Sunday, July 11, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion is...

Paul the Octopus!

Well actually it was Spain, but it was really a let down of a game.

The referee was card happy and just encouraged the theatrics on the field. During regulation play it looked like Spain's playbook ran along the lines that if you lose the ball just drop to the ground clutching your shins and roll around for a bit. The only player I had any respect for was the goalkeeper, Iker Casillas. He was utterly amazing and truly deserved being selected as the best World Cup goalkeeper.

As for good soccer match-ups, yesterday's game between Germany and Uruguay was the one to watch. The officiating was superior and there was almost none of the diving and theatrics that plagued today's final. It was an exciting to watch and really was "the beautiful game."

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