ok. enough econ bullshit. let's get some important blabbing underway.
World Cup 2006.
I thought about putting my whole wad on Brasil at 3 to 1, but decided that was boring and too easy, so i've got a third of my money on the Czech Republic at 18 to 1, another third of my money on Spain at 15 to 1, a sixth of my stake on Croatia at 40 to 1 and a sixth on the Ukraine at 35 to one.
What will be the biggest suprise? Anyone going? I just heard that the Preservation Pub is going to present two games a day.... My next door neighbors are going to TIVO the games and show them at 7 pm since their clientele doesn't generally get off work until 5 or 6....
Here's to a great tournament which still transcends the corporate-mega-state. The past grudges, the collective memory, the wars, the nationalism, all on a 120 by 70 pitch! Pretty interesting really.
Oh yea, there's the skill too.