Those of you who know me, know how much I love soccer. I've been waiting four years for this event to come, and the first game doesn't disappoint. South Africa vs. Mexico. The first goal was a perfect left footer in the upper corner of the goal shot by Tshabalala of South Africa (isn't that a cool name?).
At this very moment they lead 1-0 and are second to the lowest ranked teams in these world cup games.
Only problem is it sounds like there are a million bees at the stadium because of some problem with their sound equipment.
If you've never watched world cup soccer, you should. It's amazing, the passing, the headers, the shots, plus soccer players are just hot. You have seen the cover of the latest Vanity Fair, right? (see pic at left) There is some drama. I love when they milk their injuries to run time off the clock.
And as I'm sitting here blogging, Mexico has just tied the game!! See, exciting!!
Well, I need to go, I'm missing the game. Makes me excited for my daughter's three indoor games tonight (even though I have to coach one of them, scary)
Current song on my iPod: When You Were Young by The Killers
Current read: Alchemy by my friend Mike Wood (yes I'm still reading it, I'm slow)
Current Watch: Duh, World Cup Soccer.
Quotes of the week:
Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that. ~ Bill Shankly
I fell in love with football as I would later fall in love with women: suddenly, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain it would bring. ~ Nick Hornby
Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man. ~ Pele
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I'd tell her I was going to school but I'd be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet. ~ Ronaldo