Thursday, June 17, 2010

World Cup Day 6

Police in Chile had to break out the tear gas and water cannons on jubilant Chilean fans jumping around like so many seabass, celebrating their country's first World Cup win 48 years. I ask all those reading, that if I ever get tear gassed because I can't keep a lid on my jubilation over my country's soccer team beating Honduras 1-0, just please skip the tear gas and use live ammunition, and preferably hit me in the head. Killshot baby.

Who would have thought it would be the Swiss to inject some life into this soporific taffy pull of a tournament? Of course, any time the Spaniards assemble under one banner for international play, it's a disaster waiting to happen. Euro 2008 aside, choking big time is just what Spain does. If you look closely at that thing on their flag, it has a guy grabbing his own throat on it. Remember, it was just a year ago in the Confederations Cup that the US took down Spain 2-0, a match that apparently was studied closely by Swiss Master Ottmar Hitzfeld. Ottmar...I think we have a winner in the "Name Nicky P's Baby" contest.

Almost a week into the tournament, our front runner for MVP is....Uruguay's Diego Forlan. He had a pair of goals in this match, which pretty much wraps up the tournament scoring title for him. Did you know that Forlan is a two time winner of the Pichichi Trophy for his work with Atletico Madrid? It's true! He has so many Pichichis he is bored with them. RSA keeper Itumeleng Khune got a red card days after chastising his fans for not blowing their zuzuelas hard enough. It's looking like South Africa is going to be the first host nation in, I don't know, probably ever, not to advance to the elimination round.

Chile 3 +1
Switzerland 3 +1
Spain 0 -1
Honduras 0 -1


Patrick N said...

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Nick Pomazak said...

they came back..they did not let the charlie browns beat them..