Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dobrú Noc, Italia!

This makes me hate soccer just a little less, just for a little while. Or, as they say in Slovak,



  1. Especially sweet for the Australians who got screwed by the Diving Azzuri four years ago. Have a nice summer senorinas.

  2. So as an Austro-Canadianian of Slovak heritage, this must be the best soccer thing that has ever happened to you, Ted! Now I hate soccer even a little bit less. But don't worry, it will only last until the next time I see a grown man fall writhing to the ground and holding his face because someone ran by him with a ball.

  3. Watching Australia make it to the round of 16 and seeing them beat URgay to qualify for the WC, is the best soccer thing that ever happened to me.

    I struggled with the soccer this year having seen the NHL playoffs on the flashing box just prior.

    The juxtaposition of seeing Belanger of Washington sitting on the bench pulling his teeth out and not missing a shift and watching Kaka of Brazil writhing on the ground because someone farted in his general direction was almost too much to bear.

    That is all.

  4. Despite not taking an interest in any particular team, league, or for that matter, the World Cup, I rather like watching professional soccer. I have liked it ever since my own children began to play it competitively (and I had to suffer through two seasons of practices, games and tournaments), and then when I watched it on TV, I saw just how WELL it could be played by professionals. And let us not underestimate the power of "Bend it Like Beckham", a movie which I enjoyed so much, I am looking for a copy of it (but I won't pay more than $5, because that's how much it was at Walmart one time).

    I was happy when Slovakia beat Italy. And tonight, Germany (Mr. Pinkerton's ancestral Faaderlandt)took out England.

  5. I understand your feeling, Mrs. P., and I can see how one could enjoy watching the game. I do sometimes catch myself watching a few moments of a match, but then some stupid ref calls off a goal where the ball was three feet over the line or someone gets a red card because someone else ran into him and then fell to the ground holding his face like his nose was broken and I think, "What a stupid sport." and change the channel. If only they could cut out all the idiocy, I'm sure it would be more fun to watch.