Friday, July 02, 2010


Well, after today I think the folks in Toronto ought to pack it in, because pretty much all their favorite World Cup teams have been eliminated. Brazil lost to the Netherlands 2-1, which means the five-time champions are now the latest squad to go back to their home country in total disgrace, just like Italy, France and England (right) before them.

The loss also gets rid of Toronto's entire Portuguese community in the World Cup. It also means Torontonians, already a pathetic bunch because they have been waving flags for countries other than Canada throughout this World Cup, have been pretty much reduced to sitting on the sidelines in disgust along with the rest of the world. It serves these un-Canadian bandwagon-jumpers right.

And Ghana blew it against Uruguay. A handball by Uruguay to save a sure goal in the dying seconds of overtime put them into penalty and gave Ghana a freebie free kick that Asamoah Gyan should have easily put in the back of the net to win the game for Ghana. Instead, he missed it, and Uruguay went on to win 4-2 in the penalty kick shootout! What a way to lose. It's almost as bad as the Riders putting too many men on the field in the Grey Cup.

Tomorrow Argentina takes on Germany, and then Spain meets Paraguay in the other matchup. Getting a lot of attention is a rabid Paraguay fan named Larissa Riquelme, a gorgeous Latin American model, who has pledged to run naked in the streets if Paraguay wins the World Cup.

In other related news, Argentina coach Diego Maradona pledges to run naked if his team wins. That promises to be a sight for sore eyes. If Argentina wins the World Cup, then God help us all.

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