Saturday, July 03, 2010

Ball of Confusion

Yesterday morning I could not see that there was any possibility for anything other than a World Cup final featuring Brazil v Argentina. What do I know? Nothing, apparently.

I hardly know who to pick now. With apologies to my late father, who I trust is not reading from the Great Beyond, I really like this German team a lot. It's true!! Father forgive me, for I am sinning. But I like them, I really like them. I believe they can beat Spain. And we are looking at a Germany v Netherlands final. Tres cool.

And I'd have to stick with the Netherlands to win, because they've never done so before, and also, well, because of the War. Heh. I haven't totally forgotten about the War.

Oddest line of the day belongs to, who else, John Helm, about, who else, Maradona. I paraphrase a bit here: "He cuts a lonely figure sometimes. And a demented one too sometimes."
Now is that nice?

6 comments:

Susieq said...

I think it will be a Germany v Spain final (despite me becoming an honorary Dutchperson for a week or so)

cityofmushrooms said...

and yet I still pick demented maradona for my man-o-the-match

and ps to ms nanuk: you know your mr ralph/rafe is not on THIS german team--

Nanuk of the North, the Mastermind behind [blank] said...

But he would've made a nice addition, nein?

Anonymous said...

The one thing for certain is that football* is a team sport. One of the joys of the World Cup is that it is hard to predict – early results are often based on who is competing within a particular group and, as a result, can be misleading. Now the media seems to be stressing that the teams not build on and around big stars are the ones doing the winning – which is not entirely true either …

Listening to John Helm is great fun … by favorite came during a cagey and stalemated game … something like: “It’s intriguing rather than absorbing”…

JD


* - that stuff they play in the NFL and CFL is actually handball… the joy of calling it that is it drives the fans CRAZY.

cityofmushrooms said...

john helms rocks--
even as much as the beloved martin tyler

Susieq said...

oh, and it can't be a Germ v Sp final, because they play each other in the semi this week - duh!