Saturday, July 08, 2006

Germany - Portugal 3rd Place Game, Today

Christiano Ronaldo's wink after Wayne Rooney's red card made him the #1 enemy of football fans in England
Update: Apparently has crashed; here's another pic of the now infamous wink

Our long ecstatic month of football comes to an end tomorrow. Today we have the most meaningless game of the tournament, the third place game. Here are a few entertaining links:

My favorite World Cup blog: Who Ate All The Bratwurst?

Which has spawned a Premiership blog: Who Ate All The Pies?

A close second favorite of newly discovered soccer blogs: Footie Girl

Bora Milutinovic
, by far the most entertaining US National Team coach, sighted in Germany

An explanation of how Franz Beckenbauer became known as Der Kaiser

I'll be watching said third place game on Univision today, because on returning to the US I found that the commenters at the New York Times blog are correct; Dave O'Brien and Marcelo Balboa are horrible. Even the Wall Street Journal has weighed in with criticism of ESPN's decision to foist upon us announcers who don't know soccer or can't speak intelligently of the beautiful game. A pox on ESPN's house.


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