June 17, 2006

Sports Saturday

ITEM: Today it's the USA soccer team vs. Italy at the World Cup. Here's the situation: After getting spanked by the Czech Republic 3-0 in their first game, the Americans need to win at all costs to keep (a good) hope alive for advancement into the Round of 16. Bad news: the Americans have never beaten Italy. Worse news: the Americans have never beaten a European team on European soil.

Game time: Approx. 2:55pm.

ITEM: Tiger Woods missed his first cut in a major golf event ("major" meaning one of the four premiere golf tournaments -- the Masters, the US Open, the British Open, and the PGA Tournament) yesterday at the US Open. Woods had taken an inordinate amount of time off since his father had died. Unfortunately, the lay-off showed. Tiger was constantly in trouble off the tee, and at Winged Foot golf course the rough means "rough."

ITEM: Former golf great David Duval surprised everyone yesterday at the US Open by posting only the second round under par of the first two days of the tournament. Duval's game had become completely dismantled the last five+ years or so after he was ranked #1 in the world.

ITEM: The Philadelphia Phillies SUCK! 'Nuff said.

ITEM: Jerry Stackhouse has been suspended from game 5 of the NBA Finals due to his flagrant hard foul of Shaquille O'Neal in game 4. This seriously affects the Mavericks' chances of winning the game. My question: Who the hell really cares??

ITEM: My daughter was selected as an all-star representative from her softball team!

UPDATE: The US soccer team tied Italy, 1-1. The match featured some of the worst officiating of all time. The US had to play two players short due to one PREPOSTEROUS red card call. The good news is that the US is still alive. They have to beat Ghana on Thursday, and hope that Italy beats the Czech Republic. If both of these happen, the US advances along with the Italians.

Posted by Hube at June 17, 2006 10:08 AM | TrackBack

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Given the drubbing that Ghana gave the Czechs things don't look good for the US. Likely the Czechs will bounce (pun intended) back and beat Italy and the US will be lucky to get a draw w/ Ghana.

Posted by: Duffy at June 19, 2006 09:55 AM

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