I managed to watch 105 out of the 120 minutes of the World Cup final live at a pub out in Bellevue on Sunday. The Spain/Netherlands game was definitely what I expected it to be. Grind-it-out, nerve-wracking final. I feel it was much better than the 2006 final, partly because (1) the team that I absolutely hate almost as much as the L*kers, Italy, won it in 2006 and (2) because it went to a penalty shootout, which I hate to see especially for a final since it’s so gut-wrenching.
But here’s just some of my thoughts on the game itself… Continue reading Final Thoughts on the 2010 World Cup
After 62 games played and 30 teams eliminated, we’re down to the last two teams remaining in the tournament: The Netherlands (Oranje) and Spain (La Furia Roja). To be honest, I think this is the match-up for the football purists. Two very solid squads with great passing abilities, great attacking options, and solid teamwork. Did I mention the fact that neither of these teams have won the World Cup either?
So it begs the questions: Who do you think is going to win it all?
Continue reading Oranje vs. La Furia Roja
So if you haven’t heard already, Uruguay made it into the semifinals, where they’re playing in less than 8 hours from now. However, how they got there is considered by some as “controversial”, others “unethical”, and few as “what just happened, but absolutely genius and awesome”. I’ll explain exactly what happened, as well as other thoughts (in a different format than what I usually do).
Continue reading The Suarez Play (And Other WC Thoughts)