Tuesday, June 27, 2006

In a way, I'm glad the world cup only occurs once every four years: I haven't gotten a thing done in the past three weeks.

If you're not a soccer afficianado here's a brief overview of what's happened so far: every single one of my favored teams is already out of the tournament. Poland played to 'not lose' and did just that, Czech Republic somehow disintegrated after destroying the US, the US apparently forgot what group they were in, Mexico played an incredible second-round game and lost on the goal of the tournament, Switzerland were anticlimactically blanked on a pk shootout, and Holland - oh Holland - what a disaster. Up 11 men to 10 and then 10 to 9 they still couldn't get a decent shot off. I don't know why Van Nistelrooy wasn't playing - I think he was slightly injured in the previous game, I can't quite remember and I don't want to go online and find out because I'll probably accidentally see the scores from today and I Tivo'd them this morning. To top it all off my least favorite team, Italy, advanced on the most atrocious call of the tournament - a non-foul in the box with literally 10 seconds to play in regulation. I am convinced this has all happened because the tournament is being held in Germany. In some way, no matter how slight, Hasselhoff must be involved.

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