World Cup of Soccer 2006...
i only pay attention to professional soccer or football once every 4 years. it took me 12 years (3 world cups) to figure out the offside rule.
i love the world cup though.
prognosis #1: brasil vs. france... in the final game.
brasil is obvious. they are the montreal canadiens and new york yankees of football. would i cheer for the present day pele's? yup. at the drop of a hat. i don't care.
france, if i remember from previous world coupes is pretty good. they're pretty tough. i like that henry guy. i like that zidane guy as well. i hope he's still around. they have to finish tops in their group for this prediction to come to fruition, but i see no probs.
if france chokes, i have soft spots for the nederlands (because the most beautiful goal i ever did see was scored by the nederlands and orange is a fun colour), denmark (because of a danish girl i knew once), sweden (because of a swedish girl i knew once), and any african team (because they are the best dressed).
prognosis #2: brasil will be the 2006 world cup champions by 2 over france, with the last goal being a empty net goal.
canada's hockey, i mean soccer, team didn't qualify. so, like every other canadian immigrant (say 95 percent of us) i'll pick the team from the old country.
besides, like i said, brasil's pretty obvious.
supplementary prognosis: the pommes will choke once again... just wanted to get that one in. ha!
here's to lots mo tv watching and soccer hooligans!!!!!!!!!!