A Fatwa For Your World Cup
I propose "A coalition of the swilling," made up of football hooligans from all over the world. Armed to the teeth, they will go to Somalia and teach these servants of Satan that you don't mess with the World Cup...or it's fans.
Britain lost a young soldier was worked to death the next day for getting overexcited. This is serious stuff!
And now we are left with a final between two teams no self respecting...
Oh dear, better not stir up any more manic thoughts and deeds.
I agree TV is basically evil and I don't watch it, but the World Cup?!
and don't even TALK to me about the final game(s) - jeeze I mean WTF - okay stopping myself, its cartledge's fault, he got me thinking about Italy and France and and .... stop now... I just can't discuss it rationally.
My parents are from Portugal (actually, the Azores Islands which are part of Portugal and are located about 900 miles west of Portugal) and the various Portuguese communities in Massachusetts were just SO elated that Portugal made it to the semi-finals - especially since they weren't pegged to go this far. Everyone was watching futbol and enjoying themselves. It would have been nice to see them in the final game.
Here in Red Sox nation, we had a saying up until 2004, "Wait 'til next year". So, all I'm going to say about Portugal is "Wait 'til 2010" :)
Callooh, Cartledge... I feel your pain. Italy? France? What kind of a World Cup final is that. Oh well, you gotta root for Italy in my opinion. What do the French know about football?
Elsa, Portugal is a wonderful country. I visited in 2001 and could definitely have gotten behind them. France? Bah!
and de French? Thbbbt!! I did not know dey even 'ad a team. A bald 'eaded one at dat. Who could cheer for a bunch of baldie french men? I will not speak of dem again.
The Italians are much better looking anyway.
Not only that, my thugby team lost as well!
The plot has taken longer than expected, but is succeeding. For example, today the World Cup is covered extensively by the Mainstream Sports Media. And look at the number of kids who have joined secret futbol cells, known as "soccer teams"--and they even have their mothers drive them to and from the planning meetings! And it's all a stalking horse for the Military Sports Industrial Complex.
"But Mr_Blog," you may ask, "do you have any hard evidence for this 'Military Sports Industrial Complex'?" Yes I do: soccer balls are covered with Pentagons.
Elsa, I'd love it if Portugal beat Germany (though don't tell that the to the Frogette).
Mr_Blog, my god man, you're right! I never saw it before. Pentagons indeed.