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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Soccer Burgers

It may be a little late, but I thought the concept of the game was hilarious:

I can't believe that there are people out there who still defend Ronaldo, most of whom don't know a whit about soccer anyway. The last World Cup should have proved beyond a shadow of doubt that he is perhaps the world's most overrated player, with the possible exception of Beckham. (Incidentally, England's new Coach, Steve McLaren, has proven himself very wise indeed by not only revoking Beckham's captaincy, but scrapping him altogether. Bravo!)

For you Zidane fans, there are flash games out there wherein you must headbutt as many opponents in the chest as possible. I still don't care what anyone says: Zidane should've known better, and he deserves everything that comes to him, including infamy. I don't want to hear anymore peruile, baby excuses!

And by the way, the French (as well as other teams) have mastered the art of diving and theatrics as well, so don't just pin it on the Italians. The french penalty in the final was the worst one called ever (except perhaps Torres' against Ukraine), and Henry faked a few injuries himself. Don't even get me started on the Portuguese: they have some excellent players, but man do they dive!!

For those of you who still think France should've won (I've got nothing against France, btw), consider this: they couldn't do anything but score 2 penalties in the semi-final and final, and they got pretty good at headbutting people in the chest. Does this mean they deserved to win? Their win against Portugal game was terribly boring. They have some excellent players, don't get me wrong, and I hate penalties as much as the next guy, but let's give credit where it's due.


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