Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Omen

Je suis heureux que l'Espagne ait vaincu l'Allemagne. Pourquoi ?
The last major title that Spain won before today was also the European championship.

In 1964.

Someone else last won it all in 1964.

Hey, I'll take whatever I can get.


okjimm said...

I thought it was an ok match. Germany did not bring game.

64? Really? It was that recent?

American Hill BIlly said...

Honestly, I've never been into futbol, but Everyone here loves it. I am learning to like it as well........

Peace and Freedom

Unconventional Conventionist said...

As long as everybody drinks, beer, wine, I'm fine with it. Really. Beacuaase as you might suspect:

I got nothing.

Mauigirl said...

I like your way of connecting the two events - maybe your omen will work!

DivaJood said...

Spanish men are quite dishily handsome. I could learn to love futbol, if it is all Spain, all the time.

Anonymous said...

I have a thing for Castillas. Isn't he handsome? But seriously, the game was good and I'm glad ES won. Especially since it was their first.

La Belette Rouge said...

I was hoping to return from my slacker blogger vacation to find your blog filled with shoe posts and yet there is not a single on. Soccer shoe posts are acceptable. ;-)

Anonymous said...

You Cleveland fans have vivid imaginations and long memories. Has it really been that long since Cleveland won a football championship? Was Jim Brown on that team?

Dean Wormer said...

Also the Gulf of Tonkin incident happened in 64 so we can blame Browns fans for Vietnam. I know it's a stretch, but no moreso than your own.

okjimm said...

Aha! The causal link! Gulf of Tonkin.....Cleveland Brown fans....Vietnam War.....!!!

Whew......see, that is why the Cavaliers CANNOT win a championship...... the direct reaction might be an invasion of Canada.... and then, who knows! A hockey game could break out!!!!

susan said...

I happened to be living in London the only time the Brits won the World Cup.. it was a time of drunken insanity and fountain diving. Futbal fans are a very crazy bunch.

btw - You won an Artie..

fairlane said...

What I want to know is, what the Fuck happened to our Indians?

I know that Fucking mascot is a Jinx, but come on, even the Braves, with their Idiotic chant, won a world series.

b said...

I so love the European enthusiasm (mania) for soccer! I am getting more into soccer but still... is it too early to say that i'm SO LOOKING FORWARD to football season, which is not that far away?! :)

Misssed you!

pissed off patricia said...

Okay. Whatever and such as.

Since once again I am clueless, I'll just sit here on the couch and read what the others have to say.

Randal Graves said...

okjimm, no they didn't. Spain could have easily scored another couple of goals.

AHB, I like it. I always chuckle at die-hard baseball fans who call it boring. Um, ever watch a 1-0 pitchers' duel? "That's not boring!"
Well, neither is this.

UC, nothing is underrated. I'm a big proponent of nothing.

mauigirl, I would assume that it would because, well, why wouldn't it, but then I realized where I live.

diva, leave all the Spanish ladies for me, and we have a plan!

FOT, I'm just glad to see a new team win. Even Brazil has fallen on some, for them, hard times.

LBR, I'm sorry that this shot has no shoes in it. If I still had my soccer cleats from high school, I could do a post on that. ;-)

spartacus, yes, it has been that long. I was still years away from being a zygote. And the Mighty Jim Brown was indeed on that team.

dean, so you're saying that because we didn't let Johnny U. win the title, we escalated Vietnam? Oh shit, Jim Brown set a then-NFL rushing record in 1963. Jim Brown caused JFK's assassination! Dammit, we suck!

okjimm, precisely why the Cavs should win a championship! We bask in the glory of a shiny Larry O'Brien trophy, invade Canada, and get more hockey on the tube! Everyone wins!

susan, ah, '66, jolly ole England, the birthplace - or at least the refinement - of hooliganism. Those crazy suckers make football fans seem meek and mild by comparison.

An Artie Lange?

fairlane, exactly! Thank you! Is there some One Racist Logo Only rule? And hell, at least WE don't do that stupid chant.

b, training camps begin THIS MONTH!

And hey, next time, all you Francophiles, don't meet up on the west coast. ;-)

POP, I bitched about politics today. Though I did mention a little about sports, and for that, I am sorry. But I also mentioned booze!