Right now I'm suffering hard at work but i managed to stay up all night watching all 3 games this morning. Although i did snooze off during the second half of the Spain v. Paraguay game, all the rest i lived and enjoyed. I am NOT a fan of futbol, but i admit last night was lots of fun, first trying to fight my sleep because i dared myself is always cool, but the games, wow, they were awesome. Nigiria v. Sweden was my favorite because they were out there making up plays, improvising and running on fumes and heart the last 15 minutes, lots of crazy plays. Spain v. Paraguay not settled till the second half, which i missed some, but from the replays i saw when i heard the screaming gooooooooooool, it was a pretty good game. The vibe of the England v Argentina was unbelievable, I could feel the fans just going crazy through the TV, especially after the penelty kick...awesome. All in all a 2 liter Coke, some left over taco bell dobladilla's, Univision's play by play anouncers and my room made for a great sporting morning...now somebody please hand me some advils.
(edited by MedallaGuy on 7.6.02 1522) SavioVega4Life
Yup ... this was definitely the best night of football since, oh probably Sunday the 2nd's games. Three really good open, clean games.
I feel so sorry for Nigeria. A ton of talent, they play an open attacking game, but they are done for the tourney. Nigeria in 2006!
Spain/Paraguay was all kinds of entertaining. Back and forth action for most of the game ... this may just be the year Spain sheds its underachieving ways.
The atmosphere for England/Argentina was terrific. It was obvious that this was a huge game, and it had the feel of a quarter-final game. A good win for the Englanders, but if they try and sit on a lead like they did in this game against a side like Italy or Brazil, they will be burnt to a crisp.
A few hours sleep till Slovenia and South Africa and then Italy/Croatia. Brazil/China for dessert. It should be two good competative games followed by Brazil's best Harlem Globetrotter imitation ... I can't wait.
Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean; The Messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen.
Not only should there not be more teams, there should not be more regular season games. The talk of going 17 to 18 games is maddening. More teams or more games would dilute the pool of talent way too much, there are already enough crappy teams.