks ago about a Mexican sports newspaper and Radio Shack store in Mexico City giving away voodoo dolls that were supposed to help the Mexican national team finally beat the U.S. team on American soil? Well, Radio Shack (a U.S.-based company) pulled the plug on the promotion, putting an end to it. Right?

Wrong. The same newspaper, The Record, has teamed up with Blockbuster on a new voodoo doll promotion. Readers of the newspaper can trade in coupons for the cheap dolls that you see above, and the dolls come with instructions to stick pins in the dolls where Mexican fans want to hurt American players. You really can't make this stuff up.

Now here are my questions:

1. Blockbuster is still in business?

2. When did the U.S. national team start wearing knock-off New York Rangers jerseys?

3. Is this starting to get embarrassing for Mexico's players?

What do you think of this latest story? Waiting for the first American newspaper to come up with a similar promotion here in the U.S.? Ready to go protest a Blockbuster (if you can find one)? Does the above doll look more like Alexi Lalas the more you look at it?

Share your thoughts below.

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