Thursday, June 08, 2006

Sports: The World Cup of Soccer Bracketology

This blog is not the most friendly to the game of soccer. 8-0

However, as a culture blog, the World Cup does warrent at least a modest (very!) attempt at you heard it hear first soothsaying!

So here you go in case you actually have a pool going and have brackets to fill out today!

For entertainment purposes only, past performance is not an indicator of future results ...

Round of 16
A1 - Germany - got to believe the home team will do well!
B2 - Paraguay - somewhere in South America right? South Americans are good at soccer.
UPDATE: I guess this particular S. Am team wasn't very good... they are 0-2 and have been mathematically eliminated!

C1 - Argentina - they are a traditional powerhouse
D2 - Angola - I visited Botswana which is a neighbor!

E1 - Czech - an ESPN analyst really likes them
F2 - Australia - got to root for the team from the land of kangaroos and koalas

G1 - Korea - my upset special!
H2 - Ukraine - nice looking color scheme on the flag

B1 - England - fanatic fans = good team
A2 - Costa Rica - want to visit there someday
UPDATE: Still want to visit there someday but the team went 0-3! 8-(

D1 - Mexico - that many fans must know something
C2 - Serbia/Montenegro - two countries coming together as one, how sweet!
UPDATE: 0-2 and eliminated already!

F1 - Brazil - I suppose the only stone cold lead pipe lock of the tournament?
E2 - USA - A Homer pick, doh!
UPDATE: Barely kicking. Next match: Ghana. Ghana really took it to the Czechs and look tough to beat.

H1 - Spain - bullfighting? soccer? same skill set, no?
G2 - Switzerland - I heard one of the French players got hurt so Swiss sneak in

Quarterfinals:
Germany vs. Argentina
Czech vs. Korea
England vs. Mexico
Brazil vs. Spain

Semi-Finals
Germany vs. Czech
Mexico vs. Brazil

Finals
Czech vs. Brazil

2006 World Cup Champs: Czech pull off the greatest upset in Cup history with an overtime win!!

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