Monday, June 19, 2006


That's it. The Australia game was bad enough but after the Croatia match, I'm ready to jump ship. Maybe I'll support Sweden or France. Might as well support Brazil, as that's easiest on my nervous system.

I couldn't believe my eyes when Kawaguchi missed a ball rolling toward him at about 2 meters an hour. Thank god it didn't coast into the goal. All the Japan players would have had to remain in Germany as immigrants indefinitely, if they allowed that to happen.

Can someone please tell me what is going on with Japan? Don't they want to win? They do realize this is the World Cup, right?

At least Japan hasn't resorted to the kind of bad form displayed in the Italy vs. U.S.A. match, when refs were handing out red cards like it was going out of style. Both teams were unsportsmanlike, but Italy had the good sense to at least act sorry about the brouhaha afterwards. The U.S. team and media, on the other hand, can't get over how proud they are that their boys have risked life and limb for their country. It's a SOCCER GAME, people.

And then there was that one U.S. player who made some comment about "being here for war". That's it, buster. Way to win U.S. allies on the world stage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

um yum-- must get on the World Cup action-- am much behind-- a fairweather fan-- come in for the semi-finals . .


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