Sunday, June 25, 2006

Bye Bye Ecuador

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No, we haven't decided to bring American democracy to Ecuador.

Soccer...er...football...whatever.

I'm new to the sport. This year is the first time I've actually sat down and watched an entire match.

Still learning the rules....

I've just been amazed at the stamina, artistry, and competitiveness of the players. And man do I love those fans! During the one of the matches with Korea the commentators kept having to have the volume on their microphones adjusted just to be heard.

Just watched Beckham whip in a curveball better than any MLB pitcher I've ever seen.

I took my temperature. I'm afraid it's World Cup Fever.

9 Comments:

Anonymous brian said...

I love the World Cup. Mexico is my team, so I am a bit sad now that they have been knocked out.

Vancouver is crazy right now about the World Cup. Everywhere you look, there are flags flying from all of the countries. I have seen more flags from England, Portugal, or Italy than Canadian flags in the past few weeks.

Sun Jun 25, 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Again said...

And man do I love those fans!

i stumbled across a TV-reportage about fans - those kind of fans has a really complicated culture. The paintings, the instruments, the musics, the self-made (!) rhymes - sometimes you really hear Italian Opera it doesn't matter where the fans come from

I've just been amazed at the stamina, artistry, and competitiveness of the players

don't forget the teamwork! Single superman can save the moment, but can't control 90 min - only a team, where one can pass on the holy ball to another better able to make a goal - wins...

Mon Jun 26, 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Barnita said...

Cricket rules!!!!!!

Football's ok and all, but nothing can beat a day of watching cricket [or 5 days of it(when it comes to Test matches)].

Yea- I appreciate the skill and the competetiveness in the game of football- but its a superhyped up game thats really a waste of time nd money (yea - I know that sounds hypocritic coming from the chick who can watch /waste 5 days on a test match) - but no really - cricket is such a beautiful, civilized yet unpredictable game with such lovely clean flannels. SOme of the footballers look positively barbaric (hand me the tea and buttered scones, dahling)Lol.

But yea - I love the chants the audience does. Noone cheers as well as a true soccer fan.

Mon Jun 26, 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous brian said...

"Cricket rules!!!!!!"

Maybe...if you can understand what the hell is going on. An english co-worker tried explaining it to me one day. I am just as lost as ever.

Mon Jun 26, 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

No game played while wearing sweaters is a true sport.

It's just wrong.

Mon Jun 26, 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Barnita said...

Hey!! I resent that.

Maybe someday, we'll meet over some chai and doobies and then I'll sit and explain the finer points of the game.

Wed Jun 28, 03:18:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Now that sounds like fun.

Wed Jun 28, 11:35:00 PM  
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