Sunday, July 09, 2006

Campioni Del Mondo!*



Bellisimo!

* Sorry spd. Shootout or not, I couldn't let that dreadful picture below be the only image to celebrate Italy's World Cup win.
Bravo, Italia!

15 comments:

spd rdr said...

Bravo Italia, indeed. They earned themselves a shot at the glory. My comments were not directed at Team Italy, but at rules that take the team of of a team sport. No offence intended.

And best regards to our favorite Italian on a very big day.

portia said...

I know they weren't spd, but I felt obliged to honor them with a bit more dignity:)

Winning on penalty kicks is a crap shoot. Losing on penalty kicks is a tough way to go down. Just ask Italy which lost the World Cup to France on penalties in '98, and to Brazil in '94. Maybe someday FIFA will change the rules but until then Italy's win counts!

He'll be celebrating for days. I'll pass on your good wishes when he surfaces.

spd rdr said...

Point well taken.

portia said...

That earned you a bottle of Grappa!

Cassandra said...

France played a better game, but then their only goal was a PK. So when you stop to think about it, Italy did *not* win on a PK.

Pppppphhhhtttt.

spd rdr said...

That's it.
I blink.
Thank God for baseball.

Pile On® said...

Regarding your previous comments spd, I could not disagree more.

The penalty kicks are quite compelling. The rest of the match....snoozefest.

camojack said...

Less watch, more do. That's my philosophy, such as 'tis.

I do watch the NFL sometimes...

portia said...

That's it.
I blink.
Thank God for baseball
.

Are you sure this comment doesn't belong on the jello thread below?

Cassandra said...

He does get very excited by soccer. I can tell, Portia, by the way he avoids the topic.

Cassandra said...

See? res ipsa loquitur. Or somethin' like that.

KJ said...

Soccer sucks.

But I'm glad Italy won this snoozefest.

Of course, France's penalty kick was a gift, and the offsides call that cost Italy a goal was likely BS as well.

Just confirming that soccer sucks.

Cassandra said...

You, sir, are nothing if not predictable.

KJ said...

I don't like to be unnecessarily complicated.

I consider unnecessary complication to be quite unmanly.

KJ said...

I just posted a complaint at tee bee's site for not having any world cup posts. I think she shows incredible insensitivity for the snub.