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Saturday, June 17, 2006

World Cup Live Blogging

US vs. Italy

6 minute mark: Long bouts of nothing happening that have characterized the first five minutes of the match continued in the sixth minute of the game.

17 minute mark: More minutes of non-excitement were broken by an actual shot on goal! Thrilling!

22 minute mark: Ahhh, noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... the Italians score! It's 1-nil. Very sad, very sad. Fortunately, it was only a 1 point goal, not one of the newfangled three-point shots.

28 minute mark: Gooooalllllllllllllllllllllllllllll! Zaccardo comes through to tie the game at 1! Serious excitement for, oh, at least 30 seconds there.

40 minute mark: Still more non-exciting bits where nobody scored and the ball got kicked around a lot. Riveting.

58 minute mark: Something happened, it's... oh... wait. Nope. Nothing. Sorry, thought something was going to happen there.

74 minute mark: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

90 minute mark: Game over. Oh wait, no. Extra time or some such. Not overtime, just extra. Continued extensive quantities of nothing going on.

93 minute mark: Game over. Officially this time.

90 plus minutes and the game ends in a tie. Wow, that rocks.

Yeah, I really can't figure out why this sport isn't catching on better in the U.S.


I watched a few minutes of Japan versus Croatia today. No scoring happened during the fifteen minutes or so before I turned the TV off. It sorta kinda seemed the Croatians were kinda keeping the ball down on offense, but it was hard to be sure.

Would have been nice to see a score or two for all that effort. The whole thing seemed like a running stalemate.
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