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World Cup liveblogging

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on June 9, 2006

It’s hot here in the stadium in Munich, where I’m a little dot among 60,000 other dots.

The second half has just begun, and there’s a lot of action on the pitch – and in the stands. If only I actually understood the rules…

Still, Costa Rica are certainly giving Germany a run for their money…

(I wonder if this is the first ever blog entry from the middle of a world cup game? Thank goodness for Blackberry…)

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  1. desperance said,

    (I wonder if this is the first ever blog entry from the middle of a world cup game? Thank goodness for Blackberry…)

    Not if you waited for the second half. Betcha.

    And you didn’t give the score…!

  2. sbisson said,

    4-2 now…

    Am slightly concerned by the wandering female jazz band…

    (I suspect Germany will win)

  3. desperance said,

    Coo, golly, really?

    If I were you, I’d wander off after the jazz band. For the music, obviously. I like peregrinating musicians.

    I’d be watching the game myself, but the TV is Downstairs, where idleness waits; I am Upstairs, where work is performed. I call this conspicuous virtue, and it will last to the bottom of the bottle of wine. It will then be dinner-time, and Poland/Ecuador, and I will have a halo all around me. Life is good.

    So how many games will you actually get to see? (The phrase ‘lucky dog’ may be interpolated at this point, tho’ I decline to type it.)

  4. megadog said,

    What’s the game? Someone at work recently mentioned something about the “world cup” taking place soon but I can only assume they’re not talking about Rugby, Polo or Lacrosse.

  5. jaq said,

    The aim is to score more goals than the other side.

  6. desperance said,

    Oh, look, it’s just like lacrosse except that nobody has a stick and they’re not allowed to use their hands and there are just the two big nets and they’re static, either end of the field, and when the ball goes in that’s a goal, and that’s a good thing for one side and a bad thing for the other. Just like lax…

  7. megadog said,

    Surely it’s much easier to just bribe the referee/kidnap his entire family and hold them hostage so he awards the game in your favour… or to employ your team of skilled lobbyist-lawyers to get the definition of ‘goal’ redefined.

    These strategies avoid all that expensive hassle which traditionally comes with teams, players, leagues, stadia… and lets you get straight to the point – making a killing on the Hong Kong betting circuit.

  8. cobrabay said,

    I believe the first two methods you mention have been used in the past, along with the old favourite of torturing players if they lose, but they are now deprecated by FIFA as it could endanger sponsorship deals.

  9. sbisson said,

    Didn’t Honduras and El Salvador go to war over it once?


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