This post is dedicated to Iceman. A fantastic, prolific and funny blogger who is a regular visitor to Spin Assassin.
I can't remember when the World Cup ended. I can't be bothered to look it up. For me the World Cup ended with a single goal from the champion team Spain against Portugal. This is something that Iceman takes peculiar joy in. I'm not sure why.
I'll indulge you though. Lets run with it for today. Lets talk some soccer.
The first thing to say about soccer is that I'm not really a fan. I am during the World Cup so long as either Portugal or Canada gives me a chance to cheer. When both are out so am I. Its a bit like luge or skeleton in an off Olympic year. I don't hate these sports. I'm just kind of disinterested until our National honour is on the line.
When it comes to Team Canada I'll yell myself hoarse even if its just ping pong.
So when my surrogate country, the land of my forebears, Portugal, routes North Korea 7-0 I think I'm justified in being very happy about it. Iceman doesn't think so. Iceman thinks Brazil's 2-1 match with North Korea is more enjoyable.
It was the only game where the offense actually showed up. They had stellar defense for sure. The Portuguese goal keeper was a brick wall all through their short run. It also made for some very boring games with no offense.
Me I like a good route. The next federal election will be a route and I will be just as happy if not more so.