Friday, July 02, 2010

Random World Cup Thoughts

Anyone following the World Cup? I've been watching even though I can't ever remember the name of the one U.S. player I've heard of. Landon Donovan is such an odd name, so I get as far as "Lan" and then all I can think of is "-do Calrissian?"

I was fairly invested in the Germany-England match. Despite the WWII reference nonsense, I was rooting for Germany (it's the only team where I actually know the players' names). I was so tense when England had the non-goal goal (thinking that the tide was turning) that I couldn't watch until it was 3-1. I'm okay with Germany losing to Argentina or Spain if they get that far. But England seems to be all whining and self-absorption (this opinion is, of course, totally uninformed by anything) -- like the Yankees, but suckier at their given sport.

Aside from my Germany leanings, the most awesome final -- in a very Simpsons-tastic way -- would naturally be Paraguay v. Uruguay. Unfortunately the countries aren't right, but I couldn't resist including this clip:

4 comments:

Tim said...

I've been more-or-less following the World Cup. My preferences have been roughly (1) U.S.A. (2) South Africa (3) um, some other African team, I guess?

So now that Ghana is out, I'm not sure who to root for, although I do see the appeal of an all-guay final. And yeah, great clip.

Jackie said...

Well, that's it for the Paraguay-Uruguay final. So I'll be rooting for Germany from here on out. Spain didn't look so good winning against Paraguay, so I'm feeling pretty positive about their chances.

Doug Rudd said...

"Halfback passes to center, back to wing, back to center, center holds it! Holds it! Holds It!"

A Germany-Netherlands final should be entertaining...

Jackie said...

That whole soccer segment is awesome. And Netherlands is in, but the psychic octopus has picked Spain over Germany. :)