Sunday, July 09, 2006

World Cup Final

Two thoughts on today's Italy-France World Cup Final. First, is it just me or does France's Zinedine Zidane remind you of Mark Messier when he was on the New York Rangers? Maybe it's because they are both bald and that they both are/were captains and led their teams to victory at/near the end of their respective careers.

Not sure who to root for today? Here's some advice. Do not cheer for Italy just because you think it will make the U.S. look better for tying them in the first round. It won't make a difference. Back in February, we had a Super Bowl party that was planned well before we knew the Steelers would be playing. There was an acquaintance who cheered for Seattle (in a Steelers home!) because he felt like it would be better for his team, the Washington Redskins, because they lost to the Seahawks in the playoffs. Stupid argument! (Plus he was very lucky that I didn't kick him out.)

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