Monday, June 30, 2008

Euro 08- FINALS


This match ended in the 33rd minute when Liverpool's Fernando Torres victimized German keeper Jens Lehmann. First, Torres won a long ball by putting a swim move on a German defender that would make Osi Umenyiora proud, Lehmann decided too late to come out and try and meet him, and Torres was able to just poke it past him for the only goal.

Spain actually kept the pressure on throughout most of the match, and the big question was whether Spain would win 1-0 or 2-0, and whether I would stay awake long enough to find out.

But for me, there was one other question, and that was what the hell was that pregame show with the dancing stacks of balloons arranged in the flags of all the countries about? If you saw it, you know what I'm talking about. It looked something like the weird space opera Emperor Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker were watching in Revenge of the Sith while discussing the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise. It was infinitely more fascinating than the match that followed.

Well, that's it. Euro 08 is over. Generalissimo Franco is smiling up at us from hell, toasting the new European champs with a glass of sangria, and collecting on his bets with Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm.
The next Euro tournament will be in 2012, followed by the Earth falling off its axis 5 months later as the Mayans have been kind enough to let us know in advance about.

After the 4th of July holiday, its time to strap on the shoulderpads and whatever else you want to strap on, because I'll be NFL intensive, bringing you "Up to Speed" on the teams I haven't looked at yet, and bringing you news from training camps. Have a great holiday!

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