Monday, June 28, 2010

Random World Cup Comments

- I'm not enough of an expert to comment on the overall quality of the officiating, but FIFA's reluctance to use technology for goal line reviews is mystifying. The type of reviews that they do in the NHL don't seem to detract much from the flow of the game, and it seems like, this being your sport's premier event and all, that you would want the focus of the public discussion to be on the quality of play, not the officiating.

- That was quite a ride by the U.S. team, and it was damn near heartbreaking to see them lose on Saturday. But as the saying goes, when you live by the sword, you die by the sword, and falling behind in every game was bound to catch up with them eventually. Too bad, since this was their best chance in years to make it to the semifinals.

- Argentina vs. Germany? Netherlands vs. Brazil? Those are matchups worthy of a final, and from what I've seen, they could go either way. And even though I picked Netherlands to go all the way, I won't violate my long-standing rule of always rooting for a South American team against a European team. Besides, how awesome would a Brazil-Argentina final be? One for the ages, that's for sure.

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