Thursday, June 22, 2006

USA is out!

No, the whole country is not coming out. But, we did have a lousy showing at the World Cup. I thought Croatia looked good too but they do not move to next round. Brazil kicks ass, as expected, but let us hope someone makes this a true match!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The world in a cup

The Fèdèration Internationale de Football World Cup is one of my all time favorite things in the world. To me, soccer (football to the rest of the world) is the most athletic and true sportsman game of all games. Two halves of 45 nonstop minutes, running up and down 100 yards in order to put a little ball into a fairly large goal only to find it is not so easy. Oh yeah, and you can only use your feet. It takes coordination, endurance, and a great deal of effort. It is a truly inspiring event when this is done between professional teams. When it occurs between 32 different countries, it becomes a game of spirit and significance. It does not matter who wins, at least not to me, but it is the game that I enjoy and the international cooperation that I relish.

I do not really like the logo for 2006. Too cheery and that's saying something coming from me. However, to my pleasant surprise, google comes through again. I love that they celebrate international holidays and obscure personalities. That they honor the world cup makes me love them even more.