Thursday, June 22, 2006

My gut tells me...

Italy 2, Czech Republic 0
USA 1, Ghana 1

Italy and Ghana progress. I hope I'm wrong, but in my heart of hearts, I believe that Italy and Ghana are the two best sides in the group (at least as the Czechs are presently constituted without a healthy striker).

11 comments:

peacedog said...

We need two goals now. My gut says keep Mcbride in, because he is so versatile.

Jacob said...

Minus that sketchy penalty kick, you are a prediction god.

Tim said...

What the heck was Bruce thinking? A 4-5-1 in a game the U.S. has to win? Leaving Eddie Johnson, the freshest American player, on the bench until the 60th minute? Ridiculous.

Mr. Pink said...

I thought this blog was "Braves and Birds" - Atlanta sports teams. Who cares about a communist game anyway?

Anonymous said...

I think the "communist" charge is unfair. Since when has a commie country ever actually done anything in soccer? Heck, the England fans sing "God Save the Queen" at their games. Marx wouldn't have dug that.

-Carc

Mr. Pink said...

Alright, socialist then. I think it was Marx who called soccer the opiate of smelly Europeans and espn talking heads. But my history is a little rusty

Michael said...

Compare European soccer, which is a completely free market in which the richest teams can purchase the best players, and the NFL, which is a perfect illustration of a command economy in which choice is stringently limited, and then get back to us on whether soccer is for socialists. Or just ask Silvio Berlusconi, right-wing former PM in Italy and owner of AC Milan.

Mr. Pink said...

Point taken Michael. Its still boring though. When they start nailing the midfielder between the shoulderblades when he takes a pass I'll start watching.

Michael said...

Apparently, you never got to see Vinne Jones play.

Mr. Pink said...

actually watched a little saturday of brazil & france. It wasn't bad but 1/2 hour every 4 years and I've had my fill.

My beef really is not the sport. I just resent the way espn hypes it constantly and pretends the nhl doesn't exist anymore because they don't televise it (communist rock at hockey btw).

Anonymous said...

Phil Steele takes it up the ass every day and he is terrible at college footballl predictions. Do not buy his magazine whatever you do please!!!(dave corrigan loves cock in the ass)