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Four More Years…

Posted 2010.07.12 8.39 in Pointless Blather, Sports

Well it’s over. After England went out, I ended up rooting for the Netherlands. So I’m disappointed that the Oranje got so far, only to lose out in the end.

They had a good run though, with a nice long winning-streak before it all came to an end yesterday at Soccer City.

Well, perhaps 2014 will be the year. Or who knows, maybe England will do better next time around.

World Cup 2010!

Posted 2010.06.07 9.55 in Sports

It’s almost that time again – World Cup football. I’m not really a fan, don’t know or follow any teams or leagues, don’t know or care who’s who. But once every four years, I’m all interested in it.

I’ve found the schedule for tv coverage in Canada, the only downside is being on the other side of the world, some of the game times are at odd hours. 7:30 in the morning? Dang. Still, if you can’t see it live, you can watch the rerun later I guess.

CBC World Cup 2010 Coverage

Go England!

That’s it for four more years.

Posted 2006.07.09 0.00 in Sports

Boooo!

Italy won in a penalty shootout. France had all the best chances in the second half, and in the extra time.

Oh well. Maybe 2010 will be England’s year.

Who knows, maybe Canada will even get into the first round.

World Cup 2006
Photo from FIFA/Yahoo

World Cup Final

Posted 2006.07.09 0.00 in Sports

Just 10 minutes to kickoff of the final match of World Cup 2006. Call me crazy but I think I was having more fun in the first round.

Back then, you had 2 or 3 matches a day, and you had all the countries playing, and you had the different groups each with their separate struggles for position.

The quarters, semis, and finals, you just have the one game, one result, and that’s it. Tense, exciting, emotional…but not as much fun.

Well, that’s my opinion, anyhow.

Who am I cheering on? Well in the semis, I had to weigh the four teams like this:
My alltime favorite wines right now are Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner. So Germany was my #1 favorite.
I am fond of Bordeaux, some Burgundies, and much of the Midi wines. So France was my #2 favorite.
I do enjoy my Ports now and then, especially a nice Madiera, so Portugal would have been my #3, except they beat England!
And finaly, Italy makes a lot of wine, but I only really like the Valpolicellas and Amarones.

In other words, yesterday I was cheering for Germany, and today I cheer for France.

Enjoy the match!

FIFA World Cup 06

France vs Italy
Photo from FIFA/Yahoo

Some Helpful World Cup Links

Posted 2006.06.25 0.00 in Sports

For my own use as much as anybody elses, here are two links I’ve been using over and over again to follow the World Cup action:

FIFAWorldCup.com

TSN/Sportsnet Schedule