Friday, June 09, 2006

Game On!

Here's a link to a simple, concise World Cup schedule and bracket, courtesy of the Washington Post. Every American needs a good bracket.

Just a little note. In the event that any World Cup conversation goes on here, please don't post results on the on the same day a match is played since many people (myself included, except for USA game days) may be watching games on tape.

Finally, for any other serious fans or those who want to get a behind-the-scenes look at the players, ussoccer.com has a pretty interesting daily video blog, Studio90. Today's edition shows that Germans seem to know more about David Hasselhof than their beloved sport.

6 comments:

Coach C said...

Studio 90 has been great while we have been in Germany - since all of the news is in German. We watched Germany-Costa Rica and Poland-Ecuador live today in the company of many yelling Germans.
I think they should start Kahn. . .what do you think?

Ben said...

I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw the goals. Lehmann kind of got hung out to dry, but I guarantee Kahn saves one of them.

Have you kicked one of the official WC balls? Those things are like superballs.

Paul said...

So what do I do with my bracket when there is an action-packed 0-0 tie? This never seemed to happen during March Madness so I don't know what to do.

Are there any other sports where you can play a whole game and not have a winner? For the love of competition, why is that permissible?

Please help me out here.

greg456 said...

Saturday's 0-0 (that's "nil, nil") game between T&T and Sweden was one of the more exciting games I've seen lately.

Anyone who thinks soccer is boring should go to youtube.com and type in "ronaldinho". (You would then have to actually WATCH the clips, which I would think would go without saying, but I realize that most soccer haters are American football fans, many of whom have hit their head a few times.)

Ben said...

Yeah, what Greg said. Exactly.

Paul,

You write down that it was a tie and give both teams 1 point, which is better than 0 but not as good as 3.

Coach C said...

Ties in soccer are better than the NFL and NCAA versions of overtime.

The churches we were in gave both teams an official WC ball. They are incredible. There have been several goals during this WC that I believe have benefitted from the new ball. The first goal by Germany against Costa Rica was definitely aided by the new balls construction. It's "knuckling" effect is incredible and spin is difficult to pick up.